Sunday, July 31, 2011

Workout Binder!

Hey everyone, today I finally made my Tone It Up binder with all my workouts! The first page had my workout calendar for August so I can see what I need to do and mark off my workouts as I go! I chose to do the same kind of workouts each day, my bootycall, 45 minutes cardio and 2 tone it up workouts. The good thing about this is there are so many different activities that I can do for each one to switch it up so it's not the same workout everyday just the same outline. I must admit I'm pretty proud of my calendar too :)
My second page is the ten Tone It Up tips that Karena and Katrina have on the Tone It Up website so that I have them on hand and I can remind myself of them each time I go through my book!
On the third page of my folder I decided to put a chart where I can record my measurements and my weight so I can see where I've improved over time. Some people may not like this idea but it helps me.
I have everything seperated into sections; pyramids, circuits and the bikini series workouts and I put  dividers in between them.
This is an example of the layout of my pyramid workout sheets!
This is an example of a Bikini Series workout page.
All  of my pages had to be handwritten unfortunately because I don't have a printer so it's not as nice or neat as I would like it to be but it's a start and at least now I have it and can bring it with me to the gym! I encourage you all to try it! I also have a new recipe coming tomorrow for all you lasgne lovers, and im pretty excited to make it! Enjoy the rest of your night :) Run Love Sweat<3

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Motivation Sunday, Kick Start The Week On The Right Track

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I know I did but at the same time it wasn't so great. I ate horrible this weekend! It was both my boyfriends and my moms birthday's this weekend so there was lots of cake and going out for dinners and lunches ect. My mom and I went out for a buffet lunch together and I did my best, I ate all veggies with the exception of a chicken ball.. I had too come on, we only go twice a year! As for my boyfriends birthday, the restaurant had almost zero healthy options so I was out of luck and I couldn't suggest going somewhere else because it was with his family and his choice. I haven't gotten the chance to go the gym since Friday, which is horrid, but I did get in a 20 minute walk yesterday morning and an hour swim. It's been an extremely busy weeekend so tomorrow I'm totally getting back on track and going to the gym for a couple hours and I can already say the treadmill and the elliptical are going to be my saviours after this weekend. Oh! I also tried quinoa tonight and it was awesome, my boyfriend also put it on his wrap. Well anyways that was a kind of long update of my weekend, sorry I'm getting to the main point now!
So as I mentioned before this weekend I did a horrible job of staying on track with my eating and my workouts but I'm not going to let it get me too down. Instead I'm going to learn from it and kick it up a notch this week. I'm determined to keep on track so I have all my reminders set on my phone for my meals and my workouts! I'm going to try and get to the gym almost every day this week and make sure all my meals are healthy no junk! I made a to do list for each day so I can make sure I get everything done that I need to and I wrote down what I plan on having for each meal. I'm hoping this will help to keep me on track. I now also have another workout buddy who is willing to go to the gym with me all the time which is great, who is it? My wonderfully supportive boyfriend who joined the same gym as me to help keep himself in shape and push me harder. Another thing that I do to help keep me motivated is going online to my favourite stores looking at their clothes and picturing myself in them and then keeping that image in my mind because I know how bad I want to wear them and rock them. So this is my plan for the week, hope you all have a great week and can meet your goals!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

How K&K have changed my life!

Hey everyone, as some of you may know in April I found Tone It Up and the lovely Tone It Up ladies Karena and Katrina. The girls launched a bikini challenge and I decided to give it a try. Bikini season was coming up and this year I was determined more then ever to lose a few pounds and get into shape. For the last year and half or so I had weighed the same thing, 143 pounds. I tried eating healthy and doing some daily exercise but no program worked for me and I'd fall of track and go back to eating unhealthy and being a couch potato again. However, after I found K&K my life hit a turning point. I ate healthy and did all of the workouts that K&K released and tried to follow everything as best I could. It wasn't long before the number on the scale started going down and each time I took my measurements the numbers would get smaller and smaller. I've lost a total of 11-12 poundsish with the help of K&K. Not only did K&K change my life by actually keeping me motivated enough to stay with something and do the work to see results, they also opened up a whole other world to me on twitter. I found other ladies that were doing the bikini challenge and found that they offered great advice, support, motiviation and were the inspiration I needed to keep going. I love knowing that there are other people who I can discuss health and fitness with out there that have a passion for it just as much as I do! If I had never found Tone It Up I don't know if I would have ever gotten the motivation or support that I needed to help me with this journey. I owe so much to K&K and everyone who has done the bikini challenge and i've talked to on twitter. My life is now full of activity, healthy foods, confidence and happiness. K&K and the Tone it Up team have helped me so much and I couldn't thank each one of them enough for the support and motivation they have given me along this journey. They have truly changed my life forever, and to them I am grateful. So thank you to K&K and my Tone it Up sisters, for being there, always.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Getting back on Track!

Hey everyone, so as you may or may not know a few months ago I participated in the Tone It up Bikni Challenge but it was during school and I didn't have the time to do it properly with exams coming up. I did as much as I could but I often missed my booty calls and sometimes I was too busy doing homework and studying to keep up with my workouts. A few weeks ago Katrina and Karena re launched the Bikini Challenge and I vowed that I would do it and give it my all, 110% but that never happened. Although I swam a lot and did work out a little my eating was atrocious. I wasn't giving my body any of the nutrients it needed at all but my mom on the other hand has stuck to her diet and has lost an amazing ten pounds, I couldn't be prouder, but now she just needs to get on the physical acitivty part! Since my last attempt at re doing the bikni challenge was pretty sad i'm going to re start it all over again starting today! I've already done my bootycall this morning which was a 15 minute fit test and 15 minutes of yoga, I am also planning on going to the gym soon. I went through the Bikni Challenge blog post on TIU and programmed all my meals and workouts/challenges into my phone so that it reminds me what I need to accomplish in a day. I'm hoping these reminders will help me to stay on track and keep me motivated. I'll try to post every day about how the Bikini Series is going and hopefully get back on twitter (@chelseadawn_) to re connect with my Tone It Up sisters! So I challenge all of you guys to re do the Bikni Challenge or start it if you didn't participate before! You can find everything you need to know about the bikini challenge here! You can do it, until next time eat clean and work it !