First off, I would like to start the New Year telling the world how blessed and grateful I feel to all the participants of No Shoes Nutrition's first Holiday Health Challenge. I was very nervous coming into this season and running this contest for the first time. I mean, what if no one followed it? I was overwhelmed with the participation and dedication by not just one or two but several people! So, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to all that left even one little comment.
Secondly, I'm not sure if you all had a chance to read the comments left by others. Some showed frustration, some discovered the power of consistency and accountability. I would like to share some of the comments here for you to enjoy! The discovery of a new self through nutrition is not always easy to convey but can be SO powerful!
Jae Jae wrote "..... being kind to myself is now top priority! Hubby is taking care of Christmas dinner and I'm taking it easy and getting acupuncture treatments. As for acknowledging my successes, I recently weighed myself and I've lost a few pounds!!! I'm so grateful for you and this challenge, it has made me very conscious about the decisions I make when it comes to food and health and what a pleasant surprise to see how all these seemingly small decisions can make a big impact 😊"
Frida was excited about new ideas! She wrote "What a fabulous habit to bring a salad as a hostess gift! And thanks for the recipe, will definitely give it a go."
Glenda learned a little about mindset this month. She wrote "I am definitely learning to focus on the foods and not the calories. Veggies seem to be a much bigger part of my life now!"
Tracy Morgan wrote "I stopped by your blog and am truly amazed by your nutrition tips; wish I had found this blog earlier. I am trying to lose weight and was looking for information online on nutrition tips & healthy food habits. Just wanna say thank you for the information you have shared. Just continue writing more tips on nutrition. I will be your loyal reader." Which was super humbling for me and inspirational to keep the posts coming!! Thank you Tracy!
I am overjoyed with the amazing response and would like to announce the winner!! This person responded to EVERY single post with a comment on the day of the posting and was fully present through the entire month!! Congratulations!!
Glenda, if you could e-mail me at email@example.com I will gather the information I need to send you a lovely gift basket of treats and ferments from the Light Cellar here in Calgary. (Valued at $100). There is kombucha, sauerkraut, raw chocolate truffles, a detox cookbook and more! Thank you to everyone who participated! I will continue to blog each Monday so visit www.noshoesnutrition.com or my No Shoes Nutrition Facebook Page to read the new blogs each week!
Don't forget January is Detox month and I have put together an DIY at home detox kit so you can continue your December success in New Year! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you everything you need PLUS a booklet of amazing smoothies for $40+tax.