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Monday Motivation: Get H3 Inspired with Tracy Rodgers

Tracy Rodgers Before

Tracy Rodgers Before

 

My story is nothing new, really. I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my adult life. I’d try a diet and lose a few pounds, then gain them back (and then some!) when I went back to eating normally. For about a year, I gave up entirely. I was extremely overweight, and I knew it, and I hated it…but I just couldn’t bring myself to do anything about it.

 

Finally, something broke. I’m not sure what prompted it, but I was tired of being embarrassed by my size and concerned about my health. I’m twenty-nine years old, and there was no way I was going to still feel like that when I turned thirty. I did some research online and started planning my trip to South Carolina.

 

When I arrived at Hilton Head Health on March 29, 2010, I weighed-in at 219.4 pounds, officially the largest I’d ever been. I spent a week at H3 (with my mom!). While I was there, I tried my first-ever yoga class and promptly fell in love. I learned new ways to think about food and health, to really pay attention to the things I put into my body.  And most importantly, I think, through my time there, I finally made a real commitment to myself to make the changes I’d been putting off for so long.

 

tracyrodgersFour months after leaving Hilton Head Health, I weigh 175, just shy of 45 pounds less than I did when I arrived. The changes in myself are incredible. I read labels on everything. I don’t drink soda. I cook more now than I ever did before. I take spin classes, pilates, zumba aerobics. I’m even training for my first 5K.

 

I still have weight left to lose, but I know Hilton Head Health gave me the tools I need to succeed! I plan on returning later this year for another week of fun and fitness, and I can’t wait. See you there!

 

–Tracy Rodgers

 

 

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