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My goal this year was to complete six 5k races. I have always had asthma so running is extremely hard for me, and growing up I had many asthma attacks trying to keep up with the other kids. Making this my 2018 goal was definitely a challenge; but now I feel proud that I pushed through and finished each race. Now I am ready to accomplish bigger goals!

Quality one-on-one time with your dog is super important, both for your pup and for you! For the month of October, I got the chance to focus on spending more quality time with my 12 year old fur baby Shadow for my Better Living Goal!

Angie Carey Experience Leader, Regional Better Living Manager Employee Since 2016

I first took on the challenge to eat vegan because I knew it would be very difficult, and I felt that I really needed the discipline. I LOVE dairy products, especially cheese! I did not adopt veganism as a permanent lifestyle, but I did gain the discipline to make better food choices. Not only with food, but also in general. As a plus, I lost 20 pounds and kept them off! My goal is to keep a healthy lifestyle from here on out!

Lizette Avila For 35 years of my life, my hair was always straightened with a hot comb, flat irons or chemical relaxers. If it wasn’t straightened, it was hidden with braids, weaves and wigs. In 2018, I decided enough of the madness. I wanted to learn to embrace the kinky, thick curls and no longer fight to make my hair do something it was never created to do. After a year of this journey, I learned that my kinky curls are just as fierce as braids or weaves and that my hair does not define me. I can rock my hair however I choose, and it doesn’t make me any less professional, less competent or less beautiful.

LaKeya Stewart Links at Windsor Parke Experience Maker, Better Living Consultant Employee Since 2017

South Shore Lakes Experience Maker, Better Living Consultant Employee Since 2016 I face the constant battle of the bulge and decided it was time to start focusing on getting healthy. I was encouraged to give the keto diet a try, and my journey began. I am down 14 pounds and made it three months keto strong without a single cheat. Posting on the Better Living site on Yammer was an awesome way to hold myself accountable and receive encouragement from other colleagues battling the same fight. We will see what the holidays hold! Wish me luck.

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The Links at Windsor Parke Experience Leader, Community Manager Employee Since 2011

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