Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Welcome to my new blog- Get Fit 4 Living! I started a blog because I thought it would be a good way to share with people who are interested in the journey that my family has been on to living and eating in a chemical free way. I started in the fitness industry in 1989 working at a local health club. I am currently certified as a personal trainer through AFAA. Staying fit was always important to me and eating a moderate diet was just what I did. Over the years, I have seen more and more chemicals going into our foods. I started researching exactly what this entailed after my oldest son was diagnosed with a disease of the central nervous system, called Tourette's Syndrome. The symptoms started to appear after a series of childhood vaccinations. I know the subject of whether to vaccinate or not is controversial, but, for our family, it became quite clear that none of our children would receive anymore vaccinations due to what happened to our oldest son. I also started researching the effects of chemicals on the human body, most notably, on the central nervous system. What I found was alarming to say the least. So, in April of 2010, I started the journey of removing chemicals and anything unnatural from my family's diet, which included: preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, dyes, hormones, antibiotics, msg, etc. I have also recently removed all beauty and health products that contain parabens, and SLS (sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates). We have the challenge of being on a budget like most Americans are, so I hope you will find this blog useful in helping you learn to start weeding the chemicals out of your home. And, I will also be throwing in some great fitness tips and workouts to get you started on a healthier lifestyle.