We welcome our newest New Direction Weight Loss Champion, Angie Fykes.
Here, Angie will share her journey with you and provide a candid look
into the challenges and triumphs of making lifelong, positive changes
throughout the program.
When initiating a lifestyle change, there is one word that jumps out at
me, and that is the word CHANGE. Why does this word intimidate me? Well,
for one thing, I am one in a family of four that will be adapting to this
change. While my husband and children are some of the most supporting
people that I know, there will be a transition time as we incorporate
healthier items into our pantry at home. New Direction will help me to
overcome the obstacles that I have faced in the past (did someone say
ice cream?), and will point me in the direction of healthier habits and
alternatives to what has contributed to my past weight loss maintenance
I am not one to put myself out there, or for everyone to know what my triumphs
and my struggles are, but as the new weight loss champion, I can only
hope that I can inspire others to make healthier choices, and to help
others overcome obstacles that I face as I begin this journey and meet
my goals. What are my goals? Well, I have a few. First and foremost, I
want to be healthier for myself. I want to me a healthier mother for my
children, instilling healthy habits into them while they are still young.
I also have quite a large goal that I want to meet along with my husband.
He has asked me to run a half marathon with him in November, and I have
accepted this challenge, and am working on training as part of my exercise
regime. The best part is that this marathon will be at Disney World, a
place that the two of us hold near and dear to our hearts.
I am truly looking forward to sharing my triumphs, my goals, and even my
struggles as I am stepping outside of my normal comfort zone and initiating
these changes. I am so blessed to have a family that is so supportive,
and I know that with the support of my amazing AGH family too that I will
surely succeed in my endeavors!