Friday Fitness Check In: Social Eating and Live Fit Trainer Week One

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: Jamie Eason Live Fit Day 3

Tuesday:  Jamie Eason Live Fit Day 4 and Spin

Wednesday: Jamie Eason Live Fit Day 8 (5, 6, 7 are rest days)

Thursday: Jamie Eason Live Fit Day 9  + Zumba (tough!)

Friday: Much needed rest

Saturday: Teaching Zumba




  • Legs


  • Shoulders and Abs


  • Triceps & Back


  • Biceps & Chest

Food was better than normal this week, I totally had an off the rail day on Monday when I met the bestie for lunch, and I hadn’t seen her in a while so I was eating and talking and eating and listening.  I should have made a better choice blt and fries anyone? But I made the crucial mistake of showing up at the restaurant starved. If I had a small snack even an hour before, I would have been golden.

I am super excited by this Jamie Eason program, and although I am not eating nearly as clean as she suggests,  she has some really awesome recipes that include lots of protein to help my lil sore muscles recover.

The amazing folks over at were generous enough to reach to out me and provide me with the supplement pack to assist me while I am on the program. So I totally plan to bake some fun protein filled goodies!



Zumba + Day 9 = super tough!

Can we say ouch? I am sore–pretty much everywhere. Last Friday I couldn’t lift my arms for hugs, and on Tuesdays after leg day I was walking like an old lady. Not cute! However, I have never enjoyed a program more! I am a cardio head more than anyone but something about the iron…I’m in love. I literally pop out of my bed because I am so excited to get my lift on.


I’ve always been strength training so doing the exercises is nothing new, but the regimen of sets and hitting specific target muscles is very new to me. I am trying new machines, and no longer concerned about how much I burned. I am now asking myself, do I have enough weight on the machine?

I seriously love it. I’d be a bodybuilder if it didn’t mean giving up my favorite greasy food things I like to eat! :)

It’s time for you to check IN! How do you eat healthy when you go out? 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 Nellie! :) And I love how you make yourself accountable, which I can imagine makes you more motivated to succeed!-Ashley
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  2. Glad you are enjoying the transition from cardio. I remember feeling like I’d been hit by a truck whenever we’d start weight training by in my collegiate days. Too heavy for hugs<<<cute!
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    • ha thanks, hit by a truck is a pretty accurate description! But you do body pump soooo you be hitting those weights too!

  3. You are making Jamie’s program sound pretty appealing!! Glad you are enjoying it!
    My fitness was good this week and considering we are on vacation, I think my eating has been fine – not much different than at home!!!
    Have a great weekend!
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  4. I can’t wait to see yoru results from this program! I bet you really were sore with all of that lifiting! This week has been an ok week for me. Could have really been better! LOL! There’s always next week!
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  5. I do eat pretty healthy and I am procrastinating on my workout right now…so I am officially giving myself 10 more minutes and then I am heading out the door for my run!
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  6. Fries are healthy though….Mcdonald ….no let me stop they are bad for you. Good luck with your new transition. I have plans for a new tackle on weight losing within the next two weeks. I am not telling anyone what it is because I might chicken out lol
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  7. I love how you put it all out there! BLT and fries, though?! Yes. I have to share – it was my first good week of weight loss since my pregnancy! I’m finally hovering within 5-6 pounds of my old weight. I am small, but it’s uneven – mostly in the mid-section. Not cool! Anyway, have a wonderful weekend!
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  8. I am so excited for you, Nellie! Her plan is amazing! & with already on the radar, I know that must be extra incentive to stay on track.
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  9. LOL @ crossing out your “favorite greasy foods”. Lard gives the best flavor for “greasy”. Your waist is looking slimmer, by the way.
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  10. So intriqued by Jamie Eason’s program. Maybe I should jump in. Or maybe not. :-) I don’t go to a gym so it would need a lot of modification.

    I would also love to be a bodybuilder. Weights are my friend!But the food…
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  11. Nellie girl, you are looking smaller and smaller every day. Keep up the good work because you are on the right track for sure
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  12. Christina says:

    Looks like an awesome program, Nellie. I am going to tone my stomach before summer and hope the workout will help me.
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  13. Great work! keep up the determination :)
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