Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever! Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.
“Another week down of tri-training, and another week down toward living a healthier life and enjoying a better me!
Although I’m not sure the scale has tipped that much, I definitely see a difference in the way I feel and in the way my clothes are fitting me. That is surely some great motivation to keep me moving! With every day of working out, I feel my body adjusting to a new way of life, one that I am enjoying more.
We work out with a trainer twice a week for one hour at a time, and it is up to us to work out on our own on the other days of the week. While I have struggled some days to find the motivation to move, I have been faithful to this training. Some days I only workout for a half hour on my own, but it’s better than the years I did nothing. And what I have found is that on those shorter workouts (which are usually shortened because I don’t want to workout but then I guilt myself into it before I head to work), I push myself maybe more than I would have because I feel like I’m hurting myself even more since I am not working out a full hour.
And inevitably, I’m glad that I worked out!
My body is definitely still adjusting to this new lifestyle, but what I am surprised about most is that I am not craving as much junk food as I used to. In fact, the other night I ate a cupcake and after I finished it, not only was I disappointed in consuming those calories, my body also didn’t like the sugar I made it digest. I have found that I am getting fuller faster and my body craves healthier food. I never thought I’d crave fruit instead of ice cream, but I do! And I love it!!!
I am so happy that I have this opportunity and I am so excited to continue to see the changes!
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Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s experts will put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.