Written on June 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm , by Karla Walsh
Looking for a body image boost? How about rep-by-rep details to increase your strength? Or maybe a tasty breakfast idea? Tina from Faith, Fitness, Fun is your girl—her well-balanced blog keeps us entertained and inspired. Keep reading to learn more about Tina’s catchphrase and how she deals with her sweet tooth!
My favorite way to work out: Asking me to choose a favorite workout is almost like asking me to pick my favorite dessert. If you read my blog at all, you know that would send my head into a tail spin. I adore kickboxing, spinning, workout DVDs of all kinds, and more. But when it comes down to it, my favorite way to workout would have to be both lifting weights and running. Both leave me so empowered! They are both personal because you only have yourself to compete against. Nothing compares to the feeling of reaching a new speed or distance on a run or pushing out an extra set of squats.
Five things I can’t live without: Prayer, my family, cupcakes, Glee and exercise.
My fave fit snack: Yogurt bowls! They are my current obsession because they taste so fabulous and fill me up. I start with a container of Chobani Greek yogurt (because clearly no other yogurt compares). My favorite flavors are pineapple, mango, and strawberry banana. Then, I add fresh fruit (usually berries or a banana), granola (Love Grown granola rocks my world) or unsweetened cereal and some almonds. The bowls clock in at around 300 to 400 calories and satisfy like no other. Try one. Then thank me. I promise you’ll be in love.
My biggest indulgence: Dessert in all shapes and sizes! I have a serious sweet tooth. I actually have some form of indulgence pretty much daily, but have learned to keep portions in check. It allows me to make progress in my Body After Baby journey because it keeps me from feeling deprived. Knowing I can have a little chocolate in my life makes it easier to eat all that green stuff. OK, you caught me. I do love my veggies, but they still don’t compare to ice cream!
Your fitness mantra: “Life is more than diet and workouts.” It’s actually the tagline to my blog. I truly believe that life is made to live. We won’t get to our death beds wishing we had flatter abs or weighed ten pounds less. We will wish we lived life well: Cherishing loved ones, laughing, taking chances and seizing every moment we are blessed with. I spent years battling depression and binge eating because I allowed my life to revolve around diet and workouts as a way to cope with my lack of self-worth. Once I opened my eyes to the beauty of life as a whole, beyond burning calories and counting fat grams, I became the fittest and best version of myself.
Do you have a favorite fit blogger you want us to highlight? Tell us in the comments below.