During the first episode of the 100 Day Warrior I asked a handful of people from the creative industry to send me questions that they would like to be answered by the participants of the 100 Day Warrior. Out of approximately 30 questions I selected 12 that seem to cover most of the curiosity of most followers. Huub is the first of the 100 Day warrior II to answer them.
1. What were your expectations from the 100 Day Warrior? And have they been met?
The way I saw it the 100 Day Warrior was an exercise in persistence and that spoke to me. I realized that persistence was the weakest link in realizing the wishes I had for myself in January: more peace of mind, living closer to myself, losing ten kilos of weight and growing super strong physically. So you could argue that I desired a complete reset of my patterns and lifestyle. And yes, these expectations have been met! I can safely say that it has been a complete turnaround, and it feels good!
2. How does the 100 Day Warrior affect you?
I really was able to break with a variety of old patterns and adopted a new lifestyle. Additionally I grew a lot stronger and more muscular and I have more endurance. I am in great shape and that feels wonderful.
3. How long before you started experiencing results?
The strength training has a big impact. Within a couple of weeks I discovered a very visible difference. A cool moment was when I noticed for the first time that my mirror reflection had become muscular, something that hasn’t been the case in the last 25 years. Breaking with old eating habits and adopting a healthier diet made a big difference too, especially not drinking coffee anymore. I could easily drink 10 cups of coffee per day. Without the caffeine I have found that I can go to bed earlier, I sleep deeper and I wake up fresher.
4. What was your biggest misconception of the 100 Day Warrior?
I don’t think I had a misconception of the program.
5. What impressed you most so far?
That the program actually worked: that I was able to break with patterns and adopt a new lifestyle.
6. What was most challenging, scary or demanding?
Breaking with the habit of drinking alcohol was pretty hard in the beginning but I got used to it quite fast. Getting the hang of the daily meditation routine turned out to be my biggest challenge but I these days it is is working pretty well for me.
7. What is your biggest revelation until now?
The impact that coffee has on body and mind. Never before did I quit drinking coffee and the difference is huge. Also quitting alcohol was revealing: now – shortly after finishing the program – I notice that even one or two glasses of alcohol have a negative impact on my body and energy level the next morning. That awareness makes it easier to decide to not drink alcohol at all. Lastly, also discovering the impact of carbs on my energy level after quitting sugar was very revealing: nowadays when I eat a big plate of paste, a pizza or an elaborate bread meal I crash and need to lie down for a while.
8. Which part of the 100 Day Warrior program would you rather have started 10 years ago?
The mindful and peaceful morning ritual with daily meditation. Rising earlier.
9. How does the 100 Day Warrior serve you in daily life and work?
The inner peace combined with the physical freshness and readiness really works for me.
10. Does the 100 Day Warrior have an impact on the way you relate to your life?
Yes. Like I just said: the inner peace combined with the physical freshness and readiness really works for me.
11. What do you expect from the 100 Day Warrior in the long run?
I expect to keep digging, exploring and evolving in my newly found lifestyle with more sustainable and wholesome patterns and I expect to keep learning and benefit from my development.
12. What does the term ‘warrior’ mean to you?
A Warrior is unwavering, clear, calm and here to serve. A commitment to reveal your inner Warrior is a commitment to become the best version of yourself.
13. What is your wish for the future?
To continue on this path and by doing that create more magic in my life and in the live of others. To create more and deeper connections with others and by doing so living a beautiful life!
Huub van Zwieten (47) is a successful entrepreneur, a published author and a charismatic speaker. His mission is to spread the ‘art of working’. He is the founder of TalentFirst, a company that helps professionals design their dream jobs. You can join his online community here.