Have you ever stopped to consider who your “Health Hero” or “Health Heroes” might be? Who in your life inspires you to do better with your health? Encourages you to get up off the couch or out of bed to get moving for a few minutes a day? When I posed myself with this question… at first I didn’t have an answer at all. I asked myself, “Why do I get out of bed every day to work out?” “Why do I challenge myself to eat clean and make good food choices?” “Why do I decline that beer at the end of a long work day?????” Ok… most days I don’t decline the beer….. :) (Everything in moderation… right?)
Some people find their motivation in their children and that gets them going for the day. I don’t have kids. Some people are encouraged by their pet and knowing they need to get their pet exercise gets them moving. I have a goldendoodle and labradoodle… but most days, they’d be happy with an hourly cookie and a head scritch… lazy boys… they don’t beg to get out of the house.
When I really put some thought to it, there were two people who stood out in my mind. Kellie Gimenez and Camie Cragg-Lyman. My contact with these two people is vastly different.
I’ve been going to Camie Cragg Fitness on and off for the past year. What keeps me going back (besides the killer work outs) is the amazing positive energy inside this place. Camie is one of the most energetic and happy people I have ever witnessed. And I’ve witnessed it a lot over the past year… sometimes I wonder, “Does this woman ever have a bad day??? EVER?!?!” Not likely. She has surrounded herself with an amazing team of like minded trainers which makes working out there… (dare I say it?)…FUN! Camie and her business Camie Cragg Fitness have a strong presence in Northern Nevada, so to say she has impacted me and is one of my “Health Heroes” probably doesn’t come as a surprise to people from this area. However, my other “health hero” probably didn’t even know she was having an impact on me over the past year.
Kellie and I knew each other in college while we were both athletes at the University of Nevada, but we probably haven’t seen each other face to face since 2005!!! We’re friends on Facebook and I see her posts daily via social media, but when it comes to contact… that’s the extent of it.
Kellie is a stay at home mom, who moves around the country supporting her husband and his career in Major League Baseball. She runs her own business as a Beach Body Coach, and it’s through her dedication to this business that she has been able to encourage me.
Unbeknownst to her, she has been encouraging me daily for the last year. I see her motivational posts on Facebook and I see the results from her workouts. These two things keep me going for my own fitness. “If she can do it, I can do it.” She has encouraged me SO MUCH that now I’d like to have that very same impact on people by being a Beach Body Coach.
The American Recall Center is running a campaign this month called “Who Keeps You Healthy?” To be honest, prior to last week I had never heard of this business, or really even knew who they were or what they do. When approached to write a blog on this topic, I loved the idea!! Their goal is “to empower their readers to take complete control of their health by being fully informed.” Now that’s a notion I can get behind and fully support!!
I hope that in even the smallest measure that I am able to help one person be a little bit more informed to make better health choices. So I want to know… Who is your Health Hero? Why do you work daily/weekly to be a healthier YOU?
Have a wonderful week everyone!