There are hundreds of things that cross my screen daily, whether I am reading the news online, checking out Instagram or perusing Facebook, it can be overwhelming and often times underwhelming. I had at some point “Liked” the Facebook page for Revolutionary Act, a site that is focused on providing people with the tools to live a healthy life, one being their “101 Ways to Be Healthy”. Within the first few tips I knew this was something I could get behind, “Defy Convention” and “Repossess Your Health” spoke to me and my current journey. One morning as I was poking through Facebook a link caught my eye from Revolutionary Act, it was about the weight loss journey of Courtney Opdahl, an editor for Experience Life Magazine which is the magazine behind Revolutionary Act.
As I read Courtney’s very personal article “A New Path” I was impressed and inspired by her ability to so honestly share her story. This honesty is something I aspire to, every blog post I write I am trying to be as open as possible, even when it is hard, even when its just a video of me sweaty and panting on a mountain.
As luck would have it Experience Life and Courtney were both located in the Minneapolis area and when I reached out to her she agreed to meet me for dinner. We met at a restaurant called Ingredients Cafe and spent the next few hours chatting about life, healthy living, Experience Life Magazine and whatever else it is two fun and funny ladies chat about over a healthy meal and a tall, crisp glass of…ice water. When it was time to leave, we shared a hug, snapped a quick picture and Courtney sent me on the road with several great magazines, a Revolutionary Act poster (which is safely rolled up in my car as I don’t have any walls at the moment) and inspiration to continue on this challenging journey as forthcoming and honestly as possible.
I hope you will take a few moments and read Courtney’s story as well as peruse both the Experience Life Magazine and Revolutionary Act’s Facebook and Websites.