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Day 4: Resisting those gameday snacks

It’s time to stop breaking the promises you make to yourself to eat right, exercise and develop healthier habits. For the next three months, from 05 September 2011 to 05 December 2011, MISSION: INCREDIBLE focuses on getting healthier one day at a time. There is only one rule: do a little more today than you did yesterday to keep your promise of taking better physical care of yourself. Follow that one rule - EVERYDAY - and the changes you see in three months will be incredible.

We’re all at very different exercise levels and we all have different weight goals, but it’s always nice to know you’ve got company on the journey. We’ll focus on three goals as part of our daily check-in: G1 - diet (the good, the bad and the ugly); G2 - exercise (your physical exercise for that day); and, G3 - healthy habits (things we adopt or learn along the way that help). Join us and leave your comments below!

Day 4

Wow! How about those Saints?! It’s weird; we lost, yet, I feel like it was a great game! Packers, I give you all the credit in the world, but you and I both know you had to change your Hanes after that Saints’ near miracle at the end! Anyhoo, here’s my check-in:

G1: I resisted the usual game day foods and got in lots of fruit and salad today. I did, however, have six dry-rub hot wings - and they were totally worth it!

G2: Got four miles in this morning since I knew I wouldn’t have time to go back out before the game. I’m already getting bored with just walking, so I plan to add in some upper body work next week. Aerobarre, a great ballet-boxing combination, is on my list.

A shrimp poboy and diet no-no from Parkway Bakery and Tavern, a popular game-day stop in New Orleans. (Nicole Moliere/Nicole Moliere)

Tomorrow we take a look at another game day temptation - alcohol - and how it can derail your healthy-living efforts.

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