Friday Fitness Check In – The Sicky Blues


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?
We have a very special fitness focused mom joining us for Friday Fitness Check In:


Monday: Sick

Tuesday: Sick

Wednesday: Spin + Zumba

Thursday: Zumba

Friday: Elliptical


Kettlebell Swings

Lunges w KB

Rows w KB

Squats w KB

Squats w Body bar

Single Shoulder presses w/ KB




Leg Curl

Leg Press

Leg Raises



After spending 72 hours involuntarily fasting because of a stomach virus last weekend, my re-entry back into food has been pretty good. I had some sweets, (my job is the king of cookies!) Overall I wasn’t too bad! I know if I was able to workout the way I wanted too I would have done a lot more damage this week. I have gone back to oatmeal in the morning because of the weather (baby ITS COLD OUTSIDE) and I honestly was tired of the eggs trend I had going on there for a while. I haven’t been over eating (when I actually was eating) and my choices have been decent.


Confession: Being sick back to back TO BACK (still sick now with this cough/breathing issues) has really put a kink in my weight loss drive. Couple that with Christmas and an unexpectedly busy work week, I have just been out of it. Its tough, managing sick children, being sick, coming home from work and baking holiday orders, + everything else.

The good thing about this is that I’m still in the race, I may be moving slower, breathing harder, fatigued beyond belief but I am still IN IT to WIN IT.

It’s been a tough week, no doubt, but I’m so ready to give 100% again. Once my body is ready to cooperate :) I am on yet a new set of meds so pray this works!



How is your fitness going 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. Hi Nellie
    So sorry you have been sick and just before Xmas too – hope you are your kids are well soon. Sounds like you have had a tough week! I have been away and haven’t done the Friday fitness check in this week but will be back into routine next week. All the best
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