Crossfit Golden is coordinating a mental toughness challenge which calls for (6) daily activities developed by Andy Frisella called 75 Hard.
- Take a picture of yourself
- Drink one gallon of water
- Stick to a diet
- Perform 2 x 45 minute workouts
- Read 10 pages of non-fiction
- Consume no cheat meals or alcohol
Some of these are seem harder than others and certainly depend on the individual. I am a big believer in atomic habits and agree that a change of identity, no matter how slight or how dramatic is vitally important.
I occasionally come across people who ooze confidence, self-esteem and self belief. Those are often, but not necessarily the people who ooze fortitude and grittiness. It seems like a combination of life experience and mental toughness. An attitude that I control my own destiny.
In the past, I was wired for the opposite. I randomly meandered through life grabbing a goal as the next expected step, taking on the hobbies of people I met or selecting as if perusing a menu. What to do after high school? Go to college. What to do after college? Get a job. My friend runs track, I will join him. I did scouting in Pennsylvania, I should do scouting in Tennessee. There seem to be some jobs in manufacturing and civil engineering. Let me apply and see what happens. I bought a triathlon bike, lets do a triathlon. I found a Groupon for Crossfit, lets try that.
Atomic habits pairs well into this path as I am a big believer that what I focus on, grows in my life. When I spend my time watching Crossfit videos and gym equipment reviews, I buy more gym equipment and workout more frequently. When I spend my time meal planning, trying new recipes and drinking more water for health and performance, I will be healthier. When I spend my time learning new games and planning activities as a family, we become closer. When I spend my time working late and on weekends, I am more successful at work.
- Picture - In the morning, while waiting for the shower to warm up
- Drink one gallon of water - Fill up my Nalgene and keep it handy
- Diet - No snacking between meals.
- Two 45 minute workouts - I think that should be OK, but the challenge for me, will be one outside. Ratna and I have talked about walking and I can do that. I need to keep my boots, coat, glove and hat handy. There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.
- Read 10 pages of non-fiction - I need to have a book handy. I am not sure what, but I want it to be professionally oriented. Although, I do have side goals with coin books and religious books.
- No cheat meals or alcohol - Not sure what to do with this one. I want to avoid rabbit holes, and alternatively may cap my screen time in the evening with a two hour timer?
I am mentally tough.