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HOT TOPIC Doing the Andy Frisella "75 Hard" Challenge

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TheFinisher

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Day 30.

These last couple of days have been tough. I travel for work so going across a few different time zones while trying to keep everything going has been a challenge. I've been successful so far but definitely am thrown off by not being able to keep a routine. Still managing though, so let's keep it going.
 

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Day 1. Again.

@Ravens_Shadow U in?
Get it done!

Day 39 over here. Man, this has been absolutely brutal on the body. I've already been sick twice and injured once. Not going to let anything stand in the way of finishing this thing though, I've worked out at 5am, worked out at midnight, finished my water and reading on red-eye flights, there are zero excuses. Not going to lie though, I'm very happy to be on this side of halfway.
 

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What happened?
Well...

Everytime I've stopped it has been a conscious choice. This time I met someone worth dating. So when the day came to choose between seeing her or my second workout I chose the date and paused the challenge. The irony is I got dumped because I don't have enough time for her, so suddenly my schedule has time to allow for this again.

I'm crossing my fingers on it because there is another conference I want to go to. And if I stick to it this time, the conference will be on days 68-71, so if I get that far I can't just "start over". Or maybe I can. Who knows. I mean, chugging water and reading and working out daily has become a lifestyle for me as is.

You know, if I could do the 2 workouts back to back first thing, I'd have finished by now. It is juggling the second workout after work that has gotten me every time. It is a big block of time and I have a lot of things to do in the evenings. And if I stay up late, I start the next day off.

I just know that for me to be a peak efficiency, I need my sleep and to start my day early.

I've thought to just do a "walking lunch" to get the outside workout accomplished, but I have already mentioned that just going for walks, to me, doesn't feel like I'm doing the challenge properly. If I was hiking in the forest or up a hill, that'd be one thing. But walking the mean streets of Tempe AZ just doesn't seem appropriate for 75hard. I might have to give in to that, but I'm not ready to just yet.

Anyways, Day 2, attempt 4 has gone smoothly. Keep going ev'rybody.
 

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I've thought to just do a "walking lunch" to get the outside workout accomplished, but I have already mentioned that just going for walks, to me, doesn't feel like I'm doing the challenge properly. If I was hiking in the forest or up a hill, that'd be one thing. But walking the mean streets of Tempe AZ just doesn't seem appropriate for 75hard. I might have to give in to that, but I'm not ready to just yet.

Anyways, Day 2, attempt 4 has gone smoothly. Keep going ev'rybody.
You could take a big backpack, fill it full of bricks or stones and go for your walk, at a fast pace. A lot of people walk for one of their workouts so I think that'd be fair, even if you have a good fitness level. You need a solid backpack though.
I'm not on the program now, I've failed a few months back after 15 days and I've been finding every excuse to not start again, but I'm doing it soon. Sometimes I used to carry the groceries home because we don't have cars anymore (they were old, they stopped working and we couldn't buy new ones). So I would have a backpack filled with food, and two heavy bags in each hand, just a week's worth of food for the family. I would take about 30mn to go home and then I'd finish with a run.
Try to identify which activities you have to do can be turned into workouts. Running back from work instead of using the car for example.
 

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I've thought to just do a "walking lunch" to get the outside workout accomplished, but I have already mentioned that just going for walks, to me, doesn't feel like I'm doing the challenge properly.
This is perfectly acceptable as long as you are walking with a purpose. You're right, though. It's not meant to be a leisurely stroll.

I walk everyday for the outdoor workout and just make sure that I'm keeping a steady pace. Having a fitness tracker helps a ton with this, preferably with a GPS. In perfect conditions I should be walking at a pace of at least 9:30 min per km (15:20 min per mile). If I'm not keeping pace, I just extend the walk a little longer.

I was walking regularly prior to 75 hard, so my pace is pretty good. When I 1st started, I was up around 11 min per km.

I'm going out to get a weighted vest this weekend to make it more challenging, though the winter conditions up here in Canada present a challenge all their own sometimes.
 

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Thanks guys. My first thought is what will I smell like for clients after power backpack walking at lunch. :rofl: :rofl:

I appreciate the feedback and positivity. I'll get it figured out.
 
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Hi all,

Just as a reminder to myself for the future. I'm starting 75hard any day now.

Anyone here on the complete #LiveHard program? I'm turning 40 next year and will finish the program before that day. Will be fcking awesome to see what this thing will have of an impact on my business.

Congratz to all those here who completed the 75 days already, and good luck to all the rest!
 

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You could take a big backpack, fill it full of bricks or stones and go for your walk, at a fast pace. A lot of people walk for one of their workouts so I think that'd be fair, even if you have a good fitness level. You need a solid backpack though.
I'm not on the program now, I've failed a few months back after 15 days and I've been finding every excuse to not start again, but I'm doing it soon. Sometimes I used to carry the groceries home because we don't have cars anymore (they were old, they stopped working and we couldn't buy new ones). So I would have a backpack filled with food, and two heavy bags in each hand, just a week's worth of food for the family. I would take about 30mn to go home and then I'd finish with a run.
Try to identify which activities you have to do can be turned into workouts. Running back from work instead of using the car for example.
Yeah I've seen Andy Frisella doing walks with a weight vest. If you can't do a hike or something I think it's a good idea.
I think the same, just just a regular walk is kinda.. meh. One solution I had was to find a road with the steepest hill and just walk up and down it when I couldn't hike, but I live in a suburb with a crazy amount of steep hills.

I'm not going to run unless it's on a beach. I think running on pavement is so bad for my knees.

The other option is to just do a bike ride.
 

TheFinisher

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Hi all,

Just as a reminder to myself for the future. I'm starting 75hard any day now.

Anyone here on the complete #LiveHard program? I'm turning 40 next year and will finish the program before that day. Will be fcking awesome to see what this thing will have of an impact on my business.

Congratz to all those here who completed the 75 days already, and good luck to all the rest!
Debating it doing the full thing with all 3 phases after, we'll see. The cold shower thing is truly the only thing keeping me from fully doing it, I just don't like doing things that don't have a proven benefit, but eh, maybe.

Day 44, I'm exhausted. Everything in me wants a day off, but I'm not going to succumb to that little voice in my head that says I've had enough. I'm not going to listen to the detractors that tell me I don't look any different or tell me that I'm not fun to be around sober. I'm not going to lie, it sucks being told those things, but my give-a-damometer is spiking lower and lower each time. I have a mission, they can either get on board or find a new person to listen to their excuses.

Also to Bizydad, I've definitely incorporated some walks. Granted I live in a hilly area so they're challenging on their own and I'm still getting my heart rate up in the 150's doing it, but I wouldn't consider it a "fail" if you have to walk every now and then.
 

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Debating it doing the full thing with all 3 phases after, we'll see. The cold shower thing is truly the only thing keeping me from fully doing it, I just don't like doing things that don't have a proven benefit, but eh, maybe.
Some that might make the showers easier is doing the Wim Hof breathing exercises. You can even add them in your workout.
 

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Debating it doing the full thing with all 3 phases after, we'll see. The cold shower thing is truly the only thing keeping me from fully doing it, I just don't like doing things that don't have a proven benefit, but eh, maybe.

Day 44, I'm exhausted. Everything in me wants a day off, but I'm not going to succumb to that little voice in my head that says I've had enough. I'm not going to listen to the detractors that tell me I don't look any different or tell me that I'm not fun to be around sober. I'm not going to lie, it sucks being told those things, but my give-a-damometer is spiking lower and lower each time. I have a mission, they can either get on board or find a new person to listen to their excuses.

Also to Bizydad, I've definitely incorporated some walks. Granted I live in a hilly area so they're challenging on their own and I'm still getting my heart rate up in the 150's doing it, but I wouldn't consider it a "fail" if you have to walk every now and then.
Screw those guys, how lame to tell someone trying to improve their life that they are not fun to be around without drinking or that you don't look any different. It's become an eye opener about who I should be spending my time with and who I shouldn't.

Hill walks are great! I like to add in a quick hill sprint. I was doing all hill climb sprints a while back but it was a bit damaging, so now I just do one in the middle when I'm doing a hill walk.
 

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