Friday, February 3, 2023

A NEW E.H. Fitness 21-Day Challenge...just in time for Spring Break


Spring...and spring break...are fast approaching! If you're not feeling like your New Year's healthy goals have been met...or even started... let me help. This newest 21-Day Challenge is full of whole foods, recipes, workouts, tips and tricks...and guess what...it's also flexible and something that can be re-incorporated into daily life even after the 21 days...if you so choose. :)


If you are ready to take steps to improve metabolism, fit better into your clothes, have more energy and approach food as it is meant to be-for energetic life, then join me for on online (Facebook) wellness challenge beginning on Monday, February 20 and ending Sunday, March 12. 

Even if you are leaving for a Spring Break trip during the challenge, you can totally rock this one! 

The challenge is all within a private Facebook group so that you can participate on your own time at your own pace and with your own schedule...and it's all just $49 flat*.

 The program includes:

  • 21 days of clean eating carb-cycling style. Get excited! It's super simple and totally tasty. (Wondering "why carb-cycling?"...click here for the benefits)
  • Suggested grocery list 
  • Sample meal plans as well as suggestions for eating out. 
  • 21 days of quickie workout options...including workout demos (no more than 30 minutes of exercise a day required!)
  • 21 days of accountability and encouragement and access to an ACE Certified personal trainer and wellness coach.
  • 21 days of a small community of people doing the exact same thing you are, who have the same questions and struggles, plus, we will work through it all together!
  • Most importantly, NO supplements, pills or powders being sold here-just real food for real people living real lives.
There's nothing to lose, except maybe some inches and a few pounds. There's a lot to gain: body confidence, strength, good digestion, energy and a different way to eating. 

If you're interested, simply e-mail me here and let me know to put you on the list. I will add you to our closed Facebook group where the food lists will be so you can be prepared for day one: Monday, February 20. Also, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions about the challenge-I would love to answer them (erin@ehfitness.com)

*I add you to the group as soon as I receive confirmation of payment via Venmo:)

At-Home Workout Progression



If you're wanting to get stronger, leaner and fitter, it's super important to "progress" your workouts. That just means that you change and sometimes intensify the exercises you do so that our bodies don't adapt and get used to what we are doing and therefore don't build muscle or get stronger. Completing the same exact movement with the same exact weight will cause us to plateau; our bodies are smart and they will stop responding and changing without variety.  

So when should you progress a movement? When you feel like the beginning exercise has become easy or just not as challenging-listen to your body. 

Check out this workout you can do at-home or in a gym or on vacation or anywhere you want...all complete with progressions :) 

Here's the Deal: 

Warm up for 5 minutes with a quick walk. Do each exercise for a total of 20 seconds, then progress to 25 seconds and then to 30 seconds as you get stronger.  Repeat the list 6 times through. Even at the 30 second time, it will take you less than 30 minutes to complete. 

Here's the work:

Warm up

1. Stand ups from a chair or couch

    --body weight air squats

        ---squat with weight held at your chest

2. Right side static lunge

    --right side step-back lunge

        --right side step-forward lunge

3. Left side static lunge

    --left side step-back lunge

        --left side step-forward lunge

4. Good mornings (bodyweight only)

    --deadlift with weight

        --single alternating deadlifts with weight

5. Push ups on all fours

    --push ups on knees

        --push ups on toes

6. Back extension with hands by hips

    --back extensions with arms in "goal post"

        --back extensions with arms overhead

7. Crunches with knees bent and feet on floor

    --curnches with legs up and knees bent

        --crunches with legs straight up in the air

8. Plank on knees and forearms

    --plank on toes and forearms

         --plank on toes and hands

Stretch and enjoy!