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The personal post: call & response.

Tue, Dec 27, 2011

MizFit Muzings, Videos

(…because what’s more personal than a pic of me wearing an adult onesie?)


The past few holidayweeks Ive received more emails asking about my personal life…my day-to-day…than about my workout routine.

(tis the season? it seems people ask more questions about how I hangout during the holidays than how I stay healthy.  come January, however, it’s an entirely different story.)

When we’ve met real life & via email you’ve asked about Ren Man, what he’s like, and why he never guest posts or appears on my blog (he has-but it was a while ago.)

For that reason I wanted to share the two 20 second video clips below.

For that reason and for another very important one: I dont really make New Years resolutions.* 

I prefer to take this time to STOP, PAUSE, and APPRECIATE all I have.  Right now. In this moment. If nothing ever changed.

(translation: there wont be any Top 8934839 Tips to Creating the Perfect New Year’s Resolution posts around here)

The clips below capture every.single.thing. about my life that makes me smile & serve to remind me (after 18 years together) why I married the man I did.

The snippets are from a week or so ago.

Ren Man was on a longass trip to London and the Tornado missed him.

A lot.

She spontaneously picked up an inflatable guitar, demanded I film her (vlogger in the making?) & send the snippet to her dad.

I did.

In minutes my phone buzzed and we had a response.

A VIDEO response.

What made me SMILE was the immediacy of it all.  Id barely hit SEND, shot her vid across the pond and we received the singingsnippet below.

I often tell people Ive met one man in my life who could make me laugh (hard from the belly. repeatedly.) and so I married him.

The clips below capture everything I love and am grateful for this holiday season.

Thank you for indulging me.






*I’m a firm believer in the notion goals are dreams with timelines. Instead of resolving I merely shove timelines up against my goals.

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54 Responses to “The personal post: call & response.”

  1. Hanlie says:

    That is beyond cute! Honestly, I get what you’re saying here. You are a wonderful family! Thanks for sharing, Carla, you’ve made my day!

  2. lindsay says:

    i literally just posted about something so similar. Geeze, i love the way you think, i love the way you share! I can relate. And thank you for the dance moves.
    ;) Go renman!

  3. Cort The Sport says:

    So, so sweet. It really is all the little things that make a great dad, husband, and friend. It’s appreciation and gratitude that keep the fires stoked!!

  4. Mish says:

    is Renman gonna kill you? jk

    love it.

    texting, fb, skype are what get me through living in Australia away from my family. on Christmas i was able to skype on my ipad and see my whole family..it makes distance less stringent.

  5. Lesli says:

    I love your personal posts.

  6. Olive says:

    You three are quite the trio.

    THANK YOU for sharing, Mizzy.

  7. Tara says:

    I love the family that is the Mizfits.
    You give me hope in the world that families are actually FUNctional.

    Please to be sending adoption papers with my name added as tornado’s newest sibling.

  8. Runner Girl says:

    I may get married after all!!
    You two have been together forever and still lilke each other! LOL

  9. Helen says:

    Oh goodness!
    The Tornado is going to be a rock star.
    She really got into the guitar playing!!

  10. Helen says:

    Where is the inflatable guitar from?

  11. Valerie says:

    Oh. My. God. I have never seen anything so awesome ever. Thanks for both the laugh and the “awww” - I needed both this morning. You have a wonderful family!

  12. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    Carla - I thought my exercise endorphin high was good but this tops it big time!!! I SO LOVE BOTH VIDEOS!!! LOVE & yes, how RenMan responded!!!! I am so with you on resolutions too. I posted a pic with this saying on my FB yesterday:

    Start making New Life resolutions anytime you feel the need to make a change… Don’t wait to start living your life to its fullest!! You can make them anytime & they last forever!

    I love that you share!!!

    BTW, what fell in Tornado’s video?? :-)

  13. addy says:

    Gah - amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Sarah says:

    Oh girl this is awesome.

    Where is your singing??

  15. Laurie says:

    You three are nuts in the best misfit way.

    Happy New Year!

  16. Ronda says:

    OMG, that made my morning! Hilarious.

  17. Kerri O says:

    Perfect way to start my morning. Perfect.

  18. Healthy Mama says:


  19. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List says:

    Love the last, “YEAH!”…so great!

  20. Helen DoingA180 says:

    Just beautiful.

  21. tj says:

    THAT is what life is all about…. :)

  22. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life says:

    Oh my gosh - those videos! Too stinkin’ cute! :)

  23. Jill says:

    That is just the cutest! You guys are superblessed. :)

  24. anne h says:

    AWESOME- cuz we luv ya!

  25. Shelley B says:

    Both videos are so sweet! Love how immediate our world can be now. :)

  26. Tamara says:

    It really doesn’t get any better than this, does it?
    Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

  27. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! says:

    Oh my gosh those were absolutely too cute for words! You have such a cute family! Merry Christmas to all of you! :)

  28. fitnessjourney says:

    What a little doll and the only reason you need to cite for staying on track and leading a healthy lifestyle. My whole outlook on leading a healthy life changed the second I held my child for the first time.

  29. Cat @Breakfast to Bed says:

    I love this. A lot. I also have to know what Ren Man said when you told him you posted this>!>!

  30. MizFit says:

    well, Cat, I HAD asked him for permission but when he first got home and was jetlagged :-)
    I showed him this morning and he laughed.
    And blushed.
    And I offered to take it down and he laughed again.
    I LOOOVE he can giggle at himself and just be silly with and for her!

  31. SinnerElla says:

    Your family is beautiful and awesome and amazing and every other word to describe what a family should be. Happy New Year, Carla. I hope you guys had a wonderful Chanukka/Christmas. (sorry if I slaughter the spelling, I suck at politically correct spellings for holidays that I don’t actively celebrate, but lazily read about and try to explain (quite poorly) to my children))

  32. Patty at A Day in My NYC says:

    Simply amazing…you three are PERFECT for each other! :)

    This is what the holidays are all about. Wishing you an awesome 2012! :)

  33. Lori says:

    LOL - that was totally the best!

  34. Misty says:

    Oh. My. Goodness! That was awesome. Seriously made me smile from ear to ear!

  35. messymimi says:

    Wow and amazing. Love your attitude about goals and timelines.

  36. Tina @ Best Body Fitness says:

    This is TOO cute, funny, and awesome. Love you and your family! And your mindset to goals. I like that a lot.

  37. Priscilla says:


  38. Mandy says:

    I love this.
    This is what’s important in life. Nothing else. :)

  39. KCLAnderson (Karen) says:

    Love is pure.

  40. Lia says:

    That was way too cute, and way too funny! Love it!

  41. Debra says:

    Carla!!this is awesome, and I laughed so hard at your hisband’s reply that david wanted to see and we both got a chuckle. Sweet and funny. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Julie Lost and Found says:

    SO awesome! LOL Love it!!!


  43. Coco says:

    Wow! My husband is just figuring out how to send text messages ….

  44. Confession: I got a little misty….

  45. RunEatRepeat says:

    You are a very lucky lady :)

  46. Tena says:

    So much fun! Thanks for sharing the videos. You are so blessed.

  47. Diana says:

    Pretty darn cute…both of them. You’re a lucky lady. And you’re the only lady I know that can pull off an adult onesie and look cute. :)

  48. Diane Fit to the Finish says:

    Thanks for sharing your “real life” with us - not that you don’t already.

  49. Erin says:

    That’s so awesome girl! I’m so excited that my hubby is starting new job today which means he’ll be working 40 hours a week instead of 72 so we’ll actually get to see him!

  50. Loretta says:

    I was all misty eyed BEFORE I ever watched the videos… afterwards, I’m a mess. You have a wonderful family… no wonder you feel so blessed!!!

  51. BrookeNotOnADiet says:

    Totally melted my heart! You’re one lucky lady!

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