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TIU Bikini Series Breakdown: Week 7

by agirlandhermutt on May 26, 2015

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.

Week 7!

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Monday
Cardio & Buns/Thighs

Cardio: Stars & Stripes Cardio

Toning: Bikini Buns & Thighs

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.

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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!

They also released this new Bikini Abs workout video!

PM Challenge: Yoga! Try out the yoga video from this series, Bikini Yoga Flow.

Wednesday
Cardio & Total Body (and they do mean TOTAL BODY!)
Cardio: 30 minutes of whatever you want! I will be just bebopping on the elliptical.

Toning: Total Body!
Two total body workouts to start: Bikini Kettlebell Workout (remember you can use dumbbells if you don’t have a kettlebell!) & Under the Sea workout. Finish it off with the Lift & Tone Booty Routine.

PM Challenge: Really enjoy your dinner. Set the table, use the good plates and take your time.

Thursday
Cardio & Arms
Cardio:
45 minutes of INTENSE CARDIO. A spin class would be great, but you could also check out this Making Waves workout.

Toning: Arms, arms, arms.
Bikini Arms, Slim & Toned Arms and 3 moves for a Sexy Upper Back. Also, because I love this oldie but goodie so much, I will be adding in the Summer Arms workout.

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.

Toning: Total Body
End the week with this total body duo: Island Bikini Ready & Bikini Booty Workout.

PM Challenge: Make some sweet sips! They suggest lemonade, but I won’t lie…I’ll be spending the evening at a big ol’ beer fest. 😉

Saturday
THIGHS! Saturday is focused on those thighs. Just what I need!
Toning:
Bikini Series Inner & Outer Thighs. I also just bought a little ball that they use in another thigh video so I will be adding in the Bikini Series Tone It Up Thighs workout.

PM Challenge: Rock a cat eye! The TIU girls posted a tutorial a few days ago, but I also plan on trying out this method from Jaclyn Hill (Youtube Makeup Guru).

I can’t lie. Eyeliner is not my best makeup talent so I’m going to give it a try!

Sunday
Sunday Runday!

Bump it up a little…Run a 10K! That is 6.2 miles! If you aren’t a runner, you can bike (3 miles biking=1 mile running), walk, or elliptical. I’ll be getting on my bike outside if the weather is good!

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Have a great week everyone! I will be back tomorrow with a fun look at what I did for Memorial Day weekend! Spoiler: It was not the healthiest weekend in the world. 😉

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TIU Bikini Series Breakdown: Week 6

by agirlandhermutt on May 18, 2015

Week 6 of the Bikini Series is here! This week the focus is on making the most of your time. Planning, prepping and starting each day off right. I don’t do the morning workout every morning, but I try to do it at least 2x a week. I’ve been doing better with my food prep each week, but this week I decided to prep my workout clothes too. Fingers crossed this helps me get ready each night a little quicker!

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Monday
HIIT, Abs & Arms
Cardio:
HIIT Workout! My favorite kind. I like getting it done quickly and efficiently. Check out the new HIIT workout from this year’s Bikini Series,Hitty Bitty Bikini.

Toning: Arms & Abs
They are starting to push it with the workouts. Suggestions include the Bikini Body Routine from last year, this year’s Bikini Arms workout and whatever abs routine you like. My favorite is still The Best Ab Routine. It isn’t a video, but has some great moves.

PM Challenge: Head out for an evening walk!

So I have to say…I’ll be skipping these workouts on Monday. I’m attempting to do a Fly Double. A FlyWheel class followed by a FlyBarre class. There will be plenty of cardio, arms and abs happening. I hope I don’t die.

Tuesday
Cardio & Total Body
Cardio:
30 minutes of low intensity cardio. That means walking, a jog or anything else you can think of. My fave low intensity is the elliptical or the bike.

Toning: They will be releasing a new kettlebell video. Remember, if you don’t have a kettlebell, get one. Kidding. Just use a dumbbell.

PM Challenge: Prepare something sweet! My new favorite snack is freshly washed grapes with a little sugar free jello sprinkled on them and then frozen. I know some people aren’t into SF jello. For those folks, just eat your boring grapes. 😉

Wednesday
Cardio & Buns/Thighs
Cardio:
30 minutes of whatever you want!

Toning: Bikini Buns & Thighs. This video uses an exercise ball. If you don’t have one, almost every exercise can be done using the couch.

PM Challenge: Experiment in the kitchen! Try a new recipe. One of my recent favorites is this Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe from SkinnyTaste. The only thing I did different was use egg whites to do the wash on the chicken before coating it in the bread mixture and I used zucchini noodles instead of pasta.

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Thursday
Cardio, Shoulders, & Yoga
Cardio: Mix it up! If you normally run, try taking a spinning class. Try a new workout video. Just do something a little out of your comfort zone.

Toning: Shoulders & Yoga!
Do the Sexy Sculpted Shoulders 3x through. Follow it up with the Bikini Yoga Flow video or a class at your local studio.

Friday
HIIT & Total Body
Cardio: HIIT it up! It is time to do the Hitty Bitty Bikini Workout! Get ready to sweat.

Toning: Total Body
Check out this printable Crop Top workout.

PM Challenge: Cheers! Tone It Up suggests a great Sparking Cider Rose recipe that looks excellent. I love rose. I love cider. It is like a perfect combo.

Saturday
Total Body! There is no slacking on Saturday. They have the schedule jam packed with workouts!

Toning: Total Body
Start with The Mermaid workout. Move on to the Bikini Body 2 workout. And finish it off with the MaliBooty workout. Be prepared to sweat and get those muscles working!

Sunday
Arms
Finish strong! Also, get all that prep in so that you can start your Monday off on the right foot. Lunches ready to go? Workout clothes clean?

Toning: Pick your favorite arms routine. I will definitely be doing my favorite, Summer Arms Routine, and will be giving this Arms & Abs printable a try.

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I hope everyone has a good week 6! I’ll see ya soon! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to see how I am doing on this year’s bikini challenge!

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TIU Bikini Series Breakdown: Week 5

May 10, 2015

Ok folks! We are officially half way through the Bikini Series! Since meeting K&K last week, I’m even more encouraged to get through the series and make some improvements. I’m ready to go hardcore! Week 5 is here and I’m ready to go! Monday Cardio & Total Body Cardio: 30 mins of whatever you want! […]

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