It was so empowering to see you all yesterday and share your results after just one week. What was even more influential was the smiles that I saw on your faces as you shared your one week progress with each other. As I have read the blogs (and more and more people have been posting since you were scolded...haha), I have noticed one thing. THE POWER THAT WE HAVE WHEN WE STICK TOGETHER AS A GROUP!
This made me think. We have talked about sabotaging thoughts, well how about sabotaging people! Who are the people you spend most of the time with? The answer for most of us is simple, our families! Most of the time, our families do not mean to sabotage our goals, however, they can do it without even knowing. I shared with you that it was very hard for me at home. Having a pregnant wife with cravings and sickness when eating certain foods has made it very difficult. This morning, she made my day. She was heading out to the grocery store, which in recent history has not been a good thing for me. She would come home with pretzels, breads, basically alot of stuff i could not eat, and it was downright deflating. Before she left today she told me she was getting back on the Paleo train!
We all do not have people willing to eat the way we do, or go to the gym with us. So here is my thought and advice to you. If you have these people in your home, that may be "accidentally stubborn" with your new lifestyle, you need to make them aware. Aware of why you are doing this. Aware of how the environment and comments may be sabotaging. Aware of how much you love them and want to be around the. And make them aware of how this journey is not only going to impact you in a positive way, but them as well. You cant do this alone. You have us at the gym whenever you need. You have your bracelet to look at whenever the need arises. However, we are not with you when you get home from work. We are not with you before you go to bed at night. Those you love and live with are. Making them aware, and having their support come come down, simply put, to you succeeding or failing. You have come so far in just this one week! Sit down with those people and make them AWARE!
Please share your thoughts and advice for those who may be struggling with this same issue. How would you deal with this? How have you dealt with this? Remember, positive is powerful!