I hate vegetables. I really do.
I’m a meat and potatoes guy all the way and if veggies weren’t so damn healthy, I’d probably never eat another one. But they are good for us; so good in fact that they need to be a part of every guy’s diet, regardless of your fitness goals.
I’m not here to tell you all the wondrous benefits of broccoli, kale, and spinach, that’s been covered more times than Bruce Jenner’s transition to a woman.
What I am going to do is invite you to join the #FitDadNation in a 66 day challenge, that involves veggies; lots of them.
I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and in it he proposes that a new habit takes an average of 66 days to form. I believe him.
I also happen to know that many of you are not eating nearly enough vegetables (or any) and if you want to be healthy and fit, you need to start eating them now (and so do I).
So I’m going to make it fun for us to eat them..
So here are the rules:
1.You will eat at least one serving of vegetables every day for 66 days straight. Corn does not count! (and don’t eat carrots every day either, that’s weak)..
2. The contest will begin on Monday 8/24. I’m waiting a few days so as to spread the word as much as possible. More people=more fun!
3. You will document it with either a photo of your vegetable of choice or by leaving a message on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #66VeggieDays. For example, you could just tweet out “Asparagus #66veggiedays” and that would count.
4. If you manage to complete all 66 days without missing a single one, you not only will have one of the best habits you could ever hope for, but I will bestow upon you a reward that I know you’ll enjoy..
5. Don’t cheat! Only post when you actually eat your veggies!
That’s really it. The contest will end on October 29th and as much as I am not looking forward to this, I know it will help all who participate.
I encourage you all to share tips and recipes or anything that makes eating these things more enjoyable or palatable!