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Fancy a Challenge? How about #75Hard

To step out of our comfort zone I guess we all need to be challenged. My younger son Toby hasn't challenged me but he has inspired me. Let me share my story.
Fancy a Challenge? How about #75Hard
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Take Complete Control of Your Life in Just 75 Days with 75hard

On Christmas Eve 2022, my younger son Toby completed the #75hard program.  Last week he told me that he had inspired friends from Australia, South Africa, Turkey and London to do it with him. I've decided I need a fresh challenge and will join them.

We start tomorrow, June 1st.

Why #75hard?  It's Personal

Do you ever feel like you're just going through the motions, with no real direction or purpose in life? Are you tired of feeling stuck and watching others move ahead while you stay stagnant? If so, you're not alone. Many people experience these struggles and long for a way to regain control and transform their lives. In this blog post, we'll explore a program called 75 HARD, designed to help you develop mental toughness and discipline, ultimately empowering you to take complete control of your life.

On 26th June I will be 76 years old, so I am acutely aware of health and fitness issues. Most people my age begin to slow down and I've noticed lately that it's started to happen to me. Sporadic exercise. Up and down diet. Don't drink enough water and consume too much sugar. Dark Chocolate HobNobs are to blame.

I know habits are what get you to where you are. Good and bad habits. Overweight - bad eating and exercise habits. Low productivity - mindless TV and distraction have become a habit.

According to Toby, #75hard is as much to do with self-discipline and mindset as anything else. Everyone is different and you are not monitored by anyone. You simply hold yourself accountable. If you cheat you have to start again and if you cheat and don't start again, you have to live with it. No one wants to be a fraud.

The Vicious Cycle:

Life can easily become monotonous, with weekdays blurring together and weekends lacking meaning. You may find yourself simply passing the time, eagerly waiting for the next weekend to unwind and enjoy yourself. However, this cycle offers no real fulfilment, leaving you questioning why others seem to be making progress while you're stuck.

The Mental and Physical Struggle:

The doubts start to creep in, and your thoughts begin to beat you up, making you feel like you'll be trapped in this state forever. This mental struggle often leads to a physical struggle, where you neglect self-care and exercise. You may have tried various programs or challenges to regain control, only to find that they offer temporary solutions. With each failed attempt, your hope diminishes, leaving you feeling empty and drained.

The Turning Point:

Andy Frisella, an entrepreneur who has built multiple successful companies, recognised the common struggle many people face. He realised that existing programs often fail to address the root cause of these problems: a lack of mental toughness and discipline.

Determined to find a solution, he developed a program called 75 HARD to help individuals take control of their lives. If you want to hear it from the creator of #75hard, Andy Frisella, then listen to his podcast

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So, what is 75 HARD?

75 HARD is a unique program that goes beyond physical transformation and focuses on developing mental toughness and discipline. It challenges you to commit to making changes and following through on your goals, ultimately transforming your way of thinking and approaching tasks with unwavering dedication.

The Benefits of 75 HARD:

By embracing the 75 HARD program, you can experience profound changes in various aspects of your life:

1 Career: Make significant progress in your professional life and feel proud of your accomplishments.

2 Confidence: Cultivate unwavering confidence in yourself and your actions.

3 Time Management: Learn how to effectively manage your day, increase productivity, and eliminate time-wasting activities.

4 Relationships: Build meaningful and fulfilling relationships with the people who matter most in your life.

5 Ownership: Develop the ability to take ownership of projects and tasks, fostering independence and self-reliance.

6 Mindset Shift: Completely transform how you think and act, empowering yourself to overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

7 Self-Awareness: Practice honesty with yourself and gain a deep understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, ensuring you stay on track towards your goals.

8 Physical Transformation: Achieve the best physical shape of your life through the mental transformation facilitated by the program.

What do you have to do?

In the 75 HARD program, there are several key steps that you must complete every day for 75 consecutive days. These steps are designed to challenge and develop your mental toughness, discipline, and resilience. If you fail to complete any of the steps in the day, you have to start all over.

Here are the key steps of the program:

1 Follow a Strict Diet: Stick to a diet that aligns with your health and fitness goals. This may involve eliminating processed foods, sugar, and unhealthy snacks, and focusing on whole foods, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables.  You decide.

2 Drink a *Gallon of Water: For the entire program, you must consume a gallon of water each day, equivalent to 3.785 litres. Non-negotiable.

3 Exercise Twice a Day: Engage in two separate workouts each day, each lasting at least 45 minutes. The workouts should be of moderate to high intensity and can include any form of physical activity you prefer, such as weightlifting, running, swimming, or cycling. You decide.

4 Read 10 Pages of a Non-Fiction Book: Dedicate time to personal development and knowledge acquisition by reading at least 10 pages of a non-fiction book every day. Choose a book that inspires, educates, or helps you grow. Non-negotiable.

5 Take a Progress Picture: Document your physical transformation by taking a progress picture every day. This allows you to track your progress and see the changes in your body over the course of the program. Non-negotiable.

6 No Cheat Meals or Alcohol: Maintain strict discipline with your diet by abstaining from cheat meals or indulging in alcohol. Stay committed to your nutrition plan throughout the 75 days. Non-negotiable.

7 Maintain Consistency: It's crucial to complete all of these steps every single day for the full 75-day duration. Remember, missing even one step means starting over from day one, so consistency is key.

The purpose of these steps is to challenge your mental and physical limits, build discipline, and develop a resilient mindset. The program requires unwavering commitment and dedication.

By completing these steps daily, you'll be on your way to transforming your life and taking complete control.

Here goes. Want to join me? Let me know.