If you started the 100 Day Challenge at the start of September, we are halfway done! How does it feel? They call it a challenge for a reason. 21 days in and I was feeling good and motivated, 50 days in has become challenging but I am determined and not giving up. I am in it and I know so many of you joined me on this challenge.
My Challenge is to do one hour a day of combined Duolingo to practice my French and a workout. I have been dancing at a studio for years and doing their online classes since quarantine. I also have gotten back into yoga this year and really enjoy doing it on the Peloton app.
For practicing my French, I am slowly coming along and becoming more comfortable with my knowledge of French in so many different categories and learning new vocabulary. I am really happy this is a daily habit I have picked up. I have found new ways to incorporate my daily practice. Standing in line for bread at the market is a great way to get in a lesson or two. This also goes for the checkout line at Whole Foods. I have found that there are tiny chunks of my day that I will pop on Facebook or Instagram that bring me no added value and are just a waste of time.
I love that Duolingo continues to feed me the skills/vocabulary I am struggling with through repetition until I get it right and then they throw it at me again. If you have done Duolingo before, you know what I am talking about. I really hope I can continue my daily practice through next year and really have a much stronger comfort level when it comes to my French language skills when I am back in Paris.
My workouts have suffered a bit over the last 50 days. There are no excuses. I promise I have done something every single day, but I have taken a step back from my 9 am scheduled dance class and fit in yoga later in the day. Some days I will admit it will be 9 pm and I have yet to do a workout so I end up with a nighttime or restorative yoga class. It isn’t the most ideal, but I have gotten it done.
It is good to check in and own up to my challenges. Hopefully, I can find a routine that works better for my schedule and work in my practice/dance earlier in the day.
How are you doing with the challenge?