Posts Tagged ‘spinning’

Still A Holiday For Me

I hope you all had a great day! I know some of you out there got to enjoy a three day weekend today with Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving. It was just a normal ole day here in the FFF household.

Don’t worry. I didn’t mind. It actually made it feel more like a holiday for that very reason. After sickness and field trips last week, I more than happily welcomed a normal day that included preschool for this little one.


It’s so nice to have some down time in the morning…and to get the chance to play with my little man just the two of us.


I’ll tell you what – it’s tough balancing devoted time between two kids. Good thing your heart grows like the Grinch when you have them. Always enough love to go around! Red heart

I had a really great and productive day today. I managed to get quite a bit done while the kids napped, but still managed some downtime for reading.

Now I have a workout to share with you. As promised from my post earlier today on optimal workout scheduling. <--- sounds so official, which it totally isn’t

I made the most of my new workout routine and amped myself up with a good pre-workout snack of a chocolate chip brownie Larabar and a sliced apple.


That combo fuels me so well! It helped me keep my motivation pumping for a great strength training and spin class combo that’s for sure! A good workout makes it still feel like a holiday. Gets me all warm inside.

I did each color combo move as a superset to help things move continuously and quickly. I had a date with a spin bike to get to, after all. Winking smile

Monday night class, as always, was a challenge. Sophie will always reign as my favorite instructor. If there’s a bright side to coming back to spin class on Monday night’s, it’s getting to take her class regularly again! I groan and smile my way through every class – an interesting phenomenon but it works.

Of course, I had to refuel as quickly as possible after that brutal combo of a workout. On tap for tonight? Mama Pea’s Peanut Noodle Bowl.

Time to go inhale a hefty sized portion and then collapse on the couch after I get the kids to bed. See you in the morning with a new Body After Baby progress post! Hugs and love!

  • Did you have the day off?
  • What's a positive thing about Monday to you?

Posted by on October 10th, 2011 21 Comments

I Aced It!

After I left you last night with my crazy stories, the day finally decided to settle down. Thank goodness because I don’t think I could have taken any more “excitement”. I wanted to keep things as simple as possible for the remainder of the night – starting with dinner. I don’t think you can get any easier than leftovers!


Or any cozier than a bowl of homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese + hummus + tomato sandwich. Yep. That food kick is still kicking hard.

My sister was sick this week, so last night’s sister night got cancelled. Sad smile 

It ended up being an okay thing, though. I broke out the flashcards for a long round of review, then took a practice quiz on the NASM learning center.


I aced that section! Whoop! I have obviously been studying my little booty off. Going over my personal mountains of flashcards every chance I get. Taking every single quiz/test/review I can in the learning center. My OCD self wants to ace the actual exam too. I’m going to do my best to make that happen! Just have to do my CPR training in a couple of weeks and schedule my test.

I also spent the night watching Glee instead of The Biggest Loser. A show that ended at 9 instead of 10 pm was a must last night. I had an early wake-up call this morning. I would like to tell 4:40 am – you stink!!!

We have some special plans later in the day, as long as Makenzie wakes up 100%. The only time I could fit my workout in was first thing in the morning. I’m apparently all about making my workouts happen this week, so I set the alarm for beyond-too-early and got my booty to the gym shortly after 5 am.

I did some upper body weights in a half asleep state.

  • Superset One: Narrow Lat Pulldown + Machine Bench Press
  • Superset Two: Overhand Barbell Row + Dumbbell Chest Press
  • Superset Three: Hammer Biceps Curls + Triceps Kickbacks

Nothing to write home about, but I got it in and could feel the blood pumping.

Then, I pedaled myself awake in spin class. I had never taken a class with this instructor before and had never even heard of him. I think he was half asleep too. It took a long while to feel any sort of energy for my workout. I don’t know how you early birds do it.

Time to go check on Makenzie! I hope she’s all better so our little field trip can happen. Be back later with an update…and that lasagna recipe I keep promising. Until then, Happy Wednesday! Smile 

  • Which would you rather watch – Glee or The Biggest Loser?
  • Were/are you OCD about grades?
  • Something to check out: A fabulous back and biceps workout from Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List for this week’s Tuesday Trainer. Click the button below! 

Posted by on October 5th, 2011 62 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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