Honest Truths

I received an amusing e-mail forward at work yesterday that gave me the giggles.  It was titled, “Honest Truths”:

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. Just how the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5, as I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. Bad decisions make good stories.

10. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

11. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after BlueRay? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

12. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

13. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

14. I hate leaving my house confident and looking really good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day, What a waste!

15. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

16. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

17. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than with Kay.

18. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

19. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

20. I would rather try to carry 10 grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries from the car into the house.

21. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text, change my shoes or flirt.

22. Sometimes I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

23. How many times do you suppose it is OK to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear, understand or you just weren’t paying attention to a word they just said?

24. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in to your lane. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

25. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

26. Is it just me or do teenagers get dumber & dumber every year?

27. There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going down after leaning your chair back just a tad too far.

28. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

29. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket or purse, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, pitch black, first time, every time!

I can totally relate to numbers 10, 12, and 20.  Ok, all of them.

This list got me thinking though about my own honest truths — or lack thereof.  How often do I really just fail to own up to my own lack of effort or self-control?  It’s easy for me to lose sight of my goals and to start slacking on the things that are most important – namely, my physical and mental health!

I realized that I’m such a visual person, that if I wanted to stay on track and true to my goals, I needed a little visual inspiration.  And that’s when I recalled the Fitnessista’s inspiration board.   In Gina’s words, “an inspiration board is something you create when you want to evoke change in your life. You create a ‘vision’ what you see yourself accomplishing and use it as a daily reminder of your goals.”  Eureka! This is what I needed!

And so I set about making it happen.  First, I pulled out my sizeable box of fitness magazines and my scissors, and got to work.  I snipped out the phrases and pictures that inspired me most.  I made a list of my goals for this year.  And then, with a few mounting squares and a debatable amount of creativity, my first inspiration board was born:

I’m excited about this coming year!

What keeps you honest? What’s YOUR inspiration?


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