60 Months to Iron Man: Day 1/100

Let’s try this again #60M2IM

I’ve written before about how important 100 days is to me. More than once, experimenting with something for 100 days has changed my life. Even saved my life.

It picked me up off of my path to My 600 Pound Life (I’m not even kidding. I was nearly immobile.)

It helped me start writing again after a devastating career setback.

I actually started to keep track of a 100 Day Experiment here, in this publication, a few months ago. I followed through with the experiment, but not with recording it. To be honest, I didn’t think anyone was paying attention, so the daily writing didn’t seem important.

Then I came back to check on this publication and realized that I was wrong.

So, anyway. I woke up at the crack of dawn and went on a walk with my husband before he had to go to work. And for some reason, my brain turned to MATH and I figured out that July 15 — which is the two year anniversary of my weight loss surgery and the day when my 60 Months to Ironman focus shifts from only weight loss to three years of training — is just about exactly 100 days from today.

That’s perfect, right?

I made a couple of other decisions today.

#1 I’m not going to weigh myself again until July 15.

This is not about weight loss.

Even though my the first two years of 60M2IM was (actually still is) about me losing weight, this is NOT a weight loss program. It’s not about being skinny. It’s not about goal weights.

It’s about being an athlete.

#2 This isn’t going to be a daily log of what I’m eating or how much I’m exercising.

That’s where I went wrong last time I tried to do this.

No one, including me, wants to read a running tab of how many calories I’m eating or how many laps I went around the indoor track at my gym.

So, expect short posts that are more about mindset and athleticism and making big giant goals. If you want to follow along, make sure to follow this publication.

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Shaunta Grimes is a writer and teacher. She lives in Reno with her husband, three superstar kids, and a yellow rescue dog named Maybelline Scout. She’s on Twitter @shauntagrimes, is the author of Viral Nation and Rebel Nation, and is the original Ninja Writer.