Friday, January 10, 2014


Social media really bothers me about 75% of the time.  The constant hate-filled, vague, or pity party statuses really get to me sometimes and I think I declare that I am going to quit facebook at least once a month.  However, I don't think anything bothers me more than the shaming of others. 

For example, I was flipping through instagram the other day and saw a workout picture with the hash tag #maketimeormakeexcuses.  I couldn't help but think how do those words motivate others?  I know it didn't motivate me I was all "ppsshh, you don't know my life". The only message that it sends to me is "I am better than you". 

I have "excuses" from time to time.  My excuses range from pure laziness, "I don't want to" to "I have a butt load of school work to complete" to "I am so exhausted from the 5848919 things I do in a day as a wife, mother, career-woman, and student I don't have any energy to do anything more than pull the covers back for bed".  I don't work out on a regular schedule I do what I can when I can.  Do I feel better when I work out? Yes. But some days it's just not in the cards and that is ok.  There is tomorrow. 

What I am getting at is don't let things like that discourage you or make you feel less awesome.  We are all at different places in our respective journey and we all have different lives with different responsibilities and different schedules.  If you wake up everyday and try your hardest no matter what you are doing, I call that #winning.

Until next time,


  1. You are so right! Thank you for this reminder. We are all at different places and that means our lifestyles are going to be different!

  2. Fantastic post. All I can do is strive to be the best possible version of myself - not a version of someone else, or someone else's vision of who I should be. xo

  3. "What I am getting at is don't let things like that discourage you or make you feel less awesome", AGREED!

  4. This is wonderful Amanda! Thank you so much for sharing :) It really is sad when you think of all the people out there who actually want to make people feel bad. Just pitiful.

  5. I love this! I agree that those hashtags don't motivate me. I love to work out, when I'm actually doing it. Somedays (okay..most days) I have to struggle to find the motivation to start and then I'm good. No lives are the same, we do what we can the best that we can and that's okay by me! :)

  6. This is very true! Everyone's path to success is different