Come along as I share my journey back to life.
Hello! I’m Jacq (Jacqueline): Entrepreneur. Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Plant based foodie. Planner Junkie. Maker. Lover of home decor/design. Army Mom. Teen girl Mom. Mom of an angel (8/30/07). #Superhero. That’s me. Just a quirky girl here to share my version of real insight on living a joyful fit life, personal development, and inspire you to design a fit life that you love. I am so glad you stopped by my little spot on the block.
On October 12, 2016, while on my way for my afternoon weight training workout, I was in an automobile accident that has changed my life as I knew it. After months of trying to heal, it became clear that I needed surgery on my cervical spine. My first surgery ever. Talk about go hard or go home! I had a two level ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy & fusion levels 4-6) in May 2017. Translation: the surgeon removed what was pressing against my spine and fused two levels of my spinal column together with a plate. Followed by a surgery to “defrost” my frozen shoulder (arthroscopy with MUA).
Now I sport a “nice” little zipper like scar on my neck. As I recover and try to get back as much of my life as possible, I’m learning to adapt and accept my new normal. My reimagined life. Chronic pain in my neck, upper back, and shoulders, nerve pain in my arm… I work every day to improve the range of motion in my neck and shoulder and regain strength. It’s a slow go. Sheesh!
Fit360 is all about balance. Quite simply, living within a 360° mindset acknowledges that our lives should be more than just physically fit. Spiritual, mental, and emotional fitness are equally important. While we’re at it, let’s toss in relational and financial fitness. Herein you can find inspiration to aid you in living your 360° best life one recipe, workout, DIY, book, WOW! moment, and occasional life lesson at a time.
Nonetheless, onward I trudge. This blog has been my little journal, of sorts, documenting this leg of my recovery. My recovery and pursuit of a Fit360 life while balancing motherhood and career; adjusting to a plant-based lifestyle and living my reimagined life with vigor and a smile every. damn. day.
5 Things About Me
- My ACDF surgery was my first surgery…ever.
- I chose a plant-based diet to detox from #1 and aide my body in recovering.
- I really like coffee. Well, more like a little coffee with my creamer and sugar.
- I am an extroverted introvert.
- I became so interested in nutrition and using food as medicine during my recovery from spinal surgery that I decided to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Fit360 Wellness was born.
- I am a believer saved by grace. Abba’s daughter.
Anywho, thanks again for coming through. Let me know if you’re a fellow #zipperneck or new to eating a plant-based diet or you just want to connect. A journey of a thousand miles is better with company!
Thank you for being here.