I went to a certification seminar in Orlando…yes, the same danged place where I broke my hip last August. Really! It was the exact same hotel for the exact same seminar. I did skip the revolving door this time. They said they only had video from the outside, and I walked in and there was the camera between the entrance and the concierge desk. I wonder what that one showed? I also now am curious how many other people walk into that glass thinking it’s the exit. I talked to several of my fellow attendees and they said they did.
ANYWAY…I got in and got my bags up to my room and then went to find registration. The 1st time I attended, in August, I thought, “Just get me to the registration desk! I can tough it out for the next 3-4 days.” This time? I walked from the elevator, past the restaurant, down the escalator, past the meeting room and lounge, down a ramp, down a hallway, past the “city” rooms (named after cities) and past 3 entrances into the big meeting room to my door. I was so glad I brought my cane! It was close to a mile! So NO, I couldn’t have crawled to the registration desk last time. I would have been 3 hours late. I was exhausted after we had our opening ceremony and then we walked another mile back to the elevators.
The food was good, and plentiful! I had to remember to take mostly protein, but they had quinoa salad, (Monday) chicken or beef, (Tuesday) turkey, beef or fish, (Wednesday) fish or beef. It was all soooooo good! They also had potatoes and pasta and bread/rolls and little teeny deserts, none of which I ate, but they smelled and looked so wonderful.
So the good news is that I didn’t gain any weight, and the bad news is that I didn’t shed any weight. But this was the part I wanted to stress. Of the 5 faculty at the seminar, 3 of them had paragraphs in their speeches about how they had lost 50-60 pounds. Richard Simmons lost a lot of weight before he began his career. Tim Gard has lost lots of weight and is a professional speaker. What do I get from this? Shed weight and become a professional speaker/coach! What the heck! I’m certified now so I could do that!
Wait…do you become a professional speaker/coach and THEN shed the weight or Shed the weight 1st. Dam!