The Pinterest Dilemma
Pinterest is like the best and worst of all worlds. Because one second you're reading inspirational quotes...
I hate inspirational quotes. I'm horrible and jaded, sure, but also I tend towards practicality. I absolutely believe you can do almost anything if you put your mind to it, but I prefer prescriptive motivation instead of things that are like, "Dream magical dreams and magically they will come true because of all your magical wish dust!"
Whereas I saw this posted yesterday and I want to print it out and tape it to my wall. It just says:
DO THE WORK
Though I dislike contrived motivational things, I still find that Pinterest gets my "it takes a lot of work to succeed" motor running.
Which is key. Because as I was saying: One second you're reading inspirational quotes about how awesome everything can be...
...and the next second you're staring straight into a photo of some amazing foodie concoction that involves everything delicious in the whole world.
|I totally made up "Individual quad-cheese lasagnas" but I want one right now. That's why I'm drooling in the picture, obviously.|
And always the comments are like, "this is sooooo good!" and "this is so easy to make!" and you're like, "I could totally be a domestic goddess and make this and have my entire family worship me! I LOVE PINTEREST!"
But then, just as you're wondering if you're going to make the 17-layer choco-cream-sugar-dip or the guaca-roni pizza bread sufflé casserole, you are bombarded with all the cute girl clothes and images and styles and fashion ideas.
The cutest outfit ever! Except not when you try to wear it on your current body.
The idea is good. The execution...not so much.
I took a couple months off from my recent dieting gung-ho-ness because for lots of reasons (time and motivational management during the holidays, mostly). I'm not proud of it, but I only consider it a hiatus. I'm back on plan as of yesterday.
Which means I need strength. I love me some Pinterest, but I will really need help to focus more on the health and fashion posts and less on the CHEESE! ones. Totally doable, as long as I remember my own new mantra.
DO THE WORK.
Although Ghandi probably thinks I'm super great just as I am.