I realized that my last update for my word has been several months ago. Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee was a great success. I hope to use that experience and take the opportunity to share my story with others.
I finished up my final personal training session at work, but I’ve been participating in a strength training challenge at work as well as a half hour boot camp class on Mondays at noon. My first boot camp class helped discover my long-lost motivation. I might not be the fittest person in the class, but I would be the fastest. When we did wind sprints, I was the fastest. Unfortunately I got winded after that, and the rest of class was really challenging. We are almost at the end of boot camp, and my cardio endurance has improved dramatically. I have noticed a difference on how my clothes fit. After boot camp has ended, three other women and I will be participating in group personal training sessions with our boot camp instructor. We all discovered how much harder we work when we are within a group. This is just what I need to kick my workouts up another notch.
I am just under a month away from attending BlogHer in Chicago. I am at the freaking out stage now. I have a roommate, and I have my travel arrangements set. I ordered my business cards, and I have mapped out my schedule. Reality is sinking in that I will be one among 5000 other bloggers. I need to just be myself and remind myself of the purpose of this conference. I am going to be inspired by other bloggers and writers and to help hone my writing skills. I get to meet many women who have inspired me on my journey – Katherine Stone and the amazing LTYM national team of Ann Imig, Deb Rox, and Stephanie Precourt. I’m a hugger and a crier so excuse my displays of emotion ladies!
I feel the most comfortable in my skin at this time. It is such an amazing feeling. This is what I want for my girls – to stand in their truth and be comfortable with who they are. Of course I still struggle with self-doubt and insecurity, but I can quiet those critical voices. I am daring greatly and throwing my hat in the ring.