The 75 Hard Challenge: Internet’s Favorite Mental Toughness Program

Today we’re discussing something a little different – the 75 Hard Challenge. From what we’ve seen on the internet, it’s this transformative fitness and mental toughness program that people have been trying for a while now. We’ve all seen these fitness challenges and diet programs come up, especially at the start of the year. But the 75 Hard Challenge is quite unique and we’ve been wanting to talk about it since it started in 2019. We finally have the chance to share it with you.

Andy Frisella, a YouTuber created the challenge and it’s actually more than just the regular fitness regime. I guess that’s why we’re interested. What’s different about it is its focus on our mental toughness, making us mentally fit while being physically fit—perfect combination. 

There are about six rules that make up this challenge and every single one matters. Please don’t be put off by the word “rules”. We encourage you to go at your own pace while still maintaining discipline. The rules aren’t there to scare us but to help in our personal development journey. According to Andy, they’re straightforward rules to help us get into shape and especially, gain mental strength. 

Let’s start with Rule number 1, simple but powerful – no alcohol or cheat meals for the 75 days. We all love our cheat meals and we’re definitely used to some solo or social drinking. But, we believe this rule helps set the tone, showing  that this challenge is not just about physical transformation, but about the discipline and self-control it takes to reshape our habits and mindset. 

Then comes Rule 2, follow a diet. We’re not really advocates for program diets but we do encourage eating healthier and in moderation. So, this rule is less about following a specific meal plan and more about learning the importance of feeding our bodies what they actually need. Just as we choose our friends carefully, we should do the same with the food we put into our bodies.

Now Rule 3 might be the hardest for some of us but we can do it. We have to commit to two 45-minute workouts every day, one of which must be outside. Now, that may seem like a lot but let’s view this as investing 90 minutes a day in ourselves. The outside workout ensures we’re in touch with the world, keeping our perspective fresh. But for baby steps, we can start with one and move up to two eventually. 

Reading ten pages of non-fiction daily for personal development makes up Rule 4. The challenge says no audiobooks, and that’s simply because there’s a different impact when we read and absorb content. We get to develop a better understanding and reflection.

Moving onto Rule 5 – Drink a gallon of water every day, especially 2-3 liters. We love some good hydration so we’re not mad at this. We’ve previously talked about how to make drinking water a fun activity so hopefully that helps.

Finally, we have Rule 6 – Take a progress picture each day. This isn’t for vanity but for acknowledging the change we’re bringing in our life and body, it’s more for motivation and accountability, a constant reminder of how far we’ve come. But it doesn’t hurt to admire our beauty through a picture everyday.

That’s really all about the 75 Hard Challenge rules. It might seem hard but that’s the point, we believe . Challenges, by definition, push us out of our comfort zone and teach us to handle difficult situations.

We aren’t promoting this as a weight loss solution. We’d rather see it as a method for transforming our mind and body together.

Remember, we are all in this together.


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