I really think of Healthy Tipping Point and Operation Beautiful as two separate and distinct blogs (HTP is â€œmineâ€ and OB is a community blog). But sometimes, the notes I receive for OB parallel discussions weâ€™ve had on HTP so nicely! After this morningâ€™s January Joiner post, I got this email:
Ela wrote, â€œI wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the empowering movement: Operation Beautiful. I was at the gym working out after being out of commission due to an illness. I was feeling defeated thinking about the great shape I use to be in, when I passed by a mirror in the locker room and saw this amazing note. It was exactly what I needed at that moment. It re-invigorated my spirit and gave me a reason not to give up. The power of positive thinking has inspired me to pay it forward!â€
I love that phrase, too.
That email was actually just what I needed because I was really struggling with getting out the door to exercise today. Iâ€™ve been pulling 10 â€“ 13 hour work days this week and am pretty tired, but mentally – I really wanted to run. Luckily, Nicole grabbed me and took me outside. Together, we pounded out 5.0 miles. I am so happy to have a running buddy; it totally makes things easier sometimes.
This flatbread was impossible to eat without a fork but really delish. Chickpeas soaked in yellow curry sauce + spinach + shaved carrot.
An orange on the side:
Back to work I go!
Guess what? Itâ€™s FRIDAY! I thought it was Thursday when I woke up!