Monday, June 24, 2013

surrounding yourself with success (in all areas of life, but esp. weight loss)

I said I dedicated this week to posting about my mistakes and this was a huge one.  I wasn't surrounding myself with success and therefore, I was being unsuccessful.
Misery needs company.  I went through a period in my life where I know I was miserable.  I had lost someone close to me, I was enormous and very depressed.  For the most part, I was hanging around with similar people.  Depressed, miserable people who didn't have control over their lives.  Once the fog lifted so to speak, and I wasn't miserable anymore I had to step back and say...why is this my friend?  It sounds terrible, but I realized the only thing I had in common with a few people was eating bad food, drinking, and bitching.  I wasn't surrouding myself with successful people, so I wasn't successful.
I made some changes in my social circle as I lost weight, and it was for the better.  I no longer spent time with those who were always complaining (everyone has a bad day, but a series of bad days is a cause for HMMM).  I started trying to make new friends through finding ppl with similar interests (and am still doing this).  I have a new lifestyle and I need to be around those who do too.  I'm more interested in a meetup group to hike , network, or join exercise classes than I am one to go out to dine at new places.
Those you are around do influence you....choose wisely.

Today's workout: Insanity the Asylum strength, half hour on elliptical
Today's diet:
egg white omelette with broccoli and tomato
wheat english muffin with natural peanut butter
snack: orange
lunch: black bean burrito
snack: banana
dinner: chocolate shakeology with natural peanut butter