“I’ve been walking this health journey for a long time”, says Mary Eiben, a Local 3 Journeywoman A. Since she was a teenager she noticed that the women in her family tend to get overweight in their late 20’s and continue as they aged.
Mary was determined not to be like the women in her family in that aspect. She likes the strength that she learned from her strong and admirable mother, but happily has overcome the family tendency to overeat.
To win the 10,000 Steps Challenge Bose Christudas set up a plan and a goal, then he focused on putting all his efforts into achieving his goal.
Bose Christudas is an IT technician at the Joint Industry of the Electrical Industry. He wasoverweight as a child and throughout his 20s. At age 32 he made some attempts at weight loss but would eventually fall back into his old habits. His weight would fluctuate between 240 to 260 pounds!
In order to improve his health, Sal D'Alessio a long-time electrician and superintendent in the “A” division of Local 3 Union decided to attend the very first JIB Wellness Workshop series in January 2014 at the Electrical Industry Center. From the beginning Sal was eager and ready to learn how to make simple and consistant changes in his quest in learning how to enjoy a healthy way of life.
Michele Batancourt-Maldonado, a Local 3 Journey Woman, made the ultimate decision to become more dedicated in learning to enjoy a healthy way of life. She has embraced eating and drinking healthy as well as getting daily physical activity into her new lifestyle. As a result from making such changes she' lost over 100 pounds. Since she's lost so much weight, hardly any of her former clothing fit anymore.