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Why I Got A Facelift

Yep, I got a facelift. Not the surgical kind, silly.

I’m talking about my website!

It’s finally done, so do poke around and check out my new digs.

So, why did I get a facelift?

Honestly there was nothing “wrong” with my old website. It was functional, simple, and was a great platform for me to start blogging.

What it didn’t do was showcase my areas of specialty. Yes, the name of my website explains exactly what I do: I’m a Pilates Instructor and I’m a Nutritionist. However my expertise lies in a few very distinct areas and I had been holding back on highlighting all of those skills.

At its core, my work with clients revolves around real food and mindful movement, but I always felt my expertise in gestational diabetes might seem bizarre to my food sensitivity clients or to the folks who hire me as a speaker.

Maybe it was all in my head, but I have finally moved to a place of embracing all of these specialties as parts of ME as a whole, rather than pieces of a puzzle that wouldn’t fit together.

If you’ve ever felt like having multiple passions has diluted what you have to offer, I ask you to take a step back and re-examine.

Every experience in our life serves us in some way, even if it might have felt negative at the time.

We are drawn to certain things for a reason.

There was a reason I needed to continue studying art while pursuing my nutrition degree. (First off, there was no other way I would have survived organic chemistry. Second, having an eye for design never hurts when putting together a website.)

There was a reason I daydreamed about becoming a Pilates Instructor while I was finishing my clinical training as a dietitian. (And making the frowned-upon decision NOT to continue working in a hospital was one of the best choices I ever made career-wise.)

There was a reason I chose to put my introvert-self out there by sharing my food sensitivity journey with you. (I’m still getting emails from readers who’ve had major health breakthroughs by just changing a few things in their diet. And that inspired me to write my guide: 30 Days To A Happy Tummy, which I’m giving away for FREE if you’re interested.)

I can go on for days, but you get the idea.

Ask yourself how your past decisions have shaped where you are and who you are today.

And embrace it all.

Life’s too short to spend worrying about what people will think if… [ fill in the blank ].

Just be you. The world needs you exactly as you are.

So with that long explanation, I invite you to poke around my new home away from home and feel it out.

I’d love to hear what you think, so tell me in the comments below:

  • What do you think of the new site?
  • And, how can you be more YOU?

I’m eager to hear from you!

Until next week,

lily-name

PS – Be sure to check out the FREEBIES page, where you can get your hands on nearly 50 pages of expert nutrition advice from yours truly. As the name suggests, it’s 100% FREE.

PPS – This website re-design has been a labor of love and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my designer and coder, Leah Kalamakis. She’s seriously good at what she does and I’m so happy I hired her to give my website a facelift.

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Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.

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  1. Lily, I absolutely LOVE your new site! It’s as beautiful as you are and just as well organized and easy to work with! Congratulations!

    • Rebecca, my dear, I’m so happy you like it as much as I do! 🙂

  2. Your new site looks FAB, Lily!! I love how clean, sleek, and colorful it feels. Congrats! xoxo

    • Thanks Desiree!

  3. Congratulations on the new site! It looks fantastic, and the content is wonderful (love the new snazzy photos, too).

    • Thanks Brittany! I had a fun photo shoot with my photographer, Alexandra, at the farmers’ market!

  4. Love the new site. It feels clean and yet so warm! I am a pilates devotee and eat really “clean” so this is a perfect combo site for me!

    • Welcome to Pilates-nutrition wonderland, Claire!

  5. Congratulations, Lily – I love the color combination and the layout and pictures – this is a real treat for the eyes!

    • Happy to hear you like the new look, Ute!

  6. Lily I think it’s beautiful. The colors are really nice and all-in-all it inspires! Well done indeed!! BTW still have to try the curried cauliflower recipe I found out about in the January video challenge. Will give it a go soon – my husband usually makes the curry in our house and I’ve had little opportunity! 😀

    • Ooo, do give the curried cauliflower recipe a try. If you’re already a curry fan, you’ll love this even more. Tell me how it turns out!

  7. Website looks great and I love that you’ve embraced your many passions 🙂

    • Thanks for your support, Krystal!

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