Transforming Herself & Rockford
Even though I’m on television as a 23 News anchor, my fitness story is likely familiar to myÂ fellow Stateline residents.
My New Year’s Resolution was the same every year: Lose weightÂ and get fit. I would hit the treadmill a few times a week and stockÂ my fridge full of fresh produce, only to watch it spoil the secondÂ week of January as a metaphor for my fitness resolve. I’d fallÂ back into my old habits, avoiding stairs and searching for theÂ closest parking spot when I’dÂ in subsequent months.
It’s a frustration many of us share. While a lot of our gym shoesÂ are tucked away in the back of our closets, the saying, “Out ofÂ sight, out of mind,” just doesn’t seem to hold true when we lookÂ at our midsections, and a national magazine is calling our cityÂ obese. It’s a challenge that Rockford families face together as weÂ try to prove that strength-in-numbers can improve theseÂ sobering statistics.
As a TV personality, I’m often asked if I feel increased pressure toÂ stay in shape due to TV cameras capturing my daily appearance.Â However, I think affirmation is something women in every profession face. Don’t get me wrong, a high-definition camera lensÂ is sure to make anyone slightly self-conscious, to say the least.Â But when it comes to exercising and eating healthy, it’s muchÂ like many other things in life: It’s what’s on the inside that counts.Â That mission is one of the reasons I’m excited WIFR is partneringÂ with FitMe Wellness, a locally owned health and wellness clubÂ committed to making sure people across the Stateline are notÂ only celebrating more birthdays, but are comfortable in their own bodies. Each Monday on 23 News at 5pm, I talk with FitMe’sÂ group of health and wellness experts about small changes weÂ can make to our diets and exercise regimens that will have aÂ major impact on our future.