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My name is Jill Washington. I am a wife, daughter, mother, godmother, grandmother, sorority sister and Human Resources professional.
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 my 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.
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