The best advice I could give to anyone who wants to change their life would be to surround themselves with a positive group of people. I have made a conscious effort to distance myself from negative people and attach myself to positive ones. When I’m feeling discouraged or want to give up, these are the people I turn to and they help pick me back up.
First and foremost, my mom encourages me to live healthy and supports all of my endeavors. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her continued support. (Although she keeps a lot of junk in the house and temptations kill…..) She always asks me, “Should you reaaaaally be eating that!?” It’s that reassurance I need that she always provides!
Second, I believe it is truly a blessing to be able to share your love of health and fitness with someone. To be able to work towards leading a healthy lifestyle together. Finding someone who believes in you and supports your lifestyle is so incredibly important. A lot of what I have learned over the past 11 months came from Santo. Since we’ve started dating, he has enriched me with so much knowledge. He continuously supports my fitness journey and gives me the encouragement I’ve always needed. I will forever be grateful for his love and kindness.
Lastly, friends who share the same values as you are the exact kind of friends you need. Dominika and I started this blog because we have the same interests. She is the most positive and encouraging person and I am so grateful for our friendship. She’s given me so many tools to help me live a positive and productive life! Valene has been a constant support for me for 5 years. She reminds me that life is a blessing and that no matter what it throws at you, you can handle it. She helps give me the motivation I need to stick to my workouts and try new recipes! Smo makes sure I don’t eat “da bad sturf” and shares his knowledge with me about health and fitness related topics. I’ve learned so much from him in such a short amount of time!
Most of these people don’t realize the impact they’ve had on me. Most things they do may seem small, but to me, they are what keep me going. It’s the “I worked out this morning, when are you working out today?” The “Did you meal prep this week to help keep yourself on track?” It’s the “Okay, so you ate something bad. Tomorrow is a new day. One small set back isn’t going to derail all your progress.” These small things are what drive my motivation. I’m not just in this for myself, I’m in it for them too because although they support me, they have my endless support as well.
These kinds of people are those that you need to surround yourself with. Through everything you conquer in life, make sure that you have a few key people around you that support you endlessly. It’s their support that is going to keep you going.