Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beautiful You {Printable}: Tone It Up Bikini Series 2014 + LYLS Link Up #8

Happy Thursday!

This morning I am feeling inspired. See, I have been saying that I need to kick it into high-gear as I've got a wedding coming up in July. Yes, and I just had a baby. Yes. I've found that my time has diminished, and my "me time" has completely disappeared. But I remember seeing my mom do it all when I was a kid! How did she do it?

She carved out time.
So, although a week late - I am going to be starting the Tone It Up  2014 Bikini Series on Monday. 
#TIU #Bikiniseries

I started following Karena and Katrina over a year ago and absolutely love what they stand for. I thought it was awesome that they offered free workout videos on YouTube - which is what originally got me hooked to the Tone It Up girls! They are pretty awesome trainers! I love how they encompass being confident in who you uniquely are and loving your body and yourself!

It's so important to manage our bodies well and put good things into them! Its also important to have a vision in life. So in visualizing where I want to be on the first day of summer, which is one of the first things I have to do in the Bikini Challenge - I visualize myself on a beach - although I will be in Minnesota.. So let's say a beach at one of our 10,000 lakes ;) AND I'll just be realistic and say that I'm likely chasing Baby Grace around and grabbing sand out of her mouth! HAHA!

I've got to hit the grocery store and make a few changes in the eating department. I know this will also help as I am still nursing baby Grace. Which is another reason I wanted to be better about what I'm eating. I am also interested to see what it will do for my joint pain. I have read about certain foods helping with inflammation which I am excited to try and report back to you!

My sister has a recipe for a pretty good green smoothie - that I will need to ask her for!
When I try it, I will have to let you all know how it was.
Have you ever tried a green smoothie?
What did you like about it?

So, anyone interested in starting with me on Monday?
If so, you can sign up for FREE here.
Send me an e-mail and we can encourage each other on our journeys!!

I want to include a FREE printable that goes along with the love your body message today!
Download below!

Today is 
Let Your Light Shine Thursdays!

Thanks so much for all of you that linked up last week!
Me and Aisha over at True Soul & Spirit loved seeing all of your posts!

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Jessi from Haircut & General Attitude

Bryce Canyon

& Katrina @ Style of A Dream Heart
Weekly Style Report

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  1. Hello Jena. It is my great pleasure to be the first one to link up with your wonderful link-up today. =)

    I am also co-hosting a link up today so I'd love for you to stop by and link one of your latest outfits. Please and Thank You.

    Enjoy your Thursday, Ada. =)

    1. Thanks for Joining Ada. I will stop by yours :)

  2. I started the BikiniSeries this week and OMG, it's working me out! But it's soooo good! Love those girls :)

  3. I am really trying to be good these next couple of weeks! It's so hard to resist the carbs though, they are my weakness!

  4. Thank you for visiting me and featuring my post today. I am one of the guilty ones that cheated all year now worry about bearing my mid-driff. Needless to say, I will be signing up for the #BIKINISERIES.

    1. HAHA! Very true Katrina - definitely have been there. If you end up joining let me know! :)

  5. I am finally ready and motivated to eat healthier and workout! Everyone has been posting about it lately. I am going to try and workout everyday this month (even just a small one counts :)) and cut out sweets! We can do it :) I made myself a little calendar to cross off each day I accomplish my goal. I'd love to be an accountability partner with you.

  6. The Tone It Up girls are too fun! :)


  7. Aw thanks for the feature!! I definitely need to get back on track with my workouts/healthy eating haha maybe I'll join this challenge.


  8. I think I may join in on this. I'm finally ready to start back working out after my surgery!


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