Exercise, a healthy diet, lots of water, and plenty of sleep are the ingredients to a healthy and happy life. Special Olympics Team Haywood County athlete Morgan Bielick can tell you from personal experience the recipe is challenging but the results are well worth it. This determined Special Olympics Team NC bocce athlete began her journey in January in preparation for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.
Today, beaming with pride Morgan is proud to say she’s lost 24 pounds! Rain or shine she walks three miles every day of the week. For this athlete there are no excuses, when the weather is nice she walks outdoors and when it’s not so nice she takes on the indoor track! One of her favorite forms of exercise is hiking! Morgan has also been taking part in the President’s Active Lifestyle Challenge. She recently met her goal but plans to continue the challenge!
Along with exercise, Morgan’s diet has turned a complete 180 degrees! “I cut out soda, I don’t eat anything white, including bread, only wheat bread, lots of fruits and vegetables, salad, and fish” said Morgan proudly.
With the perfect balance of exercise and diet, Morgan has seen tremendous lifestyle improvements. She moves around better, her breathing is better, she has increased flexibility, and she doesn’t get as winded anymore.
The healthier Morgan is very excited to compete in the 2014 USA Games! She’s looking forward to meeting new friends, performing her best and seeing new places! She loves to share her motto, “Even if you don’t win just give it the best you can, and if you can’t bring home the medals bring home the experiences”. Best of luck Morgan!