June 09, 2015

tone it up | 8 week update

hiiiiiyyyyy. hi. (said in the least sheepish way possible.)

so...about two weeks ago i was supposed to share my six week progress pictures from the #bikiniseries.

then life got away from me. then my farmer started working 23 hours a day. then my farmer and i left for santa barbara. and then i came up with a series of excuses that don't really make sense.

and maybe, quite consciously, i wasn't excited to show you week six...because guess what?

it looks NEARLY IDENTICAL to week four. i know. whomp whomp.

and now that the entire challenge is "over" i can tell you *spoiler alert*...week eight looks worse than week six. can i blame that on the wedding and santa barbara?

can i blame it on the ice cream i had last night, and the night before, and then the ice cream i'm munching on right now?

should i be down on myself for all the slip-ups over the past week?

should it take me a week to get my act together and jump back on the healthy train?

in the past, yes. that's exactly what would have happened. i would keep finding excuses to eat this or that or indulge or say, "i'll start tomorrow."

can you relate?

but this is not going to be the case this time. i worked really hard for eight weeks. and even though those eight weeks weren't perfect, there was still some serious progress.

let's keep this train going.
as i was saying, i'm going to keep plugging along. we're going to pretend like weeks seven and eight never happened and jump right into week nine. 

the #toneitup gals post weekly workouts every sunday, so i'll pick those back up and clean up my food intake as well. 

back to no dairy. it has been 100% confirmed that dairy and i have a problem with one another. 

i'm also going to use the next few weeks to work on lifting heavier. it's time to take these baby muscles to the next level. 

so here's to jumping back on the wagon and taking better care of myself...again.


  1. You look great! I have heard such good things about Tone It Up, I am going to have to give it a shot myself! And don't be too hard on yourself--you look great and you were on vacation ;)

  2. You look great and good for you for not letting a little slip up get you down. Keep at it!

  3. It happens! Life gets in the way and we get off track sometimes, but as long as we get right back on it's all good! Your results are amazing, way to go!

  4. We all fall off! Best part is you are already jumping back on the wagon! You go girl

  5. I have a post very similar to this for my blog tomorrow! I am going to have to check out the #toneitup girls! I need a bridal bootcamp workout! Life gets in the way - grrrrrr - but you can do it! And bless you for giving up dairy, I might die without cheese in my life :)

  6. Lookin' good!! I also want to hit the weights and get these last baby #2 lbs off... Still trying to figure working that into my schedule and being consistant. Keep at it momma!! :)

  7. You go girl!!! You've done great, keep it up! I just got back from vacation and my first post-vacay workout was last night...I was definitely regretting indulging so much in Mexico but hey we only live once right?!

  8. It's all good. Fall down, get back up again. Pre-kids, I went to an all-inclusive resort to Mexico and in seven short days I put on 11 pounds. Let's just say all the bartenders knew me and I didn't let any of those buffets waste any food! I jumped back on the wagon when I got home and said goodbye to those boozy 11 pounds within a month. You got this!

  9. you look great!! keep it up!!

  10. AnonymousJune 09, 2015

    Oh my glob you look AMAZING!

  11. I think you look great, And extra props to you for making time for yourself! It's hard to workout with kiddos, I'm trying my best too do the same. Again, you look fabulous!

  12. You look great!! GO Momma :) Keep it up

  13. Don't focus on a 2 week "failure", look at your success from week 1!! It's hard to find time to do diet and exercise all the time. So what if you enjoyed yourself and ate some good ice cream? Setbacks are okay, just hop back on your plan! You go, girl!

  14. You look AMAZING!! And you are doing so well! It also takes a very big and brave person to admit the little cheats along the way and for getting back on the wagon! You can do this girl x

  15. I'm so proud of you! We are human. We give into cravings and life gets in the way! I'm trying real hard to not be so hard on myself. I'm still a few pounds away from pre-pregnancy weight and I'm dying to get my arms smaller, but it's just not happening. Grace, my friend, grace.

    The Mrs. & Co.


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