I started a 100-day Workout Challenge last year and this is a record of my experience. I’ll post five days at a time Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until I am through it, then I will update where I am now and will start posting real-time weekly journals thereafter.
100 Day Workout challenge Day 11. FINALLY!! I actually got to swim today. I did 25 laps and still had enough energy to take Jane on a 2mi hike on the nature trail at unity village AND still breezed through my 4hr OT at work. Sometimes I think I’m crazy for starting IF, workouts, and 12hrs of OT work a week all at the same time. Okay, I’m DEFINITELY crazy for doing it, but the way I see it, is eventually I will be caught up again and can cut back on the OT, the IF and workouts I truly believe are lifestyle changes I want to be permanent,
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 12. First off let me say I swam 25 laps which took about 50 minutes. It should get faster in time. So I qualified for my workout today, but am feeling pretty crappy. It’s midnight, I just got off work and am due back here at 945am. Gonna be another long day.
I also found out that I actually heavier and have a wider waist circumference that Henry VIII and that guy was seriously FAT!! I’ve been walking around like this, I am so sorry. I must look hideous. You get so into your head you forget what you look like or how you are seen by others. All I can say now is I’m trying to make amends
100 Day WorkOut Challenge Day 13, Walked (or hiked) the Unity Village Nature trail today (2miles) and swam laps at the Y. The pool was occupied but two of the lanes were with two guys who weren’t swimming but just standing in the shallow end talking. Ugh. So I went to the deep in and just tread water for about 10 minutes then finally got a lane and swam for thirty minutes. I only got about 15 laps done, Would have done more but I was wanting to make sure I got home in time for a meal before work. I worked OT from 7pm-11pm. I have OT again tomorrow from 4pm to 11pm as well. I am still doing the IF, but really let myself go calorie wise today. I had about 1800 calories. ( i am also logging those but normally don’t report them here) Normally I shoot for about 1500. But I made banana wheat free pancakes with cashews today. They were more like a banana omelet than pancakes. I shall try this recipe again but next time won’t make so much. With the walking and swimming I still had a caloric deficit though, but less of one than normal.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 14. Woo Hoo, two weeks in. Usually when I was ‘Hangry’ I just accepted it as just a glob of hunger and anger that weren’t really separate entities. Now, when I experience the feeling I am trying to differentiate the two. This is primarily because I am not just wanting to eat if I am angry. Eating, (while seemingly relaxing) doesn’t actually resolve the core issue (i.e. what is making me angry) And since I am trying to detangle decades of emotional eating, the first step is to understand what is the impetus of my hunger. I am learning many times (not all) it is just an attempt to nurture my hurt through food. What I am doing is when I feel ‘hanger’ at the next convenient moment to try to walk or otherwise engage in some physical movement, if I still feel hungry after that, then I would consider actually breaking a fast. Most of the time the physical activity either eliminate or at the very least dissipates the hunger to the point it is manageable.
I did 25 laps at the pool in about 45 minutes. My calories were 1200 for the day. I am hoping to leave it at that for today, but am feeling a little weak right now, so we shall see.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 15. This is the most threatening day yet. Everything has gone wrong. Last night when I got home I broke the fast. Frank had chicken gizzards in the fridge I ate about 10 which was about 300 calories. ( I had only about 1200 for the day so it did wreck the total too much) Then this morning it was raining and thundering so the Y pool was shut down. I wasn’t about to go on a hike either. Then today they had chips and birthday cake in the break room. I had both about 600 calories total which put me over 2k for the day. I still haven’t worked out so I have to work out after work. I feel really really tired and worm out. Also, I figured out that in the 30 days of June (counting tomorrow) I will have worked 27 of the last 30 days and it has been almost two months since I have had two days off in a row. I was hoping to work through the 4th holiday weekend but have decided to take Sunday through Wednesday off (July 2-5) I need the money but I can’t afford to get sick either. plus, a lot of my feeling so fatigued could be due to burning out.