The “One Day at a Time” (ODAT) challenge is off to strong start! There are over 80 participants, a 90% success rate and participants are already “spiraling up.” We are beginning to change habits for a healthier, happier life.

A crucial component to habit change is experiencing a strong sense of community. It’s powerful to see your peers successfully taking on similar challenges and overcoming them. If you were in the ODAT kickoff meeting, there’s a good chance you were feeling energized simply by the people gathering around this common concept.

Consistent with promoting a sense of community, take a moment to review a few commitments from our ODAT participants. Most notably, check out the lifestyle-related commitments. A healthy and happy life extends beyond good fitness and nutrition habits. See for yourself how the ODAT participants are changing their habits “One Day at a Time.”

Fitness-Related Commitments:

Be active for 15 minutes after dinner every day

Walk 30 minutes daily

Complete at least 15 minutes of corrective exercise every day

Nutrition-Related Commitments:

Log meals daily on MyFitnessPal

Eat a meal or snack every 3 waking hours

Drink half my weight in ounces of water daily

No snacking after 9pm

Increase dinner vegetable portion by ½ cup and decrease entrée portion

Eat more slowly and not have seconds

Only consume snacks from my list of acceptable snacks

Establish a well-defined endpoint before every a meal

Lifestyle-Related Commitments:

Write a daily journal to my children

Give my spouse my undivided attention for 15 minutes, before 9pm

Spend 1 hour per day organizing something in my life

Spend at least 10 minutes per day in prayer or meditation

Review my personal mission statement each morning


Keep up the great work, and let’s end today with 100% success!