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Hi Guys!

 Just working away like a busy lil bee over here.  I know I’ve mentioned how crazy it is at work for me on a regular basis, but the next few months are going to be absolutely INSANE!!  I’m trying to take each day as it comes, but just looking at our meeting calendar is enough to make anyone’s head spin. 

I’m sure you can imagine that the holiday months are a BUSY time for us in the wine & spirits industry.  So, just keep your fingers crossed that I make it into 2013 with all of my hair still attached to my head.  All I know is, good thing I have a lot of hair to start with!  😉

Mindset Makeover:

 Over the weekend I was doing some studying for an upcoming exam I have.  One of the lectures actually scared me.  Maybe I shouldn’t say “scared”, but it definitely got me thinking about my food choices and opened my eyes to some things.  Now, I’m someone who mostly eats healthy, unprocessed foods as it is, but thoughts of the chemicals, hormones and other unnatural things associated with what I eat started to turn my stomach.

 For so many years (decades, really) my focus was on losing and/or maintaining weight.  I didn’t care how I did it and I had a ton of tricks to limit the amount of calories I was consuming. 

I still remember eating fat-free bologna in high school.  The thought now…..EWWWW!  I mean, what exactly is it made of?!?!  Nothing good for me, that’s for sure! 

Back then, I didn’t care though.  All I cared about was that I got a decent portion for very low calories and no fat. 

 Over the years, I’ve come a LONG way from my fat-free bologna eating, but ever since starting my certification to become a Health Coach through IIN I feel like my mind frame has really changed.  The lecture I listened to on Saturday shifted my thought process even more. 

Man, Rob is in trouble!  I was already on him about getting more veggies in (the dreaded “green things” he so hates).  Now, I don’t care if I have to hide them in all of his meals, he’s going to eat them!  I also have to get him to SLOWWWW DOWNNNNN when gulping chewing his food.

 Another change I’ve noticed about myself is that I’m much more aware of WHERE my food is coming from.   I haven’t hit any farmer’s markets yet, but I’m going to try to eat more locally whenever possible. 

Just last week I was looking to buy brussel sprouts. 

Mmmm….brussel sprouts!  Am I the one who loves them?  They are like candy to me! 

Anyway, as I was looking at the containers available I noticed that some were grown in Mexico and others in USA.  The containers looked exactly the same in every other way (same picture, same type of container, etc) and were sitting right next to each other.  The brussel sprouts from Mexico were larger (which is what I would normally veer toward grabbing), but just knowing that they weren’t grown here didn’t sit well with me.  Up until recently I never really gave it a second thought, nor did I really make the effort to see where my food was coming from.  My eyes will surely be looking out for this moving forward.

 I am liking my mindset makeover.  Focusing on total health and not just one aspect of health is important to me.  Everyone reaches mindset shifts at different times during their journey and I’m happy that I’m taking baby steps in the right direction (for me). 

Ok, random thoughts over.  I best be getting back to work and I hope you’re having a great day! 

~Kim

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