Month: August 2012

What’s on your plate?

This can be interpreted in many ways. What immediately comes to mind  is FIRST:  the number of times this past week I have brought up the “healthy eating plate”- Harvard School of Public Health- that  our dietitian Lindsay shared with us at our Clarks Nutrition Tour.  SECOND: we all juggle things every day, every week, and often, every hour~ what are YOU juggling? what’s on your plate? on your mind? and that leads to my THIRD: let’s just say “Sophie” for now…I’ll explain later.  It has to do with “what’s your WHY?” FIRST: the healthy eating plate.  We have strayed so far away from this in our effort to try too hard to make better choices and buy into the things that will change our bodies, health, habits, etc.  Half of the healthy eating plate is vegetables and fruits, and significantly more vegetables than fruit!  Roughly another quarter of what should be on our plates is protein. And the last quarter is whole grains. Oils are mentioned, but do not have a “spot” on the plate. …

“Wisdom given …

“Wisdom given by those who justly shaped your life is worth passing on”.  This statement hangs in a frame over our water cooler at the studio.  We see it every day. Some days we read it.  One of my clients told me on Tuesday, with sweat pouring off his brow, “I like that quote you have back there.”  And it got me thinking.  Another client asked me Monday night, “did you always know you were going to do this (meaning create The Energy Lab)?”  And it got me thinking.  We are a testament to the people in our lives and to the lives we have crossed paths with.  How many names, faces, things you’ve been told come to mind when you consider your purpose and how you are living it and who you are?   One more statement that has stuck with me this week:  “Hey Jill, have you ever been to San Francisco?”  This from a 16-year old training with me with her soccer team.  It was her way of trying to distract me …