I think I’m addicted to the 75 Hard challenge. I’ve done it a few times and told myself I don’t have to do it this year, but here I am on 10 January 2022 and I can’t resist the urge to do 75 Hard again.
I’m so excited! I don’t necessarily have any expectations of what results I’ll get in terms of my body and my life, but I’m just excited about doing the required tasks every day and having them in my routine every day.
What are the 75 Hard Daily Tasks?
If you know, you know, but if you don’t know, the daily tasks of the 75 Hard challenge are:
Do 2×45-min workouts a day (1 has to be inside)
Follow a diet
Read 10 pages of a nonfiction book
No cheat meals or alcohol
Drink a gallon of water per day
Take a progress photo
The Best Way to Start the Year
I love changing myself and I want to make the best of the first three months of the year. By the end of March, I will be done with the 75 Hard challenge. I can’t think of a better way to start the year and set myself up for success.
My 75 Hard Strategy
So, what is my strategy for the 75 Hard challenge?
Diet: Follow The Lion Diet for the first 30 days and then start eating 50g of fruit per day (Yes, I’m starting with the carnivore diet)
Workouts: Focus on weightlifting, walking and stretching. Maybe I’ll throw in a Pilates session or two.
Books I’m reading: Lies My Doctor Told Me by Dr Ken Berry and The Carnivore Code by Paul Saladino
Why I Love 75 Hard
You might be wondering: “What’s so great about the 75 Hard challenge?” Here are some reasons I love 75 Hard:
It requires discipline and I want to become more disciplined. While any diet requires discipline, what makes 75 Hard more effective is that if you miss a day, you have to start over. With other diets and fitness challenges, if you miss a day, you just carry on the next day. Knowing you’ll have to start from day one if you eat a cookie on day 42 will make it easier to resist temptation.
It’s a mental toughness challenge, so it doesn’t just benefit you physically.
It forces me to read. Even though I always want to read books and intend to, for some reason, the only time I’ll actually read is when I do the 75 Hard challenge. Off the programme, I just struggle to get myself to do it.
I get a rush from ticking things off on a to-do list. I downloaded the 75 Hard app and you can easily tick off the tasks every day as you complete them. It helps you remember what you have and haven’t done. It will keep you accountable and call you out if you fail. I love it.
If you haven’t done the 75 Hard challenge yet, I think you should consider it. 75 Hard is life-changing. That’s why I’m doing it again.