Meet the Lucas Family from the Cary Family Y!
Paul, Beth, Jacob and Maddie are the perfect example of a healthy lifestyle change.
|The Lucas Family|
They went from unhealthy eating habits and inactivity to Paul completing an ironman triathlon – 140.6 miles total!
He has been a great role model for the whole family. Ten-year-old Maddie has completed several 5Ks, several kids triathlons and an adult sprint triathlon. Seven-year-old Jacob has completed a few duathlons and kids triathlons as well.
Paul and Beth have both reduced their medications. They have made exercise and healthy eating a family journey. The Lucas family is truly an inspiration to all families that are trying to make healthy changes.
The Y sponsored the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Change Award as part of the American Heart Association's Triangle Heart Walk. We asked Y members, staff and the general public to nominate people who took the first step toward healthy living. Winners were announced at the walk on Sept. 25.
Congratulations to the Lucas family, and the other folks, who made a commitment to a healthy lifestyle change.