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…

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Gushers are the Devil!

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I hate to use the word diet because diets are temporary and always seem to include deprivation of the things that make life wonderful.

So I’ll say I’ve been eating clean with a sprinkle of low/no fat, no dairy (with the exception of one serving daily of greek yogurt – low-fat), no sweeteners/white sugar (raw sugar only for my tea if I don’t use honey), all the green veggies and fruit my heart desires as well as one serving of protein in the form of chicken or fish. Depressing right? I know, I’m living this shit.

The first month wasn’t too bad, I’m about 67 days in (yes I’ve been keeping count damn it, I love cheeseburgers!) the one “diet” vice that I refuse to give up are those damn gushers!

That’s right the little liquid filled fruit snacks that burst in your mouth (stop with your dirty minds), I can’t get enough of these damn things, my husband caught me sneaking one two nights ago before bed time and he just shook his head at me and laughed. It’s serious out here! if allowed I could go through a box of 20 packs in a day, that is how much I enjoy these damn fruity snacks.

The worst thing is I know they’re no good for me but “they be calling me” (guess that reference, you won’t win anything but guess anyway, lol)

Are any of you out there cleaning up your dietary act, but have that one thing that you just can’t give up like me? I can’t be the only person going through this. As I’m typing this I’m totally looking forward to tearing open a pack when I get home from work, #fixitjesus.

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