Welcome back to Week 2 of the #HWHFitnessChallenge! I have to give y’all a huge thank you for joining in with such enthusiasm! It’s contagious and because of YOU, I haven’t missed a workout yet and I’ve been eating so much better. I’m actually already starting to feel a difference in how I feel! Today starts DAY 8 and I’ve got some at home workout ideas to share with you using an ottoman! Let me know in the comments how it’s going for you!
If you’re just now learning about this challenge and want to join in, it’s not too late! Catch up on Week 1 here. Then follow me on Stories for video check-ins throughout the week.
To recap, here are the challenge details:
Exercise 20 minutes every.single.day (LOG YOUR EXERCISE here)
Drink 64 oz. of water a day
No fried food • No desserts • No alcohol (1 “cheat day” per week)
Meditate • Pray • Gratitude Journal
Get adequate sleep
FREE PRINTABLE : Honey We’re Healthy 30-Day Fitness Challenge
LOG YOUR EXERCISE DAILY
Use this #HWHFitnessChallenge Form to log your exercise daily.
Simply enter your email, log your minutes for that particular day, and hit submit. DO NOT submit minutes for days in the future. You are not logging what you INTEND to do, you are logging what you’ve ACTUALLY DONE.
You won’t be able to see your previous days logged, but they will be tracked!
You can click “view previous responses” for a summary of everyone’s minutes. It’s awesome to see how many people are logging in and how many cumulative minutes we’ve been exercising.
What if I accidentally enter a day more than once?
No worries! Each day you exercise is 1 entry to win the giveaway at the end of the challenge. If you enter a day twice (or 3 or 4 times) you still only get the one entry. We will handle that on our end.
NEW 20-MINUTE BENCH WORKOUT
For the next workouts, I have something very exciting for you! I’ve gotten in touch with fitness expert Cari Shoemate and she agreed to create personalized workouts for our #HWHFitnessChallenge!
Cari is in Houston and is also a fitness model and contributor for countless fitness and lifestyle magazines. She has been featured on TMZ.com and Dr. Phil with some of her celebrity clients and she has her own fitness dvd, Long Lean Legs. Among her many projects, she is currently a brand ambassador for Oakley, runs Houston’s popular Bombshell Bootcamp and trains both NBA and NFL cheerleaders.
You don’t have to do this particular workout, any workout at least 20 minutes will do! And if you don’t have a bench, ottoman, step or stair, you can do the workout from Week 1 that requires no special equipment or weights.
FREE PRINTABLE : #HWHFitnessChallenge – 20 Minute Bench Workout
I include my MEAL PLAN in my newsletter. The HWH Weekend Edition will be delivered to your email bright and early Saturday morning, so you can make your grocery list and prepare for the week! If you need more food ideas, check out Week 1 of the #HWHFitnessChallenge.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Is coffee out?
Heck No! Have we met? I still can’t start my day without my coffee and creamer!
How do you define cheat day?
“Cheat Day” is a time to have whatever meal/drink/dessert you’re missing – but don’t go overboard. Allow yourself the treat, but keep yourself on track. Don’t blow your progress for a day of chocolate cake and french fries! Have a glass of wine with dinner one day. Eat ice cream with your kids on a hot summer day.
I ate pizza on Saturday (and Sunday!) and had a Pina Colada on Sunday.
Do you have suggested Calories & Nutrients goals?
I’m not a nutritionist, but I did provide the calorie and nutrient guidelines I use in Week 1 of the #HWHFitnessChallenge.
How do you avoid snacking or having dessert at night?
Go to bed early or drink a cup of hot tea! I also like Skinny Pop popcorn with truffle salt or Greek Yogurt with fruit for an after-dinner snack.
What are your favorite sports bras for running?
If you are going running or just want extra support for the girls, this is the sports bra to wear. The awesome thing about this sports bra is it’s sized according to your bra size with hook and eye closures in the back so you can get a very accurate and comfortable fit. I find they run TTS. I wear a 34D bra, and I buy 34D in this sports bra. The shoulder straps are thicker and padded so they don’t cut into your shoulders or hurt while you’re wearing it. And they are adjustable with velcro, so you can lengthen them or shorten as necessary.
Before I got this bra, I used to double up sports bras when I would run, but I hated it because I always felt constricted in my chest and like I couldn’t breath as easily. Once I found this it was like the heavens opened! Running is a breeze now and I only have to wear one bra!
I also swear by these no show socks! They feel amazing on and cover more of my foot than my Nike no-show socks. But, if your shoes rub your ankles or you want your socks a little higher, I love this pair by Zella.
How much does it cost to join this challenge?
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how much it costs to join this fitness challenge and the answer is there’s no charge! I don’t earn anything for creating this fitness challenge for you. You already help support my blog by subscribing, interacting with my posts, pinning my images to Pinterest, clicking on my affiliate links when you shop, and just stopping by, but that’s not the point of this challenge.
I want my blog to be a place that inspires you to look, feel and be your best! I’m hoping that this community of women will encourage and support each other towards reaching our fitness goals. I know that when we’re healthy and fit, we feel better and that is one of the best ways we can take care of ourselves and our families.
Is it too late to join?
No! If you haven’t yet joined the challenge, but are feeling that nudge inside that’s telling you, “you really need to do this”, it’s not too late! Start today!
Then log your exercise!
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Okay guys, let me know in the comments how it’s going for you!
How are you feeling? Are you starting to notice changes in your body?