Friday Fitness Check In: I Love My Curves

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/or do your own Friday Fitness Check In in the comments where you can keep track of the following:


  1. Fitness: Workouts for the week, how did you feel?
  2. Food: Did you eat well? Not so much?
  3. Strength Training: Did you lift weights this week? Which ones?
  4. Mind and Motivation: Where are you mentally? What motivated you this week?
  5. Weight: Have you lost weight this week? gained?

Monday: Spin Class
Tuesday:  30 Min Elliptical = 45 min Zumba Practice
Wednesday: AM Spin Class + 20min Zumba Practice
Thursday: Zumba
Friday: REST (Blogging while brown)
Saturday: Rest (Blogging while brown)

mon, tues, wed

mon, tues, wed




  • Dead lifts
  • Plie Squats
  • Bent Over Rows
  • Single Arm Rows
  • Chest Press
  • Bicep curls
  • Shoulder press


  • Shoulder press
  • Oblique twists with dumbbell
  • Squats with 25 lbs
  • Oblique stretch w dumbbell




Shoutout to me for another really good week, maybe it’s fitbloggin, or maybe I am actually finally getting a grip on this healthy eating thing but I have been doing really well food wise.

I had two salads for lunch this week…(which are so so expensive in the city! Omg! I need to start making my own, STAT) bother were good. The first one was really good and exceptionally filling which was honestly quite surprising to me. Somewhere in my head I believed that the salad wouldn’t keep me full because it had no protein. Since I don’t eat chicken I thought I’d be starving afterwards.

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mixed greens, corn, tomato, peppers, cucumber, croutons and a touch of french

I totally wasn’t! I was totally fine until dinner who knew?! The second one I got from whole foods and there was some kale thrown in, it was my second time eating kale and it wasn’t that bad!

It is a conference weekend this weekend (Blogging While Brown) so I will try my best to keep up the pattern! (No guarantees lol)

I had a fan-tas-tic workout week this week! I mean high calorie burn days–sore everywhere–type of a gym week! Since I could only workout 4 times this week I knew I had to go hard!


And my body is thanking me for it. I am starting to get compliments again and that had stopped for a long while, so it’s so nice to know that my body is visibly changing again.



If you follow me on Instagram you have seen these pics, but I can’t lie, I love my curves. Often times you see people on weight loss journeys that hate their bodies so much lets not get it twisted…I love my body! I am so happy God blessed me with these curves. I only want to flatten out my post baby tummy and slim down one more size. And for me that goal is about 10 pounds away. These last ten pounds are tougher than nails for sure!


It’s time for you to check IN! What do you LOVE about your body? How are your food/fitness goals coming along this week? Don’t forget to encourage EACH OTHER in the comments!



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. You are such an inspiration! Seriously, I am always in awe of how hard you work to be in amazing shape! :)-Ashley
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  2. I’m in the last ten pounds too. I’m still nursing so I do think quitting will help. At least it did with the first baby. Kale can be very good! We try many ways to prepare it ’cause it’s not cream or anything. But it has its own charm.
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  3. Nellie, you look great – gorgeous!!!
    Congrats to another great week of fitness and eats!!
    And, reading you comments about loving your curves made me smile – I love to hear people say they are happy with their bodies!!!
    Enjoy your conference!
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  4. You look great girl! I’m with ya on loving your body. I feel fabulous these days. The area I want to slim down are my arms. I know that will come with time. Keep up the hard work. I can’t wait for the post saying you’ve reached your 10lb goal.

    • Thanks Veronica, I simply can’t wait to see it gone too, but in the meantime I will work and love what I got.

  5. I’m eating a salad for lunch as we speak…lol! Flaunt those curves girl! I love mine too, I’m just hoping to tighten things up a bit. Enjoy your BWB conference!
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    • Yes, I remember I went SO hard when I was getting married. Nothing like all eyes on you to get you into shape!!

  6. You look fantastic! I have a very small waist and am big on top so in the right clothes I look pretty curvy. I think curvy is the best look!

    I wish I could say I had a great week but my week was really off.
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  7. Yes, your curves are bussin boo! I saw the blue one one FB and was like POW! Good deal on the salads all though I usually have chicken on my salad and it always holds me. Enjoy the conference! I know we’ll get the 411 one day soon!
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  8. This is great! Very motivating and great how real you are about your fitness week! I’m a new follower of yours from Naturally Fit Sisters!!

    -Brittany aka Little Sis
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  9. You look awesome and that salad looks good too. I love my salads I think I put way to much dressing on them lol

  10. I never thought to add corn to my salad! I think I may try that because I love corn!
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  11. Dude, I love your curves. You have come such a long way and it’s been amazing to follow along your weightloss journey. Keep doing what you are doing girl, you are on the right track.

    PS – the last 10 lbs are always the hardest
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    • seriously! Its the craziest thing. Thank you so much for your encouragement. It keeps me going!

  12. Very good your blog, was researching physical activities and your article is very motivating, congratulations!


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