I am re-starting the 75Hard Challenge today and was hoping to get a few others to do this with.
75 Hard is a 75-day "mental toughness" program created by entrepreneur and podcaster Andy Frisella. The program consists of six rules that must be followed for the entire 75 days:
* Follow a diet. No cheat meals or alcohol allowed.
* Complete two 45-minute workouts per day. One of them must be outdoors.
* Drink1 gallon of water per day.
* Read 10 pages of inspirational non-fiction each day.
* Take a progress photo every day.(shirtless selfie for guys, tank-top or sports bra for gals). - These are not posted anywhere and only for you to track the physical changes throughout the challenges.
The goal of 75 Hard is to build mental toughness and discipline by pushing yourself to do things that are uncomfortable and challenging. The program is designed to be difficult, but it is also possible for anyone to complete it if they are willing to put in the work.
I did this last year (I missed a progress photo around day 55, so I can't say I completed it). I felt great. Here are some things that I experienced:
* Lost 15 pounds
* Read 7-8 books (I read a chapter a day)
* Noticeable physical changes with the weight loss
* Significant reduction in work related anxiety
* Quit my Sunday beers to tone down my anxiety around going back to work on Monday.
* Better sleep
* Increased discipline in many areas of my life
* Overall feeling great
This is scalable to your physical fitness level. You don't need to do 2 crossfit workouts daily. You can walk twice a day, or whatever is doable for you to start, I guarantee by the end you'll have increased your ability.
You don't need to start today, but don't wait too long and talk yourself out of it.
We can check in on this thread and encourage each other.
You can google 75Hard and get more info, but the above is all you really need.