Biting The Bullet Part 2

Posted: June 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Thank you all SO much for the support and comments on going after my dreams of personal training certification! Knowing that I have fabulous friends like yourselves behind me will make the process of learning new things and believing I can do this much easier. I’m glad I decided to finally bite the bullet and go for it!

Speaking of biting the bullet, I bit the bullet one more way recently. Last night I took a few hours (good gracious it took longer than expected) to set up a FFF T-Shirt Shop for my lovely friends!

fffshirt finishworthitshirt fitlooksgoodshirt spinachwineglassshirt

I almost didn’t make the shop because I didn’t want it to come across as some marketing ploy to make money off of you. I’m not into that. Good thing I would be lucky to make enough money off of this to buy Makenzie a new puzzle…so it works with my values. Honoring your requests also works with my values, so here we are.

When I made shirts for myself about a month ago, many of you showed interest and asked how to get some for yourselves. I kept getting requests, so I finally obliged. I created this shop solely in case you wanted to rock a shirt sporting your love of green smoothies, fitness, and a positive body attitude. I added the designs I originally purchased and a few new fun ones, that I’m kind of jealous of and wish I could have for my own. So, check out the Faith Fitness Fun Shop!

Moving on. I was in an incredibly good mood today. I simply woke up on the right side of the bed ready to tackle the day.  And ready to tackle another challenging workout. I would apologize for the plethora of workouts I’ve been sharing this week, but I won’t. They all work so well that it would be selfish of me to keep them to myself.

I headed to the gym this morning for another short, easy two miler. I simply pop in my headphones (tangle free), hop on the treadmill, push the 6mph button, and go for 20 minutes. I like not having to think about it and just go. Anything more than 20 minutes and I would have to mess around with the treadmill to keep the boredom from taking over.

I followed up the run part of my workout with another group of mini-circuits. They worked so effectively on Tuesday for a full-body workout that I concocted another group of exercises to entertain myself with today. Pushing my body is entertaining, no? 😉

Mini Circuit One Mini Circuit Two Mini Circuit Three
assisted pull-ups split-squats walking lunges
bicycle crunches one arm dumbbell row flat dumbbell chest flyes
front shoulder raises spiderman abs bench jumps
  concentration curls lying triceps press

Thirty minutes later = a sweaty mess high on endorphins! To round out my hour, I hopped on the elliptical for 20 easy minutes of cardio. Honestly, I just wanted to read some of my SELF magazine.

IMGP9985

I have quite a few magazine subscriptions because I scored such a good deal on subscription bundles during the holidays. I love reading my magazines, but only really care to read them while doing low-key cardio. I don’t know why, but I almost crave magazine reading with light cardio. Even though I have 6 subscriptions (which I scored for less than $20 total!), I still could read more. Too bad it’s so hard to run and read. That could certainly help my relationship with the treadmill.

All together, I spent a little over an hour getting my fitness on. I kind of dropped the ball with that though. I had forgotten a play date at the library to get to and still needed to eat a real breakfast! That meant rushing home, shoveling food, and rushing back out for Makenzie to have some fun time and pick up new library books.

IMGP0979

I hate rushing my meals because it never satisfies me as much. No surprise I ended up hungry way earlier than normal. I don’t know how I used to hoover all my snacks in under 3 minutes and my lunch in under 10 minutes every day when teaching. No wonder binging was such an issue for me then! I likely never felt satisfied because I could barely remember eating! Moral of the story = take time for your food. Those little scraps deserve some TLC (tender loving care chewing).

  • How quickly do you tend to eat your meals?
  • What do you enjoy reading and when? Mags w/ cardio? Books in bed? If any answer goes, a book on the beach for me. Too bad that’s not reality!

Tags: , , ,

 
45 Comments to “Biting The Bullet Part 2”
  1. Kara says:

    I wait for nap time to eat, just so I can enjoy my food and relax while eating. I don’t know what I’ll do when she goes down to one nap a day!

  2. Sarah says:

    Oooh, I love reading magazines doing light cardio too especially the elliptical. I can’t necessarily read the articles but I kind of flip through and get the gist. Self and Shape and Fitness are great to read at the gym because they are so motivating.

    I get tons of magazine subscriptions too because it’s cheaper than buying individual issues. Plus I always cut up magazines for image boards or art journaling or other crafy uses.

  3. jobo says:

    LOVE the t-shirts! you should do tank tops too 🙂 I would totally buy one!!

    • Tina says:

      If you’re serious, let me know which design you would like in a tank and I can make it happen. 🙂

      • jobo says:

        awesome! I love the pink one 🙂

        • Tina says:

          I wouldn’t think the body after baby one? Do do you mean the brown with the pink faith fitness fun text or the Spinach one with the pink text? 🙂

          • jobo says:

            Ha! I didn’t even click on the link, just saw the pics here! I liked the pink one on this page “the finish is worth it’ or on the link, I liked ‘make life fun’ (both actually!

  4. These shirts are soo cute! What a great idea!

  5. I like to take my time when eating and HATE cramming food in my mouth. I will opt to wait if I have to eat too fast or grab an apple if I’m on the go.

  6. Mrs. Fish says:

    I hate rushing to eat as well! During the school year, I have barely 20 minutes to eat lunch, and as a result…I’m STARVING by the time that the end of the day rolls around!

  7. Oh goodness I eat my lunches in 5 minutes flat out of necessity…but other meals I try to take about 30 minutes if I can! I love the spinach shirt…too cute!

  8. The t-shirts are super cute! I love the one with your blog’s name on it!

  9. Ugh I hate having to shovel food…it’s the life of a teacher! I’m happy to be on summer vaca so I can eat slow! Love the t shirts!

  10. Robyn says:

    I like to take my time and enjoy my food.

    I am always up for a good book and read whenever I can. Evenings work good for me. I like to read magazines when I work out on the treadmill.

  11. Ela says:

    Many congrats on biting your bullet. T shirts are adorable.

    I love reading and don’t as much as I’d like–if I’m fixing food that isn’t too messy and I know what I’m doing, I read then, I read when I go to the outhouse, I read in bed, whenever I can snatch a moment!

  12. SheFit says:

    Awh, I absolutely love the shirts! They look great. I will definitely have to look into these. Thanks!

  13. Meals are something I look forward to each and every day, so when they are rushed they just don’t feel as “special”. Hate that!

  14. I am so excited to order a few of your shirts! “Keep the Faith” is the motto of the high school I graduated from and am still a big part of so this is a definite must! I am so excited to have something to wear to football games!!

  15. I enjoy reading magazines on lazy Sunday afternoons, and books during down time :D.

  16. Amy says:

    I feel like when it comes to binging, being satisfied is such a major component.

    And i heart the last photo!

  17. Lee says:

    I like to read while I eat. (I know, I should be focusing on the food, but I can’t help it.) I also like to read before bed.

  18. Oh man, I totally feel you on the dissatisfied feeling that comes from inhaling your food. I learned to really slow down while eating at the start of this year when I found myself eating a full lunch and still feeling hungry. I started to make a concentrated effort to actually chew and swallow every bite before taking another one (instead of taking one, chewing for less than a second, taking another one, etc. etc.), and it’s made a world of difference. It also makes me feel like my lunches are a lot bigger when they actually aren’t, which I really like.

  19. I eat so fast! I really need to work on slowing down. I love to read pretty much anywhere that I can. But, reading by the beach sounds pretty awesome 🙂

  20. I hoover my meals…well, used to. I’m getting better.

    I might have to test your binge theory now. 🙂 I get the urge to eat more sometimes…and maybe that has something to do with it!

  21. PS: My little buddy has a Bee Pillow Pet, too.

    She’s adorable…and every time you post one of her smiling, I want to kiss her.

    That’s the momma in me…I swear I’m no creepo.

  22. Chelsea says:

    I’m a scarfer when it comes to chow down time haha. Sometimes I’ll catch myself and mentally say, “Chelsea! Slow it down!” Most of the time I just want that food in my mouth and giving my taste buds a ride though ;D

    As for reading ahh I love love it! I’ll study sometimes on the treadmill at an easy pace just so I don’t get to bored studying/walking. When it comes to my stories though that’s saved for in bed, long car rides, or a nice day of tanning with my kindle 🙂

  23. Anna says:

    those shirts are super cute!!
    I usually eat my meals standing and pretty fast. I have 5 kiddos, and homeschool and I watch 2 babies, so I am usually always pretty busy.
    I ALWAYS read before bed, in the morning w/ breakfast (this is when I read my bible and have quiet time), and then when on the elliptical or doing a treadmill hike. I have about 150 back issues (maybe more!) of the ‘Good Old Days’ magazines-I LOVE them, so I usually read them when working out =)

  24. I totally know the feeling of eating so fast that you cannot enjoy your meal! I eat standing up most of the time and then I end up walking around the house chasing my 20 month old!

    I like to read in bed if I don’t fall asleep. I’ll read on the treadmill if I’m doing light longer cardio workouts but when a good song comes on, it’s real difficult to read and jam on at the same time!

    Oh, the shirts are adorable!

  25. very cool tina! now I just have to decide which one is my favorite! What’s your favorite?

    • Tina says:

      I find myself wearing the green text “more than diet and workouts” one a lot. LOL

      although I wish I had done the pink and brown combo for myself on that one. I don’t have it but I want it. Hahaha!

  26. Kelley says:

    How quickly do you tend to eat your meals?
    –I eat my meals super fast! I am trying to slow down. I spent the last year working in a school where we had to eat with the kids and usually only had about five minutes to shovel it in, that I never really enjoyed my food. I am working on that right now.

    What do you enjoy reading and when?
    –At my current fitness level, I cannot read when working out. I can pay attention to a podcast, but not reading. I love to read magazines, just in general, health and fitness and education magazines. I am currently reading the Suzanne Collins “Hunger Games” series, which is great.

  27. If I don’t do somethin glike watch tv/read blogs, I scarf my food down. I use the computer as a buffer which is kind of opposite of many people! It usually takes me a good 20-25 minutes in the morning to eat my oatmeal!

  28. Brittany says:

    Love the shirts! I LOVEEEE the “the finish is worth it”

  29. YAY!!!! Congrats on the shirts my beautiful friend!!! You are a Solidified Brander and I love it!

    xxoo

  30. sophia says:

    Love the shirts!!!! Hope “business” goes well. 🙂

    I hate eating fast too, but sometimes I have to. It’s okay though. Because there’s always the next meal!

  31. Mac says:

    I love reading while I bike (stationary), elliptical, walk (on my own), ride in the car, before I go to bed, basically any spare moment I can get… maybe that’s why my eyes are so bad because I’m constantly working them! I love magazines, but I don’t have any that I get regularly so just whatever they have at the gym and I also LOVE reading books.

  32. Anna says:

    What did you teach? I have been teaching first grade and I am a total fan of protein shakes from Special K for lunch because I can get things gone without starving! Lol.

    Love, love, love magazine work outs!

  33. […] tina from faith fitness fun has a t shirt shop and i love it. i want to wear one and feel like we are closer. ok, that sounds strange, but i love tina and want to support her and love the message she rocks on these t-shirts. […]

  34. Dorry says:

    Love your tees!! Very fun. I try to eat slowly, too – and acknowledge that I’m eating rather than rushing through it. Like you, I eat foods that I really LOVE so it’s always worth it to slow down and enjoy it. I’ve been reading in bed at night lately – it puts me right to sleep. Haha. And I love magazines, but almost never read them unless I’m on a flight.

  35. Katie says:

    Ugh, I’m such a fast eater and I hate it! I always have been…but like you said, I think teaching really made me inhale my food. I have to make it a BIG point to slow down and enjoy each bite.

  36. Jill says:

    I LOVE your shirts! I am ordering mine today. The Finish Is Worth It! You are so right! I can’t wait for my shirt to arrive! Thank you!!!!!

Leave a Reply to Katie

(required)

(required)


 

 
Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

88 CommentsRead more →

Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

24 CommentsRead more →

Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

14 CommentsRead more →
 

Announcement

Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

21 CommentsRead more →

Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

79 CommentsRead more →

From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

55 CommentsRead more →