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My name is Jill Washington. I am a wife, daughter, bonus and godmother, soror and human resources professional. I am also a proud entrepreneur who enjoys sharing information on health and wellness.
I have been a fairly "active" person all of my life. I remember running around with friends and family as a youngster. I took tap dance and ballet lessons as a youth. Then, in high school, I ran track for two years and was a cheerleader for all four years.
When I got to college, I stopped running but remained active walking around a big campus, pledging a sorority (we ran often!) and simply "hanging out". My active lifestyle helped me avoid the "Freshman 15". I pretty much ate whatever I wanted because I knew that I wouldn't gain weight.
Fast forward past college graduation, graduate school, some of my early jobs and marriage. I found myself in Corporate America working out at the gym occasionally but not consistently. Once I hit the 40's, I started noticing some changes in my body. My clothes were too tight. I was mistaken for being pregnant several times. Yes, the "Freshman 15" had finally caught up with me! In addition, my skin was dull and I continued to experience acne well past puberty. I realized that I needed to make some changes – stat! I started with my hair – no longer relaxing. I transitioned for 2 years (probably a little too long) and got rid of the remainder of my relaxer in May, 2014. I started reading and learning more about healthy hair, which starts with a healthy body. Thus I started changing my eating habits, reducing the intake of fast food (especially fried food) and increasing the amount of fresh fruits, vegetables and water daily. I started exercising more regularly and have now become an avid runner. And I started supplementing, recognizing that food doesn’t contain all of the nutrients (minerals and vitamins) that it did previously because of depleted and over-cropped soil. I’m starting to see some of the fruits of my labor today but I’m still a work in progress. My skin is getting clearer and my hair is getting more full and healthy. And, thanks to exercising, my bulges are making way for muscles!
Thus explains how I became the Digest Diva. It was from my love of magazines and periodicals that I learned about beauty, health and other issues important to life. The free magazines from the health food stores contributed to my knowledge of vitamins and supplements. Health and beauty magazines and online newsletters taught me about hair care, fashion, make-up, etc. Running magazines gave me great information on exercise and nutrition that are helpful for runners. And other lifestyle magazines schooled me on financial and social issues. I am passionate about positively changing lives and I believe that the knowledge that I have gained can help others. So, the Digest Diva will be sharing information to help you positively change your lives!
Remember, you are a winner!