Without a doubt, this is the reason I’ve been successful with weight loss.
Weight loss is hard work, it takes huge focus 24/7. It takes consistency, no cheating. It takes a big WHY and so few can do it. Not only that, but Maintenance takes twice as much daily effort, focus, consistency and WHY or you gain it all back.
Without a doubt making friends and staying in community GIVES me someone to be strong for! Others depend on my strength, just like I depend on theirs. I need someone to hear my goals and plans, it helps me own them. I don’t really listen to myself, especially when I say, “today is the day I start!” but if I say that out loud to YOU…well I’ll show up. I’ll be there and I’ll be strong for you.
When I struggle, people surround me and lift me up! When they struggle I lift them up and add value from my experiences. In community I find I am of value. I need that.
When I breakthrough, I need people who get it. I need a place to say, “I LOST A POUND!” It’s like a miracle and I can’t share that just anywhere!
When I need to change a behavior, I do my best in accountability. I won’t keep to it alone, but I will keep to it in community. It’s power multiplies.
Having someone to be strong for, changes me the most.