I came across an acronym this morning that I absolutely love. My gym has a “secret” Facebook page that basically serves as a member forum. People post funny pictures, inspirational photos, rants and questions to other members. I started noticing that “HTFU” had been accompanying a lot of these posts. At first I thought they meant HSPU (hand stand push-ups) which I thought was kinda weird. But after googling it this morning, I realized it stood for Harden the F**ck Up. And, I loved it.
Choosing to resist temptation by Hardening the F**ck Up is what living a healthy lifestyle is all about. Sometimes it’s going to be suck and yes, you will have to make sacrifices. But no one said it was going to be easy. Easy is swinging by the McDonalds drive-thru to get a burger and fries when you are too tired to cook. Easy is skipping a morning workout because your bed is too cozy to get out of. But, by committing to living a healthy lifestyle, you are giving a big ol’ FU to “easy”. You all want more and deserve more. Next time you are faced with temptation (a delicious plate of warm cookies, an offer to go get “wasted” with your friends or the desire to sleep in and push snooze), I want all of you to commit to HTFU. You are too strong to give up and give in that easily. You deserve to live a stronger, longer and healthier life. The rest of your life starts today. Let’s all HTFU together.