One thing I have been dealing with lately is lack of support. I’m finding myself in a place where friends and even family are ” too busy” to have a conversation with me let alone offer up support for my weight loss or this new blogging hobby of mine.
Lack of support can kill motivation, not only in myself, but I’m sure others as well. My secret-to working through it- keep it a secret! If they don’t know about it, they can’t squash it. Now I’m not saying cut people out of your life, what I’m saying is change how you talk to people. Instead of being all excited about losing 10 pounds and wanting to tell the whole world- change the dialogue to – well I’ve been watching what I eat. That’s that– I had someone say to me oh you lost weight and I was so excited that someone noticed and I said yes I went on a diet and lost 10 pounds- response- Oh good- why don’t you lose some more. Another response when I mentioned I lost 10 pounds was ” you are just going to put it back on anyway”
Instead of letting that get me down I was determined to NOT put it back on- and by the way I haven’t! This experience has helped me weed out the people in my life that do not share my enthusiasm for making my life better. I have been so disappointed in some of the people around me, but I’ve realized that I can only control how I feel. And for you all thinking- I can’t believe she just wrote that-what are those people going to say- you have no worries- They have been too busy to even look at my blog, let alone sign up to be a reader.
The motivation in all this- I have found support in places I never thought, I also am reminded that some people will support me no matter what (thanks Wally for signing up for my mommy blog) I also know that what I say to myself is more important then what anybody else can say to me.
So- for this week- do it for yourself, whether it is writing, exercising, buying a new pair of shoes, or dancing around in your kitchen. Do it just for you.