A Look Back

The start of the New Year is a time when many people reflect back on their lives during the previous year and what they may want to do differently or accomplish this year. It is looked at like a chance for a new beginning. We asked the Healthy Saint Paul Well-being Champions if they were making New Year’s resolutions. Below is what a few of them have planned.

Laura Carroll – PED

In 2017, I want to continue exercising regularly as part of exemplifying an active and healthy lifestyle for my daughter. I’m also always trying to find the elusive work/life balance and am hopeful I’ll at least get closer to finding it this year.

Sara Nurmela – HREEO

My goal for 2017 is to continue to walk (or skate) on my lunch breaks.

Bridget Morales – Finance

For 2017 I plan to get back on my clean eating program. What do I mean by clean eating? Quality protein, healthy fats, and plenty of vegetables while staying away from processed carbohydrates and sugar. To help accomplish this goal I am going to make a grocery list and plan my meals for the week. By planning my meals I will be less likely to cheat because I will be prepared and take the guess work out of cooking.

Jim Hensrud – Police

Finding relaxing or down time is a goal for this busy father of twin 11 month old children. Fishing is just the thing that comes to his mind as one of his favorite ways to relax.

Anca Sima – Public Works

In 2016, the Public Works Department had the highest percentage of eligible employees complete Steps 1 and 2 of the Healthy Saint Paul Well-being Program. My resolution is to work within Public Works to see that 100% of our employees complete the program in 2017. Not only is this a good way to find out how healthy you are or get support in becoming healthier, but by doing this, you are rewarded with a considerable VEBA contribution!