The well i am challenge 100 healthy days has come to an end, but my journey on this road of healthiness, I hope, continues. There are things I learnt about myself that surprised even me. This challenge was an interesting one. When I started it, I was worried how I was going to do it, excited on knowing that I wasn’t doing it alone and apprehensive with my crazy life.
What an amazing journey it has been.
So here’s what I learnt:
- I am Strong
Never realised how strong I was till I set out on this challenge, and I don’t mean just in the physicality. I mean both. Physically, I have been pushing my body through things I never knew I could do, and mentally I am now driven to see how far I can take it.
- I Can Do It
No one and nothing can tell me no. Exercise was never for me, I always stopped as soon as it started paining, yet now I push myself. I am still not the best at getting fit, but I have pushed myself past the mental stop line I had. It’s a start. I still need the willpower though to eat the right things, but I am getting there.
- Support works
If it wasn’t for the well i am support structures, and people cheering you on, and my cousin insisting we shouldn’t stop, I guess I would have flunked out a whole lot earlier. Probably in the first 10 days of the challenge. Your own best cheerleader is yourself, but sometimes you just need one other person cheering you on.
- Life is always a challenge
Have you ever tried to eat healthy and train hard and then had to fast for a month, or fly around for work or randomly schedule a holiday overseas. Yah, life doesn’t get easier but it’s what you make of it. I definitely did not stop myself from eating, but through the challenge I got better at increasing the number of meals and eating in moderation. It worked, but life will always throw you a few curve balls – hit those suckers out of the park. 😉
So here’s to many more good healthy days, knowing I can do it.
I even like going to the gym these days, which is rare. I’ve reached a point, if I haven’t done something active in a few days, I feel sluggish and unhappy. This has definitely been a great lifestyle change.
Thanks to the team at Well i Am for the opportunity in participating in this challenge.
Disclaimer: I was part of their influencer programme.