Monday, April 26, 2010

Sweet Journey

Hello all!

Boy have I been busy lately!! In case you didn't know, I now have a new full-time job, and I am SO much happier, busier, more productive...the list goes on. Let me explain.

It's been such an interesting journey since I graduated college in 2006. I went to nutrition school, moved to L.A., worked for lululemon athletica, met a boy and fell in love, went to Hawaii for a 3-week yoga teacher training, left lululemon, worked a crazy marketing job and broke my leg and sprained my knee, left crazy marketing job, broke up with aforementioned boy, sat on couch until my leg healed hoping my heart would heal too, watched two of my best friends get married at their weddings, went back to Hawaii for intense yogi time, focused intently on nutrition and yoga, launched my detox program, spent two weeks in Connecticut for Christmas, played the dating game, more nutrition and yoga yet growing feeling of dissatisfaction and loneliness, quit drinking, more nutrition and yoga without much zest...

I don't regret a single moment in that journey, no matter how painful and wretched it seemed in the moment. It's been wildly powerful and exhilarating, and it's brought me to this point:

The present: I am working for Equinox Fitness as a Membership Advisor while keeping my nutrition business on the side, working out with a personal trainer and just began training for a triathalon. Every single day I am surrounded by intelligent and supportive friends, coworkers, and new faces. I am continually inspired by our members, and my nutrition clients, and it's feels great to be in such an energized, results-oriented environment. Oh, and I LOVE MY LIFE.

Life's not about doing what you think you're supposed to be doing. You've got to find out what it is you're passionate about. Then you figure out how you work best, how you need your work environment to be to ensure success. And then you work hard, smiling the whole way through thick and thin.

Even if your current situation isn't ideal, find the positive in every single moment. Take action. Maybe you need to step outside your comfort zone. Just do it. Learn the lessons now before more precious time passes by. I assure you, you won't regret it.

Just a little insight on a Monday night. I know my journey is far from over, and there are many more lessons to be learned. For now, I'm going to close my laptop, get ready for bed, and sleep peacefully knowing I'll handle anything life throws my way. Sweet dreams, cuz it's a sweet life.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chirp for berries!

During my 21 Day Gentle Detox, I encourage my participants to eat fresh (and hopefully organic) berries such as blueberries and raspberries. The darker the better, as they provide TONS of antioxidants and vitamin C. Both nutrients are vital for sweeping free radicals from your bloodstream, smoothing and nourishing the skin, protecting the immune system, and preventing inflammation in the body.

Even birds know to eat antioxidant-rich berries to prevent stress on their bodies. Read this incredible article for proof!