What do you do when you have an industry where a significant number are overweight and in many cases even obese?
You can change the laws and maybe even threaten their livelihood, but how do you change a mindset? This is what one driver decided to do for himself and for his peers: CHALLENGE himself and others within the trucking industry.
Toby Bogard has been a Con-way Truckload driver for over ten years now has gone on a personal journey to become healthy after a visit to his Doctor 2 years ago.The “doc” gave him “food for thought” regarding his need for better health and personal wellness. His challenge? To lose weight and obtain a healthier lifestyle, all while staying on the road as a full time long haul trucker.
It wasn’t easy, but Toby managed to lose almost 40 pounds and get into great shape all while staying active as an OTR driver.Toby’s physical transformation has been well documented on his Facebook page.
The Challenging Question: If one 40 year old long haul trucker can do it why can’t others? Which lead to another question: How to motivate others within the industry to be inspired and passionate about their own health and wellness?
That’s where the 1,000,000 POUND CHALLENGE comes in! Simply put, the 1,000,000 POUND CHALLENGE is a competition where drivers can go to the Facebook 100000PoundChallenge Fanpage and register for this personal competition and wellness journey. Registration is easy and minimal information is required, nothing too personal. There is also a Facebook group where a driver can become a member and receive support.
The 1,000,000 POUND CHALLENGE has two basic purposes:
1. To motivate, educate and inspire drivers to lose weight and acquire a healthier lifestyle;
2. To provide a support group for driver’s who want to become healthy, but maybe who are struggling or just don’t know where to start.
Ultimately the goal is simple: To be inspired and motivated to continue newly acquired healthy habits. In doing so, those drivers will not just feel better, but will have their life back!
Currently Toby is working with a few companies to try and provide prizes for the winners and runners up. His hope is that this challenge will inspire the entire industry (companies and drivers) to take a more active role in health and wellness.
If you have any questions regarding the challenge or would like to help, contact Toby via his personal Facebook page www.facebook.com/tobybogard or email him directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Facebook Challenge Fanpage is located at: https://www.facebook.com/The1000000POUNDCHALLENGE
FaceBook Challenge Group Page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/411497435637069/
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