This is a very sad commentary that reveals what we’ve become in this country. We have the best of the best in the U.S. of A., but we hold the record for most fat people. Why do we reach for drugs, alcohol, sex, food, lies, blame, anger, hate, guilt, and self-pity far more often than power, courage, discipline, forgiveness, wisdom, and self-reliance? We’ve become a bunch of crybabies, filled with excuses, blaming everyone else for our problems!
The freedoms and conveniences we now enjoy were fought for by men and women who didn’t think twice when it came to hard work, taking risks, and failing over and over again. This generation’s selfish, lethargic, woe-is-me mentality is creating a country filled with folks who live in a constant state of quiet desperation. Our ancestors worked very hard to create a world with less stress and strife. So why are we more stressed out than ever?
The pendulum has swung way too far in the wrong direction. It’s time to stop all the bitching and moaning and wanting and wishing and hoping and dreaming. We must start to live in the real world and begin to take some responsibility for what goes on in our lives. It’s time to start exploring and searching and devoting and sharing and growing and working for what you want in this world.
It’s really a matter of right and wrong. We know the difference between the two but still fail to behave in ways that allow us to be great human beings.
Work out Eat healthy foods Fail and try again Persevere Forgive yourself Listen Be kind Find out what you love
Don’t work out Eat junk Fail and quit Blow it off Blame others Complain Be right (all the time) Ignore your greatness
This is a short list, but I think you get the point.
The wrong list will lead you down the road of endless short-lived pleasures that result in lifelong pain, fear, and sadness. The right list (which can be hard at first) will open you up to a world filled with happiness, joy, and fulfillment.
You might want to ask yourself how history will see you after you’re gone. If you don’t like the answer today, then it might be time to do the right thing.
My clothes. Nothing fits right. Today I spent a while trying to decide on what to wear, I was in rush, and I hate being rushed—so I just slipped my shorts on without even undoing the button. And, while this is great, the looseness (is that even a word) just leads me to looking bigger than I am, and I can’t help but feel like I haven’t changed at all. I do look better naked than in clothes, though, so that’s good.
My “look.” I was never the girly girl type, but I loved dressing up and looking nice—and I still do, but now it’s such a hassle. I used to do my hair like everyday, pick out the best clothes, put some make-up on, but now I’m just like meh. Give me some work-out clothes, some dri-fit shorts, put my hair up in a bun, and I’m out the door. If I wear make-up it’s just a measly bit of mascara. Lol, what’s going on?
My attitude. I’ve just been so down lately, I don’t know why. And, on top of that, for 2 days straight I’ve woken up so fatigued—my shoulders, knees, and neck. No, it’s not soreness, it’s not pain. I just started feeling so tired all of a sudden. And, this leads me to avoid working out—which I haven’t for two days :(
I really have to sit down and study this damn DMV book, so I could hurry and get my license so my mom would stop bugging me. Do you know what she said to me mid-work out? She looked at me with her nose in the air, and then said, “You know, you’re gonna go crazy with the exercising. You don’t have your priorities straight, you should be in your DMV book studying.” She really makes it seem like I spend hours—HOURS working out, if anything, I spend like an hour and some minutes, not much more.
I have to admit, I really don’t want to study for the written test. I mean, if I hadn’t moved, and decided to go to school out of state, I would’ve had my license a LONG time ago. But, no excuses, I regret nothing! I gotta study >.>
:-D My Tumblr Family makes me proud to do fitness hahaha. Great job to those who've exercised and are planning on it. But for those who didn't exercise; don't complain when you're not where you want to be at with your fitness goal.
It’s been around 2 months since I’ve started regularly working out and eating well, extremely proud of myself—though my mother continuously asks when I’m getting off my “diet.” I’ve always tried losing weight, but it was because of my lack of patience that I’ve always gained the weight back or just gave up. But, now, I realize that slow and steady wins the race. I don’t expect myself to go from two opposite extremes—sluggish to fit—in a matter of a month or two. And I’m learning to accept that. This isn’t a quick fix.
Yay for days off! Sore is an understatement. My biceps kill and so do my quads! Gonna spend the day curled up in bed watching Nip/Tuck on Netflix. I am so exhausted! Maybe I’ll do some yoga later, who knows?