Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's not easy!

In the last 24 hours I've had two experience that I couldn't let go without discussing my thoughts with you all.

My first experince:
As many ladies know, Victoria Secrets began their semi annual sale.  I love their yoga pants and if I can get them for 1/2 price, I'm there.  Well as I thumbing through the sale items, I found a cute red hoodie for $19.  SCORE!  These hoodies aren't cheap so it was a MUST HAVE item to purchase.  Much chit chat was going on while I was ringing up, the store was quite busy, then I hear a lady behind me say, "That is so cute, I wish they made those in 'My Size'".  As I turned around I saw a bigger set woman standing their holding a bunch of fragrances.  I said oh, they do, they just go really fast!  She rolled her eyes at me and said, "Well you see, I guess we have a different belief system because I believe not EVERYONE is a size 7."  I smiled and agreed, but left a little the store with words that I wish I had the guts to say.

And the second.  This morning when I was in the locker room at the gym, I had just finished with yoga and was putting my suit on to sit in the steam room.  There was an over weight girl in her upper teens or lower twentys sitting there staring at the floor.  She seemed upset, but I just kept minding my business.  She continued to just stare at the floor as if she was about to cry and then I noticed her friend come running around the corner from the restroom.  The girl said, "What's wrong?!"  She just responded with, "nothing".  Finally after much probing from the friend, she said that she was mad because she had started working out on Monday and hadn't lost a pound.

Ahhh Ha! I KNEW THAT FEELING!  I could see it in her eyes.  The desire to stand infront of the mirror and love who was looking back, but instead, she was almost in tears.

Fam, I have to say, being fit can't be about a 1 time workout or fitting into a certain shirt.  Being fit is about a lifestyle change.  Like I mentioned last time, you can't expect to drop 80 pounds because you ate one salad and ran 2 miles on the tread mill.  Don't get me wrong, it's good, BUT IT'S ONLY A START.  Being fit is changing your way of living and thinking.  How you feel is a reflection of how you eat.

And because his post on facebook relates... The Kings of Hard Core Truth: Preston Allen gets the award for straight truth today->
"I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, wanna lose weight, why can't I? ...Sugar is one of the main culprits! Sugar is the first drug. Avoid it like drugs...avoid white sugar, white bread, white flour, milk (Does Not feed the body good or just not the best). Use almond milk or rice milk,. Avoid all soda, event the natural stuff. If you really, really really, wanna lose weight, YOU MUST MAKE AND COMMIT TO POSTITIVE, SUPPORTIVE FOOD, SNACK, & SUPPLEMENT SUPPORT. Supporting the liver will digest fat more apporpriately. Taking 'speed' and drinking diet anything will KEEP YOU FAT AND ADDICTED TO SUGAR!!! JUST SAY NO TO SUGAR!!"
BeBlessed
A

5 comments:

  1. wow girl it amazes me how these crazy experience always seem to happen to you! It's like so many people see you and judge you right off the bat, not knowing how hard you've worked to get where you are now. It reminds me to not judge others myself, to not ASSUME.

    Anyways, love how inspiring you always are in setting the example of your awesome fit lifestyle. <3 xoxo

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  2. Great post!!! I agree - it's a lifestyle and you have to work at it each day to stay fit. Our world predisposes us to be overweight so unfortunately you have to constantly make decisions to be different to stay fit and in shape.

    Keep up the good work!

    Nicole www.fitnessfatale.com

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  3. Hi Alison! I found your blog via FB and after Eli told me how kick awesome you're looking. Your blog is great and it looks like you're doing so well! I just started a blog too about running, weight loss, and healthy living. I'd love to hear more about how you're doing. Take care!

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