If you’re trying to lose weight, support from your weight loss buddies can be the key to your success, and luckily, there are several ways to get good support.
First, you could enlist the help of a friend.
Getting together a couple times a week to work out or even just discuss your weight loss goals and accomplishments can be a huge motivator to stick to your program.
You could also make a daily phone date to discuss progress.
Another idea is to join a weight loss support group. There are many of these available in most areas. You could join Weight Watchers and attend weekly meetings for a small fee or just use the online program, or any number of other commercial groups.
You could join a group at your church or community center, such as Overeaters Anonymous. This could cost you nothing but time.
I have found that online support works pretty well for me, which is how I met my Fit & Fabulous Girls and ultimately, part of the reason I’ve been able to lose the weight up to this point.
I also find support locally with a group of close friends who are on the fitness trail–we call that group Fitness for Life. I’ll share more on that one in the near future.
ou can join the Project Blissful group on Facebook for live support right now.
Do you a weight loss buddy?Have you had one before, and if so, did you find that it helped you stay on track?
If not, will you seek one now? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section, below.
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
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