Join me in a 30 day Mental Building Journey

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Some of you may know that I’ve completed a program called 75 Hard. For 75 days you do two 45 minute workouts (one outdoors), read 10 pages of a personal development book, no cheat meals, no alcohol, and take a progress picture everyday.

I completed it for the first time in 2019 and I believe that it saved my life and placed me on a life path that I was meant for.

Here are the before and after pictures and a reflection of my journey.

Candidly, when I say it saved my life, I mean that I was not going down a good path.  Sure, I was showing up, but oh man, I just didn’t care about my health – particularly my alcohol intake.  When I reflect on my drinking habits just a few short years ago, I wouldn’t be surprised if I was a functioning alcoholic today.

The next step in this program in Phase 1. It’s for 30 days, and I’ve attached a picture below of what you need to accomplish each day. Check it out.

One of my personal tasks is to blog every day about the journey.  It’s very much out of my comfort zone, but I am being pulled to share my honest thoughts about working toward a goal.  Yes, I’m worried about what people think, but I know that the people who are meant to read this will find it.

More importantly, I want to lead by example.   I believe in always striving toward being my best self, being accountable, and showing up even when I don’t want to.  This will be a reflection of what that process looks like for me.

I’d love for you to follow along. It should be interesting and I’m looking forward to seeing my insights.

Today is day two, but I am happy with this being my intro.  I’ll add my day one entry below.  It’s sloppy, it’s short, but it’s real and in the moment.

Let’s go.



(Day one entry)

I’m doing this at the end of a really busy day.  It’s 8:25 p.m. and I’ve been moving since 5:30 a.m.  I was motivated to make a nice, thoughtful intro, but my brain is fried and I’m feeling less than motivated right now.

There’s a feeling of overwhelm knowing I still have to go for a walk, and still have to plan for my day ahead.

I had good insights into how poorly I’m using my time when I don’t have dedicated tasks scheduled in my day.  Time just gets away from me, primarily because of distraction and my choosing to procrastinate.

And holy shit balls I realized that I’ve only eaten 1100 calories today. No wonder I feel awful.  Oops.

That’s all for now.  There just isn’t anything else coming out right now.

Stay tuned for day 2. It’s a new day.