The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Calf workout & Ava’s First day at daycare!


This past Thursday was Ava’s first day at daycare. With the crazy snow storms and my collar bone injury her start date got pushed back! When we went to drop her off I can honestly say I wasn’t nervous. Being an employee of the YMCA had a lot to do with it, and I knew she was in great hands.

I was so happy & surprised to receive 2 separate emails throughout the day with pictures sent from Ava’s daycare teacher Tara. It made my day to see her smiling and enjoying her class.

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When it came time to pick her up I couldn’t wait to see her. She was sound asleep but I was still excited to bring her home! They expressed how wonderful Ava was and that everyone just adores her. It was a great first day :)

Friday.. I made a trip to the Y in the morning and completed a bike workout (minus an arm) It was nice to break a sweat but I really wish I could’ve done more! It will have to do.

Saturday was fun. My mom’s friend relocated their restaurant Villa Italia to a different part of Stamford, CT  and we were invited for a private party to check out the new place and also to eat dinner! Yummm. We had Chicken Cacciatore, Beef Stew, salad, & pizza which wasn’t pictured. Oh and I also had a glass of wine which is cut off in the picture on the left. As you can see below Marc’s plate was a little more packed then mine, and he opted for the beer with dinner!

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It was delicious! We are actually invited back tonight for another opening event and I can’t wait to sample things off the menu! Who doesn’t love some good italian food..

Onto Sunday… we were very productive in our house. By productive I mean we went grocery shopping, went to the gym and made a lovely blackened salmon & sweet potato dinner.

Before we headed to the gym yesterday I was checking out some on demand workouts on the TV. I stumbled on a calf & ankle workout which intrigued me. Of course I had to try it.. it was only 8 minutes long. The workout was primarily calf raises but the angles and pace of the exercise changed throughout. As I woke up this morning and walked down the hallway I immediately remembered this workout WOW. Talk about tight calves. Here is part of the workout!

CALF Workout:

20 toe-lifts, each leg (keep heel on the floor lift front of foot)

20 inner lifts & 20 outer lifts

50 straight calf raises (don’t let heels drop)

30 calf raises with toes inward

30 calf raises toes outward

Now I am off to the YMCA.. I will be riding the bike at some point for sure and stretching.  I gotta loosen up these calves :)


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!

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