#100BRAVETHINGS Project #23
I did it friends, 100 workouts in 100 days! This has been the longest challenge on my 100 Brave Things Project so far but #23 was crushed last week and guess what? I’m still going strong and got in workout #111 today. You may be wondering why I took on this challenge, so here’s the scoop. I have been trying to get back to being a regular exerciser for seven years; seven freaking years. At the start of this year I decided that I would not allow another year pass by without crushing this goal. I was going to make this a habit.
I want to feel better, have more energy and make it through my days without feeling like I need a nap. I want to be a good role model for my friends and family. I want to be able to run with ease and not get winded bringing up my laundry from the basement. I don’t just want to survive, I want to thrive. I want to live; truly live and well I believe that extraordinary health is one of the keys to truly living. To having an extraordinary life so I committed to finally making this happen after yo-yo exercising for the last seven years.
On new years eve night I ran a 5km with a couple of my girlfriends. This was something that I had been putting on my goals list year after year for probably a decade and I finally did it. I wasn’t fast by any means but I didn’t it and it kicked my butt. Seriously I was sore by the time we drove home and well the ride was only 20 minutes. I had already been thinking about taking on the 100 days of movement challenge; after finishing that race though I knew I had to do it. I knew I needed it. I needed to make a change. I needed to feel better and guess what, I do feel better!
A lot of people have been asking how much weight I’ve lost and the truth is I’ve only lost six pounds. To be clear though this challenge wasn’t about weight loss it was about making exercise a regular part of my life. It was about moving my body without dread, without having an internal argument with myself trying to come up with reasons (excuses) as to why I couldn’t workout. Oh, my was I good at coming up with excuses. Those six pounds were a happy side effect but the real success is that I’ve fallen back in love with movement. I look forward to exercising. I get excited to try new workouts and challenging myself. I feel my energy coming back, I’m sleeping better and getting stronger not only physically but mentally to.
My only goal was to move my body for 30 minutes each day. Some days I’d do an hour some days even longer than that but I had to move each day for 30 minutes. Some days I went to the gym, some days I did workouts with my awesome health and wellness coach Maria from Strive Healthy and Fit, some days I went for walks and some days I’d dance in my living; the only goal was to move purposefully for 30 minutes.
100 days of Veggies, 5 cups of vegetables everyday for 100 days. Why? Nutrition is a huge struggle for me. I love food but I also want extraordinary health so I’m committing to taking my health to the next level with veggies!
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