Hi folks! It has been a hot minute since I have participated in a Tone It Up Challenge. Starting tomorrow they are hosting a new challenge for the month of October. Unlike most of their other challenges that are 6+ weeks, this one is just 31 days. That seems doable, right?! (Seriously. I HAVE to be able to do something for just 31 days, right?!!!!)
Since I’m a Nutrition Plan member, they sent out a very detailed menu for the 31 days. It is a great guide, but there is no way I can workout as much as the plan calls for (and I would secretly like to do too) and eat such a low calorie meal plan.
Rather than just set myself up for failure, I’m going to be using the recipes as a guide to break some nasty habits (Dr. Pepper loves me just as much as I love it!) and get back into that macro counting life. Trainer Paige had a great guide to learning to count macros that was part of her Peak Physique program and I’m going to be using that as my guide again. I actually really thrive when I track my food and don’t become obsessive about it, which I know many can have happen. This girl needs structure!
I’m going to follow the workouts, post on Instagram when I can and eat like a normal person. Sound like a plan?
PM Challenge: Plan a #TIUMeetup. Honestly, I know there are tons of Boston TIU ladies in the area, but I haven’t been able to meet any of them. Fortunately, I have a few workout buddies in the area (well, really just one, but she is the best. Hi Megan!) so I will plan a workout with them soon.
Wednesday Cardio & Booty
Cardio: Even cardio is all about the booty! Try out this Stairmill workout.
Hello! This little Bikini Series is a little late because I was out of town for the long weekend. While I didn’t “workout” I did get in about 20,000 steps each day. WOOT.
We are winding down the series with just two more weeks to go! They announced on their website that they plan to redo the bikini series starting on June 8th so check over there to get more info! I need to do a little thinking for the next week on what I want to do next. I’m LOVING the Bikini Series, but I’m also missing some of my regular workouts.
Tuesday (When I am really starting this week!) Cardio, Arms, Abs & Yoga
Cardio: The schedule suggests a lunchtime cardio session. I don’t know about you, but sweating in the middle of the day is not only impossible, but really, really gross. Instead I will be adding this cardio routine to my afternoon workout.
Toning: Bikini Arms Routine. This is really a great one. Honestly, sometimes I don’t want to crawl on the ground to do my arms. This one is done all standing an it starts to burn almost immediately. LOVE!
PM Challenge: Earlier in the series we did a list of 10 things we liked about ourselves and this time we are making a list of 10 thing that you are happy about. I love lists!
Friday Barre &Total Body
Barre: Try to get to a barre class! I’ve tried a few different kinds and my favorite is still Pure Barre. The extra bit of instruction is so great when you are first learning. If you can’t get to a class try this TIU Beach Barre Workout.