I don’t consider myself to be unhealthy, but I am prone to weakness (candy and rice). There is always room for improvement. One of the hardest things for me was getting exercise.
As a mom, it’s easy to use my kids and my busy schedule as excuses to avoid exercising. But I’ll be 30 this year and I wanted to get active! I know that it will only get harder as I get even older. I’ve been trying different exercise programs and diets over the last couple years, but nothing really worked for me. I’m not a fan of diets anyways. I want something I can incorporate into my life, not just for a few months. Plus, I’m not concerned with losing weight.
My main focus is to tone up and I finally found something that works for me: Tone It Up!Two ladies, Katrina and Karena based out of L.A. who are trainers that focus on toning, strengthening, and living healthy. I found them through Twitter and was instantly impressed by their YouTube channel(ToneItUpcom). Free workouts!! I decided to sign up for their Bikini Challenge Series to get 8 weeks of workouts, tips, and motivation.
I have been doing their workouts for the last 3 weeks. They are challenging but fun. What I love about the Bikini Challenge is that there are new workouts every week – keeps it interesting. The emails are motivating and I’ve learned so much from my trainers. What stands out is that foods can claim to be “natural” or “healthy” but really aren’t. The key is to read the Ingredients. I make sure that I can pronounce what’s on the label and keep chemicals out.
They also have a Nutrition Plan for a reasonable price. It’s a one time fee for a Life time membership to the Tone It Up Team and there are so many amazing perks to becoming part of the team. For details check them out: toneitup.com. I’ve tried the LarBars and ChoBani Greek yogurt as alternatives to my Fiber One Bars and Activia. It’s different, but not bad. In fact, they taste pretty good. The biggest difference is the sweetness. You wouldn’t believe how much sugar is in a lot of health foods. I plan on joining the Tone It Up team very soon.
My favorite tip from my awesome trainers: Get in tune with your body and listen to your body. Tone It Up works for me. Find what works for you and get Healthy!