Something has been on my mind a lot lately. Is it me, or are we turning into the laziest society ever? I’m convinced it’s truly becoming an epidemic. Some examples I’ve seen over the past week.
-People willing to wait in a 10 minute drive through line to get their coffee, when they could park their car, get out, and walk into the store and be back in the car in under 2 minutes (This is a FACT. I do it every day at Dunkin’ Donuts and I urge you to try it.)
-A man nearly running over someone, and hitting my car in the mall parking lot in order to get a spot 4 spaces closer to the door entrance. Would it have killed you to take 10 more steps, dude?
-Families buying premade/quick cook/boil in a bag/microwave meals in the grocery store. Eat some fruit and veggies.
-What might be the 1000th Facebook post from that random girl I went to college with saying to message her for details on her new program that helped her lose ‘soooo much weight’. *Clicks Remove Friend*
Hope your day is going well…
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I get emails like this pretty frequently. As many other bloggers do, I share sponsored posts on my blog and social channels often – that’s no secret. As I’ve said before – I only write or share products that I truly use, and my sponsored posts will always contain a disclaimer saying that it is sponsored. I have nothing to hide.
Sometimes the emails are really great, and an awesome fit for my lifestyle. Other times.. they’re not. I’ll say that it was a bit tough to read this email, because I had to physically restrict myself from rolling my eyes at every other word.
You see.. I will NEVER endorse a brand like this. The mere thought of it makes me cringe.
It blows my mind that these brands even exist, and it makes me so sad that people fall into their traps.. partially, because I used to be one of those people.
If you had met me 4 years ago – when I just started working out, I probably would’ve seriously considered purchasing a ‘detox’ tea, or doing a juice ‘cleanse’. In fact I did once do a raw food/juice cleanse and it lasted a whopping 7 hours before I said screw this and ate a cheeseburger. (True story.) I am no longer that girl. I have educated myself on the proper way to fuel and physically train my body.
Unfortunately- many people don’t educate themselves, and buy into these ridiculous things.
So let me just stand on my soap box and scream the following: There is no superfood shake. There is no ‘wrap’. There is no magic 10 minute workout. There is no cleanse or detox. There is no low cal/no cal/ low carb/no carb snack. No. None of that.
There is no shortcut. No quick fix. No fast track. Whether it be progressing in the gym, moving forward in your career, building a better relationship, learning a new skill- there is no way to bypass the hard part.
And I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Maybe you disagree with me, but I feel that when you finally get there and reach your goal, it’s 100x more rewarding. Because you spent hours and fought to get there.
If you’re in the process.. keep working. Keep putting in the hours, time, sweat or whatever else it is. And read my response below for a laugh while you’re doing so.