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

3 weeks in

It is the 22nd of January, 3 weeks into the new year, I have nothing really exciting to report, it has been very slow and similar to my last years in ways I am not proud to admit.  This is my story though, and I almost manage to make it ok, you see, things are not right enough for me to know that I do need to do something but they are also not quite bad enough for me to know that that I have to do something or lose my self forever, and it just disappoints me that I am able to brush it off. Am I really that week!!!? Can I not stick with a program a decision for at least a month? or am I being too harsh on myself?

I told myself that I would get healthier, and to do this I would eat right and put in those exercise hours, and I have been good, the last two weeks were ok, this week I went on Monday and have not gone back. I also had fruit cake for breakfast yesterday and today. What the hell am I thinking!!! or am I being too harsh on myself.

I said I would write more this year and I had a plan for that too, I would set time aside and I would write 1000 words a month. I wrote 200 in week one and have not gone back, I even found a mentor and everything, and all she asked was 800 words, and I have nothing for her, and what did I do with my weekend instead of writing? I slept. I slept and slept and read cheesy M/M fiction, then ate pizza and chicken and slept some more. why do I do these things? like really?

Anyway, I will not be discouraged, I will go to the gym today and I will push for 1 hour to make up for yesterday.

I will do it too

Why this blog

January 2015, as with all years, I started this one, with ideas, things I wanted to see change, not just this year but from here on out.  I want to see change in my lifestyle and I believe it will come from doing those things that bring me joy. More Art, More books, Writing short stories, eating healthy, getting fit and laughing more. Continue reading Why this blog