Judgement for your commitment

Whether it’s snarky comments about your commitment to healthy eating,

doubtful looks from friends and family who don’t believe you can stick with it. Or the food pusher who just won’t leave you alone. Most people who’ve started their health and fitness journey, have experienced one or more of those scenarios. Is this you? Facing judgement for your commitment?

And these events can be absolutely detrimental to one’s commitment if we’re not careful.

It is a step in our journey we so often forget. Who you are surrounded by can really determine whether you succeed or not. The reason I’m sharing this with you today is because I want you to be prepared when these things start showing up.

Expecting the unexpected is one of the best ways to navigate situations like this. Especially at this point of the year where you may be looking towards your New Years resolutions, or maybe you have decided to commit to your healthy eating ways through the holidays.

So why would friends and loved ones be seemingly interested in sabotaging your health and success?

Well, simply put – it really has nothing to do with you. It’s their own insecurities coming out and being projected on you. Please always remember this! It might even be their fear coming out around what it means for their relationship with you if you change. Your changing can make people around you a little bit uneasy for various reasons that have nothing to do with whether your growth is good for you or not.

Maybe you want to look back on a previous blog post about – The value of Fit Friends and creating a supportive community?

It could even be plain jealousy.

Didn’t think about that did you? Whatever the case may be, be prepared and know that it truly has nothing to do with you. Even though you’re the one facing judgement for your commitment. You don’t have to take the food from the food pusher. “No, I’m good” is a perfectly acceptable response. You don’t have to fall to judgmental eyes out of fear of rejection/isolation. You’re getting healthy for YOU and everyone in your life benefits from that – remember this if things ever get super tough in this department and at this time of the year.

I really hope this helps you keep marching on in your journey!

Remember this is YOUR journey! If you have any friends who need to hear this right now, please do share this with them! And let me know by commenting below if this was of any help to you.

Here’s to wrapping up 2019 and starting 2020 as your healthiest YOU.


Isilda Da Costa is a personal trainer and women’s fitness specialist who, if she isn’t at the gym training, is busy researching the most up to date information for growing those muscles. She has combined her love of everything healthy by being a health coach in her own health shop in Swaziland. Follow along on @izzy.healthandfitness

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