Complete. Accomplished. Finished. Done. Achieved
365 days of working out consecutively is complete! There were some more arduous days than others but nevertheless, I was consistent & followed the famous @workitout100 mantra of “Get Up & Move!”
I started out the “Workitout100” challenge in June 2014, finishing in October 2014. After that, I had all intentions of working out consistently, and I did – but not as consistently as I had before. I knew I loved the challenge, and the “Workitout100” community around me.
So what did I do? I knew I needed to go back to the accountability of keeping track of my workouts & socializing with others on Instagram. I restarted the challenge in December 2014, and once day 100 hit, I just decided to keep going. Before I knew it, I was here, 1 year later, still loving the “Workitout100” community & connecting with others. It really made me realize that a year flies by, you can do anything you put your mind to, and you can change your life. With Workitout100 in my life, I have been able to lose 30 pounds (I included a focus on better eating, as well), and I feel amazing. Of course, we are always a work in progress, so I am not stopping but I am better off now, than where I was before. Was every day easy? No. Were there days I didn’t want to workout? Yes. But I pushed through! I am grateful for a community full of encouragement.
Taking a look back at my daily check-ins on Instagram & Facebook, I was able to reflect on all the fun I had:
- Indy Mini Marathon (largest half marathon in the US)
- Rock Climbing
- Zumba for the first time
- Hot Yoga two-week session
- Treadmill (Running & Walking)
- Push-Up Challenges
- Beach Workout in Panama City Beach with friends
- Bootcamp @ Fitbody Bootcamp in Carmel
- Cross Fit for the first time
- Racquetball for the first time
- Run around Wrigleyville
- Bike Rides in the Rain
- 5K’s (Colts 5K, Drumstick Dash, Caribbean Christmas 5K)
- Weight Lifting
- Trail Running
- HIIT Training
- Plank Challenges
- Run on Chicago Lakefront
- Hiking at Turkey Run State Park
The biggest take away from this past year is making workouts fun, taking it one-day-at-a-time, & to be sure to plan ahead when you will be active each day. Yes, 365 days seems like a lot, but start with one day, and before you know it – you will be at your goal. The key is to START TODAY! Moving forward, I plan to continue my active lifestyle – I am thinking of restarting the challenge soon, as well as having a few friends join me. This upcoming year in 2016, I am also excited for more adventure – including obstacle course races! There’s so much to explore, so why not get out of your comfort zone?
Thank you & Cheers to 100!