Faith Fitness and Laughter

Taking time for yourself

I have a little time to myself, but I wanted to pop in again and see if your Sunday was a good one so far?  Lunch is down, salad by the way, no picture, but it was really good!  Lettuce, check.  Chicken, check.  Organic Ranch dressing, check.  Dried cranberries, check.  Cheese, check.  Good!


Here is what I did have for breakfast:


Almond Joy Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp of Coconut Extract
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa




Sophie (my dad’s dog) is laying next to me while I write this post.  I think she is a little tired.  😉


She’s such a lady.



2 mile run and 30 minutes of Tabata ( Amy Dixon)


Monday’s Meal Plan:

Breakfast:  Blueberry/Mango Smoothie

Snack:  apple/nut butter

Lunch:  Tuna salad sandwich

Snack: ??

Dinner:  Amaretto Smoothie

Snack:  Clementine


Monday Nights workout:




See you guys later!!











Back to normal!

Hello!!  Yes, it’s almost 10 pm, but I really wanted to stop in and tell you about my day! 🙂  Whew!  It was another long one.  As soon as we walked in this morning, it was go time!  I didn’t stop until 2 pm.  It seemed like everything went wrong today too….which made my brain work overtime. 🙂

When I got home, I settled in and got right into my workout clothes, changed my shoelaces, and started Amy Dixon’s Breathless.




I wanted to give you the break-down of what goes into this 60 minute Tabata style work out.

  1. Jumping Jacks
  2. Skaters
  3. beach volleyball set
  4. high knees
  5. Mt Climbers or donkey kicks
  6. Ole lunges
  7. boxers challenge
  8. pogo jumps

Each circuit consists of doing each move for 20 seconds and then resting for 10 seconds eight times.  What it boils down to, is in fact a breathless hour!!  This is probably my favorite workout right now.  🙂






Overnight Oats!  I haven’t had this in a long time.  I have missed you!

  • Old Fashion oats
  • 1/2 tsp of chia seeds
  •  Rudi’s Gluten-free granola 1/4 a cup
  • chocolate coconut milk
  • almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of Barney almond butter






Cottage cheese and roasted almonds.  I also had some chicken with bbq sauce



Afternoon snack:

Love these things!!





After my workout, I had a smoothie.  I also got the ingredients together for my breakfast.


Banana/Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of flax
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup of 35 Calorie Almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of Barney Almond Butter
  • Lot’s of spinach!!



Amy Dixon Breathless

As I mentioned above, this is a great workout!  When I first got started, I really thought about stopping because I wasn’t feeling it at first.  I thought about how I have never regretted doing a workout, but I have always felt bad about skipping one.  I also thought about all my Sweat Pink Ambassador Sisters and gutted it out!!  Whoop!!



I am normally not that into fashion, but I want to make an effort in wearing something that I feel pretty in.  What do you think?  I really like the shirt a lot.  🙂




Exhibit A.  Spider Bite.  Ugly, Yes. :/   This was the next day….It does look better now. 🙂



Meal plan for 4/19/2012:

Breakfast:  Overnight Oats/Strawberries

Snack:  Mandarin orange

Lunch:  Cottage cheese/roasted almonds, chicken, half an apple

Snack:  clif bar

Dinner:  Mexican Quinoa dish

Snack:  Strawberries/dark chocolate



Be on the look out for a Giveaway very soon!!!! 





Super cool news and diet rage

Hello!  I don’t know about you, but it didn’t feel like Sunday to me.  I can’t believe that it is already time to go back to work tomorrow.  I felt like I was just there!  🙂

I slept so well last night.  That seems to be happening a lot lately……I am so not complaining.

So how has your Sunday been?  Restful?  Spend time with your family?  Whatever you did, I hope you had a great day!





English muffin with turkey bacon and an egg/orange




Raspberry/Banana Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of whey protein powder
  • 1 scoop of nut butter/coconut butter
  • 3/4 cup of almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk




We had a meeting at church this afternoon, but I had some roasted pecans and string cheese to snack on.  Yum!




After church this morning, I met my friend Angey at her house and we worked out.  We were going to go walking, but I took over my Amy Dixon DVD to see if she wanted to give it a try.  We did and it did not disappoint.



Diet Rage:

I was looking around for some topics that I could post about and I came across the term “diet rage.”   Let’s talk about this shall we?

Do you ever have feelings of being unhappy with your current healthy lifestyle?  Some things that you know you need to change or things that you may be getting frustrated with?

Believe me, I know that feeling.  The next time that you get aggravated at yourself for not sticking to your diet or healthy living program, try these simple motivating tips so it won’t develop into “diet rage.”

  1. Cut yourself some slack.  Think about the things that are in your life that make you happy.  I love my family.  I know that no matter what I look like they are going to love me.  Think about why you started making better food and exercise decisions in the first place.
  2. Time.  Healthy decisions in your life take time to master and even then, it’s a daily decision to eat healthy.  It takes time to meet goals.
  3. Relax.  Just go with the flow.  If you knew me, you would know that this is very difficult for me.  I am very task oriented and when things get off track I have a tendency to freak out.  🙂  Relaxing and just going with the flow is something that I still work on.  It is ok to stop and smell the roses.
  4. Don’t crash diet.  Crash dieting is so detrimental to your body.  Crash dieting can also lead to binge eating and eventually weight gain.  Make sure you do it the smart and slow way.

Disclaimer:  Don’t forget to search out the best plan for you.  I am not a personal trainer, or a nutritionist, these are just my own thoughts. 

Cool News!!

I got an e-mail the other day asking if I wanted to be apart of a special team and some special ladies!  Fit Approach is a community of like-minded people who encourage others to live healthy lives, be apart of the healthy side of their own communities, and do it all while wearing pink.

I can’t wait to get started on this new journey!  Be on the look out for some super cool opportunities!  🙂

I hope you have a great night!

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Ready for the Weekend!

All that I am going to say is that I am so glad that this week is over!  Ever feel like you are in the twilight zone?  That is what I have felt like this week…:)

It’s been a character building week to say the least.  One of the brightest spots this week is that I finally broke down and purchased the Hunger Games book.  This book is amazing!  I can’t put it down!!  So much so, that I picked up the next book in the series because I will finish the first one tomorrow.  🙂






I didn’t take one picture of my food today….  oh well.  I am really excited about getting back into some sore of routine next week with that.  Being sick didn’t really motivate me to dig my camera out every time I ate a meal or snack.  🙂  I do feel much better today and I am so excited about that.  I really don’t like being sick, mainly because I hate taking medicine.



Amy Dixon: Breathless    This is such a great workout!!  You can find the breakdown in this post…:)


I have to work tomorrow, but have zero plans after and I couldn’t be more happy about that.  My only plan is to read the rest of The Hunger Games and call it good.  🙂

I hope you have a great night!!



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