Lifestyle change is gradual, long lasting and promotes health. In the chaos of life, health can get lost. Not knowing how to begin, stay consistent and motivated can make you feel defeated before you begin. GRIT LIFE Member Transformations are something incredibly special to us and we are honored to share their stories.
Learn a little more about GRIT LIFE Member and Kid’s Food Basket CEO Bridget Clark-Whitney.
Q: Why did you decide to make a healthy change in your lifestyle?
A: I struggled with autoimmune disease since I was a young child, and after years of starting and developing Kids’ Food Basket as well as having two babies my autoimmune issues had become much more severe, so I was not able to be my best self. Ultimately, I wanted to the best version for me, my family, Kids’ Food Basket and the world.
A: Autoimmune disease that causes consistent inflammation can lead to a host of health issues. Taking back and owning my health and the journey to get healthy…heal health issues, reduce inflammation, reverse damage caused by inflammation… it was all tough.
It still requires intentionality every day.
A: My greatest victory is that I feel good every day. I am a better version of me and therefore can do the work I am meant to do in the world.
I also have an evolved lens on our work at Kids’ Food Basket because of my own journey with healthy eating. I have a deep understanding of the importance of eating healthy nourishing food and how that is a critical tool in reaching our full potential. Appling that value to equitable food access has been a journey that I am humbled and committed to championing.
A: The bottom line is I want to continue to level up in all aspects of my life and with all I do. The goal is to always be better than the day before. Because if you aren’t leveling up, what the heck are you doing?