We would like to recognize our Lemoine Wellness Champion for the Month of August- Samantha Huffman!
For those of you who don’t know, Samantha started working at Lemoine June 24, 2019 as an Estimator in the Commercial East Division – New Orleans.
We asked Samantha what is something she does every day to stay healthy. She said, “I move as much as possible. CrossFit five to six times per week. I keep my nutrition in check by meal prepping every Sunday and calculating my macronutrients for every meal. I strive for at least 800 grams of fruit and vegetables per day, limit the starchy carbs, and eat as much protein as I can.”
When asked what motivates her to stay healthy, Samantha said, “My career keeps me primarily at a desk. Desk jobs have been linked to major health conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Getting active for at least one hour a day to reverse the negative effects of eight hours of inactivity really keeps me motivated after work.”
When asked how she began this journey she said, “I did competitive martial arts and soccer growing up and enjoyed working out regularly, but after college, life gets busy and my activity and nutrition took a backseat to work and an active social life. After struggling to self-motivate my workout routines, I signed up for CrossFit and got serious in June 2018. Since then, I am down 60lbs and surrounded by the most positive and supportive group of friends I’ve ever met.”
Samantha’s advice would be to “Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you. The people around you should love and support your decisions to be healthier. Surround yourself with people who see your true potential and with those who motivate you to be the best person you can be.”
Congratulations Samantha! We are extremely proud of you! Continue striving to be a healthier version of yourself every day!