HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I can’t believe it’s 2017. The beginning of a new year just feels lighter. I totally agree that you can start fresh any month or day or hour or minute, but January 1 always feels a bit more significant. I personally, love it!
The new year is always a bit nutty, because Nutshell always has a significant influx of new clients (which I love because people are excited about making a health change that doesn’t involve dieting), but this year particularly, it’s extra busy with starting a new career and studying for boards. But, in contrast to years past, I’m not overwhelmed. One day at a time is what’s repeating in my head.
I might be touch and go here for the next few weeks. I started work as a nurse practitioner this week, which feels exciting and terrifying all at the same time. And even though I’m working at the same place I did clinicals for the past year and people there feel like family, it’s different not being a student anymore. But I know my nervousness and uncertainty at times is totally normal. I just keep repeating, “You have lots of knowledge, be confident in what you know!”
I’m also studying for boards. I’m taking the Fitzgerald online review course this week before I leave for Europe with my momma on Monday (!!!) which has been about 4-6 hours of studying a day, and thankfully I’m still able to see Nutshell clients. After I finish the course, my plan is to study 2-3 hours/day for about 5 weeks before I take the exam. Surprisingly, studying has actually been fun! Who am I?
What I really want to talk about today though, is Kylie’s (aka ImmaEatThat) course called How to Eat. If you’ve been reading the blog, you know how much I respect, admire, and adore Kylie. I “knew” her via online and Skype calls for about a year before we slumbered together at FNCE with some other RDs I also love + admire. She’s one of four RDs I have a monthly conference call with and I always walk away with amazing bits of wisdom and inspiration from Kylie (all of them are amazing too). Not only can she empathize with women because of her own story with disordered eating, but she walks the talk. I’ve never known an RD as authentic as her.
I couldn’t agree more with her philosophy and love how her eating aim is to simply, “be a normal eater.” How fabulous and freeing does that sound? I LOVE IT.
She does local private practice with a group of RDs in Houston, and of course blogs, but she’s also just launched this course. I really enjoy doing one on one counseling through Nutshell Nutrition, but I also know 1) it isn’t the best fit for everyone and 2) it’s a financial investment. So I think it’s awesome that she has created this course that you can do at your own pace, for a price that is more affordable than one on one counseling, and I think it’s worth every penny. It’s not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional and spiritual health and that is so so worth it.
Plus I love supporting other RDs and the influential and innovative work they are doing. Cheers to that!
So how do you know if this course is for you?
Do you find yourself continuously trying diets or restrictive ways of eating?
Do you constantly think about or obsess about food?
Do you eat food (or not eat food) because you think you should and not because you want to?
Do you dislike or hate your body?
Do you put more worth and energy into your appearance than your relationships?
There are many more questions I could prompt you with, but if you answered yes to even one of these, this course is for you.
If you want to enroll in the course, click here – it’s a New Year. And not a year to promise to get healthy by hitting the gym and eating blah blah blah food. But instead, what if it was a year that ended with you living the life you were fully created to live – a life of imperfection and messiness and freedom – because you stopped thinking about food or your body or your weight so damn much?
That’s sounds like a pretty great to me.