Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's Going to Suck

You know why the entire world isn't skinny and in shape?

Because it's not fun. It hurts. It's a shit ton of work. It's not easy.

If exercise and eating healthy were fun or if it was super easy to get in shape or lose weight the entire world would be sexy!

The plain, simple, and hard truth? It's gonna be a lot of work, and you're not going to enjoy it.

Words to live by. For realz.

I've been coming to this realization over the past few days. Like most Americans I have an unconscious feeling of entitlement. I deserve to have the body I want. Meaning - I should just have it, not have to work for it. What kind of bullshit is that?

But while on the treadmill the other day, I started to accept that this isn't an easy thing to accomplish. It isn't going to be easy - I'm going to have to work for it. And damn hard too.

Really, if you think about it, what is there in life worth having that you don't have to work for? Nothing. A good marriage? Hard work. Rewarding? Yes. But hard work none-the-less. A great job with great pay? Hard work. Happy, well adjusted children. Super, extra hard work.

Like Jillian says, you have to "get comfortable with being uncomfortable". True words people.

When my body starts to tire, when I'm not having any fun on the treadmill, when I can barely do the last rep - that's when I know I'm on the right track.

And I'm willing to be in the that place, because I know the pay-off will be worth it.

Hell yeah they do


  1. This is so true, so, so true.

  2. Just one example of why I adore this blog... I swear you two are in my head at times! I have been completely slacking and unmotivated. This is JUST what I needed to hear! Thanks for the pep talk!