There is no better way to kick off new year than with a health and fitness challenge. Team members got to choose between a weight loss challenge, step challenge, or to run a 5k race. Prizes include Amazon gift cards and cash but most importantly – bragging rights!

This week’s step challenge winner, Matt Martinez, gives us an exclusive interview to his success! Matt was also the winner of the weight loss challenge the week prior!

Q & A with Matt!

How long have you been with the company and what is your position here?

3 ½ years – Sr. Software Engineer

What motivated you to take on this challenge?

In November and December I was already walking a lot to try and lose weight and get more active. When the challenge was announced I was already walking daily so it worked out.

What is your secret in doing so well?

Walking with other coworkers in the challenge (Renan and Meena).

Also, walking during lunch time, after dinner and later at night. Sometimes indoors when it’s too hot out, such as at Walmart and Target.

How has your diet and nutrition changed since starting the challenge?

Previously ate out every meal. Stopped eating out as much, and instead bring lunch every day.

How has your exercise routine changed since starting the challenge?

I went from my exercise being daily ping pong to walking 6-10 miles a day.

Go to healthy meal?

Brown rice and chicken or steak.

Go to type of exercise?

Walking

Who do you see as your biggest competition?

Renan/Meena

Is this something you hope to stick to after the month is over?

Once I reach my weight goals, I will be dropping my daily walking. Walking so many miles a day without a break really wears out your feet and legs.

Good Luck Matt and the rest of Spigot family! Here is to a happier and healthier 2020!

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