Sherrie and Amanda made it to the finish line!

Sherrie

Amanda

What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?

“I can complete a full strengthening workout class taught by Ginnie and walk up and down the stairs from the basement to the fourth floor and not feel like I’m going to die.”  “I am now able to run or workout and maintain my stamina without having to rest or even completely stop all together. Increased stamina and better sleep are two things that I’ve

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gained in the last three months.”

What is the most significant change that you have made
in your eating habits?

“I have added more fruits and vegetables. I eat fewer snacks, but when I do I make a conscious effort to eat something healthy and tasty. Portion size has really been a big change. Now I eat to satisfaction not to ‘stuffed.’” “Portioning out my food and incorporating more fresh vegetables and fruit has been a big change. Also learning there are no ‘bad foods’ and that it’s all in the portioning. Anything is okay in moderation.”

What part of the I Am Methodist Health program has
helped you the most?

“I believe that the group and the exercise sessions have helped a lot. However, I think my one-on-one sessions with my wellness coach have helped me most. Most sessions were about managing stress, setting boundaries, and making time to be good to myself.” “Definitely the coaching. Having one-on- one sessions with my coach has helped me to understand why I do, or don’t do, some things. Being able to go into a room where there is no judgment and feeling like I can talk, be open, and be real has immensely helped me in this program. Also my trainer, Ginnie, is always encouraging and never lets me give up, even when I beg her to.”

What advice do you give your co-workers to help them
make healthy lifestyle changes?

“Remember that you are as important as anyone else in your life and that you should treat yourself that way. You’re not alone. Decide what you want, believe that you can do it….then DO IT!” 

 

“Remember to portion control your food. There are no bad foods, just bad decisions. Stick with your meal and exercise routine no matter what and don’t let anyone — mentally, physically, or spiritually — keep you from your goals. You are worth it!”
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