Success Stories: Elayna Grody
Water Protection Coordinator
Department of Public Utilities
I went to the Health Fair in October of 2012. I was a bit over weight, and my blood test results came back with high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol. I figured since I was getting older, I needed to make a change to prevent many of the problems that come from aging and being overweight by getting in shape now. My goal was to exercise for an hour every day and eat all those foods that are touted as “really good for you”. Though there are definitely weeks that I don’t work out every day, I do usually get a workout in most days. Before when I thought of working out 3 times a week, I would always procrastinate thinking I could get it in at the end of the week. And then the weekend would come and I wouldn’t do it.
By making the choice to exercise every day, I have just made it a part of my daily routine. Since the fall of 2012, I have lost 20 pounds and have muscle in places I never knew I had muscles. I have to say I am in probably the best shape I have ever been in.