Tuesday, November 25, 2014

So very fitting!

What sound do you hate hearing?
That's the QOTD and my answer isn't your typical nails-on-a-chalkboard ... babies crying ... blah blah blah.

It's the word "don't."

(my favorite version is Scott Bakula's -- which is, sadly, not on YouTube)

Tis the season for a lot of "don't"s around the whole diet/fitness blogosphere/interwebs.

Don't indulge.
Don't have seconds.
Don't eat this.
Don't drink that.
Don't forget to wear the pants that you already can't breathe in so you'll eat less.
Don't forget to add extra exercise if you DID eat this and drink that.

Bull.
Crap.

Enjoy yourself. If you enjoy yourself "too much" (as if there IS such a thing), big deal. Start over. Even if it's not until the first of the year. It's a good day to start over .... lots of people do it every year, after all.


Everybody says don't,
Everybody says don't,
Everybody says don't-
It isn't right,
Don't-it isn't nice!
Everybody says don't,
Everybody says don't,
Everybody says don't walk on the grass,
Don't disturb the peace,
Don't skate on the ice.
Well, I 
Say
Do,
I say,
Walk on the grass, it was meant to feel!
Say
Sail!
Tilt at the windmill,
And if you fail, you fail.
Everybody says don't,
Everybody says don't,
Everybody says don't get out of line.
When they say that, then
Lady that's a sign:
Nine times out of ten,
Lady, you are doing just fine!

Make just a ripple.
Come on be brave.
This time a ripple,
Next time a wave
Sometimes you have to start small,
Climbing the tiniest wall,
Maybe you're going to fall-
But it is better than not starting at all!

Everybody says no,
Everybody says stop.
Everybody says mustn't rock the boat,
Mustn't touch a thing!
Everybody says don't,
Everybody says wait,
Everybody says can't fight city hall,
Can't upset the cart,
Can't laugh at the king!
Well, I
Say
Try!
I
Say
Laugh at the kings or they'll make you cry.
Lose
Your
Poise!
Fall if you have to,
But lady, make a noise!
Everybody says don't,
Everybody says can't,
Everybody says wait around for miracles,
That's the way the world is made!
I insist on 
Miracles, if you do them,
Miracles - nothing to them!
I say don't,
Don't be afraid!



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