Follow the Loser – Do the Sabotage Shuffle…..

August 30th, 2010 No Comments Tags: , , ,

Ok let’s face it, sometimes when you’re trying to do your best some people, well just aim to block you. I call it sabotage. Whether they feel threatened, jealous or whatever the circumstance, it’s as important to deal with these hurdles as it is deciding what you’re going to eat for breakfast…..As if you don’t have enough challenges just trying to succeed without all of this nonsense.

You may be in the situation you’re in BECAUSE you’re a pleaser. It’s as if “Ok I’ll make everyone around me happy eating their stuff except me.” Really, that’s what it boils down to, isn’t it?? So you’re not caught off guard get your head around who these people might be and how to handle the various situations.

Our successful losers weighed in on this, as usual with helpful tips and strategies to help reset your mindset:

  • Yes — stick to your guns! You’re an adult and can make your own decisions. If people don’t understand why you don’t eat white pasta, tell them. In the end you are the only one responsible for your health
  • Deep breathes and ignore them
  • I’d rather live longer than eat that piece of cake :P know that you’re doing something healthy for yourself. Eventually friends and family come around, they need a period of adjustment to your healthier lifestyle just as you did. You live it everyday, they don’t.  Know what works for you and don’t get sucked into defending it – just not and let the advice wash over you.
  • Ignore them all….who is important on this is YOU…think about YOU and YOU only
  • People around us could be very well jealous of our accomplishments
  • Go for it and don’t listen….SUCCEED. Family members and friends sometimes don’t like you to change because they don’t know how to deal with a skinnier version of you! Just know that you are on the right track and don’t take what the say or do personally…it’s their issues not yours!
  • My trainer told me to assume I’m the role model for these people. When they can’t shake my foundation they begin to respect what I do and why I do it. It’s a weird twist of human behaviour but it does truly work.

Have you done the sabotage scramble?? I’d like to know…..

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