An Invitation to Start Off 2014! #fitlist14

How are you today? The Monday before Christmas or shall I say Merry Christmas eve’s eve? :)

My weekend was pretty good, I took off Friday from work because honestly I couldn’t take another day! The past two weeks at work have been absolutely insane so I took a day to regroup (and attend my preschoolers Christmas party!) Saturday I had a lot of fun in Zumba and my girl Cass came out to class too!


Sunday my amazing hubby let me out of the house of crazy (I say that with tons of love) to go see Catching Fire which I have been trying to see forever! It was fantastic! I love when a book turned movie grabs you and keeps you guessing even though you know exactly what’s going to happen!

An Invite



As we wind down 2013 and start gearing up for the new year,  I thought it would be fun to do a Fitness bucket list! You would name 1 (or 100) things that you would like to accomplish in 2014, then come back and link up on January 1. So get your lists together whether it be to do a full push up,  run a marathon or even lose a few pounds. Let’s do this together and rock it for 2014!! Are you in?? You can join the conversation using the hashtag #fitlist14!

I’m guest posting today!

I am guest posting over at My Own Balance talking about the 5 things you want to consider before becoming a Fitness Instructor. It’s a good one guys :)

How was your weekend? Care to join me for #fitlist14? Have you completed all of your Christmas Shopping?



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. So gad you got out of the house to go to the movies! I’m still working on the first Hunger Games movie. i keep having to pause it! LOL
    Fit goals for the new year, since I won’t be back online until after the new year, I’m going to say, loose 10 more pounds and to run a half marathon. There is one in the fall here. I’ve got 9 months.
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  2. So much excitement in one post! I saw that you were able to sneak out and see a movie solo – that is just heaven!! I never even thought to do that…
    I will absolutely link up for the 2014 bucket list because I have a doozie at the end of May and it may help calm my nerves if I blog about it with you.
    Love Britt (as you know) and what a great idea for a post! Headed over…
    Happiest of holidays to you and your family!!
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    • oh man, I can’t wait to hear about it Allie–I’m sure it will be epic!! (I’m just messing with you, I know how much you love that word lol)

  3. Bucket list totally sounds fun and will have to brain storm now. Also, glad you got some time off. I have been so busy this past weekend getting ready for Christmas and am so taking some time off though this week after the holiday, because I already feel like I am so in need! Merry Christmas Nellie :)
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  4. I love any and all bucket lists. And I love that you took a much needed day off. We all need to do that.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, Nellie!
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  5. Absolutely LOVED Catching Fire! SO GOOD!! I totally want to see it again! :)-Ashley
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  6. It’s nice that you got some time off. I must be the only person in the world who hasn’t seen the Hunger Games or Catching Fire and has no desire to ever see it. I just don’t care about those movies or most movies that people seem to rave about for that matter…

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading your guest post about fitness instruction. I’m looking to get certified as a zumba and pole dance instructor next year.
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  7. I was kinda disappointed in Catching Fire (compared to the book). #sobs
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  8. Totally doing this as I have 20 pounds to lose in the new year!
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  9. I love your idea for the 2014 bucket list of fit – I’m going to plan on participating (I am pretty lame about linking up!).
    Glad you had a little time to unwind over the weekend!!!
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  10. I had a great weekend, glad you did too. Happy Holidays =)
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  11. Love the bucket list idea – will give it some thought! Merry Christmas!

  12. I saw the first one when it came to the movies I have heard the books were much better. No comment on the challenge *side eye* I am done Shopping ran out of bags and wrapping paper but oh well. Have a Merry Christmas
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  13. I will definitely give thought to the bucket list. You know how it is back home at Christmas re: food and lack of exercise. I already feel like I’ve put on weight and Christmas Day hasn’t yet arrived! Have a great Christmas, Nellie!
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  14. Oh boy. We had a doozy of a weekend. I just wrote about it on my last post. I thought nothing more could happen this year…I was wrong. Let’s just say I am ready for 2014! I may consider the bucket list…I’ll get back to you on that. :)
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  15. Ooohhh….a 100 things! I’m not sure that I can come up with that many. I can try. Post is liked so I don’t forget.

    Glad you got some me time. Every woman needs that!
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  16. Sounds like a great idea! Looking forward to the link-up!
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  17. Oh it does sound like a good one! Heading over to read it now! Merry Christmas Eve at this point! I hope you and the family have a lovely one dear!

    You’re a mind reader! My last post for the year next Monday is a bucket list update and of course it’s 95% fitness inspired! I’ll be happy to link it up on the 1st! Thanks for hosting!
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  18. So can you’re hubby to talk to my hubby about give me some “me time” :-) glad you got sometime to get away. we all need it. I am so down for #Fitlist14. here’s to a fabulous and fit 2014!
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  19. MERRY CHRISTMAS Nellie! :)
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  20. I definitely need to put my gym membership back to use, so count me in. I’m determined to lose this pudge, firm my butt, and tone my legs. But most importantly, I’m determined to live a much more healthy lifestyle.
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  21. I’d like to lose the last 57 lbs to reach my goal weight.
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  22. I found you via Carla’s blog – I’m in the middle of thinking about my goals for the next year, but getting fitter (and faster!) is definitely up there, so I’ll try to have something written up in time to link up with you :)
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  23. I just posted about my 2014 Fitness Goals–so excited for this year! Add me to #fitlist14!
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  24. My goal is to get toned and lose 15lbs by April 1st. Wish me luck. LOL. Just discovered your blog and love it. I’m also balancing fitness, career and motherhood…..but I’ve failed miserably at the fitness part. LOL. New follower.
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