#LookForLove Challenge | Weeks 5 & 6

Happy Monday! Can y’all believe we’re already THIRTEEN DAYS into February?! I cannot, but I’m not complaining because I’m just a few days from a three-day weekend and I’m so looking forward to it! Well, the Tone It Up #LookForLove Challenge has come to a close and I’m recapping the last two weeks.

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#LookForLove Challenge Update

If you’re unfamiliar with the #LookForLove Challenge, it’s a six-week fitness challenge designed by Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up. Every few months, they put together awesome challenges to get people excited about getting fit. I love their energy and positivity so I always jump in feet first.

All in all, I lost about four pounds doing the challenge since January 1. That’s not a whole lot, but it’s a lot more than nothing. ๐Ÿ™‚ I practiced balance and mindfulness with my food and had great success. I’ve been watching my macronutrients lately and have felt better and more satisfied since starting that. I’ll continue to watch my macronutrients and loosely track my calories moving forward. That’s not to say I didn’t have a few slip-ups or cheats in the last six weeks — I just chose not to dwell on them. For me, that is as much a win as losing weight.

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As I mentioned in my last update, I strayed a little bit from the suggested schedule. I signed up for a 10K that I’ll be completing in March, so I had to expedite race training. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t ran in a race since 2014, so I also haven’t trained for a race since 2014. When I think back to my half-marathon training almost three years ago, I’m not met with pleasant memories. This training experience (even though it’s just a 10K) has been so much different — so much better. What’s changed? Well, a lot has. So much that it’s probably a completely separate post. BUT, I’m so grateful for a better and more pleasant training experience.

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On the strength front, I’ve been focusing on total body workouts twice a week, with a restorative stretch-and-strength workout each Sunday. This is working right now and I’ll probably stick with this type of schedule until at least the end of March. At that point I might scale back on running until time to start training for Wine & Dine. I love total body workouts, but I also don’t really know how to incorporate a balanced training split without spending hours and hours working out right now. Time is not on my side lately, so I’m just trying to practice prioritizing. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Totally open to suggestions, by the way!)

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Your turn: Did you complete any New Year’s fitness challenges? How did they go? How will you be adjusting your fitness schedule moving forward?

To read my recap on weeks one and two, click here.

To read my recap on weeks three and four, click here.

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