Our Member Service Representative Alisa Longo sits down to talk about what the Go Red Corporate Challenge means to her, as well as what her expectations are for the next eight weeks and beyond.
Why did you sign up for the Challenge?
I Signed up for the challenge so I really had motivation
to push myself to start eating a little better and also to motivate
myself to go to the gym every single day. Now that our whole branch
is a part of the challenge we all motivate each other so that’s really helpful.
What do you plan to focus on in the next 8 weeks?
During this 8 weeks I plan to focus mostly on what I eat. We constantly
have fruit in the branch (and I love fruit!) so I have been eating at least 3
servings of fruit every day. Also, vegetables were never a big part of my daily
diet, but when I see it written down on paper I looked at it and I was like wow,
I really need more vegetables in my diet! I am also focusing on drinking a lot
of water, I constantly have a cup with me all day long and sometimes I add a
little lemon to it. Also, going to the gym has always been a part of my daily
routine, but every now and then I have my lazy days, or even lazy weeks…
tracking this on paper for anyone to see is good motivation to really force
myself to get there every day, even after my longest days.
What do you hope to accomplish?
After this challenge is over what I hope to accomplish is to start being
more conscious of the food I am eating every day, and make sure that my body
is getting everything it needs to be as healthy as possible. I am hoping to turn
this challenge into more than a competition, I hope to turn this into a lifestyle.
And I am very happy with the results I’ve been seeing from going to the gym every day, so I’m going to do my best to keep that up!