Operation Skinny Jeans: Passionate, Yeah

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Passionate, Yeah

You're probably wondering what the heck this post is going to be about (and why I gave it such a stupid name), but don't worry, that's coming :)

I've been thinking a lot this week about passion. I'm the kind of person who is really interested in a lot of things, but only really passionate about a few. One of the things I've always been passionate about is photography, but for a long time I let my insecurities keep me from pursuing it, and that all changed this week (and no, this post isn't about me taking pictures, I swear).

Thinking about the word passion always makes me think of Mallrats, after Brodie and Rene have sex in the elevator. He stands up and starts dancing, saying, "There, that was romantic, right? Passionate, yeah", all pleased with himself and stuff. Hence the post title.

Yeah, I'm weird.

Since I decided last week to start doing instead of just dreaming, passion has been on my mind.

And that's when I realized something.

The reason I've spent so long struggling with my weight wasn't because I couldn't do it, or I was weak -- it's because I haven't been passionate about it.

I know it's hard to be passionate about things like going to work, or not eating a bowl full of ice cream every night, but can you imagine how much better our lives would be if we put passion into everything we do?

Weight loss is NOT an easy road. You really have to want it. You have to run after it with as much gusto as you can muster, bite on as hard as you can, and refuse to let go no matter how much you get bucked around.

It's my wish for you that you can find something weight loss-related to be passionate about, whether it's your motivation, creating healthy recipes, or Zumba.

With a little passion, there's nothing we can't do :)

1 comment :

  1. I need a little more passion related to losing weight. I think sleep would help me feel more passionate...also not being in nursing school. But alas, these are excuses! What's your passion?


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