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.
I am extremely proud and excited to be on the Aurora BayCare 6-Pack Triathlon Team….but that doesn’t mean that I am not terrified!
I have always wanted to complete a triathlon, but it always seemed so far out of reach. When I first found out I was chosen to be on the team, I was caught off guard and scared! Honestly, it took a couple of days for it to sink in. I didn’t even mention it to anyone for the fear of it being reality! It wasn’t until Saturday afternoon, when I decided to go on a run, that it really began to sink in.
On my run, I thought of the workouts, the time commitments, the eating habits and all the other new things I would be contributing to create a better, healthier me. By the time I finished my 2 miles, I realized it was the fastest 2 mile run I had done in months! Talk about motivation! At that point, I was so inspired by the triathlon that I started telling everyone. It feels great to know I am supported by friends and family, during what I consider to be a life changing event.
During my training, I hope to create new habits for myself and my family to live by. I know that smart eating and regular exercise is prime when it comes to being a healthy individual, but I have always struggled to do it on my own. I want to change my way of thinking from “I HAVE to work out today.” to “I WANT to work out today!” I want to be able to pass that positive energy on to others and help encourage healthy lifestyle living!
I’m looking forward to meeting and working with new people along my journey. I hope to be a positive attribute to the team!
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.