Dr. Oz is a quack and other things, too

Day 22 of Jenni’s #blogeverydayinMay challenge. 

Rant about something. Get on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel.

Y’all know I love a good rant.

There is a phrase that, when said to me, invokes rage like no other. That phrase is: “well, Dr. Oz said…”

Know who’s got two thumbs and doesn’t give a shit what Dr. Oz says? This girl.

If I have one more person rave to me about how Dr. Oz says that green coffee bean/garcinia cambogia/raspberry ketones is gonna make ’em lose 20 lbs a month, I might kill myself.

Honestly, people, you cannot possibly be this naive. Maybe it was just me, but my mama taught me that anything that sounds too good to be true, probably is.

What really kills me is: it’s the 21st freakin’ century. We have all sorts of reputable and reliable resources at our fingertips and no one does any research on this shit to find out what it is, what it’s supposed to do, what it actually does, and how it affects your body. Y’all just trust what some quack on TV gets PAID to say. Awesome.

Know what’ll make you lose weight? Getting off your ass and exercising. Know what will make you lose more weight? Adjusting your diet and not eating crap.
^^^pin that to your pinboard, folks.

I hate to be ugly, I really do. But it needs to be said. There is no magic pill for being thin or whatever. You’re not going to take this green coffee bean extract and wake up 439282709 pounds lighter. You just aren’t. Living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is hard nowadays. If it wasn’t, everyone would be a freakin’ fitness model.

If you are too lazy to go to the gym and you’re relying on some fatburner pill or magical herb pill to melt weight off you, well sugarplum, you’d be wise not to hold your breath waiting to get thin. Those pills can’t fight lazy.

Get up.
Do some zumba.
Lift some weights.
Shit, walk up and down your stairs briskly a few times.
Now do that shit everyday. And when it sucks, do it more.
Then, when you get home, eat some meats and veggies.
Get wild with it, add a salad with lemon juice dressing.
And keep doing it.
Magically, the weight comes off.
No pills.
No Dr. Oz.
No magic.

Well looka that, learned some stuff today.
Now don’t try to come justify your crazy, magical, weight loss scheme by starting an argument with, “well, Dr. Oz says…” unless you’re begging for a bruising.

Kthanks. Rant over.

GIVEAWAY! Latitude GearRX

I love clothes and I love CrossFit, so naturally, I love clothes made for CrossFit.

So imagine how excited I was to team up with LatitudeGearRX to do a freakin’ giveaway for my Eat.Pray.WOD readers!

First, check out my sweet shirt! Carpe Diem ‘n’ shiz. Excuse my hair. It was a long day and I needed a shower. So I did that and when I wanted to get comfortable, what did I put on? Oh, my Latitude Gear RX shirt. Clearly.

Their shirts are pretty much awesomely comfortable. Not only to wear for everyday, but also to WOD in. It didn’t bunch up on me or ride up on my tummy once. ALSO, it should be noted that I wore it to work one day and all of my students LOVED it. I got so many compliments.

My favorite one?
“Hey Miss Herrera! Carpe diem, that’s like YOLO but for smart people, right? I like that.”

Indeed it is, kid.

Other reasons why LatitudeGearRX kicks ass?
It’s made by CrossFitters for CrossFitters.
It’s made in the USofA (‘merica!)
They value quality. They make good shiz!

You absolutely need to check out their stuff. Tanks? Tees? Socks? Wrist wraps? THEY GOT IT. 

So because the people over at LatitudeGearRX are awesome, they’re letting me giveaway 5 shirts to 5 lucky Eat.Pray.WOD readers! 

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Thankful Wednesday: 5/1/13

Today I am thankful for:

1. To-do lists
2. My senior kiddos
3. Sleep (when I can get it)

I am thankful for my super awesome (but discontinued) 365 day, 8.5″x11″ planner from Mead. It gives me a page for everyday that I manage to fill up with ridiculous things to do. I am thankful that I actually find time to get some (if not all) of the things crossed off my lists everyday. I do my best! I am really pissed that Mead no longer makes my awesome planner. Color me disappointed. 

Y’all see this? I even have to plan for packing things and when to do my laundry. Geeze.

This is the last week of school for my senior kiddos. I always say to  myself, “you will not get so attached. You will not attach yourself to these kids this year.” But, inevitably, I do. Dammit. And I get all sad and weepy when it’s time for them to leave. And I get especially sad for my seniors because they’re leaving to be real people and I am sadexcitedscaredexcitednervousexcited for them. In spite of themselves sometimes, I love these little boogers a lot (even though I would never, ever tell them to their faces. But if they’re reading my blog–which some of them do–they know now.)

With my ridiculous work schedule, I don’t get a lot of it, but boy have I been thankful for the 3-4 hours I’ve been getting every night. I am sincerely looking forward to summer when I can get more zzz’s and workouts in. EEK!