"So on Friday the 13th I finally competed the first part of the “Live Hard” programme.
I say finally because it was not a straight path. I’m going to share this now for those of you that think I’m “a machine”, and super motivated and this and that.
I finally completed this programme on my SEVENTH, yes SEVENTH attempt! I started on April 20th and I finally after a cumulative 117 (!!!!) days on the programme, I got it done!
So if you think I just did it, or are that you can’t do it, I hope my many attempts shows you just you are the type of person who can!
Before I get into the juice of this post, I wanna say a couple of things. Firstly, about my body, I am super super happy with the progress but I did want to be further along, and this is nowhere near my short term body goals!
Secondly, this is not a physical or fitness programme, it is a mental toughness programme! If you think that these physical changes are impressive, I can’t even begin to describe the mental changes that have taken place.
So moving into the programme, the lessons we’re far reaching and wide. 6 of my 7 failed attempts were due to missing the photograph, one was due to the reading. IE the basics!
Ie I lacked discipline! I lacked systems! I lacked attention to detail! I lacked consistency!
But not anymore! :-)
The lessons I learned on Day 5 alone paid the dues for the entire programme 10 times over. I had a fairly major vertigo episode and was bed bound. In my Norma life I would take days and days off training.
With the support my of my 75hard comrades, I rested all day, then did 45 minutes of leg raises and curls in a chair with dumbbells! Later on when I could move a bit I got in a 45 minute walk outdoors!
It really is all in the mind!
Going through this in the middle of a major change in my life (separation), I can honestly say this programme pulled me through a nervous breakdown and totally saved me life.
Not only that, it brought out the real peak performer inside me, and everyone around me has noticed.
It has carried over to my work, my fitness, my family life, just everywhere!
Can you really afford not to invest 75 days in yourself to totally change your life?
This feels like the most amazing gift I have ever given myself, as per my recent video, I feel completely reborn..."