Back in January, I decided to do a 100 day challenge. I just completed 100 days of exercise and there were days I thought it would never end. Here are some thoughts about the last 100 days:
To those wondering why I did it… I don’t really know. I thought it would be a good idea at the time and then it turned into a way to count down days in this deployment. Once I got started, I became addicted to closing those stupid rings on my Apple watch! I have a competitive heart, even if I’m only competing against myself. What can I say?! My husband knows how to give gifts.
Did I enjoy it? Not every day. There were many days where I thought I was insane and wanted to quit. Then I started noticing others following along with me. I started getting messages from people asking what I was doing. It got to a point where I felt like if I quit I would be letting them down. Again…being a motivator is addicting. Not only was I making myself better, but I was inspiring other as well. It’s a great feeling.
Did I get results? YES! I’d love to show you some before and after photos but I’m working on a big surprise for my husband who is currently overseas. So photos will come after he has seen me! 😉 I have lost a significant amount of weight and I feel so much better than I did a year ago…even since Christmas.
Did I eat healthy the whole time? No. I was very strict the first 6 weeks because I was doing a ufit challenge with my gym. But after that I slacked off a little. I still did my best to pick the better choices, but this is real life and I have four kids. But I will say, if you eat well, you will see the best results. This is why my next challenge will be focusing on the food I am eating. By doing this, maybe I won’t need to almost kill myself exercising so much every day!
Am I going to do it again? Yes! But not until this summer. I will make sure to let everyone know so you can join in if you want.
Starting Monday I will be starting a food challenge. Our gym uses the zone diet and that has worked really well for me. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s basically clean eating and portion control. You can research it and do it with me, or just do your own healthy eating challenge. I’d love for you to join me for the next 60 days and see how much better you can make yourself feel! I will post photos where you can put your food choices in the comments on my Facebook page, Following the Boots. You might be more aware of what you are putting in your mouth if you have an accountability partner.