Wellness Student of the Week – Kristine Wright

kristine wrightGRCC’s Wellness Student of the week is Kristine Wright – here’s a bit of what makes her so special:

“What started out as a required class has been a blessing! I love feeling better, and my kids love it too. I haven’t lost any weight but I am a much happier, healthier person. I have more energy now, and it’s a proven fact that exercise helps stimulate the brain (we can all use that for our studies). I have 4 children at home who need me, and I want them to have my best.

Life happens, and the truth is that I’m ‘no spring chicken’ but I’m okay with that. I play ball with the kids and we have a great time. When I think they need to get outside and play, I grab a ball and they’re all smiles and ready to go! As parents we need to set a good example and being fit is part of that. I never have been a big fan of the boys playing video games! We, as a family, have all benefitted from my wellness class. My daughters see that a woman can be strong (mind and body) and nurturing. They are 3 and 5 years old. They call me ‘SHERA’ how cool is that! Daddy is He-man, of course. It is amazing the amount of energy I now have. I can keep up with kids and that is no easy task! I have twin boys that are 11 years old, and we play basketball and catch often. They still think mom is cool to hang out with.

The bottom line is… make the most of everyday, and start with yourself. I cannot stress enough that I just simply feel better! My family can see the difference and it has inspired my husband to want the same. I have people counting on me to be here and take care of them and I don’t want to miss a single day! Since I started exercising, I have had a few blips in the cancer scene. Three surgeries later, I’m good. I am the healthiest I’ve ever been. And it all started from a required class. A class that changed my life!”

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