This past Saturday, I co-hosted Super Saturday in Chicago with my friend @KatieChoudhary, and it was amazing!
As always, there were success stories (of physical, financial, and personal transformations) that were absolutely amazing. I also shared my success story… Which was fun! I forgot some important things that I was hoping to say, and said there was crack in Shakeology (NOT TRUE) in front of the Senior Vice President of Global Sales of Beachbody, but it was fun!
It was also amazing to see my team! They are among the most positive people you will ever meet, and caring, kind, and fun to be around to boot!
Here is a picture of us in front of the “Dream Big” balloons!
My success partner and one of my leaders on my team (we’re the Honey Badgers) and I were on the same page mentally fashion-wise, so we thought we’d get on the floor senior picture-style and pose!
But, here we are with Jeff Hill (that’s that Senior Vice President of Global Sales I was talking about!).
And of course, I couldn’t NOT post a picture with the person responsible for my being a Beachbody coach, Katie! She found me here on Tumblr and Twitter, and the rest is history! Now there is not a day that goes by that we don’t text, talk, see each other, or HeyTell, and she’s like a sister to me! Here we are with Jeff and the balloons!
I CAN’T WAIT for the next Beachbody event! I know that I will be getting together with our team (or at least members of it) before, but the next event is Summit, and I CAN’T WAIT! A few days in Vegas with the happiest people in the world? YES, PLEASE!
If you want to be a part of this, let me know! We’ll see if you’re Honey Badger material!
New Year, New Commitment to Blogging
Happy 2013, four days late!
This year, I can’t even count my new year’s resolutions. There are so many! However, I don’t see myself as being one of the 92% that doesn’t stick to them (yes, that is an actual figure, or so I’m told!). Some of them may fade in and out (I am not great at getting >7hrs of sleep per night, I haven’t been stretching as much as I hoped, and I definitely didn’t maintain my “stay polished in public” rule when I went to Pancake House this morning and wore purple, green, and red all at the same time), but I plan on making more of a conscious effort this year every day to make myself a better person… So while my list of areas of improvement is long, and every item on it might not get attention daily, I will continue to always strive toward better! One of the things on the list is to blog more - not just have an instagram feed in several places, so here I am!
Last night, Tommy and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary. It was wonderful! We went to Mr. B’s Steakhouse, which was amazing, and then went and had a drink and some chocolate-covered strawberries at Blu, which overlooks Milwaukee and is GORGEOUS. It’s funny, because there were two servers attending to us at Mr. B’s, and when Tommy and I went to pancake house (with him in his work clothes and me in my sloppy clown attire) we ended up seated directly next to the two servers from Mr. B’s last night! It was hilarious, and kind of awkward when I heard them talking to each other about using their tip money from the night before to pay the bill today. Had we known, we could’ve just said “Hey, we’ll just buy you brunch tomorrow!”
I think it’s a sign that Tommy and I eat out together entirely too much, but that will change come Monday. Monday is when I start my next Beachbody challenge group (message me if you’re interested) as well as when Tommy, some friends, and I start the 21-Day Primal Blueprint challenge. We both have experience following the primal diet plan (him more strictly than I), but not as strictly as we will be starting Monday, and not with the other lifestyle aspects of Primal living as much. I already downloaded f.lux to my computer, so it was fun to watch it change as I worked on it this afternoon!
I am finishing up reading the China Study… It’s a book about how harmful consuming an overabundance of animal protein is. Between that and eating primally, I am starting to feel really guilty about the huge nutrition project that I did with all of my students my last year of teaching. I told them to have six servings of the grain group per day. WHAT?! I am sure that following the food guide pyramid is still still better than what they ate before, but I still feel responsible for being tricked by the USDA’s food guide pyramid. Yikes. I am trying to think of a way to make up for it, perhaps as a way to finish my Master’s degree. If you have ideas, let me know!
Well, I have a few more things on my “to-do” list before I head off to do the Primal Fitness Assessment and then down to the Chicago area for Super Saturday tomorrow - SO PUMPED! I will write another personal blog in the next few days!
P.S. What do you have going on this weekend?
P.P.S. Do you have any ideas for how I can right my nutrition instruction wrongs to get my Master’s degree in 2013?