When I'm healthy I can...

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Think about all the things that you have done in the past month. If you were healthier, how much more would you have been able to do? How much better would you feel? Some of our 2013 My Heart Challenge participants are sharing what they can do now, but that they didn't feel they were able to do last month before starting the 100-day heart challenge.

Can do when healthy
​"My addiction to sugar has been out of control for the last four months. Now I am able to turn sweets away." - Ruth Peters (Peruvian Park Elementary)

"I have more energy and am able to attend meetings without the fear of falling asleep." - John Erlacher (Newman Elementary)

"My husband and I walked nearly a mile each way from our hotel in Anaheim to Disneyland Park, plus walked all day in the park until 8 pm. There is NO WAY we could have done that a month ago." - Karen Chatterton (Cottonwood Elementary)

"I am much stronger during my workouts, both the strength training and cardio. I am also more flexible and my core strength seems to have improved." - Mark Longe (St. Vincent de Paul School)

"I am completely "soda free." My new beverage of choice is water; the colder the better. Fruits and vegetables have replaced candy and french fries." - Becky Gerber (Herriman Elementary)

"I am getting ready to increase my cardio from walking to jogging." - Lynne Rada (Bennion Elementary)

"I am able to turn down food that is not healthy for my body." - Sally Sansom (East Midvale Elementary)

"I am feeling stronger and am able to stick to eating well." - Christy Waddell (Butler Elementary)

"I am able to avoid foods more easily when I track my daily intake, so I am definitely more conscious about what I am eating." - Cecelia Jabakumar (Arcadia Elementary)

"I played a whole basketball game on Thursday without having to sub out. That was amazing." - Tracy Rose (Twin Peaks Elementary)

"I'm abe to make healthy choices as opposed to my candy and slurpee choices." - Heather Nicholas (Horizon Elementary)

"I have been able to think about food differently. If I really want a bite of something, I consider the ramifications, like writing it down. I also talk about food in a more positive way." - Diena Riddle (Hayden Peak Elementary)