Buffalo Wild Wings currently has a ” Blazin’ Wing Challenge ” and if you eat 12 wings in under 6 minutes you get a shirt and your picture on the wall. I though it would be a good idea for my husband to give this a try. He HATES spicy food and I though it would be funny. But guess what? God don’t like ugly and he ain’t too fond of pretty. He struck me down, okay!? Here’s how I died and came back to life. Also catch the video that inspired me below:
Hope you enjoyed the video, she was hilarious but let me tell you. This video doesn’t even do the pain justice.
First of all I should have known better, the sauce was clumpy and extremely red. I don’t have a picture of my actual wings but I’ll tell you why later. I smelled them, they seemed harmless enough, I rubbed my finger against one and my throat was lightly scorched but nothing major. So, it comes time for my husband to take his first bite and that’s all he does! He takes on bite, starts coughing like he was smoking purp and runs to the kitchen sink. Spitting his bit out along the way. But I was expecting this.This is the norm for him. He doesn’t use hot sauce. He buys stuffed jalapeños, only eats the cheese and still thinks it’s too spicy.
I’m thinking I don’t want to waste perfectly good food and I can handle it. That was a lie, I took one bite, drenched it in ranch ( which is why I don’t have a good pic) and ate two more. After each bite I had to leave the room, come back, drench another side in ranch and take another bite. After about 3 trips my lips were on fire, my throat was burning and water was not doing the job! Water made it worse!
These things are so ridiculously hot, I swear the devil put a little spit in it. Buffalo Wild Wings is malicious for making these things. They don’t love you and God doesn’t love them. They certainly made a deal with the devil for hell sauce. My ears were burning, my nose was running and I was sticking my lips under the faucet just to keep them cool. Even hot food created a heat in my mouth I wasn’t ready for. It brought the flames back alive! By the time my lips stopped burning my insides felt like a volcano was erupting. I knew it was over for me. I felt violated and my whole body was shaking. There’s no way any human can enjoy these. If you try them understand it is strictly for bragging rights. It’s going to burn, there’s nothing you can. Just don’t do it! This is every hateful thing you’ve ever thought or done, put in the form of a sauce. All I wanted to do was expel that demon food from my body.
I’m scarred, I won’t be eating anything else spicy anytime soon. Just thinking about it is making my lip burn.
Do you think you could hang?
No matter where you are in life, it’s not uncommon to feel lost, listless and purely unmotivated. Anyone who is in this moment knows that you can’t stay in this spot forever. It could pass on its own or you can be proactive. If you can’t afford to be in this funk then here are a list of things that just might help!
1. Fasting! There’s nothing like a little deprivation to clear your mind. When your mind is clear you will be able to connect with the things that really matter to you. It has also been shown to have mood boosting affects. Fasting has also been known to help with weight loss when done intermittently. There are several ways to fast. Such as ingesting nothing but water up until a certain time of day, or only ingesting fruits and veggies. I’ve found this to be very helpful when trying to overcome negative situations and energy.
2. Write your feelings down! This can be a good accompaniment to fasting as well as prayer. Getting those ideas, fears, negative thoughts on paper can be like release therapy. You can burn them or save them to go back to later. When your mind is clear you may have some great gems to go back to and revisit. You can also revisit your goals or things you are working toward. Reminding yourself what you are doing and why can help reignite the flame. Don’t lost track of where you’re going!
3. Travel! To me, there is nothing more soothing that sitting on a beach watching the waves come and go. Even the drive to your destination can even allow you time to clear your head and reconnect with the things that matter most to you. You can literally leave those worries behind for a moment and escape whatever is that is bothering you. When you comeback, you’ll have a new attitude and be ready to conquer. If you can’t travel, take a walk. I’m cheap, theres always an alternative!
4.Rest! You don’t always have to be on top of it every second of the day. It’s okay to take a day off and do absolutely nothing but stuff your face and binge watch Netflix. You have to take a break sometimes! Give yourself a specified amount of time to be in this funk and once it’s over get back to business. You have goals to reach!
When you’re feeling like you might not be going down the right path, or you have no motivation to continue down the one you’re on try these steps. They’ve been a great help to me, let me know if they work for you!
**If you have any other ideas or tips to help get you back on your path leave them below or send me a message!**
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When a new year starts it can be daunting to think about changing when you haven’t even accepted who or where you are. I would like to take a moment to work on a part of the Serenity Prayer that has always struck a cord with me:
God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
I know the new year is supposed to be about change. But this year, we may need to work on acceptance. This is a resolution that doesn’t get much recognition. There are so many people out there that are battling with their past, battling with their present, battling with their thoughts. Before you can change you need to accept that you are the person you are meant to be. There are some things about yourself that you just can’t change and need to be accepted and embraced to allow you to have a clear head. There is power in accepting who you are. When you truly accept who you are no one can tear you down for being gay, straight, transitioning, dark-skinned, light-skinned, Jewish or Atheist. You’ll begin to find power in those things that once were a sore spot for you.
Even things that can be improved upon can deserve some acceptance. Things like weight loss and mental illness are just a couple of things that also require acceptance. Accept that you are beautiful and capable no matter what. So that when you don’t have the energy or the drive to get things completed the way you would have hoped, you don’t allow it to consume you. You are still capable of continuing and picking yourself up from exactly where you left off.
We also need to accept unexpected change as it comes. Things may not have worked out how you expected this past year. Try accepting those changes, think about what you may have learned or what you may have gained from those unexpected changes and experiences. You can’t change the past any more than you can predict the future. Accept was has happened and do your best to make a brighter day, despite the difficulties you face.
Change is great but acceptance can be so powerful. Accept that you are who you were truly meant to be within. Any changes that come be they physical or metaphysical can only enhance what was already there in you all along. Accept who you are meant to be, challenges and all. Because if you are looking for change, it may not come easy. So accept the challenge. Change doesn’t have to be your only goal for 2017, and acceptance can be a catalyst.
**Do you have any things you are working on accepting in the new year or any goals you have set out? Drop them below! Your acceptance can help someone else!**