It’s essential to realize that while others may benefit somewhat from your health, it’s you that benefits most. When you skip out on yourself by not showing up for a workout or abusing your body through eating junk food, you’re the one who will lose the most. Being healthy is about staying committed to a positive lifestyle that will minimize stresses that your body is not designed to handle.
Don’t follow the mainstream lifestyle, because more than 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese! I know I’ve cited this statistic before, but it really is key to remembering that what our society shows us is “normal” for our bodies is actually really bad for them. So bad indeed, that 5 of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are directly connected to obesity. Furthermore, obesity has been at the top of the most common preventable diseases list since 2010.
If you need to work out with people then sign up for fitness classes or a boot camp that you will enjoy. If a friend doesn’t go to a planned workout just go to class instead. Paying for working out is worth it if it will keep you on track and motivated. I love the energy of a roomful of focused people exercising and go to a class two or three times a week. Meanwhile, my husband dislikes the idea of so many people sweating together and chooses to work out by himself those days. Likewise, if going to the grocery store and picking out produce is daunting, then sign up for a weekly produce delivery service to your house.
It’s all about figuring out how to stay on track and motivated for you without relying on others to help you make good decisions.