30 days to elevate inner discipline

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret” — Jim Rohn

I am not traveling for an entire month. I can’t recall the last time this happened, not in the last three years at least.

I’ve decided to adopt the HARD75 protocol for 30 days to take better care of my body and health.

Technically you should do it for 75 days, but 30 is a more realistic goal for me, as I will be traveling again for most July.

I’m excited about the no alcohol and diet discipline and fortitude as these are my weak links.

I have no problem working out and lifting heavy things.

For the last 12 years, I have had at least one drink a week, which is a terrible habit when you factor in the compounding aspect of it all.

If you don’t take care of yourself, no progress will ever be made.

Eliminating alcohol seems wonderful, better sleep, and less money wasted.


Talk to me on a Friday evening after a brutal week. I am confident that this time I will prevail over my bad habits.

Even when I cook my meals, I find ways to destroy my diet.  

Adding too much butter, olive oil, or Parmigiano Reggiano (I love it!) into everything I cook.

No more.

Until July 1st I will:

  1. Follow any nutrition plan designed for my goals (fat loss), with zero alcohol and no cheat meals. I am going low carb, as keto or carnivore are too hard to follow.
  2. Complete two 45-minute workouts every day, one of which must be outside. Fortunately, the summer in Miami makes this part easy, but you have to plan and buffer time, especially with a busy schedule.
  3. Drink a gallon of water every day. Easy. I was drinking that already.
  4. Read ten pages of an educational or self-improvement book every day. Also, simple as this has become a daily habit since 2017.
  5. Take a progress picture every day. This one is a little harder, but I will make that happen.

We’re approaching a final first sprint for the public launch of Atman, and not traveling for a month, combined with a protocol that comes with pure discipline, is going to be fantastic.

Thanks to Sarah Tulin for keeping up with her Hard75 and inspiring me to follow her path into mental toughness while being my accountability partner in my challenge.

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