Hello Again!

Hello again!

Sorry for the disappearing act!  I didn’t plan to take a 3 month hiatus. Sometimes life gets in the way *sigh* I have been continuously sharing my vegan adventures on Facebook and Instagram, though, so follow me on either/both to get your daily Veggie V fix! (Most of what I share on Instagram also gets shared on Twitter, if that’s more yo thang.)

But, I have some exciting things to share with you! I have recipes, blood test results (eating plant-based does a  body good!), an update on the current state of my diet and exercise routine, certificates I’m currently working towards – and all kinds of other awesome stuff! Let’s start with the certificates :)

A couple of months ago I went ahead and signed up for the Holistic Nutrition Consultant Certification offered through the American Fitness Professional and Associates! Yea! I’m working my way through the material, and I’m loving every minute of it! I’ve already learned some interesting information that I want to follow up on before I share. I love learning new things!

The cost of the certification is reasonable (especially compared to comparable certifications that take much, much longer to complete and cost nearly 10 times more) , and the timeline is pretty good. AFPA gives you up to six months to complete the work and take your final exam, but you can work through material much quicker. One of the books used in the program is Whole by T Collin Campbell, which I (and a lot of other people) had already read, so that part of the first assignment went quickly. There are a copious amount of videos to watch from Dr. Greger, but, again, I’d already watched quite a few of them on YouTube, so I was that much ahead there too. I’m currently working on finishing up the first assignment, or the learning phase, before moving onto the actual coaching part of the certification.  But the excitement doesn’t stop there!

I took on my first mentoring client last month. Woohoo!! I didn’t ask if I could share their name, so for now, we’ll just call them Client #1 ;-) Client #1 is newly plant-based and is looking for guidance through the sea of information out there about eating healthy plant foods and hopefully losing some weight in the process. I’m excited to share my experiences and the knowledge I’ve gained on my own and through my formal training. (Remember the Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition I completed last summer? No? That’s probably because I never got around to reviewing it. Ha! That’s coming in a future post!) This week, Client #1 is coming over for a cooking lesson. What’s the on menu? Nori rolls! I’ve gotten pretty good at making avocado and other veggie rolls, and now I get to share :) Win win!

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Speaking of nori rolls, I’ve got a new, favorite kitchen gadget…a rice cooker! I bought the Armoa Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer (8 cup) from Amazon for about $30, and it works great! I was a skeptic, but it cooks the rice perfectly every. single. time. Amazing. If you’re considering a rice cooker, I highly recommend it. I’ve always had trouble with the rice sticking to the pan or being undercooked, but no more!

Thanks for waiting for me to return to blogging! I really appreciate all of your support! And to show it, I have a little give-a-way to do this week. Stay tuned!

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3 responses

  1. Congrats on all your accomplishments! Your nori rolls look yummy! You reminded me that it’s time I make my own! I have to tell you that we have a few things in common. I, too, am studying Holistic Nutrition (at Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) and I am a graduate of the Plant-Based program at eCornell. As well, I have a rice cooker!! I got mine last October for my birthday. It has certainly come in handy on those busy weeknights. I love how it makes the perfect brown rice. Happy studying! I’m really looking forward to reading more of your posts as you progress through this program. :)

  2. I totally hear ya about long stretches between blogs. Between taking classes and the most hectic work schedule I’ve EVER had, it seems that blogging has totally taken a back seat. I really do hope to get back to being consistent!

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