The office is often a place where people end up gaining weight. What with all the sitting around all day, snacking at your desk, office parties, ordering food as a group, and the baked goodies co-workers bring in, it's no wonder extra pounds start to creep onto the scale. So instead of getting fatter at your job, lose weight together by starting a Biggest Loser-style competition in your office.
To find out how
- Choose a starting date where everyone gets weighed. Record the numbers on a chart (post it or have a responsible person hold onto it).
- Then choose to do weekly weigh-ins or just do one big weigh-in on the last day.
- Choose an end date. Make the competition for a short amount of time — I'd say two to four months long in order to see some real progress.
- Then of course, figure out what the Biggest Loser will win. Everyone can put in $10 to $20 and the winner receives the grand total, or you can wager something, like everyone chips in to get the winner a massage or lunch out at their favorite restaurant.
Keep in mind that it doesn't matter how many pounds you lose — it's the percentage of weight you lose as compared to your body weight. Although it is a competition, you can encourage each other to eat healthier by having office potlucks and ditching the 3 p.m. runs to Dunkin Donuts. You can also motivate each other to work out by exercising at the office or hitting the gym together on your lunch break.
A little healthy competition can be just the thing to help you ditch your old habits, and even if you don't win, you'll feel good knowing you're getting healthier.