Back to School = Back to You: Busy Mom Power Promises for Transformation Success + a Giveaway

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Lunches are prepped, bags are packed, and as the final buses pick up the kiddos, the real MVPs of summer break?us busy moms (and dads)?can celebrate. Take a deep breath and take in that little bit of peace and quiet…until the 3 o’clock bell.?During those busy summer months, it?s easy to get off track and into vacation mode. Now is the perfect time to hit that big red reset button.

How do you hit reset? By making promises, and I know, making promising isn’t uncommon. But it can be the thing that?s hindering you from taking action and making progress. How often have you said, ?Diet starts Monday,? and by the time Tuesday rolls around, you haven?t moved towards your transformation goals? The promises you make to yourself should be the ones you keep, and yet we tend to move ourselves to the bottom of the to-do list.

Back to School = Back to You | Top 5 Power Promises?

I know what you’re thinking: ?Heidi, this sounds easy, and yet I keep putting myself at the bottom of the list.? Here’s the trick: Stop making large promises. Instead of ?I will do thirty minutes of cardio every morning,? opt for a promise so small that it?s doable no matter how busy life gets. Each promise is a building block, and soon enough, you’ll have built a pathway to accomplish so many unthinkable things.

Bonus: To help you get back into the groove, I’m celebrating the real MVP of summer break?the moms (or dads)?by doing a giveaway valued at $1,725.97 that is sure to get you back in shape and back to YOU. Scroll for details.?

Power Promise 1: Get Outside with Your Kids

Outfit Features:?(Heidi) Reebok Mesh Tank, Reebok Guresu Sneakers, (Chris + Matix) Reebok Sole Fury Sneakers, (Marley) Reebok Harman Classic Sneakers, (Cash) Reebok Flexagon Sneakers, (Ruby) Reebok Purple Nylon Classic Sneakers

Back to school means adjusting to new routines and schedules. It can be hectic! To keep you sane, schedule some outside time. It’s an absolute must for our kiddos who are shifting from playing outside time to classroom time…heck, maybe you’re also inside during the week too, busy mamas!

Plus, kids are spending an average of almost 3 hours every day on video games, phones, and watching TV. It’s up to us to show them there is more than what they see on their devices, so scale back those screen times and get in some outside time. To make this promise, don’t set a time limit of thirty minutes, set yourself up for something smaller. Even with our best intentions, thirty minutes can be hard. If you pick your kids up from school, take a quick lap around the block before you drive home, or if you’re driving your kids to basketball practice, get there a couple of minutes early and stretch or shoot a couple of hoops each day with them. Every small step is a successful power promise as long as you keep it.


A deep breath outside and some laughter with the family is all it takes to turn any crazy routine into an afternoon worth savoring. This easy power promise is something that makes me feel like a better mom and wife and even a better business owner.

Power Promise 2: Drink More Water

Outfit Features: (Matix) Reebok Sole Fury Sneakers, (Heidi) Reebok MYT Paneled Leggings, Reebok WOR Sports Bra, Reebok Flashfilm Sneakers, also love this Reebok Poly Tank (on sale at Kohl’s for under $20) that matches the set

Clearly, the Powell Pack is serious about water, and Matix has truly taken it to heart. 😉 But really, there’s no way I’d make a list of power promises without mentioning water. But you guys knew that already, right? If you are an app user, you’re used to our daily water checks. Use it as a reminder to stay hydrated.

Here are just a few reasons why water is oh, so important:

  • Regulates your body?s temperature.
  • Keeps your joints nice and lubricated.
  • Transports nutrients and oxygen throughout your body.
  • Helps keep your skin looking good. (Yes, please!).

To keep this promise, start slow. Don’t go from barely drinking water to drinking a gallon. Little by little, increase your consumption, and maybe it’s just by a single cup. Be mindful and commit to the small victories. Water is also a major player in transformation success. You guys, Chris and I hear you! Sometimes you just don’t like the taste or you’re tired of drinking it. Add a wedge of lemon, some cinnamon, or go for a Chris + Heidi Boost Shot to jazz up your water game. Trust me on this one: You’ll feel like a million bucks with this power promise.

Power Promise 3: Keep a Transformation Journal

Outfit Features: (Heidi) Reebok Classic Harman Run + (Ruby) Reebok Classics

The secret to transformation success sometimes doesn?t involve weights or meal plans, it?s about working from the inside out. To keep this promise, write one line each day (or more if you?re feeling inspired).?

Write about anything from inspiration to small victories you?ve had. Working out, drinking water, or enjoying time with your kids can be a small victory or a highlight.

Having a record of your highs and wins is a great way to remind yourself to keep going when your transformation journey starts to hit more hurdles.

Power Promise 4: Recite Positive Affirmations

Outfit Features: Reebok LL Windbreaker, Reebok Classic Sneakers, Reebok Puremove Bra

Another great promise to make: Focus on having an #attitudeofgratitude, especially when it comes to self-talk. It’s even one of our life lessons in The TRANSFORM App. If this sounds similar to the promise above, that’s because these positive affirmations are something you can write in your transformation journal?in addition to your small victories. Loving our perfectly imperfectly self is crucial to a happy and healthy life. We do so well loving others for all of their imperfections and yet, all too often, we fall victim to forgetting this kind of love when it comes to ourselves.

Self-talk is something that defines how we see ourselves. How often does that self-talk turn negative? We are who we say we are. Every day, turn your self-doubt and negative self-talk into the opposite. Repeat: I am…beautiful, lovable, healthy, kind, and compassionate.

This can be difficult at times, trust me…I get it. It’s important to your well-being, health, and happiness. Make it a daily promise to remind yourself how wonderful you truly are.

Power Promise 5: Work Out 5 Minutes a Day

Outfit features: (Heidi) Reebok Flashfilm Sneakers, (Ruby) Reebok Classics

Why is it that a busy mom’s time flies? If you follow me on Instagram, you know I don’t let that stop me, and I try to squeeze a workout in even if it means that it’s happening at midnight. Let me tell you, even squeezing in 5 minutes is enough to work up a sweat. Try the workout below for starters:

3 Move AMRAP, 5 minutes:

  • 10 Banded air squats
  • 10 Dive bombers
  • 10 Bench crunches

Bonus Booty Afterburner: 100 Banded glute kickbacks (each side).

Reebok x Kohl’s 5 Day Giveaway

Ok, on to the good stuff! Now that we’ve got all our power promises squared away, let’s keep up the celebration. Let’s celebrate YOU with a 5 day giveaway! I’m giving away over $1,700 in gifts (one gift to each winner, for 5 total winners). Over the next 5 days, I’ll post an update to this blog with a new giveaway bundle. 5 days, 5 giveaways, 5 chances to win!

Enter to win by doing both of the following:

  • Like my most recent Instagram or Facebook post and tag a friend!
  • Comment on this blog with how you’ll be using and keeping these power promises.

Note: To be a daily winner, you must enter before the next bundle goes up. Winners will be announced each day on my Instagram story and below.?

Giveaway 1 | Get outside with Your Kids:

Reebok black tank ($23), Reebok Blush Sneakers ($80), Chris + Heidi Chocolate and Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake ($120), and a Kohl’s Gift card ($25) Total Value: $248 Winner: Tori Caresia (@tcaresia)

Giveaway 2 | Drink More Water:

Reebok blue/green set (leggings ($45), Reebok tank ($25), Reebok sports bra ($25)), Reebok Black Champagne Sneakers ($80), Mantra blender bottle ($20), 2 Boost Shots of your choice ($80), and a $50 Kohl?s Gift card Total value: $325 Winner: Kayla Peters (@kmpeters08)

Giveaway 3 | Keep a Transformation Journal:

3 months of The TRANSFORM App ($38.99), 2 pairs of shoes (matching mommy ($75) and
me-Classics ($50)), cute journal pack and pen ($30), and a $75 Kohl?s Gift card Total value:
$268.99
Winner: Taylor Morfey

Giveaway 4 | Work Out 5 for Minutes a Day:

3 months on The TRANSFORM App ($38.99), a resistance band ($20), pink Reebok Flashfilms ($80), and a $200 Kohl?s Gift card Total:$338.99 Winner: Stephanie VanCott

Day 5 | Positive Affirmations:

Reebok Windbreaker ($62), Reebok Classic Sneakers ($64.99), Reebok Sports Bra ($60), 1 month of coaching ($333), and a $25 Kohl?s Gift card Total: $544.99 Winner: Chynna Johns

xo,

Heidi

**Thank you, Reebok & Kohls for sponsoring this post! The opinions shared and discussed in this post are my own.**

Related reading:

My Top 5 Ways to Fall In LOVE With Your Body
A Lotta Tabata || 4-Minute Total Body Toning Workouts
Our 12 Month Transformation, Month One: Self-Love!
5 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
Drink Up! The Benefits of Drinking Water

1,908 Responses

  1. I love that you gave tips to start each promise small. It makes it so much easier and less overwhelming! I’m trying to be concious of drinking more water and soon I’m going to get back on track with the transform app and bootcamp!

  2. I carry a large water gallon with me and make it a point to go to the park straight from school. We also started walking to and from school

    1. Promise everyday to keep pinky pie with me ( my water jug) and I keep an alarm to help me drink at the top of every hour no excuses

  3. I power promise myself every. Single. Thing on your list. I?m gonna make myself accountable by being there for my babies. We are going to go outside daily and play! I?m gonna drink more water by setting an alarm on my phone and making sure my water is easily accessible and I?m gonna show up for myself each and every day by working out early in the morning before the kids get up. I?m gonna be a better mom by being a better me!!

  4. I bought a refillable bottle that I carry around, I get out for walks with my kid and dog every day, I workout half an hour 5 days/week ? now I should definitely try being more positive !

  5. I have made a commitment to myself and my kids to take them to the playground every night when I get home from work before doing anything else. The outside time is just as great for me as it is for them!!

  6. Oh by the way, whoever wins this…. I highly recommend the chocolate shake. Vanilla is heavenly, but ladies… the chocolate tastes something like hot cocoa or chocolate ice cream. I used to work at Whole Foods. I used to sell supplements. This chocolate shake is the BEST!

    1. I don’t have children so I don’t have the struggles mentioned. I am still committed to be more consistent with my nutrition and workouts, get out in nature with my dogs!

    2. I liked to drink lemon water and sometimes add fresh mint. After 2 major losses last year I promised my son to get healthy by exercising and drinking plenty of water.

  7. I?ve definitely implemented most of this. When the kids go to swim, we also head to the park next door. I use an app and journal a few times a week but I?m working on daily. Water is a work in progress and I?m using the transform app and seeing forward progress! My power promise this week was to follow the transform exercises and i am nailing it after just starting strength after two bedrest pregnancies in a row (one a miscarriage.) To add to my power promise, we have a daily checklist that just be completed before any screen tome which includes the kids helping mama. Weekends only for video games, and when swim starts again in September , I?m going to swim in the fitness laps alongside my kids. 🙂 oh, and I have a pair of Reebok?s that I wear for EVERY workout. Got em while pregnant and finally using them. Love em!

    1. My power promise is to be committed to my health for me, so that my family can follow in my footsteps with a lot more ease 🙂

  8. I?m getting outside with my husband and my kid every day and soaking up the end of summer weather!

    1. I have been increasing my water intake. I also promise to aim for at least a 5 minute work out everyday.

    2. I made a power promise to get healthier with and for my kids! I had a heart attack last yr just after my 40 bday and i will be around longer for them!

    3. My POwer Promise is to get my fitness routine back!! We take nightly walks as a family, but with summer and trying to add in so much fun, I?ve lost focus on exercise :/. it?s time I make more time for my health and get a set routine in place <3

    4. I’m working hard in increasing my water intake. I believe it was a tip you gave a while back but I put rubber bands on my water bottle and everytime I finish one I remove a band and that’s helped me realize I’m not drinking enough when I’m out and about with my kids!

    5. Since it’s so easy to focus on the negatives about myself , I will write something positive about myself everyday. Changing the way I think about myself will help with my get fit journey.

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