How to Handle Judgement Against Your Commitment

How to Handle Judgement Against Your Commitment

Whether it’s snarky comments about your commitment to healthy eating, doubtful looks from friends and family who don’t believe you can stick with it and you are crazy for getting up early to train for a triathlon, or the food pusher who just won’t leave you alone, most people who’ve started their triathlon and health and fitness journey have experienced one or more of those scenarios. And these events can be absolutely detrimental to one’s commitment if we’re not careful.

The reason I’m sharing this with you today is because I want you to be prepared when these things start showing up. Expecting the unexpected is one of the best ways to navigate situations like this.

So why would friends and loved ones be seemingly interested in sabotaging your health and success?

Well, simply put – it really has nothing to do with you. It’s their own insecurities coming out and being projected on you.

Or it may even be their fear coming out around what it means for their relationship with you if you change.

It could even be plain jealousy. Whatever the case may be, be prepared and know that it truly has nothing to do with you.

You don’t have to take the food from the food pusher. “No, I’m good” is a perfectly acceptable response.

You don’t have to fall to judgmental eyes out of fear of rejection/isolation.

You’re getting healthy for YOU and everyone in your life benefits from that – remember this if things ever get super tough in this department.

I hope this helps. Or, if there’s someone else in your life who needs to hear this, please feel free to forward this message on.

If you are interested in learning more about Full Circle Coaching, call/text us at 786-586-6057 today or better yet, click this link: to schedule your FREE Triathlon Breakthrough Session. This is a complimentary 30 minute session to ask me anything about triathlon, health and wellness or holistic lifestyle/ nutrition.

Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.

1 Comment

  • Mary Liz Olazabal Posted January 30, 2020 10:59 am

    Love it. How appropriate! This just happened to me on Saturday night when a friend was pushing appetizers on me and then made a snarky comment to another friend about my ridiculous “triathlon” workouts. I knew where it was coming from… but also know that I may talk about my training more than I should, too. It’s hard to keep in check my enthusiasm and commitment when I’m with others. It’s such a part of my day, affecting when I get up, what I eat, what my afternoon looks like, and my sleep schedule… not to mention my emotions post a tough or great or demoralizing workout. You want to share it, but not everyone wants to hear about it.

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