Annaton Nesty is Methodist Health: Just getting started.
By Annaton Nesty
Annaton Nesty is a respiratory therapist at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Annaton’s goal is to reflect on the outside who she really is on the inside. And she’s ready to go for it!
I find myself hiding from the things that used to bring me joy simply because I am no longer myself — or, at least my best self. I enjoy working out and meeting new people, but now, instead of presenting myself as a confident, successful woman, I shy away.
2. What are your goals to become healthier?
I want to be an example for my patients, family, co-workers, and friends. How can I tell an overweight patient about the benefits of losing weight when I am not setting a good example? I’m tired of the do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do mantra. I would much rather say, “If I can do it, so can you!”
3. What do you need from your co-workers, team members, friends, and family to help you achieve your goals?
Support and positive reinforcement are always nice; however, if it becomes a team effort, then it’s just more fun! So come on, team! Let’s do it.
4. What is the hardest change in lifestyle that you expect to experience?
I’m a stress eater and work in a high-stress job.
5. When you reach your wellness goals, it will all be worth it because:
I will reflect on the outside who I am as a person on the inside.