Rough Mental State = Good Workout?

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20140416-194154I had one of those days today. One of those days where someone says something and you want to punch a wall, about 50 times. (More about that in a few minutes). When I got home from work I needed to go for a run quick.

Apparently I had a lot of energy or a lot of frustration built up because I hit my best 5k running time. Ever. Ultimately my “average” pace was around 8:36 a mile. Holy hippos batman, I’ve never been that low. It was an AWESOME workout.

Obviously my neck is feeling better. It’s still a little tight but it seems to slowly be getting better. It felt good to run. It’s funny a few months ago I wouldn’t have thought twice about skipping two days in a row of a workout. Now I find myself going CRAZY!

Speaking of skipping workouts. I had a little meltdown today. Ever since this weight loss competition ended at work, people have been coming up to my friend (the winner) & I and telling us how we are awesome but they could never do it because they don’t have time. Generally speaking I try and encourage them saying that its really easy to make time when you realize what you are gaining in the long run. Well I officially snapped today.

Another “I don’t have time” was followed up with someone eating a frozen burrito, complaining about being fat when another person told us she deserved to cheat on her diet because she was good the day before and only had a tiny piece of cake. Multiple people posted on social networks today about how they can’t lose weight, it doesn’t’ come off fast enough. I snapped. I might have gone on a Facebook rant tonight and because I love you all, I’m going to share it:

So I hear this/see this from way too many of my friends on social media (twitter, instagram, Facebook, forums, etc) 5, 6, 7 times a day and I’m sure more now that the weather is getting nicer. People are constantly complaining about how fat they are, how their clothes don’t fit and their ‘diets’ don’t work. My dear friends…. a quick fix diet is not going to fix the problem & neither will diet pills. It’s a lifestyle change.

Don’t say you don’t have time. Literally doing something 20 minutes a day can make a HUGE difference in the long run.

Start paying attention to what you eat. It’s not just calories. Processed foods are bad for you, eating out is bad for you, pop is horrible for you. Ditch fried food and try baking it. Aim to drink 64oz of water a day. Little changes like that make a huge difference.

There are no such thing as cheat days. Cheat days just mean you need to find more time to burn off what you just cheated with. I’m not a fitness instructor, I am not a health nut and I’m far as can be from a nutritionist (cake anyone!?).

I’m not an expert and I’m not perfect, I’m just tired of hearing how everyone is fat and has no time to fix the problem. The reality is that you do.

Do situps during your favorite TV show. Go for a walk around the block once. Get up 10 minutes earlier and do a few jumping jacks. No one can fix it but you. So, please for every ounce of my sanity, stop telling Facebook about how fat you are, get off your butt and stop making excuses.

P.s. If at the end of the day you are simply lazy and love to eat cake…. That’s awesome! You don’t have to justify it to anyone, don’t make excuses just be honest about it…. Save me a slice. I love cake!

P.p.s. To the person who lives 3 doors down from Marcos pizza who had their pizza delivered… You just took lazy to a whole new level.

On that note, have a great night.

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