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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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    June 17: Day 4
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 50 minutes, Yoga - 52 minutes
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — The Dead are Arising: The life of Malcom X
    • Caloric intake ~ 1400 cals, IF ~ 16 hrs
    • Meditation — 25 minutes
    4 hours for the day to end and water goal is met. It was a scorching day here. Discovering that thanks to IF I can get by with two meals a day - brunch and dinner. A little post-dinner meal prep puts cooking in the morning within the realm of possibility.
     
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    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Congrats Anusha! All this with a little one and classes. It’s simply awesome! I’m happy this thread is helping with the procrastination.

    @mangaii , @Kaput, @nandinimithun - whenever you feel ready to (re)start, we’re here.
     
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    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Belly fat has host of contributing factors, some within your power to change, others not so much. Genetics, hormonal profile, diet, stress, all play a role. The few success stories that I saw on MyFitnessPal forums were of people who followed low carb diets — to target insulin resistance — and lifted heavy weights to reduce overall body fat %. It is that combination which is the best weapon against belly fat.

    Cortisol, the stress hormone is another culprit in visceral fat accumulation. A healthy sleep routine combined with stress mitigating techniques like meditation and yoga will help bring down cortisol levels.

    If you are at a healthy weight then you will benefit from a lifting regimen. If you carry any excess weight, focus on losing weight first. Excess body fat is a hormone disrupter. It increases androgens in the body which in turn cause accumulation of visceral (belly) fat. So getting to a healthy weight is the first priority. Then slowly increase muscle mass by lifting weights and you will surely see the belly flatten.
     
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    Day 3 : 16-04-2021
    1)50 mins of belly burn and 3.0L water -Done
    2) reading 10+ pages -Done. (Atomic habits,finished the next chapter) now I finished this book which I thought I never would.. :grin:
    3) practicing my studies for 90 mins - Done definitely need some improvement here.
    4) Controlling temper -Done (this is so hard but when I'm losing it u remember this challenge n try to be more assertive)
    5) Meditation - Done. (Working like a charm)

    Day 4 . 17-06-2021
    1)50 mins of belly burn and 3.0L water -Done
    2) reading 10+ pages . I managed to read my religious book.. Next book I need to go back for suggestions on the book thread or look into our book group in the apartment.
    3) practicing my studies for 90 mins - Done
    4) Controlling temper -Done
    5) Meditation - Done
     
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    Srama Finest Post Winner

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    18th Jun

    · Take a progress photo -- done
    · 45-minute workout – 55 min yoga + 40 min walk
    · Drink 2L of water – done
    · Read 10 pages – done “How to fly a Horse”
    · Follow a diet program – >15hrs
    · Chanting – 22 mins

    Phew! Rough day - also had to mow the lawn and it took an hour! - hot and muggy - not my kind of a day but here I am, ready to sign off for the day.
     
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    SunPa Platinum IL'ite

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    Day5 : 17th Jun
    • Two 45 minute workouts – 45 mins walk +45 mins yoga
    • No Sweet
    • IF - 16 hrs
    • 15 mins pranayama

    Day6 : 18th Jun
    • Two 45 minute workouts – 45 mins walk morning+45 mins walk at night ( too late to work out)
    • No Sweet
    • IF - 14 hrs (1hr lesser but changing the timing to morning so forgiving myself )
    • 15 mins pranayama
    Thanks Sabita - I needed to hear this . Yesterday I was trying to do my Yoga a little late and then my dad's class started ( I have to guide/help him), and I was loosing my patience doing along side and getting irritated. I remembered reading your post and realised we both deserved better, not half focused practice .So I stopped my practice, and focused on him, then did mine after his class , and then had dinner - delayed by 2 hours but that's ok. I have to stay focused on my goals yet not let it become a box to be checked.
     
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    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    June 18: Day 5
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 54 minutes, Yoga - 49 minutes
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — The Dead are Arising: The life of Malcom X
    • Caloric intake ~ 1350 cals, IF ~ 16 hrs
    • Meditation — 10 minutes
    June 19: Day 6
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 60 minutes, Rowing - 35 minutes, Weight training - 10 minutes
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — The Dead are Arising: The life of Malcom X
    • Caloric intake ~ 1100 cals, IF ~ 13 hrs
    • Meditation — 10 minutes
     
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    19th Jun

    · Take a progress photo -- done
    · 45-minute workout – 50 min walk + 1 hour yoga
    · Drink 2L of water – done
    · Read 10 pages – done
    · Follow a diet program – >15 hrs
    · Chanting - >20 mins
     
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    20th Jun

    · Take a progress photo -- done
    · 45-minute workout – 2 hours yoga + 40min walk
    · Drink 2L of water – done
    · Read 10 pages – done “How to fly a horse”
    · Follow a diet program – >15hrs
    · Chanting - >20 mins

    PS: Forgot to put the name of the book on 19th - "How to fly a horse"
     
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    Counted days incorrectly, Jun17th should have been day 4.

    Day6 : 19th Jun
    • Two 45 minute workouts – 45 mins walk +60 mins yoga
    • No Sweet
    • IF - 16 hrs
    • 15 mins pranayama

    Day7 : 20th Jun
    • Two 45 minute workouts – 90 mins yoga+ 30 mins walk ( heavy rain so had to cut short)
    • No Sweet
    • IF - 17.5 hrs
    • 15 mins pranayama
     

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