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The #WorkingOutAt40 Fitness Challenge

This morning I got on the scale and it registered the number 186.5. That is a solid 10 pounds less than I was when I started back working out at the end of June. I've changed my diet, I've changed my level of activity (outdoor boot camp, biking, swimming and some running) and it in turn has changed my attitude, enhanced my vitality and helped me to calmly navigate through things that normally got me all twisted up in knots. Not to mention, pants that were cutting into my waist, fit once more and the protruding bulge beneath my that had become commonplace in all my shirts is now gone. My only complaint/issue/acknowledgment, etc. is that I am not the young man I once was. Thanks to my 40 year-old willpower I'm working out harder than I ever have. But thanks to my 40 years-old body, recovering from my workouts has become almost as painful as the workouts themselves. C'est la vie.

But I've got 10 more pounds to go. And I'd like to lose them by my birthday, which is exactly 6 weeks away.

And I challenge you to lose them (yours not mine) with me.

Whether you're on your way or haven't gotten started yet commit to losing 10 pounds with me between now and the week ending September 29th. I want to do something special for anyone who enters the challenge and succeeds. I haven't figured out the reward yet, but if you'll take a picture of your weight (the number) on the scale and send it to me between now and August 25th you'll be entered to win something and I'll tell you what it is sooner rather than later.

How To Enter:
Simply contact me via the navigation button at the top of the blog and provide your name and email address. I will then contact you as to how to submit your photo and a short bio about who you are and why you want to lose 10 pounds and how you intend to (diet and exercise plans ONLY - no crash diets). Remember you need to do this by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, August 25th, 2012.

You don't have to be 40 years old but I especially want to encourage you to enter if you are 40 or more years old and as a dad I'd love it if my dads represent. It doesn't matter if you are a woman or a man, white, black, pink, purple or polka dot.

My attitude is this: If I can do it. You can too.

Please join me as I seek to increase my healthy living and tune in for updates on the prizes...that's right I'd like to be able to offer more than one.

Let's do this!

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