Good friends are like a sports bra...
It's true! Good friends give you support when you need it most. Losing weight and getting healthy are goals that many of us strive for every single day. In order to accomplish these goals and grasp them with both hands, we put in every drop of sweat and energy. What pains me is when I see people putting in every effort that they can when they are training only to go home without a drop of support from others. I have said before that when making the decision to become a healthy person, you need to also become a little selfish. You have to do this for yourself and no one else. This has to be for you. No matter what, other people will always disappoint you at some point. So you need to be healthy for yourself. That being said, everyone needs support. Whether that support comes from strangers in an online forum, a personal trainer, or elsewhere, it is needed. But the most important place to have support is at home. Your home is supposed to be a place where you can let all of your guards down and just be yourself. Cry, scream, let your frustrations out and have someone to help you stay focused on why you are going through these struggles.
When you are working in the right direction, you cannot be taken off track by those nay-sayers who do not see the light at the end of your tunnel. You have to live clean. You eat clean. You train clean. You also need to live clean. That means keeping positive and motivating people in your life. Anyone who tries to derail you is only holding you back from your true potential. You need to stay motivated at all times. Living a healthy lifestyle is just that: a lifestyle! It encompasses every aspect of your life. Those cookies in the back of your pantry need to be thrown out. There are only two ways they are going to leave your kitchen: you are either going to eat them or you are going to throw them out. Eating them is not an option as that will only take you farther away from you goal. So throw them out! Suck it up. Clean house. If something is not helping you, it is hurting you.
Every aspect of your life is due to the choices and attitudes that you have. If you choose to keep unhealthy food, habits or people in your life, that is the life that you are allowing yourself to live. Clean up your life to clean up your body. A clean life is a happy life. A clean body is a happy body. Let's get clean and happy!