Wellness Victory: Dan H.

Dan Holstein.JPGJust a year ago, Dan Holstein made a transformational decision. He not only wanted to live—he wanted to live well. He wanted to eliminate limitations and health issues so he could live life to his fullest potential.

Like most stories of transformation, Dan will tell you the process took him out of his comfort zone, but it was pivotal to his success.

“My biggest challenge was asking for help. I had to let go of that because no matter who you are, we all need help to be successful.”

He asked for help and acted on the expert advice from his support group of trainers, registered dietitians, and physicians, registering for one of AHWC’s weight loss programs and regularly meeting with a fitness specialist.

Today, you can physically see Dan’s weight loss results, but those who know him will tell you it doesn’t end there. His state of mind has changed as well.

“I think that is bigger than weight loss. That’s what is going to keep the weight off this time. Going back is not an option. Losing the weight and keeping the weight off is hard, but living the way I was is even harder.”

Dan’s Advice for Success

  1. Remind yourself why you are doing this and where you have come from.
  2. Surround yourself with people who will support, motivate and hold you accountable to your goal.
  3. Maintain a positive attitude when things get tough and BELIEVE in yourself!
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