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Friday, September 20, 2013

The company I work for has just started a "Lose 2 Win" 12 week weight loss challenge. First ever for us!
I was very excited to hear of this! It seemed to be just what I needed to get up and get moving again after my knee surgery which had left me less than motivated.
What's the catch ? This isn't a solo event. You HAVE to be teamed up with 3 other people and the teams that lose the highest % of Body Fat win 1st,2nd and 3rd place prizes. VERY nice prizes too I might add.
1st prize is a $300 gift card and a polar f7 heart rate monitor for ea team member.
2nd is a $200 gift card each and 3rd prize is $100 gift card ea. Not bad I thought. I'm totally IN!
I really think we have a shot at winning this but relying on others is not my forte.
In order to even qualify for prizes every team member has to officially weigh in monthly. If anyone misses the weigh in, it will negatively affect the rest of us.
One person on the team already seems to be having second thoughts based on comments made and we're not even 1 week into this!
Once you sign on the dotted line you're in and we're stuck together.

I am the team lead and looking for anyone who has done this before with their office or company. How did it go? What was done to keep you all working together? Did your team win ? Did you plan fitness together on your off time? Doubters?

This challenge runs from now until mid December so there is plenty of time for suggestions.

I did give them the SparkPeople website for tools, tips and tracking and all the other great things this site offers. That's about all I could think of for now.

I really need ideas about keeping everyone motivated and moving towards our common goal.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and posting your thoughts!
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    891 days ago
    if you can have breaks together or lunch or a walk . maybe weigh in together . call and talk often I never have done this . I bet it is fun let us know how it goes
    1734 days ago
    I'm glad you're fired up about the competition!

    The only thing I can suggest is create an exercise team. Try to make time for everyone to meet up and exercise together (ex. walk, go to the gym, do a DVD, play a sport). Then maybe go eat a healthy meal together.

    If you spend some extra (outside of work) time keeping your team focused you stand a much better time of winning a prize. Best of luck! emoticon
    1739 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2013 1:12:51 AM
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