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 13 that seem to cover most of the curiosity of most followers. Sanne is the first to answer them.
1. What were your expectations from the 100 Day Warrior? And have they been met?
I expected a course that would provide me with improvement in areas that were a bit ‘forgotten’ in the last years and I wanted to explore the (suppressed) spiritual part of myself. And yes, my expectations have been met so far. 🙂
2. How does the 100 Day Warrior affect you? How long before you started experiencing results?
I feel calmer, more integrated and more balanced. I feel stronger and healthier. This process started surprisingly fast. The diet, the workouts and the meditation: it all has its effect almost immediately. Within one or two weeks my clarity and energy level started to improve. I loved the workouts from the very beginning!
3. What was your biggest misconception of the 100 Day Warrior?
I had great doubts about the program fitting my busy daily schedule. I thought it was impossible. But lo and behold: it does fit!
4. What impressed you most so far?
I am really impressed by the group dynamics. It is beautiful to watch other people grow and overcome personal obstacles and it feels nice to share experiences with each other. I am surprized about how fast time goes as the program unfolds. I am amazed about the degree of inner balancedness that I already achieved until now.
5. What was most challenging, scary or demanding?
Most challenging outside the course was time-management (planning my workouts and creating time for meditation). Most challenging as a new life skill is voicing and sharing my feelings with the group. Apart from that it was easier than expected, well perhaps with the exception of the first weeks without coffee and sweet stuff..
6. What is your biggest revelation until now?
That you become more alert when you integrate moments of stillness in your daily routine.
7. What do you think or hope the second part of the 100 Day Warrior will bring you?
More, bigger & better!
8. Which part of the 100 Day Warrior program would you rather have started 10 years ago?
I wish I had started both the physical training and the spiritual training 10 years ago. But in all honesty: I think that 10 years ago I wasn’t ready to let go of my ego. It is only now that I genuinely feel I am ready to work on that aspect of my life. 😉
9. How does the 100 Day Warrior serve you in daily life and work?
I have more peace and feel more in control of my life (by controlling less!)
10. Does the 100 Day Warrior have an impact on the way you relate to your life?
Yes, I notice that I am better equipped to deal with set-backs and disappointments, I am more patient and I don’t get aggravated so easily anymore. I feel calmer and more balanced.
11. What do you expect from the 100 Day Warrior in the long run?
It has become very clear that I have a responsibility towards my body and my inner being. I am responsible for maintenance, otherwise my ego will take over again and old patterns will come back. 🙂
12. What does the term ‘warrior’ mean to you?
It is an ongoing inner battle to not give power to habitual patterns that don’t serve me, both physically and mentally. My ‘warrior me’ is needed to keep coming back to health, clarity and growth.
13. What is your wish for the future?
That I will continue taking care of my body, heart and mind in the way I am doing now for the rest of my life (perhaps in a little less intense way) and that more like-minded people will be introduced to this powerful experience.
This is episode 69 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.