The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Strength Assessment & Weekend Recap


How pumped are you that this week is super short??? I’m not going to lie, I get excited just thinking about the holidays.

I’m squeezing in a lot these next few days but I am happy to have a long weekend to spend with family :)

SOOOOO I don’t have too much exciting to share with you from my weekend. Basically I did some shopping, I worked out, I ate a lot of good food (as usual), I watched the Patriots crush the Detroit Lions, we went to the park as a family, and lastly I studied my Women’s Fitness Specialist study guide.

I did the Insanity Asylum Strength Assessment DVD at home. This dvd is a 25 minute workout. I chose it because it was quick but challenging.

Doing this workout made me realize how much I love competition. You complete a series of exercises, each for 1 minute with as many repetitions as possible. In between each exercise there is about 45 seconds to rest . Each minute I pushed myself to my MAX and I was dripping sweat. Marc tried to capture a picture of the sweat but it didn’t come out great.


My max heart rate was 208… pretty crazy right?? I took full advantage of those rest periods in between exercises.

I had done this workout a few times before and this time I felt my strongest. It felt so COOL! I beat some of my old numbers and seriously guys I was fired up!


Well actually I was wiped. Even Cooper came to check on me.

About 20 minutes after my workout I got completely nauseous. I felt light headed and realized I needed something to refuel from my intense workout. I quickly chugged a protein shake and ate a BIG old spoonful of peanut butter. Within a few minutes I felt so much better! I usually don’t forget to eat or drink something right after my workout but I got side tracked with Ava.

On Saturday night Marc and I spent some time in the kitchen and whipped up these amazing Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms.

IMG_1049We also made some meatballs, potatoes and veggies. This dinner was so simple but I was blown away by flavor. Around 730, Marc’s friend from college came over for a visit. It was so nice to see him! We hung out, chatted and snacked on more food. It was fun!

Sunday I woke up and did some studying while Marc hung out with Ava. I was able to bang out a few chapters before I got bored and needed a rest. To take my mind elsewhere, I decided to make a Gluten Free BANANA BREAD that I picked up at HomeGoods on my shopping trip Saturday.


We loved it and so did Ava.


The rest of the lovely day was spent watching the Patriots! Ava wasn’t feeling that great so we kept it low key the rest of the night.


Now as usual, my Mondays start off with Group Power so that’s where I am headed. I hope you all have a fabulous day!


Have you ever worked out so hard you felt nauseous??

Have you ever tried any of the insanity workouts?

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. Your Dog is funny! That little guy makes me laugh whenever I see pictures of him on here.

  2. I made spinach and pork sausage stuffed mushrooms for my friendsgiving on sat! I added a little sweet potato too and it was delicous!

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