For Wiggington and Brown, the exercise aspect doesn’t come so easily — but they still managed to do it.
“I don’t feel like working out, but I always, always feel better after I go for a long walk — four or five miles,” Wiggington said. “It’s always worth it. I think people that say they enjoy working out say that because they know they feel better at the end of it. That’s what I think.”
Brown said he feels the same way.
“I always feel terrible when I’m working out, but when it’s over I always feel good,” he said. “I like working out in the morning because there’s nobody done working out when I get there, so everybody’s starting. If you go in the evening then there’s guys that are done and (you wish you were done). I feel a lot more energy, I feel better in every way.”
Brown added the other important aspect was learning to count calories and knowing what types of food to eat.
“I don’t go around hungry,” he said. “I told Brenda when I started that I can’t eat cauliflower and broccoli. I have to eat what I like and I did. I found good alternatives. I eat frozen yogurt and I really think it’s as good as or better than ice cream. If I have the calories, I’ll eat it.”
Wiggington said meeting with HRH wellness professionals was a huge help in getting healthier because “that’s the kind of thing we got from the outside professionals, they were able to supply us with information … that helped. Our HR people just aren’t going to be able to research and help us like that with true details.”
Mann agreed and recommends the program to other businesses.