7 Things Fit Girls Always Do When Trying to Tone Up
It’s officially 2017, and you know what that means—it's time to set your intention to make this year the best one yet! This year Kat and I are starting the year out with our brand-new Tone It Up Challenge, which includes a variety of delicious, slimming recipes and heart-pounding workouts. You can join us by signing up for a free starter pack with all the deets you need to get going. For more incredible body-shaping routines, we also have our new Body Love Workouts to take your results to the next level. We’re talking toning and hanging with us and some major boss babes, like Jillian Michaels, as guest trainers. The secret to any successful fitness plan relies on making healthy living a lifestyle. That's why today we’re sharing seven tips to help you kick some major booty during the challenge and beyond! Keep reading for our seven fitness tips for women who are looking to kick-start 2017 with healthy habits.
Work Out in the Morning
We love getting our sweat session in early in the morning. It boosts your metabolism first thing and puts your body in fat-burning mode. Plus, getting your workout done early means you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day! If you really want to make planning your workout easy, you can use our Daily Workout page to guide exactly what to do for your morning fitness plan and jump-start your day.
Eat Lean, Clean, and Green
This is one of the main principles of our Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. When it comes to your diet, stick to whole, natural fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. This way of eating is high in fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and so much more to keep your body lean and fabulous! Try out our current obsession, raw fettuccine alfredo.
Hit the Bars Wisely
Part of life is enjoying yourself! We love meeting up with our gal pals for a glass of wine. In order to stay on track and still have fun, we alternate every alcoholic drink with water. After one glass of wine, we have an entire glass of water. This will not only help cut down the amount of alcohol you drink, but it’ll also reduce your chance of getting a hangover—and missing your morning workout. Limit yourself to one to two glasses of wine with your pals.
Switch Up Workouts
Keep your body guessing by mixing up your exercise. This is one of the best ways to build lean muscle and boost your metabolism. We have tons of workouts (as well as new ones posted every Tuesday) on Tone It Up. Try something new each day!
Find Inspiration on Instagram
Get connected with people all across the world to support you in your fitness journey! Having an accountability partner, whether it be someone you know personally or an entire crew (like the #tiuteam!) helps you out when you need a little support. On days when you’re just not feeling like working out, a quick scroll through your fitness account feed could be just the inspo you need. Follow us at @ToneItUp to become part of an entire squad of girl bosses!
Plan Workouts, and Prep Meals
Life can get hectic, but it’s so important to make time for yourself. Set your workout to be at a certain time every day that works for you. Make it a reoccurring appointment in your phone’s calendar, and think of it as an important meeting you can’t miss! Same goes for picking up healthy groceries and meal prepping. The more you plan ahead, the better your results will be!
Recruit Pals to Join In
Working out is so much more fun when you have a gal pal with you. Invite a friend to join in on your fitness adventures! Hit up a class or go on a run together. You get to hang with your bestie and get your toning sesh in! Win-win!
Pin the list below to keep motivated throughout 2017!