New Year Resolutions Don?t Have To Wait Until 2010

CANTON, GA., – Just about everyone talks about exercising more and losing a few pounds these days.  Putting those words into action and ?actual results’ is sometimes the most difficult hurdle to get over.


In an effort to turn the talk into reality – a local Realtor is gearing-up to start a 90-day weight loss contest.  It’s open to other Realtors and anyone in and around Canton who is interested in losing a few pounds and living a healthier life right now.


“By the start of the new year we hope to see some amazing results and transformations,” said Bobby Murphy, a Realtor with Crye-Leike, REALTORS in Canton.  “I love helping people and I’ve discovered that I personally simply will not make the time for myself to lose weight and get healthy – so this is a win-win for me and everyone who joins in.”


Murphy has invited everyone in the Crye-Leike Canton office to participate and extends the same invitation to anyone in the community who would like to ?jump-start’ their New Year resolution to lose weight.  He’s even worked out a number of great incentives so no one can make excuses.


Golds Gym is offering every contestant a 90 day full access membership for just $1, a day with no contract, or $18.95 a month for a one-year commitment and a discounted rate to work with a personal trainer.


“Everyone will need to keep a food journal and work-out log to help me hold them accountable,” said Murphy.  “We are also going to charge $1 for every pound someone gains during our regular weekly ?weigh-in’ and skipping ?weigh-in’ will cost you $5.  At the end of the contest all the money collected will go to the person who realizes the biggest weight loss percentage.”


So far nearly 20 people have committed to taking up the weight loss challenge.  It’s an opportunity to lose weight and possibly win hundreds of dollars in prize money collected from a $40 one-time registration fee and penalty dollars paid for gaining weight or skipping a regular weekly weigh-in.


“We’re going to hold people accountable to the goals they set at the weigh-in – because that’s truly what we all need – an accountability partner,” said Murphy.  “In addition to all the incentives we’ve put together I’m also trying to find a licensed Nutritionist who can teach us some classes on eating better during the contest.”


Participants can enter the contest as individuals and as teams of no more than two people.  Businesses and community groups are encouraged to create teams and join in.

Murphy’s weight loss contest is open to anyone – adults and even children too.


“Our ultimate goal is to motivate, inspire and encourage everyone to never give-up on their dreams and goals,” said Murphy. “The long-term benefits are huge and sometimes we all just need a little push and encouragement to get started.  Let us be that little push for you to change the way you live.”


More About Race To Reduce Your Waist Contest

There is a ?One Time’ $40 Registration Fee required per person and the total amount collected – plus any monies received during each weekly weigh-in, will be paid to the contestant who has the greatest weight-loss percentage during the 90 day contest time-frame.


The Sign-Up and Kick-Off event will be held Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Crye-Leike Canton sales office located at 1351 Riverstone Parkway, Suite 100 in Canton. A ceremony honoring everyone who participates and the final weigh-in to declare a winner will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Crye-Leike Canton.


About Realtor Bobby Murphy

Bobby Murphy is a licensed Associate Broker in Georgia assisting buyers and sellers in and around Cherokee, Cobb and Pickens counties.  He specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on commercial, land/farm and first time homebuyers.


Murphy is a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors and is based out of Crye-Leike Canton located at 1351 Riverstone Parkway.


For more information about the “Race To Reduce Your Waist Contest” and all your real estate needs and personal referrals contact Crye-Leike, REALTORS Associate Broker Bobby Murphy directly by phone at 404-580-3874, email and you can find him on the web at


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of more than 120 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2008, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.