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Day 1 – So it Begins, 75 Hard

August 1st, 2023

4:45 am

My usual alarms goes off at 5 but today I woke up on my own at 4:10 am PST. I’m sure this was more due to excitement of starting something new, a new month ready to get after it. Looking forward to the next 75 days of this journey.

Here’s a quick reminder of the task that I must do daily. If I miss even one of these I must start over:

  1. Follow a diet
  2. 2 Workouts
  3. 1 gallon of water
  4. Read at least 10 pages
  5. Take a progress picture

Instagram Day 1 Reel

Follow A Diet

Below is a list of what I ate today:

  • Post Workout
    • Shake – 3 Scoops of Optimum Nutrition Whey with water
  • Breakfast
    • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Lunch
    • Chipotle Double Chicken Bowl
  • Dinner
    • Ground Turkey Bulgogi Rice Bowl

2 workouts of at least 45 Minutes (one must be outside):

  1. Workout # 1 5:32 am
    • Pull Day
      • ABS
        • 4 x 15 reps Hanging Leg Raises
        • 4 x 20 reps (17 lbs) Pallof Press
        • 3 x 12 reps Superman Holds
      • Back
        • 4 x 10 reps (30 lbs) dummbell deadlifts
        • 4 x 1 minute reps (126 lbs) lat pulldown
        • 3 x 8 reps (50 lbs) dumbbell row
      • Bicep/forearm
        • 3 x 10 reps (30 lbs) reverse bicep curl
      • Farmer Carry
        • 3 x 50 meters (45 lbs)
      • Bike
        • Zone 2 – 45 Minutes
  2. Workout # 2 4:45 pm
    • 2 Mile Walk around the neighborhood. My calf isn’t 100% yet so I could only walk.

1 Gallon of Water

Drank the full 128 ounces of water by 6:30 pm today. I’m already been drinking a lot of water prior to starting 75 Hard so I didn’t have any issues with this. I also bought a one gallon jug to make it easier to keep track of how much I have left.

Read at least 10 pages

I am re reading “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. I read this book over 10 years ago so it was due for a re read. I like to re read books as I gain new perspective on ideas and also tend to pick up other concepts as well.

Summary of what I read today:

  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle
    • Felt this was great reminder as I embark on this 75 hard journey. The purpose of this program is to become excellent by building great habits for myself.
  • Another take away was Habits are formed when there is an intersection of 3 things
    1. Knowledge – what to do and why
    2. Skill – how to do
    3. Desire – want to do

Day 1 Reflection:


  • As with anything new. The first day is always fun and exciting. It wasn’t very hard but I credit it to some of the habits that I’ve already formed over the last year.
  • I know some days will be harder, some will be easier but the goal is to stay the course. I must be consistently good over being occasionally great.

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