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

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

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

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:

  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!

CHALLENGE DETAILS

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.

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!

MEAL PLAN

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.

WELLNESS

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.

ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP

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!

ASK THE EXPERT

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!

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43 Comments

  1. Jennie
    September 4, 2018 / 4:46 am

    Any 5:46 am I’m 21 minutes in 🙂

  2. Sandra
    September 4, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Please send your meal plan. I didn’t get it snd email you posted shows invalid

    Thank you

  3. Abby
    September 4, 2018 / 6:28 am

    I ran at 5am! Was excited for this challenge to start!

  4. Patti
    September 4, 2018 / 6:32 am

    I got 20 in this morning, but will do more this evening when I get home from work.

  5. Aileen
    September 4, 2018 / 7:56 am

    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

  6. Pamela
    September 4, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I did boot camp class at 5:30 a.m.

  7. September 4, 2018 / 8:03 am

    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!

  8. Justine Brickner
    September 4, 2018 / 9:27 am

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

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Woo hoo! Way to start your day Justine!!

  9. Harsha Vadlamani
    September 4, 2018 / 10:11 am

    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.

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 11:49 am

      That is so amazing! I bet you are looking and feeling great!!

  10. Ashley
    September 4, 2018 / 10:53 am

    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.

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Wow! That’s early! Way to get it done!!

  11. September 4, 2018 / 11:13 am

    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.

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 11:48 am

      I’m so happy to hear that Tammy! I printed mine too!

  12. Alicia
    September 4, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Already did my 30 minutes of cardio and back to the gym at 4:30 for legs and abs!

  13. Jodi Cerar
    September 4, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    I subscribed but am not seeing the meal plan. Am I missing it on this page?

  14. Abbey
    September 4, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Got up at 4am-gym by 4:30 for 20 months run then lifted until 5:30.

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      Go Abbey!! Love those early risers!

  15. Kristen G
    September 4, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    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!

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      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!

  16. Nikki
    September 4, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I did a one hour pilates class today!!!

  17. Alison Durio
    September 4, 2018 / 3:21 pm

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

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Y’all are early birds! My early morning workouts are Mon and Wed (tomorrow) so I’m up around 5! Need to hit the sheets soon!

  18. Christina Westerfield
    September 4, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    I am excited! I’m actually doing this one!

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Yay Christina!! Welcome aboard!

  19. Sharon Finnegan
    September 4, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    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

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Same here Sharon! I did so good during the first challenge, then fell off a bit, so I have some work to do! Glad we are doing this together!

  20. Mary DH
    September 4, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    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!

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      That’s awesome!!! I’m wishing you a great run with lots of energy! That is so cool to accomplish that! Let us know how it goes!

  21. Southern & Style
    September 4, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    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

  22. September 4, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I am super excited to be a part of it and I am so hopping to follow along.

  23. September 4, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    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!

    • Megan
      Author
      September 4, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      That’s a GREAT start ANN!! I’m proud of you!

  24. Penny
    September 5, 2018 / 11:55 am

    I walked 3.76 miles, 65 minutes, alternating inclines 3-5% and flat surface every 4 minutes at 8:30 am!

    • Megan
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 9:46 am

      That’s an awesome workout!

  25. September 5, 2018 / 2:45 pm

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

    • Megan
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Yay! Love having you all the way from Argentina Flo!

  26. Emily
    September 8, 2018 / 9:36 am

    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.

  27. Caitlyn
    September 12, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    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!

    • Megan
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Caitlyn, honestly that is such a sweet comment to receive. Thank you so so much! I really appreciate it. I’m actually working away right now!

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