Every day someone you know will start an exercise program. Be supportive of him or her. Regardless of whether you think the person will succeed or stick with it.
Frankly, it’s none of your business. That person is trying. And whether he/she is setting him/herself of for failure is not a significant factor. What is significant is that he/she is trying.
Give this person your support. Give this person some encouragement. A lot of the time that’s all that is needed for success.
So often we are more than happy to discourage other people. We are too quick to jump on a person’s aspirations and beat them down. I’ve had my fair share of beat downs – plenty of people back in the day who told me my weight loss journey was going to fail. Pffft! Look at me now!
We are about to enter a new year. Let’s all make a resolution to be a little nice and encouraging and lend some admiration to those who are just beginning their journeys. A kind word and a pat on the back is, perhaps, all it will take to keep them going.