Mid-Life and Millennial: Bridging The Gap

It’s finally here! Today is the day! The launch of the Bridge The Gap Campaign. The day 200 influencers-100 Mid-lifers and 100 Millennials are teaming up to show the world that we are truly #StrongerTogether!

I am beyond excited and happy to be part of this campaign!

This Bridge The Gap campaign unites the Mid-life and Millennial Demographics to blur artificial boundaries while encouraging Reciprocal Mentorship.

What exactly is Reciprocal Mentorship?

It’s a new and empowered way of bringing the generations together by each sharing their unique gifts with the other.

Isn’t one of the best things in life, some of the people we meet along the way?

I mentioned the campaign a couple of weeks ago and that I was paired with Lauren Dailey. Today, I am excited to introduce you to Lauren and her blog bohemianbythebay.

While, unfortunately, we weren’t able to meet in person, despite Lauren’s invitation to get together for coffee (she’s on the west coast I’m on the east, maybe, just a tad too far to go for a coffee) with the world of social media and email we were able to connect and get to know a little about each other. I was excited to get to know Lauren and learn her story.

What did I learn about Lauren?

I found there a several parallels in our stories. Surprised?

Lauren lives in Redondo Beach, CA with her kitty Penny, but she is originally from Colorado. She moved to LA after living in San Francisco for two years in order to pursue a new career and expand her blogging network. She started blogging while living in San Francisco and has been blogging for about three years.

This is what Lauren told me about her blog and her reason for starting it:

I started my blog as a creative outlet while I worked in finance in San Francisco and never thought it would become more… My blog is a place for others to find creative inspiration and find advice on how readers can be their most authentic selves.” 

Now, y’all know I have a little bohemian in me that tries to get out once in a while….maybe it’s time to let her out to play more often?

This is what Lauren told me inspired her to join “Bridging the Gap” and to be a part of this life-changing campaign:

“I wanted to be part of this campaign to challenge myself and do something out of the norm-I think that a lot of successful bloggers are older, and this just shows that you can start a blog and pursue your passion at whatever age!” 

You can follow Lauren and check out her amazing blog bohemianbythebay and on Instagram.

As women from seemingly different, yet similar, demographics we have so much to offer one another.

Those of you who know my story know that I moved several hundred miles away from my hometown many years ago, and that I started blogging to share my story and to encourage others (especially mid-lifers) to pursue their dreams and goals. It may not be easy, but I promise you: It will be worth it and you can do it!

I’m grateful for the opportunity to Bridge The Gap together and to develop an ongoing relationship where we can help one another.

Don’t you think it’s time we come together to bridge every single gap that’s out there? I think we have made substantial progress in letting go of many labels and divisions, yet there are many that still exist. When it comes to ageism, it doesn’t get talked about. Wouldn’t you agree it’s time to change that? Together, we intend to do just that.

How?

We can start by sharing with one another and embracing both for the greater good. There is energy and innovation in youth and wisdom and experience in midlife. Deep inside every Mid-life Woman, a Millennial exists and within every Millennial lies a future Mid-lifer to be. We invite you to join us, on this journey, as we show you that age is just a number. It’s your attitude about life that keeps you young or makes you old; don’t you agree?

Thank you, for Bridging The Gap with me as we are definitely: #StrongerTogether.

Until the next time

Janet

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Fashion Friday-A Fashion Question For You

It’s Friday! Happy Friday….Friday the 13th!! Oh boy, and in October…

Scary? Good Luck? Just another day? Are you superstitious?

I have a friend who is so superstitious he takes off work and stays in the house every Friday the 13th. Can you believe we are almost half way through October? Halloween is just around the corner.

Maybe that’s why I’ve been playing around in Targets’ Halloween section with the animal heads when we go, lol! The last time we were there I just had to try on another one. It went with my outfit after all, lol! I showed you the first one here, “The Man” all but dared me that day. I did this one all on my own.

Wasn’t it just puurrrrr-fect?

Do you dress up and “get into” Halloween? We have been dressing up with the littles as a family, with a theme the past few years. I will share that with you later this month. I’m not quite sure what we are doing this year. Noah and Miss Quinn are starting to come up with their own ideas for dressing up and they don’t usually sync up with each other never mind getting everyone in on it….

This morning I was woke up out of a good sleep, by a phone call, from “The Man”, slightly before 5am (no wonder I’m dragging)…now for starters a call when he is at work and I’m in bed, scares the bejesus out of me. I answered the phone to hear “your coffee’s on the table”. What? “With donuts”. Huh? I’m thinking to myself, why are you stopping home with coffee and donuts? You’re route isn’t near here on Friday. I didn’t voice this as my brain was still trying to process this and my heart was slowing down to normal again….all the while he was still talking away. The man of few words, cannot be quiet some times. He went on to explain that he told me was going to be home early on friday for the the next few weeks, until the beginning of November, due to some rerouting and a new route taking effect. I remember he said something about being home early. I wasn’t expecting it to be before 5am….but he did bring me coffee. That’s something, right? Oh, and donuts. I didn’t need the donuts…but did that stop me? Bahahaha!!! No.

Are you ready for the weekend? Do you have plans?

I hope my weekend is pretty uneventful. I’m meeting my Rodan+Fields friend, Kathy, for dinner tonight and I have my usual Saturday activities on the agenda; the #saturday7amsocialclub meeting and my session with Jeff, but that’s all. After last weeks full weekend with YTT and next week being the races (YIKES) staying in this weekend sounds pretty good. It’s “The Man’s” Saturday to work and after birthday parties two Sunday’s in a row, I know he is looking forward to not going anywhere Sunday. He thinks he’s going to stop working Saturdays by the end of the year…..whatever will I do? I’m not sure this will work, for me, lol….

I will do a short run Sunday morning and then start the “taper” process, in hopes to be ready for races next week. According to the scale I have already started the carb-loading process (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)….what’s bad about that is because of YTT last week I haven’t weighed in for October yet….I will have to do that tomorrow at the meeting (unless I don’t go). That’s not a good option since I missed last week and will miss next week due to the races. So I will go, weigh in, and live with my choices. I will still be under goal, I just don’t like “seeing” that number go up even when I know why. Add to that me going out to eat tonight. I did have a bit of a plan for that, but then pumpkin spice donuts entered the house this morning and I didn’t “just say no”…..it’s life. You live it and move on.

Okay. It is Fashion Friday, after all, so let’s have a little fashion talk.

This morning I was scrolling through Facebook and one of the members of the 40+style club posted a question/dilemma.

Below is her post:

“Can we discuss dressing to be situationally appropriate? I couldn’t find any threads already started.

I live in an area that is very casual and pulling myself together with a statement necklace is enough to make me feel conspicuous. This is ok but as I start figuring out the clothing that really makes my heart happy I’m afraid I will stand out like a clown. When I travel outside of my locale I’m much more apt to be authentic.

Case and point: I have a mtg this morning at a coffee shop. I really want to wear my new lace dress with a chambray short jacket and lt grey sneakers. I won’t wear it because it would be too over the top. I’ll probably wear a lace blouse instead w jeans.

Just wondering if you girls think about this and how many of you go with your heart.❤️

My first thought was, how sad for her. And how awful to possibly need two different wardrobes. Then it brought to mind an encounter I had a few weeks ago. The area I live in is a very “blue collar”, casual type area and getting more casual with some of the younger crowd that is moving in.

I showed you the outfit in the picture below last month and I consider this to be a rather casual outfit. It can be elevated, but it would still be casual. Overall I consider my style casual, classic, occasionally romantic and a little boho. I seem to go through phases. During the week with the littles I tend to dress more casually than I do on the weekends, but I still like to look nice.

I wore this exact outfit a couple of weeks ago with the sleeveless vest and statement necklace below. The necklace is from the Plunder Fall Line and is called Dallas. It had just arrived a day or so before and I think is perfect with this top. Actually I just love it period! It’s eclectic, quirky, fun, and definitely makes a statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to take Noah to the bus, then run a few errands before heading out to pick Miss Quinn up from school. When I walked Noah to the bus stop, one of the young mothers commented that I looked nice and sure was dressed up. Really? Dressed up? I think this is pretty casual, even with the addition of the vest and necklace. What do you think? Dressed up or casual?

Does wearing something other than sweatpants with “bootylicious”  written across the rear end or pajama pants out and about constitute being “dressed up” these days? I sure hope not! There are still plenty of ladies in our neighborhood who wouldn’t dream of going out the door if every hair wasn’t in place and fresh lipstick applied. Thank goodness for them!

I admit, I don’t wear makeup every day; I never have, but I do try to dress nice and do my hair. I don’t know about you, but I feel better when, as the saying goes, “I get up, dress up, and show up”. I definitely feel different on days that I know I’m not going anywhere and may not put much effort or thought into how I dress. And yes, I have those days where I will hang in the house in sweats and such. Those are usually house cleaning days and I have never bought into dressing up to scrub the floor. I would change before going out though.

What would your advice be to the member who posted this?

I say: Wear what you want/like. Be you/do you, let them wonder why you are “dressed up” or “over the top”. Maybe others want to dress as you do yet have the same feelings. Maybe you will inspire them to be who they want to be.

I would love to hear your opinion.

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Have great weekend!

Until the next time

Janet

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Simple Pleasure Thursday 10/12

It’s Thursday! That must mean it’s time for our simple/guilty pleasures.

Do you have a simple or guilty pleasure to share this week? Mine is a bit silly, but that’s what simple pleasures are for, right?

This past week has been crazy busy as I’ve been telling you about. The Rodan+Fields convention, YTT, and now integrating back into real life, oh and let’s not forget mountains on top of mountains of homework!

My simple pleasure this week is thanks to the R+F girls!

I do believe I have mentioned at least once or twice that we have a R+F business opportunity call every month and a team call each week. Last week three ladies from our team got together and headed to Charleston, SC for a virtual convention event. Two ladies from Virginia, Tania and LeighAnn (who are practically neighbors) met Lucille from New Jersey, at an airport in North Carolina before driving on to South Carolina. They had never met her in person before.

When we had our ZOOM call Wednesday night LeighAnn was so excited! She had finally met someone shorter than her! Apparently Lucille is only 5′ tall. When I told them she had me beat (you know I’ve told you I can only claim 5′ on an eighties hair day) they couldn’t believe it! They said they thought I would be tall. I guess sitting down in front of the computer on a call makes me look tall, lol! I’m going to be meeting one of the other girls, Kathy, for dinner tomorrow night. She lives in Delaware and we are going to meet about half way. We are both excited! That’s the good thing about living in tiny states; you don’t have to travel far to get to the next one, lol. They told Kathy she would have to report back on if I really was that short.

I have decided they don’t pay attention to Facebook very much. I had posted the pictures below just a couple of weeks ago of me with a few guys from the gym. We all wore the same shirt that night, and Derrick (one of the trainers) just had to take a picture because we all matched. I’m sure they will be excited to know they made the blog as a “fashion statement”!

After we finished the call, I reposted these and tagged the girls! My post said “if I’m tall these guys must be giants”. What’s really funny is they had all liked or commented on it previously…..too funny!

So that was my simple pleasure this week. Finding out that behind the screen, at least, people think I’m tall. Maybe there’s still a chance I will grow up one day. And having fun, making friends, and bonding with ladies from all over even though we haven’t met in person.

Please share your simple or guilty pleasure for this week.

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Until the next time

Janet

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Sharing a Story

Last week my friend Anne from the blog Soulmate Dance asked this question: “What’s your story?” She is looking for those who have a story to share and would be willing to share it.

I am sharing her quest with you today.

Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to share your story with Anne?

If so:

Read Anne’s post below for details, then head over to her Facebook page and connect with her.

***What’s Your Story? ***

Soulmate Dance is looking for your midlife stories to share during our 30 Days of Love Celebration starting October 20.

❤️ Did you find true love after 50?

❤️ Did you finally fall in love with yourself? Maybe for the first time. Maybe you had been lost and found yourself again.

❤️ Did you leave a dead-end relationship or job and turn it into a transformation?

❤️ Did a stale relationship reignite? Or a troubled relationship find healing?

❤️ Did you discover new interests and hobbies?

❤️ Did you meet the best friend you’ve always craved?

❤️ Did you find yourself caring for a difficult parent and find new depths of compassion?

Love shows up in many ways. What’s your Love after 50 story?

The stories selected will be featured on the Soulmate Dance blog and Facebook page, one per day starting October 20.

Why October 20?

❤️ It’s our 5th wedding anniversary. We met in our fifties and that was the genesis for Soulmate Dance.

❤️ Soulmate Dance, the blog, is getting a makeover and this is our unveiling party.

If you have a story to share, send me a PM and I’ll send you the details. Tag a friend. Share the post.

#Love Your Stories

Art Credit: Rose Dalton

This beautiful art work was used with permission from the artist and my friend Rose Dalton. If you would like to see more of Rosie’s work go check out her Facebook page Rosie Dalton.

Until the next time

Janet

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A Surprise Award

Happy Tuesday! Things are starting to return to normal (whatever that is)  here after the last weeks activities.

Is this good or bad? Lol! Is there such a thing as normal?

The sun is shining today and summer is still trying to hang on. I like the sunshine and warmth. I like that it’s warm but not oppressively hot and humid; although the humidity is higher than normal for fall. I do hope that it cools down a bit and the humidity disappears for the races, that are now less than two weeks away! My butterflies are starting to develop butterflies; by the way! I talked to my friend, Sid, this morning (he’s running the Baltimore Half with me) and he said he still gets goose bumps before each race. This is a man who has run over 200 full marathons and too many other races to count!

Today I am sharing a little something that happened last week. With the week being so crazy busy and my postings minimal, I had to wait to share.

Wednesday morning,  I woke up to an email from Feedspot Blog Reader! My blog. This blog.  Grandma2Glamma, was selected as one of the top 15 fitness over 50 blogs!!!

To say I was surprised would be putting it mildly! I am honored that my little contribution to the world of fitness and sharing my stories and journey with you has been recognized. I’m not quite sure how it happened but I’m sure your support, dear readers, was a big contributing factor. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for liking, commenting, and sharing the blog and/or the social media posts. That is what helps to get the word and the blog out to more readers. I am honored and humbled to be selected. I hope to be sharing many more stories and endeavors with you.

You can also find Feedspot on Facebook. They support blogs across many niches. Head over to their page, give it a like, and check out the blogs that are featured!

If you are enjoying the blog and haven’t already; please take a moment to sign up for the blog email. Click on the subscribe button at the top right side of the page or on the “pop-up”. I will not share your email with anyone else (that would be mean) you will just be the first to know when there is a new post. You can also follow me on social media through the pop-up or by clicking the following links: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Bloglovin.  If you would like to share the blog with your Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest friends, please do. You can click the share buttons at the bottom of the post. You can also “Pin” the blog or any photos to Pinterest! Feel free to “pin away”! Your likes, comments, and shares are what helps get the blog out to more folks, which helps it grow, and I appreciate it more than you know. It really does help!

Until the next time

Janet

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Yoga Teacher Training-Week 2

Whew, its Monday! What a busy weekend! I needed this new week to start to rest up from the weekend! It’s raining here today for the first time in a month. That should make for a slow, lazy day and boy do I need it after this weekend!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun and exciting?

This was my Yoga Teacher Training-YTT AND the Rodan+Fields convention and new product launch weekend. On top of that there was a birthday party for Lessa and Miss Quinn on Sunday (which I had to miss). Since Lessa’s birthday was really on the 2nd, we had cupcakes and such then. Miss Quinn’s birthday is actually Friday the 13th and we will have a little home celebration then too.

Lessa and Miss Quinn

How many ways can you say crazy busy?

YTT

I was sooooo worried going into YTT weekend. I felt like I was way behind with my homework and unprepared. Most of last week I was waffling back and forth between “I can do this” to “I can’t do this”, “what have I done”? I had plenty of those “I’m going to flunk out of YTT” thoughts off and on much of the week. Who flunks out of yoga teacher training? Oh I was quite a mess! I may have been worried for nothing.

When I got to class Friday night, I discovered I was not the only one with those thoughts and I was not the only one who was a bit behind. Some were much farther behind than I was. Misery loves company?

When I left class Friday night I felt much better and by the end of last night I was back to thinking “I can do this”. I came home and just “let it go”. I haven’t even looked at my books or let myself think about the mountain of homework this next month will entail. It makes last months look like nothing, and I still need to finish the few things I didn’t get done. Out of sight, out of mind? Not really, but I am taking today to process the weekend before I dive back into it. There is just sooooo much information packed into the weekend that you (or at least I) definitely need a day to assimilate before tackling the next step.

I planned to run yesterday (or at least walk) during our lunch break, but that didn’t happen. Our last lesson/practice before lunch was a meditation practice. When we were finished our instructor suggested we go out to lunch and notice how things were in the world. I had brought my lunch and am car pooling, so going off was not an easy option for me. Instead I took my lunch and went to sit outside. I was in such a peaceful, zen/meditative state that running or walking was not something I could even consider. I did not want to break that calm feeling and I knew such an activity would alter that.

Many ladies came back and said they noticed sounds being more amplified and the world seemed to be moving faster. I had the opposite experience and so did a couple of others. As I sat outside, the cars on the road seemed to be moving in slow motion and the sounds were very hushed. That is the most or deepest I have ever gone into a meditation. It was a new and interesting experience.

Have you ever had such an experience? Please share.

Rodan+Fields Convention/Product Launch 

I couldn’t attend the convention in Vegas or go with the few members of my team that went to Charleston, SC for a virtual event, because I was already obligated to YTT. Or maybe I should say I could have gone, but I would have had to make up the YTT weekend at a cost of $60 per hour and each training is approx 20 hours long 😳. I could not justify that.

I chose the virtual option for Rodan+Fields so that I could attend and  watch from home and have immediate access to purchase the new products! Thursday night and Friday I was busy watching the convention via direct feed. Of course I missed all the weekend studies and activities, due to YTT, but I can go back and view them, multiple times! I was glad Friday was the day our new products were launched! I was able to see and order them right away! I am so excited for these three NEW products!

The new products; Intensive Renewing Serum with RetinAl, a new AMP MD micro exfoliating Roller, and the Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex

I ordered as soon as they were up (by being online I was able to see exactly when they were put up and had ordered mine before they told everyone they were ready to order, lol) and right now it looks as though I will have them by Thursday (I hope they make it here sooner)! I think I heard that the Vegas attendees were able to get theirs on the spot (that’s the only thing that would have been better). I will certainly let you know when they arrive!

If launching THREE NEW products wasn’t enough, there was also a new program announced for NEW consultants. I’m still trying to take it all in and learn the ins and outs!

Now I know you may be saying, “I can’t join Rodan+Fields, I know nothing” about skincare. Well neither did I, and that was a concern. What I did know was that I needed to up my skincare game. In fact, I don’t know any consultants who knew anything about skincare, before they started, but you don’t need to.

Why?

Drs. Rodan+Fields are Stanford trained and practicing dermatologists in California. They are so sought after, they have a two year waiting list for appointments. But they have made it easy for us to help our customers by taking away the guess work.

How?

By giving us the “Solutions Tool“.

https://jearlingbencivenni.myrandf.com/Pages/OurProducts/GetAdvice/SolutionsTool

What is that?

It is an online tool that will help you and your customers figure out what products and regimen will work best for you or them. You will also have access to a wealth of product information and there is a nurse is available to call on if you have any questions.

You may be saying “I’m a man”, I can’t join Rodan+Fields. Sure you can! We have several HIGHLY successful male consultants as well as male customers. They do sell skincare, but mainly work their businesses based on the business opportunity with the company. If you are looking for a business investment, don’t think twice. This is a sound business model, that has seen tremendous growth, and is only going to continue to grow.

Some people join Rodan+Fields as a consultant only for the product discount and are quite happy with that. Others join for the discount and soon decide they want to work the business and start moving up the ladder. Then there are those who see the tremendous business opportunity from the start and join with the intention of growing a successful business. If you want to join me and work this as a business, starting now, this new program will “reward” you for getting your business up and moving. The incentives are phenomenal and you will have access to some great training, information, and a wonderful support system. You will never feel like you are in it alone or “hung out to dry”.

There are several ways or levels to sign up and become a consultant. Starting now, if you join Rodan+Fields  with a Business Building Kit you will automatically receive the NEW products in it AND be enrolled in the NEW program. If you are interested in joining me or learning more, message or email me at grandma2glamma@gmail.com for details.

The Intensive Renewing Serum with the new AMP MD roller will be available for customers to order beginning October 18th and the Bright Eye Complex will be available for you to order beginning November 2nd. Why not give yourself the gift of younger looking skin for the holidays?

It was an amazing weekend but there’s no way to fully describe the intensity. I can say I’m glad to be back to a normal schedule, lol!

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Until the next time

Janet 

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Simple Pleasure Thursday 10/5

We’ve passed mid-week and made to another Simple/Guilty Pleasure Thursday.

How has your week been, so far?

I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off! My mind going in a hundred directions at once. One minute I’m excited for the next Yoga Teacher Training weekend that starts tomorrow, the next I’m terrified. Self-doubt is running rampant at times. Breathe, I can do this! Enough about that, this is about Simple Pleasures.

I could list several today. Maybe I should just tell you about one and save some for another week. If you remember last Friday I told you I was going to have a phone interview with an author, Ingrid, who is working on a book The Anti-Aging Secrets of Yoga. She called Friday night and what was supposed to be a 15-20 minute interview was close to an hour! The interview was great and I enjoyed talking with someone about something I love and am passionate about. By the time we hung up it was like we were old friends!

During our call we started talking about yoga and children. Ingrid is also a yoga instructor, and has a friend, Teresa Power, who has written a book The ABC’s of Yoga for Kids and is also the founder of International Kids’ Yoga Day. I didn’t know there was Kids’ yoga day, did you? You can find Teresa’s books on her website http://www.abcyogaforkids.com and you can get information on Kids’ Yoga Day at  http://www.abcyogaforkids.com/kids-yoga-day. I have thought for some time that kids and yoga are meant for each other. If you are a yoga practitioner; have you ever noticed young children in many yoga poses, without even knowing what they’re doing? Since beginning to practice yoga myself, I have notice it with the grand littles almost every day. They are naturals. To be honest I’m a little envious of their abilities….I believe if we adults had been able to practice yoga as children we would be much better off physically and maybe even mentally now. I know I would be. I plan to start working with my littles on this and may explore it as part of my teaching journey.

So my Simple Pleasure this week is making a new friend! Do you have a simple or guilty pleasure to share? I’d love to hear about it. What do you think about yoga for kids or kids’ yoga day?

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Until the next time

Janet

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Random Musings

Please bear with me today as this post is likely to be all over the place; as I’m combining a couple of days into one.

I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you this week got off to a sad start. After a nice weekend, waking up Monday to the news of what happened in Las Vegas just put a damper on the day. Instead of finishing my post I just went inside. I took time to reflect and pray for all involved. It has taken until now for me to get back in the game, and while I still can’t wrap my head around such senseless acts, we must go on.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun and exciting? Please share. We could all use some happiness.

Fall finally arrived in the Mid-Atlantic Saturday, for a couple of days. The day was crisp and you just wanted to cozy up. I made it the #saturday7amsocialclub AKA WW and to my session with Jeff. I had a good workout and set a new squat PR. We worked up to 135 which I squatted a total of 11 times 2 sets of 3, then a final set of 5! Jeff didn’t fuss, so they must have been ok. Squats scare me sometimes, especially when we add weight. I’m so afraid I’m going to go down and not get up, lol. I think that is what stops me from going as far as I need to sometimes. I would be happy if I could only deadlift…really I would, but Jeff says it doesn’t work that way….however, I could only bench press. That’s no fun. Since I am only working with Jeff once a week for the next few weeks, he has altered my schedule yet again. This week we did squats and arms. The next time we will bench press and deadlift.

Sunday morning dawned even cooler than Saturday, which was great for my run. It was my last really long run before the races (which are now officially less than three weeks away)😳. Depending on which GPS is accurate (none) I managed 14.5-16.1 miles. I ran 9 of those at what I hope will be race pace, then slowed down some and then walked the last few. I would have gone for more, but I was back near my house and nature was calling very loudly. Once I went in the house and crawled up those stairs I was not going back out. It is what it is. I will do my best to finish, even if I’m the last person crossing the line, on the sidewalk.

I also had to think about getting ready to go to Miss Mia’s birthday party! That gave me just the excuse I needed to stay home, oh shucks, lol! It turned out to be a beautiful day for the party. The adults and kids had a good time.

Now I just need to get myself ready for this upcoming weekend and my second Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) class. I feel way behind on where I need to be there too. Altering my schedule with Jeff has allowed me time to work on my practice but not as much as I need. The homework is extensive and it’s going to get even harder. Yesterday as I was studying I had one of those “what was I thinking” moments and in the next moment had a bit of an epiphany. I think I have made this harder than it is/was. I’m going with it and finishing up what I need to do this week. I think I’ve avoided some of it because I know it’s supposed to make you go inside. It’s a lesson in self-study. I was semi-prepared for it, but, let me tell you that is hard and eye-opening. It is certainly a learning experience.

The rest of this week and through the weekend will be busy. Not only will I be at YTT, it is also the Rodan+Fields annual convention! I am very excited for this. Of course, I won’t be at the actual live convention (which is being held in Las Vegas) but I have signed up to attend virtually. There will be our new product launch and I will be able to order it Friday and start sharing it with you (there are actually rumors of more than one new product)! Since I will be in YTT, I will miss much of the weekend events, but I will be able to go back and replay what I miss! I’m very excited to share in this experience. Last year the new product was Lash Boost! That was/is a phenomenal product!!! I think my lashes now have lashes! Tonight is also our monthly business opportunity FREE ZOOM call. If you are thinking of joining me in business with Rodan+Fields; be on the call tonight at 9pm EST. The call is FREE, the opportunity is like no other, and everyone on the call is pretty spectacular too! All you need to do is download the app or search ZOOM on your computer then dial in 736 578 7052 there is no pressure, just information on R+F and the opportunity. If you have questions you can ask. I hope to see you there!

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Until the next time

Janet

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