Today is the first day after my #100DaysofHealth challenge. So let’s look back on how I did. To review the plan:
- Daily Yoga
- Run 3 times a week
- Lift 3 times a week
- Keep Going.
So let’s break down each part of the challenge.Daily Yoga: If I were grading myself, I probably would have gotten a D in this category. Started out great, then fell off the wagon around day 29. Since Day 57 I’ve been pretty consistent with doing yoga on the mornings I haven’t gotten up to run. Could have done better but I was able to find something that worked for me.
Run 3 times a week: Except for a stretch in the middle. I stuck with this pretty well. It’s even to the point where if I skip a run day I can tell and I miss it. Grade? Solid B.
Life 3 times a week: The first two weeks were great. And… then I pretty much only touched the weights on occasion. For some reason this was so easy for me to run out of time to fit this in, even though this was the one activity I could do while doing something else, like watching tv. Grade: Fail.
Keep Going: I got into a slump in the middle due to travel and folks visiting, but I got myself back on track. I did not give up. Grade: A.
Overall I feel like it was a successful challenge. I wanted motivation to find ways to work exercise into my schedule and found a way to make it seem normal. I feel like I have more energy, can make it up and down the stairs several times without running out of breathe, and have even noticed some positive changes in my body. While the scale says that I’ve gained weight, I’ve felt my clothes fit better and a friend even commented that I look more tones. Which was fantastic to hear since that was much more my focus than weight loss.
So, what now? Well I’m finishing up the Road to Hogwarts virtual race and raising funds to expand education access for girls across the world. There are only a few more days and I’ll probably reach the finish line this weekend! Beyond that I’m going to stick with running 3 times a week with yoga on the non-running days. Here’s to the next 100!