My fitness journey has been an ongoing process since 2007 when I first lost 50 lbs, but with moving, finishing grad school, and working a new job (and some side freelance gigs, too!) my fitness suffered for some time. I still had my trusty gym membership, but I felt like I needed something more. Enter December 2013, TashinaÂ (who I’ve known longer than just this past month), and theÂ Tone It UpÂ Love Your Body Challenge.
The Love Your Body Challenge started on January 1 and ends on February 14, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I started on January 1 and am continuing to do my regular gym routine with the Tone It Up workouts and the schedule that GORGEOUS trainers Karena and Katrina provide for you via e-mail, their website, and on their social networks. For example, on my schedule tonight is Yoga (my usual routine) right after my Tone It Up “Love Your Abs” workout. Each day there’s something different and fun to do and I can do them at home with my weights in my living room.
So far the workouts have been a lot of fun and it’s great to receive feedback from other Tone It Up members who have seen my Instagram and Twitter check-ins, but the following line from Karena and Katrina’s challenge post states that you, “have a hot date with YOURSELF.” Self-love has always been a challenge for me as I’m sure it still is for many women, and that philosophy is at the heart of their program. So, I’ll be continuing the challenge and posting on Instagram and Twitter, too. I’m excited to see how this will keep me motivated beyond February 14!