What does living a healthy life mean to you? For some of us, it means taking small steps to become more active; for others, it means training for that next big achievement, whether it’s running a 5K or competing in an Ironman triathlon.
Last year, LifeWise partnered with Olympic cyclist Jennie Reed to share her story about how healthy living helped her become a world-class athlete. We “rode along with Jennie” as she trained for the 2012 Olympics in London. Jennie blogged and chatted with us about her rigorous training schedule, created exercise and health-related videos, and ultimately, came home with a silver medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit. Hundreds of LifeWise members gathered at the Marymoor Velodrome to welcome her home last September.
This year, we’re sharing stories about our own journeys. While none of us are Olympians, we all have inspiring stories to tell—from weekly 5K runs to training for the Seattle-To-Portland bike ride to conquering cancer. LifeWise Ambassadors are employees who are engaged in their health and committed to fitness and living balanced lives.
While we’ll be sharing our stories, we are just as interested in hearing yours! What is your health and wellness challenge, and what are you doing to meet it? Feel free to comment on our posts to share stories of your own, or ask us questions!
LifeWise Ambassadors by the Numbers
- 25 parents determined to set good example for their kids by eating right and exercising
- 13 5K runners
- 7 endurance cyclists
- 4 people committing to rising above their genetics
- 2 cancer survivors turned triathletes
- 2 Ironman triathletes
- 2 exercise avoiders
- 2 Boston Marathon qualifiers
- 1 grandfather who lost 50 pounds
- 1 Type 2 Diabetic
- 1 mom-to-be
- 1 Guillian Barre Syndrome survivor who is paralyzed in both legs below the knee
- 1 ultra-marathon trail runner
- 1 user of a Zombie running app who found motivation from the sound of a Zombie’s groaning
This year, join the LifeWise ambassadors as they share their stories about exercising, eating right, and balancing work with family.