Happy New Year!
As 2011 kicks off and all the New Year's resolution zealots are hard at work on their individual goals, I started thinking about mine. As usual, for the past 30+ years, I vowed to take better care of my physical self...more exercise, less wine, more rest, less ice cream, etc. As any of you who can't eat an entire chocolate cake and drop a couple of pounds can attest, getting in shape is a miserable way to start the new year, but many of us need to do just that. It has been documented by many wellness experts that a healthier employee group reduces health insurance bills, creates a happier work environment and promotes a more positive outlook overall.
I started thinking about what motivates the majority of people and after re-reading many of my past articles, realized it is pretty broad. I do know, however, that $$$$ is a huge motivator for just about everyone, so long as the task at hand isn't totally miserable. Now I know that you are probably thinking that losing weight falls pretty close to miserable, but deep down you know it is a GOOD thing. Anyway, we decided to kick off a Diet for Dollars contest at the office to help motivate the group. It will begin on Monday, January 10, 2011 and run for 12 weeks. Here is how it works:
o No fine if there is a loss
o $1.00 if the weight remains the same
o $2.00 if there is a weight gain
That's it! Easy as pie - or should we say 'easy as an apple'. I will keep you posted each month as to our "incredible shrinking" efforts. In the meantime, why don't you Diet for Dollars at your company and let me know how it goes!
Christine Luttrell Queen of Fun!
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