Originally posted 2015-10-03 05:00:32.
This past week was a shorter one, as the kick-off for the new #100days started on Wednesday. Still, I had a crazy busy week. A visit from a girlfriend who I hadn’t seen in exactly 5 months (minus a day), and another who was around almost daily during my “hibernation” in Halifax. I hadn’t seen her in over six months. Let’s just say, even though we’ve been keeping up with one another, both of them were happily surprised with what met them with a hug.
“It’s like you’re a newer, improved version of what someone THOUGHT you should be and you were like ‘yeah, no, that’s not it… I’ll show you!’ and you just … wow, Sera. WOW.”
*After squeals of delight and “OMG GIRL LOOKATCHU!!!” in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal* “I am so proud of you for doing this for yourself. It’s like your light finally shines, and I can tell you haven’t even finished with the brightness yet!”
There are people on this adventure with me this time. I’m not alone. I am still doing my videos to the gym for those that giggle and give the support and encouragement privately, but I have a new sense of accountability and almost a protective auntie air to me now, as I want to shield all my precious “DayLites” as I’ve fondly started to call us (’cause we’re doing our own #100days, but we are together and we’re doing it to get lighter and find the light within ourselves – yeah, I’m making you groan cause it’s basically a pun, but it makes me giggle and no one has screamed that it’s a silly name, so they’re stuck with it now. — Besides, Dayers sounds slightly anti-zombie-ish and yeah, that’s cool and everything, just not reaaaaaally the direction I am hoping for everyone. I clearly have put too much thought into this… as usual. Moving on…) from all the craziness and the negativity that we are all being bombarded with outside of the group. I want a place for everyone to feel trusting enough to share without judgments, to respect one another and appreciate what the shoes are like on a different DayLites trekker.
The sense of accountability is increased in that I also want to be a positive role model for these people. I want to do my best, to give them a visual “if she can do it, so can I!!” kind of marker, so they are focused on their challenges with determination, realistic healthy approaches, and with passion to see a new day dawn on a new way of looking and walking through their life.
I’ve added some cute little ‘assignments’ for those who want to participate in them (and it’s ALL by choice; no pressure, or resentment if the person doesn’t feel the desire to join a particular mini challenge or keep a journal or anything) and the response so far has been quite positive and fun.
I love how everyone’s focus is healthier life – even those (like my sweet hubs) who are in the group as “merely supportive” – I can happily say that even he has decided a few things could be altered in his personal life, and is as usual, incredible in the, “You can do it, dear!” mentality for me.
Not to sound too Vainpixie, but it is pretty nice to know he has a sense of pride for me as well, and I am delighted that he comments about how certain parts of me (physical, mental, and emotional) are starting to really show the hard work I’ve put into this.
I will admit, this has been a harder article to get prepared, as there are many things I’m not sure if I should go into yet, things I want to focus on, and things I’m edging toward telling folks. Not like I’m keeping secrets so much as just delaying when things are coming to light.
This first week was really good for me though. And I think I’m really prepared to give my all to the coming 14 weeks as well, so that I am body-mind-emotionally fit at the same time, heading into January 2016.
I’m keeping track of my steps/week this time around – as I need to maintain roughly 10,000/day in order to reach my 1,000,000 by the end of the #100days (and year).
Some days will be harder than others to get that high, like Sundays and Wednesdays, as they are my “rest days”, but hopefully the other 5 days out of the week will be enough to balance them out.
Well, before I reveal anything good, I need to first state that I NOW know how to read the scale properly, and thankfully it is going down… I just have to apologise to everyone for my silly counting ability and state that it wasn’t with any deception intended that I screwed up my count. I honestly believed I was at 280. But I realised that the method I was employing to count was incorrect, so I with that in mind, last week I was at the “38” – which would have been 288… and this week (Sept. 26) I had honestly lost 5lbs (the ticky marker was at 33 this week).
Some of the other stats went up 1/4-1/2 inch, and the ones around my arms and legs are new to this round of #100days, so I will wait until next week to share the changes there.
No monetary rewards this time around, though I did dye my hair a fun dark dark black brown shade, and Friday’s trip to Manhattan has been postponed due to “roommate moving” for my one girlfriend who is going to start being my lil’ walkabout buddy.
Have a great week everyone!!!