Summer Shape Up 2015: Week 2 Workouts and Meal Ideas

 Hi friends! Happy Monday, and happy Week 2 of Summer Shape Up!

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You are rocking out the challenge so far, and I’ve loved to see your check-ins this past week. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for each other. You’re the best (but we knew that already). 🙂 Before we get cranking into Week 2, a huge round of applause and gratitude burpees to our sponsors:



Ssu2015 sponsors

bobble, makers of a chic self-filtering water bottle

Crunch Live, who kindly hooked us up with 30 days free of online workouts (code: SSU30 for 30 days; it will turn into a real subscription after 30 days at $9.99 just a heads up!)

and Gluten-free Chex Oatmeal, which is the perfect texture for my favorite oat breakfasts and baking.

This week’s featured sponsor is bobble, aka my workout water bottle obsession. I try to avoid bottled water whenever possible, and carry my own bottle around to refill. Whenever I fill my bottle while we’re out and about, I can’t help but wonder how well it’s filtered, especially when I fill my bottle from a fountain or a tap. Now, I don’t even have to think about it as these bottles have a charcoal filter built-in. They’re also less bulky than many of my other bottles, and fit well in a purse (and in my small clumsy hands haha).

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(For the record, they totally pass the drop test… as I’ve dropped mine a couple of times.)

They have an array of beautiful colors:

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and a full product line of self-filtering products, plus fun accessories like tea sticks and coffee presses. I’m actually on my way to order a coffee press for some of the Hawaiian coffee we’re currently loving.

They kindly offered 10 participants bobble water bottles for your participation! I’ll pick 10 winners from this week’s check-ins who will receive their own bobble to try.

For Week 2, here’s what our schedule looks like! As always, feel free to shuffle and move the workouts around as needed.  


Workout #3 + HIIT

Easy/moderate steady: go for a nice jog/run, take a shorter cardio class, kickbox, or dance

Workout #4** (or Yoga Body Sculpt <– use code SSU30 for a free trial) + 20 minute steady cardio of choice (maintain the same pace and intensity)

Workout #3

Long steady (cardio class or long run/cardio session; 45-60 min) + Barre ab burner

**A little surprise for you: I made a video with a workout you can include this week if you’d like. Please keep that this is not fancy WSU-quality production value (just a girl, a napping preschooler and a tripod), but I really want to give you as many options as possible during this challenge, so you can shuffle around if you’d like, or switch things up if you choose to follow it again!

Meal ideas featuring whole and healthy eats: 

Ssu2015 week 2 meals


Make-ahead breakfast burritos

Banana nut quinoa muffins  with plain (or vegan) yogurt

Eggs in a basket

Breakfast cookie dough cereal with fresh berries



Quinoa taco salad

Tuna salad stuffed avocado

Salad in a jar (be sure to add in some protein)

Breakfast for lunch: Perfect protein pancakes


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Pesto baked salmon with veggies

The best black bean soup with avocado and a salad

Goat cheese eggplant parmesan 

Slow cooker butter chicken with brown rice and salad


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Tart cherry pie snack balls

Oatmeal raisin protein cookies

Fruit with a tablespoon of almond butter

Turkey lentil muffins

Plantain flatbread with hummus and veggies


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Easy raw chocolate pudding

Almond butter lava cake

Glass of wine (have one for me!) 

Alright! Thumbs up if you’re ready to go after it! Don’t forget to send your sweaty pics @fitnessista #summershapeup. I always love seeing your beautiful faces!

Leave a comment below each time you complete a Week 2 workout as your giveaway entry (today, Monday, is an off day so it’s a freebie!), or you can tweet/Instagram your check-ins (@fitnessista #summershapeup). I’ll pick 5 winners from the blog and 5 winners from Instagram and Twitter.

Cheering for you, as always,


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  1. Lindsay says:

    had a fun dance party with my kiddos this evening 🙂

  2. Kelster says:

    I did workout 4 today. Thanks for filming it!

  3. I did rowing tonight for steady state

  4. Baby wouldn’t sleep this morning, or any morning this week. Been doing half my work out, nursing baby back to sleep and the other half after breakfast with him. Did cardio this morning. Will get through all of Orange is the New black eventually

  5. Lindsay says:

    2 rounds of workout #3 + one round of HIIT scorcher = done!

  6. melissa says:

    kickboxing class today, off the schedule but love this class!

  7. Just did workout #3 three times through with 10 min of HIIT afterwards. I am officially a sweaty mess 🙂

  8. Sat: Rest day

  9. Ashley V says:

    I just did 4 super sweaty miles and am saving the barre ab burner for tomorrow!

  10. Workout #3 x3 and ab barre burner x1 this morning!

  11. Workout #4 + lots of walking today.

  12. Grace Gillis says:

    5 mile run yesterday and some light cardio plus ab work today. I plan to get back on the SSU schedule this week 🙂

  13. Went to my first Orange Theory class this morning!

  14. Katie R. says:

    Active rest day of working in the yard and garden!

  15. 4o min run in the park and barre ab burner

  16. Christina R says:

    completed an hour of steady state today!

  17. I switching today and tomorrow’s workouts, so I ran 6 miles this morning & am about to do the barre ab burner.

  18. Workout #3 last night!

  19. Megan Z. says:

    It was hard but I completed it!!

  20. Today was 55 minute run in 95-100 degrees (HOT!!) and the barre ab burner. 🙂 Rest day tomorrow.

  21. Kelster says:

    Just did a 5.88 mile walk. Now it’s time for workout 3

  22. Just did 3 rounds of WO#3! I did ALL 60 push ups on my toes! It’s been a while since I could do that!

  23. Good morning! Yesterday was a steady state day for me walking the flea market. Spent 3 hours on my feet and picked up an awesome cast iron grill! Today I’m doing 3 rounds of workout 3 and then taking it easy by the pool.

  24. Holy moly ab burner!!!

  25. Long steady state run today + ab burner – i have to do the abs first or I’ll just “forget” about it 🙂

  26. So happy to have completed the first two weeks of SSU! Looking forward to getting even stronger in the last half of the shape-up 🙂

  27. Katie R. says:

    Completed WO#3 and week 2!! Whoop!

  28. catherine c. says:

    did steady state yesterday (saturday) & will be doing WO 3 today!

  29. Long steady plus Barre ab burner went down last night! It felt great!!!

  30. Christina R says:

    that barre ab burner is a killer!

  31. Bethany says:

    Yesterday’s workout was a steady and sweaty 5 mile run then lots of walking throughout the day

  32. Workout 3 x 3. Finished!

  33. I did the ab burner + WO#3 x 2, plus a few extra bicep & tricep reps for good measure.

  34. Samantha D. says:

    sigh so me working out while on vacation was mostly a bust. during the last week (while away) i did the easy, long steady and the short steady. so today in hopes of busting through my workout slump and priming my muscles for the week ahead or something, i did workout #3 3x, workout #4 2x, the HIIT workout that’s linked, and the barre ab burner. so excited for week 3!!

  35. Kelster says:

    4 miles plus abs!

  36. today was a rest day and some PT exercises.

  37. Cristal says:

    Hi Gina, I have been doing the summer shape up and seem to have deleted the week 3 email. I tried to search for it in my “trash” but can not find it. Is there any way to get the week 3 email again?
    Thank you!

  38. Workout 3 & 40 min cardio on our family walk (mixed in sprints w/ my 3yo!)

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