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New Year, New You

I know each year we tend to make resolutions that we don't stick to because let's face it, 365 days is a long time to stick with something! And we all know what the most common resolution is.... and all the people said, "weightloss". 

I've really told you nothing you don't already know at this point, right? Although this year I am not making any resolutions I am going to be joining Tone It Up for their 6 week #LoveYourBody Series starting January 1st until Valentine's Day. It's a challenge to learn to love your body and shape up from now until that special day so when you get a ginormous box of specialty chocolates (hint, hint hubby) you can devour them guilt free!

I have talked about Tone It Up before and how much I adore Karena and Katrina and the program they have created! It's an amazing community of women who will inspire and uplift you daily. Plus I'm always looking for ways to stay motivated and an online community is perfect for that!

Although I am not doing this to necessarily "get in shape", I mean hellooooo baby bump, but I am doing it to create a healthier mommy and baby leading up to Maddox's birth in March and also so I have a faster recovery and post-partum weightloss won't be so difficult. 

So I hope you'll be inspired to create a happier you in 2015 starting with what you put into your body and how you treat it. I'm sharing one of my favorite smoothie recipes with you today to give you a little boost. I love this recipe because not only is it nutritious and made with natural ingredients, but it's delicious! That's called #winning my friends.
 Mixed Berry Boost

• 1/2 cup mixed berries (I use the frozen bag of blackberries, cherries and strawberries)
• 1 handful of kale
• 1/2 frozen, peeled banana
• 1 cup of Naked Green Juice (you can use water, milk, soymilk, or coconut water in substitution, but the juice will help sweeten your smoothie best)
** If you are working out and would like to add a scoop of protein powder to this that's a great way to get added protein to refuel your muscles.
Blend until it's the consistency you prefer :)

Get involved with the Tone It Up community here if you haven't before. Also I'd love it if you would tweet me and tell me if you are planning on doing the #LoveYourBody challenge so we can inspire each other :) @themoderntulip

Have a safe and Happy New Year, babes! Let's make 2015 the best! Xoxo
12 comments on "New Year, New You"
  1. I love tone it up! I cant wait to start the challenge!

  2. they have the best workouts!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. Good for you, girl! I haven't heard of this challenge, so I definitely need to check it out. Have a happy New Year! Xo

  4. This sounds fun :) And I love smoothies. It's always a goal to be healthier in the coming years, but I try not to make resolutions, but I can't help but make goals. Many of which are fun ones. :) I like your plan, and I hope that I can add more of the good for me things to my life in the new year! Happy New Year! XO -Alexandra

    PS. Sent your package yesterday! I hope you get it soon! :)

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  5. I love those girls too! Good for you girl :) I don't have any major resolutions either for 2015. I love using green juice in my daily smoothies too, I usually do half that and half almond milk. So good! Happy new year sweet friend <3

  6. I'm also planning on participating in that challenge! I think it's so important to focus on being healthy, happy, and full of energy rather than "losing weight." Happy New Year to you!

  7. Great minds must think alike! It's so funny you posted this because I had a berry smoothie recipe ready to post for tomorrow lol, but I'll wait to post it some other time. I'm definitely going to have to give yours a try! Happy New Year :D

  8. Sounds like an incredible program! Have a fabulous NYE, 2015 will be even more amazing for you ;-)

  9. I've followed the TIU girls for over a year, but this year's Love Your Body series will be my first series to participate in. I love the inspiring online community they've built and I know it will hold me accountable throughout the series :)

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