Dear Groupon…

Dear Groupon?!

Hot pants?!

Unless they’re magic they probably don’t really make you lose weight. It all seems like a crock if you ask me. I don’t believe that pants alone can make or assist you in losing weight. Now, granted they are saying pants with exercise will make you lose weight. But we all know that it’s sheer will, hard work, and eating well. Don’t they say that 80% of weight loss is what you eat??

WTF?!

xox

Heidi

Based on my own experiences in the Daily Deal/ecommerce industry, I firmly believe that while there is a market for weight loss oriented deals, it’s definitely irksome to sell products like this. I mean really? You’re going to get 50% on liposuction or {insert other random THIS WILL MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT type of deal} – do you really not have time for 30 minutes on the treadmill? I think people tend to forget the overall benefits of good honest hard work to lose weight. We’re lazy people and are always looking for the easy way out but let’s be real, weight loss ain’t easy friends.

I feel more and more like these type of cop-out deals are becoming more and more frequent. I like that with LivingSocial (while definitely not innocent with the sometimes useless deals) I’m more likely to find a restaurant or a gym or yoga classes or a winery (this winery by the way is where I'[ll be celebrating my birthday with my mom and sister after my half marathon on April 14!) but LivingSocial isn’t perfect. They sell the awesome stuff (ummm adventures) along with various service deals like car detailing and house cleaning ‘natch but with  Groupon and these “groupon goods” I feel like it’s all crap and THANK GOD I have these filtered because otherwise I probably should would have unsubscribed a LONG time ago (but Groupon ran the Gap deal and I’m waiting oh so patiently for it to run again…) but this deal? Was just offensive and I’m not certain my love-hate relationship with Groupon can be mended here and not because they’re selling them, but because of how they sold them. The copy, the subject, was just wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. Pants can’t make you lose weight Groupon, hard work and determination will.

Have you ever been offended by an email from Groupon or LivingSocial??

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Hate on me Haters

Last week I wrote about mean girls. I then wrote about my bad days after email retaliation.

I’m not going to respond because well, my mama always taught me if you don’t have anything nice to say…don’t say anything at all. So I’ll let my response be this…listen to the song. Live it. Love it.

“I’m gon’ be who I be
And I don’t feel no faults
For all the lies that you bought
You can try as you may
Bring me down when I say
That it ain’t up to you
Go on do what you do
Hate on me hater
Now or later
Cause I’m gonna do me
You’ll be mad baby
(Go head and hate)
Go head and hate on me hater
I’m not afraid of
What I got I paid for
You can hate on me”

Hater-aid just ain’t good for anyone. Right? Right.

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On a healthy living matter, since I got back last week after my awful 14 miler (which wasn’t awful but it was for me) I’ve only been to one yoga class. I’m fixing that today by going to yoga this evening (yay hot yoga!!) here, and hopefully tomorrow morning hitting up a spin class or a yoga class in the AM. Because I’ve really learned – especially over the past month or so – that I feel like complete crap if I’m not active in some way shape or form at least once/day. My natural tendencies are kind of slothlike so I need to work hard to fight those. I know this about myself, and knowing…is half the battle.

Not to mention, yoga just makes me feel better about everything. So well, why not right?

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