2104 Bikini Series #CreateYourSummer

I’ve been horrible about my resolution to blog more :-( So I’ve decided to use this year’s Tone It Up’s Bikini Series to get me writing again. I always get motivated/inspired during the Bikini Series.

Part of my problem was that I didn’t know what to write. I’d have so many ideas but I could never decide which one to write about. With the Bikini Series, I’ll have a focus for my posts. I will be posting my workouts, meals, and how my day went during the week and on Sunday.

The first challenge for the series was to “Create Your Summer” – a list of what would make this My Perfect Summer. This was fun to do because it allowed to me day dream about how awesome this summer is going to be. I have so much to look forward to:

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The highlight of my summer is going to be the TIU Retreat! When K&K first mentioned it last year, I was soooo excited. I was determined to go. I waited in front of my computer all day during registration to make sure I would be able to get in. There are no words to truly describe how excited I was when I was able to register! A weekend with my trainers and fellow TIU sisters working out, hanging on the beach, and dancing at night – I honestly can’t think of a more perfect vacation! I plan on playing lots of beach volleyball, paddle boarding, soaking up the sun, beach runs and everything that will be going on at the retreat. Thinking about it just makes so happy :-)

In preparation for all the fun, I will be working on my swimming at the pool and hoping to do paddle boarding with my sis or Ben. I’ll also be training to PR for my half in October. I’ve cut back on my running but training will start back up in July.

Of course, my summer wouldn’t be perfect if I didn’t spend time with my family. We won’t be doing a big vacation this year so I want to do lots of fun things locally. Camping at our family camp grounds is something we all love. I want to take the boys to the Santa Cruz boardwalk and to amusement parks to ride roller coasters. We’ll be working around Gio’s summer baseball schedule but we should have plenty of time to enjoy their long break.

Part of Creating My Summer was to also write down my goals for the Bikini Series:
This year, I really want to focus on getting back to my healthy eating habits. I’ve been good about working out but slacked on keeping things clean, lean and green the past couple months. I’ve had a bit too much chocolate and sweets so I need to get back on track. I want to feel confident, healthy and strong for the TIU Retreat. My biggest challenge will be adjusting to having the boys home but I’ll be adding them to my gym membership so I’ll have no excuses to get my workouts in. My goal is to weight train 3-4x a week, yoga/stretch 3x a week, and to run 3-4x a week. I want to try out Zumba since I’ve always been hesitant to. Of course, I’ll be following the TIU workout schedule. I’ll be doing a 2min plank every night and drinking 80-100 oz of water daily.

Another part of the challenge was to journal 5 Things that I’ve Successfully Accomplished over the last 3 months:
1. Finishing the SF Rock N Roll Half Marathon
2. Lifting weights consistently for 2 months
3. Tried out Spinning
4. Volunteering in my son’s class every week
5. Getting Ben to come to the gym with me 3x a week

I’m really proud of Ben. The last few weeks, he’s been going to the gym consistently. He does cardio and lifts weights. I’ve been doing my lifting and then picking him up and doing cardio while he does his workout. I hope he will keep it up.

Tonight I’ll be planning workouts and meals. I will be logging workouts on my calendar. My plan is to blog my day at night before bed. Fingers crossed I can stick to it. I will also post on Instagram and Twitter : @msmammamia.

Looking forward to the Bikini Series and to an amazing Summer :-)

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