A year ago I was connected with the producer of SA Live, a local TV show that brings the community of San Antonio together. At this point I was just starting to write a few of my own recipes and trying to get my name out there. Little did I know that one year later I would be a published author!
I honestly didn’t think I had it in me then as I am a home cook who has taught myself how to make healthy eating a lifestyle. It was time to dump the fad rollercoaster diets. Now that I’ve adopted clean eating habits, I have balance in my life. I enjoy the occasional meal out but find ways to make flavors come to life with my recipes and still keep it from draining my bank account or adding inches to my waistline.
After my first appearance on SA Live, I started to believe I had something to share. And that’s when it clicked! The recipe ideas kept coming and I continued to better my practice. It takes grit and risk to take your dreams from an idea to reality and I am so thankful for the support and opportunities I’ve been blessed with this last year.
To learn more about my food philosophy, take a few moments to watch these segments from the January 2nd show. Consider how you and those closest to you, can make these small and meaningful changes.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below:
What is one manageable step you’re going to take this month to create a new healthy habit in your life?
Personally, I need to get my water intake back up! 1/2 of my body weight in ounces is the magic trick. I plan to track my ounces on my monthly habit tracker that is included in my book. Have you got your copy yet? There are so many helpful resources, not just the recipes, to help you finally get off the rollercoaster and take small steps to a healthier you.
Have you got your copy yet? There are so many helpful resources, not just the recipes, to help you finally get off the rollercoaster and take small steps to a healthier you.
It’s always fun to coin a phrase, like my new one: Take Back Your Kitchen.
But while the meaning is clear in my mind, I recognize it could mean something different to each person that reads it.
I grew up with a family of home cooks. We didn’t eat out a ton, except to West Salem’s best pizzeria; Walery’s Pizza. This is the place where I ironically ordered my famous burger: meat, ketchup and bun. Yep! I was THAT kid. Now if you just lost all faith in my judgment, fear not, I have grown up quite a bit. Life is about balance… so I do enjoy the occasional burger from Hopdoddy and I can make a mean plant based pizza at home. (food allergies are no joke!)
Wallery’s was more than a pizza joint! The arcade was the best!
Needless to say, as I grew older and learned my way around the kitchen, I realized cooking soothed me and allowed my creativity to shine. And the final outcome…oh so delicious!
I was shocked when other people commented on how odd it was to them that I cooked most of my meals. It seemed so taboo within my generation and more so over the last 5 years. But I still don’t understand the fuss of cooking at home. I’ve done the math and it definitely is cheaper. There are thousands of recipes that are guided with videos, pictures and 10 ingredients or fewer. And when chosen correctly, it’s better for your waistline.
So again, what’s the hangup? Lack of knowledge and education on how to make clean eating at home simple, cost and time effective, and delicious!
As a personal trainer, I have seen first hand how WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR BODY, aka your diet, directly correlates to your outcomes. I’ve had clients battling with under eating, overeating, and eating the wrong types of foods. So often, people are unaware of their day to day habits. It’s usually those habits that directly link to the overall success of any goal.
What has been the most helpful in my client’s lives is the education on healthy eating habits and tips on small steps to create better ones. With this empowerment of creating one new habit at a time, they have seen total transform in their bodies and mindsets.
3 of my clients came to me with zero physical activity in their lives. Even though they were adding exercise to their new routine and seeing some results, they were frustrated with their overall outcomes after a few months. Once we dug deep into their individual habits;
they were able to refocus and the weight and inches began to fall off. Better yet they had more energy, less cravings, higher motivation and overall: MORE LIFE!
SO WHY: TAKE BACK YOUR KITCHEN?
Going back to the basics within your mindset surrounding food will change YOU from the inside out. You start to realize that healthy food doesn’t have to taste bad, cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, and eating out doesn’t have to RUIN your hard work.
Creating healthy habits is possible when taken one step at a time, but often the education is needed.
So if any of this relates to you, take a moment NOW to contact me. My at home 3 hour sessions and corporate events are the 1st step for your success!
My focus is for each individual to find tangible actions they can take to make those small changes that will add up to incredible results.
So contact me so I can create a personalized session just for you!
Are you ready to Take Back Your Kitchen?