1. You… will recognise your achievements
Meeting up with a friend you haven’t seen for a while? Sharing the goals you’ve reached so far and what you’ve learned during your journey could help you re-inspire yourself, and that will go a long way in making sure you stay motivated.
2. You… might motivate someone else
If you have a friend or family member who’s struggling with their own weight issues, speaking up about your journey could be the kick they need to get healthy as well – which means you might have a new buddy for workouts and trying out new recipes! Find out more about the ripple effect weight loss and healthy habits can have.
3. You… will re-discover your support system
It might be hard to open up about your weight loss journey to friends who are not in regular contact, but sharing your story might make you appreciate your existing built-in support network. Be honest when they check in on how you’re doing, and accept compliments as you receive them; you’ll be amazed how good it makes you feel!
4. You… can make your environment more encouraging
Find yourself struggling when your partner brings home a takeaway? Have an open discussion about how important your weight-loss journey is to you: he or she may not realise they’re being unsupportive or making it difficult for you to stay on track.
5. You… will be able to celebrate your success even more
Once you’ve shared your journey with others, you’ll have even more people to mark your success when you get to goal (or even your next mini milestone) – and who doesn’t love a celebration?