Enterprise Geeks – Biggest Loser Style Contest
Thanks to a series of colds that ran through our group last week and some heavy travel and meeting schedules this week, we haven’t been able to quite keep on our usual podcast recording schedule. I thought I would take this slow down in our regular schedule to blog about a great idea which was brought up by KK Ramamoorthy. We had a podcast earlier this year were we discussed the challenge of staying fit while working in the IT field. In particular, those of us who travel frequently have an added challenge. KK suggested that we run a Biggest Loser style contest sponsored by the Enterprise Geeks. We believe anything that helps our fellow Enterprise Geeks get healthier is worthwhile and KK’s suggestion adds an extra layer of fun to the challenge.
The good part first: So the prize for the Enterprise Geek who loses the most weight, is your dinner free at the Enterprise Geeks dinner which takes place during TechEd. If you aren’t able to attend TechEd or live in a location where we won’t have a Enterprise Geeks dinner, we will come up with some suitable alternative prize. How better to reward someone for losing weight than to buy their way into an all-you-can-eat buffet? 🙂
The Rules: we will use My Fitness Pal to track weight loss. You don’t have to put all your details into My Fitness Pal, but you need at least a beginning weigh in and a final weigh in. If you want to participate, just friend me (ABAPFreak) on My Fitness Pal. The person who loses the most weight between the date of the posting of this blog and the Friday before the start of TechEd Las Vegas (October 12th 2012) wins. No weigh ins on site will be required. We trust that all our Enterprise Geeks out there will be honest with their weigh ins online.
Hopefully this adds a little motivation to everyone’s drive to get healthy this year! Track what you eat, eat a little less, exercise a little more. It doesn’t take much to make a start. Who knows. You might find eternal glory in being the first Enterprise Geeks Biggest Loser!