Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 341: Downloaded An App

For the majority of 2012, I have had debilitating back pain that came out of the blue.  There were times when I couldn't even get up or walk, so sometimes work, random acts, and even picking up Isla were extremely difficult for me.  Thankfully, due to some epidural injections and physical therapy, my back is starting to round back into shape.  Speaking of shape, since I couldn't do anything active, my shape has gotten quite rotund.  I made a pledge on Day 71 that I would get into shape for my wife and my daughter, and now that I can physically do that, I need to start. 

My friend Ashley put up a Facebook status yesterday telling everyone that she knew to download the smartphone app Charity Miles.  Charity Miles tracks the distance that you walk, run or bike, and for each mile, money is donated by corporate sponsors to a charity that you select.  Not only do you get the benefit of living a health lifestyle, but you also help those in need by working out.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I downloaded an app and got to work on cutting some of this chub from my body.  The app is available on the iPhone and Android, so if you are going to work out, this is an easy way to help people by doing so.

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