My main thought for the end of this week that has been on my mind is how do you stay motivated even when others around you are not?
My main reason for wondering this is because I know some of us have great support teams behind us but I know some of us also do not. I feel like I do at times and then at other times I do not. I live in a house where someone else living here does not have a weight issue. He likes his cake, chips, M & Ms and fried foods. I love cooking for him but at times it gets exhausting making two dinners every night, mine filled with vegetables and lean protein and his with nothing green and extra butter. It is kind of comical the way we eat so differently.
At times I get frustrated and I feel its not "fair" that I have to count calories or my points and read every label and weigh and measure my food. But then again I remind myself I do have an issue and I do need to keep doing what I am doing.
But it is not the food that gets to me, lately I don't even crave junk which is nice. Lately the problem in our house seems to be my workouts. It is time consuming I understand that, but they are necessary for me to be successful and it is hard sometimes. Lately when I come home and get into my workout gear and get ready to head to the gym I get the guilt trip from the family. I get the why do you always have to go? You worked out yesterday, why do you have to go again? Then I go anyways and get the silent treatment when I come home... I have gotten used to it but my question is how to stay motivated? Honestly the more this happens at times I get discouraged and feel like I should not go as much.
So when your partner is not as supportive of your journey how do you over come this?
So far I have done OK. I have tried to explain it as best as I could but I just focus on the bigger picture. I keep working out and eating the healthier things because at the end of the day it makes me feel good. I feel so much better looking in the mirror and seeing a happy healthier woman. I am stronger because of this journey and I have learned that you really do not need anyone else but yourself to be accountable. If you start making it about or for someone else you may not be as successful.