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PHASE ONE, PHASE ONE, PHASE ONE!!!

I have been waiting for someone to start in with phase one for a while.

@KnightByDay thanks for sharing - good to have that insight as to what can happen when you are done. Don't worry too much - just get back into some kind of system again.
 

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PHASE ONE, PHASE ONE, PHASE ONE!!!

I have been waiting for someone to start in with phase one for a while.

@KnightByDay thanks for sharing - good to have that insight as to what can happen when you are done. Don't worry too much - just get back into some kind of system again.
Maybe I will do that. Problem is it's September in Florida, so my shower only gets pleasantly cool, that wouldn't even be a challenge to sit in for 5 minutes haha.
 

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Maybe I will do that. Problem is it's September in Florida, so my shower only gets pleasantly cool, that wouldn't even be a challenge to sit in for 5 minutes haha.
Have you seen the people on the Wim Hof Facebook group that buy a chest freezer and fill it with water? That's always an option lol. I just saw a small chest freezer at costco for $150.

I had this issue in Vietnam. The cold water only got down to luke warm. That was when my streak of cold showers ended. Hell, I'm back in the Northwest now... the ground water is like 35 degrees. Phase 1 here we come..... uhhllll
 

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Hello all!

New to the forum (but I've read MJ's books) and funny enough I plan on starting #75hard this Monday after my weekend in Boston, so I wanted to join in on the fun!

I'm excited to give this a go, my friend challenged me to join him (also a part of this forum, so I'll tell him about this thread) and it couldn't have come at a better time for me. I've slacked in multiple areas that I used to be WAY more disciplined with. Diet, exercise, self-teaching, etc.

So this is the kick in the a$$ I need to get back into gear.

My 75 days will end just shy of Thanksgiving, but I plan on grinding until then so I can have a cheat meal of epic proportions.

Looking forward to this journey that we are all crazy enough to partake in!
 

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I'm back again. Going to take on 75 hard again after listening to the most recent podcast. I went completely 180 and my diet and discipline have been utter shit this past month. It really is true that not finishing this puts you in a tailspin in the opposite direction.

Diet this time is going to be gluten free and no junk food, processed food or artificial sugar. I am getting back into lifting so I need the carbs to stimulate muscle growth.

I am also quitting chewing tobacco starting tomorrow, my ultimate vice. This is going to make it tough but it's a health decision that I won't regret. If I chew I start over.

Glad to see others still on the grind!
 

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Love the thread. Planning on starting in a week and a half.

Does anyone know officially if participating in sports count as an outdoor workout? I can't seem to find an official answer.
 

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Love the thread. Planning on starting in a week and a half.

Does anyone know officially if participating in sports count as an outdoor workout? I can't seem to find an official answer.
Is it something you would normally do?
 

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Love the thread. Planning on starting in a week and a half.

Does anyone know officially if participating in sports count as an outdoor workout? I can't seem to find an official answer.
As long as the sport is outdoors and the exercise is 45 minutes long then yes it absolutely counts.
 

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As long as the sport is outdoors and the exercise is 45 minutes long then yes it absolutely counts.
This is why I do the challenge without asking questions.
 

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As long as the sport is outdoors and the exercise is 45 minutes long then yes it absolutely counts.
I'm not sure why it needs to be outside. I would consider a martial arts class or indoor basketball game a workout, wouldn't you? Andy calls out mowing the lawn as not a workout, but I haven't seen anything about sports. Part of this is being honest with yourself about whether YOU think it is a workout. For me, I went to a Martial Arts class first to see if it would be hard enough to count as a workout (it definitely is).
 

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I didn't have a plan on what habits I would keep up when I finished. I let the lazy part of me talk myself out of the habits I built up and fell back into old, bad habits.

Please consider carefully what you will do after the program. You can easily fall back into your old self.
@KnightByDay thanks for sharing I have the exact same sentiments. If you don't hold the line you'll be forced to retreat and chances are you'll get run the f*** over. Best to have some sort of game plan in mind for when you finish. Or go off the rails if you want, it's your life hell that's what I did for the last month. It was wonderful, drank loads of lovely pints, ate loads of breakfast rolls (google it). Basically spend my holiday living a life of sin.

Although I fed the urge of gluttony on a daily basis I didn't give into sloth. I don't know how the rest of you feel but binge watching Netflix? Um no thanks. Doing nothing just doesn't sound fun. Climbing a mountain however now you've got my attention. But not until after this ~2,000 calorie breakfast ;).

So have a plan for when you finish or you'll end up going back to your old bullshit. Obviously the logical thing to do would be to roll straight into Phase 1. Personally I would start Phase 1 right now but I have some other goals. I'm playing around with different fasting regimes, specially dry fasting which as the name suggests includes no water :eek:. I'll Keep you all posted to let you know if I die.

So i'm out.......for now. But will likely start Phase 1 in the next couple of weeks. Best of luck to all of you grinding it out.

P.S.

Take it from someone who completed it. Stop with the bloody apps, you don't need more technology in your life. You need a pen and a notebook. Write the s*** down first thing every morning, cross the s*** out last thing every night. By doing this you literally cannot forget to do any of your tasks as you have to sit down at the end of each day and review. As the Meerkat would say "Simples"

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I'm not sure why it needs to be outside. I would consider a martial arts class or indoor basketball game a workout, wouldn't you? Andy calls out mowing the lawn as not a workout, but I haven't seen anything about sports. Part of this is being honest with yourself about whether YOU think it is a workout. For me, I went to a Martial Arts class first to see if it would be hard enough to count as a workout (it definitely is).
It doesn't need to be outside to count as a workout. I meant as long as the sport is outdoors and 45 mins it would count as the outdoor workout.

The reason mowing the lawn doesn't count is because it's not a workout, it's a chore. Andy even stated that walking counts, but only if you deliberately set aside 45 mins to go for a walk with the intent of it being a workout. If you're walking to the train for example I wouldn't count that.

It's a mental challenge so it's about deliberate choice to perform the tasks required. Otherwise the purpose is defeated.
 

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Day 1 complete :cool:

Already feel a lot happier. Am I starting to..enjoy working hard??
 

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Planning to do this. Any apps you guys personally recommend for tracking the five habits? (Not a fan of pen-and-paper myself)
 
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You guys might like this...


I am running both this and the 75 challenge at the same time (starting tomorrow).
 

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Planning to do this. Any apps you guys personally recommend for tracking the five habits? (Not a fan of pen-and-paper myself)
I found pen and paper to be the most useful. It is easy, for me, to not check an app or ignore a notification. That being said, I use Trello to keep track of my tasks that do not relate to my daily habits as described by @LightHouse in this thread.

You guys might like this...


I am running both this and the 75 challenge at the same time (starting tomorrow).
Looks like a fun challenge. I don't see that it is applicable to my current goals and life situation (focus on health, moving to a new state in a few months) but it is something I would be interested to revisit next year.
 

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Terrific challenge!

I have seen few instances of people failing due to an oversight. Calendar blocking can be a game changer.

Make an appointment with yourself.
- schedule 15 min three times a day to check on your progress. No a To-Do. An appointment on your calendar. Heck! 10 min even is enough
- schedule your workout. No excuse. No one can book you then. It is an appointment.
- progress picture? You take it everyday at x hour. Blocked in your calendar

It is a great way to become more conscientious. Which is a huge indicator of success. Source Jordan Peterson ( @ChrisV has a great post on it)

This can be a great thing to add on the focus challenge @Fox for phase 2 / 3. Schedule your deep work time in advance AND respect it.

I will jump in on an hybrid 75hard / focus challenge. Huge part of it will be being on top of my calendar.
 
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Holy smokes I almost done f*cked up.

There I was tossing and turning in bed. 10pm on a Thursday. Just finished my reading and trying to get to sleep. It's been 10 minutes and I can't get comfortable.

That's when I remembered I didn't drink my last few sips of water!

I went out to the kitchen and found my 75 Hard notebook sitting by my water. I forgot to take the progress Pic too.

THANK GOD I REMEMBERED!

Would have been a real shame to mess up on day 65....

Sheesh
 

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Hello everyone,

Okay I’m jumping in again starting today. It’s 8pm local time I’ve completed all my tasks. Now I just have to avoid stuffing my fat face :rofl:.

I was going to do Phase 1 but I’m at an impasse when it comes to the cold shower. The water in my home is never really cold. And the showers at both of the gyms I go to are roasting. There’s no way to regulate the heat for them. My solution was to have ice baths, which I tried yesterday but even with 4 bags of ice it wasn’t really that cold.

So the plan is to do 75HARD again then go right into Phase 1. At which time it will be Winter so the water in my apartment will be nice and frosty.

The reason I’m doing this again is because I got a hold host of benefits from this programme the first time around. I believe in this programme, I know it works.

P.S.
If anyone is on the fence I invite you to join me. We can take turns keeping each other accountable. Meaning we can bully each other over the phone to keep ourselves on track.

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Well now I hafta start this again because hell if I’m going to the summit without finishing this freaking thing.. sheesh.
Do it (only if you want to of course). I'm on day 3 been fine so far. I added a couple of little things this time around to make it more difficult. Increased my workouts to > 1 hour instead of 45 mins and cut out a couple of crutches I used to use.

Although I haven't included it as part of the challenge, haven't drank coffee in two weeks and I don't miss it at all. I'll drink it again at some point but considering I've drank it almost everyday for over a decade it's good to get off it.

Where's everyone at right now? @Fox what day are you on? @GoodluckChuck I see your almost finished good job.
 

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Do it (only if you want to of course). I'm on day 3 been fine so far. I added a couple of little things this time around to make it more difficult. Increased my workouts to > 1 hour instead of 45 mins and cut out a couple of crutches I used to use.

Although I haven't included it as part of the challenge, haven't drank coffee in two weeks and I don't miss it at all. I'll drink it again at some point but considering I've drank it almost everyday for over a decade it's good to get off it.

Where's everyone at right now? @Fox what day are you on? @GoodluckChuck I see your almost finished good job.
Day 74 here!

I was thinking about making a Youtube video tomorrow and cracking a beer and publicly failing the challenge so I would be forced to start over. I don't think I have it in me to do that to myself though since I've been so deadset on finishing this thing.

I like the person the challenge has pushed me to be. I don't want to stop! I plan on continuing past day 75 with most things. I've learned tons of lessons. I'll be creating some content based around the lessons I've learned from 75 Hard.

Good on you for starting again even though you finished. Fox and I were chatting about it and he's right when he says that 75 Hard is just the baseline. There's a long ways to the top.
 

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Day 46 here.

It's been really difficult recently.

I feel annoyed, irritated, mad.
I have a crazy amount of dreams about accidentally drinking coke or alcohol.
I've lost the patience and want to give up.
I'm bored, it's uncomfortable, I've had enough.

It's no longer physically hard to do the workouts.
It's no longer mentally hard to stick to my diet.

I've made everything run like a clockwork now, but...
It's become torture.

I want it finished.
 

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Day 46 here.

It's been really difficult recently.

I feel annoyed, irritated, mad.
I have a crazy amount of dreams about accidentally drinking coke or alcohol.
I've lost the patience and want to give up.
I'm bored, it's uncomfortable, I've had enough.

It's no longer physically hard to do the workouts.
It's no longer mentally hard to stick to my diet.

I've made everything run like a clockwork now, but...
It's become torture.

I want it finished.
You can do it man!

Everyone here is rooting for you!
 
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@Fid can you help me understand what you mean. Your message seems contradictory, you say how difficult your finding this.

Day 46 here.

It's been really difficult recently.

I feel annoyed, irritated, mad.
I have a crazy amount of dreams about accidentally drinking coke or alcohol.
I've lost the patience and want to give up.
I'm bored, it's uncomfortable, I've had enough.
In the next instance you say it's not mentally or physically difficult. I'm not trying to twist your words around, I simply don't understand what your having problems with

It's no longer physically hard to do the workouts.
It's no longer mentally hard to stick to my diet.
 
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Day 46 here.

It's been really difficult recently.

I feel annoyed, irritated, mad.
I have a crazy amount of dreams about accidentally drinking coke or alcohol.
I've lost the patience and want to give up.
I'm bored, it's uncomfortable, I've had enough.

It's no longer physically hard to do the workouts.
It's no longer mentally hard to stick to my diet.

I've made everything run like a clockwork now, but...
It's become torture.

I want it finished.
Get off the forum. Stop thinking. Just keep going. Your mood will change again soon.
 
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Day 46 here.

It's been really difficult recently.

I feel annoyed, irritated, mad.
I have a crazy amount of dreams about accidentally drinking coke or alcohol.
I've lost the patience and want to give up.
I'm bored, it's uncomfortable, I've had enough.

It's no longer physically hard to do the workouts.
It's no longer mentally hard to stick to my diet.

I've made everything run like a clockwork now, but...
It's become torture.

I want it finished.
Sounds like it's working.
 

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