Winter Shape Up 2018: Week 2

Hi friends! Welcome to Week 2 of this year’s challenge! While I look forward to putting together the workouts for you during each Shape Up (and filming the videos!) the best part by far is the community that it creates. It’s pretty incredible to see women (and dudes!) all over the world, cheering each other on and supporting everyone’s fitness goals. Our Facebook group has been a blast so far, and I’m excited to pop in with a couple of surprise Live Workouts along the way. It’s not too late to join in the fun if you’d like to Shape Up with us! All of the details are here.

Winter Shape Up 2018 Logo

For this week, here’s what the workouts look like: (feel free to shuffle around as needed. Talk to a doctor before making any fitness changes and honor your body.)

Workout #1: HIIT + Strength (with video)

Workout #3: Pilates Abs (with video)

Workout #5: Treadmill Workout

Workout #2: Barre Legs Workout (with video)

Workout #4: Upper Body Burner (with video)

Workout #6: Total Body Circuit

Here are the meal ideas!

The Fitnessista's Winter Shape Up Meal Plan. 4 weeks of free workouts, follow-along videos, group support and healthy meal ideas to help you reach your fitness goals. #wintershapeup #mealplan #healthymealplan


Harvest Turkey Breakfast Scramble

Savory Breakfast Quinoa

Healthy Baked Breakfast Cookie



Curry Chicken Salad with Turmeric Wraps

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Maple Roasted Pecans

Hummus Chicken Salad Bowl



Chicken Tacos with Homemade Tortillas

Chicken with Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice

Slow Cooker Turkey Barbacoa

Savory Chicken Sausage Butternut Squash Bowls



Apple Spice Amazeballs

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

I want to take a second to thank our amazing sponsors, who help to keep the Shape Ups FREE + provide awesome giveaways along the way. 

Winter shape up sponsors

Sun Basket // Lorissa’s Kitchen // Primo Water

We have our Lorissa’s Kitchen giveaway coming up next week, but for now, here’s a little giveaway from me to you.

Leave a comment below each time you complete a workout this week – it doesn’t have to be a WSU workout! – and I’ll pick 2 lucky winners to receive a Fabletics outfit of their choice.

Fabletics outfit

I’m really particular about activewear, and Fabletics is one of my very faves. It’s well-made, not super expensive, and they always have unique styles and patterns. 

Bonus entries:

-Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on my last post. Add a purple heart emoji so I know you’re entering the giveaway

-Send a little tweet to our awesome sponsors (@lorissaskitchen @sunbasket @primowater) and be sure to include @fitnessista so I can see it!

Ready, set, go!!


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  1. Morgan on January 25, 2018 at 11:19 am

    OTF last night (forgot to post

  2. Morgan on January 25, 2018 at 11:19 am

    rest day today

  3. Melissa on January 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Sweaty and done!

  4. Stephanie S. on January 25, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Just finished Katie’s live pilates workout! Really glad I got home right in time to join – the live workouts are so fun. I did workout #5 right before that at the gym in the building where I work – that 7% incline is no joke. Phew!

  5. Kady on January 25, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Switching up this week a bit, I did workout #6 plus some deadlifts. Those push-ups are killer! I just do as many as I can.

  6. Tiffany on January 25, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Just did Workout #1! One of my favorites.

  7. Angela on January 25, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    body pump workout today! Gonna be sore tomorrow!

  8. Lindsay on January 25, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Thursday 5am treadmill speed workout with my training partners. Thank goodness for blogs because I was able to find a distance speed workout on hungry runner girls blog to follow. I am going to have to get in some strength tomorrow so I plan to do a WSU workout after my 5:15am spin class!! YAY!

  9. Morgan on January 26, 2018 at 5:32 am

    3 and 4 dome!

  10. Charlsie N on January 26, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Monday was a rest day since my abs were killing me after Katies pilates on Sunday

  11. Charlsie N on January 26, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Tuesday was personal training and I am still sore on Friday from it

  12. Charlsie N on January 26, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Wednesday was a rest day due to my back hurting from my car accident

  13. Charlsie N on January 26, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Thursday me and two coworkers did workout #6 on our lunch break at the gym

  14. Charlsie N on January 26, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Friday will be a rest day unless I decide to do Katies ab workout again after I put the little one to sleep

  15. Jennifer on January 26, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Totally forgot to keep up with my workout comments! lol I just finished workout 6 and will be going for a long walk later today with the baby.

  16. Emily on January 26, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Last night’s Pilates and WO4 done today.

  17. Alaina on January 26, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Quick HIIT today!

  18. Lissy on January 26, 2018 at 9:16 am

    did the elliptical last night and a couple of the videos the night before that. That barre one man, my legs!

  19. Lauren L. on January 26, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Walked the dog for 30 min on Monday for my steady state.

  20. Lauren L. on January 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Did workout #5 on the treadmill at work yesterday.

  21. Lauren L. on January 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Swapped days because I was sick and did Workout #1 this morning.

  22. Lindsay on January 26, 2018 at 10:44 am

    workouts #2 and 4 and daily yoga complete. I’m still sore from workout #1 earlier this week, and I def feel the need for some foam rolling later today 😉

  23. Maeghan on January 26, 2018 at 11:09 am

    25 minute upper body strength workout through Fitness Blender. Arm day is my favorite 🙂

  24. Katie on January 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Upper body strength today, followed by a fun kettlebell finisher!

  25. Michelle on January 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Running on the treadmill today!

  26. Lindsay on January 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Friday workout didn’t go quite as planned. I had wanted to weight lift but got to the gym and couldn’t motivate myself so I went with my friends to spinning class. This afternoon we are going to do an easy swim. Looking forward to the relaxing in the water.

  27. Samantha D on January 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Took a rest day yesterday and just did workout #6–I’m super sweaty!!

  28. Abby on January 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Quick bodyweight circuit today just to get my heart rate up!

  29. Alexandra on January 26, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Went for my first postpartum run today! Was short and slow but felt amazing 🙂

  30. Kady on January 26, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Workouts #2 and 4 today. Rest day is going to be very much needed tomorrow!

  31. Stephanie Woods on January 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Did workout 5 today. It was great!

  32. Lindsay on January 26, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Friday = Double workout day … finished workout #2 … 3000 yds of swimming in the pool.

    Bed time. One more workout for this week tomorrow morning. 🙂

  33. Stephanie G on January 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    To warm up I did 20 on the stair climber. Then I took a Barbell extreme class. It was extreme!

  34. candace on January 27, 2018 at 12:16 am

    worked out every day this week!

  35. Melissa on January 27, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Glad it’s a rest day I took yesterday and today off due to a migraine hopefully the rest will let me jump back quickly tomorrow

  36. Katie on January 27, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Took myself on a chilly but sunny walk for coffee this morning. Have a girlfriend date planned for this afternoon for a puppies and yoga event!

  37. Jennifer on January 27, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Got my HIIT workout in!

  38. Stephanie S. on January 27, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Just did workouts #2 and #4 (two rounds of #4). Those are my favorite workouts of this WSU! Took a rest day yesterday, but went on a neighborhood walk yesterday after work and this morning before the workouts.

  39. Stephanie Woods on January 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I did workout 2 and 4 today. I might not be able to carry my kiddos the rest of the day!

  40. Emily on January 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    1.5 hrs of house cleaning, 1 round of WO6, and 30 minutes of yoga today

  41. Lindsay on January 27, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    So grateful for Saturday morning workouts. I don’t have to get out of 4:15am to get them done … instead I get up at 6:30 am and then join my friends for 90 minutes of spinning starting at 7:30am. Woot woot for having my workouts done before noon! Rest time.

  42. Samantha on January 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    So happy I was able to get in workout 5 on the treadmill while the baby napped!

  43. Alaina Burran on January 27, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Today it was raining and cold, so my family and I mall walked to stretch our legs, get in some activity and in the process, tire out the children! It worked!

  44. Morgan on January 27, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    OTF and some time outside!

  45. Samantha D on January 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Today I did workout #4 3x and 20 minutes of incline walking! Whew!!

  46. Stephanie S. on January 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Just finished workout #6 – whew, I worked up a sweat. That one is really tough for me! Happy to cross it off, though. Going to TJs now!!

  47. Kady on January 28, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Switched around the week a bit and today was workout #5 so I went fat-tire biking for an hour (ok so about 15 minutes of that was probably rest time). I really dislike cardio, but being outside doing something fun helps a lot!

  48. Samantha on January 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I took a walk outside today with the baby and hubs! It felt like an awesome weather respite a time 50degrees and sunny!

  49. Stephanie Woods on January 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Today was an off/gentle day. I was sore so I did a 30 min yoga video.

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