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Success Stories: Demetrise

Name: Demetrise Wyatt, Age: 42, Height: 5 feet 2 inches, Single, no children, recently started a physical activity and strength training routine. I have started exerciseing regularly to calm down and reduce stress.

My Physical Activity Routine/Program

I have been exercising on and off for many years, but recently started to make an effort to be physically active every day. I try to go to one class at the gym each day, either during lunch or after work. I do all sorts of classes in order to keep it interesting, like strength training, abdominal workouts, and Tae Kwon Do. And sometimes I run on the treadmill or use the elliptical machine.

How I Do It: My Routine

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Why I Started

I got very sick. I had to have surgery and take off from work for about two months. After the surgery, I developed some complications. I began to think that my stress was contributing to these complications, so I started being physically active regularly in order to calm down and reduce my stress.

Benefits

I feel so much more energetic now. I can walk straight up the escalator without getting tired.

How I Fit It In

I go to the gym after work, or I'll go during lunch and then eat at my desk, depending on my schedule. I make it a priority.

Biggest Challenge

The hardest part is getting to the gym. When I don't feel like going, I try to push myself even harder to go. When I don't go, then I make sure I go the very next day.

Greatest Achievement/Biggest Thrill

Getting rid of the fat. All my clothes are too big for me now. I like the fact that nothing fits and I need to go shopping.

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