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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!

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!

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!

Update

I injured a muscle in my right leg early last week and my friend, Kristina, had to get her wisdom teeth pulled Friday. I finished Week 2 of Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD & decided to take a week break so we could recover. I’ve still counted calories and maintained portion control but haven’t worked out or ran. I absolutely love that I eat healthier but don’t restrict myself from foods I really want. I’ve been drinking the recommended amount of water everyday. I only weigh myself once a week so my focus is more on how I feel & not pounds on the scale. I’ve definitely missed exercising and felt so much better afterwards.

I’m starting Week 3 of Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD on Wednesday & adding Audrina Patridge’s Ab Workout and Beginners Running Program as the week progresses with Rest Days on Saturday & Sunday. It’s exhausting to count calories so I’m not gonna post the food or calories I eat daily but will update ya’ll on my improvements. I’m still gonna practice portion control by measuring out servings everyday.

This isn’t a diet but a lifestyle change. I wanna find a balance in my life that includes fitness and healthy eating habits with other indulgences that make me happy. I’ve scheduled workouts so that I allow myself to get fit but give Rest Days to relax & not stress about exercising. I’m gonna eat healthier and maintain portion control but won’t count calories. I’ll eat breakfast, lunch, & dinner with a snack between meals. I’m not gonna deprive myself of sweets I love but eat in moderation. I’ll only weigh myself once a week after working out on Wednesdays. Water is still gonna be my beverage of choice.

I really wanna focus on myself and what makes me happy. I’ll continue to share my journey with ya’ll & this blog will motivate me everyday. Thanks so much for being a Follower and lemme know if ya’ll have questions about anything!