What I Would Give...

....to get either of these girls bodies.
probably my left leg..slight exaggeration? maybee..

I'm talking about Karena and Katrina a.k.a the Tone It Up girls!

For the past 2 weeks, when Billy comes home he often asks me how Karena and Katrina are doing. Why? Because I have been doing their Bikini Beach Bum workouts off of YouTube (free!) and they are kicking.my.ass.

They have a bunch of different workouts that you can do from home or at the gym and most of their videos you don't need any equipment. In some of the videos you will need a set of light dumbbells but you can still do the exercises without them if you don't have them.

Girls, I'm tellin' ya...these workouts WORK and you will feel the pain during them!

Here's one of their workouts that I've been doing that focuses on workin' yo booty:

Seriously..do this workout. I like them because they are short but intense. When you watch this workout, you will see a bunch of other workouts by them on the right sidebar that you can do!

They have workout videos for just about anything you need to tone up...
-slim arms
-circuit workouts

 ...you get the point. What I did was just type in "Tone It Up workouts" in the search bar on YouTube and I found multiple workouts (one for arms, one for legs, one for abs) that I was interested in and I do them about 3 or 4x a week after my normal gym workouts.

I even had Billy do one video after he started laughing at me because I was struggling within the first 2 minutes of one of them. Let's just say this - he won't be too quick to laugh anymore! mu ha ha ha Katie - 1, Billy - 0.

If you try them make sure you let me know what you think!!

I'm seriously so happy it's FRIDAY! I hope to get a lot of things around our house done, drink a few glasses of wine, and on Sunday I'm honestly contemplating laying out in our backyard because it's going to be 80. Yes, please. I'm also planning on hanging out with my niece Mara and we are going to take Rocky to the dogpark. She just loves going to the dogpark and I just love hanging out with her so it's a win-win! :)

Here's a recent picture of her that her mom (my step sister) sent me via picture message. She normally wears her hair curly but they straightened it and she looks darling...

Have a great weekend.

xo. katie


  1. I'll have to check these videos out, I need something to kick start my weight loss goal, and these might just be the ticket! Thanks for posting girl :)


  2. Great review on those videos -- I'll have to check them out!

  3. Those girls look fabulous! I must try those workouts.

  4. I would luv to look like them to!! I got the Bender Ball..and so far it's working. I will sure give the workout a try.

  5. Thanks for sharing these videos! I've been meaning to get some like this to get my beach bod back in order but these are going to be perfect since they are free!! I'm excited to try these!!

  6. Thanks for sharing the videos! Those girls bodies are amazing!! I love that their videos are free on youtube--that's pretty exciting! I have been totally slacking on working out since we came home from our honeymoon, but I need to get Jillian back out! :)

  7. ...and they have great hair? How did they end up with both skinny and good hair genes?


  8. I can't wait to try these videos! I know you live in cbus so if you have Time Warner, try the Exercise on Demand channel! It has tons of good short workouts you can do without equipment :)
    (I think it's around channel 425/426)
    Playground Duty

  9. thanks for sharing!! i need to try check these videos out!

    happy friday! have a great weekend! :-)

  10. I would KILL for those girls bodies! I mean KILL! I may have to look into those workouts because I am having a HARD time finding time to get to the gym here lately!

  11. I've GOT to do those videos!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Ok I may need to try that. I have GOT to lose some lbs before summer, and EEK, it's almost here! Keep at it and then maybe you WILL look like Karena and Katrina!

  13. Oh I want to try that workout! I've been doing the 30 Day Shred and am already thinking about what I'm going to do when I finish it! :)

    And I DEFINITELY laid out in my backyard today! I'm sure the neighbors thought I was crazy but I need some color on my skin! :)

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

  14. How cool that you can get workout videos on YouTube. I would totally give my left leg for their bodies!

    Hope you have a great weekend. I had a couple of glasses of wine last night and was DEFINITELY feeling it during my morning workout today. Yikes! :)

  15. So do you hate a little bit Karena and Katrina? I'm doing Jillian Michael's Shred and I sort of hate the girls that I'm supposed to follow. But I love them because of what they're doing for my body!

  16. Thank you for posting the video! I am trying this haha

  17. I love karena and katrina!!! AMAZING!! Your trip to Boston looked lovely!


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