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Toned, Healthy, and Fit

I’m really sorry I’ve been MIA for the past 4 months! I have recently moved to Wilmington, North Carolina with my hubby, Jamie, and started a full-time Fashion Consultant & Swimsuit Specialist job at Dillard’s! Between moving, unpacking, organizing and decorating our “Love Nest”, & working 40+ hours a week, I haven’t taken time outta my busy schedule to workout. Yikes! If you’re like me, you are probably thinking that you could lose weight and tone up before slipping into that Halloween costume. Or you’re a procrastinator & keep telling yourself that you will workout…tomorrow. We should all aim to be the best versions of ourselves: Toned, healthy, and fit! Starting Monday, August 20th, I’m rededicating myself to a healthy lifestyle. {I have an unhealthy obsession with Chick-fil-A & Sundrop!} That’s why I am sharing my 6 Week Workout Plan with ya’ll!

My 6 Week Workout Plan:

The Rules

  • This is a lifestyle change. NOT a diet.
  • Don’t lose sight of your goals. You can do this!
  • Drink lots and lots of water!
  • As soon as you wake up, sip lemon water. It aids in digestion, is cleansing, & a natural energizer! Drink it at least 30 minutes before eating.
  • Eat a healthy Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Eat 2 healthy snacks each day.

The Off-Limits List

  • No baked goodies, candy, or frozen treats! Treat yourself to a serving of dessert you’re craving once a week. {Click here for The Weekly Challenge.}
  • No sodas.
  • No eating 2 hours before going to bed.

Exercises

  • Week 1: Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack {A 30 minute workout.}
  • Week 2, 3, 4, & 5: Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed and Shred & 6 Week Six-Pack {Both equal an hour and 15 minute workout.}
  • Week 6: Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack

If you follow this plan for the next 6 weeks, you will be in great shape for the upcoming holiday season. Just remember to stay focused on eating healthy & dedicate yourself to exercising regularly. Most importantly, listen to your body, drink lots of water, get at least 8 hours of sleep every night, and stick to the workout plan! Over these next 6 weeks, I will be updating ya’ll on my progress. Get excited, motivated, & ready to confidently slip into that Halloween costume!

Are you going to join me in my 6 Week Workout Plan? Follow me on Twitter for meal and workout updates!

Wow…

I’ve just realized that I haven’t posted anything new in forever!!! I’m still completing my fitness and health goals. My workout schedule has changed to this:

Mondays, Thursdays, & Saturdays:

Jillian Michaels Shred It with Weights DVD, P90X Ab Ripper X, Beginners Running Program

Tuesdays and Fridays:

Jillian Michaels Shred It with Weights DVD, Tone It Up & Self Magazine’s Drop 10 Challenge, Beginners Running Program

Wednesdays and Sundays:

Rest days!

I absolutely love my exercise schedule & the workouts aren’t really boring! I am still completing The Weekly Challenge and haven’t been craving any sweets. I’m creating a Mood/Vision Board {Number 4 on 27 Things To Do Before My 28th Birthday.} so I will definitely upload a photo when I’m finished!

Lemme know if ya’ll have any questions!

My exercise friend, Kristina, bought Jillian Michaels Shred It DVD instead of 30 Day Shred but that’s okay! We’re just gonna go with it. Here’s my new Workout Plan:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:
Jillian Michaels Shred It DVD
Audrina Patridge’s Ab Workout
Beginners Running Program
Mondays & Fridays:
Jillian Michaels Shred It DVD
Beginners Running Program
Wednesdays & Sundays:
Rest Days!
I wanna focus more on running since I’m training for a 5K at the end of April so I’m not gonna exercise to Bob Harper’s Bikini Body Workout. I can do this!
We start tomorrow!

My exercise friend, Kristina, bought Jillian Michaels Shred It DVD instead of 30 Day Shred but that’s okay! We’re just gonna go with it. Here’s my new Workout Plan:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:

Jillian Michaels Shred It DVD

Audrina Patridge’s Ab Workout

Beginners Running Program

Mondays & Fridays:

Jillian Michaels Shred It DVD

Beginners Running Program

Wednesdays & Sundays:

Rest Days!

I wanna focus more on running since I’m training for a 5K at the end of April so I’m not gonna exercise to Bob Harper’s Bikini Body Workout. I can do this!

We start tomorrow!

Update

I’m really sorry I’ve been MIA for the past few days! I’ve been fighting sickness for about a week now. Even though I’m not feeling my best, I’ve been completing Bob Harper’s Bikini Body Workout, Audrina Patridge’s Ab Workout, and Beginners Running Program {Week 3}. Me and my exercise friend, Kristina, are taking a Rest Week before starting Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.

I weighed myself on Weightless Wednesday & have lost 9.6 pounds since the beginning of my journey! My goal was 10 pounds but I’m really positive I’ve lost more and gained muscle. I’m so excited about starting my next 30 day adventure!

Spicy Chicken Taco, anyone?!
I’VE COMPLETED JILLIAN MICHAELS RIPPED IN 30 DVD!!! I’m so excited about Weightless Wednesday. I can’t wait to figure out how many pounds I’ve lost since the beginning of my journey!

Spicy Chicken Taco, anyone?!

I’VE COMPLETED JILLIAN MICHAELS RIPPED IN 30 DVD!!! I’m so excited about Weightless Wednesday. I can’t wait to figure out how many pounds I’ve lost since the beginning of my journey!

My body stay vicious…

I be up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness.

I wasn’t feeling 100% today but completed Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD and Beginners Running Program. I’m about to start & finish Bob Harper’s Bikini Body Workout and Audrina Patridge’s Ab Workout.

I’m obsessed with Crystal Light’s Fruit Punch flavored On-the-Go packets. So delicious!!! Fruit Punch, Grape, Peach Mango, Pink Lemonade, & Wild Strawberry are my faves.

I’m really excited about Meatless Monday. Jamie is cooking breakfast for dinner tonight. Yummy!!!

The Vow

The Vow was absolutely amazing. I loved every minute of the movie! After it was over and my hubby was driving us to Krispy Kreme, I asked him, “What would you do to remind me of who I was?” & “What would you do to make me fall in love with you all over again?” All of his answers were so sweet! I bought him an Original Glazed Doughnut and myself a Cinnamon Bun from Krispy Kreme. The deliciousness was definitely worth the week I had to wait for it! I giggled & said to Jamie, “If I ever forget stuff that I love, just buy me a Cinnamon Bun. I will always love a Cinnamon Bun!”

I completed Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD {Week 4}, Bob Harper’s Bikini Body Workout {Month 1}, and Audrina Patridge’s Ab Workout earlier this evening since Friday was a Rest Day b/c I was sick. I’m so ready for a run tomorrow!

Only 2 more days left of the Ripped in 30 DVD!!!

Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment, you can make a different choice and it’s these small choices & successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.
Jillian Michaels
I Workout

I’m so proud of myself…

My exercise friend, Kristina, and I have worked out with Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD {Week 3} everyday since Wednesday. We only had a water break after Circuit One & Two. I’ve also ran/walked 7.2 miles with the Beginners Running Program in the past 3 days!

New Workout Plan:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD, Beginners Running Program, Bob Harper’s Bikini Body Workout, Audrina Patridge’s Ab Workout, Repeat Beginners Running Program Mondays & Fridays.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD, Beginners Running Program.

Saturdays and Sundays

Rest Days!

The past doesn’t define you; Your present does. It’s okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the “now,” but don’t dwell on past mistakes. Learn from them & focus those lessons in the moment. That’s where change can really happen.
Jillian Michaels