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Worksite Wellness Testimonial Pam
This firecracker of a woman Pam has made drastic changes in the last year. From the first day to yesterday, she brings her A game each class at EPIC. She pushes hard, motivates others and has been great to watch her confidence soar. Here is her story:
"For the last 8 years I have been at my heaviest weight. After having my first child and going through a divorce I spiraled out of control. Being a single mom and trying to juggle work and mom duties I was constantly relying on fast food for 3 meals a day and no exercise. I didn’t have any energy and had no self-respect. It wasn’t long I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and started having issues with heart palpitations. I knew something had to change and I tried many diets and continued to fail. Nothing was working and I was losing interest and motivation quickly. I had a little boy looking up to me and taking after my bad habits. I knew I was losing out on time of him being young and having memories of Mommy running and playing with him. That’s when I decided to join my fellow co-workers in an on-site fitness program offered by Cynthia (502 Fit Pass Worksite Wellness). After spending time with Cynthia and going over the values of nutrition and how important nutrition was for our success in weight loss I started following her directions and with her help I started to meal prep every Sunday. I followed that up with Cynthia’s bootcamp twice a week and with her suggestions I added in other workouts on the other days. Each week I gained strength and confidence while losing pounds and inches. I ran my first 5k this year, where before I couldn’t even run for 5 minutes. If it wasn’t for Cynthia educating me on nutrition and fitness and her leadership through the process I would not be where I am today. Cynthia is such an inspiration. She has helped me to realize that there is nothing I can’t do and pushing myself to new limits is manageable. My biggest reward is that I have lost 40 pounds and 20 inches. Most importantly I have been cleared of all medications and no longer considered a Diabetic!!! My son is so proud of me and tells everyone how healthy and pretty his Mommy is."