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Worksite Wellness Success Story Michele

November 7, 2017

Worksite Wellness Success Story
Michele

Last December I weighed the heaviest I had ever weighed and was very unhappy. I have severe arthritis in my back and hip and was undergoing treatment and nothing was working!

On January 1st I set a goal to lose 30 lbs. and get in better shape. My best friends daughter is getting married December 1st and I set that date as my goal. I am down 23 lbs. and couldn’t be happier!!!

My arthritis was so bad I could barely walk some days. Some weekends I could barely get out of bed. Chronic pain was killing me!!! Doctors kept saying, exercise, exercise!!! I just looked at them and laughed. I could hear my co-workers in the next room attending 502 Fit Pass on Monday and Wednesday and thought, I could never keep up with them and do what they do!!

But my co-workers and family encouraged me to join and so I decided to give it a try. I was very intimidated, as these ladies had done this for a year and I was a beginner, but Cynthia gave me modified exercises at first and I surprised myself that I could really do this!!!

I have made better food choices each day and try to get 10,000 steps each day and my back and hip have never felt better. This was the best decision I have ever made. One day I commented that I love boot camp!!!! And I thought, “who would ever believe I would say those words in the same sentence”.

It is so nice to run in to an acquaintance that I have not seen in a while and they go “WOW, you look great”. I love it!!!!! Thanks to Cynthia Williams, my co-workers and my family for all the encouragement, could not have done it without your support!!!!!

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