Yesterday was my nephew’s open house.
Which means food.
Which means people watching me, asking me about what I’ll eat and/or hiding their indulgences from me.
The hiding part is mostly in fun.
Or is it.
Fresh baked ciabatta.
Authentic Italian pasta (I don’t even remember it’s name but it was sooo awesome).
Delicious sweet treats galore.
My mom is an amazing baker.
Because I’ve either made these names for myself, or they’ve been given to me, “health coach” “SaveTheKitchens” “food police” or “health nut”, food, weight, unhealthy vs healthy food is always, always, always the subject when people are within a few feet of me.
It’s like I have a giant target on me, no matter what.
It now comes with the territory.
I find it amusing most of the time.
Because before all of this, you would not have guessed this is what I would now be known for.
I was the one on Facebook sharing goopy, gloppy recipes that I thought tasted good and gave me comfort…I guess.
Looking back always amazes me.
But because I now have this amazing journey and stand for something that is not only of huge importance (your health) but now as an example to those around me.
If I can do it.
So back to this party.
Did I eat that fresh baked ciabatta roll?
Why, yes I did.
Did people probably watch me eat it in shock and awe.
And I am very much aware of it.
I always say this:
I’m a real person.
Yes, I eat healthy 99% of the time.
And I feel GREAT because of that.
But on occasion (ON OCCASION), I will eat the naughty foods that are around me.
And I live to tell about it.
Just to get a reaction.
That’s just my personality.
And I like to keep things real.
My now famous video actor, Ken, was also in attendance yesterday.
At the end of the party, he was a table away with a small group of people.
I caught the last part of their conversation, because I heard my name:
“Yeah, because Shari wasn’t around….”
That is where I piped up:
“I’m RIGHT HERE.”
Haha. That got a huge roar of laughter.
It’s when I wish I had expensive video equipment and hired help to catch those funny, unplanned moments.
There are SO MANY. Often.
But guess what.
Let’s get serious for this last moment.
I always look like I’m having fun, kidding around, posting recipes, blogging and doing fun videos…
And I truly AM having fun.
But I’m also privately helping people truly transform their kitchen.
I’ve always got a group that I’m coaching.
They are each at different points within my 30 day challenge:
And people are always doing SO wonderful. Even the ones that come to me a bit skeptical, but interested.
Maybe a bit overwhelmed at first.
And then alllllll sorts of great things begin happening.
I’ve shared many of these stories.
But I’m simply amazeddddddd with every text that comes my way, sharing the positive benefits.
There are so many. Seriously.
And it’s absolutely thrilling to me.
If you are on the fence….STOP IT.
This is life changing and tooooooo good to not jump on board.
People come to me as their personal health coach.
But in reality, I save their entire kitchen.
Which benefits the WHOLE household.
I. Love. It.
If I’ve made a name for myself and get poked and prodded a bit while out and about…so be it.
It’s been totally worth the ride.
Because it’s not about me.
It’s about them.
And each of them are WORTH it.