Happy Friday, Participants!
So tell us – did the half-way mark give any of you an extra boost of motivation to finish strong?
Candice and Calee have blogged within the past week. If you have spare time this weekend, I’m sure they would love it if you checked them out (see links below).
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.
Speaking of weekend activities, Janetha will be hosting a Blogger Potluck tomorrow (Saturday, June 30) at noon at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.
“We will be meeting at Liberty Park in the South-east area just north of the pond. Bring something to share with everyone–we already have a LOT of desserts so savory might be better. I will have utensils, napkins, and plates. Bring your own drink, your camera, and whoever you want to bring!
The sign up sheet to list what you are bringing is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnEsg9XhbLW6dHl3N3p1MmU3T2hoNEFkc0tGYzE0U2c#gid=0
Hope to see you there!” ~Janetha
Conference call notes from June 28, via Candice
Thanks for all of you who participated on the Thursday night’s conference call. I know they are hard to remember, or fit in your schedule (and late for those of you on the East Coast) but they are worth dialing in.
Because we want to share the love with the participants with a two-hour time difference, our next conference call will begin at 7:00 pm. I know…I’m sorry about the people who love the 8:00 time, but we are going to try it just this once and see if we have more participants.
So tonight was kind of a “potluck” night of topics. Here’s a little recap:
We talked about letting our minds be a “strainer” rather than a sponge. In other words, picture in your mind a gravy strainer. It lets all the good, yummy stuff pass through and strains out all the gook and stuff we don’t want. In this crazy world we live in, it’s so important to have a filter or strainer and not allow words people say, pictures we see, or weirdo ideas into our thoughts. When we allow “junk” into our heads, we are at risk for affecting our self-image and our good, sound nutrition knowledge.
We also talked about not competing with others and just competing with ourselves. Janetha also brought up a good point about not living in our past bodies and hoping we can be the size we were five years ago. Let’s face it, things change, we get older (wiser) and our bodies change along with it. It’s really important to love where we are, and continuously look ahead to a better, healthier version of ourselves.
Last, I talked about an amazing book I read that has absolutely nothing to do with nutrition but everything to do with embracing our bodies and digging for that little bit of hope when things seem unachievable. I was very moved by this book, and I hope everyone will buy a copy, or share one and read it. It is called Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson. She was in a horrific airplane crash and was burned over 80 percent of her body. Her story is unbelievable and I seriously feel like it changed my outlook on life when I read it this week. It inspired me, and I hope it can inspire you as well. (I cried while turning every page – a good cry).
Have a great weekend! Move a ton this weekend, live it up, and eat well!
The Snack Attack Solution by Candice
Fitting it All In: Installment 4 (last one!), by Calee H.