As the end of a year approaches and a new one is about to begin, I enjoy the time I spend reflecting on what happened in my life during the last 365 days. In some years, few notable changes occur. And in others, your life transforms completely. Year 2010 was one of those major transformational years for me. In the video below I revisit the resolutions I set for 2010 and talk about the year’s highlights.
Going into 2010 I “knew” it was going to be the year of career and health transformation. My intuitive feeling proved to be accurate. By starting my own health journey into raw foods, not only did I lose the extra pounds I gained in my pregnancy but I also became inspired to launch my very first company – RAWbundant.
To accomplish my health resolution, I began the year with the Master Cleanse. Mark and I did it together for 16 days. I lost 14 pounds and felt absolutely amazing. Following the success of the cleanse, our family transitioned to a high raw vegan diet. We completely eliminated meat, fish, dairy and eggs. We minimized our consumption of corn, soy and gluten. On the other hand, we added tons of fruit, veggies, nuts & seeds, and sprouts. We were making green juice each morning and eating close to 80-90% raw. In six months, I lost almost 31 lbs. That was a HUGE personal accomplishment for me. Raw foods forever transformed how I viewed nutrition.
RAWbundant has grown tremendously in just 6 months of launch. Our busiest months were November and December. Best selling products are the Fermented Feta Cheeze, Cheeze Kale Chips and Coconut Macaroons. My goal for 2011 will be to continue growing my company and establishing it as a leading brand in the raw organic world. Many steps will need to be takes such as finishing the website, writing a business plan, getting outside funding and renting a commercial kitchen. I hope that with the right help from others and with the support of my wonderful family, I will get through what is necessary to accomplish those tasks.
Writing more blogs, making more videos and educating my local community through classes and workshops will still be on my priority list for 2011. Education is very important because I feel people are becoming increasingly demanding for knowledge about food, health and holistic treatments to health problems. Not everyone is ignorant and close-minded. I intend on continuing gaining knowledge and sharing it with all of you with the hope that someway, somehow it will make a difference in someone’s life.
And here are some numbers on the influence my online and community education has reached in 2010:
Total views: 39,000
Total posts: 17
Most Popular Blogs:
- What is Water Kefir and How to Make It – 68 comments
- 10 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Smoothies – 19 comments
- Growing a Raw Food Baby – 11 comments
Total video uploads: 22
Most Popular Videos:
- Master Cleanse Results – Before & After – 53,000 + views
- How to Make Water Kefir, Part I – 12,000 + views
- My Raw Food Journey – 6 month update – 11,000 + views
Local classes, workshops & events – 33
A couple of other highlights to mention are Mark getting a job at ZVRS after being unemployed for a year and our family taking its first family vacation to visit Mark’s parents in Southern California for a week in December. We had the chance to celebrate Denzin’s 2nd birthday with them. Also, Mark and I took a nice trip to LA for a day. It was a wonderful vacation.
Looking back at 2010, I am deeply grateful for all the new turns my life has taken. I can’t imagine it being any other way than it was. Taking all this positive energy, I enter 2011 with a big smile and an upbeat attitude. I wonder where my journey will take me next. 🙂
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Harold Whitman
HAPPY NEW 2011 YEAR!!!
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You’re inspirational Zoe,,,kudos to such motivational energy! KISSES, Karen.
You’ve grown so much in your life, this year!
But your energy DID seem “winning”, right from the start of the year~ it’s no wonder you’ve come so far in a year’s time!
Thank you, Christine! I think that if we enter the year with positive outlook, the energy DOES carry throughout everything we do. I’m really blessed to have accomplished such big goals and planning to keep growing in the 2011 year. Wishing you all the best! 🙂
I made your green smoothie this morning. YUMMY!!! The first few sips were a tiny bit scary but each sip got better and better! I can’t wait to have my husband try it when he gets home. Thanks for everything!