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 41. Much better day today got a nice full nights sleep and still had time to swim with Jane ( Thank you overtime days, formerly known as ‘days off’). I took some pictures of me. They were kind of ‘before pictures’ except I’m 41 days in so they were more like ‘during pictures’. They were au natural except for a strategically placed scarf to cover the naughty bits. I am not going to post them now but will when I can get enough of a contrast going. It was the first time I ever really saw myself that way in a long time. The first photo I am smiling because I am joking with Jane, then I saw the picture and the rest of the photos the smile is gone and replaced by a more somber mien, It was the first time I realized the herculean task that awaits. I am glad I am 24 pounds down, I have about 140 more to go. I am going to find a way to make the task as fun as I can because it is much too serious to take seriously.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 42. No walk for me tonight after work, it’s a torrent out there. Glad I did my hour swimming earlier. Not a bad day, had overtime today but only 4 hrs. Had a nice chunk of time to hang out with Jane. I am currently keeping these posts private I may want to open it up eventually but I really still need to feel I have some momentum first. Perhaps after I go below 300.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 43. Horrible nights sleep. between the thunder and my cat Marley climbing on me. (In all fairness the noise probably scared her.) I may have gotten a couple hours sleep tops. Didn’t get to the pool and had a rough night at work. Did walk about an hour after work and it seemed to really put my head on straight. Exercise isn’t just to lose weight, it serves other purposes too. I am grateful to feel better and that I have good enough health to try to better myself physically.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 44. Slept in again today but I must admit, I felt rested when I got up. I miss swimming though. A bit of a catch 22, in order to get up in time to swim I have to be up early (for me) around 10. But I am so wired after work being in bed and asleep by two is a really tough climb. so after work, I will walk to make up for it, I am less wired when I get done but it’s between 1 and 2am by the time I’m done which means, I am still going to bed late which feeds on missing swimming the next day. If I had a perfect world, I could get 9ish hours of sleep, go swimming and then do work or better yet get up early work a normal daytime hour job, swim after work and be in bed before 11. Anythings possible, so maybe in the future.
100 Day workout Day 45 Again I overslept but after work, I walked. I walked hard. (well hard for me) I did over 5 miles in under two hours and Got a nasty blister on my foot to prove it. One thing I do to help bolster me is I watch people on youtube and read blogs of people who have lost a lot of weight. I listen to their dos and don’ts and what the journey was like for them. I, unfortunately, got the attention of all the advertising bots though and now I get ads like “lose 170 pounds in six months”. I do want to lose about 170 pounds but not in six months. I want to keep it off and that means I need to make changes in my lifestyle that are permanent and long-lasting. This means nothing if I lose all the weight only to regain it in a year or two.