Validation Rocks!

I was the month of July honoree on our workplace health club Wall of Fame for changing my lifestyle and for my subsequent weight loss of 104 lbs. It’s ironic that I refused to join the gym for 17 years and yet my role in the Company required me to have constant contact with their staff whilst managing their employee events. Unbeknownst to me, they were having an impact on me at each meeting with their words and their actions.

Three years ago, no doubt driven by the negative press about sugar consumption in beverages and juices, the Company began rolling out programs to encourage associates to live more positively and increase healthy habits. Eventually, it became impossible to ignore the messages from so many sources – my kid, my workplace and finally my doctor – and so I was off on my journey.

And in the end, I did join the gym.

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