Posts Tagged ‘group fitness classes’

Just My Style

Somehow this post I pre-wrote and scheduled for this am popped up on my site last night for a little while. Sorry for the confusion if you’re in the handful who happened to find it!

Goood morning! How are you all? I’m doing well enough. I had a great spin class yesterday! It was the first time in what feels like for-ev-er that I managed to get in on a class from one of my two favorite instructors.

I have a very specific training style that I adore: loud, in your face, and pushing you to your max, while still somehow seeming approachable, friendly, and fun. Sophie and Sara at my gym both have it. The others - well, they’re different. Not bad by any means…just not as loud. Or more playful than pushing. Simply not my style.

I love the push I get from my favorite instructors. The certain motivational phrases they choose to use know just how to make me push past the burning sensation in my thighs on that long, steep climb. The energetic vibe pouring from them pulls me through the toughest of sprints. The sweat dripping off their bodies lets me know just how hard I can work. I like my fitness style hard-core and get-er-done.

My food on the other hand?? I like my food like I like my worship style – laidback and carefree. Especially on days when I have the kids from morning until bedtime.

Peter has been working hard after he gets home from work to take care of a few outdoor tasks on our house that need attention. This leaves me by myself with the kids from morning until bedtime a couple days a week…and I’m not exactly in the mood to cook full meals those days. I could make excuses and have ice-cream for dinner (because that sure did sound good last night), but I make a healthy dinner work. Good thing breakfast for dinner is such a winner around here!

egg hash dinner

I made a breakfast “hash” of sorts. I diced up three red potatoes into small chunks and cooked them in a small bit of oil with some salt, pepper, and onion until they were softened. I then added some spinach to the pan to wilt in with the potatoes. I topped off the hash with two over-medium eggs.

runny egg

Gotta love the runny yolk! I think I love eggs more for dinner than breakfast. Quick. Easy. Satsifying. And cheap, too! Winner winner chicken egg dinner!

  • Do you prefer a certain style of group fitness instructor? What?
  • Eggs: yay or nay? When do you eat them most – breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
  • Want more info on how I always have quick meal options available? Check out my guest post on Chelsey’s blog including a variety of quick meal tips!

Posted by on July 19th, 2011 56 Comments


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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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