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New Beginnings

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I love fall. I love school starting. I love shopping for school supplies. I'm a little bit sad that I don't have to shop for new binders or highlighters or office organizers this year (a little). 

I love new beginnings. I love the hope and potential and optimism that they bring. 

It's been over a month since I posted on my blog. Life has been really crazy. I taught at the local community college this summer, which felt like an easy commitment to make - I love communicating information and helping people learn, and I love nutrition.

But I failed to really think through what it would mean to be a first-time teacher, getting through an entire semester in 5 weeks. And then I failed to think through how different two classes could be, and that the second 5 weeks would require me to (almost) start over to ensure a good experience for those students.

Suddenly I found myself working 12 hour days, 7 days a week. For 10 weeks straight. Um? Not ok. Something had to give, and my sanity wasn't going to be one of those things. Hence the blog going by the wayside.

(Lest I sound like I'm complaining, let me point out that the last 2 weeks have been filled with a vacation of a lifetime and recovering from international travel.)

But I'm back. And it's time for those new beginnings I love so much.

What about you? As school starts (at least here in Texas), what new patterns or routines are you getting into?

Sometimes we need to reset. Or at least to stop and evaluate. Too often we don't realize that things aren't going well until they are way off track (only taking 4 days off in 2 1/2 months, for instance).

Maybe you had been eating really well, following a new eating plan, but now you've slipped away from it a little. Vacation, stress, putting others first - whatever the reason is, we all end up there.

Maybe it's time to re-evaluate.

Are your current decisions helping you meet your goals? You make hundreds of decisions each day - are your food choices bringing you closer to health, or farther away?

How can I help you evaluate your health, or make choices towards better health? Whether it's just here on the blog, or through individual nutrition services. Leave me a comment, or contact me to talk about how we work together to help you meet your goals.