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This is HUGE! I"m going to be presenting at a National Conference!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

OH what a blowout weekend I had - 4 days of fun at the lake building a deck and hanging out with friends. Went a bit overboard on the foods - and beverages - so today I had to get back into the groove...

Had some great news today. A coleague and I put in to be presenters at a national conference in Ottawa for 2013. Co-presenting a new module called Co-creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace at Connexus 13. And we were picked to be presenters. This is huge for me! I recently went out on my own as a consultant and I've been working hard to land contracts. This will put me in front of hundreds of prospective clients.

And of course it is more motivation to reach my goal weight by the end of the year so I look and feel great in front of an audience. Need to ratchet up that confidence so I can Kill It at the podium!

So today is another start to a new countdown to connexus..... Time to get real serious about working out - eating right and looking fabulous - toned and tight!!!!!!!!!

And oh how well I have done today. Loaded up on 2 protein shakes - 1 for brekky and 1 for lunch. Downed all my water. Snuck in a diet coke after dinner. Had a healthy dinner of salad and grilled chicken.

And I got back into exercise mode and took a long lunch and went for a 7 km walk along the river. Oh that felt good. It was hot and sunny with a light breeze - just a perfect break in a busy day.

Now I promised myself I would double up my fitness minutes for August to 2000. Week one with 4 days of slacking and I'm over the 250 mark -not on track for 2000 but way ahead of where I was last month - so I'll take it! Gonna do doubles tomorrow for working out. An strength training DVD in the morning and a walk at the end of the day.

Wow I am so pumped - this is the first time I'll be at a national conference as a presenter. This is huge for me professionally. I am smiling from ear to ear. I took a huge leap of faith changing careers and going out on my own. This news makes me feel like I did the right thing making a change. I am so excited I don't know how I'll sleep!!!!!!!!!
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