As the kids went back to school last week, I started wondering what I wanted to do over the next 9 months. I really like having goals and keeping busy. For the last two years, I have spent a lot of time volunteering at my children’s school. This year, I wanted to do something different.
I think many of you know that I am very health conscious. I always mention it when I am questioned about my interests outside of card-making. What you probably don’t know is that it’s more like an obsession than an interest for me! I’m very passionate about keeping my family healthy, but also about educating other people about food and health. When I see what some of my daughter’s friends bring to school for snack, it makes me really sad. I’ve been very frustrated with the lack of knowledge people have about healthy eating.
So, what to do? My husband says “write a book”. Well, with all the information I have gathered over the last few years, I could probably do that. But, that would take a very long time, and no one would benefit from the knowledge in the meantime. Plus, I wouldn’t feel right publishing a book without true nutritional credentials. Maybe that could be a long term goal of mine, but I wanted to do something a little faster and easier that could potentially touch a lot of people. So I guess you know where I’m going with this… yes, another blog.
I want to motivate people to get healthy. The purpose of the blog is to educate people on how to eat healthy and how to lose weight (do you know anyone who doesn’t want to lose weight?). I want to inspire people to stay strong and stay motivated. I’m providing personal accounts, inspirational photos, recipes, and tips on how to keep going. The basis of the blog is reducing the carbohydrates in your diet that come from refined and processed foods.
In addition to starting the blog, I have decided to become a certified Nutritional Consultant. I should finish my studies and exam by early 2013. It’s important to me that I dispense advice with credentials to back it up.
Just to be clear…I am not a health food junkie. I am not going vegan or promoting any extreme diets. I am not supporting any kind of diet supplement pills, cleanses, or liquid diets!! It’s about understanding what’s in your food and how your body uses it. Once you know, you can make the right choices for you.
Now, I am really putting myself out there with this blog. It’s kind of uncomfortable for me. I posted “my story”, which you can read if you are interested. I am hoping that people will stay interested and get on my bandwagon if they know me better.
I have been on a diet the last two months to get my weight back in line. I am not overweight today, but I struggle with sugary temptation BIG TIME. It’s difficult to stay healthy no matter what you look like.
I just started the blog this past week, so it’s not very fancy. If you have any suggestions on how to make it better, I would love to hear them. Right now, I am posting daily because I have a lot I want to share! I have nothing to gain from this blog other than knowing that I might be able to get some unhealthy people on track. I’m not selling anything, I’m not asking for anything. So, please, check it out and pass the link along to anyone you know who wants to be healthier.
As far as darlenedesign.com goes, nothing will change!! I still love card-making and will continue to post as much as I am posting today.
Okay, so here it is: www.passtheprotein.com.
Thank you for listening and I’ll be back on Wednesday for a new card. 🙂