Jul 6, 2021
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The past two weeks included lots of celebration.
I am honored to have received the Girl Scout Thanks Badge II. The Thanks Badge is the highest recognition an adult volunteer can earn. The Thanks II is given to a volunteer already awarded the Thanks Badge. In addition to work within my council, they awarded me the Thanks II for the work on my other show – Hearts of Gold and the speaking work I have done to promote the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Hear more about all of the Girl Scout Adult Awards on episode 63 of Heart of Gold.
I also celebrated my 20th anniversary at the community health center I work for. I started there as a part time Staff Accountant and am now CFO. I love working there as we really focus on our communities and creating healthier environments, in addition to the health care we provide. The integrated services we provide to care for the entire person - medical, dental, behavioral health, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, and pharmacy – allow our patients to see multiple providers the same day. The sliding fee scale we offer allows patients to receive the services at reduced rates. I’ve loved watching our health center grow over the years.
I feel I have pulled passed the depressive state I was in this spring. However, I find I am still having trouble setting personal goals and continuing to manage those things needed in order to keep things, like my podcasts, going. My fitness has suffered this year because of it. As discussed on prior episodes, I am a big fan of training plans, following the plan, and checking off each day as the workout is successfully completed. I have lost my motivation. This past quarter I tried stepping back into it by choosing some 30 day plans, one was a squat challenge and the other a pushup / crunch/ squat / lunge challenge. Nothing difficult or time consuming, but I found not completing those plans increased my anxiety. My waist has grown and I recognize I need to do something to stop the negative affects my body is facing. In discussing this with my mastermind group, they suggested that I just take one day at a time and set a daily goal the night before or that morning as to what fitness and food goals I want to have for that day. That felt more reasonable to me as I could take into account my schedule, the weather, and other factors as I plan the goal for the next day.
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