SABOTAGERS….THEY DO EXIST

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Not long after you make a commitment to being healthy, you begin to hear things like “still obsessed with working out?”, “eat something you’re too thin,” “one piece of cake isn’t going to kill you.”  Now, if you’re new to this commitment of working out and eating healthier, this reaction to the new you may throw you and in some cases make you feel badly about yourself.  This is exactly what those comments are meant to do.     Hard to believe, right?  How could anyone get down on you for making your health a priority?!  Sounds crazy, but it happens.  Rather than those around you congratulating you or being happy that you are improving on yourself, they seem, well, down right snarky and rude.  And it happens all the time.  The more often it happens the better you’ll be able to recognize it and avoid their finely spun trap.     The truth is these people are projecting their insecurities onto you.  Somehow you getting healthier threatens them.  Their image of themselves and how they feel you must perceive them is the basis of this insecurity.  Rather than feel happy for you, they have to sabotage you or make you feel like you’re the crazy one, so that they can feel better about themselves and the fact they don’t have the willpower to do what you’re doing.   When these comments are made to you, realize it has nothing to do with you.  Don’t let them sabotage you and your goals.  Don’t give in to the pressure of eating something you don’t want to and keep working out.  Eventually, you’ll be able to laugh their comments off, especially when you’re looking in the mirror at the firmer healthier sexier you.

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