The Struggle is Real

BetterU participant and single-mom Melrose Lewis is striving to make healthy choices instead of defaulting to emotional eating and lack of exercise during stressful times. 

Woman smiling after working out

Melrose Lewis

This has been a very stressful week for me. These past few weeks I have endured some difficult times. My car was totaled in a car accident and I had a 2nd degree burn on my arm.
Not having my own car was a challenge but I still made it a point to get to the gym as much as I could.

I am an emotional eater and some of the food choices I made were not the greatest. No matter what has been going on, I still had BetterU at the front of my mind, and made some good choices.

Being a single mom and having to take my daughter to dance and work in the evenings made my gym time later than I wanted. I still went and every time I walked through
the doors of Gold’s Gym, I was always greeted with a smile by the staff. I really appreciate that
warm greeting especially after having a stressful and busy day.
I loved the yoga session at the Hudson Valley Healing Center. Serenity now, serenity now!!

I am no quitter and each new day is an opportunity to make better choices. Thank you American Heart Association!!! I will break the cycle of obesity and heart disease.

Meet Jennifer and all the BetterU women at the Go Red for Women Luncheon on Nov. 8. Click here for info: https://ahapoughkeepsie.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20192020DutchessUlsterGoRedForWomen/tabid/1030035/Default.aspx