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Unexpected Free Day

Today’s schedule originally had me pretty busy. Long run in the morning. Baking after that. A hair appointment in the afternoon. A party to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday tonight. Too bad none of that worked out.

My hair stylist came down with something, and I had to reschedule my appointment. No big deal. These split ends aren’t going anywhere. She’ll just have more fun with them next week.

Makenzie is pretty sick as well with a bad croup like cough and a high fever off and on. Can’t leave her for the night, so no party. Bummer. I was looking forward to hanging out with some good friends! And making/eating some Better Than Crack Brownies.

Why, hello there, unexpected free day! I would rather have done my original plans, but today didn’t shape out so badly either. I snuck in a nap, folded laundry, and got Makenzie’s birthday party invitations filled out.


Good thing, too. I have her party planned for three weeks from today. I’m on top of things. Clearly. <--- where is the sarcasm font???

I guess it’s time for me to sign off and enjoy my time soothing childhood aches and pains, scrounging up something for dinner, and catching up with the DVR or perhaps even picking up a book that doesn’t talk peroneus longus and sternocleidomastoid. As fun as that is, it will be a nice change. Winking smile

FFF Features of the Week

I never expect you all to keep up with every post I write, so each week I play catch up with my favorites. Find the posts that I enjoyed writing the most, that sparked the most discussion, or that had the most cuteness…as well as one of my favorite blogs for you to check out. Have a great night!

Featured Personal Post: Stuffed With Emptiness – My First Binge

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I greatly appreciated the feedback on this post. I plan on continuing this as a series of key moments in my binge eating journey – a memoir of sorts – in an attempt to openly show the heartaches and truths of this form of disordered eating.

Featured Workout Post: This Call’s For A Celebration!


I finished my personal training studies and shared two strength training workouts I set up using some of that information.

Featured Recipe Post: Hearty Lentil Soup


Can’t beat a super simple crockpot recipe made for fall!

Featured Positive Post: What Can I Offer This World?

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Do you know your gifts? Some thoughts on ways to figure them out.

Featured Blogging Post: Quality Content

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And thank you for the feedback in the survey. It really helped me learn a lot so I can mesh my preferences with yours to make FFF the best it can be.

Featured Fun Post: Who Can Get Me Out Of My Pajamas?


Fun meet-up with blog friend, Lindsay.

Featured Cuteness Post: “Must-Dos” or “To-Dos”


Must-do? Make time with the two cutest kids in the world!

Featured Reading: Life of Blyss


I don’t think Alyssa could be more down-to-earth and funny if she tried. Her blog always brings a smile to my face and I look forward to reading every post. Give this fabulous gal some love today! Open-mouthed smile

  • Are you a good party planner?
  • How do you use unexpected free time?

Posted by on October 1st, 2011 27 Comments

Mother daughter Date

I loved today. Why wouldn’t I? We had no plans so I could spend the day in a much more relaxed state. Well, comparatively relaxed. I still took the extra time to get a few things done that I knew would never happen during the week.

For starters, I went through and organized all of Braedon and Makenzie’s clothing. I packed up clothes that are now too small for them and brought out the jeans and long sleeves to have easier access to them as the weather cools down. I definitely still left some summer wear out too, though. I know we aren’t done with the 90s yet here in Georgia!

During the afternoon, I actually had time to sit and relax with some blog reading. Usually I am rushing to do a million and one things during the week. It makes for a hectic week, but I always appreciate it come Saturday. Now, I have just returned from a shopping date with Makenzie. We went to a kid’s consignment store to pick up some extra clothes for Makenzie since I didn’t find much at consignment sales for her earlier in the year. Of course little miss girly-girl loved every minute.


I scored big time. I got Halloween costumes and Christmas outfits + pajamas for both kids, then 13 shirts , 6 pairs of pants, a pair of tights, and three sets of pajamas for Makenzie. All for $78!!! I love shopping consignment. I wish I could do all my shopping that way for myself. And that they had adult sizes of this gem.


Like Mother like daughter, that’s for sure! Winking smile 


And it’s that time again. FFF Features of the Week! I never expect you all to keep up with every post I write, so each week I play catch up with my favorites. Find the posts that I enjoyed writing the most, that sparked the most discussion, or that had the most cuteness…as well as one of my favorite blogs for you to check out. Have a great night!

FFF Features

Featured Personal Post: The Jeans


I made some new Body After Baby progress – fitting into these jeans for the first time in 2 years! Who needs a scale?

Featured Blogging Post: Increasing Blog Readership


I definitely am not an expert, but shared my thoughts and experience. So glad you all seemed to appreciate it!

Featured Workout Post: I Signed Up For My Second Half Marathon!


Runner-Up: New Treadmill Interval Workout

Featured Food Post: Flashback To My Meals In My Competition Days

It’s still painful for me to look at!

Featured Fun Post: Seeing Wicked At The Fox Theater


Runner-Up: Going On A Radio Show

Featured Body Image Post: Barbie – Yes or No?


Oh, did I love hearing all of your thoughts on this topic!

Featured Cuteness: Two Videos Full of Cute - Makenzie eating “peanut butter fingers” and then M & B playing peekaboo together. Also, this picture of B loving on a rabbit that I never got the chance to share. Love!


Featured Reading: Running To The Kitchen


I fall more and more in love with Gina’s blog with every post I read. She shares amazing recipes, showcases great photography, provides inspiration, and adds a lot of fun to my Google Reader as well. I bet you will love her too!

  • Are you good at finding bargains in one specific “area”? I stink at things like couponing, but kid’s stuff I rock the deals!

  • Did you ever have special dates with your mom or dad when growing up? What things did you typically do? I do the library and shopping with M.

Posted by on September 24th, 2011 22 Comments


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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