So at the market the other day I decided to get Activia because it was on sale. I’ve been seeing the commercials for year and finally decided to try it. After doing the Tone It Up “Beach Bod” workout I decided to have a Activia as a snack. After the snack I got ready for bed. When I woke up this morning I was feeling a bit nauseous. I didn’t think to much of it. I thought it was probably the Korean tofu I had last night. The thought didn’t really to much of it being the Activia yogurt. While I was brushing my teeth I decided to do a little googling and that’s when I found out that Activia has made other people nauseous and experience other side effect. Being nauseous all day is not fun. I never usually buy the Dannon brand I guess I won’t be buying anymore of their stuff in the future. I guess is better to Google anything before you buy it. It tasted great, but I guess this yogurt just sit well with me.
Week 1 was great, but week 2 was a flop. I started off great, but when Thursday rolled around I just wasn’t feeling it or something. I didn’t put 100% effort into my Thursday workout. Then Friday and Saturday was a flop. I was planning to do a long run on Saturday, but it got semi derailed when the family BBQ that I was suppose to go to in the evening got bumped up to a late lunch. I wouldn’t consider Saturday a big waste since I was spending time with family members which I haven’t seen in a while. I decided to push my long run to Sunday. Sunday weather was cloudy, so it was cooler and nice. It looked like it was going to rain, but that wasn’t in the forecast. I ended up running six miles, which brings my #100bysummer miles to 28/100. I don’t usually do that unless I’m running an actual 10K race. Part of my run was inside a park, so I figured since I already did a loop it wouldn’t hurt do a few more. Who know I may push my next long run to seven to eight miles. I still haven’t committed to a half-marathon training plan yet since I’m still waiting for the announcement of the NikeWomen’s Victory Tour in Los Angeles.
So week 1 of the Tone it Up Bikini Series was good. It forced me to do Tone It Up videos which I haven’t done in ages. I probably did a bit more weights than I usually do because of the plan. I guess another good thing was that it forced me to rearrange my workout schedule and to mix things up. Before I had this schedule of running and doing weights on certain days. I’ve been doing that for a few months and haven’t really switched it up so doing the Tone It Up Bikini Series forced me to switch up my schedule. Though I’m still trying to find a way to keep up my running and actually do 100 run miles by the 8 weeks. What sort of freaked me out at first was there was no rest day. Week 2 doesn’t have a rest day either, so that’s probably just how the plan is going to be. The great thing about the doing this with so many other people is the great support you see online. It was motivating to see how many people were also doing the Bikini Series. At the same time it was kind of stressful too. Sometimes seeing others people’s post on social media sort of stressed me out especially on the days I had to move my workout to the evening. I wasn’t sure if maybe at night I’d be to tired workout or get home later than usual. The plan itself was a bit stressful too. Just seeing what I needed to do for the week had me self doubting myself and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to accomplish it. This is why I didn’t commit to the Bikini Series in the past. I think the plan is giving me a good fitness guideline to follow for 8 weeks, but I’m not going to stress out if I feel like I need to skip day. I think even if I have to skip a day or two the less I stress about the weekly schedule more I will get out of doing the Tone it Up Bikini Series.