LiveFit Week 20: Linda’s Update

Linda Halla is a patient access representative at the Women’s Center of Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center employees 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.

Well, this is the final blog.

This has been one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. I reflect back on the journey. In the beginning of January,  I could not even run for 1 minute and the fact that I have not run in 30 years. I also could not swim properly and they taught me how to swim.

As we go through life we put up so many barriers for ourselves, just telling ourselves we just can’t do it. During this journey, along with a lot of self doubt, I did find a way to break through a lot of these barriers that were holding me back.  It is amazing how free you feel once you let go of a lot of this so called extra baggage.

Support was so important during training and of course during the event.  I am very thankful for everyone who was there for me. As far as the other 6 pack members, I am the oldest female.  I do have quite a few medical issues as I am sure that is one of the reasons I was chosen to partake in this event.  I am grateful for this. Everyone needs to understand that it does not matter your age, your size, your shape… you still can always make room for improvement at any stage in your life. It is never too late to make time for yourself — because you matter and there is only one you.

I am also struggling with the mother’s guilt of all those years always making time for the kids and everyone else. Now look out, it is Linda time. Thank you again to all the trainers for all the support of the 6 pack the friendships the laughter but most of all the fond memories which will never be forgoten. WE ALL DID IT AND ALL MET OUR GOALS WE ARE ALL ROCK STARS. We Live Fit.

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s expertswill put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.

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