- Me: WHO THE FUCK TOOK MY oh there it is
Two Minute Cardio Motivation
This is how I feel looking at tumblr sometimes.
Where did I go? Also, has anyone seen my motivation? I seem to have lost it.
Let me just tell you, watching someone slowly die takes it out of you. My grandpa is refusing to give up this life and move on to whatever happens next. He’s been unresponsive since Sunday. Saturday we all told him it’s okay to let go. That was legitimately the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. I will never in my life forget looking into those beautiful blue eyes and basically telling my only Grandpa to die already.
Well, my Grandpa is a bit stubborn, so he’s still alive. My theory is this: My grandpa wouldn’t take my mom to see The Beatles in ‘64. My mom and I gave him crap for it almost every time we saw him. For the past 8 years, we’ve been going to a Beatles tribute festival (Abbey Road on the River). I think he’s waiting to make sure we don’t get to go, just to get that last dig in.
Health wise, I’ve been horrible. Last week was teacher appreciation week. I ate everything. No joke. We had a breakfast day, a lunch, and a dessert day. I barely went to the gym and I gorged myself. I feel jiggly. Yet, I haven’t gone to the gym this week. I have no motivation to get up and go in the morning.
So, I’m going after I teach dance tonight. We get done at 7, so there is no excuse.
Hopefully you all are doing much better than I am! Wish me luck.
As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are struggling and way behind us. They’re not. Sweden and South Korea have more advanced high speed internet networks. Japan has the most advanced trains and transportation systems. Norwegians make more money. The biggest and most advanced plane in the world is flown out of Singapore. The tallest buildings in the world are now in Dubai and Shanghai. Meanwhile, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America http://bananenplanet.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/10-things-most-americans-dont-know-about-america/ (via curlycherie)
There are two areas where the USA is way out in front of the rest of the world: war and prison. The technology of killing is the main investment of US national energy, and of course the semi-public semi-private incarceration economy is flourishing while schools and roads crumble. In many other quality-of-life terms — housing, healthcare, public transportation, public access to technology, mental health support, support for people with disabilities, childcare, primary education, maternity support, social safety net — I think a lot of US Americans personally know that things are not exactly rosy but see no options for fixing it.