A challenge is a call to participate in a contest or competition. The competition most of the time is the person staring at you in the mirror. Every day one is faced with challenges and we have the decision to overcome them or seek comfort. I am a big fan of challenges, whether the challenge is a 4-minute Crossfit workout, or a lifetime challenge of being a loving husband. It is easy to perform at your best when you feel great, but when life supplies obstacles, few find solutions.
Throughout the year, I participate in challenge programs. I have already completed a 30 Day Detox Challenge, 40 Day Sober Challenge, 20 Day Movement Challenge, and 30 Day Cold Shower Challenge this year. These programs, for me, are not a means to instant gratification, but they provide a test to the resiliency muscle inside of my mind. Once you can complete a challenge, you begin developing a war chest of achievements that are used to overcome daily struggles. The new challenge I have started is the 75 Hard Challenge and even though I do much of what it entails every day, it is holding me accountable for not allowing days off and I am eager to see the size of my resilience bank account at the end of the 75 days. The best part of the challenge is getting to complete it with people you love and this is why Samantha is doing this challenge with me while also caring for a 6-month-old child. I invite you to participate and allow your superhuman form to shine.
75 Hard Challenge
- Follow a diet. (Any diet, but recommend the Advanced Plan)
- Work out twice a day.
- Drink 4 liters of water per day.
- Read 10 pages of nonfiction a day.
- Take a five-minute cold shower.
- Take progress photos every day.
- If you miss any of the tasks on a day, the challenge starts over from day 1.