100 Day Challenge #1 – Completed!

My goal is to do some form of exercise every day for 100 days. Some days it might only be a 10 minute walk with Stella, some days it might be a run or a hike or a yoga class, but no matter what, every day I want to get back in the habit of moving my body.

Well, my first attempt at Carlia’s 100 Day Challenge was…interesting. I was definitely better than I would have been without this challenge to inspire me and keep me accountable, but I wasn’t as good as I would have liked to be. Isn’t that always the way?

I was 47/50 for the 1st half of the challenge, and I was 40/50 for the 2nd half, so that gives me an 87% completion rate. Can I get a B+ for that, or at least an E for effort? 😉

I started the challenge on June 1st weighing 156# and wearing a size 12 pant. I finished the challenge on September 8th weighing 160# and wearing a size 12 pant. Um, oops. On a positive note, I’m thankful that I didn’t gain more after a summer of over indulging in 2nd portions and extra drinks, and I’m sure that moving my body (almost) daily helped with that.

Since I’ve gotten more into the habit of exercise and moving my body, I’d say my new challenge needs to be food related so that I can work on my habits on the other half of the puzzle. I’m working on finalizing what exactly I want that challenge to be, but I’m hoping to start it this coming Sunday, September 16th. That will put me at December 24, 2012 for a completion date – just in time for Christmas! It will also give me a week off before starting a 3rd challenge on January 1,  2013 that will most likely be related to my personal habits that are not food or exercise related – maybe something to do with reading. Lookin’ to the future folks!

If anyone wants to join in on another challenge, I believe that Carlia is going to continue to run a list for this. Also, my Mom, sisters and I used a joint google doc to track the progress on our goals this past challenge. Is anyone interested in doing something like that with me this time around?

Happy challenging!


  1. I’m so proud of you and jealous of your commitment! I really need to do something like that. I’m the heaviest I’ve been since college and I really can’t blame this on the baby since she turned 11 months yesterday. Oy.

    Go you!

  2. Nice work! You did great!!! I’m impressed even if you aren’t haha 🙂

  3. 99/100. I’ll send excerpts soon. I’ll be keeping mine up until April. 🙂

  4. Gahhh, I need to get off my arse and do something like this! Good for you! Completely random, but didn’t you say at one point you used a hands free pumping bra? If so, what brand?

    1. This one:

      I also have a super cheap one that I use at work, and I can’t remember the brand of it. I’ll check when I get home!

  5. Good for you! I would say a B+ is a win!!

  6. Sweeeet…thank you!!

  7. Yay!!! Way to go! You did really well and should be very proud. I on the other hand did pretty darn badly with my 100 day challenge so I won’t even write about it. I definitely cut down on computer use while Alidia was awake, partially because I said I would and partially because she is on the move so I can’t just sit still with my eyes on anything but her!! :/ I am definitely up for starting another 100 day challenge this week. I think mine should be food related too. I’ll be thinking about it. I took photos today for WWW and I had to delete them because I was so frustrated with the weight I put on my tummy over our vacation!! Anyway, great job. Can’t wait to hear about your next challenge idea.

  8. Good for you – 87% is great! I quit altogether early on because I was fooling myself.

    I should do this next challenge. I want to be healthier with this cycle. I need to stop disrespecting my body with bad food.

    Good on you and your family for holding each other accountable!

  9. I made a FB group to track my challenge with a few other friends, lmk if you’d like to join that. The more accountability the better in my book! Can I check out your google doc?

    and I think 87% is awesome! I also gave up on some of my initial goals (although I’m doing really well with my latest set 🙂

  10. Great job!! I think you deserve an A+ for effort!

    I’ve added this to my “101 in 1001” list. I just have to figure out what I want to challenge myself with! I really like the idea of getting myself moving 10 or 15 min every day. Or maybe I should do drinking more water since that is what I struggle with every week with WWW? Hmm…

  11. Nice work! I love reading about what everyone does about keeping healthy. Great inspiration!!!

  12. Dude, you did awesome! It’s not just about losing weight– you stayed active and built healthy habits! You mitigated any overindulgence AND you’re raising your daughter with a more active and healthy role model 🙂 All good things!

    I’m going back to the gym… tomorrow morning. EEP.

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