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 21. Three weeks in, woo hoo! Also last day of vacation and weigh in day. Did 2hr walk at Unity Village Nature Trail and 25 laps swimming with Jane. Did my weigh in 331 pounds so down 14 pounds in three weeks, I do expect rate to slow down but was pleased with the results overall but really won’t celebrate until I’m under 300
100 Day workout challenge Day Double Deuce. Had a training session at work that cut in to my swim time, so I am going to do walk and weights (arms) tonight after work. Really enjoyed my four days off
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 23. Behold the power of persistence. I went to Prairie Village YMCA but the pool runneth over with Mr Alpha-male Mcsplashalots so I went to the Red Bridge YMCA instead and did my 25 laps even though i just barely had enough time to go home, change and grab a quick bite. On a personal note I think I’m going to use Red Bridge Y as my go to place on work days, it is closer and usually isn’t full, on my OT days i usually have more time to risk the PV YMCA.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 24. In the self help lingo there is a term H.A.L.T. (hungry, angry, lonely, tired) You aren’t supposed to talk a lot or make decisions during this time because you judgement is impaired. So let’s just say I am glad I worked out this morning (walked three miles at Unity Nature trail) I had very difficult day at work, and am fried. I can’t imagine breaking my 23 day streak, but it would be rough tonight if I still had to get some exercise in. I WILL PERSIST!!!!
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 25. Whoopee! I am a quarter of the way through. Having a much better day than Saturday. I didn’t break the fast even though I was stressed out. I think the fact that i knew that I was hungry almost completely due to seeking comfort and not real necessity. Swam for an hour with Jane at Red Bridge. Frank made fried calamari for robins birthday and I exceeded 2k calories (just barely) but the swimming kept me at a caloric deficit. I think I am going to start to post my calories with the exercise netted out from now on.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 26 calorie report 1274 total calories 714 calories burned from exercise net difference 560 total caloric deficit 1440. Walked for 90 minutes avg speed 2.5 mph may do weights and a brief 30min walk after work
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 27
I really pushed myself too far yesterday. I did the 1hr lap swim with Jane, but then after work i got on the treadmill. For most people that would be fine but for me the treadmill is kind of like a slot machine to a gambling addict. I kept pushing up the speed. I want to be able to jog like I used to, but I need to accept that my body is just not there yet, I have too much weight and too much that jiggles to be able to successfully move and faster than a heavy walk. But I got cocky and pushed myself. When I was finished , ( I did about an hour between 3.0 and 3.5mph) I developed a welt on my left thigh from my thighs rubbing up against each other and I was bleeding out of my my ass from my butt cheeks rubbing together ( told you there was a TMI bit). My brain is already hwp but my body still has a long way to go. The welt on my thigh is almost hard for me to reach and impossible for me to visually inspect due to how much fat is on it. I have a very long way to go I must learn patience. Jane has been a real doll, very supportive and helpful.She reminds me I need to love my body, even when it is heavy and not to try to punish it because of the weight. I’m trying
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 28. Two things, first let me say that i did one hour swimming laps and had 1538 calories and a total caloric deficit of 1000 calories once exercising was factored. Secondly I am having a serious H.A.L.T. moment. Not so much the hungry part but i do have some anxiety hunger. We were very short staffed tonight and we were just ambushed with calls and I have developed an annoying dry cough. I think it’s due to reflux as my chest doesn’t feel congested. It gets worse when I am stressed out. Plus it’s raining so i can’t do my normal walk around the village which usually helps relax me. Perhaps I should do the yoga for fatties?