Monday, 27 August 2018

My Road to Dreamforce Part 2/Self Care Series: Let's get Physical

Have you bookmarked my session, Empower your Admin and Supercharge your Business, yet?

Fitness and Health are huge parts are very important parts of self care, so this week I'm going to to talk about two ways that the Salesforce #Ohana have had a positive affect on my health. This also ties in to Dreamforce - 29 days to go if you're keeping track!

As this is my first Dreamforce, I have been taking the advice of all my more experienced Ohana friends. One piece in particular, was to join the #FitforDreamforce18 challenge. Let's face it, Dreamforce is quite physically demanding, sometimes hitting up to 25,000 steps a day, so it makes sense to amp up the fitness levels in advance.

Enter - #FitforDreamforce, run by the community for the community. Originally started by Bill Greenshaw circa 2011, the challenge is now run by Art Ordoqui and Navid Rastegar and uses the Fitbliss platform to track and tally steps.

I'm the first to admit that I need to work on my health and fitness, and this challenge is a step (haha) in the right direction for me. The main challenge this year has participants split into six different groups, each named for a Salesforce mascot. I'm doing the admins proud and was placed into #TeamCloudy!



As I write this, #TeamCloudy are currently in third place, and I'm number 8. I've also been absolutely smashing my activity goals - nothing like a bit of friendly competition to get the blood flowing!

I also wanted to talk about something else brought to my attention through the #Ohana. A few weeks ago, Lauren Touyet hosted a special #OhanaCoffee with guest Cheryl Feldman to talk about the ketogenic diet. As someone who has struggled with their weight my entire life, I thought I'd give it a go. What have I got to lose? Turns out, plenty! Haha.

Anyway, I'm happy to report that being on a ketogenic diet is already having quite a positive affect on my health, and overall wellbeing. Not only that, but there are several members of the Ohana Community also on ketogenic diets, and they have all been incredibly supportive and encouraging.

Between the #FitforDreamforce18 challenge and a new diet, I'm quite amazed at the positive impact on my health that Salesforce is having... certianly not what I expected when I first logged in all those months ago. A big thank you to the #Ohana that run the programs I've talked about today.

Disclaimer: Always talk to your doctor before starting a new fitness or diet regime. 

Shout out to my home gal, ONJ! Soundtrack: Physical - Olivia Newton-John

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