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. 😉
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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!
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?