Tone It Up Retreat!

“Live for the moments you can’t put into words.” ♥

Inspiring. Just….inspiring. That might be the only singular word that might be able to sum up the Tone It Up retreat weekend! This moment really captures it…

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Last weekend, 300 incredible women came together in Newport Beach, California for the first ever Tone It Up Retreat! Every moment was unbelievably fun – filled with workouts, delicious healthy food, dancing & so many new friends! Karena and Katrina (and the TIU and Oakley families) had everything figured out – down to every little detail!

We started Thursday at check-in, where we received our special retreat “IDs” – which were adorable wrap bracelets with a special engraving and a band!

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PLUS, we also each got a STUFFED swag bag – full of all kinds of goodies from our great sponsors like Oakley Women, Coola Suncare, Asics, Core Water, Jouer, Perfect Fit, Flash Tats (& of course Tone it Up!)! I want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all the amazing sponsors of this event! Past the swag (which is awesome), I’m sure events like this wouldn’t be possible without your support and I truly hope you know how much it means to all of us that they do!

tone it up retreat swag bag

When we first got in, I also got to meet my roommate Amy! I’ve “known” Amy for years now – we’re part of a fun “TIU since the beginning” group that has chatted with each other through social media forever it feels like! I was so so happy & lucky to be rooming with her!

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After check-in, it was a nonstop! Our trainers had plans for us every day with different workouts, a pop-up shop, meals & parties (with exciting special guests)! Everyone had a slightly different schedule but check out some of the things I did…

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Spinach cubes!

Honestly, as you read this, you’re going to say to yourself “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT BEFORE?!” (as I did when I found the idea).

I run into that unfortunate problem where I LOVE produce but I can’t keep up with it…I buy so much and then it ends up spoiling too quickly! Darn. One of my biggest culprits is spinach. I love adding spinach to my post-workout Perfect Fit protein smoothies because otherwise, I really don’t get enough greens in the morning.

SO, while browsing Pinterest, I found this awesome post from this cool blog The Roudy Stroudy and was immediately excited! SPINACH ICE CUBES! Why didn’t I think of that before?! (Told you you’d say it)

They are super easy to make!

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  • Fill your blender/food processor with spinach
  • Add a bit of water to blend well together (I used about 1/4 C and probably could have used a little more)
  • Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze!

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When you’re ready to use spinach, pop them out and use a few in your blender for a smoothie! PERFECT!

 

 

[Recipe] Perfect Green Smoothie

As you know, I start every Friday pretty early by working out with my trainer & workout buddies in TeamRick (woo woo). Today (as with every Friday) Rick was tough on us – getting us to work with new moves that work our big muscle groups and some that we don’t often use! One of the moves we finished with was a multi-layered pushup. We went from floor to bosu, bosu to bench and back down – all varying where we had our hands and, therefore, what different muscles we worked! Awesome!

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Anyway, following the workout, I needed to make sure my muscles recover and my body gets the fuel it needs for the full day ahead. SOOOOO I created this fun smoothie & I had to share it!


katekatebear perfect green smoothie Perfect Green Smoothie

Cooking needs: Blender, mixer or food processor (I use my immersion blender & it works great!)

  • 1 packet (or scoop) Perfect Fit Protein
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 C spinach
  • 1/3 C non-fat almond milk
  • 1/3 C greek yogurt (It works perfectly with a 3.5oz Chobani Bite!)

Stir until all ingredients are well blended and enjoy!

Cyber Monday Tone It Up DEAL!

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You’ve heard me once. You’ve heard me 1,000 times…I love my Tone It Up trainers! ♥ 

Today, Katrina & Karena are hosting a very special deal:
Everyone that joins the Tone It Up Plan will receive a FREE GIFT PACKAGE! This includes their new workout DVD, a TIU water bottle, a TIU hat, a TIU decal as well as a coupon and packet of Perfect Fit Protein (the best protein I’ve ever had…honestly).

And that’s on top of the 7 Day Slim Down & free lifetime membership – which is worth it in itself! If you’ve been thinking about joining the plan– this is the time!

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love if you told them I referred you too! Just make sure to put my full name “Kate Bear” and email “katekatebear (at) gmail (dot) com” in the box where they ask ‘Who Referred You’? This MUST be done at checkout!
Click here to find out more about today’s deal! 

♥ I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET ALL MY NEW TONE IT UP TEAMMATES! ♥