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BeachBody Day58 – New Challenge

Tone It Up started their 2nd Bikini Series on Sunday. And like all the rest of my wonderful ToneItUp Team, I am so excited! I started with their first Bikini Series last year and that was the beginning of a beautiful love affair between me and Tone It Up :-)

The Challenge for Sunday was to write down our goals for the next 8 weeks, to share two of them via twitter, facebook or the ToneItUp community, and to plan/prep for Monday and the rest of our week :-) I shared my goals in the community and two of them on Facebook.
Here’s My 8 Week Goals:
1. Complete my Big Sur 9mile race without stopping :-)
2. Drink 80 oz. of water everyday.
3. Drink at least 1c. of Green Tea everyday.
4. BootyCall Workouts 5X a week.
5. Try out new healthy recipes – especially from the BeachBabe Edition of the Nutrition Plan :-)
6. Finish my TurboFire Program.
7. Stick to Clean, Lean and Green Dinners.
8. Enjoy every moment I have with my husband and sons.

I am really looking forward to all the new workouts and other challenges for the Bikini Series :-)

Sunday Runday :-)

Workouts – Bootycall was a 3 mile run. I went without any music and had the best run I’ve had in two weeks. I don’t it was because I didn’t have music that had the  most impact on my run. I think I was more rested and better fueled. Despite an overcast day, we decided to go to the beach for a picnic. It was actually really nice.  Not too windy and cold.  The boys even went into the water and go wet.  Luckily I brought a change of clothes for them.

Boys playing in the waves.

Turbo Fire Day56 – I did Core20/Stretch 10 after dinner. I really made an effort to keep my feet up the whole time during the matt exercise. Stretch10 is always nice after a workout. It’s a short stretch but helps loosen you up.

I followed it with Tone It Up’s new Bikini Ab workout. And boy my abs were sore after that. There were a couple really tough exercises for me but I’m going to work on those.  I ended with a 2min plank.

2min on elbows.


M1: Luna bar – something small before my run.

M2: Bowl of grapes.

M3: 6 inch Turkey Avocadio Subway on whole wheat with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, olives, and cucumbers.  No sauce, mayo or cheese.

M4: Almond Coconut Kind Bar.

M5: Ben has to have steak because of all the blood he loss so he made some tri-tip for dinner.  I took a small piece and had some Quinoa mixed with bell peppers, mushrooms, and bean sprouts. Also had some asparagus.

Steak for dinner.

80 oz. of water. Didn’t get my green tea in :-/ It’s something I have to work hard on because I’m not use to drinking tea regularly.

Sign up for the Bikini Series at ToneItUp.com

You can also still sign up for Self Magazine’s Drop10 Challenge

BeachBody Challenge Day39

The downfall of Day Light Savings is that now it’s dark again at 6a. I know that in a little while it will get light earlier again, but I was enjoying my quiet early morning walks. Not that I could have done it today.  It was pouring rain this morning – and All day long. It’s suppose to rain All Week :-( Pair that with my period and you get one very tired girl.  It’s just something about rainy weather that makes me just want to stay in bed all day. Instead, I got up at 6:30a and worked out. Started with Day13 of Mad Abs March Challenge. I like to to do this first before I wear my arms out. I am still doing regular pushups and today was 21. It was really tough, but I did it. I followed it with Tone It Up and Miya’s Beach workout. I used 5 lb weights and did 20 reps each X 3 sets.

Tuesday is officially my favorite day of the week now.  It is the 1 day I get 4 hours of “Me” time :-) And I LOVE it! I am always thinking about what to do next for Ben, Gio, and Seppe. It’s constant and many times thankless job. I don’t always realize how much it takes out of me to Give so much of myself. It was very nice to have some time where I didn’t have anyone else to worry about, but Me.  I took advantage and relaxed for an hour.

Then it was time to get my sweat on! I decided to do TIU’s Lean Abs, Arms, and Legs Pyramids.  I used 5 lb. weights for the curls and also used them for the squats and lunges.  I did 30 lunges each leg. I went straight to the gym to do the Short and Sweet Shredmill. I thought that it would be easier this time around, but no. I was huffing and puffing like last time.  Adding an incline really makes a difference. I think I was able to go faster but it was tough. I was drenched with sweat and breathing heavy when it was all done.  I will be doing this one often to help train for running on hills. It’s pretty flat where I live so this incline HIIT is great for me.

Short and Sweet Shredmill. Warmup was at 6.5mph, Intervals were between 7mph - 8mph and Cool Down was at 6mph

Turbo Fire Day 37

Strength Training with Sculpt30

I was trying to do this before Gio got home, but no luck.  The boys did really well and played in their room while I did my Turbo Fire workout. I started with Sculpt30. After the pushups and Lean Arms Pyramid, my arms were already worn out.  The arm exercises were killer for me today. I did do the pushups on my feet and with the resistance band this time.  I had to go to my knees for the tricep pushup though. I also really felt all the squats and lunges because my legs were so worn out from the Shredmill earlier.

So Much Fun!

Fire30 was a little tougher today too, but I still did pretty well.  I love the second combo in this one. I think the Fire Throw is one of my favorite moves.  I went for the jumps and star jacks in the fire drill. The jump during the high low combo in this one I didn’t do because it just throws me off for some reason. It’s hard to Not have fun doing a TurboFire workout :-) The music is great and Chalene is always so motivating and full of energy.

I wanted to try out Tone It Up’s New Max Burn workout but ran out of time. I’m might give it a try tomorrow after my long run, but we’ll see how I’m feeling. I’m going  for 8 miles tomorrow – rain and all :-) If I don’t get to the new workout tomorrow,  I will definitely do it on Thursday. Ended with a 2 min plank.

Haven't done a straight plank in a while so I decided to do one tonight all on my forearms.

Meals – Ate a little bigger portion sizes and had some more carbs to help fuel up for tomorrow’s long run.

M1: Chobani Champions Vanilla Chocolate Chunk with Almond butter and chia seeds.

M2: TIU sister Kari posted a pic of her fruit salad with strawberries, apples, and oranges and it looked so yummy that I had to make the one too :-) Also added a few almonds on the side.

Fruit and Nuts

M3:  Salad with left over panko chicken, spinach, carrots, cucumbers and an orange. I love adding fruit to salads :-) Also had some Snapea Crisps on the side.

Green and Orange Salad

M4: Almond Coconut Kind Bar.

M5: Broiled Panko Rainbow Trout with Brown Rice and Broccoli.  I usually go for pasta but I haven’t had rice in a while and I missed it.

Fish and Rice :-)

80 oz. water and 1 Zico