Checking In…

Wow. This is the first time I’ve logged in since January 28th, and the only reason is because I decided not to prep dinner tonight or get groceries; thank goodness for my mother-in-law’s frozen chicken soup.

The last 4 months has flown by, but it’s so fun taking care of both my boys. Jack is 3 now, and Max is almost 1! I’ve decided to look after both of them by myself with no help for the summer. Yeah I know. I’m sure I’ll have hard days, but I think it’s going to be great. We live in an awesome, kid-friendly neighbourhood with so many resources at my fingertips. I’m looking at it as my last hoorah before focusing on work again in the fall. I’m not sure what I want to do yet, but I have some ideas and am excited at the thought of having some time to myself to focus on nutrition again.

It’s crazy being a full-time mom because I know my other brain is in there (my work brain), but it’s really dusty and out of practice. Here are some of my ideas for the fall…

  • Start filming more cooking videos for my blog and recipe development
  • Read Intuitive Eating and decide if I want to register for the Intuitive Eating coaching course
  • Go to Toastmasters to get better at public speaking
  • Start doing workshops again with hopefully something interesting to say that I’m passionate about

It’s really hard as a woman to put 100% of yourself into raising your kids and your career. It’s not impossible, but it’s hard. I read a quote by C.S. Lewis the other day that gets me through the hard days when I miss my job:Β β€œChildren are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”

Just wanted to check in, and let you all know that I am coming back πŸ™‚ Have a great summer everyone!

 

About Lauren

Welcome! I’m Lauren Follett. A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America. The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in. As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices. I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.

2 Responses to Checking In…

  1. John May 30, 2017 at 2:08 am #

    Great news Lauren, have a great summer!

    • Lauren May 30, 2017 at 11:40 am #

      Thank you!!

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