Hello, hello! It’s the day we’ve been waiting for – the 2nd HWH Fitness Challenge launches today! Cue me doing a little happy dance over here! I’m so excited for this and I know you are too! It’s just what we need before heading into the holidays and end of the year to keep us on our game. I’m even including a free fitness tracker to help you stay on track with this month’s fitness challenge!
I hope you got your MEAL PLAN in the Weekend Newsletter and are ready to go! Subscribe to my Blog & Weekend Newsletter HERE so you never miss a meal plan! There will be a new one each week!
I know y’all are anxious to jump on board and hear all the details, so let’s get to it!
HWH FITNESS CHALLENGE GOALS
During this 30-day challenge, our goals are to:
Exercise 20 minutes, 6 days a week (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
You can PRINT the challenge outline as a daily reminder of our fitness goals.
FREE FITNESS TRACKER
Use the FREE PRINTABLE below if you want to track your exercise/wellness/and water intake at home.
TRACK YOUR EXERCISE ONLINE
We’re using Challenge Runner for this challenge to track our daily exercise. Simply create an account by entering your name, email address and password. Enter in the minutes you exercised each day.
It will be cool to see how many minutes we are all exercising!
$100 NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY
I’m giving away (3) $100 gift cards to Nordstrom at the end of the challenge! It’s a great incentive to help us not give up during the 30 days!
To be eligible for the giveaway:
- Exercise 20 minutes, 6 days a week
- Log your exercise on Challenge Runner
- Subscribe to my Daily Blog Posts & the Weekend Newsletter
FIND YOUR PURPOSE
Before getting started, it’s important to declare WHY you’re doing this challenge. When the going gets tough and you don’t FEEL like finishing, you’ll need that reminder to help you stick with it!
For me, I want to get in better shape, lose some stubborn tummy fat and tone up my arms, booty and legs. I want to have energy to play with my young kids and feel confident at the pool in a bikini. I want to live a long, healthy life and never take my physical abilities for granted. I want to challenge myself because I know I can do this! It will feel amazing to accomplish a physical goal.
EXERCISE 20 MINUTES – 6 DAYS A WEEK
You need to participate in a physical activity for 20 minutes 6 days a week! You can totally do this! It’s only 20 minutes out of your day and only for 30 days. The goal is to move our bodies every single day so that it becomes a habit, like brushing our teeth.
ANY exercise counts- yoga, running, bicycling, lifting weights, Orange Theory, swimming, pilates, group classes, walking, whatever you want to do. I will do my group exercise class at the gym 3 times a week (45 minutes), run 3 days a week (30 minutes), and maybe a 20 minute walk one day. You can change it up as you see fit!
The point is to move your body and work up a sweat because that usually sets the tone for our eating. I know after I’ve worked out, I’m waaayyy less tempted to eat crap because I think, “I didn’t just spend that time and energy to ruin it!” Is the same true for you too?
Be sure to SCHEDULE your exercise into your week to ensure success and log your exercise into your free fitness tracker!
I will have new workouts each week that you can do at home.
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For this week, you can get started with this 20-Minute At Home Workout. But, feel free to do whatever exercise you enjoy!
DRINK 64 OZ. OF WATER A DAY
Drinking 64 oz of water is part of the challenge. Here are tons of tips to help you get your daily intake. I fill up my Yeti tumblers at the beginning of the day and make sure I finish them by the end of the day.
WHAT TO AVOID
Now let’s eliminate the hard stuff! No fried foods. No desserts. No alcohol. Yes, you can have one cheat day per week- but don’t go crazy! Your exercise cheat day and your food cheat day do not have to be on the same day!
You do not have to stick to the exact meal plan each week to be considered part of The Challenge – but this will definitely help! Sign up for the HWH Weekend Edition to receive a detailed meal plan each week.
Stopping to take a minute for self care often falls to the very bottom of our lists, but is so necessary. As part of this 30 day challenge, take 5-10 minutes each day to meditate, pray or start a gratitude journal. I use the Headspace app to meditate and need to pray more regularly, so this is a good ‘challenge’ for me.
GET ADEQUATE SLEEP
Our bodies need rest and recovery, so we have to get sleep. Going to bed early has the added benefit of preventing late night hunger and snacking.
Join 1300 other awesome members in our Private Facebook Group where we will share tips and encourage each other on our fitness journey.
I’ve partnered with fitness expert Cari Shoemate on this challenge. Every Thursday, she will do a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions. Leave your questions in the comments on Facebook so she can see them ahead of time!
CHECK-IN EVERY MONDAY
I’ll check in here every Monday with a new fitness post.
Let’s all take progress photos so that we can compare them to the end of the challenge. In 30 days, you might not see big numbers dropping on the scale, but you should notice your clothes fitting differently, yourself getting stronger and leaner. Day-to-day, it’s hard to see the changes, but comparing Day 1 to Day 30, you WILL see a difference if you stick with it. And you’ll certainly feel it!
I’d love to see your progress photos on Instagram! Just tag @honeywerehome & #HWHFitnessChallenge so I can see them!
Follow me on Stories for updates and to follow my journey.
Tell me in the comments what TIME you’re exercising today! I’m running at 6:30am! And don’t forget to use your free fitness tracker to log your exercise for the day!
Have a great day!