…and “Hello November!” I have am anxiously waiting and preparing for November first to come. For me the start of a new month means a start of new possibilities and November is going to be a crazy one filled with new adventures in my personal, blog and business life. I wish I could reveal everything right now but I am going to resist the urge and leave a little mystery until everything is more secure but trust me it’s exciting. Don’t worry though I’m not going to leave everything a mystery here is what is going on with each part:
Neil and I are finally taking a mini vacation to Philadelphia over Thanksgiving! We have been in need of a vacation for months now and unfortunately it seems nothing has worked out. We were supposed to go to Vida Vegan Con in August but then something (I can’t discuss here) prevented us from doing that. Then we planned to go to Philadelphia for a long weekend in August with our friends and then Irene decided she wanted to rain on our parade. Next my trip to NYC for an IIN conference was cut short because Neil went and fell of his bike and bumped his head. Also a result of Neil’s injury (which he has now recovered from- wahoo!) caused us to rethink our Disney World Half Marathon due to the fact he lost over a month of running time. So now we are taking the time to get away and enjoy a new city and each others company.
We also are doing a mini trip to NYC in December to meet up with our friends who we haven’t seen in years. This is my favorite kind of trip because we are flying down (thank you JetBlue for cheap flights) and we are renting an apartment via airbnb.com. It makes the trip so much less stressful when you don’t have to drive and stay in a hotel (which is 3x as much in NYC). I tweeted earlier today about doing a meet up in sometime between Dec 8-11, if you want to join our little meet up e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
Running: I have been keeping up with running and even signed up for a half marathon in February! Neil is also going to be running this half. It isn’t Disney but the good news is that we will be able to run our second half at Disney because we were (luckily) able to defer our registrations to another race. We chose to do the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon next September/October (the date hasn’t been released yet) which I think will be more fun because it will be warmer and at night.
Also if you are in NYC and want to come out and run with us or cheer us on we are running the NYRR Jingle Bell Jog while we are on vacation in NYC on December 10th. We are so excited for this race!
I am planning a face lift for the blog. I am not loving the color and the layout and it just needs to be rejuvenated. I am also looking to add some new features which will be revealed as they finish up. In addition to visual improvements I am working to improve my photos, recipes and blog posts. Instead of just posting to post I have been scheduling time in my day/week to actually sit down and blog. I hope that this improves my blog and my writing. I love my blog but I know I need to make improvements to it.
Nicole Culver and I have created a 5 Session Teleclass Series that we will be putting on all month. This series will be covering topics like sugar cravings, eating for energy, meal planning, eating out, exercise, self care and more. After each session participants receive handouts, an email with major points from session, recipes and bonus materials including a food shopping guide. This series starts soon so if you are interested in participating you can sign up until 5pm EST on November 1st.
I am also offering a free teleclass on December 5, 2011 from 7:30pm-8pm EST that will discuss the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness, tips to eat foods you enjoy and not deprive yourself, and ways your lifestyle affects your cravings. In addition you will also receive tips and suggestions on how to use natural sweeteners in your upcoming holiday baking.
Lastly, in January I will be rolling out a special CVL plant based health coaching program that you will find right here on the blog. I am in the process of developing the entire program and more details will be coming out over the next month. That being said I would love to hear what you would like to see in a program.
- Hunger Mountain Coop’s 18th Annual Food and Wellness Expo
- November 5, 2011
- Location: Montpelier City Hall Time: 11:00 AM
- Enjoy free samples of local and organic foods, free consultations with wellness practitioners and free massages! Bring a food item for the VT Foodbank and receive a $5 OFF coupon to The Coop!