Friday, February 19, 2010

Operation Beautiful

The university is constantly sending e-mails about various events, speakers, get-togethers.  Yesterday I received an e-mail that caught my eye.  The event is titled "Operation Beautiful" and takes place next week.  A snippet of the e-mail says:  "Caitlin Boyle, founder and author of Operational Beautiful, will be presenting an interactive workshop to students about her mission:  To end self-hating fat talk.  The event is in recognition of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and topics such as how to combat fat talk, and creating a positive body image will be covered."  While I know I am not fat, I have been guilty of negative self-talk especially, about my body image.  This was one of the reasons for my New Year's Resolution:  "To be less critical of myself and more confident in myself."  I went to Caitlin's blog: Operational Beautiful  and found it to be truly inspirational!  (Note:  This is not the same Caitlin I work-out with, she just happens to spell her name the same way).  I've stolen a few pictures from the blog to illustrate the concept.  The idea is simple and brilliant.  You simply leave Post-It notes for people to find which reminds them that they are beautiful or loved.  This was one of my favorite blog entries on the site.  There is even a book coming out about Operation Beautiful. 

I was going to wait until next week to post this, after I check out the event, but I thought it was too good of an idea not to share right away.  Please pass it along.  Maybe even leave a Post-It with a positive message for someone else to find. 

In my own work-out related news, I did tutor last night so there was no time to run in the daylight.  I cooked a yummy dinner of pork chops with a side of onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and garlic.  Mmmm.  Tonight I plan to do a nice run by myself after work.  I'm really looking forward to it!  Hopefully the weather will warm up just a tad before I head out.  Then I think I'll do a yoga video from ExerciseTV.   (Did anyone else notice that I got a blog comment from who is supposedly the Marketing Coordinator of ExerciseTV??  He wants to ask me some questions... I hope it's real.  I'm wayyy excited!)

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!!! 

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