You Are Who You Hang Around

By Laura Kelly-Pifer

“You are who you hang around.”  Have you ever heard that statement?  It was just a few years ago where I was attending one of my work related conferences and Chalene Johnson mentioned this.  It was eye opening for me.  Honestly!

At that time in my life, I wasn’t feeling well, my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia had me in bed for hours each day, I was suffering from depression and wasn’t living as healthy as what I could.  I had some bad habits that were causing some discernment in my life and I wasn’t pleased in the direction that I was headed.  I was on the path to becoming just like the people I was with the most.   You know that saying that goes something like “Birds of a feather flock together” well that’s what I was doing.  I was hanging around folks who were just as miserable as I was.  And, when we were together, we fed off one another.

As I listened to the message at our conference, I was opened up to a whole new world; a world that involved and encouraged daily self-development, both physically and spiritually.  I decided to come home and begin investing in me.   I made my circle of friends tighter and with that, things began to shift for the good in my life.   My body began the journey to heal it’s self, the weight started coming off, my relationships with people close in my life started to mend and so on and so on. 

Has it been easy?  Absolutely not.  It’s been a road full of bumps and curves and I wouldn’t change a thing as it’s shaped me to be who I am today.  I am better and stronger and know that you are too.  If you’ve been in a similar situation like me, where you felt like you were stuck, know that you are not alone.  There are people who want to encourage and support you and lift you up when you’re down.   Find them, hang around then and watch what happens.

With Love,


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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!

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