Inspirational story from Maritz's WellBeing Challenge at the virtual NEXT event, February 2021
Leslie McKee, Vice President, Design Studio at Maritz
The WellBeing Challenge was an absolute game changer for me. I am pretty competitive and also was very motivated by the organization (Above and Beyond Foundation) that we were donating to with our collective steps. I decided from the beginning that I wanted to land in the top 3 and as the month went by, I stayed really motivated as I could track everyone’s progress.
This program motivated me to get off the couch and walking. I gained huge benefits as I started to tone up, have a lot more energy but also realized that I felt so much better mentally. I joked to a friend that this program had pulled me out of my “February Funk” by getting me moving.
I think every company would benefit from a program such as this for their employee’s overall health, but also their mental health. I also loved the gratitude journal. I started every morning by recording the things I am grateful for, and that was really a great way to start my day. The challenge is over, but I am now back to walking daily and continue to keep my gratitude journal. This has been a great experience for me and am so appreciative of the opportunity to participate.