My 100 day challenge
I woke up a few days ago, not quite knowing what day it was and after discovering it was about 100 days to 31 December, I rather impulsively decided to set myself a 100 day fitness challenge. Working out isn’t new to me – up till July 2017, I had a pretty active lifestyle – loads of walking back and forth during the school run and my daily commute and working with a personal trainer 4 times a week. I was still overweight (albeit making a lot of progress), then we moved – my routine completely shifted and the gyms close to home were sub-standard, to say the least. I lost my mojo and gained about 2 stone despite walking for a couple of hours a day, 5 days a week. Embarrassingly, I then gained an additional stone this year after getting my driver’s license (which meant I didn’t have to walk anywhere really) and eating through lockdown. I have tried over the years to workout from home but wasn’t consistent or motivated (I honestly prefer the gym). However, life as we knew it changed, and my priority was to get my act together and focus on my health. Also, in these tough times, I didn’t want to spend money unnecessarily as I have sufficient space and equipment at home.
So, my challenge is very simple at present – to workout every day for 100 days. No excuses (unless of course, I am ill)! That’s it! I intend to eat healthier during this period with a cheat day on Fridays (to be clear it’s a cheat day not a cheat meal… because why not!). During this time I will not follow a diet (I want to eat the same food as the rest of my family) nor count calories. My hope is to lose around 10kgs by the end of the challenge which is 31 Dec. The challenge starts today. Eeeeeekkkk!! I’ll report back halfway through.