Post one is Oh Yes, You Can! (Or why I don't believe your excuses) over at Losing Weight in the City. Theodora has lost an amazing amount of weight while leading a busy life. One by one, she picks apart all the excuses people make about changing their lives for the better.
I absolutely agree with her- so many of our "reasons" are actually excuses. Instead of "I can't" a better way to frame it might be "I'm not willing to make the sacrifice right now" or "I'm not motivated enough to make the change yet." Lets all be more honest with ourselves when it comes to making changes.
Post two is Sorry I'm Not Sorry from Katy Widrick. She talked about feeling guilty for things that she sees other people doing and feels like she should do too. Then she took a closer look and thought "NO- no I'm NOT sorry for that." She loves cheese too much to become a vegan and she doesn't like chia seeds- and she's not sorry for either of those.
Her post prompted me to leave the following un-apologies in her comments section:
I like bacon too much to be a vegetarian. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
I sometimes buy the cheap factory eggs because I need eggs and they are the only ones my grocery store around the corner sells. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
Sometimes I refuel after a fifteen mile run with baguette, double cream brie, and Spanish ham instead of whole grains and lean protein. I wouldn’t even dream of apologizing for that one.
If I had to give up running or beer, I’d rather learn to walk really fast or become a great bike rider than give up beer. Sorry, I’m not sorry.Post three is to lighten the mood and make you laugh- Steve in a Speedo's post about his horrible race pictures. As someone who generally looks terrible in race pictures, he not only made me laugh but I empathized with him. Thankfully, however, I've never had eyes so crazy it looked like I was "stealing the soul of nearby children." Wow Steve- those are awesome.
Have you read (or written) anything this week that you think I (or others) should read? Anything you're NOT sorry for?