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Getting more than you bargained for

Getting more than you bargained for

Don’t you love it when you embark on one path for a particular reason and just that decision alone suddenly opens up so much more than you can imagine.

It’s like the universe’s way of telling you “Yes you are going the right way!”

I was looking for something.  I was restless.  I run a business, I am heavily involved with one of my partner’s businesses, I have a teenage son and an elderly mother I need and want to make time for.  I’m busy.  The days are full.  But I was missing doing something away from all that.  Reading is OK but it had lost its zing.  I was thinking of getting back into art, and would still like to but for some reason I wasn’t pushing forward with it.

And then BANG!  I started on a clean eating program.  I had been dabbling for quite a while now and I had started making my own mayonnaise, sauces and trying different recipes.  But never did I expect that this new program would ignite in me such passion for cooking and food.  It feels like I have developed a whole new life.

Within weeks I am shopping less at the supermarket, have developed the weekly habit of shopping at our local farmers market, found a fantastic butcher and sourced stores stocked to the brim with organic products. I find I am actually having conversations with people and not just going through a self-serve checkout!

 

A new way of life, a passion I get to indulge on a daily basis and a new outlook

 

And on the weekend we created another ritual we vow we will keep up.  Whilst I prepped all the vegetables we bought at the market, my gorgeous partner cooked us brunch.  Time spent at the markets then together in the kitchen and then sitting down to a beautiful meal – what could be better?

Now I know this journey didn’t just start here.  I have been changing my eating habits for quite a long time.  And we had already been shopping at the markets when we could.  But now I find myself in the kitchen surrounded by jars and pots and bubbling slow cookers and food processors creating a sensation of flavours to enjoy.  The freezer is stocked to the brim and there are so many more recipes I cannot wait to try.

So what have I gained by going on a clean eating program apart from an overwhelming feeling of good health? Well weight loss has been an added benefit and no there is no calorie counting whatsoever, a new way of life, a passion I get to indulge on a daily basis and a new outlook on life.  Wow I can’t ask for more than that!

I understand that to some people this may sound boring.  But that doesn’t really matter, because it’s what I love.

I dare you to stop and think for a sec, what do you want to do, what have you been thinking of doing for a while?  What’s stopping you? I’m pretty sure it will give you so much more than what you thought.

I would love to hear about your new adventure.

Cindy

xx

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