Happy Friday, Participants!
It’s been a great week, hasn’t it?! If you feel that you’ve been falling behind, try your hardest to catch up! A healthy lifestyle takes commitment and hard work to keep up.
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It was mentioned on the call that we will be giving out a weekly homework assignment. For each assignment, you will all receive a topic in which you can respond to via blog. See below for this week’s topic.
Lastly, if you find yourself wanting (or needing) a good workout over the weekend, Alicia suggests “yoga, hiking, bike riding, swimming, pilates, running outside, or walking the dogs.” Otherwise, we hope you all have a great, relaxing weekend.
See you on Monday!
This week’s homework assignment:
When I was a little girl, I had a tiny pink blanket with holes and a bitten off piece in the middle. The corners were perfectly frayed and soft and it helped me sleep at night and hung out with me all day. I named it “woogie” and I took it everywhere: my backyard, my best friend’s house, the park, the car, the bathroom…everywhere. I could not let go of Woogie.
When I turned five and enrolled in Kindergarten, I realized if I wanted to be a “big girl,” Woogie needed to go. I truly wanted to be able to go to school without Woogie, but I could not. It terrified me. Woogie was a part of me, and it was scary to let her go. My mom sympathized with my inner struggle and came up with a plan. She had me sit down at the table and write a farewell letter to Woogie. We found a pink polka dot box to put Woogie in, put the letter in with her, sang a little song, and packed her away high up in my closet. Woogie had a place in my life at one time, but the time had come that she no longer served a helpful purpose, and Woogie needed to go.
This week’s homework is geared toward unleashing our inner “Woogie” and saying ces’t la vie, adios, and goodbye forever to that “thing” that is holding us back. We all have our Woogie issues that hold us back from achieving our goals and our homework is to write a farewell letter and dismiss the issue from our lives.
It goes something like this:
“Dear Sleep, I love you but you are constantly making me miss my early morning gym appointment,” or “Dear Junk Food, I hate your guts. You make my gut fat…. stay the hell away from me.” Okay, I know those sound humorous, and your Woogie might be, but it can also be something that is serious for you like: “Dear Eating Disorder, You are messing up my life,” or “Dear Put Downs, I don’t want to hear from you any more.”
So that is your assignment for the week. If you want to share, we would love to hear your thoughts and help you say goodbye, so go ahead and post it on our site. If not, that’s okay too. The point is to let go of it. Don’t let it be your roadblock any longer. Recognize the issue, and let it go. Good luck and have a great weekend.
Regarding last night’s (June 14) conference call…
We thought it might be cool to hear you guys talk about the conference call this time. We’d love for any of you to bring up any of the subjects we touched on last night and share your thoughts about them in the comments.
Summer Bucket List by Alicia
The Flavor of Summer by Candice