Friday, February 19, 2010
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!!!