findingmewith3 wrote: »
@Lynnsgoals2020 that is no where in the rules that I have seen?
Redordeadhead wrote: »
Wow, this "challenge" sounds dumb.
lemurcat2 wrote: »
I read this a while ago, and it makes sense to me: https://abbylangernutrition.com/75-hard-is-the-challenge-you-dont-want-to-accept/.
outsiding wrote: »
I'm in the process of reading this book. In the screenshot above, the cold shower and random act of kindness aren't part of the actual 75Hard challenge. Those are things from the 75 day challenges that follow the actual challenge. Phase 1 and Phase 2 I think he calls them.
That said, I'm really torn about Frisella and this challenge. I WANT to do this, or something like it. However, I think Frisella is a random marketer and not anyone qualified to give out fitness advice. I tried listening to his podcast but can't stand that "tough guy" self-grandizing crap. However, his book is a good read - I'm enjoying it and there are parts in there that make sense of this challenge - good explainers.
As Abby Langer said in her article, linked above, the 75Hard challenge is setting us up to fail. And I've had enough failure with trying to get on track with my nutrition and training.
Again, I WANT to do this challenge but it is kind of dumb in ways. I'd modify it a bit, but Frisella is adamant that if you change one little thing then you're not doing the challenge - you're listening to your "*kitten* voice" as the language filter here puts it.
So for me and the 5 core parts of this challenge:
1. Workout twice per day. Check. For rest days I'll just go active rest and take a walk or ride my bike or go to the pool for 45 minutes. I can work around the weather.
2. Read 10 pages. No problem.
3. Drink 1 gallon of water per day. This is dumb - a random number. But okay, I can do it and this would be one of the more challenging parts.
4. No cheat meals or alcohol. THIS is where I'm set up to fail and I don't like it or subscribe to the challenge.
5. Follow a diet - this is somewhat arbitrary and he leaves the "diet" open to personal choice. He does say macro based diets don't count but I disagree. Macro based diets make you track your food, and that alone counts as good nutrition (because most of us would be tracking so that we eat healthy and smart). So I'll make this change with no guilt.
I get his idea on the challenge - the mental toughness and all. But I don't trust the source (Frisella) and don't like the one M&M and start over - that runs contrary to my beliefs on living a healthy and happy life.
But what are the other options as far as a real challenge that forces you to stick to it?
Just venting. Thanks for listening.
Hoshiko wrote: »
I know this is an older post but thought I'd offer my perspective for anyone thinking of trying it. A friend of mine was doing 75hard and it sounded interesting, so I gave it a try with her. I suppose it was more because I was bored in quarantine than anything else. There were components I found very helpful (drinking water, for one) and other things that I found to be more annoying than helpful.
-You are supposed to use your own food plan but be 100% faithful to it in that time frame, so it is flexible that way
-Getting in 2 workouts a day helped me to diversify some of my workout routines
-On more difficult workout days I ended up hiking for my 2nd workout, and my dog became very good on a leash
-I read some interesting things I wouldn't have given the time of day to before
-The daily progress pics really helped me to visualize the changes I was making
-If you make any mistakes at all, you have to start completely over. Forget to drink 2 oz of water on day 72? Start over at day 1
-He specifically mentions no cake or alcohol, which seemed really arbitrary to me. I ended up having no cake or cheat meal on my bday
-It's a very all or nothing mindset, which set off some unhealthy behaviors in my friend
I managed to finish the whole thing but didn't really feel that I got as much from it as I put in. I restarted twice, so it was 100+ days in total for me. My friend made it to day 71 and gave up, but she was happy about that. I'm a very goal oriented person and I have a hard time quitting something once I've started, so it was worth it to me to gut it out but in retrospect I would have been better off putting that energy into something more sustainable.
For people already on a good program who are looking for a bit of a challenge it might be good, but I can see it being dangerous for someone who doesn't work out daily already, or anyone with disordered relationships to food (which is a lot of us).
I ended up losing 10 lbs but could have done that with MFP and running alone, so I would consider it more of a mental challenge than a weight loss one.
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