Friday, June 11, 2010

"Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. "

Okay, I'm going to do a little rant and rave with this post. Its not going to be about me but more about a “friend” I have. A friend who came to me months ago and asked me to how I was losing weight and wanted my advice. So, I helped her out and gave her all the advice I could. I even offered to take her to the gym with me and show her how to work out. I even went as far as to taking her to the grocery store and picking out foods and dinners for her and showing her how to read the labels. I put a lot of time into helping her out and sitting down and creating recipes for her. The recipes part wasn't easy either and she is, or should I say I am, very luck that I am a great cook with a lot of knowledge and can put anything together that is yummy. She doesn't eat veggies and she doesn't like to cook chicken.
Well, after simplifying inexpensive recipes for her she gave it a shot. It lasted about 2 meals and she gave up. I got a text message from her one day saying, “I had a salad and a wrap from McDonald' that okay?” Is that okay? I giggled a little. I wanted to be like “do you think that's okay?!!!!” But, I kept it in and didn't reply. I figured as long as she was eating little meals and exercising regularly it would be okay.
The day came when I asked her to go to the gym with me. She was very into the idea of going and I was into the idea of having someone to work out with. It makes time go by faster and I find I can spend more time on the treadmill. Well, that dream was short lived, too. She never went with me to the gym. I cared at first but its hard to keep caring about someone who doesn't care about themselves and only makes excuses. Sometimes I just with people would tell the truth rather than lie.
Anyway, it irritates me so much now to see posts from her online about how she is getting in shape and wants to be skinny but a day later there is something posted about how she is eating pnut butter cups or cake. Really, how naive can someone be to think that 1 hour of exercise a few days a week help get you into shape and lose weight when all you are eating is junk food and sugar?

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