Friday, September 18, 2015

It's Time For The 2015... 14-Day Two-A-Day Challenge!!!

Photo Cred: E.x. Lotus Fine Art Photography
August marked the return of football and a time when players suit up for two separate practices per day, it's a tradition known as "two-a-days."

As we transition from summer to fall our lives typically become more routine. Though, if you’re like me, you’re trying to hold onto every last minute of warmth and sunlight! Summer is a time for fun and play…. most often outdoors. As we head into fall and winter this changes. It takes a lot more drive and discipline to stay active and healthy. Good news is… as summer leaves us we can recapture your drive and discipline! There are no excuses, as - the kids are back in school, Labor Day is past, and the perfect time is now.  Head into the holidays with powerful tools and support under your belt!

*This challenge is for people looking to get back in the game. Maybe you’ve been sidelined due to an injury, illness or health challenge. Or life has gotten in the way and you’re ready to make your health a priority. Low impact exercises will be provided and exercises based on common ailments are considered.  

This online training will be divided into two sections:
One workout and a healthy eating challenge each day.  The program will be well balanced to allow recovery time over the two weeks.

1.     High intensity interval training that incorporates yoga and Pilates principles to     improve overall fitness and refine core conditioning.
·        You will receive 30-minute guided workout videos that can be done anytime, anywhere and don't require equipment. These workouts progress every 3-days and will help IMPROVE overall STRENGTH, 
               FLEXIBILITY and FITNESS! 

2.  Teaching strategies and tactics needed to make healthy eating choices.
·        I'll be your daily guide to building healthy eating habits.  For example: day one may be - eating your last meal of the day 3-4 hours before bedtime.  Day two-three will build upon day one... implementing the 3-hour before bedtime rule and let's say, adding in a green smoothie (recipes provided for meals and snacks).  By the end of the two weeks, you will have NEW TOOLS, a new PERSPECTIVE on healthy eating and some new HABITS!

Just like football players you will learn to execute each two-a-day "play" effectively, efficiently and reflexively without needing time for conscious thought or cognitive processing.  

To get you ready for the fall holiday season, this kick start program will provide accountability, daily guidance & motivation! It will require you to post daily in the private challenge forum once you complete the challenge for support and motivation.  The workouts will be progressive, and the food challenge will be cumulative, allowing you to implement 3-4 new and simple practices within two weeks.    

You will RECAPTURE the DRIVE and DISCIPLINE needed to live POWERFULLY and RELIEVE habitual ACHES & PAINS. 

The Challenge Begins Monday, October 5th

What people said about last year's Two-A-Day Challenge:

I felt the nutrition aspect of the challenge contained very realistic suggestions that helped to focus on a few good habits to build.

Trying to change is often overwhelming for me because I often try taking on every new habit at once. This challenge taught me to instead take them on one at a time. That felt great and feels sustainable.

By having the videos accessible, I am confident that when I travel or miss a day at the gym I will still be able to get in a workout. I have already accessed a workout when I was unable to stick to my usual schedule.  Having this at my fingertips really takes away any excuse I can conjure as to why I can't workout, as well as the stress I feel when I think I won't be able to workout.  How about those diametrically opposed emotions!  I also found it inspirational to see you go through the whole workout and to see you work hard.  It is a boost knowing it is hard for you too!

Pushing myself with your workouts for as little as 15-30 minutes a day has big payoff in fitness gains and is very realistic to commit to, it was a great launch-pad for improving fitness habits. Even after the challenge, I find myself seeking ways to sneak in more activity every day. The variety you provided in your workouts was really fun; I was never quite sure what to expect except that it would for sure be challenging! I can't believe how many unique workouts you cranked out for us over those 14 days. The videos were very helpful and it was motivating having you 'do' the workout with me in that way. Checking in through the forum was great for accountability and I loved the cumulative nature of the nutrition aspects of the challenge
- Kara 

I have been on a journey for the last 9 months that has led me into emotional health and now physical health. The hardest part of this journey has been getting started in regular exercise. Thanks for the encouragement and great idea to post this challenge to do with friends. Thanks Ashley for the amazing challenge. I intend to continue!!! I’m 3.5 pounds lighter. Unreal!

The accountability piece was huge for me! I know it is working - headed on a trip today and normally would never completed a workout, but I made it a priority!