This year, 2013, has been pretty full on in terms of health/body type stuff (and it's not even over yet):
I went off birth control
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer
I got pregnant
I gained weight
I got acne for the first time since I was a teenager.
My mom got a really awesome doctor and breezed through her operation and radiation
All of the above got my brain ticking.
I was already into food. I love food passionately and will never ever be able to diet because, in my (not so) humble opinion, I'm actually pretty darn good at making food and really really enjoy eating it too. Lots of eating of the food.
Along with this love of food came a garden, a big garden. Have you ever eaten a carrot out of someone's garden? It's insane. You have no idea what a carrot tastes like if you've never picked and eaten one. Peas too. Wow. These things are so sweet and amazing that I almost can't bear to cook them.
I had never eaten kale until I grew it. I grew it because my father in law brought me a bunch of seedlings he didn't have space for, and it was one of the only brassicas that survived the caterpillar and slug onslaught of 2012. I now do my best to work kale into as much of my cooking a possible.
I've totally digressed from my point. My point is that I was already into healthy living and eating, but the events from the start of 2013 shook me into starting to look at other ways I could live a more healthy and wholesome life.
So, because the world obviously needs another blog about food/life/healthy living, here I am. In case you're interested.