If you’re struggling with these issues, stay strong and keep up your efforts. Remember that becoming healthier means you’ll only turn out a better mother/spouse/friend in the long run. And if you need more support, don’t be afraid to ask for it! Sometimes people don’t even realize when they are guilty of not supporting their friends and family (I know I’ve made these mistakes sometimes), so let them know you need their help in order to achieve your goals.
And if your spouse or friend is the one trying to make some changes, why not join in and help them out? Sign up to do a race together so you can motivate each other. Rather than your standard pub fare, try a new restaurant known for its healthy but delicious dishes. Give your spouse the time they need to go to the gym (or better yet, hit the gym together!).
I’m lucky that my fiancé and I both support each other in our health and wellness goals, and we both love trying new things. It makes for a fun (and healthy) relationship. The pictures below are great illustrations of supporting active pursuits – our Christmas gifts for each other!