In December 2019, I completed both the #100DaysOfCode and #100DaysOfFitness challenges on Twitter! As the names of these challenges suggest, the objectives were to code and do fitness activities everyday for 100 days. You can learn more about these challenges by checking out these links:
- #100DaysOfCode Official Website: https://www.100daysofcode.com/
- #100DaysOfX Official Website: https://www.100daysofx.com/ (The “X” in this challenge can be anything you want to get better at such as fitness, art or writing, just to name a few examples.)
Participating in these challenges were great experiences for me. I highly recommend giving them a try, especially if there’s an area in your life you’d like to improve.
Here are some of the positive things I got out of #100DaysOfCode:
- I set up my first blog.
- I put together my first portfolio.
- I got introduced to a static site generator called Jekyll.
- I learned to host a website using GitHub Pages.
- I was exposed to DNS management when I was trying to point my existing domain name to my GitHub Pages site.
- I made better use of my time by:
- I became eager to also take on #100DaysOfFitness.
- I discovered how wonderfully comfortable it was to jog in my new Brooks 11 Ghost running shoes.
- I slowly increased my jogging distance and was able to get up to 2.5 miles (prior to #100DaysOfFitness, I was doing only a moderate amount of walking and hadn’t jogged in years).
- I downloaded a pedometer app to my phone to not only track my jogging and walking, but to keep me motivated as well.
- I started training with martial arts weapons called kamas.
- I followed along with yoga routines on YouTube such as:
- After working out on an elliptical machine, I learned to get used to its feel and settings.
- I got to experiment with new things and, at times, even push myself outside my comfort zone.
- I wrote more and in various places:
- I felt supported on Twitter and I got to cheer on others who were doing the same challenges.
- I was determined to keep moving forward and finish what I started.
I can do additional rounds of #100DaysOfCode and #100DaysOfFitness, but, for now, I think I prefer to blog about my progress in both coding and fitness outside of the 100-day challenge construct. The 100-day challenges were the jump starts I needed though to help in my journey towards a better me