Happy Monday! I completed my first full week of the 2015 Tone It Up Bikini Series. It was fantastic to get in so much exercise. It’s been months since I’ve worked out this much, and my body was craving the sweat and endorphins! It wasn’t a regular week for me as I had two college friends visiting from Georgia. Their visit definitely made me eat naughtier foods than I necessarily would have this weekend (They ate Italian food for every single dinner during their trip!), but it also made me more active as I gave them a walking tour of NYC. I’m probably most proud of avoiding Ben and Jerry’s #freeconeday, a free pizza lunch at work, and all the sweet temptations at Dylan’s Candy Bar.
While I think I made better food decisions than I normally would (no pancakes or eggs Benedict at brunch!), I can always do better. Plus, I still can’t ignore my sweet tooth completely. When I craved sugar, I snacked on a handful of chocolate covered raisins mixed with almonds. Overall, I think my first week went pretty well though. I even crossed off 19.5 miles of my #150bysummer!
Food: oatmeal with cinnamon, blueberries, & vanilla protein; hardboiled egg; apple; spinach salad with raspberries, carrots, TIU balsamic, and a hardboiled egg; chia pudding with blueberries and raspberries; TIU Chili in a Bowl
Workout: Love Your Body HIIT, Sunkissed Abs x 3, and a 1.5 mile walk home from work
Food: oatmeal with cinnamon, blueberries, and vanilla protein; mango; lots of leftover TIU Chili in a Bowl; plain spinach salad with hummus and carrots
Workout: Bikini Series Mermaid Routine and a 1.5 mile walk home from work
Food: oatmeal with cinnamon and blueberries; mango; hardboiled egg; salad with balsamic dressing, bell peppers; some sort of salad which might’ve been baby pasta balls with cranberries and walnuts; tilapia with steamed broccoli
Workout: Bikini Booty Routine and 3 mile (total) walk to and from meetings
Food: oatmeal with cinnamon and strawberries; mango; apple; a hardboiled egg; banana with peanut butter and chia seeds; turkey spinach wraps with mustard (threw bread away off catered sandwiches), two California Roll sushi pieces
Workout: Bikini Yoga, Love Your Body Arms, and a 1.5 mile walk home from work
Food: oatmeal with cinnamon and strawberries; green apple; red bell pepper; cup of strawberries; gnocchi in red sauce with basil, cherry tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella; one piece of bread; one Bellini; one beer
Workout: 3 mile run and danced for hours at 90’s Night in SoHo
Food: scrambled eggs; side salad; piece of toast; iced tea; kale and OJ shooter; bacon; half a chocolate peanut butter chip cookie; meatball sandwich from The Meatball Shop; side salad; half of a chocolate chip cookie/vanilla ice cream sandwich; glass of Moscato; one beer
Workout: walked 9 miles around NYC and danced for hours at bars around the Lower East Side
Food: oatmeal with raisins; two baby burritos with shredded chicken and beans; chips and salsa (Thankfully the chips were portioned due to it being a food delivery!); second half of the chocolate peanut butter chip cookie
Workout: Rest Day
This week will be a little off too as I’ll be spending 24 hours in Minnesota on Monday and Tuesday. Having said that, I’ve packed healthy travel snacks and my TIU 8 Week Bikini Series plan in my backpack. My goals for the upcoming week are to stretch more in the morning and to drink more water. I’ll post details of my week next Monday!
Stay fit and fabulous,