A Personal Note from Rhonda . . .
Today's message blends
personal and professional interests. Are you fit to sew, quilt and
live your life? Years ago, I made peace knowing I will never be a
trim size 8 again, or even a 12 for that matter. Instead, I focus on
having a healthy body & mind. Really, after 50+ years, seems I
should have figured this out earlier and maybe I did, but now I
consciously take steps to care for myself. When I feel good, I have
more focus and more energy to work, play and create. Last year I
reached a point and knew I needed to push my physical reset button.
I went to my first fitness camp, affectionately known as fat camp,
with my friend & colleague Rita Farro.
People go to fat camp for a variety of reasons. Yes, I needed to
lose weight, but I also wanted to get back on track with eating.
What does a normal food portion look like? I can tell you it's a lot
less than restaurants serve, and smaller than my home cooking
portions. Could my body adapt to reasonable food portions? Could I
wake up my body with exercise and feel good without my body hurting?
Could I make lasting changes to my food consumption and exercise?
Could a week of exercise have lasting results? For me, the answer to
all four questions is yes.
Rita took to heart the camp with life changing results. Check out
Rita's personal blog. Her perspective is remarkable and inspiring:
Rita and I are returning to fat camp and YOU are invited. Yes, this
is a big commitment and can be life changing, although I make no
nutrition, weight loss or any promises. We are returning to Madeira
Beach, Florida November 12 – 19, 2017. That's a check-in Sunday to
check-out Sunday. I know, that is the week before Thanksgiving, and
speaking from experience, can tell you the timing is perfect prior
to the holidays. Rita and I both enjoyed the entire holiday food
scene, but made conscious eating decisions while adding simple
exercise into our routine lives. For instance, taking a skinny slice
of pumpkin pie instead of the huge wedge. You get the idea, we were
surrounded by holiday madness and made it.
If you are at a point where you would like to add or boost fitness
to your life, then check out www.weightcrafters.com. If you are
ready to take the next step to fitness and are available for the
full week prior to Thanksgiving, let me know. A significant rate
reduction is available. The cost is $1799 per person in a shared 2
bed/2 bath condo. This is a small condo residence with ten fully
equipped units available. This is Sunday to Sunday. Tailored
exercise each day according to your physical abilities. No worries
if you are not near your physical goals, because there is no
judgement, just START WHERE YOU ARE.
If you are ready, send me an email at
I will give you booking instructions. This will be a fun loving,
needle wheeling (no sewing, but sewing stories for certain) event
goody bags. Grab a friend and meet Rita and I in
Florida so we all get more fit to sew, quilt and live with more
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Rhonda & Rita on Madeira Beach, FL.