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 46. So after my death march, I came home and got ready for bed. I had a glass of tea and a small salad. Even though I was feeling physically tired, I only slept for about an hour then I woke up feeling terrible. I felt sick, my skin felt clammy and I was nauseous. I tossed and turned in bed for an hour before I finally said to myself, “Okay body, guide me, what’s going on?” and then I just lay quietly for a few minutes, then I felt an answer. a voice said to me “you’re dehydrated, you need to drink some water, not tea or anything else just water.” Well, I did this and afterward, I pretty much went right back to sleep and slept fine the rest of the night. For years I have neglected my body. I ate what and when I wanted, I didn’t pay any attention to the portion size and ate until I didn’t feel like eating anymore, or until whatever was eating at me got numb. You honor your body when you listen to its needs. I’m sorry, body. You’ve been good to me, you have given me good health, mobility, and a way to experience the world. I’ve been a bad caretaker. I will get better I promise.
100 Day Workout Challenge Day 47. Jane and I had planned to go to the zoo before work but I couldn’t seem to get up. I did make it in time to go swim laps though. I do want to talk about something I painfully discovered the hard way. So I am at work and my stomach was really bothering me. Some had a big bag of peppermints on the share table. I thought they were sugar-free and grabbed a handful to suck on. (not at once, one at a time) Well, I later discovered they were not only NOT sugar-free they were 20 calories a pop. I had come in right on target (1500 calories) so now I just added 200 plus calories to my diet. Hidden calories will kill your diet!! I am not going to beat myself up too much because I swam and am still in deficit, but that put me over and what’s actually more important is that 200 calories could have been a whole salad or a potato with butter. It’s this unmindful eating that got me here. I have to be more careful.
Hello and welcome to day 48 of the workout Challenge. We are into a new month the third month technically. I started on June 14th. Today is an overtime day (formerly known as a day off) Someday I will have another one of those days off thingys I kind of remember liking them. Well, I didn’t have to be at work until 8pm so I had most of the day free. I was a bit of a slug although I finally got motivated to swim laps only ended up doing 45 minutes. I wanted to make sure I had time to get home change and have a meal before I got home. I have been thinking about how I got to the point where I needed to lose about 160 pounds. Yes, the hyperthyroid was a huge part, but it also was a thousand missed opportunities where I chose to not focus on portion size or was too tired to exercise. The more weight I put on the worse my self-esteem became. I’ve always been somewhat insecure, to begin with. I feel confident in several areas. I know I’m fairly smart, have traveled a lot, and am very well read. Quite often though I feel like everyone sees my appearance critically. The more my weight began to pile on, the more I felt people were noticing and judging.
Here’s the thing, I’m not sure how true that is anymore. I’ve lost almost 30 pounds so far and not one person outside of my home has even noticed. perhaps the difference is too subtle. (I dare them not to notice once I drop 160 pounds) Or just maybe everyone is too busy wrapped up in their own lives and their drama to notice mine. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that in a bad way, but maybe all this time I thought people were noticing and judging me often times they weren’t. Maybe all they really noticed that I was insecure about something and my discomfort made them uncomfortable. Food for thought. The upside is maybe if I can learn to be comfortable in my skin and my size, it will rub off on how people see me.
100 day work out challenge Day 49 aka weigh in day. First off basics swam 50 minutes calories approx 1600. weight 218lbs. Down 6 from last weigh in. The net amount is going down (which is normal) first time 11lbs, then 7lbs now 6. But I figure I’ll level off at about 4-5lbs every two weeks. It’s all good, I am not trying to burn this off two quick. Learning health affirming habits is more important But losing weight is the goal.
100 Day workout challenge Humpday edition. No, it’s not Wednesday but it is still humpday. I am at the halfway point. I’ve learned that doing this challenge is a great way to make time stand still. It seems like a lot more than just 50 days. I am very grateful to be losing weight. So far the hypothyroid hasn’t been too much of an obstacle. 27 pounds down so far. Very glad to be breathing distance from 350 again. 300 I’m coming for you. the same story as yesterday swam for 1hr and calories approx 1600. Really want to write more but just got off work and I am exhausted.