Get Out N Play Newsletter
Beautiful Body TypesApril 2011
In This Issue
Building a Beautiful Body
Endive with White Bean Dip
Upcoming Events
Triathlon Coaching
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Sunshine on my Shoulders 
West Hartford 5kWith Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer just weeks away, we begin to think about exposing our arms and legs to the sunshine. With the loss of layers of clothing, there is a concern about our appearance. This season try to limit your negative self talk and treat your body with respect. Find out what you are capable of. Build a healthier, stronger body through exercise and movement. Get out n play and bask in the rewards of an accomplishment.
Building a Beautiful Body

Almost all of us have a distorted image of our body, often due to the importance our culture places on outward appearance and the onslaught of media images of airbrushed models and celebrities. On a daily basis, we talk to ourselves in ways we would never speak to another. Imagine speaking to a child the way you speak to yourself about your body. It would devastate and squelch a child. It affects you similarly, causing stress and emotional pain in your body, which can make improving your health or losing weight even more difficult.

Think of all the intelligence, creativity and time you spend on improving, altering and judging your appearance. Who would you be and what could you accomplish if your valuable resources weren't used this way? Constant emphasis on the external makes us discount the great presence and intelligence that is housed by the body. It makes us forget the magic of our internal rhythms and fail to acknowledge the beautiful bodies we have.

The body you have right now is incredible! It never misses a heartbeat, it maintains homeostasis and it miraculously digests whatever you put in it. It is your instrument for expressing your creativity, intelligence and love. By focusing on the 1% you don't like or wish were different, you may be ignoring the remaining 99% about your body that is beautiful, unique and delightful.

What would your life be like if you were simply at peace with the body you have? You may wish to make your body healthier and stronger, but could you do that out of love and respect for your body instead of the opposite? Could you begin to treat yourself with kindness, to limit the negative self-talk and to reconnect with your inner wisdom? Take a minute to imagine what that would feel like. It would mean celebrating your body rather than punishing it. It would mean nourishing your body rather than depriving it. It would mean a chance to watch your body flourish when treated with care and respect.

Recipe: Endive Boats with White Bean Dip 

Here is an easy appetizer to prepare for those warm weather gatherings on the back deck. The endive boats look great laid out on a festive serving tray. 



  • 1 15 oz can cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped, white and pale green parts only
  • 1 Tablespoon of parsley
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 heads of large or medium endive leaves


  1. Combine beans, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, scallions, parsley, salt and pepper in a blender. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  2. Scoop one heaping teaspoon onto each endive leaf and serve.

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Upcoming Event!

Come meet Aubrey and Get Out N Play at this upcoming event:


Nutrition for Hikers

REI West Hartford, CT

Tuesday June 14th 7:00-8:00 PM

Registration for this workshop begins on May 13th


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Triathlon Coaching

Only 3 spots left for triathlon coaching for the 2011 season!


Put yourself into a position to have a great season! Show up on race day, confident and fully prepared for the event ahead of you.


Online and in-person coaching options are available. Check out the Get Out N Play website for more information.


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Thank you for spending the time learning to nourish your health.

Aubrey Schulz
Get Out N Play

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