For the majority of us, we have long admired those individuals that managed to reach the status of participant in any Olympic event. Even more adoration is reserved for those very special few members that eventually grace the podium with victory as represented by Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallions.
We sit and watch at times in envious admiration of these accomplishments. Our admiration comes because we are all too aware of the single-mindedness, the absolute focus and dedication, the years of self sacrifice and self imposed social isolation all part of the journey to the participant level, far more so the demands of the journey to the podium.
We give support to these athletes as a society for reasons of National pride. At times our support comes as a matter of personal and or cultural affirmation. It may even come as a result of a deeper sense teleporting our very self, vicariously sharing the athlete’s moment of glory.
What every our reasons, the spirit and grit of these athletes remains an immense attraction. Equally so we should view any and or all of our associates, in their efforts at weight management!
After all, our friends and or associates, most if not all, are not doing this for any medallions, they are doing it, yes in part for our admiration, but mostly for their health.
This is a good day to say to that friend, I truly admire your single-mindedness, the absolute focus and dedication, the self sacrifice and at times your self imposed social isolation all part of the journey to become the person you wish to be while struggling with the demands of the journey to live your better quality of life.
Let them know most of all that their actual weight loss is not your focus. It is their efforts to work on their inner self that brings your admiration to its peak. Their weight may come and or it may go, however the value of their efforts from within will remain your focus and so too your continued support.
Just live the life you love and love the life you live! Your health will come with the life style that makes sense to you! To many sex, drugs and rock and roll is a religion. I am not religious I am a spiritualist and that comes with its own lifelong privileges!