Hi there, I am Helen and welcome to Barefoot and Raw!
I have been a vegetarian since I was 19 (that’s 28 years this year – time sure does fly when you are having fun!), and discovered raw vegan food a decade ago now.
The past 10 years have seen me low raw, high raw and 100% raw. Its been something of a roller coaster ride to get to the point where I am totally happy being 100% raw.
I always had it in the back of my mind that I would do an extended period on 100% raw, and it looks as though I am finally doing just that.
Exercise plays an important role in my life. As a personal fitness trainer and yoga teacher, I have always had a passion for moving my body.
Several years ago I discovered vibrams (barefoot running shoes) and running was transformed for me. Having run two marathons in conventional trainers and one marathon in vibrams, I would never go back to putting inches of rubber beneath my feet and expect good results. With vibrams I get great results.
With that in mind, I am now training for a series of marathons and ultramarathons in 2015/16. Combined with a 100% raw vegan diet I am interested to see how far I can push myself, and what results I can get when I give my body the very best nutrition it deserves.
Join me as I share the whole experience with you.