I'm certain many companies and groups have started "dump the plump" or "biggest loser" types of competitions for employees. My employer is sponsoring one called "Healthy W8 Challenge." The goal, in a nutshell, is to lose a pound per week for the 8 weeks, increase hydration, increase exercise, and begin to track our calorie intake.
My work schedule is hectic like everyone else. I typically leave home at 4:15 am and return home around 8:45 a.m. (don't ask!). The good thing is that I have an onsite gym I can use when I'm not being l-a-z-y. Maybe it's a crutch but having these types of structure events helps me to stay on task.
My initial weigh-in revealed that I have (ahem) room for improvement. I'm 1.0% over on BMI (Body Mass Index), 1.3% over on PBF (percentage of body fat), on the wrong side of weight, and body fat mass. So I guess I can only go up (or down?!?) from here!
Since taking on this new job (with the hectic schedule) I've put on about 15 pounds and they need to go. I was training for a sprint triathlon and stopped being as diligent with exercising. Lots of excuses. Hopefully this contest will be a good accountability partner.
Wish me well!