HWH Fitness Challenge Week #1 + Free Fitness Tracker!

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!

Honey We're Healthy Fitness Challenge free fitness tracker


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.

HWH free fitness tracker


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!


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:

  1. Exercise 20 minutes, 6 days a week
  2. Log your exercise on Challenge Runner
  3. Subscribe to my Daily Blog Posts & the Weekend Newsletter

That’s it!



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.


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.

For this week, you can get started with this 20-Minute At Home Workout.   But, feel free to do whatever exercise you enjoy!


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.


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.


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!



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!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I started yesterday I was so excited for it haha! Love the meal plan, I won’t stick to it completely but great to give ideas and to help with shopping bill. Looking forward to getting stuck in for the next 30 days. Good luck everyone 🙂 xx

  2. So excited to get this fitness challenge started! Over the past five years, the numbers on the scale have been slowly climbing and I want to reverse this trend! I have always been active and enjoyed exercise, but am an emotional eater and my relationship with food needs a makeover. We have had some serious health challenges over the last 5 years with 2 out of 3 of my kids and comfort food and sugar was my coping mechanism. Now my girls are much more stable and it’s time to get myself to a healthier place! One daughter has a major gluten intolerance and the other is allergic to dairy (Before we figured this out, these kids were extremely sick all.the.time. ) which makes meal planning extra challenging. But planning ahead is the key for me so I am so grateful for the printable you sent us this weekend Megan! Life is busy, but what the last fitness challenge taught me was that I can make the time, I just have to be committed. I wasn’t great about the food piece last time, but I am going to use the meal plan and fitness pal app thingie and hold myself accountable! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for organizing and unifying us Megan! Let’s do this!

  3. BODYPUMP practice for 45 min and my normal program for 30 minutes at 9:30, after School drop off and breakfast with little one.

  4. I have been consistent with my workouts after the first HWH Fitness Challenge. Just did 30 workouts in August and back to it again from September 1st. Glad to join this round of the challenge again.

  5. I did one round of T25 at 4:45 am and followed it up with the Stretching video from the same package. I love stretching on the first day of the work week. It helps me reset for the week.

  6. Super excited to start this fabulous fitness journey with you…this is long over do on my part! Thank you so much for all the FREE printables, I have printed them off to hold myself accountable. I got up did my Meditation and Journaling first thing this morning before getting ready for work. I will be doing my workouts most days in the late afternoon. Have a super fabulous Tuesday.

  7. Had planned a morning workout but the school nurse called to pick up sick kids!! Noooo! So plan B is a mid-afternoon workout video in the basement. If i try to wait until evening I think the day gets away from me. Setting an alarm for it to keep me accountable!

    1. Don’t feel bad! Jordan ended up sleeping in our bed in the middle of the night last night so I slept right through my alarm. My Plan B is to take her for a brisk walk in the stroller this evening!

  8. 72 minutes of strength and HIIT training at 5 am this morning. 14 miles tomorrow morning starting at 4:30 am. 🙂

  9. I am so excited to start this challenge, I also started yesterday and so far so good. I can’t wait to lose a few pounds and just feel better all over. Thank you for starting this again!
    Sharon Finnegan

  10. I love the tracking sheet! I’ve got a 5 mile run after work today. I signed up for a 10K during the first fitness challenge to motivate me to run. Saturday is the big day!

  11. I hope you’ll do another one of these soon! I’m expecting my first baby any day now, so I definitely don’t think now is the time to jump on a fitness challenge (LOL), but hopefully you’ll do another one in the future so I can do that one 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  12. Thank you – going to start today. I am blessed to be retired, living a great life, and healthy – but way too heavy. Did a 45 minute walk today. Want to get in shape to enjoy the BEST of my life!

  13. Hi everyone! Greetings from Argentina, at the very south of South America 😉
    I started yesterday with my 20 minutes of fast walking!

  14. Thanks for all the extra info and the live FB with Cari, it’s always interesting to hear what works for others. I’m involved in a “slim possible” challenge locally at my cross fit gym as well so all the extra incentive and accountability helps. I am experimenting with Keto this time following 1300 calories, 30% protein, 60% fat and 10% carbs. I do feel better and a lot less bloated. My exercise is no problem and has been consistent for years, 3 days of cross fit and 3 days of Orangetheory. Thanks for the added tips and good Luck to everyone involved.

  15. Just wanted to let you know what an amazing blogger you are Megan! So inspirational, kind, and fun! Thanks for always putting out great content!

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