Tuesday, January 30, 2007

my chance for a medal

OK, I'll never be close to competing in the Olympics but I found a way to earn a bronze, silver or even a gold medal. My boss sent out an e-mail inviting all of us VA grunts to sign up for the Active Lifestyle program or the Presidential Champions program. It's very simple: you earn points every time you exercise and when you've earned enough points, you get an award. There is a website that lets you track your activity and points online, and you can compare your progress within your group or with other groups. My family is also eligible to join, so if you've always wanted a medal too, let me know.

I've been working out somewhat regularly anyway, so I figured I'd sign up. Maybe it will give me some added incentive to work out on those days I don't really feel like it. They let you count any activity, even housework or chasing your kids or walking to your car, as long as it takes at least 5 minutes. I might as well get credit for all those trips up and down the stairs with a kid on each arm, right?
I need 20,000 points for a bronze medal. We'll see how long it takes me.


Tammy said...

OK, I found my user name and pw for this... I signed up when I started weight training about 2 yrs ago, and forgot about it a few weeks later. My weight was listed as a whopping 219 lbs! Yikes! I changed that quickly and entered my activity for the past 2 weeks. I have 4537 points so far, so I'm about 1/4 of the way to my bronze award! wooo hooo! What is your user name? We could start a group. E-mail me and let me know if you want to do that!

Mommavia said...

Gla dyou guys have a blog! Since you have seem to have the bug, you can check mine out too! I'll have to catch up on yours, but you are bookmarked!