Friday, August 2, 2013

Perfect August, Day One Recap: "Actions and Rewards"

Day One of Perfect August is behind me, and it goes in the Win Column.

  • I ran five miles yesterday morning.
  • I ate within my calorie range.
  • I tracked everything on My Fitness Pal.
  • I drank over 100 ounces of water. Seriously.
  • I did not drink any Diet Coke.
  • I did not drink alcohol.
  • I got eight hours of sleep.
  • And, obviously, I blogged.
See? It's a Win. And I'm happy to say that all of the accomplishments above weren't even the best part of yesterday. That award goes to Chris and Jen Jeske, who responded to my Perfect August challenge and decided to play along. That led to me inviting them to run the San Diego Beer Run with me later this month, and they said yes. They're coming down to San Diego to spend the whole weekend and run the event on Sunday with me. How cool is that?

I haven't seen Chris in person since we were Marines together in Hawaii, and I have never had the chance to meet his wife, Jen. But that will soon change, and all because I created and shared my August challenge. 

Just like that, making a commitment to my own health continues to pay off in ways I never imagined. I blogged about it before (Losses and Gains), but it's worth repeating:

Do good things for yourself and more good things will come your way.

So, the question is, what will YOU do today to be good to yourself?

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