In Lesson 5, the theme was balance. Today’s lesson was about helping the girls find balance in their life, specifically when it comes to their physical health. In the Getting on Board, the girls did a balancing activity where an unhealthy habit, such as too much screen time or eating lots of candy, throws them off balance. The girls then had to give a healthy alternative, such as going outside to play or eating extra vegetables, in order to come back to a balanced position. This activity led to a discussion about making sure their star is balanced. The girls learned that there are five parts to their star (brain, physical health, activities, people, and emotions), and they filled in their star with examples from their own life in each of these categories. Getting enough rest is a final component to living a balanced lifestyle. In today’s workout, the girls participated in interval training—mixing faster periods of running with periods of rest—to bring this idea to life. The GOTR GOAL for today’s lesson was to practice one way they can keep their star balanced.
The theme for Lesson 6 was emotions. Today was the first of three lessons about emotional health. In today’s lesson, the girls explored different kinds of emotions and learned to classify them as comfortable or uncomfortable, rather than good or bad. During the workout, the girls were given a variety of emotion cards and they decided for themselves whether that emotion feels comfortable or uncomfortable. In the discussion that followed, the girls talked about how a comfortable emotion for them might be an uncomfortable emotion for someone else. Today’s GOTR GOAL was for the girls to pay attention to their emotions and notice whether they are comfortable or uncomfortable.