I’ll never complain about the weather getting warmer, but I will always complain when I think the bathing suits are coming out too soon in Target. All those winter brunches and extra carbs seem to be catching up and it’s time for a major lifestyle shift. Last summer, I bought a Tone It Up meal plan and seriously loved it. They have a bunch of challenges and programs that are super positive and constructive – and not to mention the most important part – realistic.
Tone It Up is a brand started by two badass ladies, Katrina and Karena. These two ladies met each other and the gym, became fast friends and realized they had a mutual goal – they wanted to build a community of women who inspire each other to be their best selves. Sounds corny and like total marketing speak, but one minute spent on their social platforms or on their website and you’ll see that it’s legit.
Guess where we have brand NEW gorgeous fitness equipment?! Some of you have already spotted us! 🙈🙈 @ToneItUp is now on end-caps in @Target! 🎯 We can’t believe it…It’s been our dream to bring your lifestyle closer to you!! Target truly is a one-stop shop for everything, and now you can pick up your @ToneItUpNutrition Protein, bars, dumbbells, bands, kettlebell, jump rope, foam roller, yoga mat, yoga towels & so much more!! 💗💗💗 You’ll also notice NEW flavors~ Coconut protein & Salted Caramel protein bars! Head to your local @Target and snap a pic with us! Tag #ToneItUpxTarget so we can feature your pics!!!! ✨👯♀️ Much Love, Karena & Katrina 💕
The website features select recipes and workouts, but if you purchase the nutrition plan just once you get access to every individual nutrition program and challenge they offer, with tons of tasty and healthy recipes. Not to mention, they recently released an app that has a library full of quick, effective workouts and a virtual Studio where you can take classes with girls around the U.S.
Kat and I are freakin' out over here!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 It's finally time! For the past year & a half, we’ve been dreaming up something SO special for you ~ Your NEW Tone It Up APP!!!! 📲💗🤸🏼♀️ Over lots of matcha meetings, we envisioned a place where we can all come together in one spot to connect, work out, cheer each other on, & take our fitness experience to the next level as a community!! Welcome to Studio Tone It Up!! 👯👟💪🏼 At the Studio, you can take fitness classes w/ your girlfriends including toning, HIIT, barre, dance, yoga, boxing, & so many more to come…every week there will be brand new classes! You'll also get to meet your amazing new Studio Tone It Up Trainers & connect with TIU girls from all around the world~ and local to YOU!!! How cool is that?!?! 🙈🤗You're going to love it!!! 🤸🏼♀️💃🏼 Download your app at the link in our bio 👉🏼 @ToneItUp 📲💕😽 #StudioToneItUp PS- finishing up all the Android versions! Coming soon! Xxxo
Now, I assure you – I do not have enough followers for this to be #sponsored, I just genuinely love this program and their platform. A big perk for me specifically is that there are versions of the nutrition programs for every diet type – regular, pescatarian, vegetarian, gluten-free, gluten-free vegetarian, and vegan.
I’ve been a vegan for about five months now, and just from this change in diet I felt so much healthier and started to notice I was getting more toned. However, it’s easy to be vegan and unhealthy. Pringles are vegan, for example. As I started realizing veganism was turning into an unhealthy habit, I started reaching for my Tone It Up vegan recipe guide to start making myself more nutritious meals.
Now that Memorial Day weekend is almost 3 months away, I’m challenging myself to the Tone It Up 8 Week Bikini Series. It’s not one of their current challenges, but I did it solo last year and saw great results and began feeling so much better. So starting today, I’m holding myself accountable and blogging about my experience hopefully to keep me motivated to NOT quit.
I’ll work on weekly updates on what my meals look like and what my workouts are – and on my epic fails that I’m sure are bound to come!
So feel free to join me and my gals Karena and Katrina (lol they don’t know me) on the 8-week Tone It Up Bikini Series!
So what will the next 8-weeks look like for me?
- Five meals a day that focus on Lean, Green & Clean eating
- Drinking my body weight in ounces daily
- Working out daily
- Getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep per night (hopefully)
- Saying goodbye to fried foods and white carbs and candy
- Limiting starches after lunch (this will be hard for me – I’m a carb-aholic and love potatoes)
- 2 or fewer alcoholic beverages no more than 3 days a week (I usually only drink once a week if that, but usually have more than two….)
I’ll start sharing some recipes, too – but first here’s a look at my week one meal plan!
Here’s to 8 weeks of awesome and let me know if you have any questions on week one’s schedule!