This guest post by @bikerly is exciting for me personally on so many levels because we have here our first One Mile One Meal transformation story. Yay!
See tiny actions can have powerful impact. In fact, @bikerly told me he started simply by cutting back on his burger consumption which led to other changes. There was no grand plan, it all started with just one thing. And seriously, how awesome is it to start off your 40's in better shape and health than your 30's? Super awesome!!
You can do it too! Our goal is to help make the U.S. healthier one tiny action at a time.
At the beginning of this year I had a simple plan.
Like a lot of people, I had a few pounds to shed following the holiday season. I was smack in the middle of a 112 day run streak so "more moving" wasn't an issue. It was my diet.
Then I ran across Stephanie's twitter bio, "agent of awesomeness...Loves Yoda!" Who wouldn't Twitter follow somebody who loves Yoda, right? Then came the daily hydration nudges which caused me to think of getting a water bottle for my office desk. And then the One Mile One Meal Challenge. I've been doing the challenge since mid-March and it has made a huge difference.
It wasn't until I was at a local restaurant thinking, "since when does this food not taste good?" that I realized the power of tiny actions. For me, it was the tiny action of eating at least one healthy meal a day. I'm fortunate to have a healthy menu option at work where I lunch every day. And of course when I return to the office to read what's up in the twitterverse, there is the hydration nudge.
80 days later, on the weekend of my 40th birthday, I stepped on the scale and it read less than 180 for the first time in a really long time. Maybe even all of my 30s.
I'm more than excited about this. I'm starting my 40s in the best shape ever and I'm back in my skinny jeans. Now all I need is the Ice Age Trail 50 Mile finisher's BELT BUCKLE to match.