Jodi Palmer is Methodist Health: Gaining momentum.

by Jodi Palmer

Jodi is a patient care technician at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Her goal is to get in shape so she can live longer and look good.

1. You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going?

Well, I’d like to start off and say THANK YOU! I have a lot of support and yesssssssssss, I have had some challenging moments pushing myself to exercise in the beginning. I have learned that I am stronger than I thought, and I can actually run a little bit. GO GIRRRRRRRL … I had to pat myself on the back.

2. Which change or changes have you been able to make? Do you like the changes you have made?

I have been able to stick to my exercise routine and include more veggies in my meals. I have even been able to get my family on the same page — and they are enjoying it. They actually look forward to our Saturday workout. #GOFAMILY

3. Do you have any progress updates you’d like to share with your fans?

Now we’re talking. I can run a little bit! Seriously, in the beginning, it took me 17 minutes to complete a mile. Now I am under 12 minutes. I am PUSHING for more. Hey, I might even get that so called RUNNERS’ HIGH I keep hearing avid athletes talk about (I'm trying to stop laughing). YOU GUYS STOP LAUGHING, TOO!

4. What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned the first month?

I have learned that being and living healthy consists of more than just exercise. YOU MUST EAT RIGHT! I also learned that I am able to do it if I just believe and push myself. I feel a lot closer to my goal. YESSSSSSSSSS! I can see it.

5. In January, I felt like I was really starting to make progress when I was able to run three minutes nonstop!

Posted Employee Health, Wellness