I can say with certainty that I’m ready for 2016 to come to a close. This past year was riddled with human loss; from David Bowie to Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fischer and now Debbie Reynolds. In November, I experienced a sense of loss after the election. Enough already.
In 2016 I also made the very tough decision to close an almost 11 year old business. I started as a personal chef while I was attending culinary school in 2005. I grew my humble business into a thriving home meal delivery business where we were responsible for preparing weekly meals to hungry customers throughout the greater Seattle area.
A few years ago I began to come to the realization that it was just too much. I was CONSTANTLY working. I felt like I wasn’t giving enough of my energy to my son, my husband or to myself. I let a lot of things slide. Including my health.
Closing my business what one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. It took a couple of months to wind down but slowly I felt a sense of return to my normal bubbly self. I had become so grumpy and calloused, it was hard to find joy in anything, sadly.
This past September, my husband and I decided to embark in a whole 30 reset. I had been reading the Whole 30 book over the summer and felt I had a good grasp of what I needed to do. The day after we returned from an Oregon Coast vacation, we started. While it was a little challenging to get the hang of things, I would say by the end of week 2 it became like second nature.
Now here we are after the holidays feeling a little blah and ready to kick-start this new year with a commitment to good health. Today, January 2nd is our first day of #whole30. I intend to blog about our progress (NSV Non Scale Victories only), post recipes, pictures of meals, etc.
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