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Pedometer at Work Update- What?! You want ME to be a leader?!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hi everyone!

I mentioned last time about the free pedometer program at work and there is a step challenge going to start this week. I am all about challenges and stuff (I love competition!) so I asked the person in charge of the health stuff in our building if he was going to start the pedo team. He takes one long look at me and smiles and says," Hmm Lori... I think you should do it! You have that fire in your eyes and I think you'd make a better leader for the team than I would so do it!"

"Huh?! I'm not even the Wellness Champion (the person in the building that is in charge of all the health stuff aka him) though!" I stammered

" I think you can do it! I believe in you!" he smiled

"*sigh* fine...."

"Okay! Great! I let HR know and you have to..."

SO you can guess who is now the team leader of the ped team at work. That's right! ME. At first I wasn't sure how I was going to tell my co-workers and me being one of three people that are overweight/obese at work, I didn't want to be judged still, I sent an email out to my co-workers-
Good morning everyone!

I wanted to see if anyone else was interested in join the Sonic Wellness Stride with Pride contest if so I started a team called **************** that you are welcome to join!
Enjoy the rest of your day!


Almost IMMEDIATELY I got replies!

-Love it! Iím In!
-Iím in!! Thanks a lot Lori!!!
-Me me!!
-ROARing to begin the challenge!
-I'll do it, but I need lots of motivation! :)

Here I am in awe, thinking, "Wow! People are really supportive!" and boy, they are!
I have my co-workers come up to me with questions and comments and how excited they are. It feels really good! emoticon
I will let you all know how it's going! emoticon

In other news today, I am doing the Weigh and Win incentive program weigh in today with my mom and I'm super excited about that!
I'm counting down the days till payday so I can get
- a exercise ball for my computer lab so I can sit on that and work on my core instead of sitting in a chair
- Christmas gifts! (I'm waaaay into Black Friday shopping! lol)
- my love's birthday gift

Alrighty, I will let you know how the weigh in goes! Have a great day everyone!

Lots of love!


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    Great, you'll be surprised at how much you will learn as leader.
    1464 days ago
    That's great! And being in a leadership position can be motivating in itself, since there is a higher level of accountability.
    1464 days ago
    What a wonderful honor!!You may feel designated to leadership, but your co-worjers are clearly showing their appreciation and support! Way to go!! Can't wait to hear about your weigh-in results!
    1464 days ago
    I think you'll find spreading your motivation to others will further motivate you.

    1464 days ago
    thats amazing! Good luck!! :D :D
    1464 days ago
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