I'm struggling to post recipes in a major way at the moment.... i have inspiration coming at me and out of me at all angles with so many recipes ready and waiting and so many more i want to cook up, but I don't seem to be able to channel any of it into blog posts as my time gets so caught up with my coaching courses, product development for the Real Food Source and pushing Wholeplus forward.
It's getting closer and closer to Christmas and I have so many ideas I still want to explore, ideas that have been bouncing away in the back of my mind for about a year but I haven't had the confidence to materialise.
So, i'm gonna do it!!! (even if it kills me!)
Now its time to put myself out there. It doesn't matter if i'm not perfect and it doesn't matter that I won't know everything. What does matter it that I know enough to help and inspire some people... even I can open the minds of a few to explore and think outside the box then I will be a very happy girl indeed.
So, i'm finally writing an e-book and simultaneously crafting a seminar on the same theme. The ebook will be released in January; whilst personal wellness and health motivation is at the forefront of everyones mind. It will be based on 'fit-food' a collection of simple recipes for active people, with some old and some recipes never seen before on the blog, I will also include all my tips and tricks for speeding up the processes, simple heathy subs for all recipes and words of motivation thrown in for good measure. It will also be full of photography as most of you will already have seen that's a big deal for me on my blog.
Anyway, I digress, more on all that very soon as things begin to take shape! But back to the title of this post.....
A beautiful day.
I have now tentatively begun my practice coaching sessions as part of my courses and as part of that practice I am working with a friend to elevate her health and wellness and ultimately her self confidence. It's all about little steps and this first week had seen her achieve the goals she set out to do. Im so proud of her.
Part of my role has been to help keep her accountable to go for a run first thing every other morning. On Friday, i'd had a late night the night before but knew i had to set my alarm early to text her before she left the house as we'd agreed. I didn't want too let her down.
Bleary eyed, I picked up my phone upon hearing the alarm sound and spent a few moments collating my thoughts.
"it's going to be a beautiful day"
It was a moment of epiphany for me, that fully woke me out of my semi-slumber (that's my excuse for the rubbish typo in the message!). IT WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY.....THE DAY COULD BE ANYTHING I WANTED IT TO BE. IT WAS DOWN TO ME TO CHOOSE THAT IT SHOULD BE BEAUTIFUL!
Sorry i just shouted that at you, it was just such a huge revelation for me since the first few moment on waking were filled with a chaos of mind chatter... how little sleep i'd had, how much I had to do, how was I going to fit it all in, berating myself for not writing blog posts..... blah blah bah. You know the score. We all do it from time to time.
But as soon as I typed those all important words, my world was silenced and I knew they could be true.
If it hadn't been for my friend, and her run and my accountability then I would never have had that opportunity to be grateful for that moment. Then to see her positivity come back at me just 30 minutes later simply sealed the deal.
I hope you choose to have a beautiful day too.
P.s i promise I have some awesome recipes lined up for you next week.... please bear with me! Also if you are cool with the more 'motivation' and 'thought' related posts of late please let me know as I am conscious my blog is settling into a groove that is less focussed solely on the recipes than in months past and I'd love to know what people genuinely felt about that?