If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I am very active. I hit the gym regularly, taken up kickboxing, hike or bike on the weekends and now swimming in our pool. What most of you don’t know is that I love running, but unable to run log distance because of an old injury. About 5 years ago I signed up for a Santa 10k run. I initially did a 5k Turkey Trot a month before and the plan was to do eventually do a half marathon by Summer. The trail for the Santa 10k was icy and I slipped on a patch of wet leaves and slightly tore my ACL. My right knee has never been the same. I haven’t been able to run longer than 2 miles before my knee tightens up and I’m unable to bend it.
I have tried strength training and physical therapy, but it didn’t help. My last option was surgery, which was not an option for me. I understand if I was an athlete and it was my job on the line, but I didn’t want to risk surgery just so I could run longer. Also, there was a possibility that surgery wouldn’t help or only offer temporary relief. I didn’t like those odds at all. I reluctantly gave up on that half marathon goal a long time ago, but it to this day I wish it was different.
When I first heard about Forever Move dietary supplement I was quite skeptical that it would help me. They say as in a little as 7-10 days I would feel improvement in my range of motion and overall movement.Forever move contains a blend of Curcumin from Tumeric and NEM (Natural Eggshell Membrane). This combination of ingredients are essential for joint health and reducing pain and stiffness, which was my major problem.
So I took 3 capsules a day religiously for 7 days with my pre-workout green smoothie. On the third day I decided to run 2 miles instead of my usual 1 mile warm up. I didn’t feel any pain during that time and no soreness the day after. I continued to do 2 miles daily with no tightening or pain. It was a nice surprise to feel a difference right away, but I still felt skeptical running more than that. On day 7 of taking Forever Move I just went for it and just ran with no distance in mind. I did 2 miles, then pushed to 3 and pushed to 4! I was pain free and my knee did not tighten before or after. I still iced it just in case, but you can’t imagine how freeing it felt to just run carefree. I’ve been taking the supplement for a few weeks now and only have seen improvement in my distance and time with not pain. I thought a half marathon would never be one of my accomplishments and now I feel that’s within my reach if I put my mind to it. We went to Hawaii this past week for a family vacation, but also in support our friend running his first Marathon. I was so inspired seeing all the runners that day. I turned to my husband and told him, next year we’re coming back and I’m not doing the half, I want to do the full Marathon. With the help of Forever Move, the possibility is there for when it wasn’t before.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen mango
- 1 tbsp. hemp seeds
- Blend all ingredients until smooth
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This is a sponsored post with Forever Living, all thoughts are my own