What If I Slip Up During the Bikini Series?
Don’t sweat it! 💦
It happens to ALL of us! We know how it feels to have a few days when we get off track with our workouts or we eat something that isn’t on the Tone It Up Plan. Throughout the next 8 weeks, you may have those days…and that’s totally OK! We’re all human and we’re all in this together. The Tone It Up Plan is a lifestyle and it includes celebrations, birthdays, events, slip-ups, and days that are unexpected.
The most important thing to know about slip-ups is that we don’t want you to feel guilty. You’ll actually never hear us use the phrase “cheat day.” Because it’s not cheating to have a slice of cake at your girlfriend’s birthday, or ice cream on a date, or some champagne at a celebration. That’s just enjoying your life, and we never want you to feel bad about that! If you feel bad, it could lead to more slip ups or just not-so-awesome feelings…but you have to know, you ARE AWESOME.
And slip-ups are totally natural. Think about it: Anytime you try a new challenge there are some setbacks. The first time you rode a bike as a kid, you probably didn’t get it right away. There were some falls (and maybe some scratched knees) along the way, but you got back on and did it! The Bikini Series Challenge is the same way. If you slip, it’s not the end of the challenge. We never want you to feel like all is lost or that all your hard work so far has gone to waste. It hasn’t at all!
Slip-ups come at the right time when we need them because having an off day will make us appreciate those days when we’re ON! And we’ll learn from those days and bounce back even stronger!!
With our tips below, we’re showing you exactly how to bounce back and continue rocking this Bikini Series!!
Not a Monday?! Not a problem!
We know this saying all too well… “I’ll start again on Monday!” Why not today? If you miss a workout or have a heavier meal or a treat on a Wednesday, you don’t need to wait until the next week or even the next day to bounce back. You can start fresh at the next meal or workout.
After some treats, your body has extra glycogen stored in your muscles. What does that mean? You’ll be able to get through those tough workouts! You can hit the weights for a full body routine or we love High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Try your new Bikini Series Sandy Sweat HIIT routine HERE! It will boost your metabolism like crazy!
If you have a heavy dinner, just have a lighter breakfast and pack plenty of greens into your meals the next day. The Coconut Kale Beauty Smoothie is the perfect M1 to bounce back. Try it HERE! Then have a piece of fruit for M2 and a salad with tons of greens for lunch. (K&Kale Salad, anyone?) This will give your digestive system a break from heavy foods and refuel your bod with nutrients. You’ll feel so vibrant and refreshed!
Raise a glass…of water!
After lots of social events, traveling, and possibly a few cocktails, your body is dehydrated. It’s time to replenish! Focus on drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water throughout the day. This means if you weigh 150 pounds, aim for at least 75 ounces of water. We love adding natural flavors to our water like cucumber, mint, and lemon. This Cucumber Spa Water is so refreshing and it will give you Zen vibes! All you need is a massage! ;)
Bounce back even stronger
Every slip-up is an opportunity to learn, and learning to bounce back is key to your success. I found myself having things I didn’t want to eat at social events. I’d have chips with guac and salsa at a restaurant or some of Brian’s sweet potato fries. I didn’t consider it part of my day because I didn’t order it. I didn’t even notice how much I was having fried food until I challenged myself to nix it for the Tone It Up 31 Day Challenge. I noticed my pattern, and I learned to make a few small changes that made a huge difference.
I swapped the chips and buttery crackers for veggies (cucumbers, carrots, & baby peppers) with guac, hummus, or salsa. The chips are just a vessel for the dips anyway, right?! I started asking for steamed Brussels or poké without wontons at restaurants and I let Brian keep his fries!; ) If you’re out with friends and everyone is eating foods that don’t fit with your TIU lifestyle, it’s best to say you’re just not in the mood for something so there’s no peer pressure to veer away from your goals.
Be proud of YOU!!
Our best advice is to be proud of your accomplishments! Just by doing the Bikini Series you’re doing something incredible for you. We’re so proud of you! You’ve got this!