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Screw it, Just Do it


Jul 27, 2019

Welcome to Episode #150! Today I'm going to be talking about #75HARD. A little over 3 months ago I randomly came across a podcast, Episode #290 of The MFCEO Project by Andy Frisella: A 75 Day Guide To Winning The War With Yourself. In it he launched his program, #75HARD, which has now become a worldwide movement. 

I decided shortly after listening to this episode to start the programme myself. There was just something about Andy's energy, his message that resonated with me. A little under 3 months later I've completed it. A massive thank you to everyone who's supported me on this journey, and especially to those who have joined me on #75HARD.

The program was a mental endurance challenge - with physical benefits.

I completed:
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป 150 workouts in 75 days
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป 75 days of Keto - which I hated - with zero cheat meals
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป 75 days without alcohol
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป 75 gallons of water drunk
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป 750 pages of entrepreneurial/self help books read
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Progress pic taken each day

Results:

๐Ÿ’“ Resting heart rate: Down from 66 to 50
๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Body Fat: Down 7% from 24.7 to 17.7%
๐ŸฉWeight: Down 1.5 Stones from 12:12 to 11:7
๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธEnergy: Off the chart. Simply donโ€™t get tired anymore. No post lunch-induced coma at work
๐Ÿง–โ€โ™‚๏ธSkin: Clear complexion:Not red or blotchy anymore
๐ŸŽ™Reached the #1 goal I set for myself in 2019 - getting a #1 ranked podcast in iTunes

Observations:

๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปDream bigger & set bigger goals - when I started this challenge my aim was to merely finish & lose a stone. If I realised what I was actually capable of, I would have set far bigger Smart goals.
๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปIโ€™ve gotten this far in life with using only a fraction of my potential
๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปI am 100% in control of my success & failure - in anything I choose
๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปIโ€™m actually mentally tougher than I thought
๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปThe harder things are, the more Iโ€™ve learnt to embrace them & actually enjoy them
๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปItโ€™s nothing to do with proving anything to anyone. Itโ€™s all about proving the voice in my head is wrong.
๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปIโ€™ve been physically more tired than Iโ€™ve ever been, but the most mentally awake & focused

Two things I found out I love:

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Running - against other people & the clock. Developed an addiction to Poole parkrun, started 6 weeks ago & so far knocked 8 minutes+ off my PB
๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธYoga - with no other people & no clock! Especially The Strength Temple with Richie Norton courtesy of Fiit

Regrets?

๐Ÿ˜”Only that I wish Iโ€™d dreamt bigger & set bigger goals to achieve.
๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Wish Iโ€™d had more than the 1 sports massage my wife Carly Chisnall kindly booked me, as I battled, at times, excruciating lower back pain

What next?
There is a next! Iโ€™ll be releasing a podcast about it this Wednesday- link in the comments below if youโ€™d like to subscribe in advanceโฌ‡๏ธ plus the link to the man who started #75HARD Andy Frisella from 1st Phorm

Massive Thankyou to all the support Iโ€™ve had, and especially to those who have taken up the challenge too๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

#Screwitjustdoit #0to100