Hi! Thanks for accepting the invite here & peering into my story as I begin a new chapter in my life. Know that I am grateful that you decided to give my blog a chance as I learn how this all works. I had no idea that starting a blog would have so much involved! I now know why blogging is considered to be a profession.
Anyhow, I want to share with you one of my many passions-nutrition. How to take care of yourself by the one thing you have the most control over. Whether you feel like you do or not. If you live in America, you have more control than most people in the world do.
You see, I’ve been a dietitian for ten years now and in my career I have really focused on finding wellness through holistic health options and the mystery of how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. And why are some blessed with a thin body and others are not? Why do some struggle to lose even 15 pounds and keep it off and others never even have to think about it?
I want to give you hope that it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive and that it can be realistic. I’m speaking to the mom who is busy and doesn’t feel like she has time to cook. I’m speaking to the woman who has struggled to lose 30 pounds only to gain 40 back. Over and over again. I’m speaking to the woman in charge of nourishing her family while counting pennies in a grocery store. I’m speaking to the dad that doesn’t mind cooking to help his wife out (because maybe he actually enjoys it!) And I’m speaking to the college student who just wants to learn how to feed themselves and be healthy about it. I’m also speaking to the chronically ill who just wants to feel better, but doesn’t have the energy to even think about eating. We may all be in different seasons of our lives, but nutrition can help 99% of us improve where we are. One step at a time. One decision at a time. One small change at a time. It will change our health future exponentially.
I’m not talking about years from now, I’m talking about RIGHT now. And you don’t even have to change your whole life overnight! Just accumulate the small steps over time. Ten small changes over the course of this next year will change your life. So I’d like for you to put in the comments below one small change that you’re going to commit to for the next month. It could be something like giving up soda. Taking a 30 minute walk everyday. Eating breakfast every day. Planning meals out for the week. I will comment too- I am going to begin doing yoga 3 times a week, in the morning, before anyone wakes up. Be intentional, be realistic, and commit to the next 30 days.
At the end of the 30 days evaluate if it is something you are willing to stick to for the long-haul. If it is add another small step. If not, get rid of it and start again. Just don’t quit.