Why did I read the book?
My friend Hadley Jones recommended it (he is at the LPC). Hadley is making a solid effort to improve
himself by reading some books that were recommended to him (that inspires me). I promised I would
read his books if he read the ones I suggested. Also, the basic premise of the book revolves around
weight loss, so I was interested. Also, the book is very popular here, so my interest was piqued. The
book is solid with some interesting lessons. I would give it a 6 out 10.
What did I learn from this book?
This book is intense. The author has had an interesting life. He has searched all his life for ways to
improve himself. He firmly believes the best success comes from adversity or challenging oneself to the
extreme. He believes doing 75 days of his workout program will have life changing results (75 days in a
row without failing any one aspect). 75 hard consists of 5 CRITICAL TASKS that the author feels are
essential to success in weight loss and life. They are as follows:
- Choose a diet and commit to it.
- Drink a gallon of water a day.
- Workout twice a day for 45 minutes each. One workout must be outside.
- Each day read 10 pages of a personal growth book.
- Take a daily progress picture.
The kicker with each of the critical tasks are that you cannot even cheat 1%…if you do you have to go
back to day one. So, if you fail to work out a 2nd time or forget to read…. then back to the start. Your
days must be perfect. He focuses on relying on listening to your bosses voice (the voice that tells you to
step up) …as opposed to listening to your BITCH voice (which tells you to quit or eat foods bad for you).
By completing his program, you will gain a mental toughness that most people can never achieve.
How will this contribute to my success?
My life goal currently is to get back to my best version of myself. That includes weight loss…. that is
such a hurdle for me. I struggle in here because it is hard to be perfect and not eat a little (it makes this
place bearable) …Plus good food is hard to get here. Anyway, this book seems like a challenge I would
love to do. I would like to prove to myself that I could do this program (I think I could) …. but I would
need to prove it.