Friday, February 22, 2013

Who Do You Hang Out With?

Did you know that the people you choose to hang out with will be what you become? It's true!
Now, this can be good or bad in all aspects of life but especially when it comes to eating right and living a healthy lifestyle. Have you ever had that family get-together where everyone gets to bring their favorite appetizer or side dish? Maybe it's one of those things where you're planning to splurge a little bit on this particular occasion? Or maybe you had intentions of eating very clean and sticking with only the healthy choices, but when you saw everyone else dishing up the bad, you thought why not?! I know I have been guilty of this.
It's very easy to mold ourselves into the people we hang around with. It's like teenagers and peer pressure. How much pestering will it take before you give in? How much negativity to the brain will it take? What about not seeing results and progress? All these things, if not carefully monitored, can lead to disaster.
On the flip side, what happens when we surround ourselves with those that our motivating to us. Who build us up. Who inspire you to make good choices. Who encourage us to be the best we can be. We want to become that person, right?
For me, being healthy has become a way of life. It's who I am these days. I'm not saying every day is perfect or even every week or even every month. I'm human. I have my moments. But overall I have made the choice (as everything we do is surrounded by choice) to live my life as healthy as I can. I want to live to see my children married and to experience and play with the grandchildren that will be brought into this world for me to enjoy. I so enjoy being active and able to do things I haven't done in the whole 40 years I've been alive.
I hope God sends each one of you daily reminders of how remarkable and special you are, and that for Him, you will have the desire and admiration to become the best YOU, you can become. The YOU that attracts others to want to be in your presence. I know what it's like to feel down in the dumps and unmotivated and sad about who I am but I also know what it's like to feel like I'm on top of the world and worth more than I ever could have imagined!

(Literally on top of the world with some of my favorite people!)

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  1. These are some great thoughts! During my weight loss journey I know I have had to set my self away from some friends who weren't supportive, or didn't like my knew way of life. It's a constant struggle to fight for change.

  2. Right on girl. Which is why my best friends are either runners like me or fitness orientated. We keep each other going:)

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