Random Friday Thoughts and Likes

Hey guys! Happy Friday :)

It’s been a while since I just posted about 5 random Friday thoughts and things so that’s what I’m doing today – totally random post with totally random things that I like, dislike, hate, love, etc..

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Baked Apple Oatmeal Protein Bombs and GNC PUREDGE Giveaway

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Hey guys! It’s Tuesday again! Which means we’re talking tasty stuff here on this blog. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been indulging in delicious cookies (both at work and at home) lately. With me teaching 2-3 cycling classes a week those are not hard to burn off, but what the what, right? So. […]

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Mezzetta Memories: Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

mezetta memories

Hey guys! Happy Tasty Tuesday to you Today, I’m cooking with Mezzetta as part of the Mezzetta Memories campaign. With another big holiday upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday menu already! Together with Mezzetta I’m sharing my family traditions when it comes to holiday cooking.

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Spinning Class Routine and Playlist #10 – Hills’n’Sprints

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Hey guys! Happy weekend! First things first – the winners of the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitors giveaway have been announced!!! You can see their names on the giveaway widget, and if you’re one of them – CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you, to everyone who entered the giveaway AND to Polar for sponsoring it! I hope you ride a […]

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Teaching TRX Class – Tips to be Prepared

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Hey guys! You know that I’ve recently started teaching TRX ® here at our Y, right? No, that’s not me in the video I’ve just started but I thought I’d share some sort of recap and tips after I’ve taught a few classes. This post has some tips that I figured out for myself to make […]

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Leftover Turkey Soup Recipe and Tasty Tuesday Linkup 43

leftover turkey soup recipe

Hey guys! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a nice holiday. We ran/walked the Turkey Trot on the Thanksgiving morning: And then we got home, put the turkey in the oven and snuggled with the kitty for a bit: Our turkey was 15lb, but this year it was just the two of us on Thanksgiving, so […]

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Meatballs Recipe and Tasty Tuesday Linkup Party

meatballs recipe

Hey guys! How was your weekend? We took it easy this past weekend and didn’t really do much except for the usual work around the house and weekend errands like grocery shopping and all that jazz So I was thinking about what recipe to share with you today for the Tasty Tuesday, and here’s what […]

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Giveaway: 3 (THREE) Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitors


Hey guys! Happy Friday! I have a surprise for you today. It’s giveaway time If you remember, I’m an Ambassador for Polar. Seriously, that is the most pleasant job I’ve ever done in my life. Promote the company and products I truly love and believe in? Yes, please! I love every minute of it. I’ve been using Polar […]

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Profile and Playlist #9 for Indoor Cycling: Muscle Magic

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Hey guys! Time to share my latest profile and playlist with you. This week’s indoor cycling / Spinning® class profile and playlist is called “Muscle Magic”. It’s designed to build muscle endurance and strength – all by climbing those 4 hills I included into this 45 minute class. I taught this one this past Sunday, […]

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Pork Stew Recipe (Crockpot)

pork stew recipe

Hey guys! Is your week off to a good start? I hope it is Today is Tuesday, and it means what? Yep, that’s right! It means you’re getting a new recipe for your recipe box from me, AND get to link up your food related posts on this blog post for everyone to read, like, […]

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Ladders Cycling Class Profile and Playlist #8

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Hey my dear cyclists (both out- and indoor)! Here’s your weekly playlist (for those who do their own thing outside/inside) and class profile (if you’re an instructor looking for ideas for your next indoor cycling class). This week I decided to make a playlist for my class from scratch – no slacking by combining songs […]

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Italian Wedding Soup Recipe and Tasty Tuesday Linkup Party #40

italian wedding soup recipe

Hey guys! Happy Tasty Tuesday It’s that day of the week I look forward to the most on this blog – the day when you come here to share your recipes and link up your food related posts. Love Tuesdays! So. Since it that time of year, I’m sharing another soup recipe with you today […]

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Climbing it: King of the Mountains (Cycling Class Profile)

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Hey-hey, my indoor cycling people! How about we talk climbing today? I have to admit: cold weather and time change have a good side to them: because of cold weather my classes have been filling up, and the time change turned my Monday evening class into “ride in the dark” adventure Well, not completely in […]

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Crockpot Chili Recipe and Tasty Tuesday Linkup Party #39

crockpot chili recipe

Hey guys! Happy Tasty Tuesday It’s Linkup Party time on Lean Lena. I feel like it’s getting colder by the minute outside! This time of year I am craving soups. You? Soup is just about the easiest thing you can cook, in my opinion. Anybody can make soup. With the invention of crockpots that easy […]

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TRX ® Instructor Training Recap


Hey guys! Happy Halloween Friday! We had fun handing out candy last night Scared a lot of kids with my green face So, you might remember me mentioning my new fitness adventure a while ago Getting certified as a TRX ® instructor that is! Yep, that happened last weekend

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5 Strategies to Promote a New Cycling Class

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I was recently asked for advice by one of my Twitter friends – how to get more people to come to their new Indoor Cycling/Spinning® class they just took over. It got me thinking… What would I do to promote my new class? What HAVE I done to promote my classes? You guys know that […]

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe and Tasty Tuesday Linkup

pumpkin bread

Hey-hey, my foodies! How is your week going? It’s that time again on Lean Lena! Tasty Tuesday Linkup Party:)

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Polar Ambassador and 4 Random Things – Five on Friday


Hey-hey, guys! It’s Friday finally! So it’s been a while since I shared anything about the things I like, what’s going on with my life these days, and all that – you know, fun stuff Looking at my blog’s front page lately I realized that all I’ve been posting about was Tasty Tuesdays and Cycling […]

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Cycling Class Profile and Nike.com Gift Card Giveaway

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Hey-hey, my fitness gang! How is that week going? Here is the weekly Indoor Cycling Class Profile and Playlist for ya! I hope you’re riding outside today and come back here later to check this post out and let me know what you think. So I keep experimenting with the format of these posts, and […]

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