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.



20 thoughts on “HTFU

  1. This post was a smack in the face!! I have been totally slacking off this past week and havent committed to anything. My eating clean has gone down the drain, my working out went somewhere else. Definitely not HTFU! but after this post and my post tonight my a$$ needs to HTFU. no more excuses.

  2. Thanks for posting this, Erica! I was about to head to the snack machine for some Chex Mix, but instead I’m going to HTFU!!!!! xx

  3. Great post. When I was in the Army there were two things we’d say constantly: “Ranger the F up” and “Tab or Die.” The first is just like what you’re saying here, and the second is expressing the dedication to an ideal. Similar, but different. Anyways – I always love reading your blog, and slowly but surely I’m leaning to being paleo (right now I’m more following a neolithic diet, haha). Have you seen the paleo cookbook called “Well Fed”?

  4. What IS it about the general population who thinks that everything should be easy and they should get results just from desiring them?

    HTFU is right! DO THE WORK, reap the reward.

    Love it!

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