This week, Daisy talks to her latest extraordinary woman, Jessica Shotwell Walker, who discusses her recovery from PCOS and T2D plus how she rediscovered her inner warrior through dragon boating and now coaches others to do the same.
Jessica is a housewife and mother of two from Atlanta. She empowered herself by starting the ketogenic way of eating over 10 years ago and has since recovered from type 2 diabetes, PCOS and debilitating plantar fasciitis. Jessica has continued to maintain her 65lb weight loss and no longer takes diabetes medications. In her 50th year she is the energetic athlete she always wanted to be. Jessica loves tennis almost as much as dragon boat racing and plays in two leagues – USTA and ALTA. She and her USTA doubles team have earned her a spot at the USTA Georgia State Championships for the second year in a row.
She continues to be an inspirational role model in her community and was named Rotarian of the year 2016-2017 for the Rotary Club of Peachtree City Georgia for her outstanding work with her dragon boat teams. She coaches people from all walks of life (her favourite students being the absolute beginners) to work as a team in dragon boats and then go on to race. You can see photos and videos of Jessica in action training on the Rotary Club of Peachtree City Dragon Boat Festival Facebook page.