The thought of breaking old habits and getting out of our comfort zones can be intimidating. Change takes effort. It takes drive and desire. Sometimes it even takes a little sweat and sacrifice. During the month of January, Oregon Healthy Living is giving two volunteers the opportunity to start 2014 by making sustainable changes in their health habits by pairing them with experts in fitness and nutrition. With the guidance of their coaches, Jami Young of Central Point and Mark Sanford of Ashland will work towards personal goals, giving updates on their progress at OregonHealthyLiving.com. Meet them now and learn their "after" story in our March issue.
Healthy Eating: Jami Young
With a milestone birthday on the horizon, the 30-day challenge was an opportunity too good to pass up for Jami Young, who works in the student office at Hanby Middle School in Gold Hill.
"I have been heavy since the birth of my first daughter," Young says. "I gained about 60 pounds when I was pregnant and I think it stayed because it liked me so much." She chuckles at this, but it is clear that she has become frustrated with her unsuccessful attempts at losing weight.