Okay.. so the class.. was... umm.. well... AWKWARD! I just wasn't really sure what they wanted from me. I was asked to talk about NUTRITION.. not NUTRITION and weight loss. But I have a hard time not talking about weight loss EVER because... well.. it's kind of ingrained in my head. I'm always trying to reach "that one person" who might actually need the support I'm happy to give and well.. I got all nervous and veered off topic and really skimped on the topics that are SO important to me.. like NO SUGAR and the EVILS of WHITE FLOUR... I just would make eye contact with the wrong person and think.. Um yeah.. that person thinks I'm full of it.
[Side Note: this was for an enrichment meeting which means women don't necessarily come because they are genuinely interested (though some definitely were!), a lot come just to get out of the house or to see their friends. Had this been a room full of "women who WANTED TO LEARN PROPER EATING FOR A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE"... I wouldn't have been so crazy!]
So, while my presentation was not as flawless and perfect and filled with "duh" moments as I was hoping for... the evening was DEFINITELY worth the effort. AFTER the "classes" it was mingle/eat treats time and I had the opportunity to talk one on one with several women who were excited about my story and their own health goals/journeys!! (By several I mean >10!!) I gave out my blog url and encouraged women to check out YOUR blogs! You are all INSPIRING others EVERY DAY!!! Hopefully our "support other losers" list will be growing and we can all continue to succeed in our goal to become a healthier version of our own AMAZING selves!! The best thing about a competition being THIS BIG is that there are more opportunities to build relationships and realize that WE ARE NOT ALONE!! WE are all in this together. Everyone is fighting their own battles and in general... our struggles are not entirely unique. It's fun to find people who share the same hard times because we are able to build strength to overcome together!