About Me: (at least a couple of sentences; ex: family, interests, hobbies, favorite quote, personal mission statement, etc
I just turned 49 years old. I've been married for 24 years and I have 3 children, ages 19, 17 and 10. I'm a personal trainer and I teach SilverSneakers classes. I have been interested in health and fitness my entire life and I have been doing "the raw thing" for about a year now. About 4 years ago, I developed adrenal burnout, and with the help of my Naturopath and supplements, I was able to heal myself, although I never totally recovered from having adrenal insufficiency. Because of this, I was put on bioidentical cortisol and dessicated tyroid for a few months. I felt so incredibly well that I had a lot of energy to make smoothies, salads and raw cereals. Now that I'm off the cortisol and getting off the thyroid , I would very much like to completely heal myself to a point where I would never need to supplement again. Raw fooods have allowed me to feel great again but my challenge is to stay raw close to 100% of the time, since this is where I feel the best!
How did you hear about our community?
I originally bought "Raw Food Cleanse" through Amazon.com and googled Penni's name to find more info on raw foods, and came upon the rehab!
What dietary interests do you have? (clean eating, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, weight loss, etc?)
What is your motivation for joining Real Food Rehab? (moral support, education, recipes, inspiration, fitness tips, etc.)
I'm hoping to hear advice from others who have had the same problem I seem to have with my adrenals. I'm also hoping to learn more about easy, delicious recipes that I could incorporate into my family's daily eating habits. And, finally, I would love to learn more about being consistent with eating a higher percentage of raw foods:)!
RFR Oath: I acknowledge that everyone is at a different point along their health & wellness journey and I will respect the individual progress and needs of others as they make lifestyle choices and changes of their own. I promise to do my best to keep this community drama free, and solicitation free. I understand that posting inappropriate material, personal attacks, personal or business solicitations or spamming of any kind can result in administrative action and/or removal from this community. I pledge to be respectful even if I do not agree with another member's opinion. Agreed?
Come join us for Raw Balance, as we are looking forward to equipping, supporting, encouraging, entertaining and inspiring YOU to higher, more balanced levels of wellness. Check out Penni's video with all the details: Click HERE!
Because this will be the 10th and FINAL Initiative offered through Raw Food Rehab, we're going to pull out all of the stops. A leadership team has been assembled that is over the top and truly amazing!
Now is a great time to join us!!! It won't be the same without YOU!!