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Bikini Series 2017

Hi there! I wanted to share my latest journey in fitness and nutrition! I recently signed up to do the Tone It Up 2017 Bikini Series.

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(Full disclosure, I’ve signed up for some of their previous challenges in the past and didn’t complete them).

Looking back, I know that I stopped the challenges in the past because the amount of time required to exercise wasn’t realistic for me.

This year’s challenge has been perfect though. The workouts vary in length, but they average around 35 minutes. This is totally doable with my schedule. Today marks the start of Week 2 and I’m feeling amazing! I’m not following the Tone It Up meal plan though because I find it way too restrictive for the amount of activity I do each day. I’ve been following the Fitness Blender’s meal plan (mostly for dinner ideas), and I really like it. It focuses on whole foods, healthy fats, lean protein, vegetables, and fruit. It’s a very realistic plan to follow and I definitely don’t feel deprived. In fact, I’ve actually increased my calorie-intake. I was so surprised to see that I’ve lost 3 pounds after the first week and I’m always feeling comfortably full.

These are some of the meals I’ve been enjoying this week:

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One of the things that has really helped me with this challenge is planning. On Sunday, I write out my meals & workouts for the week. So far this has helped me stay on track. I am looking forward to completing this challenge. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the journey!  If you’re looking to start a weight-loss program, or just trying to live a healthier lifestyle, you might find this article,  “How To Lose Weight Fast: 5 Evidence Based Steps Anyone Can Follow” to be a great resource. It lists 5 easy-to-follow steps that will help you reach your health goals.

Are you doing the 2017 Bikini Series? I’d love to hear how things are going for you!

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  1. This is my 4th or 5th time doing a Tone It Up challenge and I love them! The community is amazing and the workouts are fun! I’m glad to find another TIU blogger!

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