Here’s the thing, we are all literally in this together.
Navigating nutrition is hard.
Losing weight and keeping it off – hard.
Figuring out what approach is going to be right for you, sticking to it every week, standing back up after you fall, not getting frustrated or impatient, refraining from throwing the scale through the wall – these are all really hard things to do some days.
You want to feel heard and understood. You want to feel accepted and supported.
Of course you do!
We all want that in our lives.
The trouble is, sometimes when you set a lofty goal that requires you to make some pretty significant life changes you can sometimes end up feeling a little…lost.
The people you used to go for Wednesday night wings with aren’t game for switching this outing to Wednesday night yoga.
The friends you used to drink with on the weekend don’t understand why you are limiting yourself to one or two glasses of wine all of a sudden instead of your typical three or six.
So what are you going to do? You love these people, are you supposed to just not see them anymore?
No, of course not.
But you do need to find your weight loss tribe.
Finding Your Tribe
Step One: Make yourself a priority.
Recognize that just because you decided to make changes doesn’t mean that your friends also want to make changes. If you want them to respect your decision, you need to also respect theirs. Do not push your resolutions onto other people – you have enough to worry about in yourself.
That doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t have the conversation with them about what it is you are doing. More important to that is explaining to them WHY you’re doing it. If they are truly good friends they will support you.
Step Two: Do you.
Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and do what you need/want to do. If you have already completed step one this becomes a whole lot easier.
Step Three: Find your weight loss tribe.
These are people who are standing in your shoes, who understand and can relate to your struggles, and who will celebrate your little wins with you. People who understand how big of a deal it was that you didn’t eat that second slice of cake and also people who will push you to keep going when you did.
These people are your true supporters. Sure, you can go it alone. A lot of people do. But wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to?
If you’re not sure of where to look, social media is a really great place to start. There are people like you looking for their tribe everywhere on social platforms.
In fact, next week I am launching my 6 Weeks to Love Yourself Naked Challenge for people in search of their tribe, customized nutritional guidance and support, and weekly lessons that will take you by the hand and walk you through every step of the process.
If you’re ready to go, I’m ready to support the hell out of you. Click here to learn more.
Take control of your weight loss, overcome barriers you have faced in the past that have prevented you from succeeding, develop a deeper more positive relationship with food and with yourself, and ultimately kick-start your year in a really bad-ass way.
What happens for you if nothing changes a year from now? You don’t want to see this same challenge pop up in your feed and wish you had started it in 2018.
Your tribe is waiting.
Join our 6 Weeks to Love Yourself Naked Challenge now