Who doesn’t love a good challenge? Especially right before the holidays start?!
OK, don’t answer that.
My wife Jonna and I are always inspired by people who push themselves out of their comfort zones and try new things, especially when it comes to health and wellness.
We decided that we wanted to do something going into the end of the year and into 2022. Before I take on any challenge or new goal, I always ask myself one question – why?
In this case, I’m not looking to lose weight. I’m not hoping to look a certain way. But as our lives are getting busier and busier, I’ve been getting less intentional about my own personal health and well-being. I find that I have been prioritizing other things over my own health. Have you been there before? Are you there now? Jonna and I are both looking for something to put our OWN health at the front of our minds again.
So how do you do that? The 75 Hard was the first thing that came to mind. Have you heard of it? I personally haven’t done it but I know quite a few people who have and they have said great things about it.
To summarize, it’s a 75 day challenge where you commit to doing certain things every day. Here are just some of the basics..
- Follow a nutrition plan or “diet”
- Workout twice a day for at least 45 minutes, one workout outdoors
- Drink 4 liters of water a day
- Take a 5 minute cold shower
- Take progress photos every day
There is a LOT more to it than that, but I can tell you right away, when I read this I knew it would be too much for our current lifestyle. The idea of finding time to do TWO workouts every single day doesn’t work right now. Also, a cold shower just isn’t for me. I tried it. Nope lol.
But what I DO like – committing to work on our health each and every day in some way. So we sat down and worked out what we wanted to commit to and how it could work. I settled on this…
- Follow a nutrition plan – For me, I am working on increasing my protein intake every day and cutting super carb-heavy / junk foods. No desserts, no soda, no alcohol.
- One 45 minute workout per day
- Drink around 100 ounces of water per day
- Bible devotion every morning
- Read 5 pages of nonfiction, self improvement book
I want to stress something – these are MY goals! While Jonna and I are doing this together, our individual goals look a lot different. YOUR goals would probably look a lot different than this. Maybe this would be too easy for some of you! Maybe it would be way too hard!
But I want to put this challenge to you – would you be willing to commit to do something healthy every day for the next 100 days? Maybe it’s cutting out or cutting back on soda. Maybe it’s going for a walk every day. The point is to commit to do something that will make you think about your health and, in the end, hopefully you feel a lot better. And make sure you check with your doctor or health care provider if you are planning any kind of change to see if it’s right for you.
I’ll be posting updates here throughout my journey – it’s another way for me to hold myself accountable and actually see this out. I’m not sure about you, but when I write things out it forces me to really think about HOW I’m feeling and what I’m learning through the process.
Here’s our live video where we discussed what we’ll be doing over the next 100 days!
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