I just finished up Week 3 of the Tone It Up Bikini Series, and I swear week 3 in diets is always the hardest. Why? Because we are so close to creating a habit (which takes 21 days according to a bunch of studies I’ve read). But, mostly because we’ve been changing our routine, and of course temptation starts to set in. Do I want pizza? BIG TIME! Do I want to order sweet potato fries? YES! But, that’s why I told all of you about me doing this, because I really wanted to be held accountable. I want to really do the full 8 weeks, and do them right. I want to see how I can change my body into the bikini body that I want. Where I feel confident in all of my fashion photos, and pretty much any photo. Where I’m excited to throw on my bikini and go to the beach. We all have our schtuff, ya know? So, for me, it’s pretty cool watching my body change!
This bikini series is definitely a commitment, and since I’m not training for anything right now, it’s taking the place of my typical “triathlon training”. Below are some of the recipes that I made this week. Most of them are super simple. Having majored in athletic training in college, and always being a “fitness freak”, I definitely know what to put in my body, but I also honestly like being told what to eat. I just go buy it, and make it, and eat it. Sometimes, when I’m triathlon training, my portions get out of control, haha. I tend to have a big appetite for my 5’2″ frame, and this is definitely putting things in perspective.
I look forward to the smoothies and bikini ice cream the most. I have a big sweet tooth, and there’s just something so refreshing about a cold drink or ice cream.
Wore my red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day. Although, I tend to think of these colors as 4th of July colors, but everyone seemed to be in red, white, and blue. Now that I think about it, I really should have had my white pants on. It’s a white pants holiday. 😛
Although Tone It Up makes their own protein powder, I’ve found a protein powder that I just love and for the first time my body loves too, so I’m gonna stick with Designer Protein. It’s just that damn good. Try it for yourself here (you get 20% off using my referral link!).
One thing I continue to notice is that I don’t go through all the ingredients throughout the week, and so before I finish everything, I’m already buying new stuff, so I’ve tried to start cutting down on any new “snacks” that they recommend until I go through all the “snack” stuff I have right now. Also, dinners are easy to use up what you have. If they say chicken and green beans, but you still have salmon and brussel sprouts, just keep eating the salmon and brussel sprouts. No biggy. 🙂
The best thing about toning up and losing some fat layers is it big time builds my confidence. I feel happier, healthier, and sexier. Which is really important when you are an aspiring fitness and fashion blogger. 🙂 These girls have put together one really solid program, and I’m enjoying every bit of it. Keep it up Karena and Katrina! I meant to take some bikini shots this week to show how I’ve changed, but I’ll wait til I’m half way through, and give you guys a bikini update next weekend, after week 4. 🙂 I’m sure you can’t wait. 😛 lol.
I have officially lost 4.2lbs so far in 3 weeks!
And in case you missed this recording of one of the booty call workouts I did last week, check it out! And get your workout on with me! 13min long and a really good sweat sesh!
Hope you all had a great week!
P.S If you want this outfit check it out here.