Greetings from The Green Kitchen!
Welcome back. It’s been 5 months since my last blog and what a ride it has been!! The universe truly delivered these last few months, hence my absence.
I intend to start this New Year off right with continuing my blog. Social media can be daunting to us over a certain age, and I’m doing my best to keep up. Thank goodness for my daughter and her vast knowledge and experience.
So, if history repeats itself, this month is no exception. January is all about trying to get healthy. We, myself included, eat way more in the winter, starting at Thanksgiving it seems, ending the year and holidays with an over-indulgence of sweets. That 13” of snow we got before Christmas was no help, either. Snowed in, what else is there to do?
Then January rolls around and we step on that “monster” in the bathroom that shows us certain numbers that cause an audible gasp throughout the house. Next thing you know, we are online searching for the cost of a gym membership and hoping that last year’s exercise clothes still fit.
And we also decide to take embark on one of my least favorite “journeys” – that dreaded 4-letter word… “D-I-E-T”. And there is no shortage of these, as you have likely discovered.
But whether it’s Keto, Paleo or a cleanse as Whole30, we should all remember that after we have lost winter’s weight gain, we need to continue our healthy eating throughout the year, else we “feed” that vicious cycle and find ourselves repeating history again next January. An age-old question I’ve asked for years is “why is it so easy to develop bad habits, and so hard to maintain good ones?”
Losing weight for me nearly 3 years ago, began with walking. And I was successful, having lost 40 lbs after a year.
But I’m not here to be your personal trainer. I’m here to be your chef. I’ve worked with many clients over the years, helping them achieve their dietary goals. A most recent success story for The Green Kitchen is that we are working with a client who has lost nearly 30 lbs since March 2018! The proof is evident in the photos here:
But whether or not you choose to have a personal trainer or chef to help you with your goal of getting healthier and losing weight, remember maintaining good health is an ongoing process, and not just for the first month of the year.
I wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2019!
The Green Kitchen
314 N. 25th St., 804-687-7099