Department: Blake 14 (Labor and Delivery) Job Title: Surgical Technologist Years at MGH: 8 Team: “We Push Harder”
Reason Joined Be Fit: I had been struggling with my weight and energy level and I was desperate to find something that would hold me accountable to getting to the gym and making healthier choices. When my coworker, Janet, announced that the unit was forming a team, I knew that this was my chance and joined immediately.
How Be Fit Helped: It has given me a complete lifestyle makeover! I now make my time in the gym a priority and I am so much more mindful of my eating habits. Be Fit helped me set goals that I never thought was possible. Week 5 of Be Fit, I ran my first 5K ever and then Week 10, I ran my second. I have another coming up in December and hope to work my way up to a 10k and beyond! With the help of Be Fit these goals are really within my reach.
Favorite Thing About Be Fit: There are so many great things about this program! Seeing the results of all the hard work has been my favorite. It took a few weeks for things to kick into gear, but once it did, it was awesome and will be a huge motivator to keep me going!
I really enjoyed getting to know and working with my trainer, Joe, and my nutritionist, Emily, and knowing that I can still reach out to them in the future is really reassuring. They taught me so much and I’m so grateful.
I also loved the group chat that our team had going during the 10 weeks, it was fun to see how everyone was keeping on track and to have a way to check in. Sharing the experience with my coworkers has been really great!