What motivates you to live healthy? For AF Colleague Shirley Brodersen it’s the feeling of fitness. “Clothes are more fun, I’m more motivated to get things done, I can complete my horse-related distance competitions more effectively and I sleep better,” Shirley said. Shirley got back into a steady workout program and began being more diligent with eating properly during the past couple of months, and our Black Belt Bingo wellness challenge got her started. She now walks/jogs at least four times a week for more than 30 minutes each time. She has decreased her intake of fats and sugars and upped her daily dose of fruits and veggies. “After getting through the first three or four weeks, I’m feeling stronger and much better overall. I am actually enjoying it now!” “I had a really hard time getting started on a steady workout and healthy eating plan this time. When the bingo game was announced, I actually decided that I would participate and use it for my ‘get started’ back into a better exercise and eating plan. It was fun to plot my days with the objective of filling in squares on the bingo game board each week! It was even fun to keep filling out squares after I got a bingo for the week.” Shirley lost about four pounds just during the bingo challenge. “I find it interesting what will finally get me off of dead center and bingo was the lever this time! It was very doable and promoted participating and success no matter where someone was in their health or fitness levels.” This time of year Shirley loves to be outside and chooses to take the walking/running courses that are plotted outside of the office. Her friend and fellow AFA Colleague Laurie Eby joins her and they help keep each other on track. For Shirley it’s helpful having someone at the office to workout with. “Laurie is one of the best workout buddies a person can have! She’s extremely dedicated.” Shirley also utilizes our on-site fitness center and feels that having a place to workout at the office makes it much easier for her to do regularly. “I truly appreciate having the fitness facilities at AFA. It means I will more likely get a workout in rather than skip it! Thanks AFA for continuing to come up with fresh ideas to inspire us to be healthy and fit!” Job Openings and Hiring Process Check out American Fidelity’s other OKC job openings and field sales positions, learn about our hiring process and review tips on getting hired at AFA. If you have questions about our job openings, let us know in the comments!