challenge: commit to a 5k!

As I mentioned in a a previous post, the Tone It Up Love Your Body challenge is an amazing way to kick it up a notch heading in to the new year. One part of the challenge is also night time goals that are more for your mental well-being. Sticking to them brings amazing things your way, even when they sound silly! This one isn’t that silly of a goal though: it’s committing to a 5k (or race distance of your preference).

And not just saying oh yeah, I’ll run a 5k by this date — LITERALLY hand over MONEY to enter a race locally! For me it makes a huge difference in my training. I am MUCH more motivated to go out and run when I have a race looming up ahead.

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So, I did it! This isn’t my first 5k, as I’ve written about before, but I love committing to one every time. I’m really excited to kick things in to high gear, and this race will help keep me motivated! After all, gotta hit those 100 miles by Vday!

Any of y’all sign up for a race too?

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love your BODY!

Have you heard of Tone It Up? If not, and you’re looking for a fitness routine for the new year, I’m about to blow your mind! Tone it up does a yearly 6 week challenge from Jan 1st until Valentine’s Day which is centered around pushing yourself, mentally and physically, to treat your body right! I am SO excited to get started this year!

Visit their website if you want to participate. I’m going to be blogging a little bit more about it specifically during the next six weeks.. You should too! I’ll use the wordpress Tag “Love Your Body”. Even MORESO, though, I will be doing daily check-ins on INSTAGRAM! (These enter you to win prizes, ya know ;)). Click HERE to follow my Fitness Instagram!

In addition to this, I’m going to be participating in the Sea Shells & Sit Ups Tums & Guns challenge! Her blog has quickly become one of my favorites because she is so Tone It Up oriented, I love it. Check her website out to get amazingly helpful calendars and planners. SO organized, SO perfect for my OCD. 😉

Will you be participating??

new years resolutions

It’s that time of the year again! New Years Resolutions! I was fairly successful at achieving my goals this past year, so with that momentum, I’m gonna try and kick 2015 off on the right foot!

  • Complete the Tone It Up Love Your Body series — YES, a 6 week commitment of working out EVERY day! But I love love love the TIU series. They’re FREE! And give away tons of prizes. If you’ve never done one, I highly recommend jumping on board for this one! Starts on January 1st. 🙂 I will post again about this tomorrow — I’m setting up a Tone It Up/Fitness Instagram so we can all be in this together! More details on that to come.
  • Go to a Yoga class once a week — I really need to work on my flexibility.. Especially while running and lifting so much.
  • Follow the Blogilates 12 week transformation meal plan during the Love Your Body series. This meal plan came with the Fitness Journal last new years, and I still have it saved on my computer. It WORKED y’all. And I wasn’t starving all the time! I don’t know if you can steal purchase this one, but I think she has similar ones. While Blogilates does do workout schedules, I much prefer Tone It Up’s… I’m not really sure why?
  • Join a DietBet — and WIN! I did this last new years, it was 4 weeks to lose 5% of your weight. I put $30 in the pot; got my money back, and $15 on top of it! It was a perfect way to keep me motivated and make some money. Now that I know I can do it, I’m definitely willing to put more money in to the pot, in order to get more out! 😉
  • Be more positive — I’m kind of a negative nancy, so this is something I think I should really work on. Being healthy and active REALLY helps my attitude though, so hopefully this will come with all the things above!

What are some of your New Years’ Resolutions??