— Tim Mitchell
Thanks for EVERYTHING the coaches/trainers do to help us meet our goals through the week and on Saturdays. It is rough work, but it feels good when you realize that you CAN do it!! I think many of us surprise ourselves each week. I just started wearing my engagement ring again! I have not been able to wear it for almost a year. That means SO much to me!
I am very blessed to have a great supporter in my husband, Shane. He is not in the challenge, but comes with me to the gym and encourages me when the scale doesn’t quite see eye to eye with me. Also, I have great co-workers! They have all been very encouraging and ask me frequently how things are going. Working 12-hour nights can be difficult on our bodies, but my co-workers definitely make it easier. Our unit secretary even offered to remove a platter of cookies from our break area so I wouldn’t have to see them — very thoughtful!
— Trina Phillips-Nelson
Yes, the husband has stepped up. We have both been members of Club Fitness for several years, but it is the making of time to take care of ourselves that is hard. When the Community Shape-Up started, he encouraged me in that he is willing to wake and join me on my trip to the gym. He does his own thing while the team is doing our thing.
Since I cook, I have to make the effort to use what is around me to follow the regime that is required. Going out to eat is a really hard thing to do. My family and teammates encourage me to put together dishes that work with the challenge. They are willing to try the things I make, brave souls. Italian is our main line and the latest dish I made was using egg whites to make flat noodles that are in turn used to make chicken mushroom lasagna. I also make a yummy tuna salad on romaine bottom. What is great is that they want to try it and ask when I will make it again.