Friday, February 3, 2012

Well, I Made It

My wallet is safe. Last month I wrote about a challenge our group at work created to make health improvements during the month of January (ixn-ay on the esolutionr-ay). In addition to group encouragement, accountability, good-natured sabotage, and a risk to our personal fortunes, we also tried to look at adding things to our lives rather than taking away.

Me? I committed to eating 2 or more servings of fruits or vegetables at least 5 days a week. Well, my feelings on fruits and vegetables are well documented (short version, I'm not a fan). But it's something I know I need to improve.January got off to a great start and I was rocking through the first week, fell slightly behind due to an out of town wedding, got back on the horse and was tracking nicely until I was almost completely derailed during an out-and-back trip to San Francisco last week. But I buckled down and I made it with a day to spare.

So I feel good about the accomplishment, didn't notice any obvious health benefits (but that's kinda the point - we rarely see the costs or benefits of our health decisions immediately), and don't have to buy lunch for a bunch of over-achieving braggarts. I stuck to my stalwarts - apples, melons, broccoli, salads, carrots, and pineapple. And most importantly, I didn't snap and have to kill someone.

Next month - replace diet Cokes with a full complement of water.

Now where did I put those Reese's Cups?


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