WATCH THE CBS EARLY SHOW
TUESDAY, JUNE 28TH - 7AM to 9AM
It was a very interesting week last week at work. The CBS Early Show came to my place of employment on Wednesday, June 22nd 2011. Let me backtrack a little and give you some background.
Our healthcare plan includes a wellness driven program called Virgin Health Miles. Virgin Health Miles held a contest for all of the participating companies who are signed up with Virgin Health Miles. Only those employees who are signed up with their company's health care program can participate. The contest was about how Virgin Health Miles has helped someone obtain better health. Well, out of all the companies and all the employees, one of our employees won!
The CBS Early Show arrived to hold interviews with Donna, the employee who won the contest, and Adele, our SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. In the meantime, Well Michele, our wellness coordinator, asked some of us on the wellness committee if we would like to be part of the taping in the fitness center, which I accepted, and so she arranged a kickboxing class which is typcially held at 5:00pm twice a week (I just thought I'd be in the background stretching or something).
My interview came as a surprise. The CBS interviewer approached me immediately after the kickboxing class and asked if he could interview me. Adele mentioned to me soon after that she had just briefly mentioned that I promote wellness after dealing with some health isues. So we did the interview and I have to say that I was embarrassed because my face was beet red. Oh, not from the interview but from the kickboxing class. My face was so red during and after the class that I thought something was wrong with me. No one else's face was red like mine was. Now I know how Rudolf felt! But I felt great, a bit sore in the days following but I'm still here!
The show will air this coming Tuesday, June 28th. The Early Show starts at 7am though I’m not sure what time our story will be on. Of course, we don’t know how they will edit the tape so I can’t be sure I’ll even be in it, but that’s my story and I'm sticking to it! :)