It's important to have supportive people around you. When you are trying to change your body it requires a good amount of dedication and discipline. Sometimes if you feel weak or depressed or frustrated or are just having a rough day, having a supportive person there who understands what you're trying to do can be the difference between make or break.

This can be especially important when you live with someone else. Sometimes your wife/husband/significant other/roommate brings things into the house that are tempting or otherwise not in line with your idea of healthy eating or your macros. Sometimes you have to eat out for a business dinner or a special occasion. It' easy for this to throw you off if you've been in a good groove.

Sometimes it's hard to find time to fit your training into your schedule. Once again this can be complicated by other peoples schedules too. This can be a sleep issue - maybe you're not able to get to bed as early as you could because someone is up late playing video games or making noise.

There are a number of other ways that not having a good support system for your body change can really interfere. One thing that can help is to sit down with that person or persons and explain to them why you are doing the things you are doing. Whether it is a dietary restriction, a time restriction or just a pattern that is going on that prevents you from being the best you can, sometimes talking to that other person and asking them to help and support you is necessary.

It can be tough to have that conversation but once you do it can make a huge difference. Sometimes people don't realize how difficult it can be to make real physical changes or don't even realize that something they are doing is making it tough for you. Take a chance and ask for their help! Explain you want to be the best you can so you have more healthy energetic time to spend with them. Having them there to support and help you can help you stay consistent when you're having a hard time by yourself! Communication is key!