News 8’s Jocelyn Maminta says “A beautiful sunny day!”
“Yes, a nice cool breeze, says Peggy Forrest, “It’s a beautiful trail to walk. I come here everyday after work. I walk the full trail with a couple of loops added in — to get my miles up. So my trail walk is six miles each night. How fast do you go? I walk a fast pace. It’s about 15-16 minute per mile.”
It’s no wonder Peggy stands out on the leader board of the News 8/Griffin Health Billion Step Challenge.
She is “Peggy Is On The Move” — with more than two million steps and counting.
“It’s nice to be out in nature,” she says.
“I test myself. I want to make myself better in my health and my wellness and do as much as I can and the billion step challenge has given me that accountability so I have to report in everyday and somebody else is going to see how many steps I have everyday.”
Healthier and energized.
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“It’s a great feeling,” says Peggy who has struggled with her weight her entire life, “Three years ago, I actually had gastric bypass surgery done and I took it as my second chance in life. I’ve lost 140 pounds so far. I’m just going to keep going. I want to keep it here.”
She adds, “Every time I reach a goal for a week straight, I then up my goal so that I can challenge myself. I’ve had a couple of days where my steps didn’t get uploaded and the support team that is involved is so great and so helpful. For me, it’s more important to be a better me than I was the day before.”
“Being able to join the WTNH and the Jocelyn Team has meant a lot to me. It makes me feel like I’m part of a team so it’s great. Thank you.”
Generally, Peggy ends up somewhere between 18 to 20 thousand steps a day.