Spotlight on: Becca Wysocki

January 25, 2017

 

Spotlight on: Becca Wysocki
Name: Becca Wysocki
Department: COLSA
Position/Role at UNH: Nutrition and Wellness
Year Started at UNH: 2014

 

1. What does health mean to you?
For me, health isn't all about healthy eating, and looking good. It is about being fully awake of what exactly goes into my body, that either benefits my health status positively or negatively. Working out, and being free of viruses and diseases is also another aspect I focus on when it comes to thinking about my health and overall wellness.
 
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
To make a healthy UNH I really try to stay hydrated, and actively wash my hands as much as possible. I also give my peers information and advice about healthy day to day choices, in hopes that they relay the information on to others.
 
3. How do you stay fit?
I swear by the gym. To stay fit I try to get to the gym 6 days a week. My workout of choice is running and resistance training actives such as squatting and lifting weights.
 
4. Do you have any tips for eating healthfully?
One of the hardest things to do when it comes down to eating healthy is avoiding your all time favorite snacks. I make sure that I keep the food in my pantry, healthy and full of nutrients so that I do not have the unhealthy food even as an option. Even in the dining halls I avoid certain sections where I know I would cave.
 
5. How do you find motivation to stay healthy?
I love following fitness accounts on social media platforms. They can assist me while also motivating me to stay on track and get to my goal body and mindset. These social media accounts also enable me to find new workouts that make me eager to try. Also, my friends and I help each other stay motivated as well. We all love finding new clean recipes and when everyone is on board to be healthy and eat clean, it is easier to stay on track. Futhermore, cooking and participating in workouts with friends makes everything much more enjoyable!
 
6. Have you made any tangible improvements to your physical or mental well-being by making positive changes in your life?
Since losing weight in high school, I have been more motivated here at UNH to strive for success in my mental state and body. I have noticed such a change in how I feel and act on a day to day basis after really staying motivated to be the healthiest person I can truly be. Losing weight has given me the drive to go for my next goal and remain active. I have also gotten out of the habit of completely feeling guilty when I crave some junk food once in a while. It is ok to have a cheat day and indulge. It is very important to not derive your body of its cravings once in a while. But, it is defiantly important to also notice when enough is enough.
 
7. Anything else you would like to add that might encourage others on campus to make health efforts too?
I really have found myself living by the saying, “Balance is everything.” I believe this is true in many ways. Maintaining a balanced lifestyle will ultimately lead you to a positive outcome.
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