Fort Worth Personal Training: When Someone Attempts to Sabotage You….Do This (VIDEO)
We all have well meaning but misguided people in our lives that for good or bad aren’t really “on-board” with us wanting to get more out of our lives.
There’s nothing more frustrating than having your workouts and healthy eating derailed.
So many things are beyond your control. Illness, injury, kids schedules, spouses expectations, traffic, work travel, vacations the list goes on and on.
This includes the well meaning person, friend, coworker, family member that doesn’t “get it”.
For lack of a better word I’m going to use the Toxic Person.
It doesn’t mean they’re “bad” just painfully unaware of how bad you want it.
The toxic persons desire is to persuade you to do something other than workout or make a healthy food choice.
They may be doing it maliciously, to keep you right where you’re at.
Or it could be completely innocent.
Either way you need a way to neutralize them without creating more problems.
They just don’t get how you can really want to skip happy hour and go to the gym! How boring!
So how do you beat the toxic person at their own game and not burn a bridge or hurt their feelings.
Here are 3 phrases you can use to neutralize toxic people.
1) I’m Not Interested.
When someone on the phone or in person is trying to persuade me to skip a workout entirely or change my schedule up.
I know the worst thing I can do is explain in logical terms why I can’t do that.
So you simply say..“I’m Not Interested”.
You should try it. Don’t even offer a reason you’re not interested. No one knows why some things hold interest for others. That’s not your problem.
I’ve been using this phrase for years. To stay on track.
2) I Don’t Do That.
Another good persuasion sentence is “I don’t do that”.
It’s not even really a reason!
But, it sure sounds like one.
Like if someone brings in one of those diabetes starter kits in the form of a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. And then starts to give you the pressure to get your sugar high with them.
I simply say “I don’t do Krispy Kreme”.
And if anyone asks I kick in “I’m just not interested”.
Sometimes you have to give a toxic person the one-two verbal punch. And that’s OK too.
3) I Have a Rule.
This is my FAVORITE. No one has ever questioned it.
You’re trying to get out of the door at the office to make a 5:30 workout and someone is holding you up and wonders why you won’t do happy hour.
You say “I have a rule that I always go to the gym on Thursdays”
It will sound convincing while remaining polite, while offering no reason whatsoever.
So now you have 3 strong persuasive phrases to neutralize toxic people in your life.
Use them in good health.
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