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 Run...works 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!

8 comments:

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

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

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  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! :)

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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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