Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Not an expert.. not a public speaker...

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!

6 comments:

Heather Brown said...

Thats funny cuz our enrichment last night was about nutrition! I loved it. We have a dietician in our ward. I didnt know that! haha. There is a difference between nutrionist and dietician! I didnt know that either! Anyways glad you are inspiring so many people! What a great accomplishment for you!!!

Jamie said...

Ive told you this before but I find you very inspiring, Kari! I love reading your blogs, and would love to attend one of your enrichment classes.


PS I also think with your nutrition knowledge you should write a book!

Ellura said...

Wish I could have made it - I'm sure it was wonderful. I'm gonna give you a call in the next few weeks and pick your brain. This week is tough but I should be back to normal after the weekend. (well, normal for me. lol)

Mosaic Pamella said...

I say 10 very lucky women ...
There excitement in your story may have given them the chance to change there life's journey .

WeightWatcher Mama said...

my mom has asked me to lead their chub club at work for them. starting the first of the year they wanted to do a comp. within their work. so i printed off sheets and gave my "expert" advise to them. one gal lost 9 pounds the first week. even though we don't think we are helping in anyway, i think we are/can! congrats!

Jewel said...

The person who is ready to hear your message will hear it....your pictures speak volumes as well!

And honestly...I think it is the rare person who doesn't start practicing good nutritional habits that does not get weight loss...so they are intertwined and hard to separate.

I am sure you did fine. It takes great guts just to get up there and speak! I am proud of you!