Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Up In The Gym Like Fergie...

Except I don't really go to the gym....

It's that time of the year again when everyone and their mothers are scrambling to start a workout routine before swimsuit season hits. At least, I know I am! Especially since J and I booked our Mexican honeymoon, I've been desperate for motivation to workout.

My usual workout routine -- mainly just running -- isn't cutting it for me this year. I actually despise running and only do it because it's a quick but effective cardio workout. And when I say quick, I mean quick. 30 minutes max -- this ain't a marathon people. But I was getting bored. I rarely went running because, well, I had more interesting things to do!

So, I hopped aboard the Tone It Up bandwagon! And I'm so happy that I did. I'm sure most of you have heard of Tone It Up, and if you haven't, go check it out! The TIU girls are amazing, adorable, and make any workout fun! The free workout videos that they post on their blog are the perfect addition to any cardio routine. If you become a Lifetime Member, you also get access to a nutrition plan, which I hear is awesome. I honestly was skeptical about the Tone It Up workouts at first, but I honestly am in love.

If you're really lacking motivation, nothing helps more than a new workout wardrobe. I know, workout clothes usually cost an arm and a leg (ahem Lululemon) but if you look in stores like Target, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls, you can find cute items for a great price. I prefer brightly colored workout gear. There's something about neon shoes that make me feel more legit.


I may or may not be hunting down that lavendar watch. I like wearing a watch when I run so I know just how long I've been torturing myself and when I can stop. Sadly, the adorable one I used to own was lost in the move last August and I haven't purchased a new one since. Also, rose water facial toner is the bomb for a little post-workout refresher.
What are your workout must-haves? Have you tried a Tone It Up workout?


Little Miss MBA said...

Love all this stuff! I'm going to have to try the rose water facial toner! My workout must-have is my Camelbak water bottle.

I'm also headed to the Tone It Up website to check it out. I usually pop in my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD for a quick & awesome 20-minute workout. Check it out if you need a break from TIU!

Courtney @ Little Miss MBA

Kait said...

I have to admit--I really don't like Tone It Up workouts because the whole time I'm busy looking at Karena and Katrina's wardrobe. Sad but true! I know tons of people that are obsessed with their Bikini Series, though! I, myself, am more of an Insanity/P90X girl! Love all these cute workout clothes :)

Kaylin said...

Where are those headbands from???
I NEED them!

Bailey said...

I am a TIU member! I love the workouts and the motivation from other members. The plan has many different recipes. I am still easing myself into the plan. It takes time and a lot of planning when eating clean.

Anonymous said...

I'm a TIU member too and get the e-mails but I never do them. They're good though? I really should start.