Posts Tagged ‘team 4all’

Blush For A Good Cause {Giveaway}

Hey y'all! I haven't been feeling too well. So instead of a regular post for you, I have something a little fun. Hope you all have a great day and I hope to be back to normal by tomorrow.

You may recall my hitting up the gym last Friday for a yoga class. I didn’t tell you something special about that yoga class, though.

I rocked it out in a new top from the great workout gear company 4all by jofit.


I tried out the Sleeveless Jo-Polo in yoga class and then wore it on a trip to the park later in the day. Yet another piece from the company that looks classy enough to go from gym wear to hang out wear perfectly. In other words, my kind of clothes. Winking smile

What’s also my kind of thing? Supporting a good cause.

Joanne Clark, the founder of 4all, has a personal connection to breast cancer, as her sister battled the disease twice. For that reason, every Windsor Jo-Polo or Sleeveless Jo-Polo shirt purchased in the Pink Blush color during the month of October will go to supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

In addition to their kindness in donating the proceeds of purchases, 4all is also showing their kindness to you all with a special giveaway!

You have the chance to win your own Sleeveless Jo-Polo in Pink Blush AND a pair of their knit capris – a $136 value!

golf - London Jo-Sleeveless Polo - Orchidgolf - Knit Capri - Black

Here’s how to enter:

  • Mandatory Entry: Tell me a cause you try to support in the comments!
  • Optional Extra Entry: Either “like” 4all on Facebook or follow 4all on Twitter.
  • Optional Extra Entry: Tweet the following: I want to win some new fitness wear from @4allbyjofit and @TinaFFF -

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Open only to US residents, age 18 and up. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will end on Thursday, October 20 at 10 pm EST. Winner will be announced Friday. Good luck!!!

Posted by on October 18th, 2011 195 Comments

This Can’t Be Happening

So, I know just yesterday I posted about finally believing that I am a runner. Even still, I sometimes have runs where the fact that my body can carry me through miles and continues to adapt and grow stronger seems surreal. I felt that way during my run yesterday afternoon. It was hot. My legs felt a little heavy. Did I say it was hot?

My plan called for a three miler. I usually take this run at no set pace and just run in a way that feels good and care-free. Well, I felt on fire yesterday…and not only from the heat. The times I would quickly check my pace, it always fell in the eights and I thought “that can’t be right”, “this can’t be happening considering everything going into this run”. But I finished up three miles in an average 8:48 pace and it felt strangely…easy. Despite the hills. Despite the heat. Despite the last day in my training week since Fridays are my rest days. I ended feeling pretty dang good.


I also ended up making my super cute 4all by jofit top not quite as cute by rocking it with running shorts and a Bondi Band. Leave it to me. I would say “this can’t be happening” but we all know that would be a lie. What’s not a lie? I love this top! The Pretty Tennis Tank is yet another great piece from the team. I couldn’t get over how supportive and comfortable the top was…which I shouldn’t expect any less since every piece I have received fits that description. Plus I gotta say I think the cut is quite flattering and I love the different, classy coloring. Two thumbs up!

And now for the kicker. The true #thiscan’tbehappening moment. I took Makenzie to meet her preschool teachers today. She starts preschool on Monday.


This. Can’t. Be. Happening!


I thought I was sooooo ready. A couple extra hours during the week when she is in school and Braedon has his morning nap? A change for her that she has desperately wanted for months? (kid has talked about school since March) A break from the toddler mood swings which can only help me appreciate her even more? Yes, yes, yes! Or so I thought when her leaving me for 3 hours a day, 3 days a week loomed weeks into the future. Now, just a few short days away and I kind of want to cry. Okay, I will cry. I know it. You know it. No point in hiding it.

I have made sure to cherish every little moment with her this week. Not a single complaint about reading the insane number of books the kid will listen to repeatedly…

I took her to get her very first haircut.


She badly needed one. Plus, it was like negative $20. Yes. Negative. She got a $25 gift from being referred by me to my hairdresser. Kids cut = way less than that. My “referral” still earned me $25 on my next appointment too. Hey – they told me to do it! All I had to pay was a $5 tip. Score. Well, I also had that $4 in ATM fees because I didn’t realize you can’t tip on your card there and had no cash on me at the time. Lame.

But, back to my little M. It isn’t sinking in that she is growing up little by little. I still think of her as a baby bobbling around and barely able to communicate. But, no. She is full fledged little human who will carry on conversations with me, make jokes, and be the most excellent mommy I have ever seen to her beloved “Teddy”.

I’m going to miss my goober.


Even if she won’t make a crazy face with me.

  • Last time you thought “this can’t be happening”?
  • What is a ridiculous fee you hate? I think TicketMaster charges some pretty outrageous fees too. Oh! And the parking fees at many hospitals in our area. “Hi. We’re sorry you’re mother is sick, but pay us $10 to see her”. Ick.

**Gotta do that disclaimer thang: I was sent the 4all top free for review as part of their ambassador program. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.

Posted by on August 12th, 2011 59 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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