Jenny Craig Took My Money
I figure no better time to share this story than on Mother’s Day… lol. She drives me crazy sometimes, but I DO LOVE MY MOM!
The other day, my mom, sister and I drove past a Jenny Craig and my mom says ‘Oh, Jenny Craig! They got my $300..’ I can’t remember the exact conversation, but it went something like this:
Mom: ‘Oh, Jenny Craig! They got my $300.’
Me: ‘And their stuff didn’t work?’
Mom: ‘Well, turns out you actually had to do what they told you.’
Me: ‘HAHAHHA! Omg’
Mom: ‘Yeah, I was hoping maybe if I just paid them, I’d instantly become skinny.’
Me: ‘………. is this real life?’
We all burst out laughing, of course, but the reality is, I feel like people actually think like that sometimes! That if they pay for a meal plan, or buy the newest workout, or a gym membership or personal training they will instantly become fitter or stronger. (I am even guilty of this too sometimes.)
Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Buying whatever it is, is only the first step, and it’s a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo-INSERT a MILLION more O’s-ooooooooooong road ahead. With more steps than you can imagine after that initial purchase.
Hate to break it to everyone, but losing weight/getting healthy/getting stronger is an everyday uphill battle. It might seem depressing, but if you truly want to make a long-term change to your health, you have to be willing to make long-term changes to your habits.
Money can’t buy you healthiness 🙂 LOL