I’m writing this not really to receive anything from you, but to just express my deep gratitude for all that you have taught me through these past couple of years. I know I am not the only one whose life you have impacted in such a beautiful and positive way!
I have always struggled with self love and since I can remember I have never been entirely healthy with my lifestyle. My father passed away a little over 2 years ago from heart and lung failure. I cannot stress enough how this still gives me guilt. He was always an active person until one day he just wasn’t. Maybe with age and a lack of motivation. Having to get him to work out and not smoke was not easy, but he always made an effort here and there. I feel guilty for not encouraging a better lifestyle for him and I know this is silly because we are only in control of our own actions and what we choose to do and not do is nobody else’s responsibility. I go back and forth with the guilt and I think I always will, but what I am strongly positive about is my own health and lifestyle. I somehow ended up on your Instagram page around that time before he had passed and I must have spent minutes upon minutes just scrolling, taking screen shots, writing down books or recipes you had posted. I felt entirely consumed by your vibe and more inspired then I had felt in a long time. I started buying more fruit and flew through the 80/10/10 book; among others, I started enjoying walking more. I enjoyed making food and eating what I made! Not feeling guilty about it because I knew what I was making, how I was making it and what was in it. I chose to try the raw till 4 lifestyle and it changed my body. I felt more energy, more clarity with the mind and soul. I started doing yoga again and would just melt away in pure relaxation. Your Ebook really was the cherry on top of the nana ice cream! I loved the pure simplicity of it all. The ingredients were not complex and the flavors were all there, just natural and beautiful! It was so easy to give up a lot of the junk I had eaten before. I think a lot of people see it as challenging or impossible, but I have found it to be extremely satisfying and have adapted to this lifestyle with ease. You have really changed my life on so many levels other than just a happy tummy. I find myself enjoying buying whole foods, getting excited about making smoothies and to try new recipes. I haven’t been this motivated to workout consistently ever in my life and I am so proud of myself for taking these steps to better my health, to better my self. I honestly don’t think I would have been on this path if it wasn’t for you. To be so consistent with this lifestyle, to strive harder and to not give up. I am very excited for your next Ebook and to continue to be inspired by your beautiful soul. You have truly given me a new outlook on eating whole foods because I can testify to it all and what it has done for me.. I cannot thank you enough!