Challenging myself for 75 days. As the new season is about to start, I have decided to start this challenge that I have been seeing going around. It is called the 75 Soft Challenge. More about that next. I won’t be me if there isn’t a brief ramble before I get to my topic.
I am turning 46 in about 2.5 months. I have been on and off my fitness journey for years but I haven’t moved this body for months now. My body is reminding me that I am 45! Everything hurts! 😅 In my mind I will forever be 28 but my body is telling me the hell you ain’t! So it’s time to make some drastic changes and get these muscles back to work. The way I have to take a minute and think before getting up isn’t cute anymore and let’s be honest it never was cute. This laziness needs to stop immediately!
Back to this week’s topic
– 75 Hard Challenge
Back to this challenge. I have seen this challenge go around called the 75 Hard Challenge. I got curious read the rules and thought: “Who am I kidding? There is no way I am going to keep this up for 75 days. These are the rules for this challenge. The link brings you to Andy Frisella who started the challenge. The results of the clients are amazing but I also know myself and there is no way that I am going to keep this up for 75 days. I admire those people a lot!
-75 Soft Challenge
So here is the one I am going to do. I am going to do the 75 Soft Challenge. The rules are a bit more doable. I have read that a Fitness influencer named Stephen Gallagher came up with the soft version and posted it on TikTok.
These are the rules for 75 days.
- Eat well and only drink on social occasions
- Train for 45 minutes per day and include one day of active recovery per week.
- Drink 3 liters of water per day. (This is going to be a difficult one because I already drink 2 liters a day and it is a LOT)
- Read 10 pages of any book each day. (This will be easy because I will probably read more than that because I love to read. The difficult part will be which book to choose)
I am going to document it so more people can hold me accountable. I will write about it here and I will post some pics on my Instagram. I want to tone my body and lose some weight but in a way that I won’t quit because finding an excuse to not exercise is very easy for me. I am the person who will be like oh it’s 7.14 of course I have to start at 7.30. If 7.30 goes by and I haven’t done it, I will say well it’s better I do it first thing in the morning. Anyway, you get my point. I am writing this on a Sunday because of course I have to start this challenge on a Monday. I am such a walking cliché sometimes.
10000 steps a day
I am also going to keep walking 10000 steps a day. I use the Pacer app on my watch and phone. I started using this when I did the Lydia Dinga Step Challenge in July. She is such an inspiration because she even goes on her walks when it’s raining. Then there is me who goes: “Oh no it’s raining I better go tomorrow.” Box braids are in so I have no excuse to not walk in the rain. Black women and their hair 🙋🏾♀️
I am a bit nervous about starting this 75 soft challenge because I don’t want my “I quit mind” taking over. I can’t wait to see the changes in not only my body but also my mind. If I get this done I am going to be so proud. But let me scratch that and change it to I AM GOING TO GET THIS DONE!
Let’s do this!
Let’s go and if you are also going to do this, let me know and we can hold each other accountable. As always thanxx so much for taking the time to read. Feel free to like and share (if you want to of course) ☺️
Let this journey begin! Talk to you next week. 🏾💛