So I been going to gym now for almost 2 months. I remember saying somewhere awhile back not to let gym goals kill your social circle. Recently I noticed I've been distancing myself from the good people in my life because of fear of peer pressure. This caused me to rethink my goals and make them more realistic. Am I going to the gym to compete and become Mr. Olympia? Or am I going to support an healthier lifestyle? This isnt an rant, but instead realizing my actions of distancing myself left me feeling like an emotional tampon around my friends. Yesterday me and 4 of friends were downtown and they wanted to go by an ice cream shop. Of course I reacted negatively, and started complaining... this made me feel weak socially and I wanted to just go home. In reality though this goes back to the realistic goals I mentioned above. I'm not going to the gym to compete and become Mr. Olympia, or just to look good for 2 weeks out of year. I'm going there to feel good, lift weight, and be healthy. That said one scoop of ice cream would had been fine vs. breaking down in front of my friends. Everything is fine in moderation which is the point of being on an healthy. No one is really going to stick to an workout diet for the rest of their life l. Once people hit their goals most will quit their diets. I know people have different goals when going to the gym, but most importantly you shouldn't kill your social circle in the process. What do yall think?