Mind, Body, Me Wellness Program
|Success stories from people who have gone through the Mind, Body, Me Wellness Program|
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Want to hear about why our participants are in Mind, Body, Me and what it has done for them? Read on...
Mark Coldren - Human Resources: "We all go through those rationalizations about how the clothes we have are brands that 'run smaller', that we will start being more active when 'things calm down', the list goes on for each of us", "A lot of my friends and colleagues were in it.", "10 months later, I lowered my bad cholesterol, lowered my blood pressure, improved my BMI, lost about 25 pounds!", "Knowing my job expects me to be healthy to be productive - that really gets me going every day."
Deborah Merriman - Human Resources: "Spouse had a heart attack a few years ago which changed our focus to a healthier lifestyle.", "Exercise has become more like a habit than a task to cross off our list.", "People around me helped keep me motivated; different types of activities and workshops."
Anonymous: "I kept myself motivated once I started feeling better after every workout and the fact that I was finally losing weight.", "I find myself not minding if I have to park far from where I need to be; before I'd wait for a spot, now I just park where there is a spot and walk.", "My helpings and servings are now cut down by 1/3 of what they were.", I have lost over 29.5 pounds to date and I have gone down 3.07 points on my BMI and I am getting stronger."
Alison Bowman - Human Resources: "My drive to lead to a healthier life kept me motivated. My brother passed away from complications with diabetes and I feel I am honoring his memory by keeping myself healthy and alive.", "I am eating more fruits and veggies, I also went from red meat to turkey meat. The effects spilled over to my family as well. My husband is eating better as a result and that means a lot to me."
Jim Mica - Admission: "MBM gives me the chance to do something about my health on campus.", " I've been able to take care of some long standing muscle strains without doing PT. And my blood glucose levels improved.", "I've actually noticed less muscle pain which has kept up with the motivation.", "Eating habits have changed - I've gone from slogging my way over to the fitness center and performing pretty desultory workouts to looking forward to exercise."
Andy Granger - Facilities: "Before the MBM program, I was running 3-6 miles. With the implement of this program and the help of the Wellness Clinic and my coach, I am now up to 11 miles and prepping for my first half marathon! Thank you all!"
Ian Woods - Biology: "My eating habits have changed: no more red meat or cheese, strong reduction in cookies!", "I've lost about 8lbs or so since starting in January"
Nancy Pierce - Biology: "I feel healthier, have more energy, more fit, and I sleep better too!", "I make the extra effort to do stairs and take a longer route if time permits. I also find myself wanting to exercise and feel guilty on the day I can't"
Robin Rogers - Marketing Communications: "I've been a long-distance runner for nearly two decades, but I was getting bored with my DIY workouts. I paired up with a personal trainer, and now I'm working on building strength, as well as endurance. Mixing it up has helped renew my enthusiasm for exercise, and I can see a bicep for the first time in my life! Plus it's easier to pick up my nieces and nephews."