TIU Bikini Series Check In | Week Six

You may (or may not have!) noticed that I didn’t post a week five check in, and that’s because I was flat-on-my-back sick with some sort of flu. Then I was flat-on-my-back sick IN FLORIDA while visiting my parents’ new house! So in between the cold sweats and the travel, I just didn’t have time or the energy to workout and eat anything besides bland foods. My beautiful meal-prepped food sat untouched in the fridge all week.

After being sick, it feels SO good to be healthy again! This week I’m back on track with all of the TIU guidelines.

AND EXCELLENT NEWS: I reached my goal weight!!!!!!!!! You can see all of my results a the end of this post.

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Raspberry Toast

Nutrition: This week was excellent in terms of nutrition. I stuck to all of my meals and I feel so healthy and glow-y. I did pick at some junk food on two occasions (a chocolate covered oreo, and some of my boyfriend’s french fries), but that was it! In terms of new favorite recipes, I am completely obsessed with the TIU Superfood Parfait. Also: even though they’re a staple in many TIU breakfast and sweets recipes, I only just purchased cacao nibs for the first time, and they’ve changed my world — SO GOOD. I also enjoyed the Cilantro Lime Quinoa Bowl…without the cilantro.

Workouts: I really eased into the workouts this week. I started with Karena’s Morning Mantra yoga routine, and by Wednesday I was back to doing 3 rounds of 15 reps of daily moves, plus the complimentary workout videos. I’ve also been toying with the idea of doing Insanity with Shaun T. again…when I used to do his workouts in college, I was so toned! Maybe I’ll do an Insanity workout once a week or something, but I still want to do the TIU workouts! That might be something to do once the Bikini Series is over.

Mind: This was a good week for me — I’ve been in a great mood lately. I tried to focus on doing small things that make me happy like reading before bed time, exfoliating…just the small things. Even though I’m in a good mood, I am having a bit of an existential crisis. But let’s be real: when am I not having an existential crisis?

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

And last but not least: RESULTS! I’m very, very proud of myself for reaching my goal weight by the sixth week! I definitely feel very slim, toned, and healthy, though I am a little bloated (my midsection measurement is the only one that went up slightly).

Starting Calf: 14″ | Week Two: 13 1/2″ | Week Six: 13 1/2″

Starting Thigh: 21″ | Week Two: 20 3/4″ | Week Six: 19 3/4″

Starting Hips: 38 1/2″ | Week Two: 38 1/2″ | Week Six: 37 1/2″

Starting Midsection: 34″ | Week Two: 33 1/4″ | Week Six: 33 1/2″

Starting Waist: 29″ | Week Two: 27 1/2″ | Week Six: 26 1/2″

Starting Arms: 11 1/4″ | Week Two: 10 3/4″ | Week Six: 10 3/4

Starting Neck: 12″ | Week Two: 12″ | Week Six: 12″

Starting Weight: 130.8lbs. | Week Two: 128.4lbs. | Week Six: 125lbs!

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