Kicking off the 2015 Bikini Series!

This year will be my FIFTH Tone It Up Bikini Series…wow. Just letting that sink in for a second. 

It’s been such an incredible journey to get to this place. From doing planks and lunges in our work hallway, to traveling to hang with K&K as their first Bikini Series winner, to getting married with some of my favorite girls by my side, to spending an amazing weekend in the California sunshine at the TIU Retreat, to starting our own local adventure right here in Charm City with BMOREtoned

katekatebear tone it up then and now

This week kicks off an amazing eight Tone It Up Bikini Series program. I’ve tried to get myself as prepared as I can be…hitting the farmers market/grocery for healthy eats, stocking the fridge with prepped meals, lining up my journal/datebook and much more. I’m naturally inspired to join the series – I love the workouts, the new recipes and, of course, feeling healthier/more confident! BUT nothing could have inspired me more than the amazing women I met on Sunday at our BMOREtoned meetup! What an incredible morning – we worked out, we tried amazing treats, we shopped local and we made new friends! Such an inspiration!

BMOREtoned TIUmeetup

Today, we’ve been challenged to write out our intentions and goals. First, I’m really hoping to spread the inspiration of fitness through BMOREtoned. I’m hoping to take on more classes – I teach Surfset now but I’m hoping start teaching Body Barre too! I want to stick to the meal plan too – the last time I really concentrated on eating well I honestly never felt better! I want to focus on being present in my everyday life. Lastly, I want to incorporate more yoga into my regular week!

katekatebear tone it up goals

If you’re not a TIU member, I definitely recommend checking them out! Karena and Katrina are two of the most amazing women I’ve ever met AND they’re not the only people you get when you join the team – you get all of us! All of us teammates who are here to support and love and struggle sometimes along with you! :)

HERE WE GO! Best of luck to everyone who’s participating in the plan! 

100 by summer!

tone it up 100 miles by summer

Goals always help me get through my fitness regimens – whether it’s a small one like just getting through a strength circuit three times or a big goal like running 100 miles. They give me something to work towards, making it that much more important that I don’t slack off.

My new Tone It Up Bikini Series goal is 100 miles by summer! WOO HOO! I know I can do this, but I’m going to have to push it. It breaks down to about 2.5 miles per day of normal miles. BUT I do typically walk 1.4 miles to and from work during the week days, so that will count towards it!

Who’s with me?! 

Goal setting

So as you saw me post, Tone It Up just kicked off their third annual Bikini Series! Woo hoo!

One of the first challenges is to set goals/intentions for yourself. The series is going to run for 8 weeks (we can do anything for 8 weeks!). I’ve set my sights on some pretty specific and some pretty broad goals – everything from checking in daily with the team to staying positive to getting back to my old running schedule!

Also, as I’ve found in past TIU challenges (and in life in general), more goals come up – big ones, mini ones and everything in between. So I’ll be ready for those too!

katekatebear TIU bikini series goals

I’ve set my goals (and I’m sure I’ll set more)! What are yours? 


2013 Tone It Up Bikini Series is here! ♥

If you do one thing today, sign up for the new 2013 Tone It Up Bikini Series

TIU bikini series 2013

I CAN NOT believe it’s their 3rd annual series…seriously it feels like just yesterday that I was discovering the Itty Bitty Bikini workout and Perfect Fit Protein was just a dream… :)

As you may or may not know, I have a little bit of history with Tone It Up (and the Bikini Series)…

katekatebear Tone It Up transformation

And I continue with Katrina & Karena as my trainers to this day, because they are amazing. They inspire me to be my best, not just when it comes to getting in shape, but in life! I can honestly say they help me be a happier, healthier person.


(You won’t regret it, I promise!)

You’ll see awesome benefits IMMEDIATELY! As soon as you sign up, you’ll get the Bikini Series Starter Pack – which has recipes, workouts, inspiration, tips & more!

Tone it up bikini series starter pack

Get ready, beach babes. Here we go! ♥