Tone It Up!

Wow! It’s been a minute!

 

Well, allow me to bring you up to speed.  🙂

 

For the past three weeks I have been loosely following the Tone it Up girls and the Tone It Up community and trying to emulate their plan – without dropping the $150 for the whole shebang.  After these last three weeks, I want that plan even more than I did in the beginning.  🙂

Karena and Katrina are the masterminds behind the Tone It Up plan.  They are trainers.  Their basic premise is to eat Lean, Clean, and Green.  I love that philosophy.  They are hosting a bikini series right now which IS free and the check ins on instagram are inspiring.  (I’ll post some pics of my check ins below)

They also post a weekly challenge.  Last week’s theme was Green.  We ate lots of greens last week 🙂  This week is all about self esteem and boosting your image of yourself.  We’re setting goals and visualizing our goals.  It’s kinda cheesy on one hand but on the other I kinda love their faces so I’d do whatever they say.  Honestly.

Like I said, I didn’t purchase the plan but thanks to people’s Instagram check ins and my fantastic google skills, I’ve managed to unearth a little about the plan.  For example:  The girls want everyone to get up and do what they call a BOOTYCALL.  It’s a super early morning cardio session that gets your body moving and metabolism a kick start.  After that it’s Meal 1 (M1) and a metabolism boosting drink — they REALLY like Apple Cider Vinegar.  (blech)  But again… I love their faces, so I do it.  M2 – something light but L,C&G.  M3 – Lunch M4 – Light snack M5 – dinner.  Also — an evening workout which the lovely ladies are kind enough to post videos and printables of their workouts.  Genius!  They also have their own protein powder – Perfect Fit.  I’ll report back on that as I’m still using up my Pro Fit from It Works!  🙂

The girls also recommend not eating carbs after 3 pm.  I have sleuthed that gem off a blogger’s post as well. 🙂

 

Ok.  Well that’s the background on my new plan…. now…. enjoy some pics of my progress!

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The Girls REALLY like their acidic drinks because they alkalize the body and help stop the damage of free radicals.  It also helps neutralize the effects of too much coffee/alcohol within the body.  I know from previous research that an alkaline body is a good thing.  Cancer doesn’t like alkaline.

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Above are some of my meal/daily check ins from my Instagram account.  (PinkShanyn)

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And… again… an Instagram pic.  This is my meal prep before Week 1.

(I’m on week 3 now!)

Yay!  I’m excited that I’ve been able to follow this plan relatively easily.  I’m still using myfitnesspal to track calories.  Even with Memorial day last weekend I didn’t fall *TOO* far off track. 🙂

-She

Happy Mid Week

Today is a much better day. 

Why?   Because I love fall and its starting to show its colors.

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Breakfast:
Fage Greek yogurt with honey

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After my last post about how unappealing it looks after stiring I saw this

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Whoops!

Lunch:
Bean burrito
Apples
Peanut butter
1 chocolate square

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Dinner:
Tuna sandwich (1can tuna, 2T horseradish hummus, 2 slices 12 grain bread)
‘Little rag’ soup
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Training:
Yep. A run day. Almost two miles at 15:11/mile. 😦
Perhaps its because I left my running partner at home?
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More likely, because I was already sore.

But I was READY to run today.

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Here’s hoping the run Friday is a smidge faster 🙂

Sunday silliness

Breakfast:
Mojo bar – peanut butter pretzel
Coffee

Training:
Day 1 of couch to 5k
2.01 miles. 14:54/mile

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Brunch:
2 egg omelette with
1 slice muenster cheese
Spinach
1 trader Joe chocolate yogurt European style

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Dinner:
1can tuna mixed with
2T horseradish hummus
23 everything pretzel slims
1slice muenster cheese
2oz moscato
2 happy hippo cookies

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Snack:
2 nyacker cookies