Monday, April 24, 2023

Summer Shape Up 2023 is HERE!

It's almost summer and that means longer days, vacations, pool-time, BBQs and a ton of other awesome things are coming for us. It's also a time that requires more energy from many of us. With kiddos being out of school or schedules being changed a bit (or a lot), that means that our wellness goals can get off track. Let's get ahead of it all and ditch the junk to get us prepped and ready for it all! 

Join me and ditch the junk for 21-days to set ourselves up for successful summer habits that will stick with us for the entire season. 

If you're ready to increase your health and decrease your body fat with exercise, good sleep, hydration and nutrient dense food, then join me and a small group of others with the same goals and game plan to get right back on track...with a measurablesupported and reasonable program!

You can do anything for 21 days...promise. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it and I'll be right there with you the entire way.

The Summer Shape-Up 2023 online wellness challenge begins Monday, May1 and ends Sunday, May 21-no worries if you need to adjust your start/end date...just sign up and begin when you can! 

This challenge is all about getting more energy, kicking sugar cravings to the curb, sleeping better, getting stronger and shedding a bit of fat and puffiness in the process. PLUS, there is another element to this challenge...intention setting and gratefulness's going to be amazing.

Here's what you can expect when you sign up:
  • Membership to a private Facebook group with daily encouragement, workouts and tips
  • Suggested food guide and recipes
  • Grocery lists for each phase of the challenge
  • Daily workout schedule designed for all fitness levels
  • A private online forum (via FB page) where you can post questions, celebrate your successes (and challenges) as well as get encouragement from a group of people doing the same work.
  • Access to an ACE certified personal trainer and wellness coach with over 10 years of experience
  • NO supplements or gimmicks...just food...the kind you eat out, cook at home or pick up on the go.
  • All for $49 payable via Venmo (@erin-heide)

Are you in? Ready to choose to feel better and ditch some unhealthy habits and create some new helpful ones? Ya know...when you feel better you look what's there to lose?

Click here to e-mail me that you are IN and ready to take control of your health this June.

*as soon as you pay, you will be added to the private Facebook group! :)

What's the BEST time of day to workout?

What is the very best time of the day to workout for all the benefits? The answer is simple: the best time of day to workout is when YOU WILL workout! But if you're curious as to the perks and challenges of exercise during different times of the day...give this a read. I mean, we know that people are morning people, some are night owls and some are more energized in the middle of the day. So here we go...

The perks of morning workouts

• Working out in the morning can jumpstart your day and fill you with energy
• Research has shown that people that workout in the morning stick with their exercise routine more so than people who work out later in the day
• Working out before work/meetings/school/the kids are up means more time for the family and evening activities
• You don’t have to worry about “something coming up” and not make it to the gym later…you workout is done!
• Starting the day off right with exercise sets you up for a day of good healthy decisions

The challenge of the morning workout

• The snooze button…need I say more?
• Getting enough sleep is very important to your health, so if you aren’t able to get to bed early enough to get at least 6 hours of sleep before you get up to work out, you might want to consider another workout time.
• Your body temperature is at its lowest, so you need to warm up a bit longer than usual (10 minutes or so) to prevent injury

The perks of lunch workouts

• Working out before you eat lunch revs up your metabolism and can set you up to succeed with healthy choices during those heavy craving hours between 2 and 4 in the afternoon.
• Getting work friends to work out with you can help you be accountable

The challenge of the lunch workout

• Work gets busy…so sometimes the workout gets put on the back burner along with your lunch break

The perks of an afternoon workout

• Research has shown that you have between 4-5% more strength and endurance during the hours of 4 and 5 p.m. This can mean that you can workout harder and longer at that time
• Injuries are less likely to happen in the afternoon because your body temperature is at its highest and your muscles are already warm

The challenge of the afternoon workout

• Unless you stay at home, have a flexible work schedule or don’t work the typical 9-5 job, working out at this time may not be possible

The perks of a nighttime workout

• Some people are more energized at night and so working out is more conducive after dinner

The challenge of nighttime workouts

• Working out 4 hours or less before bedtime can disrupt your sleep
• Life happens and you might not be able to workout in the evenings because of family commitments or unexpected plans

Basically, you know yourself and what will work for you body and your schedule. Get into a habit that is right for you so that you will stick with it! Put it on your calendar and get your body moving!