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Day 28: Swap a Healthy Snack for an Unhealthy One #30DaysofGOOD

For October's challenge, we're asking you to get healthy, from your feet to your teeth to your brain.

Welcome to The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD). Each month, we challenge our community members to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. The challenge for October? To get healthy. In an effort to help us all rise to the occasion, we're going to assign one small task every day. Each morning, we will post the challenge on and Twitter, along with a testimonial from someone on the GOOD team who's already completed it. We invite you to complete all 30 mini-challenges with us! Today, we challenge you to:

Swap a healthy snack for an unhealthy one.

Every day I run out for coffee is a day I could eat a chocolate chip cookie. Our neighborhood coffee shop has righteous cookies. They are slightly chilled, like a fine wine, and they dance circles in my dreams at night. To put it simply, buying a cookie means buying happiness for the day.

Today I will turn down that joy. I will accept the challenge to replace an unhealthy snack with a healthy one. I will take this challenge like it's my job, but I will do it happily. In place of the giant cookie from Stir Crazy coffee I will eat apple slices from my boring, crusty, lame lunch from home.

This simple action of replacing a cookie with apples is good for me. I have a history of eating terribly that I have been trying to curb recently. It makes me happy to know that I will spend my day on the right path. And hopefully tomorrow they will be sold out of giant cookies by the time I make my afternoon coffee run. Life would be much easier if this temptation was simply removed from the equation.

-Brian Spina


Ready, set, go! Good luck completing today's challenge. Share your experience on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook by using the hashtag #30DaysofGOOD, or let us know how it went in the comments section below.

Tomorrow's challenge: Eat your veggies.

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