Name: F. Geits
Location: JFK Medical Center. Atlantis, FL
Improvement: 20 lbs Weight Loss / 4.1% Reduction of Body Fat
Time: 3 Months
Program: 2010 Total Transformation Challenge - Summer Challenge
What was your biggest challenge / obstacle (s)?
My biggest obstacle was a health issue that required a lengthy treatment. I was happy to complete it and that gave me more of a reason to start taking care of myself.
What motivated you to stay on the course?
There were several! Co-workers: I joined with another co-worker who motivated me to go the Employee Wellness Center and do something for myself.
Did your diet change? If so, How? Please be detailed!
Yes! I cut sweets and processed sugars. I basically got rid of all empty white flour carbohydrates like white bread, white pasta, white rice and substituted that with wholesome whole wheat and brown rice.
I also reduced my caffeinated drinks. I found out now that I have more energy naturally. My dinners now are mostly a lean cut of chicken or fish, salad, fresh vegetables, and beans.
For desserts, I switched to mostly fruits. If I wanted to sweeten a drink, I now use natural honey.
What advice could you give to others that want the same results?
Invest one hour in yourself! You don't have to be by yourself. Go with your friend, family or colleagues. The Employee Wellness Center is a great place to workout. Go for walks. Hit the beach, but walk on the sand.
One more thing: Music! Dancing is a great exercise. You listen to your music and let the
beat naturally guide you through your steps.
How is this experience going to affect you going forward?
This is a great experience! Every morning I feel more energized, I don't feel tired as I
used to before. I feel motivated to do more for myself. I am not going to stop going to the Employee Wellness Center as I want to see more results.