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!


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)



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. 🙂



Happy Mid Week

Today is a much better day. 

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


Fage Greek yogurt with honey


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



Bean burrito
Peanut butter
1 chocolate square


Tuna sandwich (1can tuna, 2T horseradish hummus, 2 slices 12 grain bread)
‘Little rag’ soup

Yep. A run day. Almost two miles at 15:11/mile. 😦
Perhaps its because I left my running partner at home?

More likely, because I was already sore.

But I was READY to run today.


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

Sunday silliness

Mojo bar – peanut butter pretzel

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


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


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


2 nyacker cookies