Do You Need to Breakup with Your Bestie?
By Meggan Larson
Someone sent me an email asking for advice the other day and she gave me permission to share it with you. It went something like this…
“I have a friend who I’ve been friends with for my entire adult life. We hang out all the time, we vacation together, we have been through cancer and the loss of a parent together. Basically every break up we’ve been through has been by each other’s sides.
Over the last few years I have been on a journey of health and wellness. I’ve gotten all the toxic products out of my home, I take more supplements per day than many people do in a year, and I have been trying to lose weight for quite a while. I even joined hands with a company that sells the best all natural products on the planet from household cleaner to beautiful makeup.
She is accepting of my lifestyle but has made it clear that it’s not for her. She still smokes, eats like garbage, drinks like a fish, and could care less about using toxins in or on her body. When we hang out I find myself going backwards on my goals and feeling like I’m letting myself down. We’ve been friends for so long though. What do I do?” What would you do?
Let me ask you this…are friends allowed to grow apart? Are you a bad person if you put your health and wellness above a friendship? I don’t believe so. If you are constantly having to make adjustments to your goals to appease a friend that’s a warning sign. If you’ve been in business for years and your friend has never bothered to support you by buying anything or recommending you to anyone else ~ that’s a warning sign. If you’ve been having trouble giving up alcohol and it’s an important goal to you but your friend comes over with a huge bottle of vodka, guess what? Another warning sign.
Someone told me recently that a true friend helps you to be better. They help hold you accountable to the goals that are important to you. Your true friends will spur you on, challenge you, and inspire you to be all you can be and more. I understand the impulse to stay friends with someone you’ve been friends with for years simply out of convenience. I understand it but that doesn’t mean it has to be that way. A friend who supports nothing that’s important to you but merely tolerates it doesn’t necessarily need to have a top spot in your life. This may sound harsh to some but if you’ve been struggling with a friendship like this then I hope this speaks to you. Your health and wellness is so important to your future. Please don’t let anyone mess with it.
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I’ll see you in there friend!
~ Meggan 🙂
P.S. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!