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My #giveit100 Challenges

I was inspired by the girl below to take up my own #giveit100 day challenge with both push-ups and a running routine that focuses on intensity rather than distance.

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.


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