WELCOME! This place has been a very long time coming, I've been thinking about it for more than a year (it'd be quicker to have a baby!).
I have always wanted to have an outlet where I could share my thoughts, my ideas, my beliefs, but I never took the plunge. However I now have my own business and in this day and age, you kind of need a website. So here I am, trying to figure it out (and rather enjoying it).
What is Great In Great Out about? If you've not yet figured it out, it's all about food (amazing wholesome food) and nutrition and many other self-care practices that will keep you and your family healthy.
Why this name? Well, for anyone who works in advertising, "Sh*t in, Sh*t out" has a very clear significance... if you give a sh*t brief, you'll get sh*t work. Whilst we never talk about the inverse, this is basically the meaning of the name. If you put in your body some great stuff (be it food, emotions, movement, spirituality, creativity and so on), you will feel just amazing, full of energy, passion, happiness, motivation, and so many more positive emotions. The way you may feel now (tired, stressed, bloated/headachy/ran down, depressed) will be gone.
Beyond the name, how did I myself get to this place? It took me a while and it's kind of a long story (a journey of about 10 years probably).
Basically, I suffer from an autoimmune disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA) and I also had another AID (Guillain Barré Syndrome - which took me to hospital - though I've now thankfully recovered). After many trials and tribulations, trying many different medicines, none of them really working, I went down the diet route. It was simply miraculous. Whilst I'm not cured, as the autoimmunity always remains with you, I have achieved a level of health that I never thought would be possible.
Having managed to be medication free for a few months (not the case anymore, as my body needed some extra support - I'll go into this at a later stage), I decided to finally pursue my passion around food and nutrition, to achieve health. I want to share and spread my passion and knowledge and hopefully help a few people achieve optimal health.
There is a health revolution out there, it's a quiet one, but hopefully it will have long-lasting positive impacts on our society. I am hoping to be part of this quiet revolution and help it along the way. I am doing this for me, for my children and family and for the planet. What is good for us, is good for the planet and vice versa.
Welcome to Great in Great Out!
IIN qualified health coach, foodie, mum of 2, wife of 1, ex corporate advertising executive, RA warrior