This is unfortunately very common. Sometimes it’s intentional and other times it is not. If the client’s main circle of friends are overweight and lead unhealthy lifestyles and then the client decides to make a huge change and work his or her tail off to achieve that goal, resentment and attempts to torpedo the client’s progress does sometimes happen. The client’s success can cause jealousy, resentment to those that know they need to take action but do not. The client then needs to decide whether to cut them loose or deal with the drama. In my opinion real friends will support you and have your back no matter what and will cheer you on while you are working hard to achieve your goals. Those that do the opposite out of jealousy, etc. are not real friends and not worth your time. We are the average of the 5 people that we spend the most time with. If you look around at groups of friends you will notice that this is true.
Coach John Kane CPT