TIU 31 Day Workout Challenge

TIU 31 DAY WORKOUT CHALLENGE : A FALL FAV!

Good morning!

I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted and it’s been driving me crazy! I’ve even written it out in my super awesome day designer, when to post and what about, yet it slips away. I feel like there’s not enough time in a day…between work, class, papers, studying, the boys and their activities, finding time to breathe…. I’m sure there’s a lot of you with me on this! Yeah…It’s that thing called life 🙂 but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

With my vacation creeping up in exactly a month, I thought what better way to start prepping “bikini bod”, with the Tone It Up 31 day challenge. I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty intense…but completely worth it.

It’s not just about exercising (I’ll get to that in a minute) but it’s also about eating the right meals, at the right time, and cutting out sugar (which for me has been pretty hard, with my strong love for chocolate).Yesterday while meal prepping I decided to make some of the TIU approved pumpkin muffins (so good and great for Meal 1 or 2 snack).

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This is a breakdown of what my meals look like today >

M1: Scrambled egg with spinach and garlic, 2 bite size pumpkin muffins and cold brew coffee black

M2: ½ cup of Grapenuts with a handful of blueberries with 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

M3: Sweet potato with 4oz of chicken

M4: 3 lean turkey roll ups with spicy mustard

M5: Baked veggies with garlic (by this meal I’m never too hungry)

During the course of the day not only is making sure you get in your five meals important, to speed up your metabolism, but water intake is very important also. Drinking half of your body weight in ounces is a must for so many reasons! I also choose to change it up a bit by adding fruit or spices to it. I’ve found by having a Polar sparkling flavored water, it cures my chocolate craving I’m having and also fills me up.

The Exercise Part

First thing in the morning *TIU Booty Call* 5 daily moves with 31 reps of each and 40 minute cardio. Setting my alarm clock 40 mins earlier than usual and going to bed 40 minutes earlier is a must. If you want it bad enough, you’ll make it work.

Hey I didn’t say it was easy BUT I feel amazing and that definitely makes up for it. If I can’t get in everything before the boys wake up, I make sure I at least get in 20 mins of cardio as soon as I wake. The 5 daily moves can be done before bed if that’s what works for you. I have to say last night after completing my “kettle booty workout” I don’t think I’ve ever slept so good 🙂

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If joining the TIU family is something you’re thinking about or you just want to feel better physically or mentally or both, check out TIU on Instagram. Follow them…see what they’re all about. It’s a big community and it’s a great one to join 🙂 Feel free to email me if you have any questions. It’s something that took me a while to get in to and stick to but now that I’m in I wouldn’t want it any other way!

Side Note: Getting out of bed this morning after two days of intense all over body workout was pretty painful. Pretty sure I just slid off the side of my bed. I know it will get better…but I’m waiting 🙂 74325833f343d542bed94e7f2bc2ec18

Enjoy your fabulous Monday!

Xxo

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7 Minute Breakfast On-The-Go

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My mornings can be so hectic between getting in my morning “BootyCall” aka Tone It Up’s High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which is a great way to start the day and give your metabolism a boost, getting the kids ready for summer camp and fed, and getting myself ready and out the door by 7am. I’m sure a lot of you can sympathize with hectic mornings and trying to remember a healthy breakfast, that’s why I love this quick 7 minute recipe. It’s definitely a favorite and you can even take it on-the-go!

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What you’ll need:

1 Egg

¼ Avocado

1 T salsa

1 t garlic powder

1 t parsley (fresh if you have it)

2 slices of Arnold Multi-Grain Sandwich Thins

A sprinkle of bacon bits (optional)

 

What you’ll do:  ((This is so simple!!!))

  • Crack the egg in a small bowl and add in the garlic powder and parsley and scramble with a fork.
  • Place bowl in microwave for 1 minute
  • While your egg is cooking in the microwave, toast your two slices of sandwich thins.
  • When your egg is done your sandwich thins should be done shortly after.
  • Place egg on one piece of toast and ¼ of the avocado on the other and mash the avocado.
  • Add a sprinkle of bacon bits and salsa on top of the avocado
  • Put the two sandwich thins together and enjoy!

 

Let me know what you think!!

Enjoy your Tuesday 🙂

xxo

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Tuesday Pick-Me-Up

Is it only Tuesday?!😳

In serious need of my PerfectFit Awaken tea. You know one of those days you can’t get out of your own way? That’s me today. Could be the result of a Bachelorette hangover, from staying up so late to see the final rose ceremony and of course the after show, mixed with tying up all the loose ends before my classes start at the end of the month. Needless to say it is only Tuesday afternoon and I’m wishing it was Friday already 🙂

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The PerfectFit Awaken tea is the perfect pick-me-up! Green tea with a blend of tropical breeze…reminding me that in exactly 3 months I will be laying on the beach in the Caribbean feeling that tropical breeze firsthand.

Is there anyone else suffering a Bachelorette hangover today?! Any thoughts on the outcome??🌹

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!

 

Xxo

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Taking on Week 3 >>BB4

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Time to take on week 3 of Tone It Up Beach Babe 4!

Starting the day with the TIU Rock Your Body workout and the TIU Booty Call (20 minute or longer run, HIIT workout, or class).  I chose one of my HIIT workouts, this morning.

During TIU you learn the importance of 5 meals a day.

M1 – Meta D or Bombshell spell  with egg and some fruit or a Perfect Fit Pancake and some TIU approved coffee or Perfect Fit Awaken Tea. (Black coffee for me is a must!…lately I have been all about the cold brew)

M2 – Mid morning snack. I enjoy making smoothies or if I’m running a bit late in the morning I just grab a piece of fruit.

M3 – Healthy lunch of lean protein and complex carbs with fruit and veggies on the side.

M4 – For my afternoon snack lately I have been obsessed with hummus. I love all the flavors with pretty much any veggie.

M5 – A lean protein with unlimited green veggies and a touch of healthy fats while limiting starches.

Post M5 I enjoy a cup of tea or Perfect Fit Unwind Tea with an occasional splash of warm almond/cashew milk.

As always, before bed, unwinding with yoga is perfect for a great night’s rest. Stay tuned for my 10 favorite yoga poses to do before bed!

So far going on week three of my TIU journey I am highly satisfied! I love the way I feel and I have already seen a difference!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

xxo

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Update to my Fitness Journey

Good morning! It’s FRIIDAYYY!!!

I wanted to fill you in on my recent change in my fitness journey! I completed a month of BBG, which was great, but I have been interested in trying something new…something I can continue to use for however long I want…something more long term without the $20 monthly fee. It’s called TONE IT UP! with Karena and Katrina…If you haven’t heard of it, you should check it out! You pay a flat fee and you can have it for life, with all of the updates even! As I’m waiting for my bundle to arrive I’ve decided to buy all my workout equipment separately, just because it’s a lot cheaper. Things you will want to get:

  • 10lb kettlebell
  • Free weights
  • Yoga Mat
  • Exercise ball
  • Resistance bands (light and heavy) I bought mine in a pack together
  • Foam roller
  • Walking hand weights (the kind with the strap to put around your hand)

Beach Babe 4+Nutrition Plan Bundle

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This is a great investment if you are serious and ready to tackle your journey to a healthier you!

Remember consistency is key! On your “off” days…the days you just don’t feel motivated…think about where you want to be! For me right now, I am so excited for summer and I cannot wait to start my 8 week bikini program! I have a wedding to attend this summer and my tropical vacation in the fall to get ready for! Stay tuned for some of my favorite recipes, workouts, motivations, etc.

I can’t be more excited and can’t wait to share everything with all of you.

Cheers to Friday and saying YES to a new adventure!

Xxo

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Breakfast With a Side of Tulips

Breakfast With a Side of Fresh Cut Tulips

This is one of my favorite quick and easy things to have for breakfast.

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Rice cake topped with almond butter, banana and strawberry.

You can even drizzle some honey over the top…mmmm so good!

My mornings can be so crazy with exercise and getting myself and two little humans ready and out the door by 7:00 am, that this is perfect. All you really have to do is spread some almond butter on your rice cake, cut up a banana and a couple strawberries and BAM! The boys are even obsessed with it!

Eat it. Enjoy it. Out the door!

These are fresh cut tulips from my raised flower garden. Stay tuned for my post on how to care for your fresh tulips!

Have a great Monday

xxo

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Sunday Watermelon Funday

Finding love in every way with these super cute Pampered Chef fruit and cheese cutters. Not only do they have the cutest shapes but it’s great for family cooking fun.

This is how we spent our Sunday morning.

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Getting the kiddos to eat healthy all the time can be a challenge, so I’m all about making healthy food fun to eat!

When they are helping in the kitchen we always put on a cooking show. The boys explain everything they do, ingredients they are using, step by step instructions and so on. I remember doing this when I was their age with my grandmother. Now I get to make these amazing memories with my kids!

This is perfect for a Sunday Funday!

Get something healthy, get your little humans in the kitchen and get your cook on.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Hey there!

Hey! I’m Danika, mum of two amazing boys, ages 7 and 4. I wanted to create a blog for quite some time but wasn’t sure where to start. I’m 27 with so many things that I’m passionate about. I figured why not talk about the two most important ~ Life as a mum and my road to a healthier me! So come and follow as I take you through my fitness journey and this crazy thing called life!

I look forward to sharing everything I’m passionate about with you from my kiddos to fitness to recipes to travel and everything in between! Feel free to comment or ask questions, I’d love to hear from you!

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