If you follow my blog you know that I am doing a 100 day challenge where I do at least a ‘base’ workout. This consists of 10 reps of 10 different exercises. I first challenged myself to this undertaking in my 100 day challenge post. Since then I have recorded little things that I either felt, learned or thought of while doing the workout. I write these little records on a piece of paper and have now filled 3 pages. The first 2 have their own posts (1st post and 2nd post links).
This latest list starts on day 54, but since this is a new post the numbering starts at 1. Here is the latest list.
- Feeling pooped and icky is not an excuse. You can still reach for your goals. ( I was happy with this day, since there was a smiley face after it.)
- I’m so ready for bed, but I did my exercises so won’t be angry with myself tomorrow.
- Good day, good training and good fun. (It was a BJJ class day and I was smiling.)
- I feel like a warrior. A sneezing warrior, but still I’m a fighter now.
- I took the day off get stuff done and did everything and them some with a smile on my face. (It was another smiling BJJ class day.)
- I am becoming a better me at least with fitness. Life is a process.
- Only 40 more days until a new goal or challenge. I’m excited.
- I’m realizing the scale is not my friend. I am tougher than it tell me since I am not used to muscle.
- I didn’t think about working out I just did it. That’s what happens when goals become habit.
- You can learn anything, just try and ask questions. ( It was a BJJ class day. )
- New goals, new challenges and dreams combine beautifully.
- Pushing yourself when you think you can’t won’t only prove the negative thought bit also put a smile on your face.
- Always looking back may be a bad thing. Yet being reminded of how far you’ve come is good.
- Even if you don’t feel like you can do it doesn’t mean you can’t. You can do it.
- You really do control your attitude and mood so believe you can and be happy.
- It’s hard to do your daily goals when your routine is off; hard not impossible.
- Pushing yourself is always good. ( I went to my first BJJ tournament on this day.)
- No matter what you think you are awesome. (I went to the tournament again and decided I wanted to start working towards competing.)
- I may have shown up lat to class but I showed up. (I showed up half an hour late to class because of traffic and work. I still showed up though.)
- You life is yours so live you life and achieve your goals.
- Being positive and thinking positive changes everything.
- I’m pretty sure I can do anything I set my mind to and you can too.
- Since I danced and did kick boxing I did my workout a bit different but I did it.
- The challenge is paying off. I’m seeing physical, mental and endurance changes. (I went to class that day. I must have been able to do more than normal.)
- Always be honest with yourself and know what motivate you.
- Hobbies and goals should be fun work. If not why do them. (I went to class and it must have been a fun one, since I was thinking about fun work.)
- Woot! It’s tough but I keep going (This was on day 80).
- Support is great and needed to have. Be grateful for your support system
Bonus thought – Trying is winning because you are beating those who are not trying and your yesterday self.
A while back I gave myself a challenge and it was a few days, maybe a week or so before I actually accepted the challenge but I did. I mentioned in the post where I shared the challenge that I was going to be keeping a log about the journey this challenge would be. I wasn’t sure at the time how I was going to do it. I just knew that I wanted to be able to share real thoughts that I had through this process. This was to both share with people about my journey and goal achieving, but also to help me. I wanted to motivate myself to keep on doing this challenge.
I decided when I started to actually do the short work out that I would keep track on a piece of paper tapped to my bathroom mirror. I also tapped a page above that and with each tally mark I wrote one line. Some days I squeezed in as much as I could others I just wrote 3 large words. I want to share that log with you now.
- It does not matter when you start, just that you start.
- Starting is the hardest and scariest part of the journey but needed. (I also wrote see twitter for 2.2.15, which says, “One day I will be able to submit someone in a fight, today is not that day, but it was a learning day closer”)
- Change, goals, and dreams don’t happen overnight, work towards them day after day.
- Convincing yourself you’re worth the work is work but worth it.
- Little by little and step by step is what it takes to see massive changes.
- By pushing yourself to do something you don’t think you can do you may find out you can.
- Fighting for tomorrow mean giving up you’re today. Also there is 2 parts of you the cannot and the can learn how to make the can side win. (That was after a 2 am workout, because I stayed out late with my friends)
- If you know how you learn, you will learn more. (This was a class day.)
- Working for what you want will pay off if you are constant.
- You know you’ve found your thing when the pain is worth it. (This was followed by a side note of “yay, chokes. :-)”)
- Sometimes you just need to take way the options, make your step towards success mandatory.
- Starting is the worst, it’s hard and sucks, but shows you what you can do. Stick with it. You got this.
- I may be tired; I may not be clever, but I am doing what I set out to do.
- Your goals should be fun, educational and worth the pain. (This was another class day.)
- Making a goal a need makes it easier to do, even if it’s by force.
- Friends should make the goals easier. (This should be a class day note.)
- It’s getting easier.
- You know you’re doing something different and hard when you start to question seeming random choices in your life.
- I guess some days you just do and not learn.Doing is valuable too
- Some days you just have to make time. It’s worth it.
- Pushing yourself forward is just walking on a path or journey towards your goals. (This was a class day, also.)
- You can do anything as long as you work for it.
- People will notice your efforts. Keep on to show yourself your efforts. (This was a class day, I know because people are starting to see my efforts in class. I don’t yet see my improvements, though. I still feel like a newbie who knows nothing.)
- Strength is worked at not given.
- You can still work even if you are tired. It will be more of an accomplishment.
- Sometimes realizing it’s the last part of the day makes the rest worth it.
You can see some days I was stereotypical in my motivation, other days it was more aimed towards keeping track of my main thought. I hope you enjoyed it and let me know what you think.
Yes, I usually use this picture for my DreamWard Bound posts, but I felt it fits this post. I have a challenge that I challenged myself to and I accepted that challenge. This challenge is to create an exercise routine that I can do everyday for 100 days.
I got this idea from a friend at work who is doing a 100 day challenge for herself. She has her 15 minute routine that she does every day. She found this “century” challenge first from a sword fighting challenge she heard of or did. It was basically 100 strikes for 100 days. She took the idea and made it into a workout challenge.
I am now taking that idea and making it my own.
Now I usually am on the go, so I might not get to do this all at once. However, I need to make sure I do it all.
Here is my challenge.
- 10 Squats (and hold for 10 seconds after)
- 10 Russian Twists
- 10 push ups (hold in plank for 10 seconds after)
- 10 crunches
- 10 shrimp/ hip escapes (each side)
- 10 hip switches
- 10 shoulder rolls
- 20 bicycles
- 10 leg lifts
- 10 Cross-body mountain Climber (That may not be the name, but I know what it means)
If you want to know more information about these exercise, please let me know. I may still expand on the exercises, but that is the list so far.
The catch with this challenge is that I will do these exercises for 100 days and if I miss a day I will reset the day count. This means if I am at day 66 and miss a day I reset the day count, so the next day I will be at day 0 or 1 depending if I actually workout.
The only exception to the set back day count is my class days. I want to be able to focus all my energy on the training and class. Plus, I will be doing more than 10 sets of most of these exercise during class.
After the 100 days I will increase the exercise numbers and do another 100 days.
I will also be keeping or trying to keep a log of my challenge. I am not sure how I will do this, but will be keeping track some where, some how. Stay tuned for the log of the challenge.
Finally, let me know if you are taking this challenge too.