It’s time for a change. A BIG change!
Yesterday I started an 8 week journey to makeover my life for the better and I am sharing EVERYTHING with you. The main part of this challenge is the Tone It Up Bikini Series which is an annual fitness and nutrition challenge hosted by my two absolute favorite health and fitness experts, Karena and Katrina from toneitup.com.
I found these girls when I was going through a time when I never thought I would be in great health or love my body. I was silently suffering behind diet soda and lean cuisine meals. Then, I came across their YouTube channel one night and something about their kindness and genuine desire to help other women made me realize that there was still hope for me. At that time I was suffering from a constantly bloated stomach, fatigue, headaches, acne, mental fog at times, feelings of depression, and just overall I didn’t feel amazing. Then again I didn’t really know there was another way to feel. I joined the online community and found a whole world of women supporting each other. It was and is unconditional support, motivation, and love. I explored all of the content on their website and followed everything I possibly could. In 2013 I took the leap and bought the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is not just a meal plan but basically it’s an educational course on nutrition and how food and exercise effects your body. Once I started applying the principals of the plan I instantly felt better and I never looked back!
That being said, over the last year I have had too many moments where I let things slide and now I am not feeling like I used to. My headaches and migraines are getting worse and something has to change. I also want to build lean, toned muscle to just be strong and feel confident in my skin. I will be sharing my meals, workouts, progress photos, tips, DIYS, and more related to the challenge!
My first Tone It Up Instagram photo
I will be posting multiple times a day on my Tone It Up Instagram-@liveloveandtiu so you can follow me there also if you like. That Instagram is a very raw and unedited look at my life.
I will also be posting daily here on my blog, making frequent YouTube videos, and posting on my main Instagram (courtney.val), Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. I want to take you along on this journey every step of the way!
But that’s not it! (Cue game show host voice) 😉
I also want to take these next 8 weeks and examine other areas of my life that I want to improve.
These include goals related to:
- Expanding my YouTube channel, Instagram, and Blog
- Travel and Summer plans
- Self Care
- Volunteering and giving back
If there are other topics you would like me to address leave me a comment and let me know!
Another goal of this challenge is to help, motivate, and inspire others to achieve their goals. I started following blogs and watching YouTube videos because they helped me so much so I want to contribute and make content that is going to help others too. If there is a specific goal you are working on let me know and we can help each other! I’m not trying to be cheesy but I truly believe that there is no goal you cannot achieve if you really want it. So, let’s do this! Let’s take the next 8 weeks and make our dreams come true!
One last thing….
Throughout this challenge you are going to get to know me better than ever before. To be honest, I have been holding back a little bit. There are many posts and videos I wanted to make but I was afraid of what people would think.
“What will they think about my ugly kitchen?”
“My skin is a mess, I can’t go on camera with no makeup.”
We all have insecurities, I know but I am ready to take that leap and be ALL IN!
If you are all-in too and want to join me, subscribe to my blog, YouTube Channel, and follow me social media so we can stay connected.
This is going to be an amazing journey, I can feel it!
Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I hope you have an amazing day and I will talk to you soon! <3