I haven’t always been healthy. When I was 14, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. For the next 12 years, I took prednisone and other prescription drugs on a daily basis to keep it in remission. But after 10 years of having UC, my doctor recommended a Total Colectomy (complete removal of my colon/large intestine) because of the severity of the disease. My surgeon told me that I would never be able to do any endurance sports (IE: run a marathon) because I would dehydrate too quickly without having my colon, learning that one of the main functions of the colon is to absorb water.
Fast forward to today. I’ve run over 30 marathons, completed 5 Ironmans, countless half Ironmans, half marathons, 10Ks, etc. and still compete today at over 50 years old. I’ve never taken any prescription drugs. Honestly, I couldn’t be healthier.
I stay busy. I mean, REALLY busy. I’m a holistic nutrition coach and business owner. With Clean Eating Made Simple, I’m the CEO, recipe creator, meal planner, you name it. I volunteer with a number of animal rescue groups, and have four dogs and three cats of my own. I continue to compete in running races and triathlons so I’m crazy busy running, cycling, swimming, lifting weights, etc. I’m a homeowner so there’s always something to clean or fix.
Cooking and eat healthy is a must but how does one find the time?? I have the answer . . . and I want to share it with you!READ ANNE’S FULL STORY