Tuesday, May 7, 2013


HI THERE!!! It's been awhile. Did you miss me?  I missed you!  I hope if you're reading this post it's finding you healthy and happy!  Alright, enough of the mushy stuff..  I have something on my mind that I want to share with you.

I'm not going to give you a great recipe for guacamole, or suggest that perfect exercise for your glutes.  I'm going to talk about something very simple and something that I have observed to be lacking in our society today.  Now please, don't send me hundreds of emails about how you are to the contrary.. I  KNOW not EVERYONE is like this, BUT I have to say- LAZINESS feels as though it has become an epidemic!  UGH!

Ok, so now you know my pet peeve.  Lazy people.  To make matters worse, it's the lazy people who like to sit around in front of their TV's watching the most awful reality TV shows, eating McDonald's all while saving room for their Dairy Queen.. and then, complain about how incredibly unhappy, fat and unfulfilled they are!  Then, these same people drive through Starbucks the next day, order a Venti cookie Frappa-crapa for breakfast on their way to the job they hate.  ACK!  Oh, and then the children of the world see this and think, "wow, this is what I have to look forward to?" NO, no, no, no!!!!!  Now, of course, this is a bit of an exaggeration, I hope, but the point is- we need to make our lives better.  Simple.

Listen, I say this ALL of the time...  You live once.  One time.  At least one time you're going to remember.  YOU have the control to change your life and make it the one you want.  YOU are the master of your destiny (If Yoda were real, and he were here with me, he would agree).  It just takes one positive step to move yourself forward!  I'm NOT saying you need to be "skinny" to be happy, that is NOT the point, I'm saying you need to be sure you are being the best you YOU can be no matter what your situation.  It could mean your health, your profession, your home life.  Whatever needs work and your desperate attention.. DO IT!  We are lacking in happiness and fulfillment and it's because we don't take enough time in look inward and understand who we are and who we want to be.  Think about who you REALLY want to be!

So, who are you?  Can you look at yourself and say that you are genuinely happy?  I mean happy without the outside influences of other people.  Just you, you alone.  You and you sitting in a room together alone- what would you say to each other?  Look inside yourself and find that place that wants to make your life better and in turn, you will help others make their lives better too.  THIS is my point.  Happiness, love, fulfillment is totally contagious!  Remove the laziness from every aspect of your life!  You have so much value and so much to contribute!

I challenge you to do something today outside of the emotional box.  Reach out.  It will make you feel amazing and then, do something rewarding for you.  Throw away the crappy food in the pantry and buy healthy stuff.  Get yourself moving- go for a walk.  Help a friend who needs you. Spend time with someone who has been putting effort into your relationship.  Life is calling you!!!!!!!!!

Then, go work on your glutes.


  1. Love this! Be happy with who you are not who people want you to be. Take care if yourself, treat yourself and respect yourself. If you don't love yourself no one else will! I hope to instill this in my 11 and 9 year old girls! Thank you Jen for this! I admire you! You Rock!

  2. It's my pleasure! I want the kids who observe us to think how amazing we are.. not how we take short-cuts and don't take care of ourselves! Thanks for the comment Cheryl!

  3. Thanks for the kick in my clenched teeth. ugh. Too true, too true,