Easy Reading

Posted: July 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

I know on the weekend I like easy reading. I don’t think reading gets easier than bullet points and highlights, so that’s where my focus shall lay today. I left off yesterday morning with a recap of my June goals. Since writing my goals out worked so well for me, I figure why not go for it again? I promise to keep it short, sweet, and to the bullet point.

Personal: A Balanced Life of God, Family, and Personal Passion

  • at least 20 minutes each day in concentrated, quiet prayer and Bible study
  • create and begin a study plan for my personal training certification
  • continue following our budget and tracking our expenditures daily
  • remain balanced with my time to work effectively and keep priorities in line

Health/Fitness: Continue Trusting My Body & Making Healthy Decisions Regularly 

  • one new healthy recipe each week
  • participate in the 3000 in 35 #fitblog #fitabs challenge because I neglect core work so easily and community makes exercise more fun
  • continue using healthy coping mechanisms when faced with stress or difficult emotional situations
  • keep up with my half marathon training
  • stretch or foam roll for 10-15 minutes daily <— I’ve let this habit slack and I feel it!

Blogging: Have Fun While Developing My Biggest Personal Passion

  • only commit to things I can give full attention to working on
  • continue producing quality content in a variety of topics <— let me know if you have anything you want me to write about!
  • apply to Fitfluential’s ambassadorship
  • organize and complete 75% of the Healthy Living Summit panel prep work
  • remain connected with all of you because blogging means nothing without you

It looks like a lot, but I’m always up for a challenge. And because I have no creative way to transition into the features of the week – here ya go!

Featured Personal Post: Registering for Personal Training Certification


A good omen the material arrived on the day I was wearing my Challenge Your Fitness shirt? They even color coordinated!

Featured Workout: Favorite Triceps Exercises

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Featured Meal: Hawaiian Tofu


And, oh, do I have a good one for you next week!

Featured Cuteness: Little Man Loving His New Entertainment System

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Although, personally, I’m in denial that he is actually big enough for an exersaucer.

Featured News: Faith Fitness Fun T-Shirt Shop


I added a couple new tanks, per a special request. Let me know if you have anything you would like to see!

Featured Reading: New Blogs to Check Out

Courtney @ Pancakes and Postcards


Not only has she spent time living healthy in AFRICA, but she always challenges herself in exciting ways. Like a marathon and her “pescatarian project”.

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons


The host of What I Ate Wednesday and a seriously fun-loving chick.

Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana


Lover of shoes. Lover of fitness. Lover of great recipes. And newly pregnant!!!!

  • What is a goal you have for July?
  • What fitness area do you slack on easiest? Core and stretching here!

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16 Comments to “Easy Reading”
  1. Lee says:

    Ooh, they do that triceps workout in p90x!

    • Tina says:

      Really? Ha! Never seen P90X but it kind of scares me I’m on the same wavelength as Tony Horton. I think I’ve shared before how I feel about him. 😉

  2. Great goal list!! have you ever done a post on foam rolling/which exercises you do? I’d love to learn more about that (and so would my hip flexors!) 🙂

  3. I think maybe a post about how you find your 20 minutes of daily prayer is affecting your health/fitness/well being/etc would be interesting. I’m not very strongly religious at this time, so I would like to learn more about your experience.

  4. Awww thanks for the feature lovely lady. Big hugs to you!

    Goal for July? To gradually grow my belly for a healthy little nugget 😉

  5. Hi there! I am a new fan of you and your blog 🙂 I need all the health/fitness inspiration I can get. I found you through another favorite of mine: Peanut Butter Fingers. I am a mother of two, and am learning to change my bad habits so I can be healthy and strong, and be a better example to my husband and kids.

    Anyhow, i’m really loving your blog!!

    • Tina says:

      Thanks for saying hello! I love connecting with other bloggers and moms. We have to support each other. 🙂

  6. Yay I’m so happy that you’re going for your personal training cert and a fitfluential ambassador :). That’s awesome! My bf got certified through NASM and he loved it!

  7. Alexandra says:

    I’ve never seen that tricep exercise before, I’m going to have to try that out the next time I train 🙂 Your goals sound great, can’t wait to see how they all pan out in July!

  8. I have those NASM books too! I took the course in college. (My major was Exercise Science.) Although, I never ended up taking the certification exam. Wish I would have! Someday, when the time is right, I will. Good luck with your studying! I’d hire you for my personal trainer!!

  9. I definitely slack on stretching. By the time my workout’s done, I just want to go home and change so I sometimes rush through my stretches. I always regret it the next day though.

  10. I almost spit out my coffee!!!!!! Well… its 5:44 and no way should I even be drinking coffee 😉 bad jenn! but I am and I nearly lost it when I was ooohing and ahhing over your bouncy, smiley little man and then eep! my blog!? that totally made my day!

    Thanks lovey!!! You’ll have to give me a personal lesson in time management b/c by the looks at what you’ve got going on – you’re a rooockstar! I’m thinking of applying for the fitfluential ambassador-shenanigans too =) You would be so perfect for it!

    ps: those shirts are genius.. i may have to dream one up for you to make for me! 😉

  11. Brittany says:

    Yay Courtney! She’s awesome and fellow red heads are great 🙂

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