Posts Tagged ‘sister night’

The Biggest Fashion No-No

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The outdoors this morning didn’t look too welcoming.

Blah. Dreary. Drizzly. Grey. Enough reason to stay in cozy wear. You already know I am not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination, but this piece takes the cake!


The Italian Virgin Mary sweatshirt. It’s the biggest joke of a Christmas gift Peter received last year (gotta love random family presents!), but so soft.


Peter and I take turns wearing it and laughing at each other for the sheer ridiculousness of this fashion statement. Love ya, Mary…but you’re not exactly my fashion style. Makes for some good laughs at the very least!

Despite my super attractive get-up, I didn’t opt to laze about. I felt better about getting productive while so comfortable. The kids and I cranked up the music  and made our way through the house, cleaning up a bit as we went along the way. With breaks for dancing along the way.

It appears Makenzie has a serious affinity for the oldies. Okay, kid. Have at the Beatles. I wish I had some video footage of our dancing shenanigans – especially of yesterday’s disco dance party! My mom would be so proud. She’s a former disco dancer. No joke!

Can’t you see it? Winking smile 

As the day went on, I eventually got my butt out of the sloppy wear. First for a run and then to look presentable for sister night.

Dinner tonight honored a craving of Peter’s. We just recently got another share of meat from our local source and he had a hankering to use some in tonight’s dinner.

He pulled out a top round roast to defrost and then cooked it up this afternoon. Once he got it to the perfect medium doneness, he sliced it thin to layer up on a baguette with some sautéed peppers and onions plus some provolone cheese. I guess you could call it a mock Philly cheesesteak?


Okay. Not really. But it was still good. Really good. I honestly think I can tell the difference in the quality of our meat. Or at least I can feel better about knowing the source. I served it up with some roasted green beans because we shall eat our weight in green beans this week.


That’s what happens when you find a 5 pound bag of green beans on sale. I don’t mind one bit. We have quite a bit of steak left too. Which means I know what I will be having for lunch tomorrow. Winking smile 

Sister night with The Biggest Loser is calling my name now. Let’s see if the teams can take down Bob this week.

  • Do you have a family member who always seems to find the most interesting “treasures” to give as gifts? Any good ones to share?
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Posted by on October 11th, 2011 28 Comments

Too Many Options!

The weekly “Sister Night” has returned on Tuesday nights!

Over the summer, our weekly sister dates don’t happen as regularly for a variety of reasons. Yet, we both know that as soon as fall television starts back up we will find our way into each others’ arms again.



For none other than our Biggest Loser tradition! For the past few years, Heather & I have had the tradition of her coming over for dinner followed up with some time on the couch to catch The Biggest Loser, eat ice cream, and watch crazy workouts and transformations happen before our very eyes, while also chatting it up during commercial breaks. Even as we both feel the show has hit some lows, we can’t stop watching and give up our weekly tradition.

Last night went much the same route as any other Tuesday night. Heather arrived for a delicious dinner of my favorite enchiladas.


Then, we worked together to put the kids to bed before settling in for our nightly programming.

We both had some skepticism with this year though. The whole Anna Kournikova as a trainer thing didn’t seem like the best move for the show. As expected, she didn’t really contribute much and annoyed us. Although, to her benefit, she annoyed us less than we anticipated.

We already love the new guy, Dolvett, though. He kicked some serious butt and I love his training style. The show definitely has places it could improve, but I know we will still watch. Although, I must admit…it’s hard to stick with The Biggest Loser.

There are too many other great options on Tuesday nights!!!


Obviously, as a musical lover, I adore the show Glee. They inspire most of my running music, after all! Plus the carefree drama and goofy plot lines make me smile.


In all honesty, I think the show Parenthood is the best television drama I have seen in a long time. I have been hooked since episode one.

new girl

I haven’t watched this one yet, but I have it recorded. I really like Zoe Deschanel and think the show looks like a cute one. I could easily see myself getting sucked in. I probably shouldn’t start watching. But I know I will.

It really seems like all my favorite shows come on on Tuesday. At least I know I have some fallback should the new set-up of The Biggest Loser turn in to an utter disappointment for my sister and I. Wonder if I could turn her into a Gleek too??? Smile

  • What’s a silly tradition you have with a friend or family member?
  • Did you watch anything last night? What? Was it good?

Posted by on September 21st, 2011 45 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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