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!IMG_4461
    • 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

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 Have a great weekend!