Step Five ~ Stick To Your Guns

If you are unsure what that actually means, the definition for sticking to your guns is to refuse to change your ideas although other people try to make you change them (or in the military it means keep shooting at the enemy, but we won’t go that far!). You may have heard a few people telling you you are crazy for cutting the sweets for six weeks. Feedback I have seen on Facebook posts go along the line of “that’s my idea of hell”, “my condolences”, “that’s unheard of” and “are you crazy?!”. These are comments to people who have joined the Facebook challenge and not to me. I have plenty of really supportive and sensible people around me, and most of my work colleges have all joined in giving up various food items. 

One of the hardest and most frustrating parts of changing your eating habits or lifestyle is the people around you. Many people don’t like change and they don’t want you to change (especially not for the better). They want you to stay down with them, eating chocolate cake and boozing up on the weekend. They might be a little scared of the new, healthier version of you and they want you to be the “good, old you” again. So they will say things like; you’ve changed; you’re so boring; a little bit can’t hurt can it; and so on. You may also experience being talked into actually cheating on the challenge (and yourself really…), just so they can feel better about themselves.

I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true.

Therefore you need to stick to your guns. Believe in yourself and remember why you decided to do this challenge in the first place. Write your goal down somewhere you can see it. Remember what your reward will be. Maybe even come up with a clever reply to the people who hassle you to have just a little bit. This was your choice and your challenge. You can do this. So refuse to change your ideas although people try to make you change them.

Love Yourself

Happy Hump Day!

Awesome Ashild, xoxo

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