Posts Tagged With: 21 day challenge

Checking in (21 Day Challenge) 

  
Aloha fitness friends! 

We have 3 more days to go in this phase of the challenge. Whoohooo! 

My focus is mostly on fitness. Let’s move it people. I have been doing 30 Day Shred by Jilliam Michaels. It’s only 25 minutes long and it’s well worth it! 

I have not taken measurements yet, I have noticed my pants are less form fitting and my abs are flatter. 

Have you taken measurements? Are you monitoring your progress?

The biggest challenge is getting in the 3 liters of water each day. I have lost my water bottle and need to replace it. Drinking out of cup is less motivating. 😄

Enough about me, how is the challenge going for you? Add a comment below. 

How are you staying motivated? What have you learned? 

I want to offer some rescources to you. Check out this book by Beni Johnson. 

  
Healthy & Free by Beni Johnson
There’s great insight and wisdom for wellness. The link above takes you to Amazin.com where you can purchase the book. 

Looking for ways to strengthen those abs? Check out these moves: 

Check with your doctor before doing any exercise program.  
Check out these healthy recipe sites. 

I’m cheering for you! You can do this!!! 

Hugs, 

Erin 

  
Photo sources: Pinterest, except the Healthy & Free Book. 

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Phase II Starts Today

  
Hello fitness friends, 

Are you excited to start phase 2? It starts today. 

How are you doing with your fitness and wellness goals? 

I am 1 week behind you since I missed a week due to a vehicle collision. I’m still progressing forward. I see some changes in my body. As I stated last post my skin is so much better. My stomach is showing results. Yeah for progress. I’m shooting for two workouts a day this week! 

Enough about me, let’s talk about Phase 2. 

If you haven’t started yet, I need you to do the following: 

  • Think about why you are starting this challenge? Write it out. We are more likely to stick with a program if there’s a reason. 
  • Weigh yourself and write it down. 
  • Take your measurements: neck, chest, left and right bicep, waist (natural), hips, left and right thigh, left and right calf.   
  • If you started 21 days ago, take your weight & measurements. If the scale hasn’t moved yet, no worries. This is a journey! 
  • Bonus. If you have someone to help, take photos of you in shorts and tank it’s super motivating. Front, side, and back shot. I have not done this yet. I may or may not. 
  • Go back to the challenge start and review! 21 Day Challenge
  • Have fun! Yes! What fun activity can you do that gets you moving? As stated check with your doctor befor starting a fitness program. Check out fun recipes that are healthy. Pinterest is filled with healthy recipes.   Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe

I am cheering for you! I will be checking in along the way with tips, motivational posts, and some recipes. 

You can do this. I believe in you. 

  
Warm Regards, 

Erin 

Photos courtesy of Pinterest. 

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21 Day Challenge 

Hello fitness friends, 

Happy New Year! Whoohooo! We made it. 

Are you excited about another year? I am. 

Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? Set goals? I haven’t really. I have been busy. Ha! 

I know one of the resolutions many people make is to lose weight or get fit. 

It takes your body 21 days to form a habit. So let’s take this in 21 day increments. You ready? 

Disclaimer: speak to your doctor before starting any program. I am not a physician. If you cannot complete an exercise in proper form it’s best to not do it. Talk to your doctor about meals and exercise.

Challenge start: January 4th 2016 

Starting! 

Get some measuring tape and write down your measurements: 

  • Chest, hip (widest part), waist, thigh (left and right-mid way), calves (left and right), arms (bicep-left and right), neck. 

Nom…Nom. What are we eating? 

Days (meals)

Hydrate baby hydrate 

  • 3 to 4 Liters of water throughout the day.
  • Start the day with 8oz warm water with lemon (1 small lemon).

Cut out unhealthy carbs, fried food, processed food, and excess sugar.

  • White bread, white rice, white pasta, candy bars, excess sugar. 
  • Say bye bye to fast food deep fried goodness.
  • Say adios to chemicals you can’t even pronounce. We are aiming for whole foods.

Increase your fiber

  • Leafy greens and beans…

Shoot for eating every 3-4 hours and go no longer than 4 hours without eating. No eating past 9 pm. For those sweets cravings you can opt for peanut butter. 

Portion control…

I don’t like counting calories. It’s not fun. I have noticed that the portions dished out in restaurants, etc…are normally 3 to 4 times as much as people need. 

10 Easy Ways to Do Portion Control
Exercise: 

Get moving! Anything is better than sitting on the couch. Right? There are so many options out there for varying fitness levels. 

Walking is great for those with limitations or swimming. 

There are an abundance of YouTube videos for fitness. 

The goal is 4-5 days a week for at least 30 minutes. 

Programs I’ve used: 

  • Jilllian Michaels Ripped in 30 
  • 21 Day Fix 
  • Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred
  • Power 90 
  • Zumba  

The goal is to cease couch dwelling. You can make your program as tame or extreme as your body allows (check with your doctor). Diet trumps your exercise program. You can’t out exercise a bad meal plan!

Here are some strength building exercises. 

  
  
Can’t wait to hear about your progress! 

Oh and here’s a video to get you laughing! You can do this. 

Xxxx

Erin 

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