**This blog-series is not sponsored or a promo, but rather just my truthful experience through this year's Tone It Up Summer Series.
Did Week 5 even happen?!? I swear I blinked, and we're already into the FINAL WEEK!
Well, let's recap what I can recall of the busy week, shall we?
What changes have I FELT?
More days than not, I felt more like myself physically (aka my clothes are fitting the way I'd like)
My yoga movements are definitely feeling more natural than ever!
My cardio capacity continues to improve
My drive to push myself through my workouts has vastly increased! It's definitely been a "me vs. me" kind of week.
What went well this week?
Meal-prepped some delish breakfasts and snacks (including one of my own recipes, which I'll share in an upcoming newsletter)
Completed three days of just Tone It Up workouts, as well as three days of my own (Sunday was an amazing rest day, to say the least)
Even though my food choices outside of my prepped meals were not the healthiest, I made sure to track what I ate.
Because I tracked my food (using MyFitnessPal) more intently, I really became aware how much my nibbles here-and-there add up (especially as it applies to eating some of my kiddos food).
I journaled 1x (better than none, right?)
I did a lot more night time reading (which for me is part of my self-care)
I was much closer to reaching my 10K steps per day than in previous weeks
What did not go as planned?
Struggled with my food choices, especially once the weekend hit. I found myself just caving to what looked good or tasty rather than what would best fuel my body.
My goal was to get 7 hours of sleep each night, but that did not happen due to some middle of the night wakings by the kiddos. Plus, I found myself getting lost in my book, which affected my actual bedtime.
My one cup of coffee per day definitely creeped back up on a number of days (see previous re: sleep)
Goals going into the FINAL week?
Even though we're already a few days into this final week, my absolute main goal is to not blow it over the weekend (which seems to be my weakness when it comes to food choices)
Complete all Tone It Up workouts + daily moves (except for one day, as I definitely will enjoy the heck out of a rest day)
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Drink at least 96 ounces per day.
Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night
Creep my coffee intake back down to one cup (or zero) per day
Enjoy every single day, workout, food choice, and movement. Be extra grateful for all that I'm gaining with this challenge! :)
Until next week, hope you all have a happy, healthy day! :)