Going at it alone I have no one to talk to about it. I have no one who has the same struggles as I do about getting up in the morning to make it to the gym. No one to share my victories with and to help pick me up when I get defeated. Going at it alone hasn't worked before so I wasn't sure why I thought it would this time either.
Matt always supports me, he is always in my corner no matter what. However, he isn't on the same journey I am. While he is great for moral support he doesn't always get it.
|This guy, my rock, my everything. Always in my corner|
Once I swallowed the pill that I can't do this alone and opened myself up to allow others in on my journey I found some pretty amazing people. These people are there for me when I need a pick me up, to celebrate my successes and every where in between. They have become more than gym support, they have become friends.
|These 3 ladies, #gymbuddiesforlife Always there for a pick me up, a check in and a kick butt workout. |
Crazy how life brings people into your life or in D's case, back into your life just when you need them most.
|These 2 ladies have been there through college, weddings, babies and boyfriends.|
I encourage any one who is on this weight loss journey to find a buddy, through whatever means, face.book groups, IG, real life and use them. Find someone who you can count on but don't be just a taker in the relationship, you have to be there for them too. You have to encourage them, be there when they stumble, celebrate their victories even when you don't have anything to celebrate and push them even when you are finding it hard to push yourself.
So I thank my gym buddies, trainer and friends, family and of course Matt for being there for me.