75 HEART: A 75 Day Challenge To A Healthier You

Hey, there! I’m so glad you’re here!

How many of you saw the title of this post and thought “heart” should have been “hard?”

Several weeks ago, my good friend introduced me to a health challenge she was starting called “75 HARD.” I had never heard of it before, but since then I have had several other friends start the challenge, too.

If you, like me, have never heard of 75 HARD, you can check it out here. 75 HARD consists of 5 basic components:

  1. Pick a diet to follow (no alcohol, no cheat meals)
  2. Drink a gallon of water daily
  3. Complete two 45-minute workouts a day
  4. Read 10 pages of a non-fiction book
  5. Take a progress photo every day

When I first saw this challenge I wanted to jump on board immediately. I love a good challenge and always seem to be the most productive when I am following a regimented schedule. As I looked over the components however, I knew that it wouldn’t quite fit for the type of “healthy” I wanted to become.

What I love the most is the discipline this plan no doubt creates from sticking to something for 75 straight days. That is extremely attractive to me! I wanted to make some adjustments though in order to ensure that the habits I would be creating through this 75 day challenge would be sustainable afterwards.

So, I set out to tweak it a little bit. I wanted my focus and theme of my 75 day challenge to be centered around not just physical health, but mental and spiritual health as well. I wanted to really use these 75 days to create healthy, sustainable habits in my life.

75 heart challenge


  • meditate/devotional – spend time each morning meditating and/or spending time reading God’s word. If you’re new to meditation, I highly recommend the calm app or Melissa Wood Health’s guided meditations. 
  • move body daily – although I would relish the opportunity to work out twice a day as the 75 HARD challenge encourages, it’s not something that is sustainable at this stage in my life. So, I am challenging myself (and you, too hopefully) to move my body daily. Moving my body can be swimming, walking, running, a yoga flow, or even a ClassPass workout. Whatever works for that day!
  • read for 10 minutes – although I listen to audio books daily, I love the idea of challenging myself to read an actual book for at least 10 minutes a day. This should be easy to do whether you’re reading before bed or reading in the carpool line at school!
  • drink 1/2 body weight in water – water intake is so important, but drinking half of your body weight should be an easy challenge!
  • no screens 30 min after waking & 30 min prior to bed – After reading several books on developing good habits, one new habit has proved to be extremely beneficial to my mental health. Removing screen time before bed and right when I wake up in the morning helps me so much! It makes my sleep better and starts my day more focused and calm.
  • pick a diet and stick to it – pick a “diet” that works for you! I personally will be shifting back to clean eating and removing processed food like chips and the like.
  • alcohol only at social events – limit alcohol to social events only.


So if you’re looking to make some healthy changes in your life, I’d love for you to join me!


xo – anna