I’ve really struggled with temptations and carb cravings this week and feel I would have needed more peer support. I toughed and reasoned it out, as I usually do. But I wish I had more friends who would understand. Who would listen to my venting and we could cheer each other, supporting our mutual healthy lifestyle. Right now I only have a couple of friends who regularly work out, but I see them rarely, and none of them lift. With most we also don’t keep in touch that often that I could get regular support and talk about nutrition and training. I really miss that kind of friendship. I guess it could be possible to find some new friends who would be interested in the same things.
It’s great to be an inspiration to others and help people with their diets and exercise. But sometimes I’d like to be the novice who gets support and advice. I would also like to have someone who I could look up to. Fitness and powerlifting life can be a lonely road to travel. I don’t just “go” to the gym and try to eat more veggies. I want to be an athlete. I have goals in my life. I train hard and follow my workout plan. I plan my diet and count my macros every day, whether I feel like it or not. I wish I had people in my life who share that passion. People who would “get” me. Many times I feel I’m not understood. Tolerated, yes, sometimes with partial amusement, like my training is just another cute “hobby”. But it’s a lifestyle I couldn’t live without. And that is a big difference. Big enough to create a huge trench between me and my friends and family. I wish I wasn’t so alone with this.
Do you have friends who share your passion with exercise and nutrition? If you don’t, do you wish you had?