Operation Skinny Jeans: And the Winner is….

Friday, May 24, 2013

And the Winner is….

Last night was the award ceremony for the Denver's Healthiest Companies Competition. If you are new, welcome, and the DHC Comp was a 2 week competition that my job was chosen to join, where 10 people from our company were given a free two week membership to the Colorado Athletic Club. The team that went the highest number of times to the gym in those two weeks would win a free month of membership to the club, AND bragging rights as Denver's Healthiest Company.

I was beyond honored when our team captain asked me to be on his team. It's no secret around my office that I am shrinking, and working my ass off to do so. It meant a lot to me that he felt I would be a great member of the team. I was in full on combat mode from that day forward. I went to the gym 3 times a day, every weekday for those two weeks. I was determined to not be the reason our team lost.

"But 3 workouts a day is probably too many." you might be thinking, and I kinda agree. I didn't work out every time I went. I typically took a class in the morning (mostly yoga), then something light like arms or legs or the steam room if I was feeling sore at lunch. Then at night, I did cardio. I would do 30 minutes on the elliptical or treadmill.

Shot of our team during our group work out sesh.
By the end of the two weeks, I was EXHAUSTED, omg. But I was really proud of the hard work I put into it, and I was super excited to see if we won.

So last night at the award ceremony, we were so nervous and excited to finally know. So when they read the second place winners and it wasn't us, we were stoked! They said our name and we all screamed like we had been chosen on the price is right lol. It was the most exciting thing ever. We beat the 2nd place team by 130 points. That's INSANE!

It just proves what a dedicated and motivated group of people can accomplish.

I am so proud of how we did and we also found out that I went the 2nd most # of times in those two weeks. Out of 10 people, I can't believe I was 2nd. That was pretty great.

So there you have it. I would call the DHCC a success. It put me back in the right frame of mind and I am pumped to be on this journey and to keep losing.

Are you competitive? Do competitions like this keep you motivated? I found it really did light my fire. :D
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12 comments :

  1. you go girlie! That is awesome you have a free month!!!

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  2. You are so inspirational! Three times a day?! Good for you for really gunning for it! Congrats on winning!

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  3. That's great Jess! You should be so proud you were such a big asset to your teams success!

    I'm super competative too. I wish I could find that fire on my own :/.

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  4. That is so great! Wow the 1st place must have lived at the gym lol

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  5. Congrats... That is such a wonderful idea.

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  6. Great job!!! What a great idea!

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  7. That's awesome!! I could never get my butt in the gym 3 times a day!!!!!!

    I'm super competitive when it comes to sports, but it has yet to push me to my max with working out! At my crossfit gym there are so many people better than me I just compete against myself!
    xoxo
    Dani
    www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

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  8. Proud of you, Jess!! You're amazing!!

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  9. THAT IS SO STINKING AWESOME! ....AND NUMBER 2! HELLZ YA!

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  10. That's great! Congrats for getting in that much gym time! Your team was lucky to have you and it was a total win-win - you got rewarded for getting healthy with something that will keep you healthy!

    Kristin
    www.likea2-year-old.blogspot.com

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  11. Well Done hun that is amazing work!
    Keep it up you are a inspiration to me.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Love Gi
    xx

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