When the clock struck midnight on December 31: 2022 officially began, marking a new beginning for all. If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, you can start a new fitness routine, refocus on mental well-being, or maybe adjust your eating habits.
For Erin Schuelke, training coordinator at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, her New Year’s resolution is to run a total of 22 5K races in 2022. Committing to and maintaining a healthy lifestyle began for Erin in 2018, and with Disney Be Well, it was easier. for her to work to achieve this and stay motivated. Disney Be Well is an exclusive benefit for members of the Disney cast that provides them with the tools and resources they need to be active, eat healthy, and find balance in their lives.
This part of Erin’s wellness story began at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where she received resources and encouragement to eat healthy, be well, and live a balanced life at safety and welfare committee meetings where she presented updates and resources. Be Well. He also joined the walking challenge of the resort. Although it was a friendly competition between colleagues, Erin used it to really start her wellness journey.
Starting small, Erin struggled to make 10,000 steps a day. After continuously achieving his goal, he increased it to 15,000 and finally to 20,000, helping his team to win the competition. What Erin enjoyed most about the friendly challenge was the support of her teammates and co-stars, which she sees at every Disney Be Well event.
“The events at Disney Be Well are extremely motivating and inspired me to start my own wellness journey,” Erin said. “It’s a great way to have fun, continue my wellness journey and meet other people who are on similar paths.”
Setting goals is great, but staying on track is not always easy. However, when we achieve them, there is an undeniable sense of pride. Here are some tips to keep you up to date:
- Make sure your resolutions are within reach;
- Plan ahead and describe your strategy; i
- Document your progress, but don’t be discouraged if you miss a milestone.
Erin shares her most important advice: “You are doing this for yourself and no one else. Committing to your health and well-being is a major success in itself,” she said. Four years later, Erin continues to attend Be Well events and strives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While your New Year’s resolutions for 2022 may not include completing 22 races like Erin’s, the most important thing is to set a goal and be proud of yourself to take the first step toward your health!