I cannot believe mid-October is already here and we are entering week 5 of our Fall Challenge!
This also marks both an exciting and challenging time in the fitness journey!!
It is exciting as being over a month in, results are just starting to show for those who have been
committed to getting to boot camp, following the meal plan, counting macros, drinking more
water and getting more sleep!
On the flip side, it starts a challenging aspect of the journey, as you will often see people
(sometimes close family, friends, or coworkers) beginning to be critical of your success.
Comments like “Jeez, are you still going to that boot camp”, “live a little, have some desert”, “it
seems like your obsessed with this fitness thing, relax.” “Come on, take a cheat day, your being
too intense.” “Get over yourself already.”
Not all, but many of these comments can come from people who actually love you.
But the reality is that your success & commitment, shines a spotlight in their lack of effort. And
instead of stepping up their game, people can default to being critical, so they point the
proverbial spotlight off them and onto you (even if it’s done subconsciously and not
So, this in mind when faced against the criticism (which will happen as your body changes and
you start achieving success). You must keep the excitement, keep the momentum and keep
Remember that this is about YOU and the success you deserve for the actions you take!
And when you hear comments like this, (since you are now warned), you will be able to handle
the situation much better by smiling, thanking them, brushing it off and continuing on your
journey knowing you are the light that will empower yourself, family and others!!!
“You will never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you. You will only be criticized
by someone doing less.” – Apostle Stevenson