I’m NOT Sorry
I’m not sorry that I have chosen to make a change that is going to give my family and myself a better quality of life. I’m not sorry that my eating choices might make you think twice about what you are eating. I’m not sorry that I am really excited about what P90X and Beachbody has allowed me to do. I’m NOT sorry that this is my life now!
Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not going out and rubbing this in everyone’s face, but as adults you shouldn’t feel threatened by other people’s choices. If you are taking a double take at your lunch as you see mine, maybe you should take time to pause and reflect on what you are fueling your body with. If you see posts or pictures of me talking about my workouts and you feel bad… get over it! You have to be content with your own choices. If simply reading that I crushed a workout at 5 am is too much, how insecure are you? We all have to hear countless opinions and voices that we may not agree with. I don’t get my shorts in a bunch when I read how people ate and drank TONS during the Super Bowl. That is their choice (albeit stupid in my humble opinion).If you are going to step out and take this challenge on, the challenge of truly changing your life, expect opposition!! Don’t get me wrong … you will get support from time to time (you can get tons from the teamRIPPED Challenge Groups), but if what you are doing upsets the status quo then look out! People often lash back when someone else around them is rocking the boat. It can be subtle … “You really are taking this seriously. Don’t go too extreme. You need balance.” It may even be more obvious … “You are getting too skinny, that can’t be healthy.” Well guess what, excess body fat is not healthy! Eating thousands of calories in a single sitting is not healthy… and just because that is the norm for most people doesn’t make it right!
Go as far as it depends on you.
Don’t apologize for your choice to get healthy. Bringing your own food to Easter won’t kill your mom. Just be clear and explain what you are doing. What they are eating is not evil, it just doesn’t fit your goals. If that is too much for your family or friends, so be it. The resolve you have for your decision to get healthy and stick to a plan has to be greater than a few off comments. Be polite and be honest. I think about the Bible verse, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Paul was talking about living in such a way to be at peace with believer and non-believer alike, but it works in all situations. Nowhere does living at peace mean compromising your commitments. You are going as far as it depends on you when it is possible. Beyond that, it’s out of your control. People are responsible for their own feelings and responses.
So don’t be surprised when a family member downplays what you are doing. Don’t get mad when someone at the office tells you to “live a little” (LOL if they only knew that living had very little to do with fatty and sugary food). Be resolute! Stand firm in your decision and keep it up. Our hope is always that our example will lead others to examine where they are and want a change for themselves. Bring it teamRIPPED. And don’t apologize for it!
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