The 100 Days Challenge

written on 16th September 2017, 

I like challenges but I am so good at giving up within the first few weeks. On the other hand however, when I do start something new without necessarily calling it a challenge, I find that that usually lasts longer.

Since mid May for example, I have been vegetarian and now I don’t even have to think about it. This was an easy decision. I had just taken a trip home where my parents were on a new raw vegan diet. Now, they are both in their 60s and I don’t think they made as many bad diet decision as I make. So for me to see them struggling with health complications where they are told that the answer is in eating right makes me want to take a close look at my own current life choices.

So I came home, and on my next meal, I actively chose a vegetarian option and now it’s been 3 months and I didn’t die.

There are now exactly 100 days to Christmas. So much can happen in that time and at the same time, if you are not intentional about it, that time can go by and you end up have wasted that time or unconsciously regressed.

So, I accept the Challenge. For the next 100 days, I will;

  • Not have any added sugar (in tea, coffee, juice. No chocolate, No biscuits)
  • Dedicate 10 minutes of French Class every single day. ( I missed day 1, so today I did 30 minutes of Pimsleur’s French 1, lesson 4) I will be using duolingo
  • Do 15 minutes of some sort of exercise. Every single day. The minimum being walking.

It might sound like a low target but I have faltered on these for so long, I’d rather start small and work my way up.

Achieving this, will be my gift to myself at Christmas and it will be part of my process in improving discipline, being more conscious about my life decisions and aware that I do not have forever.

It’s 9:45am and I’m thinking about that Tofu that is waiting in the fridge. I should probably learn how to make my own meals. Might cut my monthly expenses in half.

– PK

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I am an artist, a reader and a recovering recluse. Things that interest me: comics, books, portraits, batman, fitness, food, introversion, illustrations, travel and good music. In April 2018, I will be moving to Canada.. more on that later.

2 thoughts on “The 100 Days Challenge”

  1. What an easy transition to being vegetarian! I am impressed by your parents’ big change, too (I eat lots of raw and vegan foods but wouldn’t want them to be my entire diet). Unfortunately I have a big sugar habit but I like to think I balance it out with healthy foods. I am sure you’ll do fine with your challenge!

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    1. Thank you Dar. Going vegetarian was easy because up to that point, the only non vegetarian foods that were in my diet were fish and chicken and even that not too often. Taking it out was an easy choice. I am hoping to slowly transition to a more vegan diet over the next 6 months. 😀 Sugar habits can be hard to kick. I was surprised by how many of my dinners were just tea and Bourbon biscuits. I tried to balance it out with exercise but let’s see how I do without it for a while. They say it takes 21 days to form new habits. I hope that is true.


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