September Mayhem 30 Hard Challenge

For the September monthly challenge, we’re doing a condensed version of the 75 Hard program, which you may have heard of. 

To successfully complete this challenge, for the next 30 days, you must do ALL of the following EVERY DAY:

  • Complete two 30+ minute workouts (at least one workout MUST be outside)
  • Drink 2/3 of your body weight in ounces of water
    (For example: if you weigh 200 lbs, you will need to drink a minimum of 133 oz of water each day)
  • Read 10+ pages in a nonfiction book
  • Consume zero alcohol for the entire 30 days
  • Choose any diet and stick with it
  • No cheat meals
  • Take a daily progress picture
  • You will log the number “7” if you complete the ENTIRE 7 bullet points (or less if you miss any).
  • Our hope is that every single day of September you are able to log “7”
  • We will be using the Mayhem Affiliate – Monthly Challenge track to log this challenge. 
How does Mayhem 30 Hard work?

This challenge is based on the honor system. We are pushing your mental limits for 30 days and asking that you honestly complete every single day as it is written.

What happens if you miss a day?

In the original 75 Hard Challenge (which this challenge is based on), if you miss an item on any day, you would have to start the entire challenge over with Day 1. For the sake of this challenge, we are asking that you try your best to complete every single day as it’s written for the entire 30 days. However, if you miss something on a day, we understand. Just comment on what part you missed and how you’re going to ensure that you don’t miss that part tomorrow, then get back on track & keep going!

Do we do two 30-minute workouts a day?

Yes. We recommend that one of these workouts be a class at our gym and that the other is an outdoor physical activity such as going for a walk/jog/run, playing a sport, playing with your kids, doing yoga, etc. Just remember that each workout needs to be at least 30 minutes long and at least one of them needs to be outside.

What diet should I do?

You choose the diet you want to stick with for 30 days. It could be tracking macros, logging your food, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo, Whole 30, etc. Pick something that you feel you can stick with for 30 days.

If the listed options all sound too overwhelming, you can choose a habit-based diet approach by setting up a few habits for your personalized diet that you need to adhere to. For example, “no snacks after dinner”. Habits are a great way to diet in a way that can be customized to work best for you and allow you to be successful.

Another great option, if you’re unsure where to start, is to log your food in the app “My Fitness Pal” for 30 days. This is a great way to start to understand if you’re eating too much or too little and to see patterns in how you can improve your diet in the future.

What if I want to do 75 Hard?

If you wish to take it a step further and use this opportunity to begin 75 Hard, we recommend reading further into 75 Hard so that you can ensure you are following their standards. Mayhem 30 Hard is an altered version of this challenge. You can read about the full challenge here.