What’s your 100 days challenge?

I’m sure you’ve all seen this viral video this month.  It’s been everywhere…umm…hence…viral!  Facebook, blogs, you name it.  If you haven’t seen it – please take the time – it’s inspirational to all who have seen it.

http://www.wimp.com/womangym/

This woman is Lakeisha ShurnLakeisha recorded a video diary every day for 100 days on her efforts to lose weight and boost her self-esteem. In return she not only accomplished her goals, she also inspired thousands of people to “love thyself”.

I decided to give and STICK to a goal of 10k steps a day for 100 days.  That was always a goal I had for myself since getting the Fitbit & it’s kind of worked but there were days where I would just toss in the towel and say “f-it”.  Lakeisha’s message about loving thyself really stuck with me.

When I saw the video I was home with Natie, who was home sick with the stomach bug.  I swear…there’s nothing worst than seeing your child sick & feeling so helpless.

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(I love how he looks like a little superhero soaring through the sky here….)

He wanted lots & lots of snuggle time and he got it! <3  In those moments when he was sleeping peacefully I decided to get off the couch & walk…in the house.  I actually paced from one end of the house to the other.  Now, my house isn’t big, so I did a lot of laps.  Something that would have bored me to death was actually quite fun thanks to being able to catch up on my Kindle list of books!

It ended up raining all weekend plus I wasn’t feeling good, but with pacing the house and reading my book…I ended up hitting my goal every day!  Something I really wouldn’t have done or committed to if it wasn’t for Lakeisha Shurn!

Here have been my Fitbit step stats since committing to “love thyself”!

  • January 9th – 10,939
  • January 10th – 11,452
  • January 11th – 11,319
  • January 12th – 12,937
  • January 13th – 15,479
  • January 14th – 11,438
  • January 15th – 12,710
  • January 16th – 10,662
  • January 17th – 11,969
  • January 18th – 13,487
  • January 19th – 11,079
  • January 20th – TBD!

It’s really pushed me to get off my butt & move!

I’m hoping after the 100 days I’m going to set a goal of 15k…or maybe even 20k!

Here’s my Fitbit…”Ruby”…  Yeah…I named my Fitbit…what’s it to you?  Smile with tongue out

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Have you seen Lakeisha Shurn’s video?  Did it inspire you to “love thyself”?  Did you make a 100 days challenge?

***and no…I’m not actually doing the Give it 100 project video.  I’m just keeping it real with myself…and you!

I created a page on my blog to track my progress…because I”m going to smash this challenge with myself!

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About Lori

I'm a 37 year old Mom to a wonderful little boy - who lights up my life. I'm happily married to boot! Currently working on getting my health, which includes my weight in order. I'm hoping this blog will be a tool in my journey.
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7 Responses to What’s your 100 days challenge?

  1. I have seen it, actually posted it to my FB page(!), but it brought me to tears and was such a good video! I haven’t made a 100 day challenge yet because I know me and even a 7 day challenge I will totally flake on. ::sigh:: I find the inspiration all over the place but then the moment fades. Just no the right time for me I guess. But dang girl, great step counts! I’m lucky if I can clear 3,500 in a day due to all the sitting at work and not working out lately because of my foot. So frustrating. But even when I did workout it’s still very hard to meet 10k unless I’m on a treadmill for an hour—bleck!

    • Lori says:

      My inspiration comes & goes. This one has been keeping me true to myself. I think her “love thyself” really resonated with me because of my poor self esteem since gaining weight.

  2. biz319 says:

    Yep, I’ve seen it and she is inspirational! Just shows that if you keep committed, and string enough good days in a row, changes will happen!

    I totally want a fit bit – I might get one with my gift card from one of my bosses – I was wondering last Saturday night when I was working my ass of how many steps I took – probably thousands!!

  3. So fantastic! Seriously great job on keeping moving while little man was home sick. Awesome 100 day challenge. Like we discussed during lunch time walk I am going to track for 100 days!!!

  4. I haven’t seen the video. Off to check it out now–thanks for sharing!

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