I will announce the (3) $100 Nordstrom gift card winners on Friday!
Can you believe we’ve made it to the LAST DAY of our 30 day fitness challenge?! That is worth celebrating my friends! I’ve never done something like this on my blog before, so I’m honored that you joined me in this fitness challenge. We had participants from all over the world – and over 1,000 people logging their exercise!
I was so encouraged by your messages, comments, emails and DMs along the way! My goal was to get us moving everyday, increase our energy levels, and get us in better shape. I definitely needed a kick in the pants to up my exercise. There were lots of days where I didn’t FEEL like exercising, but I kept thinking of YOU and this challenge and it made me get off my butt and at least go for a walk.
My mom and I did this challenge together and both only missed one day of exercise in the 30 days! My mom lost over 5 pounds! I only lost 1 pound, but I can tell that I toned up in my arms, legs and even my abs. I also meditated with my son almost everyday. That was one of my favorite parts of this challenge.
As with anything you set your mind to, going through the process always strengthens you and you learn about yourself. I hope you learned that you are stronger than you thought!
HWH FITNESS CHALLENGE
Here’s the recap of our challenge:
The food/drink rules are simple. No desserts. No alcohol. No fried food. And drink 64oz of water each day.
Exercise isn’t overwhelming. 20 minutes of activity every.single.day.
Wellness is necessary. You need to meditate, pray or write in a gratitude journal each day.
Each week, I shared a new workout that you can do at home without any equipment or with light weights (and I highly recommend jamming out to your favorite playlist while doing them!) along with a free printable.
20 MINUTE WORKOUT PLAYLIST
My workouts definitely suffer when I don’t listen to music. Since the challenge was to exercise 20 minutes everyday, I created a 20 minute playlist for myself so I knew I could push play and be done when the playlist ended. The playlist is actually 23 minutes, to allow for a little rest time in there!
What are your favorite workout songs?!
I wear these wireless headphones when I run and I love the sound quality and how they don’t feel like anything on your ears. They pair with my iPhone so I can use my Music app and go. I’ve had mine for about two years now and they are still like new. You charge them with a charger and the battery lasts a long time, so I only have to charge them every few weeks.
I’ve gotten lots of questions about my favorite running shoes and I like the Nike Flyknit. They are really lightweight and flexible, and also breathable so your foot doesn’t get all dripping wet while you run. I used to love to run in ASICS and still like that brand, but for the last couple of years, I’ve switched to the Nike Flyknit for running- especially because I do most of my running on the road.
I’d love to hear your feedback about this challenge and what you liked about it and what you didn’t. Since this was the first time I’ve ever put something like this together, I’m sure we could tweak it to make it even better if we do it again.
I created a quick survey (only 15 questions) that would really help if you took the time to answer! Most of the questions are easy multiple choice, but the last two questions allow you to elaborate on your answer.
I’d definitely figure out a better way to log and track our exercise. Initially, I started with a Google Doc so that we could all see each other’s names and exercise, but with too many hands in the document, it didn’t work out. I know the document we ended up using wasn’t perfect because it wouldn’t show you what you had already logged.
Would you want me to start a Facebook Group where we can keep in touch and encourage each other?
I’m going to keep up with exercising and try to get better at eating protein with each meal. I feel like I’m on a roll now and have seen such improvement and have felt better so I want to keep going. My struggle has definitely been not drinking enough water and not slowing down at mealtimes to make sure I’m really eating quality meals.
And I discovered Skinny Pop popcorn + truffle salt, but I need to lower that portion size! I could eat a huge tub of it in one sitting!
Would you want to do another fitness challenge in the future? I’d like to, maybe in the Fall??
Again, I cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm during this challenge! I appreciate you so much!
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Have a happy and safe 4th of July friends!!