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The ‘75 Hard’ Challenge

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by Gauri03, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. Sandhya13

    Sandhya13 Gold IL'ite

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    I had such a hard time initially to start IF. Like you I am a morning person. It is impossible for me to not eat in the morning. But I started very slow and gave myself a lot of time to get into 14 hour fasting window. I first did a 12 hour and gradually increased the fasting window to 14 hours. Some days I do 15 hours but then that is the max fasting window I could do. The first thing I have in the morning is a glass of warm water. After some 20 mins have my coffee and rusk. Later I have breakfast. I will not get headaches but will be giddy if I don't eat in the morning. My eating window is 8 AM to 6 PM. Also my last meal before the eating window closes would be something rich in protein and fat that helps me stay full till I go to bed.
     
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    Sandhya13 Gold IL'ite

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    thank you @Srama You gave a broad smile too :) in the morning. Feels nice :)
     
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    July 27: Day 44
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 70 minutes, yoga - 48 minutes
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — Death in Mudlick
    • Caloric intake ~ 1350 cals, IF ~ 15 hrs
    • Meditation — 15 minutes
    July 28: Day 45
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 53 minutes, counting 3+ hours of yard work fixing/adding drip irrigation, ~17000 steps
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — Death in Mudlick
    • Caloric intake ~ 1150 cals, IF ~ 17 hrs
    • Meditation — 20 minutes
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    Nice to see you back @Sandhya13. Kudos on the success at work! You have a wonderful infectious energy about you. I’m sure your work colleagues are as grateful to have you around as we are here. : )

    Thanks for the mid-challenge review @SunPa. Now that you mention strength training I wonder if we need to make a space to talk about weight training for women. There seems to be enough interest.

    @lavani Thanks for nominating the thread! You know on some of the 75 hard forums I browse there are folks on day 200, after restarting dozens of times. That is the hidden benefit built into the program. Restarting doesn’t mean that your progress is lost. Each day you complete is a net gain to your fitness and resilience. Keep going!

    Now that yoga and meditation have become a part of my everyday routine I want to add the missing piece in the trifecta — pranayama. I learned the basics from my dad years ago but recently found an online class that digs deep into the practice. Will update once I complete a few lessons.

    Good going ladies!
     
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    stayblessed Platinum IL'ite

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    Last week was a very rough week. Somehow managed to continue the challenge till Wednesday. But Thursday I couldn't walk or read and today I didnt follow the diet. Hope to start again.
    But a person like me has followed a challenge for 17 days is in itself a big achievement. Thanks to you all ladies for the huge support.
    Let me see if I can join you all from August 1st.
     
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    Sandhya13 Gold IL'ite

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    Thank you Gauri for your kind words. I look up to you and it means a lot coming from you :)
     
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    July 29, 2021:
    1. IF - 14 hours -- DONE
    2. 20-min full body workout -- DONE
    3. 40-min walking -- DONE
    4. Meditation 10 mins -- DONE
    5. Facial skin care -- DONE
    6. Reading 15 mins -- DONE

    Last night we got cheese pizza. It was too tempting but managed to not eat. I just took one bite from DH plate. Just one bite :) It was during my fasting window around 8:30 PM but still I am not going to consider it breaking the fast ;)
     
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    07/30 (07/28-07/30)

    Progress picture: Yes
    Exercise: None (Resting on Doctor's order :))
    Water intake -2-3 L
    Reading- 3-4 h (since I am mostly stuck at home)
    Meditation- 15 min.
    Diet- oh well....it's been interesting staying at home!
     
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    It's alright! Celebrate the little victories and get back to the challenge when you can! Cheers!
     
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    29th July

    · Take a progress photo -- done
    · 45-minute workout – 1 hr walk
    · Drink 2L of water – done
    · Read 10 pages – done “Wisdom of the ages”
    · Follow a diet program – > 18hrs
    · Chanting - > 15mins

    30th July

    · Take a progress photo -- done
    · 45-minute workout – 1.30 hr walk
    · Drink 2L of water – done
    · Read 10 pages – done “Wisdom of the ages”
    · Follow a diet program – > 18hrs
    · Chanting - > 15mins
     
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    Dear @stayblessed,

    So sorry that you had a rough week. Whatever we do, we have to take pride in that and I know that any amount of discipline is a learning process. Amazing job. Doesn't matter how many times we fall, but picking back up is important and I am happy you have a date scheduled.
     
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