Random Thoughts – Quick Fixes & Cayenne Pepper

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I hate to be judgmental, but I think people who look only for shortcuts in life really annoy me.

For instance I watched two co-workers excitedly mix together a concoction (the concoction included, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar and honey) that they believe will help them lose weight, and all I could think was “why not just change your eating habits and be more active”. Like is it really that hard to put down foods that aren’t good for you anyway and take a walk at lunch or when you get home from work instead of sitting down in front of the television? You didn’t gain the weight over night what makes you think you’re going to lose it over night? The shit takes time, discipline and dedication, lifestyle changes aren’t suppose to be easy or something you can do quickly, they take time. And the more time you waste looking for that quick fix the more time you could have putting into helping yourself transition into the lifestyle change.

I’ve realized not only are people super lazy when it comes to making changes that will benefit their bodies in the long run, they are super lazy with making changes that benefit their minds and spirits.

I’ve found that most people will choose to be emotionally scarred rather than seek professional help. Why suffer? Because it’s hard work and most of us are lazy as shit. Thinking that you can suppress/repress the issues you’ve been carrying with you for a lifetime  and hoping they will just go away if you don’t think about it, is just plan old laziness.  You can’t fix things by ignoring them, losing weight or dealing with emotional baggage.

I’m super tired of the media trying to beat me in the head with what’s beautiful and trendy, and why what I currently look like isn’t good enough.

I don’t wear skirts because I don’t like feeling like a piece of meat, I could wear pants to work and no one pays me any mind. But I want to wear a skirt/dress just because I’m in the mood to wear one I have to deal with catcalling and stares. I enjoy a compliment just as much as the next woman, but some men don’t have home training.

Evidently talking about work is a mood killer (if you know what I mean) I honestly didn’t think that was possible (TMI moment) when you’re laying in bed naked next to your husband, but what do I know.

Work weeks should be changed to a mandatory four day week instead of five…

T

 

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One thought on “Random Thoughts – Quick Fixes & Cayenne Pepper

  1. Lmao! That’s the EXACT same stuff that R (lady I used to live with) tried getting me to drink… even though my doctors told her that I was overweight because of the pain-killers they had me on. I’m glad I never tried it. She was in such a hurry to “get me thin again” that she wouldn’t listen. The sad thing was, she was the head instructor of our martial arts school, but would usually duck out of official photos because she couldn’t get her own weight issues under control. Here she was trying to force me to slim down from a medical condition, when she needed to work on her own problem – eating 15 giant servings of pasta and cheese a day.

    Wow, I’ve met so many people like that… ones who think ignoring a problem (including an emotional one) will make it go away. There’s just no way that this is healthy. Ugh, I hate the media’s message on what’s beautiful – not only is it a complete lie, it also changes every 2 months. I’m supposed to believe that a). only one thing can ever be beautiful at a time, and that b). it’s always changing? I can’t believe how many people I’ve met who don’t know that we’re being fed this confusing message on purpose. This way a). most people will always feel bad about themselves, and b). everyone will spend an arm and a leg to look how they’re told to… no matter how many times the media changes its mind. It’s an abusive relationship, and a never-ending cycle. This reminds me of a fashion documentary I saw one time – the creator of that brand “Baby Phat” wanted to hold a fashion show in Hawaii, using only local men and women as models (without doing any research first)… and then got totally pissed that they were all short. “Wah, it’s not fair! They’re all gorgeous, but they’re so f#!king SHORT!” She stood around for hours whining about how all these awful short people were ruining her fashion show.

    I hate that… the palpably different reaction from wearing pants to wearing a dress/skirt. It happens every time. And more people seem to think they own your time when you wear the latter. I remember helping a friend of R’s out at the flower show downtown one year. I wore a dress the first day, and got compliments from people. But everyone got weird when I showed up in pants the next day (god forbid I wear something easier to work in)… I heard some of them whispering to each other, “She was dressed so nice yesterday, why’s she wearing THAT now?” I honestly don’t understand people.

    My husband talks about work often, and it’s never been a mood killer for me. But I agree, 4 day work weeks for everyone would be great ^-^! A lot of scientists and sociologists are saying that that’s actually where the future of work is headed – 3 to 4 day work weeks, and people will be able to choose whether they want to go into the office or work from home. Supposedly this system will become increasingly easier to integrate as we get rid of paper-based busy-work, and a few backwards/greedy people at the top of the ladder.

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