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A Journey of a Thousand Workouts...

Begins with a single drop of sweat!

Lao-tzu, the Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC) wrote in "The Way of Lao-tzu" that , "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Five years ago, on March 25th, I started my workout journey with P90X with a single drop of sweat. Sometime in the next 8 or 9 days, I will have completed 1,000 workouts in the SuperGym ranging from P90X to Insanity to Chalean to running and more recently, hiking with my 7 year old daughter Grace up in the mountains.

That's a lot of sweat, but what did I get for it? A fit and healthy body. I've maintained my ideal weight. The ability to do things that a lot of men half my age can't do today. I've become a positive role model and example to my children. I have made a career out of sharing the benefits of health and fitness. All from that single drop of sweat from doing Kenpo X on March 25th 2007 (yes, I just took a DVD out and started doing it. I didn't read the manual or follow the guide, but then I realized that there was a way better plan than mine!)

Can I Tell You A Secret?

If I tell you a secret then it won't be a secret anymore. But I have to. In last week's newsletter, "Fitness, Simplified" I asked for 5 people to join a Challenge Group so that we could all work together, support each other, keep each other accountable and reach our goals together.

I created the Facebook group "Challenge To Change 2012" (a "secret" group), people responded, and it has been wonderful meeting new people and sharing our fitness journey together. Yesterday, I asked the group if we could add new people and they overwhelmingly said yes.

So I am going to ask again and this time not put a limit on the size of the group. We share successes and failures, confidence and fears, tips, advice, resources, but most of all a common bond that we are going to succeed in reaching our goals by working together - no matter what.

I want you to join the Challenge To Change 2012 and the way to do that is to simply send me an email at You have to have a Facebook account to be in the group and that is the only requirement.

March is National Nutrition Month!

Splash some color on your plate! It's National Nutrition Month and the theme is "Eat Right with Color." This month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants you to make healthy choices by incorporating a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy into your meals every day. To learn more about how to better focus on nutrition to reach your goals, go to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics site by clicking here.

In Closing...

I guess that I could accurately say that I am a "gym rat" even though I never go to the gym to work out. I may go out the door to run or hike, but most of the time I don't have to go anywhere except to my home gym. I hope that all of you will join me for my 1000th workout in the SuperGym. I am sending all of you an invitation to sweat with me on that day!

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Rich Dafter
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