Now I am all for team building for any job. But a Rope Course for a group of people who usually just sit behind a desk and push paper all day makes me hesitate. When I first heard that a group of my coworkers had to do this team building activity. The fat girl in me started to tremble in her shoes and started trying to figure out how soon I should contact my doctor to get me waived from this exercise. From my understanding the coordinator wanted this group of coworkers to understand what young people go through when completing these activities.
Now these are the type situations that I hate because they embarrassed the heck out of someone. This is exactly what happens to my friend. She said she was the only one standing on the side watching and she knew she would not be able to complete any of the tasks. She talked about how she was not able to pull herself up by her arms…and had no upper body strength. The whole exercise embarrassed her and even though it was use to show how the students felt in the same situation. One has to wonder why they even have this type of training. It has never been done in all the years I been at this company. I do believe that this was her moment when she realized it is time to change her eating habits. She is one of the many people who would like to look into the weight loss surgery but our state will not approve it for state employees.
I know we all have had that one moment when we realize we have to do something about our weight and we are tired of living in the Michelin man body. These types of awareness make us aware how much it limits us from even completing simple life duties. Especially when we have kids and we want to do all kinds of things with them. I believe that we are all aware of the possibilities that weight loss can give us and this can be used for inspiration that we need to become healthier.
Speaking of team building…… we also had an ugly sweater contest and yours truly won. I have included a picture of me in my ugly sweater. Let me know what you think.