Transform Your Body and Mind with the 75 Hard Challenge!
Learn about the benefits of the 75 Hard Challenge and if it's worth a try.
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Is it even worth mentioning the all-too-predictable New Year's resolutions? It's like trying to guess which flavor of ice cream was the most popular this past summer: Vanilla, chocolate, and yup, you guessed it, strawberry!
According to Forbes Health the top New Year's resolutions are:
Improved fitness (48%)
Improved finances (38%)
Improved mental health (36%)
Lose weight (34%)
Improved diet (32%)
Tom and Alli are going to jump on the New Year’s resolution band wagon with our group of friends in Savannah starting in 2024. We are going to try doing the 75 Hard Challenge which is 75 days of:
1. Adhere to a nutrition plan tailored to your goals, abstaining from alcohol and refraining from cheat meals.
2. Engage in two 45-minute workout sessions daily, ensuring that one of them takes place outdoors.
3. Maintain a daily intake of one gallon of water.
4. Commit to reading 10 pages of an educational or self-improvement book every day.
5. Capture a progress picture each day to track your journey.
6. If you skip a day, you must start over!
This intense fitness challenge was popularized by entrepreneur and author Andy Frisella. Andy Frisella, CEO of 1st Phorm, a supplement and fitness company, created the 75 Hard Challenge to push people to their limits physically and mentally. Frisella designed the challenge to help participants develop discipline, mental toughness, and an unwavering commitment to self-improvement. The 75 Hard Challenge is also a TikTok trend of people posting their progress.
According to Healthline these are the traits that will be improved or gained if you do the the 75 Hard Challenge outside of improving your physical health:
Just from doing a Google image search of “before and after of the 75 Hard Challenge”, you can see below it has helped a lot of people that stick with it.
Want to learn more about the 75 Hard Challenge, here are the top links and interviews with experts:
This NBC article provides an overview of the Hard 75 challenge including its rules, goals, and potential benefits.
The Women’s Health article explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of the 75 Hard Challenge and provides insights from individuals who have completed it. It also highlights the importance of personalization and moderation in creating sustainable fitness routines.
Don’t want to try the 75 Hard Challenge, try The Soft 75. This is more of an intro to the Hard 75 with less pressure.
Below is a video of the creator of the 75 Hard Challenge Andy Frisella speaking about the 75 hard challenge video (heads up, he swears a lot):
While writing this week’s newsletter and preparing for the challenge, Tom asked Allison why we were trying the 75 Hard Challenge? One reason is to cut out the sugar and booze after the holidays. We think the main reason is to practice getting out of our comfort zone and to shake things up. The hardest part of the challenge for us will be doing two 45 minute workouts a day. Not all of the workouts have to be extreme. You can go walk for 45 minutes which is proven to keep your memory sharp. Having two kids, work, the kid’s extra-curricular activities (you get it), on top of the 75 Hard Challenge is going to be a challenge, we think we can do it.
Wish us luck on making it to 75 days. If you give it a try or have done it, send us a message and tell us about it. We would love the support and we would be happy to support you as well!
Until next week, Age and Prosper!