The other day, I found myself reminiscing over all of the reasons that first caused me to enter the field of nutrition. I mean, yeah, I was always interested in reading my sister’s nutrition books (she learned about fiber and fats and protein before I even knew there was a difference!) But what was it exactly that got me started on the road of becoming a Registered Dietitian?
First and foremost…
I love food.
(Example: I almost fainted the first time I stepped into a Whole Foods…only slightly exaggerating there.)
Whole Foods salad bar = love at first sight.
There’s something about vegetables and whole grains that excites me. I love trying new foods. I love cooking new foods. I love food.
I love people.
Food is great, but if I had nobody to share my excitement with or nobody to sample my foods, I wouldn’t enjoy it. Plain and simple. I like the social aspects behind food and I love to get people excited about trying new things.
Yesterday at work (at the rehab hospital,) it was my turn to bring something in for the hospital’s “Dietitian’s Favorites: Taste Testing.” It was a feature that we were putting on, in honor of March being Nutrition Month. I brought in a triple batch of my Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and people came in flocks to sample it.
Many people were trying quinoa for their very first time and I was excited to share what I loved about quinoa, how to prepare it, why it’s a great product to include in their daily eats, etc.
The combination of these two things makes me deliciously happy. And inspired. Quite literally, my soul felt satisfied.
Ah, yes. These are the very reasons WHY I wanted to be a Registered Dietitian in the first place.
I kept my workouts pretty low-key this week, as a way to recoup from my 5-mile road race on Saturday. I was definitely feeling the soreness on Monday!!! 😉
Saturday: 5-mile Road Race + 3-mile walk
Sunday: 3-mile walk
Monday: 2-mile run
Wednesday: 2-mile run
Thursday: 2-mile run + Yoga
Friday (today): (planned) 2-3 mile walk + Jillian Michaels workout with the sis!
QUESTION: What was your favorite fitness activity this week?