Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2018 Wellness Program - Challenge 14 - Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Try a new fitness class, sport, hiking trail, recipe, attend an educational opportunity.

01/09/2018 - I tried a vegan friend's recipe for grilled eggplant and garden burgers. Much to my surprise - they were very good. I am not usually one for trying new things and this opportunity showed itself.

I actually made this same dish in September for the meatless Monday challenge as I liked it so well!   

04/08/2018 - I attended a 2.5 hour seminar on Your Health, Your Choice. Lifestyle changes for disease prevention. This was informative and something I plan on starting Mid-May with the plant nutrients and changing completely my eating habits. I had to wait until Mid-May to start it due to some financial issues.

04/15/2018 - Prayer Trail at the YMCA of the Rockies - because wellness isn't just about mind and body but soul as well. The Prayer trail offer several different stations for which you do various things to reconnect yourself with the creator or whatever you choose to call it.this trail allows for contemplation and centering that can lead to wellness of the soul and it's a nice little walking trail which helps with the wellness of the body too.


04/19/2018, 06/14/2018, 06/21/2018 - Holy Yoga - this was held at MedEx - it is a Christian based Yoga with music and scripture reading. It was an interesting class and didn't differ much from standard yoga teaching.

5/22 to 27 - I was on vacation in Lawrence, Kansas. The hotel I stayed at had a small gym with weights, tread mills and other exercise equipment. I have never been one to go to a gym and I made the decision for 5 days to walk each morning at the  gym there on the treadmill. It was scary for me because I don't like the whole vibe that gyms give off of only the "hot" people are actually there but this was nice because at 6 AM there was only 1-2 other people and they were all just there to work out and not judge. It gave me courage to come home to Estes Park and join one of the gyms.

The last half of the year I did not get much out of my comfort zone due to work schedule and volunteer obligations.

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