The Multifunctioning DBA

Jun 20 2012   3:33PM GMT

Get in Shape

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

For the past few, well 5 weeks, I have been participating in a fitness challenge at work. It is really great. We have a gym on site and they are putting on this challenge. They broke all the contestants out on to teams and my team is made up of pretty much all the guys in my cube row. I am not proud to say it, but between the 8 of us we literally weighed over 1 ton! 2005.6 LBS to be exact. So over the past 5 weeks most of us have really been working very hard to drop the lbs. I personally hit the gym hard 5 times a week and I am really trying to watch what I am eating. I have found some tech tools that help and I will mention those all in a few minutes. In 5 weeks, as a team, we have lost 125.5 LBS and we have a few weeks to go. I will let you know the final results at the end of the month when the competition ends. I personally have dropped 19.7 lbs to date and the lead person on our team has lost 25.9lbs.  8 Teams are in the competition and currently our team is in the lead but only by about 0.5% loss. So we have some pretty stiff competition. Last week all 8 teams combined lost about 30 lbs and my team lost over 11 lbs of that. We do not really get anything if we win but we are all competitive and all pretty out of shape. It is great to have this competition in a team of us that all work so closely together as we can push and motivate each other every day. I know I would not be doing as good without the support from the team.

Now let me share with you some of the tech stuff that is helping me.

1. Fitbit – this little device is great for tracking steps and stairs. A bit pricey but worth it.

2. MyFitnessPal – Totally free and it will synch up with the fitbit. Great app and has some social aspcets as well so add your friends and make sure they are sticking with it.

3. – free and it will synch with fitbit and foursquare. Get free stuff for working out.

Hope that this will help motivate some of you to get out from behind the computer and hit the gym with me. If you want then hit me up on twitter or drop me a comment and we can be friends on these sites and help each other as well.

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