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Tone It Up 8 Week Challenge in 2016


I have never been so excited to start a workout program ever! I've been a Tone It Up girl for a few years now, but I've never once completed any of their 8 week programs. 2016 is my year! For many reasons, but in the back of my mind I keep picturing our vacation to the Florida Keys in April and I want to look my best! I'm also telling myself if I complete the challenge I will reward myself with this bikini or something similar! Soooo that's incentive enough for me!

I stocked up on Old Navy's workout gear in preparation because they had a major sale a few weeks ago. I can't get enough of these mesh panel cropped pants. It's such a fun detail! I think these leggings are going to have to come home with me next! I love having pullovers too so I can throw it on after my workout and head to the grocery store or run errands. I purchased a bright peach colored one, but in the wrong size so when I went to exchange it and that peach color was gone, my neutral loving roots got this one instead. And of course my tennies were a major score during a flash sale Amazon had on their shoes.

The TIU 8 week challenge starts on January 3rd. I'm telling you about this because it's totally manageable and doable as a full-time working woman whether you are doing the 9 to 5 gig or you are a SAHM. Plus I love the motive behind TIU. Karena and Katrina have an amazing outlook on health. It's never about starving yourself or fitting into a certain size. It's about loving your body, glowing from the inside out and feeling confident. That is something I can stand behind!

I'll be sharing pieces of my journey mainly on Twitter and Snapchat (@themoderntulip), but also occasionally on my Instagram too.

Join the challenge here! I'd love to know if you are doing it so we can motivate each other :)

Favorite Tops: (Forever21 and Old Navy have the best and cheapest)

Favorite Bottoms: (Again, Forever21 and Old Navy, Target too!)

Favorite Tennies: (I'm a Nike & Asics gal)

My outfit pictured above:

4 comments on "Tone It Up 8 Week Challenge in 2016"
  1. I LOVE the TIU work outs! Some of the ab workouts are insanly diffcult but soooo effective.

  2. I joined the challenge too and made sure I got some new workout gear to really motivate myself! We'll see how it goes! ps- love that bikini!

  3. Old Navy just had all their athletic stuff on sale again, and now I wish I would've scooped some of it up - those pants are fabulous! Good luck with this challenge, can't wait to hear/see how it works for you!

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