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And So It Begins..(ActiveAugust)

It is August First. The opening day of #active august (twitter search, my initial post on it). There are several others participating which makes it good for encouragement and accountability.

I am going to weigh in every Saturday and try and keep the daily progress notes on twitter. I have not done a SQL blog post in awhile and I don’t want to get too far off track and bore the folks looking for SQL information so tune in to #activeaugust on twitter to see the daily progress..

I will be following the original plan I noted with the addition of shooting for pushups and various core exercises (flutter kicks, planks, side planks, back exercises, etc) each day. First week will be Vacation Bible School and family day trips each afternoon/evening so it is going to be a little tougher to hit the pool. I will still try the walking and pushups/core workout each day. Going for at least 30 minutes (above and beyond whatever activity the days activity call for) of dedicated time. I am also going to try to make opportunity for adding extra wherever I can.

Starting Weight: 209Lbs (Down a bit from before the trip I just took to visit a client in Mexico and I thought I was eating way too much down there 😉 )

Shopping List for snacks and the week? Fruit, Veggies, Water, Joseph’s Lavash Flat Bread, raw materials to make meals (beans, kale/tomatoes/cukes/squash/zucchini from our garden, lentils, and some of the chicken we raised ourselves and beef we bought locally from the freezer.. though more veg/chicken than beef, I hope… Also going to try and work some salmon/tuna/etc into the diet.. I imagine my cholesterol is a bit high with the way my eating has gone for 2009)

Others Blogging about this (There were a couple other I forgot, add a comment and I’ll update the post):

@SQLChicken: Active August

@UncleBiguns: Active August Getting More Fit

@KbrianKelley: Active August: Are you onboard?

@AndyLeonard: Peer Pressure got to him

@SQLRockStar: His Initial Post

@ChuckBoyceJr: Video Update

Plenty more are tweeting about it..

Mike Walsh
Article by Mike Walsh
Mike loves mentoring clients on the right Systems or High Availability architectures because he enjoys those lightbulb moments and loves watching the right design and setup come together for a client. He started Straight Path in 2010 when he decided that after over a decade working with SQL Server in various roles, it was time to try and take his experience, passion, and knowledge to help clients of all shapes and sizes. Mike is a husband, father to four great children, and a Christian. He’s a volunteer Firefighter and EMT in his small town in New Hampshire, and when he isn’t playing with his family, solving SQL Server issues, or talking shop, it seems like he has plenty to do with his family running a small farm in NH raising Beef Cattle, Chickens, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Honeybees and who knows what other animals have been added!

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