My Thrive ZP journey began back in 2018. I was extremely overweight and wanted to have a baby, but was having a really hard time getting pregnant. I tried fertility medication, but didn’t have any luck. My doctor suggested I lose some weight. I had seen the Thrive ZP book in the breakroom and decided to pick it up and give it a try. I focused on meal prepping because I’m all about convenience. I used to eat out six times a week. Now, I meal-plan for the week ahead. I prewash and precut fruits and veggies and keep them in the fridge. That way, I can simply grab them when I want a snack. I also stay on top of my sugar cravings by making chocolate-covered strawberries and bananas with sugar-free chocolate. Before COVID, I was going to the gym every week. I would pack my bag before I went to work so I was ready to go. I also took a boot camp class that helped me incorporate more strength training into my routine. With all of my hard work, I was able to run a 5K! I lost 50 pounds before I had weight loss surgery, and since then I’ve lost even more.
- Since starting my Thrive ZP Challenge, I’ve lost a total of 160 pounds.
- I’m drinking at least 96 ounces of water every single day.
- Before COVID, I was hitting the gym four times a week. Now, I’m building a gym at home.
My “eureka moment” was when I got a positive pregnancy test. I had a healthy pregnancy without any complications, and it was all because of the Better Choices I made to become healthier beforehand. Now, I am using maternity leave to the fullest and spending time with my husband and son, Liam. Eating healthy and working out when I can is helping me manage my postpartum anxiety. My husband and I are aiming to buy a house, so we are making small Better Choices to boost our credit score. We’ve paid off two personal loans and contribute to our savings account whenever we can, even if it’s just $5. It’s all about taking things one step at a time.
—Tammy Coday, Walmart Supercenter #0177; Paris, TN; National Thrive ZP Challenge $5K Winner
Through the Thrive ZP Challenge, our community is making better, healthier choices, seeing big results, and winning big.
Stories from past winners, such as Tammy Coday, prove that every individual has the power to transform their life every day through a combination of small, healthier choices and peer-to-peer inspiration.