Friday Fitness Check In: When Points Go Out The Window

Welcome to the Friday Fitness Check In! I am using this as a bit of a fitness diary to keep my goals in check while sharing exactly what I am doing with you (since I get so many questions about it! :) Feel free to link up and do your own Friday Fitness Check In where you can keep track of the following:


  1. Fitness: Workouts for the week, how did I feel?
  2. Food: Did I eat well? Let’s be honest shall we?
  3. Strength Training: Did I lift weights this week? How many reps and what exercises?
  4. Mind and Motivation: Where am I mentally? What motivated me this week?
  5. Weight: Have I lost weight this week? gained?

Monday: Spin
Tuesday: Birthday Bootcamp
Wednesday: Spin + Zumba Practice
Thursday: rest
Friday: Running/Treadmill (planned)
Saturday: Zumba (instructing) Maybe…blizzard may cancel class?



  • Plie Squats
  • Russian Twists
  • Crunches


  • Those body weight exercises are strength training exercises hidden in cardio


  • I got a new song for Zumba, so I did no lifting, just practicing. (besides the fact that I couldn’t barely move after bootcamp lol)

This week was BAD y’all, like really bad. And it AIN’T OVER. Well, Mon, Tues and Wed were pretty normal with the exception of half a slice of birthday cake I had — however, Thursday was pretty brutal. I ate fast food (Wendy’s), and although I stayed in my calorie limit because I skipped dinner (not on purpose, I had a very insane 200 cupcake intricate order that took 6 hours to complete), but I hadn’t had fast food in a really long time. Once in a while is okay right?

Saturday night I will be hosting a fully catered (by my mom and aunties) birthday game night at my house. I will be eating. Lots. It’s my birthday celebration. Points be gone. I WILL be back on plan on Monday…in the meantime however, let’s eat shall we?

—-ETA: The blizzard has postponed my party as well as Zumba to next week, so I will be back to sensible eating this weekend. (At least as sensible as it can get during a blizzard :)—-

(Oh and that Gluten Free Experiment? Not so much. I mean–what was I thinking going gluten free on Super Bowl Weekend?! I will try again…not this week…ha, but soon!)

I have felt great over the past few days, high energy, clothes fitting well and mentally focused. I am seeing changes in my body that I am very proud of. I got so many compliments this week–one of my girls at work even said to me “You been going to the gym??” You ever want to scream DUHHH at someone? Yes I totally had one of those moments!! But its nice, the compliments. They have no idea how hard I work at the gym– but its nice to get such good words. Spring is coming and I really am on track to getting my sexy back by May/June.  If anything, that is motivation alone because I want to be super cute everyday in short sleeves, and skirts, and ALL of that. So the hard work must continue :)

How is your fitness goals coming along this week?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. I’m stuck @ 200 cupcakes during the week @ that! Wow! A little fast food here in there never hurt nobody…just my opinion. Enjoy the continued celebration.
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  2. Yeah, no one should try gluten free for the Super Bowl…that is like anti-American! 😉
    Seriously, though, I am in awe of you!! Way to go!
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  3. HA – I don’t know too many people who sensibly during the storm. I will eat mostly well, but definitely need wine during a blizzard, right? :)
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  4. You go girl. I actually lost 2lbs thanks to just cutting out soda and I have started to walk up and down my stairs 10 times.

  5. ahhh, Gluten Free. it’s so hard. Speaking from someone who’s child has to eat this way. I am working on making our whole house gluten free.
    But you are supposed to have good and bad days! No one can be perfect!
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  6. Baking cupcakes and dieting? I wouldn’t be able to manage! Enjoy your birthday! Whenever you are able to finally celebrate it! :-)
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  7. I really enjoyed reading this, I’m loving your blog. I will definitely have to join you in Friday Fitness and link up to your blog! :)
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