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TIU 31 day challenge and 7 day slim down

Hiiiii it’s been such a long time since i wrote in here, I needed a long brake. But now i want to write again 🙂 So I’m starting off with a challenge i just completed, well actually 2 challenges.

I found Tone It Up in 2012 and purchased their lifetime membership, however I have actually never really used it before. Not sure why, however I felt like I wanted a change in my body so I decided to give it a try. I have been working out on and off for years, and tend to get sick everytime I do work out. So I always felt like I had to start over and that is not motivating in it self. So I have for the past few month been doing good, listening to my body while working out and eating pretty good and trying to rest. So that why I decided to do this challenge. I work better when I challenge myself so that’s why I love doing these types of challenges.

Tone It Up was created by 2 best friends here is a little of their story copied from their website 😉 Karena and Katrina, the founders of the Tone It Up have brought a fresh approach to fitness with their fun, energetic, girlfriend-to-girlfriend method of getting fit.  Since founding Tone It Up, they have built a brand of fitness products, community, retreats, nutrition plans and have graced the pages of Shape, SELF, In Style, Women’s Health and featured in Forbes and People. You can read more about them clicking on the link https://www.toneitup.com/about-karena-and-katrina-founders-of-tone-it-up/

So in october they had a 31 day fitness/ nutrition challenge and they basically give you everything you need. A whole nutrition plan, different meal suggestions, what time to eat what and daily workouts. They actually have daily workouts daily so you don’t have to do a challenge to do them. And I did really good, with a few days of not eating perfectly. It was my birthday during the challenge so I cheated a little 🙂 but it was worth it. I also ate a few peices of candy when my boss had bought some candy that I used to eat as a child, it was like walking down memory lane hehe. So it was worth it for me. I also didn’t work out everysingle day, I only missed 4 days total in the month. When it came to the food, I ate a little more calories sometimes then what they had suggested. Only becuase I lost too much energy when I didn’t.

Then when the challenge was over they threw in a 2nd challenge the 7 day slimdown. Just to enhense the results more. It was great, I also ate a little more on seartan meals during this challenge. So I know I could have had even more defined results. I do see a difference after both and I am super excited.

So I am sort of staying on their meal plans, and their way of eating. I still eat paleoish/ vegetarian which fits in the frames of Tone It ups meal build up.

I highly recommend Tone It Up check them out. You feel very supported by them which is fantastic. The also recommend that you connect with other tiu member to get more support.

Here are my before and after pictures, I feel and see a difference especially in the stomach area.  The love handles and petruding of my belly has shrunk yaayyy I am happy with my results. It is just the beginning ❤

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Week 4 Day 1 & 2 of my dmotiv8or fitness challenge

Hi 🙂 Since I was sick for majority of last week I decided to rest properly and start my week 4 this week instead. It started out fantastic with leg day yesterday ouch I could barley walk today hahaha. I guess i did a good job then 😀 Today was back and biceps, my arms feel like jello hehehe. I hope I can walk tomorrow, i feel the most of my soreness 2 days after. LOL

Yesterdays Leg Day 1

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  • 10 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Leg Extensions: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Lunge: 4kg x 12, 0kg x 24, 2kg x 20 ( half for each leg)
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 24 x 3 (half for each leg)
  • Seated Leg Curls: 20kg x 12 x 3
  • Seated Calf Raise: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 15 (they finally got a real seated calf raise mashine at my gym)
  • Seated Calf Raise: 7.5kg x 12 x 3 (did another set of seated calf raises instead of standing)
  • Leg Press: 20kg x 10, 20kg x 10, 20kg x 7
  • Thigh Abductor: 15kg x 13, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Thigh Adductor: 15kg x 15, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • 5 minute  run on the treadmill
  • Streching

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Todays Back & Biceps Day 2

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  • 5 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Hammer Strength Lat Pul: 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Wide_Grip Lat Pulldown: 25kg x 10, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 20kg x 6
  • Bent Over Two-Arm Long Bar Row: 10kg x 12 x 3
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions): 12, 12, 10
  • Barbell Curl: 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12, 7.5kg x 10
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl: 3kg x 12, 4kg x 10, 3kg x 12
  • Alternate Hammer Curl: 3kg x 24(12 per sida), 4kg x 12, 3kg x 24
  • Crunches: 15 x 3
  • Oblique Crunches: 20, 20, 24
  • 5 minute run on the treadmill
  • Streching

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Good night 🙂

Day 5 Week 3 Completed & Whole30 Day26

Wow what a wonderful day! Started out great and ended amazing. I went to the gym in the morning. Came home to prepare to meet my friend Nadja to go to church for Vision Sunday. I volunteered and went to both meetings. WOW is all i can say. I love my church. .and now they have opened one chapter in Los Angeles. I can’t wait to go there.

Day 5 Week 3 done. I have now completed another week! Yay to me.Today was shoulders and abs. I was tired didn’t sleep as much as i needed. I think also my body is a little tired from all the workout, since my body isn’t used to it.

Here is what i did

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 4kg x 12 x 3
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12, 2 kg x 14, 2kg x 12
  • Front Dumbbell Raise: 2kg x 24 x 3
  • Arnold Dumbbell Press: 3kg x 12, 2kg x 12, 3kg x 12
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12 x 3
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise: 3kg x 8, 2kg x 12, 2kg x 10
  • Crunches: 15 x 3
  • Knee/ Hip Raise on Parallel Bars: 8, 6, 7
  • Oblique Crunches on the floor: 24, 30, 30

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Whole30 day 26

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Pre-Workout Breakfast -Spinach mushroom 2 egg scrambled, bacon, avocado and a half banana.
Post-Workout Lunch – Sweetpotato, saussage with spinach and sauerkraut.
Snack – Green Choco smoothie and sweetpotato.

Sweet dreams!

Day 4 Weeks 3 & Whole30 Day 25 Done! Bliss balls recipe!!!!!!

Had a great day today. Worked out in the morning LEG day..felt like jello after hahaha. I had more energy then monday but I was still low. Didn’t sleep very good..yup sleep is as important as proper diet. So tonight I am going to bed early. I know it is saturday but I am tired hihihi. And I have a lot to do tomorrow 🙂

OOOMMMGGGG i just made my best bliss balls yet….sooooooooooooooooo delicious. It was hard not to eat them all hahaha. Drooling… yummy in my tymmy hahahaha. My step dad who usually don’t like the paleo fied goods liked it. So I am on to something here 😀 Recipe below!!!

Day 4 Week 3 is Leg Day:

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  • Leg Extensions: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 13kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 10kg x 12, 52.kg x 24, 5kg x 20 ( half for each leg)
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 4kg x 24 x 3 (half for each leg)
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Seated Calf Raise: 15kg x 20, 20kg x 15, 25kg x 20
  • Standing Calf Raise: 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 15kg x 15

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Whole30 Day 25 Done!

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast – 2 Eggs, bacon, blod orange, avocado wopped with cashew and almonds
  • Post-Workout Lunch (Had to leave fast after): 3 Scrambled eggs, Lamb salami, bone broth and a huge green choco raz smoothie (Recipe below)
  • Dinner: Huge Tuna salad from Vapiano
  • Evening Snack: Super Chocolate hazel bliss balls, kale chips and kombucha strawberry & mint (the kombucha was really good).

Super Chocolate Hazel Bliss Balls:

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  • 8 dates
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut flour
  • 1/4 cup chashews
  • 3 tbsp cacao
  • 1-2 tsp green superfood
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk

Blend togehter in a mixer. If it is too dry add more coconut milk, if it is too sticky add more hazelnut flour. Put in the fridge for an hour before making balls and roling in shredded coconut. This is super duper uber delicious.

Green Choco Raz Smoothie:

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • Hand full of spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tsp green superfood
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

Blend pour in a bowl, I topped with coconut chips and chiaseeds 😀

Day 3 Week 3, Whole30 day 24

Today was a great day. I worked out and i have been in a fantastic mood all day 🙂 Went to work it was really busy…was hit by a car at work…fortunately we were both driving slow so im feeling ok right now. Hope i will tomorrow. Me and my friend are both blessed nothing serious happened!!! Still in a great mode though 🙂

My workout today was good, Im feeling a little stronger already 😀 it’s exciting with 9 weeks to go. I can’t even imagine how much stronger i will be!!!!!!

Day 3 Week 3 Chest and Triceps

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My exercises:

  • 5 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Pushups: 15 x 3 (I modified these to wall pushups standing on my toes. I have problems with my wrists, they are too week at the moment)
  • Incline Dumbbell Press. 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Flyers: 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Flyers: 4kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12 (was supposed to do decline dumbbell flyers, but they don’t have that bench at my gym so I did 3 more sets dumbbell flyers)
  • Bench Dips: 12, 12, 9
  • Lying Triceps Press: 2kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Tricep Dumbbell Kickback: 2kg x 24, 2kg x 28, 3kg x 24 (did half on each arm)
  • Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension: 4kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Cable One Arm Tricep Extension: 2.5kg x 18, 1.5kg x 24, 1.5kg x 24 (half on each arm)
  • Stretching

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Whole30 Day 24 was going great I did cheat a little, it was this girls last day at work and she brought this super yummy mareng cake filled with raspberry whipped cream. I couldnt recist a small peice. It didn’t have any gluter which was great. I am going to actually try to make that cake Paleo approved later on, because it was soooo super duper delisious.

Here is what I ate

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Choco Blueberry Smoothie (Recipe below)
  • Post-Workout Snack: Banana and nuts (with in 15 minutes after finishing my workout)
  • Lunch: Simple tuna with oven baked sweet potato and a spinach sallad
  • Dinner: Veggie Stew with shredded chicken with oven baked sweet potato and a huge spinach, tomat, carrot, cucumer, sauerkraut, avocado salad
  • Evening Snack: Avococo pudding topped with coconut chips and salt chips and nuts

 

Pre-Workout Choco Blueberry Smoothie

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 can of coconut milk
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 tablespoon crushed flax seeds
  • 3 tsp raw cacao
  • 2 tsp green superfood
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  1. Blend all ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender.
  2. When well mixed stir in chia seeds let sit 15 minutes.
  3. Pour into a bowl and I garnished with walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, coconut chips and 1 small chopped fresh date

 

Whole30 Day 23, Workout day 2 Week 3

Hiiiiiiiiiii I am doing great 😀 For the past 2 days tuesday and wednesday I had to take a brake from my Whole30 challenge, I went on a liquid fast to go to the dorctor for a stomach check up. Now I’m back eating solid food again, nice cause I was hungry hahahaha. Everything was good with my stomach YAY. I tend to have digestive issues so I think I need to include more probiotic foods in to my diet to help my gut flora. I will probably start with some natural supplement first. I will do some research and let you know what I find 🙂

On tuesday morning before my liquid fast started I went to the gym. I had more energy then monday so I could actually do the workout properly 😀

Day 2 Week 3 Back and Biceps

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  • Hammer Strength Lat Pul: 15kg x 12, 25kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Wide_Grip Lat Pulldown: 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 15kg x 12 x 3
  • Bent Over Two-Arm Long Bar Row: 12.5kg x 12, 12.5kg x 12, 15.5kg x 12
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions): 12, 10, 8
  • Barbell Curl: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl: 3kg x 12 x 3
  • Alternate Hammer Curl: 3kg x 24(12 per sida), 4kg x 20, 3kg x 24

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My Whole30 Day 23 today    

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  • Breakfast 1 – Spinach mushroom scrambled eggs with bonebroth (will post recipe tomorrow)
  • Breakfast 2 – Avocado, banana apple salad topped with nuts, cacao nibs, coconut chips, sunflower seeds
  • Lunch & Early Dinner: Veggies stew with oven baked sweet potato and egg
  • Evening Snack: Eating breakfast anytime hihihi Bacon & Eggs with banana almond butter sprinkled with raw cacao cinnamon and shredded coconut. Yummy

Week 3 Day 1 Hard, Whole30 day 22 finished!

Hello…. Today day 1 week 3 was really tough at the gym. I was motivated but had no energy at all. It was super hard to get through the workout, and I had to cut it short to go to work. But wow it was difficult to do without energy. I think it is due to me not eating enough food (calory intake) though I feel like all i do is eat hahahahaha and started to workout. So I need to eat more nutrient dense food. This is all a learning process and it is amazing to go through every step of it. Life is more about the journey, and a little less about the destination. Having goals are fantastic and a must in life, but the small steps on the way is what will take you there 😀

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Week 3 added another day to my workout program, it went from 4 to 5 days. I didn’t even realise it when I chose it. And in 2 weeks there will be 6 days a week for the remaining of the 8 weeks. Wow I went from barely working out to 4 now 5 and soon 6 PHEW hahaha CRAZY!!!!!!! But I am excited to see the outcome and to get stronger fitter 😀 😀 😀

Day 1 Week 3 Leg day!!!

  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 5kg x 18, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 20, 6kg x 12
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12 x 3

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Whole30 Day 22 Done!

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Left over Coconut salmon shrimp pasta sauteed with spinach, 2 eggs and a green smoothie
  • Post-Workout Lunch: Pan fried Sweet potato madallions, pan fried zucchini and minute stake
  • Snack not in picture: Coco Raspberry Smoothie, blood orange and an apple
  • Late Dinner: Shredded pan fried Sweetpotato, saussage links, scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and a salad.

Need to eat more hahaha wowza!!!

Good night

Swedish:

Hej …. Idag, dag 1 vecka 3 var riktigt tufft på gymmet. Jag var motiverad, men hade ingen energi alls. Det var super svårt att köra igenom träningen, och jag var tvungen att kapa det kort för att gå till jobbet. Men wow det var svårt att göra utan energi. Jag tror att det beror på att jag inte äter tillräckligt med mat (kaloriintaget) men jag känner att allt jag gör är äter hahahahaha och tränar. Så jag behöver äta mer näringsrik mat. Detta är en inlärningsprocess och det är fantastiskt att gå igenom varje steg av den. Livet är mer om resan, och lite mindre om slutmålet. Att ha mål är fantastiskt och ett måste i livet, men det är de små stegen på vägen som kommer att ta dig dit: D

Vecka 3 har lagt till en till dag till mitt träningsprogram, gick det från 4 till 5 dagar. Jag märkte inte det när jag valde det. Och efter två veckor till kommer det att läggas till ytterligare en dag, sex dagar i veckan för de återstående 8 veckorna. Wow jag gick från knappt tränar till 4 nu 5 och snart 6 PHEW hahaha CRAZY!!! Men jag ser fram emot att se resultatet och att bli starkare och tränad 😀 : D : D

Dag 1 Vecka 3 Ben dag!!!

  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 5kg x 18, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 20, 6kg x 12
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12 x 3

Whole30 Dag 22

  • Pre-Träning Frukost: Leftover Coconut lax räkor pasta sauterad med spenat, 2 ägg och en grön smoothie
  • Efter träning Lunch: Stekt Sötpotatis medaljonger, stekt zucchini och lövbiff.
  • Snack inte på bilden: Coco Hallonsmoothie, blodapelsin och ett äpple
  • Sen Middag: Strimlad stekt sweetpotato, korv länkar, äggröra, surkål och en sallad.

Behöver äta mer hahaha wowza!

God natt