Fun afternoon! I went to the convention center in Orlando to meet with two ladies from the Confidence Coalition.
The CC â€œbrings together all of the organizations, companies and individuals committed to promoting confidence among girls and women.â€ Operation Beautiful is one of those organizations, and since weâ€™ve been talking on the phone a lot, I was really excited to meet these fabulous women!
One of the CCâ€™s hallmark programs is the â€œYou Make Me Smileâ€ concept. Organizers hand out balloons to girls and women and ask them to write inspirational phrases on them.
I wrote on three balloons and tied them to cars in the parking lot. One of my balloons said, â€œYou are epic!â€ 🙂 I would love to get a balloon like that on my car!
I just love that there are so many great organizations out there that are dedicated to promoting positivity and confidence! Girl Power!
Before I left, I had a protein smoothie featuring my new brown rice protein powder (Jarrowâ€™s):
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 banana
- 2 cups raw spinach
- 2 scoops protein powder
It was kind of chalky. Definitely not as good as whey protein (Iâ€™m trying to cut back on animal products). It wasnâ€™t bad, but I wouldnâ€™t buy it again. Iâ€™ll have to search for something new next time.
Lunch was an amazing wrap:
My wrap contained arugula, pilaf, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and hummus.
Plus, chips and salsa on the side.
And I just had a bowl of Grape Nuts and almond milk.
Um, yes. There are ice cubes in my cereal because the almond milk wasnâ€™t cold, and there is nothing more disgusting than warm almond milk. It tastes GREAT chilled, but not so good warm.
My Dad is pulling up any minute, and then we need to prep for our bike race. So much gear to pack!
And then weâ€™re going to my birthday dinner (yes, nine days early). I bet you all can choose where I want to goâ€¦ 🙂