Coach Amanda and I were standing in my kitchen chatting about jet lag, Monday morning after we came home from Switzerland late the night before. Kristin walked in for work, carrying the three things you see here in this photo.
It cracked me up. I lined up the Green Smoothie, the Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie, and the Diet Pepsi on the counter, to take a photo.
I said to Amanda, “You could say, which one of these things is not like the other? But, the good news here is, three years ago when Kristin came to work for GSG.com, the only thing she walked in with is the Diet Pepsi! This is a big improvement!”
With just green smoothies, she’s now getting 10 servings of raw greens and fruit. With the pink, she’s getting carrots, beets, dates, cashews, coconut liquid, chia, and strawberries. It’s about 16+ servings, total, of amazing plant food she wasn’t getting before.
Incremental improvement is valuable. Yeah, I don’t love the Diet Pepsi. Kristin goes off it for months at a time now. That’s a big deal, when you consider that she was a non-stop daily DP drinker since her earliest memory! It’s literally been her “comfort food” since childhood. Now she gets inspired during our travels and “goes off” diet soda for long periods, until life throws her some kind of curve-ball and she heads to Walker’s for 32 ounces. (Divorce. Custody battles. Single mom-hood. Curve balls are always zinging out of somewhere for Kristin.)
I love improvements, even when the improvement doesn’t land us in the zone of “perfect” just yet.