Joslyn Pribble is Methodist Health: Just getting started.

By Joslyn Pribble

Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Joslyn’s goal is to get active and start making healthy decisions every day for the rest of her life.

1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier?

I feel energized yet overwhelmed by everything that I need to accomplish at the beginning of the year. And I am hopelessly tempted by food. Time for “me” is less than abundant. I allow myself to get run down too easily. That’s no way to live!

2. What are your goals to become healthier?

I want to exercise more and eat less, but at this point in my life, the goals reach far beyond that. At the end on 2013, I will be turning 40 years old. That will be a pivotal moment for me. Either I will have incorporated healthy choices into my lifestyle (yea!) or not. I want to be more active every day, feel better, be lighter, and feel less stressed. I need to pick a lifestyle plan that is realistic so that I can stick with it.

3. What do you need from your co-workers, team members, friends, and family to help you achieve your goals?

I really need my friends, family, and team members to support me and join me! Help me celebrate my successes and work through my failures with love and compassion. I also need to learn how to make healthy food choices throughout the day.

By making this experience so public, I am really putting myself out there. Thank you to those who have reached out to me with pride and encouragement.

I’ve never been one to seek compliments, but it won’t hurt to hear someone say that I actually look good while I am sweating!

4. What is the hardest change in lifestyle that you expect to experience?

Food choices are going to be really tough for me. I love to eat! Every day my breakfast is a brown sugar and cinnamon Pop-Tart. I’m pretty sure that is not on the healthy meal plan. I have never counted calories or kept track of how much I have eaten. This new relationship with meals will be a huge hurdle. The unhealthy snacking habits will have
to go!

5. When you reach your wellness goals, it will all be worth it because:

I will be able to buy new clothing in a smaller size. Bonus! And I’ll be able to live longer and be stronger because of these new choices and skill sets. I have too much left to accomplish to be held back by poor choices and extra pounds. I envision more energy, strength, and stamina in my future.

I am certain my next vacation will be more adventurous! Scuba diving anyone?

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