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Let me first preface this blog by saying that none of this really applies to most of us at CFD. The people who stick around and make living a healthy part of their life have already realized a lot of these points, and I’m proud of everyone for having adapted to a better lifestyle. However, this is very likely going to apply to family members and friends, and I think it’s probably a useful bit of information to pass along.
A quick rant on lifestyle…
I’m going to admit something many of you may not know about me (there’s a little sarcasm intended with that statement…). I have a hard time feeling sorry for people who constantly complain about feeling like shit when they consistently make poor lifestyle choices. If you want to have some examples of what I might be talking about, open up any social media site and start scrolling through your news feed. Go to the grocery store and see what everyone else loads their carts up with. I’m proud to be a part of a community of people who took a stand against an unhealthy lifestyle and are making a constant effort every day to better themselves. Sure, there’s a lot of bad information out there telling people to eat low-fat, high-carb diets to lose weight (and other BS schemes), so in many cases, the predominately unhealthy society we are surrounded by is the result of people being misled. Think of how many people WANT to do the right thing and be healthy, but just don’t even know what that really entails! I’m sure the frustrated overweight person buying whole wheat bread and restricting calories who eats a Lean Pocket for dinner and goes to bed hungry every night has had it up to their eyeballs with sacrifices for no gains!
Good information IS OUT THERE, and I’d like to think we are doing something right at CFD; our results speak for themselves. There’s a part of me that wants to get pissed when I hear constant complaints about feeling terrible paired with ridiculous recipes of desserts designed to make you diabetic. If you’re one of those people who feels bad even 30% of the time, that’s about 29% too often! Chances are, you’re doing something to cause that. Change something about what you’re doing to yourself and monitor the differences. We all have intolerances to different foods, and sometimes it takes some experimenting to pinpoint things. If you’re not happy with your energy, how you feel, look, or sleep, then CHANGE something about your lifestyle or STOP COMPLAINING TO THE WORLD ABOUT IT!
I apologize ahead of time if this comes across as rude, but I think some people need a slap in the face with reality in order to realize that the path they’re walking is a choice. Personally, I like feeling great every day and being strong. No candy bar, soda, or junk food in the world will ever taste as good as being healthy feels. If a general sense of feeling ‘unhealthy’ describes you, then do yourself a favor and stop eating like crap. Throw your skinny wraps, shape-ups, and diet soda in the garbage, because they aren’t helping you. Start eating real food.
Who has two thumbs and doesn’t feel sorry for you if you won’t make an effort to break the cycle??