By Bobby DeMuro
Every day over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing participants from our Walk the Walk Challenge. Today, meet Brooks Briz, representing Tenders Fresh Food in Cornelius, NC.
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Brooks, who refers to himself as “The Otter,” (we’re not really sure why, either) is the man over at Tenders Fresh Food in Cornelius, NC.
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Why are you taking the Walk The Walk Challenge?
I’m taking the challenge for four reasons: To help show others that tracking results will motivate them to take the action necessary to make positive changes in their lives; to have fun and compete with other local leaders; I want to track my results to help motivate me and meet my own personal fitness goals; and, Bobby said that I’d find flaming bags on my doorstep every night if I didn’t participate.
What do you hope to get out of it?
Again, a few primary objectives: Lose seven (7) pounds during the initiative and lower my BMI 1.5%; meet 10 children that replace an hour of inactivity with physical exercise every single day; bragging rights upon victory!
What’s your strategy to win?
I anticipate on learning how to sleepwalk, water-proofing a pedometer so that I can swim with it, and making a conscious effort to walk and exercise 1.5 hours more a day.
What’s your advice for people trying to get more active?
Stop waiting around and do something! If you truly want to make a change in your life then embrace speed of implemention. In other words, once you have an idea and know what you intend on accomplishing; take massive action! Make constant progress and don’t worry about the details. You don’t even have to know me, but I promise I will serve as your accountability partner (holding you to what you say you’re going to do) if you want to make a significant change in your life.
Why should followers donate to NoFizzUSA and pledge to support you during the event?
NoFizzUSA is a great organization to support because they truly care about the community that they serve and I really appreciate about their non-existence of bureaucracy. In essence, every penny that is donated goes right back into causes that make a difference in people’s lives. Furthermore, I’d be insanely grateful if anyone is willing to support me. I’ll make you a meal in my chicken joint as a small token of my appreciation, which would accompanied by numerous high fives and hugs. Ah, what the heck? We can even make a secret handshake together.
For more information on the Walk The Walk Challenge, click here.