The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Secret Santa & Carb Cycling


Did anyone else watch the Michael Buble Christmas special last night!? He is such a great singer and it looks effortless when he sings!


Christmas is exactly 1 week from today, are you ready?? I still have a little more shopping to do but I am confident I will get it done tomorrow. I have my list ready to go!

For the past 10 plus years my best friends and I have been doing Secret Santa together, before we started secret santa we would just do small gifts for eachother! On Monday night we had our girls night and Christmas celebration at my friend Danielle’s house.


The five of us chatted, snacked on good food, and enjoyed our night together! Plus we all got great gifts.


This is Baby Addie, she is 3 months old isn’t she cute!?

We exchanged gifts which was always a blast. My friend Lauren got some awesome slippers to wear on the airplane since she travels all the time.


My Secret Santa got me some awesome workout pants, a manicure gift card, this awesome head massager.. etc.

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Cooper LOVED the head massager, it basically put him to sleep!!


I think it is so important to spend time around the holidays with the people that you love. It was so fun!


SOO.. Now lets talk about Carb Cycling…. a totally different topic. I am a huge Chris Powell fan. I love his approach as a trainer and I love his book Choose More Lose More. It is a sensible program and easy to follow. I enjoy it.


I am not one of those people that can cut carbs. I live on carbs. I need them in my life and when I don’t have them I’m cranky and I crave them!!

Tuesday I started with Low Carb, Wednesday I did High Carb, and today I am on Low Carb again. You alternate back and forth.

Here is a brief rundown of how it works:

  • eat 5 meals
  • eat a high carb breakfast that includes both carbs & protein within 30 minutes of waking
  • Drink a Gallon of water
  • eat your remaining meals either High-carb or Low-Carb depending on which day you are following

For more details check out Chris Powell’s website for Carb Cycling 101

When I follow his approach I have noticed my energy is stable and I am not starving through-out the day. This program is great for people trying to lose weight, but It is also great for those who are trying to maintain. I am trying to maintain my weight and it has helped me feel great during my workouts and the best part is that I can eat the foods I love!

Have you ever heard of Carb Cycling? How do you feel about it?

What are some tips you can give that have helped you lose weight or maintain your weight?

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!


  1. I think it’s so awesome how you & your girlfriends have not only stayed in touch all the years, but continue with such a fun holiday tradition!

    • It is such a fun tradition and we look forward to it every year. It’s funny out things change though, now there are little kids running around! :)

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