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The ‘75 Hard’ Challenge

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

  1. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Succeeding 70% of the time is way better than failing 100% of the time. : ) You are doing great! Enjoy your break days guilt free, then get back on track. As a perfectionist in recovery, I have this quote by G. K. Chesterton written on the first page of my journal: “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.”
     
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    stayblessed Platinum IL'ite

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    Day 12 Jan 21

    Water intake done
    IF done
    Walking done
    Reading done
    Sloka chanting done
     
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    stayblessed Platinum IL'ite

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    I am doing only this Gowri. That's why I don't update any time limit here. This makes the challenge easier for me like somedays I am able to walk only for 15 minutes and could read only very little. But as you said habit building is more important.
     
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    stayblessed Platinum IL'ite

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    Day 13 Jan 22

    Water intake done
    IF done
    Walking done
    Reading done
    Sloka chanting done
     
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  5. Srama

    Srama IL Hall of Fame

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    20th Jan

    Sun Salutations - 12
    Chant > 15 mins
    Meditate - 10 mins
    45 mins work out – 45 min spin
    Drink 1L of water = 2 L
    IF 16:8 – 16:8
    Read 10 pages a day – done

    21st Jan

    Sun Salutations - 12
    Chant > 15 mins
    Meditate - 10 mins
    45 mins work out – 45 min walk
    Drink 1L of water = 2 L
    IF 16:8 – 16:8
    Read 10 pages a day – done

    Experience has taught me that if I don’t get the exercise part done in the morning, it is going to be hard. So, I stepped out as soon as I could in the morning. I do have to say that I was super glad I went out at 6.00 am for a walk. That moon slowly waning away from being full, the silhouettes of the trees with that moon in the backdrop, a neighbor here and there, the frigid weather, the warm clothing allowing me to enjoy it all – it simply was so worth it.


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    And then I come across this word the same day – yup that’s the right word!

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    Srama IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Gauri,

    I think I have mentioned many a time that I am super glad I showed up. Never ever regretted having shown up and worked out!
    I completely agree that this should be the mantra for everyone and while it is definitely better to do a few minutes than not do at all as we form the habit, if I were to tweak I would say 'show up where you know you will be held accountable' - this has worked for me with the gym habit. I looked at group fitness class at the time that worked for me, in a place close enough and I have worked consistently hard to just show up - the instructor takes care of teh rest.

    Thank you for sharing the updates. While I signed up, I have not been able to read or follow through. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
     
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    Day 14 Jan 23

    Water intake done
    IF done
    Walking done
    Reading done
    Sloka chanting done
     
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    Srama IL Hall of Fame

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    22nd Jan

    Sun Salutations - 12
    Chant > 25 hour
    Meditate - 10 mins
    45 mins work out – 1 hour yoga
    Drink 1L of water = 2 L
    IF 16:8 – 16:8
    Read 10 pages a day – done

    23nd Jan

    Sun Salutations - 12
    Chant > 1 hour
    Meditate - 10 mins
    45 mins work out – 1.45 hour yoga
    Drink 1L of water = 2 L
    IF 16:8 – 16:8
    Read 10 pages a day – done
     
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    Day 9 - Jan 20th

    1. Meditation - 15 mins - DONE
    2. Journaling - 5 mins- DONE
    3. Reading before sleep - 5 pages - NOT DONE
    4. Exercise - 1 hr walk -DONE
    5. Sleep - 6 hrs -DONE
    6. IF (16:8) - DONE
    7. Limit caffeine - DONE

    Day 10 - Jan 21st

    1. Meditation - 10 mins - DONE
    2. Journaling - 5 mins- DONE
    3. Reading before sleep - 5 pages - NOT DONE
    4. Exercise - 1 hr walk -DONE
    5. Sleep - 10 hrs -DONE
    6. IF (16:8) - DONE
    7. Limit caffeine - DONE

    - Not eating until later in the day is becoming so natural to me and so is stepping out for walks !
    - My craving for caffeine is gone down subsequently for this time of the year(cold weather !!) compared to previous years . This is a major major improvement for me.
    - I journal a lot normally itself as I like to dump my worries and plans on paper and now becoming more methodical about it.
    - Sleep and meditation are still work in progress.
    - I am going to drop off reading books from my goal list as I am already studying a lot online for the online program I am attending and preparing for job interviews/soft skills .. at the end of day I just want to sleep without straining my eyes and brain any further . I am playing nice old Hindi songs (kishore kumar) before sleep which really clams me down and makes me feel 20 years younger. I used to listen to Kishore kumar songs when I was in undergrad college for some reason.
     
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    1/20:
    Journal - Done
    2L water - Done
    IF 12 - Done
    30 min workout - Done (yoga)
    60 min study - Done
    10 min meditation - Done (10 min)

    1/21,1/22 - Not done. Had to drive out of town for appointments, managed to meditate and drink 2L water though.

    1/23:
    Journal - Done
    2L water - Done
    IF 12 - Done
    30 min workout - Done (yoga)
    60 min study - Done
    10 min meditation - Done (20 min)

    1/24:
    Journal - Done
    2L water - Done
    IF 12 - Done
    30 min workout - Done (walk)
    60 min study - Done
    10 min meditation - Done (20 min)
     
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