Eps 27: A Long But Good Day


Boy, I am so proud. Tonight I have been receiving results from the participants of the 100 Day Warrior. It is amazing how disciplined they are after only 3 weeks in the course. It seems like everybody dives into the practice like fish in water. It is completely different from teaching conventional mindfulness courses. Never before I had such motivated students. It is really a pleasure to work with them.


Also I am very happy with the trainers from Evolve. They carry a big responsibility because they are almost closer to my participants than me. They train their Warriors 3 times per week. I have 3 trainers and each of them takes care of 2 Warriors. Before the kick-off I tried my best to emphasize that the 100 Day Warrior program should not be perceived as a conventional personal training program. They would be working with people who exposed themselves to a process more intense and complete than most of us have ever done. I tried to get them in the right mind-set and get them focused. I wasn’t sure if I was getting through to them at the time but by now I can see them all acing it.


From the very beginning the program was intended as a project that would inspire everybody involved. And it is just great to see how everybody is riding a wave of positive energy. The trainers are very impressed with their Warriors, the Warriors are having a great time with their trainers.


Another thing that please me is that I think I am getting better at dieting. Hopefully I won’t be disappointed about next measurement but if I am noting down what I eat correctly I am hitting the macronutrients almost perfectly and I am never hungry. This basically means that I am eating exactly what my body needs, and I can assure you; it is more than a carrot per day. As a guy who has a little bit of an over-abundant appetite I always tend to overeat somewhat unsurprisingly leading to a bit too much bodyfat. The kneejerk reaction for someone like me is to regard a diet as ‘eating as little as possible’. But what happens is that you screw up your metabolism. You don’t want your engine to burn on a little flame, you want a good fire. This feels counter-intuitive to me but it seems that I am finally learning. The idea is that I am constantly fueling my body with high quality fuel. It feels lovely.


I apologize for not having anything profound to say. It has been a long but good day and it is almost midnight. Tomorrow another day. Sleep well and have a beautiful weekend!


This is episode 27 in a series of 100 blog posts that will be published daily during the 100 Day Warrior, a unique program around physical strength, inner wisdom and meaning. All posts are written by Atalwin Pilon, founder of Basic Goodness and creator of the 100 Day Warrior. For requests for motivational speaking, in-company workshops, online coaching and mindfulness training click here. If you would like to join our international community of brave and inspiring human beings or just follow this blog and receive updates, please click here or sign up on the right side of the page. Atalwin specializes in coaching smart and creative people, both groups and individuals. If you are interested in a free coaching session click here.

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