I really think of Healthy Tipping Point and Operation Beautiful as two separate and distinct blogs (HTP is “mine” and OB is a community blog). But sometimes, the notes I receive for OB parallel discussions we’ve had on HTP so nicely! After this morning’s January Joiner post, I got this email:
Ela wrote, “I 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!”
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. I’ve been pulling 10 – 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? It’s FRIDAY! I thought it was Thursday when I woke up!
Wow, even that OB note via the internet helped me… it’s been a rough couple of days- i love that i can always count on the blogging community to put a pep back in my step. this post also reminds me: i need more chickpeas in my life. THANK YOU