Have you ever heard this off friends, family or work colleagues?
You've started a new journey.
Maybe one where you're looking after your body, your health, your mind, YOU.
It's like you're no longer any fun.
Just because you don't want to drink.
Or because you resist the pork pies on the buffet.
Or because you choose to see the positives in situations.
"Ooh go on, you've got to live as well."
I totally agree with having a balance of being really good and indulging.
However, it's a personal choice.
Your lifestyle is your choice.
Sometimes, it's like your peers don't want you to lead a healthier lifestyle.
It's like a social pressure.
Especially at this time of year.
One of my Bootcamp members brought this to my attention last week.
She's made some great changes in her diet and her overall lifestyle in the last 11 months.
She still enjoys a treat but likes to save it for occasions where she really wants to let go.
Yet if she opts to drive and skip the wine, people like to comment.
Tell her she's changed.
She has changed......
She's choosing a healthier lifestyle.
it can sometimes feel a bit disheartening when you choose to make choices which are good for you and others perhaps don't like it.
Not only in terms of your diet and fitness.
Any aspect of your life.
Whatever it may be.
Remember though. if it is right for you and makes you happy, it shouldn't matter to others.
As humans, we naturally fear change.
That's probably what others are experiencing when you decide to make changes with your life.
It doesn't make them bad people or mean that they don't like/love you.
Some people just don't like change.
Some may be a little bit jealous too that you're doing something positive.
Just remember why you made those changes in the first place.
Something before wasn't making you happy.
Or you wanted to improve something.
It's hard to remember that when you hear negative comments.
You may question if you're doing the right thing.
This may not be the case for you.
You may have pressure from somebody else to make a change.
That change has to come from you.
Not from another person.
It all comes back to self love and valuing YOU.
You are enough as you are.
No matter where you are on your journey.
It's easy to forget that.
That's all for today folks.
I would like to thank those who have been giving me lovely feedback about the content of my recent emails.
It's great to know that they can help others.
Have a wonderful day.
P.S. Our January Bootcamps are filling up! If you would like to get it at the current price, book here...
Or if you would prefer something more mindset based or personal, get in touch and we can have a chat :-)
Ellen Murray: spreading hope, self-belief and empowerment to real women.