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Thoughtful Thursday…community focus...member profile

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday. This GreenNote Fitness newsletter mindfully gathers and distills useful information that is supportive to our journey. It is my mission to educate, inspire, and propel you into action that moves you towards your goals and life of purpose. Take control of your journey today. November - GreenNote Fitness Community Focus

For the month of November we will highlight members of the community to get a glimpse of their journey and what is working well for them. This is a small way for GreenNote Fitness to pay tribute to the community and say ‘thank you’.

The focus this week is on Patti. What is inspiring about Patti is her open-mindedness and adventure to try new things such as SUP (stand-up paddle boarding), hockey, and…obtaining her PhD. Her thoughtfulness is obvious…I think you will enjoy Patti’s responses below.

Do you have a morning routine? What does it look like? Yes – I usually go for a short walk or to the gym to do walk or do stairs – something to get me moving. Then I clean up and get ready for work. After I’m ready to go I eat breakfast – this is when I read the news and check email for any last minute schedule changes!

Book or article you are currently reading and/or recommend? Anything by Hugh Howey. I have read Sand, and the Wool/Silo Trilogy. He is a science fiction author – but the books aren’t the typical sci-fi style. He has created character development, and plot lines you become invested in as a reader. His stories make you think – about life, society, and how it all fits together.

What has been your favorite purchase in the last 10 months? Could be anything, inexpensive or otherwise, anything you are really digging. Such a silly thing – re-useable metal straws. I carry water with me all day in refillable containers (Yeti, etc). I found that when I use a straw I drink more water. The metal straws are easily cleaned (with the handy small brush they come with), and create no waste.

Favorite go-to exercise when short on time or traveling? Sprint intervals with body weight squats, lunges, and push ups. I also go to the always dreaded Burpee if there is no running space available. In the past five years, which new behaviors, beliefs, or habits have improved you life?

There really have been two big things. One is listening to my body. If I’m feeling run down, taking time off activities is not a bad thing – I used to always feel like if I took an off day, I was letting my progress or fitness down. The second – it’s ok to say “No.” Time and schedules become tight – and it is Ok to say no to things to make sure that you’re taking time for yourself.

Did you miss last week’s newsletter ommunity member profile of Parker ...? You wouldn’t happen to know just one person that would benefit from this information? Please forward it to them.

To your journey,

Lisa Schaffer

GreenNote Fitness

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