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Tips for Dealing with Fitness Bullies

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How can you deal with the people who try to derail your fitness progress?
Air Date: 5/25/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Joey Thurman, Health Expert

Joey ThurmanJoey Thurman is a health, fitness, and nutrition expert and the creator of The Lifestyle Renovation, a website dedicated to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. He has appeared on CBS, FOX, ABC, and WCIU sharing his insights as a celebrity fitness trainer and published author.

Joey's work has been featured in publications such as BodyBuilding.com, Racked, TimeOut Chicago, RedEye, and American Global Traveler. Joey is a fashion model represented by Chosen Model Management where he works with brands including Neiman Marcus, Abercrombie, Jockey, and Carson Pirie Scott.

He has also appeared on the covers of Healthy for Men and TimeOut Chicago. Joey is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the American Council on Exercise, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and a FITchef.

Tips for Dealing with Fitness Bullies
It's all too easy to get derailed from your fitness progress.

Bullies can be a reason no one talks about. Bullies make you feel bad about what you're doing and the progress you are or aren't making.

Let people around you know you're working on a fitness program so they know not to offer you cake or pizza at office parties. Write down your progress and your goals. Be firm and confident when you say "no."

Some people are trying to sabotage you because they aren't having the same success. Talk to them about how they're trying to "help" you and how it's counterproductive to your goals. Ask them to be a good friend and support you by not trying to lead you astray. Tell them not to make you feel bad if you do decide to indulge, unless you want them to play bad cop.

Turn down distractions by keeping your eye on the prize. How will you feel if you give in? How great will you feel if you don't? Successfully beating temptation once gives you confidence to beat it again. Eventually it will become a habit.

Health expert Joey Thurman shares how to deal with fitness bullies.
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