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Tone It Up

The Tone It Up Summer Edition just launched and I truly think you all will be blown away!  Once again Katrina Hodgson and Karena Dawn have outdone themselves!!  This edition features TONS of recipes (can you say pancakes?), a better format (in my opinion – it reads like a book!), and even pages you can photocopy to create a journal!!  People have been raving about it, on Twitter (look them up, @ToneItUp) and Facebook!!  They also relaunched their fabulous community, where you can keep a diet/fitness journal and chat with other Team members!!  Interested in the plan?  Learn more here: Diet Plan.

Here’s my story:

I found Tone It Up in the summer of 2010 and by February of 2011 I was twenty pounds lighter.  I had more muscle and more confidence in myself.  So much confidence I started teaching yoga to middle schoolers in October 2010 and started this site in March 2011!!  It was hard for me gaining the 20 pounds while in grad school (yes, I just lost what I’d gained, my goal was to be healthier and happier in my body) and I was so glad to be rid of it.  Tone It Up focuses on eating real food and exercising consistently (coinciding, by the way, with Tara Stiles’ thoughts on doing yoga consistently).  With yoga, HIIT runs, and circuits, I strengthened my body.

One of the things I love most about their plan and interaction with their clients is that they explain everything. There’s hard science behind their methods, and anyone can look up their basic thoughts and see they’re well founded. It’s not gimmicky, it’s not hard to follow, and it’s truly a lifestyle over a diet.  The plan gets you lifetime membership. That includes a lifetime of updates, recipes, etc. You’ll be eating clean, healthy food of your own making and making a true lifestyle change.

Check out their Diet Plan and if you have any questions, let me know!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Hanna Pirklbauer permalink
    July 8, 2011 7:12 pm

    Since I started to go to university I gained 10 kg (22 pounds) and I am really doing much sports. Training every day, run a half marathon once or twice a year but still I am gaining or I am just not losing…
    I see losing weight as a progress of calories that go in and that go out (and still I am not success with this calculation). I don’t see the reason behind 5 meals a day. i am just not sure if I could do this.
    Also I am starting an Erasmus exchange year in the Netherlands and I really fear the weight gain because everyone is telling me that I will gain weight for sure because everyone who goes abroad would…
    Also I will share a kitchen in the Netherlands with 10 people and I am not sure how much opportunity to cook I will have….
    Do you know if the TIU diet plan includes everything they claim? (7 day slim down, summer edition, etc…. ) or where those just short time bonus?
    Thanks for your help (and sorry if I missspell some words or if I am not the best with the grammar… )
    greetings from Austria!

  2. July 8, 2011 7:32 pm

    Hi, Hannah!

    First, it ABSOLUTELY includes everything they claim — they are not scammers!! You get the slim down, the new summer recipes, and the new edition even includes a whole SEPARATE workout book with all of their best workouts in one place!! It’s truly amazing.

    I’m not the expert but my guess w the gain is that it’s what you’re eating — you’re obviously putting a TON of work in! TIU also focuses on inches instead of pounds, in general, because muscle is denser.

    As for the kitchen — I would suggest making your food once a week and packin’ it up! Just my thought. 10 people in 1 kitchen is a lot! You could also do community meals and teach them some recipes. Believe me, there’s something for everyone in the plan recipes!!

    Feel free to email me at ahsraie@gmail with any more questions!!

    ❤ 🙂 Sarah

  3. July 8, 2011 7:34 pm

    OH also, weight loss is SO much more than calories in and calories out — our bodies are infinitely more complicated than that. By eating 5 times a day (and reasonable portions — you aren’t eating 5 huge meals!!) your metabolism is always going. The more your metabolism works, the more efficiently your body burns fat. They explain it in the plan but you can also look up the research on the web! 🙂

  4. Caitlin permalink
    July 8, 2011 8:08 pm

    I was wondering about the diet plan for just toning up? I am happy with my weight but I am a lazy bum (that just happens to currently be gifted with a high metabolism). Should I concentrate on the maintaining part of the diet or just do the regular part of the diet? I want to tone up and I’m not interested in loosing any weight. Help please.

  5. July 8, 2011 9:36 pm

    Hi, Caitlin! It is for toning, too! Some people just tone; others lose. Their workouts are all full-body, meaning you get cardio and strength in one. It results in a more toned, lean figure!! 🙂

  6. Petra permalink
    July 9, 2011 11:13 am

    Hey Sarah, I was just reading your blog about the wobbling….a bosu is real fun, I have one at home and use it rarely. After reading about your wobbling I’ll do some toninght. Another thing…this Austrian girl coming to Holland for exchange! How coincidental is that? (is that the right word) She’ll be going to Rotterdam where there are enough health food stores, supermarkets, grocery stores whith good food. Hannah…if you read this, contact me! You can call me when you are in Holland if you want. Maybe catch up with each other….

    • Hanna Pirklbauer permalink
      July 10, 2011 3:05 am

      Hey Petra! Do you have twitter?

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