Hi friends! Happy Monday, and happy Week 2 of Summer Shape Up!
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:
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).
(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:
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
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:
Banana nut quinoa muffins with plain (or vegan) yogurt
Breakfast cookie dough cereal with fresh berries
Salad in a jar (be sure to add in some protein)
Breakfast for lunch: Perfect protein pancakes
The best black bean soup with avocado and a salad
Slow cooker butter chicken with brown rice and salad
Fruit with a tablespoon of almond butter
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,