Employee Spotlight – Carrie Terrill
This week we are featuring another employee – Carrie Terrill! Read through what Carrie has to say about her current wellness journey in our question and answer session.
What motivated you to start your wellness journey?
I want to be healthy for myself and for my family. I had a baby last year and I want to be around to watch him grow up.
What does your weekly exercise routine look like?
I use both of my 15-minute breaks to go to the DWC gym. My routine is usually cardio with some weights mixed in. I also take the baby out for a walk on the weekends around our neighborhood.
What has been the best part of this journey so far?
One of the best parts is the psychological aspect. Just taking that 15 minutes, twice a day to go and get some exercise clears my mind and helps me to stay focused. This also helps me to feel good about myself.
What do you find is a daily struggle?
Staying on track with eating has always been a huge struggle for me. I have battled different eating disorders through the majority of my life and it is so easy to get off track.
What is your favorite part about exercise?
Knowing that I am being kind to my body.
Where are you currently seeing success?
Definitely my commitment to working out on my breaks and the consistency in my food prep. I set a personal goal to eat a vegetarian diet for breakfast and lunch at the beginning of the Live Fit Challenge and so far it has been very doable and delicious.
What are you the most proud of?
Getting back into a consistent routine. The Live Fit Challenge definitely has gotten me motivated and back on the right track. I have lost 70lbs over several years and while it has taken me a while, I have kept that weight off.
If someone wanted to start their own journey – how would you encourage them?
Just start. Even if you can only walk for 5 minutes at a turtle’s pace, it is a start. Is your diet junk? You know what is bad, so cut out one bad thing at a time. Moderation is key, it is okay to eat Whataburger occasionally.