A 100 day challenge seems last daunting than a new year resolution. I don't know why but just renaming it a 100 day challenge seems something achievable than aiming to do it for a year.
Giveit100 Challenge 1 - 100 Days Of Push-ups
I found that the best time to do push-ups is before bedtime.
You are all ready for bed and your mind is quite relax. So why not do some push-ups before you sleep?
I started the push-ups routine on 2 Jan 2017 and I been doing it nightly for the past 10 days already. It began with 10 reps. On the 9th day, I was able to do 20.
Somehow the push-ups gradually encouraged me to do some sit-ups and leg raises before hitting the hay.
Guess when you completed the push-ups, your mind just tell you "Hey, why not some simple sit-ups and leg raises?" No harm adding another simple routine before bedtime as it will add just a few minutes to the total routine.
Giveit100 Challenge 2 - 100 Days Of Running
In 2016, I made a mistake of aim for distance rather than packing a faster run in less time. After awhile, long distance running to me became monotonous and time consuming. My record was a 10 km run. The run was about 90 mins plus but the time to get back made it a total of 3 hours.
Somehow, I lost interest and my weight and tummy came back in no time. I am one of those unfortunate many who can lose and gain weight very fast.
Now I have decided to do shorter but faster runs. I am currently looking to do 2km runs and gradually increasing it to 2.5km. At the same time, reducing the time taken to complete each round.
I have to admit I haven't been able to do it daily since 2nd January 2017, but I have been telling myself I need to complete 100 days. So it has been 5 days of running so far and I am feeling better than in 2016 already.
Giveit100 Challenge 3 - 100 Articles on Linkedin
I am also aiming to complete 100 articles on this social network and I do need to get my writing groove back.
Push-ups and running are for improving one physical health while writing articles help with the mental stimulation.
With this post, I should be at my fourth article for the year. So that means 96 to go. A countdown like this also makes the giveit100 challenge a gaming component to this mental exercise. One article written means the number goes down by one and it shows I am ever closer to zero.