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February 22nd, 2017

Melody: Member Success

By The DAHLC

Melody originally set out to lose weight and become more fit, so she signed up for a wellness consultation here at the DAHLC. What she quickly realized, however, was that before she could focus on weight, she needed balance in other areas of her life. When asked about barriers to health, Melody commented, “like so many others, I am challenged with finding time. I commute over an hour each way to work at Mayo, but I am learning to “make time.” Patients have to make time for treatment, and we all need to make time for wellness. We are not promised tomorrow.” Melody continued to see Health & Wellness Coach, Bridget, and was able to prioritize and find balance in her life. 

She commends Bridget saying, “She [Bridget] has helped me through major family illnesses, death in the family, has encouraged my faith, and has taught me how resilient I truly am.” In addition to wellness coaching, Melody uses the St. Mary’s DAHLC for cardio workouts and comes to the downtown location for Pilates classes to keep a consistent fitness routine.

Tips that have worked for Melody:

  • I need to have safe foods in safe locations
  • I need to have 30-45 minutes of physical activity 5 x a week and eat healthy with proper portions to lose weight. It is finally coming off…
  • Before I could even tackle weight loss, I had to find balance in the rest of my life.
  • I need the support of an accountability partner to succeed.
  • I don’t need to be last on the list, my health and wellness is important and the time it takes is valuable.
  • My biggest obstacle is time--making workouts fit in the lunch hour, as often as possible, works for me since I commute over an hour each way to work.
  • Nothing tastes as good as slim and healthy feels.

Melody, you are a true inspiration and champion of what it looks like to pursue health in all its facets. Keep it up!

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