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The ‘75 Hard’ Challenge

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

  1. Kaput

    Kaput Gold IL'ite

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    These are my goals but I have been failing Day 1 since I started.:laughing: I will try for another week and trim the list if it is too difficult.
    • Take progress photo, weigh-in
    • 45 minute workout
    • 3 liters of water
    • Read 25 pages
    • 20 minute meditation
    • 30 minute activity prep
    • No white rice
     
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    Anusha2917 Finest Post Winner

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     it's a start again. With a family member hospitalized suddenly I was only concentrating on that and my reading book and practicing 90 mins of studies went for a toss. Though I was trying to catch the meditation here n there I was missing and could not track water intake properly. The family member is back home and i again decided to start from Monday.

    So day 1 : 21-06-2021 (hopefully I don't have to start again) :mad:
    1)50 mins of belly burn and 3.0L water -Done
    2) reading 10+ pages .
    3) practicing my studies for 90 mins - Done
    4) Controlling temper -Done
    5) Meditation - Done
     
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  3. Srama

    Srama Finest Post Winner

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    21st Jun

    · Take a progress photo -- done
    · 45-minute workout – 45 mins spinning + 45 yoga + 1 hour walk!!
    · Drink 2L of water – done
    · Read 10 pages – done “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”
    · Follow a diet program – >15hrs
    · Chanting - >20 mins

    Being a 'yoga teacher' is all fine and dandy but on days like this, I am so exhausted that I need a good nap, which I never hesitate to take. Wanting to support friends on thier journey's allows me to reach my goals - win-win for all. Thankgoodness for a fabulous weather day though!
     
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    Srama Finest Post Winner

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    22nd Jun

    · Take a progress photo -- done
    · 45-minute workout – 45 yoga + 1 hr walk
    · Drink 2L of water – done
    · Read 10 pages – done “Wisdom of the Ages”
    · Follow a diet program – >15hrs
    · Chanting - >20 mins
     
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  5. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Staff Member Finest Post Winner

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    June 20: Day 7
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 55 minutes, Yoga - 48 minutes
    • 3L water — 3.6L Done
    • Reading — The Dead are Arising: The life of Malcom X
    • Caloric intake ~ 1400 cals, IF ~ 15 hrs
    • Meditation — 10 minutes
    June 21: Day 8
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 46 minutes, Rowing - 30 minutes, Weight training - 16 minutes
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — The Dead are Arising: The life of Malcom X
    • Caloric intake ~ 1400 cals, IF ~ 14 hrs
    • Meditation — 15 minutes
    June 22: Day 9
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 60 minutes, Yoga - 46 minutes
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — The Dead are Arising: The life of Malcom X
    • Caloric intake ~ 1200 cals, IF ~ 16 hrs
    • Meditation — 15 minutes
    Started weight training — short circuits with dumbbells/barbells. Having crazy DOMS for past few days. Feeling the fatigue in my bones. Yoga has been a true saving grace. I’ve reached a point in my meditation practice that if I don’t do it first thing in the morning I miss those 15-20 minutes all day. The mind craves the stillness. Moved from guided to mostly unguided meditations now.
     
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    Sandhya13 Gold IL'ite

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    Thank you Gauri for such a comprehensive reply. I don’t have insulin resistance. My thyroid and hormonal levels look good the last time I checked. It is interesting about genetics because both my parents even at this age do not have belly fat at all. My life is pretty stress free too. As I write all this, I feel even more guilty. I have no excuses and need to follow my routine diligently. In terms of weight I think I need to lose another 10 pounds to get into a great BMI. I am 5’2 and 132lb. I was 156 when pandemic started and managed to lose some weight. It was slow but steady weight loss. The last 10 pounds is really challenging. I always have this starting problem. Once I start and diligently follow the routine for 10 days then the going gets much easier. The positive effects of persistently following the routine during the initial days is so appealing that it does get comfortable to continue. With our 75-day hard challenge, I started a few days back and followed for 3 days in a row with much difficulty (me and my starting problem) but then my periods started. I get really uncomfortable to exercise during those days. It was like a perfect excuse to let go of the other daily goals. I went easy on diet and did not follow IF. Not proud of this! I am restarting from tomorrow.
     
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    @Srama and @SunPa thank you for sharing your daily experiences. It helps me a lot to stay motivated. I know I can do it and reading your daily updates steers my mind in the right path.
     
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    You are already at a very healthy weight which makes things much easier. Don’t weigh (no pun intended!) yourself down with calorie counting if you don’t have weight to lose. I count calories because I have PCOS and my BMR is very low. IF should be enough to maintain a healthy weight, not to mention the other great health benefits it entails. To tackle your belly you need to reduce body fat % and increase lean muscle mass. Weight training is going to be your best friend. Start with basic dumbbell workouts and build from there.

    (Before you start, do talk to your doctor to rule out other causes for the tummy and get a go ahead for weight training.)

    Here is one workout that I’ve been doing these days. It is only 15 minutes long and beginner friendly.

     
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    June 23: Day 10
    • Take a progress photo — Done
    • Walk - 51 minutes, Yoga - 47 minutes
    • 3L water — Done
    • Reading — The Dead are Arising: The life of Malcom X
    • Caloric intake ~ 1250 cals, IF ~ 18 hrs
    • Meditation — 15 minutes
     
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    day 2 : 22-06-2021
    1)50 mins of belly burn and 3.0L water -Done
    2) reading 10+ pages .
    3) practicing my studies for 90 mins - Done
    4) Controlling temper -Done
    5) Meditation - Done

    day 3 : 23-06-2021
    1)50 mins of belly burn and 3.0L water -Done
    2) reading 10+ pages .
    3) practicing my studies for 90 mins - Done
    4) Controlling temper -Done
    5) Meditation - Done

    day 4 : 25-06-2021
    1)50 mins of belly burn and 3.0L water -Done
    2) reading 10+ pages .
    3) practicing my studies for 90 mins - Done
    4) Controlling temper -Done
    5) Meditation - Done
     
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