80”²s Fitness Fads

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Home sweet home. I loved waking up in my own bed and enjoying a homemade breakfast with a pug sleeping on my lap. It doesn’t get better than that! 😀

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This morning, I enjoyed a wonderful bowl of overnight oats and a glass of toasted coconut iced coffee with vanilla soymilk.

In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Walnuts
  • Chocolate-covered cranberries
  • Barney Butter

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile, so I apologize if it seems a bit random or out of place. Even still, I swear it’ll be fun! 😉 I wrote this post while participating in a blog campaign by Kraft’s Crystal Light Pure Fitness and FitnessMagazine.com compensated me for my participation in this project. Opinions expressed are all my own.

80’s Fitness Fads

As you know, I recently made three workout videos for Fitness Magazine where we tried some fun, new fitness trends: hula hooping, retro-robics, and belly dancing workouts. You can see me in action here!

I had a ton of fun trying the new workouts. I especially liked hula hooping because it reminded me of being a kid and playing outside in the yard. How fun were some of those toys we had as kids?! I’d play and play and not even realize that I was exercising. For instance, Get In Shape Girl was one of my favorite “games.” I actually blogged about my love for it back in March.

Besides Get In Shape Girl, I loved my Pogo Ball.

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And Skip-It. Remember this thing?

My sister actually owned the Skip-It, so, of course, there were plenty of fights over it. She was actually really, really good at it, and I’d always steal it from her and try to beat her score, but I never even came close.

And, of course, there was the Pocket Rocker.

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On the website with my exercise videos, you can enter to win $500 in the Fitness Magazine and Crystal Light Pure Fitness sweepstakes. All you need to do is answer “What’s your best trick for staying hydrated?” Seems easy enough, right?

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite fitness game/toy from your childhood?

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111 Comments

  1. I LOVE that you still have a Pocket Rocker. I seriously think the 80’s had the best music but um, that’s probably because I grew up in the 80’s LOL.

    Toasted Coconut coffee is my all time fav coffee!

  2. dancing sounds like it would be really fun and not even like a workout…
    that pogo ball thing looks pretty interesting too….
    my favorite way to stay hydrated is eating “water food” like oraanges and melon 🙂
    sneaky sneaky

  3. Umm I DEFINITELY had the Skip It AND Pogo Ball, loved them both like crazy. In high school one of my friends found her old Pocket Rocker and we were pretty obsessed.
    I remember watching “Mousercise” at like 6 AM on the Disney Channel when I was a kid. Mickey and Minnie doing aerobics with a bunch of spandex-clad kids. Best thing ever.

  4. I loved the skip it. I was skip it queen at my school. I could do it fast and I could jump it when others were doing it. Mine was yellow and pink and I loved it until the movers broke it in one of our many childhood moves. 🙁

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