Wellness Warrior – February 2021
Name: Sabrina DeBose
Department: UF Health Cancer Center
Years of Service: 3
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy DIY projects.
How do you live a healthy lifestyle?
I live a healthy lifestyle by maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and being in constant motion.
What inspires you to make healthier choices and live a healthy lifestyle?
My future and the cancer patients I help treat.
Do you have a success story you would like to share?
Completing the Whole30 Program, which is a popular and complicated diet, was a major success because food is comforting to me and not being able to eat what I wanted was extremely challenging. I was halfway through a workout program when I decided to challenge myself further by taking on the Whole30 diet. This challenge came at a very stressful time in my life and really took a toll on my mental health. However, I was told to always finish what I start and I will not stop until I reach my goal. I managed to lose 15lbs in one month and felt great in every way. I am so proud of my accomplishment, I am thinking about making the Whole30 my regular lifestyle.
I believe this nominee deserves the Wellness Warrior recognition for her health behavior because she started two programs to improve her health. One was called the “Body Boss Program,” and the other was the “Whole30 Program.” I am amazed at the transformation Sabrina’s body has gone through since the Whole30 program, from changing the way she ate and completely cutting out sugar for a whole month was phenomenal to me. While on the Body Boss Program, she completed 16 weeks straight worth of workouts for 5 days of the week. She has encouraged me greatly to change the way I have been eating and since then, I have lost 24 pounds. She has toned up her body well and lost 15 pounds on her wellness journey. She is definitely my accountability partner. I am extremely proud of her. Her wellness journey continues even after she has completed the programs. Sabrina is the definition of a Wellness Warrior.
The Wellness Warrior Award is a peer-nominated recognition of individuals on the UF-UF Health campuses who make strides to live better by making healthier choices. The award is an acknowledgment of the determination and dedication it takes to live a well and healthy lifestyle. Wellness Warriors are individuals who lead by example, encouraging those around them to also make healthier choices.