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.
Day 96 I’ve been using the “myfitnesspal” app for the last three months (I would definitely recommend it). The app tracks your caloric intake and exercise. One of the features is it tells you the % of fats, carbs and protein. The ratio they have is 50% carbs 30% fats and 20% protein. I went over the last six weeks and I’m averaging 40% carbs 35% fat and 25% protein. Is this good? I don’t mind the higher protein as I want to add muscle but the fat seems high. I read my menus and I eat nuts usually daily and maybe a couple teaspoons olive oil with eggs for breakfast
Day 97 My goals today (my birthday) include swimming a lap for every year (so about a mile and a half ) then maybe a nice hike. Perhaps a little karaoke in the evening oh and some pinball. That would be a great b day for me.
Well, I did it. I swam 54 laps one for each year. By lap I mean there and back so 108 single swims. It was over a mile and a half. Such fun. Each lap instead of counting 1,2,3, etc. I counted a year and while swimming on the lap I would try to recall what that year brought. The friends, the happy things, the not so happy things. If I lost someone I loved that year, I would think about them on the lap and tell them I loved them and I miss them. If someone was especially kind to me during that year I would thank them. I loved doing this. It was a beautiful present. Even if I am sore tomorrow.
Day 98 In my wildest dreams I never thought that I would not make my goal. I worked so hard for it and I was so excited about reaching it. I was certain that it would happen. Well, I am writing this 9 months after the goal has passed and sadly I have to say that I did not make the goal. It was the day after my birthday and I was in the living room getting ready to go to the gym and my housemate Jane was giving her cat a bath. The cat had fleas pretty bad and she was having trouble getting the cat stay still. She asked me to come in and help wash the cat, she would hold the cat and I would just pour water. Her cat and I didn’t get along even under normal circumstances, and as I poured the water on top of the cat the cat bit my thumb very hard on the knuckle of my thumb. My thumb swelled up I needed to go to the hospital. I had surgery and spent four days in the hospital and another week in recovery. All told, I spent three weeks in recovery I lost all my vacation time for the year and the bills from my hospital stay and the surgery entirely destroyed my savings for my vacation. So I was left without a vacation or the money to go on it. I entered very deep depression I quit exercising and it wasn’t until February when I started this blog that I really started to feel like I was getting better. I want to try this again. I’m scared I don’t know what’s going to happen but starting Friday I will post new posts and we’re going to try to do this again. I will reweigh myself I will see where I am at and what I will need to do. I’m afraid that I may have put on all the weight that I lost. I do want to give this another go but I do need your help. This is very tough and I don’t know if I can do this alone. You don’t have to do anything other than maybe just read this or but at least if I know that other people are reading this it gives me hope that I that I can do it and I like the accountability. Life is all about getting up and starting over. And so I begin (again)