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Good Dinner

bfast dinner

Breakfast for dinner! Is there any easier, more satisfying thing to cook for dinner? I think not. Well except maybe ice cream for dinner. ;)

Good Workout

Thanks to my back finally feeling normal again, I have fit in a couple of good workouts. I headed back to the gym this morning for a weights circuit and a spin class. I love doing circuits for my weights. They really provide a challenge but are quick too.

Assisted Pull-Ups 8 reps
Speed Skaters 15 reps
Underhand Barbell Row 10 reps
Burpees 10 reps
Dumbbell Hammer Curl 10 reps

Lookin’ Good

4all outfit

I received another outfit from 4all by jofit to try out and share with all of you. I wore the wide strappy tank from their New Orleans collection for my run yesterday. Pretty snazzy, huh? And super comfortable too.

Good TV

Last night we watched the season finale of Parenthood. That really is such a good show. If you don’t watch it, you should! It’s my second favorite, only coming after Glee. 

Good Night’s Sleep

b and mommy

This cutie pie has certainly been a friend of mine lately. Looks like sleeping through the night for 12 hours is here to stay!

Good Friday

Good Firday4

Yes, I’m so thrilled it is Friday and we have a fun weekend ahead. More importantly? I’m thrilled to have a God who loves me SO incredibly much that He died for us to bring us back to Him on this day. Nothing can make for a better Friday than that. Such all encompassing love. So, please. Make today a good day – you have already received more than you could possibly hope for in today’s blessing. Happy Good Friday! And I hope all who celebrate have a wonderful Easter holiday. :)

  • What is good to you lately?
  • Any Easter plans? What are you up to? And what are you baking/cooking?

Posted by Tina on April 22nd, 2011 48 Comments

Always A New Challenge

Hello my friends! Please welcome my friend and fellow Team 4all member, Jane, as she shares a guest post on her experience with running. It’s a good one. :) You can also check out my own guest post for her, by clicking HERE.


Of all the times I’ve written about running and my background in the sport and how much I love it, I don’t think I’ve ever actually admitted this publicly: I started running because I wanted more muscular legs.

I was a competitive swimmer from the time I was 5 until I was 16 years old. I remember one day, as a junior in high school, looking at photos of myself in my swim team bathing suit and thinking that I could use a little more muscle tone in my legs. And so the next day I went for a run.

That’s it… my sort-of vain and pretty un-exciting initial reason for running.


My reasons have changed and multiplied and evolved greatly since then, of course. In the 14 years that I’ve been running, I have learned to see it as part of what keeps me sane. It has helped keep me fit. It has helped me prioritize things in my life. It helped me get through my divorce. Through running, I have made some great friends – and it is even how I met my wonderful boyfriend.

I love running, and I love sharing my love of it with others.

I’ve helped convert quite a few non-runners into running enthusiasts over the years. And whether they now run a few miles a week or they run marathons, a common theme is that they end up finding that running is a great way to spend some “me” time.

Yes, as I have learned, there are quite a few benefits beyond making your legs more muscular (though that is a nice perk!). Running is an excellent way to relieve stress, clear the mind and focus on you.

I have run more races than I can count – 5Ks, 5-milers, 10Ks, 10-milers, half marathons, marathons – and everything in between.

This May, I am participating in a 200-mile relay race from Yale in New Haven, CT to Harvard in Boston, MA. A guy I went to high school with put a team together and invited my boyfriend and I to join in.

I’m excited and nervous about it at the same time. I’ve never done a running relay race, and I don’t quite know what to expect – but I know it is going to be quite an experience!

And that’s one of the great things about running – despite my long history with it, there’s always something new to try. There’s always more that I can learn. There’s always a different way to challenge myself.

For some people, a 5K seems daunting, and running a race of that distance would be a tremendous feat. Others begin running and instantly set their sights on completing a marathon.

It doesn’t matter where you fall along the spectrum – running is a sport that unites people of levels and abilities. It’s a sport that you can pick up at nearly any age.

Whether you’re just starting out running or you’ve been running for awhile, I pose this challenge: get out of your comfort zone at some point. Try something different – a new race distance, a trail run as opposed to a road race, a triathlon…

Experiencing something new may give you another reason to enjoy running – or it just may remind you why you began loving it in the first place.

Jane Couto had a very athletic upbringing, participating on swim, softball, tennis, diving and cross country teams throughout her childhood and teenage years. With three marathons, three Half Ironman triathlons and numerous other races under her belt, Jane loves sharing fitness information and tips on her blog,, which she writes with her mom and sister.


Thanks, Jane! Now…you tell me – what activity exhilarates you and gives you that strong sense of self because it always provides a new challenge?

Posted by Tina on April 1st, 2011 14 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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