I spend a lot of my time looking forward and trying to stay present. I try not to look back an awful lot, except when I am trying to use whatever to move forward. You can’t change your narrative forward by latching on to the things of the past. However, it’s good to see how far you have come. For me, this 100 days has been an interesting journey. Things have happened mentally that have begun to awaken me a bit to other perspectives, and although I can’t attribute it all to the 100 Days Healthier Me, I know that part of it is the constant looking at my life has helped me in the right direction.
Back when I started this 96 days ago, I evaluated what I wanted to change. It’s now almost the beginning of March and I have changed quite a bit. But, did I actually do the things that I set out to do?
I said: I will have my credit cards completely paid off.
Did I?: Yes. I actually got all my credit cards paid off. I have been using one of them from time to time, but paying them off almost immediately. I sort of cheated by using my tax return to pay off the majority of it. Nonetheless, I made a responsible decision and got my credit card paid off. It was a weight off my chest, and made me feel brilliant. The fact that I’m keeping up on it makes me feel even better about myself financially. This is definitely a new narrative.
I said: I will still be going to the gym.
Did I?: Yes. I have been going to the gym at least three times a week since the beginning of January. Most of December was kind of a bust, but I can definitely feel the change in my body. I just need to keep working on my nutrition. (A failure that you will see below). That’s the next major step as long as I can keep with this. New Orleans will be a little hurdle considering I am going to be eating a lot of unhealthy things and drinking. Nonetheless, I will get through it, I’ll come back, and I’ll find myself back on track.
I said: I will have posted over two-hundred blog posts.
Did I?: Yes. This was an easy one considering I post about two posts a day. This has been a consistent thing through the 100 days. I think I actually missed two days, but posted double on the next days. It was a bit of a trial, but I got it done.
I said: I will cook dinner once a week.
Did I?: No. I hardly ever eat at home. It was one of the things I was talking about at work the other day. I never actually seem to be at home long enough to cook food. Especially the last few weeks, when I’m working six days a week. I eat out too often and spend way too much money. I need to at the very least buy a coffee pot so I can get some work done at home.
I said: I will be more organized with event planning at the bar.
Did I?: I would say no. I am only really doing two events right now. I am doing a lesbian event, and I am doing an event with a bookstore. I just need to make sure that I am on top of them. I am not an event planner, nor do I really want to be. I am, however, passionate about these two places and want to keep them going in some form. I’ll work at it and see where it goes.
I also have two larger accomplishments that I want to bring up. They weren’t necessarily in the cards for the blog, but I did them over the last 100 days. I finished my novel, which took a lot to do. It’s done now and I have begun editing it. I also got a trip to New Orleans planned and ready to leave a few days after I finish these 100 days.
It’s been a good 100 days. The next 100 will be just as excited, even if I’m not hyper managing everything like this. Thanks for the support, and thank Charmaine Houck for setting this up. Few more days to go!
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