Day 1 of the Challenge


Today was Day One of my 42 Day Challenge, and it wen better than I expected it to.

Here’s the nine things I hoped to accomplish:

  • Set the alarm for the butt-crack of dawn…and get up. No hitting the snooze.
  • Make your bed
  • Get your morning workout in before you check your IPrecious or your computer
  • Eat healthy during the day and log it so that you can track it
  • Drink enough water (in my case – 96 ounces at least)
  • Do something that sucks every day – in this case, I’m saying NO to any sweets as well as all fried food and fast food. (this can be anything you eat that you know isn’t good for you)
  • Get outside and get an afternoon / evening workout in (or get outside and get some fresh air each day, if you aren’t training for anything).
  • Reserve your Move the Needle Hour every night – and USE IT WISELY.
  • Get your sleep in (for me – that means I’m crashing no later than 10pm).

Things got going early – the alarm went off at 4:15am, and I was actually not exhausted – I made sure to crash by 8:30pm last night.

The day began by making my bed and hitting the bike for a 15 miler. Adrenaline is awesome. I absolutely aced my eating habits today – mainly because I didn’t have anything in the fridge that was made of chocolate. If I can keep it that way for the next 41 days, I’m golden….

I got an afternoon workout in as well – and enjoyed some fresh air in the process. Took in enough water as well, and hit the rack on time. It was a good day – I’m hoping that it’s the first of 42 consecutive good days in a row! I’m going to use the blog to keep me honest throughout this effort.

Last but not least: I felt like I moved the needle today as well. This evening I worked a bit on my Italian – wow, I was rusty!