When you manage a team of women — and more specifically, moms — who work from home, I believe it’s important to periodically gather up the troops and do some fun team building. Not the corporate conference room, hire a boring guest speaker type of team building, but treating moms to an experience they wouldn’t otherwise do for themselves while also allowing your team the opportunity to get to know one another better in a casual, fun environment.
Yesterday I had some of the team over to my house for a fun lesson in eating for your body type and learning to eat by season,
presented by Jill Muhm from The Healthy Muhm.
Then we were treated to a short cooking class by Teri Hull of The Good Plate, where she offered wonderful cooking tips while she prepared Sexy Spring Veggies and Chicken Over Quinoa. It was delicious!
For dessert we had dates with almond butter. Now, I am not normally a fan of dates, but I loved these tasty little treats. They were a terrific blend of slightly salty and sweet.
The biggest take-away for me (besides the wonderful reminder that eating healthy can truly be easy and delicious!) is introduction to different types of cleanses. Many of my friends do a cleanse of some sort, and while I have been tempted to try them, I am always intimidated because they seem too strict, too long, and, quite frankly, I have no willpower. In all honesty, I know I could not do a cleanse on my own. I just don’t care enough to do it and stick with it.
However, The Healthy Muhm 7-day cleanse sounds like just about the right amount of time, includes unlimited email support, a daily check-in (accountability!), shopping lists, recipes, and several other benefits that you wouldn’t get if you were to embark on a cleanse all by yourself. Plus, you can make the food on your own, or you can order from The Good Plate and have it delivered to your doorstep (Portland-Vancouver metro area delivery only). How easy is that?
So I’m considering it. Seriously considering it. Seven days. I can do that, right?
Have you done a cleanse? If so, which cleanse did you do, how long was it, and what were the results? I would love any piece of advice you have to a) help get me motivated to actually go through with it, and b) suggest any tips that helped you along the way.
Here’s to happy, healthy eating!