100 Day Challenge Results
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, I began a 100 day challenge with the goal of reaching 2 million steps in physical activity during the challenge, which ended Thursday, December 15, 2016. I ran into a roadblock in mid-November, when I had surgery to remove an atypical lipoma from my right shoulder. However, I still achieved the goal by reaching 2,069,522 steps.
I normally walk about 10,000+ steps a day but most of the steps were the result of converting my martial arts and weight training workouts into steps. I walked 10,000 steps most days except for the two weeks around my surgery.
During the challenge, I taught thirteen 3-hour Taekwondo Classes, two 1-hour Taekwondo Classes, took part in a clinic and led two forms practices. Due to surgery, I missed two classes I normally would have taught. I received many extra steps due to teaching classes.
However, I probably gained most of my extra steps through weight training sessions followed by cardio performed 4 to 5 times a week. During the 100 day challenge, I completed 50 weight workouts even with the enforced two-week hiatus after surgery. During the two weeks off, I went to the gym and performed 8 cardio only sessions.
We are having another 100 day challenge in Spring 2017 but I’m still considering whether I want to do it again. I’m getting to a point where topping the last sessions results will only lead to over training. However, I may still participate to encourage my team members. We’ll see.
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