What struggles led you to join the Everyday Heroes’ Power-Up Program?
What benefits have you noticed?
Kim: The program has helped me become more organized and thoughtful about what I’m doing – about what I’m taking in, my mindset, and reflection on my steps. But, the biggest benefit is that I feel better. I see a difference in my clothing, so I know my body’s shifting.
I was experiencing some pain from arthritis and sciatic. Now I feel so much better.
I noticed little things each time I returned to the office for my sessions, like being able to lift my knee when I got ready to take my shower.
Did the Everyday Heroes’ Weekly Meal Prep save time and money?
Kim: Absolutely, both time and money. Initially, it may seem that we spend a little bit more money trying to eat healthily. Ultimately, I spend less because I’m not buying fast food. Before starting the program, I didn’t have a plan for feeding my family. The four of us would need dinner in the evenings and typically spend maybe $80 to $90 a night a few times a week. Literally!
Things are different now because I’m preparing my meals for the week on the weekends. My husband and the girls can quickly grab tasty, healthy meals from the fridge and go on with their day. Again, on top of that, we’re saving money. So I feel like I owe you a lot.
CM: I think women are surprised that once they get a rhythm around weekly meal prep, it only takes a few hours a week, and then they don’t have to think about food for the rest of the week.
Kim: I didn’t realize how much effort I put into thinking about food every day until I started prepping my meals for the week. I guess because I’m the mom, I would receive text messages every day, “mom, what’s for dinner?” So I had to think about meals every day because I was not planning.
Now on Saturdays, I might prepare three or four meats and a couple of vegetables, and we pack it up. Each day my family has a choice. This routine has been very helpful because I have more time in the morning. I don’t get up and prepare. Instead, I grab and go. That’s it!
How did having more mental and physical help you at home and work?
How has your confidence grown?
Kim: I definitely feel more confident now, and I thought I was pretty confident before starting the program. It’s different when you get up in the morning and feel good and ready to take on the day. I feel empowered. Now I feel ready to be my best.
So when you go in with that kind of confidence, you can’t help but pass on that positive energy to others. It’s amazing how my positive energy and confidence change the atmosphere wherever I’m at work or home.
I’ve learned so much through the program that I can share with others. The Information is believable when people see a difference in your physical body and how you react and respond differently to stressors. They want to know more. So I get to share Information with others like you’re educating me. I think that means a great deal to me.
Did you have to be 100% perfect to feel successful during the program?
How about our relationship? How is it working with me?
Kim: Well, I think it’s working well. You have been very kind. I’ve said this to you before; it’s hard to teach a teacher because we want to know that, you know, everything. Of course, no one knows everything, but you have a wealth of knowledge.
I never feel like I can’t share or be honest or transparent with you because you’re non-judgmental. And so that’s helpful. I’m enjoying our relationship, and I’m thankful for it. I hope that it will continue to grow.
CM: I appreciate you, Kim. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a partner in your health and wellness journey.
Kim: Thanks Cara-Michele. I talk about you all the time.