100 Days to a Better You! – Day 2

Day 2 –

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The jolting and jarring sound of the alarm on my iPhone sounds at 5:30am. Yes, 5:30am. Needless to say I’m not ecstatic about it but I know that it is something that I’ve dedicated to do for the next 100 days so I reluctantly rise to my feet before getting down on my knees. I begin to pray. I’ve decided to start and end the next 100 days with prayer. Part of getting closer to God is just like any relationship, you have to communicate…daily. After my prayer, in one single move I adjust my body to go into the pushup position; 25 push-ups and 25 sit-ups every day increasing it by 10 each week. This is my routine before I head to the gym for some much needed cardio before getting ready to head to the office.

Barely breathing after my workout, I decide that I will take the stairs to the gym and back up to my flat; its only 3 flights of stairs so why not? Besides, 3 flights is certainly better than the elevator. I’m starting to feel stronger believe it or not. I’ve also decided to change my diet. For the next 100 days, I’m only eating fruits, vegetables, eating animal protein once per week and ONLY drinking water; which means no alcohol for the next 100 days. I can do it! Right?

This plan is going to take discipline and lots of it. It’s only been 2 days but I actually feel a difference. For the first time in a long time, I’m getting to bed before midnight. And I’m finishing my day off in the same way I start them; with prayer and push-ups.

There is so much power in the spoken word but there is much more power in the written word. I’ve found that my goals are simply hopes unless and until I write them down and commit to them. We can pray and hope all we want but if we are not willing to work to make these prayers happen then you are simply talking to thin air. Part of our responsibility is to work, God will do the rest.

My good deed this day was taking someone to lunch…when they didn’t expect it. I am grateful for my family. They are a bunch of characters, let me tell you. They keep me lifted and they keep me grounded; that’s important.

98 more days to go!

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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