Retreat

It’s August, and a lot of us are thinking about getting in those last summer vacations before school starts.  Last week was awesome but had a hellaceous  schedule that has left me feeling kinda flat.  FYI, 20+ hour days after age 40=falling asleep standing up.

So I’m thankful that this weekend I’ll be attending a 2-day retreat up in Big Bear with the church choir.  I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to integrate this with my recent “nudity challenge“.  All I can say is, “stay tuned!”

It’s so very important to schedule down time and find little ways to recharge and get your mojo back.   It’s so important to spend time with friends who understand you and love you as you are.  And I’m really looking forward of two days of sleeping in a tent, eating breakfast outside at a picnic table and eating smores until I bust.

I think retreats are especially important for those of us who daily do battle with weight stigma and size discrimination.  Whether you’re out on the front lines fighting very public battles in the media, or quietly and gently helping your 7-year-old son cope with teasing, the war on obesity can be extremely exhausting.  That’s why I think it’s sooooo important to sound “RETREAT! RETREAT!” and retire from the battle for a few hours or a few days.

Your retreat can take many forms.  It can be as simple as a long, hot bubble bath complete with music and a trashy novel.  It can be as complex as traveling to a monastery and not speaking for several weeks.  Or you can get together with a lot of other like-minded folks for a weekend of fun and frolic.

That’s why I want to take this opportunity to tell you about a very special retreat coming up with the Size Diversity Task Force.  The retreat will be held at the 4 Queens Hotel in Las Vegas on October 11-13.  This is not a conference, it’s a retreat.  That means there are a few optional structured activities planned for Saturday, but there is also loads of unscheduled time for giggles, snacks and hanging with your friends. The earlybird price is only $35, but you have to register before 8/11 to get that price.   We’ve even got some financial assistance available for those who truly need it, but you must apply before 8/11.  Now I hope I’m not stressing you out talking about deadlines and money and stuff.  But seriously, if you wait until 8/12 you’re gonna be sad you didn’t get registered for the super low price!

Whether or not you choose to do the Size Diversity Task Force Retreat, I hope you can take a little bit of time to step back from the front lines and share some fun and relaxation with your friends.  Take care of you!

Love,

The Fat Chick

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Buy my DVD: The Fat Chick Works Out! (A Safe, Easy and Fun Workout for Klutzes, Wimps and Absolute Beginners!)

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