Two Meatballs: How Much Fun Can Two Meatballs Have…A TON!!!!

The wait is finally over!!!  We’ve cleaned up the mess from the weigh in…


And January 3rd has finally arrived and the kickoff to Fleet Feet Sports Raleigh’s Ton of Fun was upon us! If you haven’t heard yet, this is a fantastic initiative started by Fleet Feet Raleigh to unite the community to collectively lose 2000 pounds…together!  www.fleetfeetraleigh.com/tonoffun


You guyyyys, this was our first major event…where we had a booth!!!!!  So exciting and we were so honored that they even wanted us to be a part of it!!!  And we were kind of nervous all at the same time…what will it be like, what should we wear, ugh its raining and cold but we are going to be working out but need to look cute right!?…you know that kind of important stuff! #imablogger  But we put our big girl workout pants on and and packed up our things and headed to the Wade Ave Fleet Feet!


We brought our chalkboard #sosmart, our most stunning before and after pic on a magnet board, our KC Batik #meatballnation tanks, we got little business cards made with all of our social media avenues printed on them #grown,


my kitchen table cloth, two sets of R+Co products to raffle off and our shiny bright attitudes and loud mouths…I’m not sure I realized that we only talk in yells!!!  I mean, somebody look at this booth!


We got put right in front of the sports bras which seemed perfectly fitting (pun intended) and we were instantly distracted by all of the shopping that we wanted to do! #FOCUS


We were joined for the event by all the amazing coaches and fit specialists at Fleet Feet…


Paul from ASICS…


This little cutie, Jenn from Roots…


And the awesome group from Empower Personalized Fitness Raleigh…our next door neighbor booth…


After we set up and met everyone (and took a million pictures haha), we joined the group walk at 10am with coach Mary Ashley whom we instantly fell in love with and lots of lovely ladies!!!  Walking outside is a total foreign concept to us!!!


While we were walking which btw…walking outside is amazeballs…hello nature…we ran into my client Catherine and her husband Harry #smallworld and our good buddy Nikki’s good buddy!!!  I love a small big town!


It was so fun chatting it up with everyone and before you knew it the mile was over!!! #success


As soon as we walked back in I spotted my sweet client Karen…she was signing up for the challenge!!!


And getting fit for new shoes and checking out all the Empower Fitness has to offer!!!



Then I turned around and there was my sweet pal Meg…she also signed up for Ton of Fun and we talked about a paleo dinner night and yoga class for the blog!!! #letsdoit #someonetellLila


And then the entire Puckett clan showed up, signed up, got shoes and worked out! Love y’all!


Our buddy Natalie stopped by and signed up too!!!! #missyou


We had so many visitors and so much support from loved ones!!!


My sister dropped by and sweetly surprised us!!!  Jenny has named her the President of our fan club! Then my super supportive parents came in and my dad even broke his ultra white New Balance obsession by getting a new pair of kicks!!!


#twinning #ilovewhenmyclientsmeetmyfamily

Speaking of new kicks…Paul from ASICS gave us both new shoes…our first corporate swag!!!!!!!! I’ve never been so in love with a colorful pair of shoes before!!!  AND sooooo grateful!


We did not understand what was happening at all and were convinced that we had heard him wrong and that we would be accused of shoplifting haha…he came up and said I want you to try some shoes, give me your sizes.  So he came back and said keep them!  And we were like, and then give them back?!? Like test them out in this class and then return them!?!…it seemed too good to be true.  We asked him to confirm a thousand times that he meant that these awesome new ASICS were living with us forever…AND THEY WERE! Ugh, thank you soooo much! #ASICSfanforlife

Then the ladies of Fleet Feet fit us for a new sports bra that they wanted us to test out…swag number two of the day!!! Ahhhhhhhh, everyone is so kind and y’all are really helping us get fit…in style!!! #icantstopbeingcheesy




Then the raffles began!!!  Karen won a month of free classes at Empower and a pair of socks from ASICS…best day ever!


Sweet Sue won our prize!


Sue came in with her friend Petra and told us an awesome story about how they met! #hiphopdancingbesties


We joined these awesome ladies and our new pal Yolonda for a noon workout class with Empower!  This class was no joke!  Here is the before of our group!


Let me just say, it was freezing and raining…and we were working out in the most crowded parking lot in Raleigh…talk about outside of your comfort zone…but when at a Ton of Fun…


We did a self paced three round circuit.  The first round you did each exercise 20 times, then 10 times and then finally 5!  This was sooo hard…but the music was great and Tiffany walked us through the exercises!


Then we warmed up…#grapevine


And the competition began…whoever finishes first wins a water bottle!


Jenny got first and I came in second!!!  We have come soooo far!


It was so fun participating in all the events and getting to know everyone.  We are actually participating in the challenge to lose a ton of weight!!!  So we both signed up and got weighed in!



And wrote down our goals for the next 12 weeks!


Ok now it’s time to hydrate from these ass kicking workouts! Time to visit Mary Ashley’s booth!



All of the sudden it was almost 2 and the day was winding down. You guyyys…sooooo many people showed up!  I think in store they had 40 people sign up for the challenge.  We met some incredible people and got to work with some really awesome folks.  It is hard not to feel inspired to get fit and lose a ton of weight when you are surrounded by so many fitness advocates.  It was also really cool to play both sides of the fence here.  On one hand we were here to share our story and show that anyone can save their own lives and find their path to fit and to remind people that getting healthy takes a village.  On the other hand we are literally participants in this challenge bc we are both still overweight and wanting another layer of community and accountability. The class and walk were amazing.  Meeting so many people who are on the same journey and encountering the same post holiday struggles as we are was incredibly bonding.  And to everyone that we know who came out to support us and this amazing program…we love y’all so much!!!  Honestly it really means the world.  And to everyone that we got to meet and had the pleasure of working with, being inspired by and working out with…we are so glad to add you to our circle of workout buddies and accountability partners.  Jacob, Carrie and Natalie, Carter and everyone else at Fleet Feet, thank you so much for welcoming and embracing two loud, childlike nuts.  This was a blast…it was literally a Ton of Fun!!! If you didn’t get a chance to come out, there is still time to sign up! http://www.fleetfeetraleigh.com/tonoffun


Another blurry pic courtesy of my delayed phone! #upgradeya Love y’all.

Two Meatballs: Are We Having a Ton of Fun Yet!?!

You guys!!!  We told you a couple of weeks ago that we are partnering with Fleet Feet and participating in their Ton of Fun initiative!!!  We really needed some extra inspiration during the holidays to stay focused.  Also, what better way to stick to your resolution than joining a company driven by fitness!!!  So we met with Carrie from Fleet Feet Raleigh on Monday to hammer out some more details!  Isn’t she the cutest!


Jacob, our marketing guru friend thought it would be a good idea if we met the team and you know we are always game!  Carrie was an adorable gem and we became besties right away! #adultADD  We talked about doing some live chats through their private facebook group for Ton of Fun, continuing to guest blog for them and now the most exciting news of all!!!


If you are free Saturday, January 3rd from 10-2 please come to the Wade Ave (Ridge Rd Shopping Center) Fleet Feet and join these meatballs for the Ton of Fun  launch event….at our OWN table!!!!  We get a little booth at this event…this thought had never occurred to me and now it is my obsession!!! I’m thinking an adorable table cloth, fresh flowers, glitter, before and after pics, R+Co products to raffle off and I’m currently obsessed with the idea of a life size before cut out!!!  Can’t you just see it now looming behind us!!!??? Or maybe a giant paper that we can run through our former fat selves…a la Sally Jesse Raphael!!!??? This is us later on dreaming up all the possibilities on Jenny’s couch!


If you know how to make this happen let me know!!! This day is going to be sooooo fun though!!!  Come see us, there will be a group walk at 10 am, a group training session at 12, lots of cool sponsors and raffles!  Join us and lets lose weight together in the new year!!! Look at this amazing partnership! http://www.fleetfeetraleigh/tonoffun JOIN US!!!


Soooooo…don’t forget and come hang out with us…even if we don’t know you yet, we would love to meet you and for y’all to join us and Fleet Feet to lose 2000 pounds together!!! Raleigh UNITE (think Braveheart battle cry).  Next…you guys, I wore heels today!!!  This was a painful first!  Heels were so uncomfortable for me before bc I was super fat and also bc my big toe bone is an inch lower than most peoples and so it creates an incredibly painful arch!!!  But comfort be damned…these looked amazing.  And you guys, get this…I was like soooooo tall!


So sexual!  I don’t know why this was so hard for me to capture alone! #whatareyounewatthis!? Lately Jenny and I have felt so much freedom with fashion…my dream is to be able to shop in ANY store and I’m getting closer everyday!  Look at us killing life lately!


Ok so how are we going to fit into even more clothing…working out with Sandra!!!  What will we do today?!  Well I know this with absolute certainty…it will be so motherfarting hard!  So I woke up this morning after eating so clean yesterday…up a pound!!!!  Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmit!  So I was a real pill when this cutie came to pick me up this am.  I expect immediate results people.  If I eat healthy I lose a pound right!?!  No…ok!  I’ll pull it together!


We talked it out on the way and then did our usual…car selfies!


Thennnn…look who cut their hair!!!  Sandra, I didn’t know it was possible for you to look hotter!!!!


Time to bust ass…treadmill warm up!


Today was 2 separate 4 round circuits!  Mission one starts shoulders and chest with clean and presses…12 of these with 15 lb weights


Then lateral side raises 12 reps with 12lbs


Then push ups to exhaustion…I made it to 30!!!


Then front raises with 10 lbs…12 of these


Then bent forward side raises 12…5lbs


This circuit ended with wall sits and “steer the car” with a 5lb weight, this was 30 reps (a spin spin equals one)…


This was a real sob…then we did this whole thing 4 times…byt the end we dropped the weights down a bit.

Ok then we died…jk it was time for part 2!!!  We started with low rows on the trx…12 of these!


Then this thing where you plank or get into modified push up position elbows on mat, then shift to hands…plank up downs…10 of these starting with a right arm push up lead then 10 starting with the left arm lead!  These were hell.


Then 7bicep curls starting in the up position to mid way down, then 7 starting from the bottom position to half way up, then 7 full bicep curls with no swing…15 pounds!


Then we did these shoulder row things where you leaned back and then pulled yourself up with a wide stance…it went kind of like a circle…12!


Then diamond pushups…12 of these


Then roll over to the back and tricep extensions 12 of these…


We did this for 3 or 4 rounds…I honestly can’t remember!!!  Then we really died…


You guys, it’s our last workout with Sandra for the year!!!  Can you believe it!???


We’ve come sooooo far…one pound isn’t the end…it’s just a bad day!!!


Ok y’all!!!  Have a great weekend…see you at the Ton of Fun launch and try this workout, or better yet…go see Sandra for yourself!  The new year is coming!!! And one last image so we don’t look like drown rats! Xoxoxox


Now it’s time to get our asses handed to us at work…it’s the holidays y’all!!!!