What are You Known For?

What did you get for Christmas? Did you get several gifts with the same theme running through them?





Your gifts were given by friends and family that know you enjoy that type of gift. They want to give you a gift you'll enjoy. They gave you what you were known for. 

I used to get those gifts. Yep that is me. But really take a look at me. Its me but a different version of me. That is the me that was known for enjoying and eating chocolate- lots of it. IN fact that was my chocolate bar - 5 pounds of it- given as a gift for my birthday. 

The giver knew I would love that gift. I was known as a chocolate lover and it showed. That older version of me hit the dessert bar heavier than the salad bar.

Its not the same type of gift that I receive now. I'm not known as a chocolate lover to that degree any more. 

Don't get me wrong, I still love chocolate. But now I am known for a different style of eating. When my friends and family sit down to eat with me, they see my plate filling up with lean protein, lots of veggies, a little healthy fat, and maybe a small portion of starchy carbs. That is what is normal for me. Guess what it shows. Not just in the kitchen but on me. 

This picture was taken 16 years after the one with the candy bar. While I might have aged, I've changed in other ways too. Instead of carrying a 5 pound candy bar, I have a backpack on my back right before going on a hike.  Ask my friends if they see candy, sweets, and chocolate in my hands often. As for gifts, I've gotten pears, oranges, and other fruits. That is what I am known for. What are you known for? I bet is shows in more places than on your plate or in your kitchen. 

To your best health,

Coach Nancy


About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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