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Monday, June 3, 2013

Sweat Happens.


**You know those pills that are easier to swallow because they have sugar coating?
Yeah, this is me minus the sugar coating.**

Something that drives me insane, a pet peeve if you will, is when people complain about their circumstances and do nothing to change them.  I understand there are certain things in life that are unavoidable, unchangeable, or out of our control.  I'm not talking about those things.  I'm talking about the things that we do have control over that we choose not to do anything about.

For example: the weight I gained after getting married.  I gained almost 20 pounds!  I've heard that's normal; you get comfortable, eat more because you're feeding your hubby, blah blah.  However, I wasn't okay with it.  It took me a while to realize that I couldn't just sit around and gripe about it and wish it away...

Miracles don't happen, sweat happens.

It takes work and a lot of it to lose weight.  It doesn't happen over night.  There is no miracle pill or shake that you can drink to make it go away.  Fad diets don't stick and whining doesn't do anything.

Don't sit around making excuses.  Stop ordering the same food in the drive-thru.  Instead of going home and sitting on the couch watching tv, go for a walk.  Keep your fruit bowl out so its the first thing you reach to when wanting a snack.  Do something you "can't" do.  

People say to me all the time: "I don't know how you do it."  "I could never do that."

Yes, you can!  Those words might irritate me most.  Even more than someone complaining about being fat all the time and not doing anything about it.  You don't know how I do it?  Well, let me explain:

Some days it's hard.  Really hard.  Some days I don't want to put on my running shoes and some days it hurts.  Some days I need to run and its easy, but a lot of times its not.  Some days I run fast; other days I run really slow.  Sometimes I go far and some days a mile is all I can muster.  When I first started I couldn't run more than 1 mile and even that was hard.  When I first started eating healthy, I had headaches, cravings, and wanted to give up.  When I first started doing strength training and core I couldn't use more than three pound weights.  So, to you that can't do it, I say....yes, you can!  You maybe not be able to run a marathon right now, but you can run even a half mile.  You may not be able to do reps with 15 pound weights, but you can use lighter weights.  Stop saying you can't and start challenging yourself mentally and physically because you can.

In all reality, you can do it.  Or you can at least do something.  If you can't run (for real reasons) then bike or swim or take a cardio class.  If you can't live on fruits and veggies (for allergy reasons), then limit your sugar and dairy intake.  Even a small step is a step.  No more excuses.


stillbeingmolly

3 comments:

  1. I whole heartedly, 100% agree with this post. Couldn't have said it better myself!

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  2. Love this post, chica! I agree with you 100%!

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  3. great post!! it definitely is not always easy to make those choices! but does get easier the more you do it!

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