Friday, January 31, 2014

It's Five Time {January 31, 2014}

Happy Friday lovely ladies!

Ok, so today I'm going to talk workin' on our fitness. It's that time of the year when everyone is making their resoluttions - the gyms are full, my fave workout gear is sold out and the weather is just too dang cold to do anything productive outside.

Speaking of fitness, Nick is adamant that if there is something new workout-/diet- related, that I will check it out. He always gives me hell for trying out the newest "superfood" or buying a new workout DVD or whipping up the newest "healthy" recipe I find online, which ultimately turns out awful and we end of scrapping it - not because of the actual recipe itself, but more so due to my cooking skills, or lack thereof.

Anyway, let's just move onto my favorite fitness/health inspirations for the time being.

Tone It Up. If you haven't heard of TIU or Katrina & Karena, now's your chance. These girls are just about the cutest thing out there. My sis, Tessa, and I picked up their DVD a while back and I can tell you I just love the workouts! I love that you can mix & match workouts, and they are especially great when I can't make it to a class or the gym...or if I'm traveling for work. I just pop in the DVD and get my sweat on. And their nutrition plan is great as well - it's pricey, but tons of great recommendations if you need help figuring out what to eat, when to eat it and how to prepare it like I seem to.

They also have their own show - Toned Up- on Bravo on Thursday nights. Not only are the Tone It Up girls fun to watch on their workout DVDs, but they also have a show on Bravo on Thursday nights! I love learning how they started their company and seeing how organic social media has helped grow their business. Not only that but they are extremely relatable and sweet. Definitely a show to check out if you haven't already.

30 Day Squat Challenge. I've seen these bad boys all over the place and figured if I was going to do a challenge, this one is for me. I'm not shy to admit that I'm lacking in the booty area. I blame it on my dad, that guy doesn't have one either.  I'm starting this tomorrow. Anyone want to join in with me? I'm not cool enough to have a hashtag like #febsquatchallenge or anything like that and I won't check in on IG, but would love to know if you are going to try this always helps to have someone to workout with and keep me in check. =)


Sweat Cycle & Soul. I know I've mentioned my love for my new workout place many times, but I just have to say the more I go, the more I continue to love it. It's hard to explain, but I love the sense of community I feel at every class, I've gotten to know other people in the class which is always a great way to encourage me to workout and the instructors - for lack of sounding cheesy - are just inspirational. They give you a purpose to be at the class and work towards throughout. I've been loving their spinning and Pedal & Pump (mix of spinning and free weights while on the bike) classes, but recently have tried Barre Pilates and TRX Circuit Training....both of which were awesome! Next up, I'm going ot check out some of the yoga classes they are known for.

If you are in the Omaha area, I highly suggest you give them a shot. You will not be disappointed.

Race season! As the weather gets nicer, it means you will find my happy ass out on the trails, most specifically my favorite place to run - Lake Zorinsky. I absolutely love running outside and cannot wait until the thermometer peeks it's head above zero so I can do more of it. Not only that, I need ot figure out which races I'm going to partake in this year - I definitely foresee another half marathon in my future, but I really want to find a couple of fun 10Ks and, of course, I will be doing Color Me Rad again...because it's just that fun. And, best of all, I am going to have a giveaway soon for TWO people to get a free registration to the Color Me Rad race. Holla.

Oh, and have any of you tried the PumpUp app? My sis told me about this one and I'm in love.  It's an app that customizes workouts for you depending on what body parts you want to focus on for that day, where you are working out (gym, home, outside) and creates a specific workout that varies from the previous, targeting just the areas you want to target WITH video of how to perform the moves and how many reps, etc. IT.IS.AWESOME.

Ok, now I'm done. I think. Have the best weekend...oh and if you have any crazy good fitness/health tips, please let me know. I'm all ears.


  1. Those Tone it Up girls are everything you said they are. I just happened on their show last night as I was waiting for the Full House guys to be on WWHL. So cute. 250 squats!? In one single day!? My ass hurts just reading that. We have "frozen feet" races around here and to those people I say: you cray. Can't wait for real race season. In other words. Love your list.

  2. I love Tone It Up!! I think they are so funny and they look amazing. I have been thinking about buying the DVD!! i am glad to know you like it :)

  3. Joining you from Five on Friday! Love the Color Me Rad run... had our first here in Wilmy last fall. So fun! Glad to be a new follower.

  4. Love the pump it up app...checking that out as we speak!! TIU is amazing and I love their youtube videos and their show haha! I'm all about confusing my body and not letting it get bored of a workout!! Love the squat and ab challenge as well! Thanks for all the great stuff :)

  5. I am going to have to check out the pump it up app!!!! Just stopping by from the link up to say hello!

  6. LOVE your fitness 5! :) I need all the motivation I can get lately- hehe! I've had a solid week of workouts, but don't want to get bored and give up... I'll be checking out that app, for sure!

  7. I'm going to have to check out that Pump Up app!

  8. I LOVE Tone It Up! I started the #loveyourbody challenge, but I never finished unfortunately because of our chaotic life this month. But February is my month to get back at it! I will totally do the squat challenge with you! We got this :)

  9. I love the Tone It Up girls. So jealous, they have the best job ever! Have you heard of the Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge that's starting on February 3? It's going to be fun, you should check it out! Also another great app is the Nike Training app! Happy Friday!

  10. I did color me rad last year and loved it! I need to get on the ball with registering for races this year. I was looking for a challenge to do in February so I'm going to do the squat one! I already have the booty but it needs some toning up!

  11. i wish i had you moto (short for motovation, i just too lazy to spell the entire word out) hahaha well anyway... you'd think my vegas trip would have had me working out more than just once a week but NOPE... the temps as showing to be in the 50's didn't help either.... whomp whommpppp

  12. Hi from the (little things) link up! Love your list and love Toned Up! I have been on the fence about their work out video but it is nice to hear someone with real experience with it say how great it is. I am definitely going to check out the app as well! Thanks for sharing :)


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