Her journey began with a single step — and a bit of competition.

When she saw her chance to change her life for good, Lisa Jamieson didn’t hesitate. By taking advantage of two of the Trust’s Sound Support programs, Lisa was able to build new, healthier habits — and earn some cool rewards.

How did you hear about the LiveWell Fit program?
While working at Haggen, I heard about LiveWell Fit. I recently remembered the program from one of my old coworkers and wanted to see if it was still offered. Soon after, I got something in the mail from the Trust mentioning the LiveWell Fit program. When I looked more closely, I saw that the Trust had sent me a list of races that I really wanted to try.

What motivated you to participate?
I really wanted that reimbursement to go towards a new pair of shoes, or a fitness tracker. But also, I wanted to see how I could do competitively against other racers. So why not give it a shot? Since I would get reimbursed for my entries, I didn’t have any reason not to go ahead with it.

What helped keep you motivated?
I always had another competition to look forward to, since the program reimburses for up to four events. I also participated in the Health Coaching program, and my health coach was a valuable motivator for me. We set goals together to help me improve my speed, workout, and nutrition. I just wanted to see how well I could do going forward.

What are your keys to success?
I focused on forming healthy habits. I tried to get out and run every day, even if I didn’t feel like it, because I knew it would make me feel better physically and mentally. I also tried to form healthy nutrition habits so that my exercises would help me even more!

Any advice for others considering LiveWell Fit?
Try it! Every journey begins with a single step. I was eating poorly, and I didn’t have the motivation to change myself. If you can start just by getting off the couch and walking to the mailbox and back, you’re headed in the right direction.

What are you doing differently today?
Now, I’ve gotten to the point where I can add strength training to my exercise routine. While I primarily run and walk, using a Bowflex machine three times a week has really helped me realize my goals more efficiently.

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