Tonight I participated in my first panel discussion. Last week I received an email inviting me to be a part of a panel hosted by A Healthier Charlotte to discuss childhood and adult obesity.
I had some major butterflies going into the discussion. My fellow panelists were two physicians and the founder of Girls on the Run. I tried to focus on contributing in a fitness capacity and not speaking outside of my area of expertise.
The really fun part came after the panel discussion. I was asked to film fitness segments where I coached the host, Bobby, through a variety of exercises. They are planning to film a whole series of panels on different topics and they will include one of my fitness segments in each episode. The episode I taped today will go live on Tuesday. I will post the link!
I selected a variety of exercises that hit every major muscle group and were doable for all fitness levels.
I felt much more comfortable filming the fitness segments than the panel. I could talk about squats, lunges and planks all day! 😉
I really enjoyed working with A Healthier Charlotte and I am looking forward to partnering with them on more projects in the future!
I taught BodyPump at 6 a.m. and then headed to the studio immediately after class to get an ashtanga practice in. Breakfast was a cinnamon raisin English muffin before BodyPump and an iced coffee and Greek yogurt with granola and fruit after ashtanga.
I spent most of the day prepping for tonight’s filming. I broke for lunch and made a salad with a Trader Joe’s Masala burger, spinach, peas, avocado, artichoke hearts, apples, dried cranberries and goat cheese. Homemade honey dijon lemon vinaigrette. So good.
And dinner tonight after the shoot was quinoa, salmon with Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki and green beans. Salmon is one of the only “meats” that I truly crave and it was so delicious tonight. It was wild caught Alaskan. I really prefer the flavor and texture of wild caught to farm raised. This healthy and simple dinner was completely satisfying.