Monday Motivation – Don’t Let The World Get You Down

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It’s been a Monday, guys. And I’m having a hard time pulling myself out of it. Some days I can repel the negativity and some days it just gets into my skin like a little fucking mosquito coming for blood. I’ve been getting some shade on here and on social media the past few days and I’m simply exhausted by it. I try to share helpful information with different brands or food or outfits or workouts or meals, all in hopes that those things I love help others, as well. I don’t claim to be a know-it-all or a highly trained professional or a doctor, I’m just a person who loves to find out more about my health and share those experiences with others. And I share everything for free. I share recipes for free, workouts for free, different types of posts for free…and this is all in hopes of getting paid later on. I work for free knowing that I won’t always get paid for my time, it won’t always resonate with others, and I will upset people along the way with my own opinions. I never ask anything of others, I just simply want to share for people who read or watch.

But some people don’t see things like that. And sadly, there is nothing I can do about it. All I can do is let the hatred from others wash off my back and move forward. Especially right now, when tensions are high during the lead up to the election. People are angry, flat out angry. And if something you do doesn’t align exactly with what they think in that moment, you are the enemy and they will make it known. Now more than ever.

But let’s remember one thing – these types of situations arise throughout our lives over and over. You parent differently – you are the enemy. You eat differently than your family members – you are the enemy. You don’t go out and party with your friends anymore – you are the enemy. And yes, I’m being quite extreme right now because I’m feeling heated and attacked so I’m projecting a bit, but my point is that everyone will have times in their lives where they feel like the world is against them when they are simply trying their best. Those attacks will make you question your own path and make you want to fade away, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

We are all so unique and so individual that we will often question other people’s paths or beliefs or ideas that aren’t similar to ours, but that doesn’t mean they are wrong, they are simply different. And if you feel like your group of friends or family or peer group is questioning your goals and the path that you have put in place for yourself, remember that they may be going through something that hinders their admiration for your path in life. For example, if you have a family member that questions your new choice in lifestyle, such as eating healthy/clean foods, it probably is coming from a place of simply not understanding or a place of insecurity. And because of that, they may lash out at you. But that doesn’t mean you’re not on the right path to improving your life. You were put on this earth to make your life your own. It doesn’t have to match anyone else’s, it doesn’t have to look how other people think it should, it can just be your own.

Life is all about choices and you can choose to leave the rest of the world behind and move forward with your own. This doesn’t mean you have to go all Chris McCandless on everyone and leave for good, but you can choose to find your own happiness, no matter what others say. The world is bound to get you down over and over and over again, but if you create your own happiness within your own life, it will only drag you down for a short amount of time. So FUCK OFF, World! I got shit to do! Happy Monday, you beautiful soul!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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26 thoughts on “Monday Motivation – Don’t Let The World Get You Down”

  1. Love reading your blog even if I don’t always agree, I appreciate your honesty, perspective and insights (and yummy recipes). It’s so easy for people to vent via a computer without thinking twice about the power of their words. I hope you know that there is at least 1 person (but really so many more) that appreciates all the work you do on this site. Hope you have a less stressful week

    1. thank you so much for the kind words, Katie! the internet makes it so easy to disengage from the outside world and forget that the people on the other side of the computer have the same feelings that you do. damn the internet, but bless it at the same time lol! thanks for the kind words!!

  2. You have literally done nothing but be helpful, and I know it’s easy to say from an objective standpoint because I’m on the outside. I follow you for SO many reasons (Jackson being in the top 3), but the biggest reason…sorry Jackson…is because of how human you are. And how you are willing to adjust and change for your own body’s needs, and not try to keep up a “look” or a “brand” just because the fuckin internet tells you so. I think sometimes people fear progress; they fear people who are attaining goals and taking charge of their own lives because they themselves haven’t had the courage to do so. And when we are fearful, we react. It’s never an excuse to treat someone a certain way, and it’s a shame that you’re getting so much aggression-as-fear-response from your followers. I think everyone forgets that there is an actual living person behind the other screen, and that they are very much allowed to click “unfollow” and move along with their lives. But WHAT do I know?

    Either way, thank you for reading my first novel as it has presented itself in this comment box. haha. You’re the best. Shitty people suck. THANK YOU for keepin it real and for everything you’ve given to us! Here’s to tomorrow.

    1. wow this was so well put, Jodi! fear, sadness, and self worth have a lot to do with how people treat others, that’s definitely true. if you work on all those things, you don’t attack others with something that doesn’t align with you. thank you so much for seeing me for the person I am striving to be each day. i don’t always accomplish it, but I continue to try. and that’s what a happy life is all about!

  3. Well I appreciate your content! I’ve made your recipes and you’ve been kind enough to show them on your Instagram stories. You even showed my dog once! I want you to know you’ve made an impact on my life and health- and you cuss as much as I do!

  4. Haters gonna hate, am I right? I AM a doctor and love your content and have learned so much from you about health over the years— so keep it up! It always makes me laugh when people throw a shit fit about non-doctors giving health advice. For the most part health care professionals don’t know jack shit when it comes to health promotion and nutrition, so someone needs to step
    up to help others!

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  5. I’ve followed you for years and love ya! Shake off the haters and just do you boo! 🙂 You share so much and your honest about it. Love your stories and the journey you’ve been on.

  6. Juli, this really sucks. For my part, no, not everything you share is for me or works for me. It shouldn’t be like that anyway; take it or leave it based on what works for you, right?. But the things that I have discovered through you have been positively life-altering. Butcher Box. Athletic Greens (just getting that habit cemented and I discern small changes in my morning energy), collagen (like whoa, big positive gains there!), some super tasty recipes, and the big one: Power 30 Upper Body days. Because I run, I needed upper body specific and failed at everything I tried until Power 30. I can’t see changes yet but wow do I feel it when I run. The increased strength in my arms and shoulders mean I generate more power in the torso twist and forward momentum via arm swing. Woohoo!! Keep on keeping it real, Juli.

  7. I am sorry that people suck. I enjoy your coffee most of the time. I cook and work out. I don’t wear make up or do skin care things (like the fractal facial thing omg ouch) however when you post one of those types of things….I just skip it. I don’t read it. “Meh, not for me” and move on
    Why do people have to be so nasty????

    1. yeah i don’t get that. it’s not like we will ever fully agree with other people, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them. i don’t agree with my husband 1/3 of the time and still love and respect him and his ideas!

  8. I appreciate your content and posts and even enjoy your rants and cussing on Instagram. I’m not big on social or an influencer at all, so I can’t imagine doing your job and being attacked regularly, all I can say is you do help people, you do entertain people and you do provide valuable content. I hope my purchases have contributed to your income even if just a little bit because you do hard work. Keep it up!

  9. Julie you are amazing. I’ve followed your insta for years and love the blog. You share things I’ve never heard of, and then go buy 😉and offer up great fitness and health advice- for free, and make me laugh with all the open and honest quirks. Haters gonna hate, keep doing you boo.

  10. Beautifully said, Juli! I couldn’t agree with you more. You inspire others – you are appreciated, and you are amazing!

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