Last Week’s Workouts

It’s Monday and that means I’m back for another recap of my workouts from the previous week! Today begins a few days of state testing for my students and many, many others across Texas. I’ll be getting in four hours of “active monitoring” while my kiddos strut their stuff and show what they know. We’ve been working up to this since August and I’m proud of them already just for trying their best.

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Last Week's Workouts

To take my mind off some of the *stress* and *pressure* of standardized testing, let’s talk about something a little bit more fun — like the workouts I completed last week. 😉 This was Week 2 of the Tone It Up Bikini Series, so how did I fare? Let’s see.

Sunday, 4/30/17:

I love doing yoga on Sundays, so I used the Tone It Up Beach Babe 4 videos to create my own workout. I completed a cardio flow followed by a flow using the kettlebell. It was the perfect balance of stretch, strength, and elevated heart rate.

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Monday, 5/1/17:

I started off the month of May with some serious HIIT! I did Beach Babe 5’s HIIT the Beach (the same one from last week!) and the Tone It Up 5 Daily Moves. Today, those consisted of 3 rounds of 15 reps of bridges, curtsy lunges, stationary lunges, kettlebell swings, and kettlebell squat-to-press. My booty was feeling it for days.

#100bySummer tracker by @amylynnntiu on Instagram

Tuesday, 5/2/17:

For this week’s Tone It Up Tuesday, Karena and Katrina uploaded a new workout to YouTube called Totally Toned. It was a total body routine and you already know I love total body workouts! I followed that quick workout with 2 miles on the treadmill. When I was closing up the treadmill for storage something went flying and I thought for sure I had broken it. However, my awesome husband fixed it for me, so we’re back in business. 🙂

Wednesday, 5/3/17:

I tested out another new workout from the Beach Babe 5 series, Tight & Toned Core. It was a nice, equipment free break, but still buuuurned like crazy. I also did HIIT Me Up from the Beach Babe 4 series for another 1.5 miles of cardio toward my 100 mile goal!

Thursday, 5/4/17:

On Thursday, I slept in (until 5:15!) and fit in an afternoon workout. I took Pippa out for a run and thankfully, she did much better than she did last time. 🙂 When we got home, I did the Tone It Up Daily Moves, which were upper body focused. I completed 3 rounds of 15 reps of curl-to-press, upright rows, plank tricep kickbacks (these are hard!), bridge chest flys, and cross body hammer curls.


Friday, 5/5/17:

Friday, I tried out yet another Beach Babe 5 workout — Bootylicious🍑. (Yes, sometimes I feel ridiculous writing/typing/speaking their workout titles.) Additionally, I did the K+K HIIT workout from Karena and Katrina’s Look for Love/Body Love series. If you can’t tell — I love quick HIITs of mixed strength and cardio work.

Saturday, 5/6/17:

Our nephew’s 1st birthday party was this weekend, so my Saturday workout was cut a little short so we could get out the door! I did a 30-minute Beach Babe 5 workout, 30 Rep Challenge. Think 30 reps of every exercise using a variety of weights. I can totally see how this workout can be used to build strength because you can use whatever weight you want to get those reps in! Except for push-ups. I am awful at push-ups and I definitely didn’t get in 30 reps.

This week, I’m looking forward to Week 3 of the Bikini Series with some extra walking, thanks to active monitoring. I always get my steps in early on those days! Are you filling your schedule with any new workouts this week?

Last Week’s Workouts

Today is May 1. Even as I type that, I just can’t believe it. 2017 is FLYING by, am I right? At this point I’m not complaining toooooo much because if the days go quickly, my summer break will be here quickly as well. Once June 3 hits, time can just slow itself right down and I’ll be a-ok with that. 😉

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If you remember my post from last week, I’ve been having a rough go lately — I guess that’s just part of life. But luckily, the 2017 Tone It Up Bikini Series arrived Monday morning to brighten me right up. There’s just something about Karena and Katrina and all the positivity they inject into everything they do! One week of the Bikini Series and eating clean and I’ve been feeling so much better. I’m looking forward to week two and even more light and positivity!

Sunday, 4/23/17:

Since I bailed on my run from the previous day, I did 2 miles on treadmill, run/walk/run style. Afterwards, I fit in 20 minutes yoga with a YouTube video featuring Stacey who works at the Tone It Up Headquarters!

Monday, 4/24/17:

This morning was the official Day 1 of the Bikini Series! I did the Tone It Up Daily Moves, which were upper body focused. Think curl-to-press, hammer curls, triceps kickbacks, push-ups, and boat pose presses. I followed it up with another 2 miles on treadmill.

Tuesday, 4/25/17:

Happy Tone It Up Tuesday! Today, Karena and Katrina released the first free workout of the series. I turned the day into a serious HIIT-fest with Tone It Up Daily Moves (lateral step-ups, step-ups, pistol squats, Russian twist, and squat-to-press), HIIT the Beach (the same one I did last week), and their new Sandy Sweat routine. I was sweating A LOT and I truly didn’t know if I was going to make it through the workout. It probably didn’t help that I was fighting a cold for most of the first part of the week.

Wednesday, 4/26/17:

Tone It Up prescribed 30 minutes of cardio, but I knew I wouldn’t have time for that, so I gave the 15 min. Sandy Sweat routine another go. Afterward, I completed Absolutely Bootyful from the Beach Babe 5 series. It was glute and ab focused work out that required no equipment. Typically, I don’t care for those workouts, but I was SO SORE that it was nice change up.

Thursday, 4/27/17:

Today was my mom’s birthday AND my dad’s birthday! Funny, huh? I started my day by wishing them both a wonderful day. 🙂 I usually rest on Thursdays, so I slept in until about 5:15. After I got home from school, I hopped on the treadmill 2 mile run. This was the hardest run of the week. I thought I was going to die and it was only 20 minutes. Am I losing my endurance?! After the short run, I did the Tone It Up Daily Moves (dead lifts, curtsy lunges, burpee-to-plank jacks, and crunches), and then headed out to pick up some dinner.

Friday, 4/28/17:

I was feeling the Beach Babe vibes again on Friday, so I did the Total Babe Workout and the Arms & Abs workout from Beach Babe 5! It was a good total body day and still got my heart rate up with some short cardio bursts.

Saturday, 4/29/17:

Saturday, I took a much needed (and deserved, IMO) rest day. I taught the last round of Saturday school and had to be there before 8:00, so I slept as long as I could and then enjoyed the day with my husband!

#100bySummer

#100bySummer tracker by @amylynnntiu on Instagram

I’ll talk more about this later this week, but one of my Bikini Series goals is to get in 100 miles of cardio by the first day of summer. One of the girls in the #TIUCommunity made this wonderful tracker that I’m using. I’m looking forward to this week as well as the rest of the Bikini Series! How are you getting active this week?

Last Week’s Workouts

Last Week's Workouts

What a rough week this past one was. Even though I was coming off a break, responsibility, stress, and general “adulting” hit me like a speeding train. I kept up with my workouts, but my nutrition was completely off. I gave in to cravings, had take out twice, and one night didn’t even really eat dinner. I had some cheese melted inside a tortilla. I mean, that’s like my favorite snack of all time, but I can’t eat like I’m 16 anymore — at least not if I don’t want to continuously feel like crap.

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One bright spot in an otherwise crappy few days, is that yesterday was my one year anniversary. We shared an amazing weekend together and I’m heading into today refreshed and recharged. Before I do that though, I want to take a quick look back at the last week.

Sunday, 4/16/17:

Rest day on Easter Sunday! We spent the day with family, eating a ton of food and making the trip back home. We watched more of 13 Reasons Why and totally got sucked in.

Monday, 4/17/17:

I enjoyed oooone more day off work and got in a quick upper body workout using the Jillian Michaels app. I was going to run on the treadmill, but thought I might as well take it outside and run with Pippa. Yes, that was this run.🙄 Usually she is the best running partner, but on that day, she was a complete goofball.

Tuesday, 4/18/17:

Back to school! I got in a push day/front of the body workout using Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 5 and added in 10 minutes of sprints.

Wednesday, 4/19/17:

I did some body weight cardio on Wednesday using Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Cardio 2. I also did her free daily ab circuit on the app. This is about when the stress started to take over and I found myself taking advantage of Clear Mood to try and manage my anxiety.

Clear Mood

Just about the only thing that helped keep the stress at bay this week.

Thursday, 4/20/17:

Rest day. And absolutely necessary at that.

Friday, 4/21/17:

I did Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 6, but skipped out on the sprints this time. My allergies and asthma kicked my butt this week, so I decided to take it a bit easier.

Saturday, 4/22/17:

On my schedule, I had planned a run, but waking up to clouds, wind, cool weather, and aforementioned asthma had me changing my mind. I decided to sub in the Tone It Up Daily Moves for upper body, HIIT Abs, and HIIT the Beach from their new Beach Babe 5 series. I can’t resist the Tone It Up marketing. Every time they put out something new, I WANT IT! I’m shocked I restrained myself from buying the new bundle.

The annual Tone It Up Bikini Series starts TODAY and due to all this stress, I’m so looking forward to all the light and positivity the challenge provides. What do you do when the stresses of life start to get the best of you?

Last Week’s Workouts

Aaaand, it’s Monday again! I hope you all had a wonderful, wonderful Easter yesterday. I did! It’s one of my favorite holidays to spend with my family, although it usually ends up being a whirlwind of activities. Thankfully, I have one more day off of work to recharge before heading back in to power through the last seven weeks of school before summer vacation.

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This week, I decided to switch up my workouts just the slightest bit. I added in a bit more HIIT than I’ve been doing in the last couple of months, just to see what kind of results I’ll get. I enjoyed it and I think I’ll try to stick with it. It’s amazing what 10 minutes of sprints will do!

Sunday, 4/9/17:

Today, I wanted to get in a good stretch, but was yearning to get my heart rate up a bit too. I have a subscription to Beachbody On Demand, which I use fairly often. With so many trainers on there, it can be a good break from Jillian Michaels or Karena and Katrina! 😉 I decided to try out Half and Half with Jericho McMatthews. It was 20 minutes of intervals followed by 20 minutes of yoga.


Monday, 4/10/17:

Lately, my typical Monday workout has been 10 minutes of upper body using the Jillian Michaels app followed by 2 miles on treadmill. There were definitely some bugs that needed to be worked out after the release of her app, but with each update it seems to be getting better. Each “a la carte” workout is different, so it always leaves my muscles confused.

Tuesday, 4/11/17:

Today, I completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 3, just like last week. I decided to hop on the treadmill afterward and do some sprints for about 10 minutes. The difference in this week and last was 100 calories for only an additional 10 minutes.

Wednesday, 4/12/17:

Again, I completed the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Cardio 1 followed by the Jillian Michaels app daily ab circuit.

Thursday, 4/13/17:

Today was my first day of Easter break! I didn’t sleep in because my husband still had to work, but I definitely took my time getting moving. Since we’re going out of town this weekend, I knew it’d be hard to get in a workout one of those days, so I decided to forego my rest day today. I did Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 4 (pull day — my favorite!) , plus 10 minutes of treadmill sprints.

Friday, 4/14/17:

My husband had the day off today, so we hung out together this morning and then I decided to get my sweat on. I did another 10 minute upper body circuit using the Jillian Michaels app, and intended to do about 3 miles on the treadmill afterward, but realized I had no excuse not to put a leash on my pup and take her along for a run. I sometimes forget that animals need a change of pace just as much as humans do, so it was good for both of us to take our workout to the street!

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Saturday, 4/15/17:

Today, I needed a quick workout as we are preparing to head out of town for Easter. I found a 30 minute PiYo/”Challenge Du Jour” workout (whatever that means?) on Beachbody On Demand and got to work. It was a good low impact body weight session that also gave me the chance to stretch it out. I love PiYo and WISH I could find a place around here that offered live classes!

Next week, I will be entering a new “phase” of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution and moving on to different workouts. I’m excited to see what Phase 2 has in store, because I’m still feeling challenged by Phase 1! What workouts filled your schedule the last seven days?

Last Week’s Workouts

Happy Monday and welcome back to I Am Teacher Fit! Last week was my first full week back at school after having a glorious 10 days in a row to sit on my butt and relax. I knew it would be rough, but I had fooled myself about just how rough. By Wednesday morning I was dragging ass and wondering how in the world I would make it to Friday!

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I had a race scheduled for Saturday, so I powered through and kept my meals on point all week! I mean — I did have a cupcake Friday afternoon, but I gotta live a little. 😉

Sunday, 3/19/17:

Rest day! I’m spending the day trying to get back into my school routine.

Monday, 3/20/17:

A short 3-mile run on the treadmill plus upper body using the Jillian Michaels app. I like pairing running with upper body! My flabby triceps can always use the extra work. 🙂

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Tuesday, 3/21/17:

A total body workout with the Jillian Michaels app. I worked out too long and had to skip my morning Bible study. That always kind of throws my day off, but I did it when I got home that afternoon.

Wednesday, 3/22/17:

Two mile run and a short booty workout. Today, the early mornings were catching up to me and I was extra tired. I felt like I was in a haze the whole time I was running. I hate that!

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Thursday, 3/23/17:

I usually rest on Thursday, but since I have a race on Saturday I decided to fit it in early and sleep in on Friday! I chose to do a full body workout from the Jillian Michaels’ app (again). This time I made sure to finish with enough time to get in my morning Bible time.

Friday, 3/24/17:

Rest day! Sleeping in was nice, but I was draggy most of the morning, even after coffee. Getting my sweat on early really helps to wake me up!

Saturday, 3/25/17:

Energy City 10K with my mama! We both had a fantastic race. I’ve never done a 10K race before. Anytime I’ve covered that distance it’s been when training for a longer race, so this was new to me. It was a lot of fun and I loved the distance. It’s a great middle ground between 5K and 13.1! My time was 1:02:20 — I totally PRed, y’all! 😉

Energy City 10K