Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Thoughts (8/7)

Ahhh, Friday... a day that I am so trained to look forward to that even if I didn't work a M-F job, I think I'd still look forward to it.

  • For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to "get involved". I've always has this yearning to volunteer and help people; however, I've actually done very little because of (what I now recognize as) my lack of confidence / fear of rejection. When we moved to New Orleans, I started looking at ways to get involved. Nothing really struck a chord with me until I heard about an organization called Girls on the Run
From Wikipedia, "Girls on the to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k race. The organization’s curricula seek to address all aspects of the girls’ development to enhance their physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness."
It's an organization that I can truly get behind, and feel like I have the knowledge and experience in my own life to help these girls grow up with the self esteem and confidence that I never had. I applied to be a Coach with my local chapter, and our first training is tomorrow. I'm super excited and a little nervous, but I'm ready to take this leap!

  • Vacation is hard. As fun as vacations are, they're hard. I tried to make mostly good choices while we were in Florida and after we got home, but I'm exactly 26 points in the hole for the week. There are things I know I have to change (like my damn Starbucks habit), and I actually have to do it.  At least I was active (no formal exercise, but lots of movement) or it would be a lot worse. No worries though; it is what it is. At least I enjoyed myself!
My weekly/activity point tracking page... note the ratio of earned vs used activity
points (made this when I was still just 6 points in the hole)
  • I came across these photos of me and my bikini as I was uploading pics from the boss's camera from our beach trip. I chose not to add them to the company server, but I didn't delete them either. Baby steps.

 Have a great weekend!


  1. Sounds like a good thing to volunteer for. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it. You totally rocked the bikini!!

  2. Glad you had a great time on vacation and that group does sound like a really positive one to volunteer for!

  3. I love what Girls on the Run stands for and does for the community!
    Also, don't stress about vacation choices. After all, it was VACATION! Just move forward with a clear vision of what you want to accomplish this week and in the future. You are doing great! :)

  4. You killed it that bikini!! Way to go!! I've never heard of "Girls on the Run". Sounds like an amazing charity!!

  5. You killed it that bikini!! Way to go!! I've never heard of "Girls on the Run". Sounds like an amazing charity!!

  6. I really like the chart you have there, it just gives you a better visual than apps!
    Looks like you had fun, looking great by the way :)

  7. I can't wait to hear about your experiences with Girls on the Run! It sounds like a great group.

  8. Girls on the Run sounds like a great opportunity. Can't wait to hear more about your experience. You look beautiful!


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