Ahhh yes, we know them, they live amongst us, sometimes we are even that person for other people! We need to recognise them, ignore them, often still love them, but most of all just carry on with our day, because we know above all else that we are doing the right thing...... for ourselves, our future selves and our families.
YOUR SUCCESS MAKES THEM DOUBT THEMSELVES
People like to be right. We like to FEEL right. It's human nature. As you become fitter, look fitter, say no to that McDonald's at lunchtime, have a water instead of a pint after work, you make other people feel self-conscious of their decision. "Ah but it's no fun drinking alone, just have one pint". They don't want you to be different, it makes them feel uncomfortable. Well do you know what, tough shit. You are trying to become healthier and happier. Who the feck are they to get in the way! Now this doesn't mean we don't still love them, however I'll be buggered if I'm letting someone else choose my destiny. That's on me.
THEY'RE NOT READY TO MAKE A CHANGE
That's cool right? We're not all at the same place at the same time, that's what make life interesting. And we'll already be there to support them if they ever do decide they want to embark on a fitness journey. But we're not gonna wait for them... we're going to start our own journey when we are ready. It's like women that only go to the bathroom in twos.... what, you're gonna wet yourself because your mate doesn't need a wee yet? Nah, I'm good, I'll just go on me own thanks!