The More Things Change…

The more things change, the more they stay the same…

What the heck that does mean anyway?!!

Here’s what I know: as long as we have each other, we will be okay regardless of what changes we face. Not to get all sappy on you!

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Although, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, anxious, and sad too.

Omaha is my home.

My family is here. Many of our friends are here. I feel plugged-in at work and the community.

I’m starting over in Champaign, Illinois, and I’m scared.

But, I will suck it up. It’s a fantastic opportunity for Spencer and for our family, and we have so many things to be thankful for.

Business Trip
I mentioned we took a brief trip to Champaign, Illinois to house hunt. By the way, we sold our home in Omaha! Phew!

Jada did pretty well during the drive, but I was in the back with her for most it reading & entertaining. So, visiting the hotel pool was well deserved when we arrived!

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Usually it’s daddy that really wants to play in the water!

We even got to visit Spencer’s office, and Jada worked right along side daddy.

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She’s a big fans of these cups. Something so simple, right?

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Well, we saw a few houses and loved one, but the process has stalled a bit. So, it looks like we may rent for a while. Still uncertain. Ugh.

Change Can Be Good
We have almost, almost been in our house for 2 years. During that time, we became parents. I can’t think of a bigger change than that!

The picture below on the left is from two years ago, just before I was pregnant with Jada. And, the picture on the right is two years later (about 13 months after having Jada).

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I feel like I am just as (if not more) fit after having a baby. So, I guess change can be good! I’ll try to remember that.

Your turn:
Do you deal with change well? How do you adapt?

Work It Wednesday

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It's been a whirlwind around here to say the least. However, we had the chance to get in a family workout, before taking a brief trip to Champaign, Illinois to house hunt. First, we had to warm up at the playground. Don't you do that? Can we do it again, dad? We really wanted to get in a track workout, but had to be a bit creative with a toddler. The high school near us, Omaha Burke High, has an amazing track with field turf which means lots of room for Jada to run … [Continue reading]

How We Celebrate 6 Years!

Omaha farmer's market

Hope you all had a great weekend! We celebrated our 6 year anniversary on Saturday! We started the day off at the Omaha Farmer's Market in the Old Market downtown. Cooper was the star of the show--everyone wanted to pet him! Jada was a close second. ;) We met my parents there, and of course Jada had to be held by Grammy. Our haul included broccoli, zucchini, chai spiced honey, strawberry-rhubarb jam, and kettle corn. Love the farmer's market! Then, we walked to a nearby … [Continue reading]


armbrust YMCA handstands

Happy Friday! It's time to get a little GYM-nasty up in herrrrrre! How about these rock stars?! I decided to have a little fun with our group workout and add handstands. The girls are making them look easy, but they are NOT for beginners! I'm really going to miss training in Omaha. My "clients" have become my friends. And, at times, my workout partners. They have become more fit with each workout and constantly inspire me. Oh, and how about this for motivation. Taylor is … [Continue reading]

Staying Fit for Her

Armbrust YMCA basketball

After a small group workout in the morning, I let Jada run free in the basketball court. Wide open spaces for fast, little legs! Then, her friend joined her for a game of HORSE. Loser had to do burpees! ;) Of course, I'd like to think she will be a future athlete, but she might not like sports. I'll be completely out of my element if she chooses dance. But, if she loves it, then we'll go with it! I also realized I'm not forcing her to run, or pick up the ball and roll it. … [Continue reading]

On the Go: Weekend Snapshots

Red Mango yogurt

We are on the go. Constantly. That's what happens when you have a toddler moving at light speed. Poor Cooper can't even keep up! So, we are all about keeping Jada active and entertained. For our sanity as well! And, we want her to have fun doing it too! After constant activity, it's easy to work up an appetite. Luckily, Jada has been a really good eater,and there's not much she's turned down. Spencer grilled turkey burgers (ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, spinach … [Continue reading]

It’s Easier Together

Goblet squat and handstand

Happy Friday! Although lately, I can't keep my days straight--lots going on! But, this little one keeps me grounded. She's a good reminder to stay present. Jada doesn't stress over the future, or moving. She's all about "NOW"! She's also all about never sitting still! ;) Unless, she's tired, then she'll flip through her books. Partner in Crime I love working out with a small group, or a buddy, and most of all my hubby! Even though we love an occasional Happy … [Continue reading]

Official Shoe of Fitness: Reebok Nano 4.0 Review

Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 Review

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. I was a little too giddy to try the new Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0! I had been watching the 2014 CrossFit Games on ESPN, continually inspired by the athletes. They are amazing. I was also was drooling over their Reebok CrossFit Games apparel, so couldn't wait to get my hands on (and my feet in) the new Nano 4.0's. These shoes are seriously the perfect shoe for any WOD. You guys know how much I love … [Continue reading]

What Workouts Look Like When You’re Moving

Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 goblet squat

Well, it's been a whirlwind around here since we made the big decision. I feel like I'm in a constant state of cleaning and straightening up which is a workout in itself when hurricane Jada is around! Looks like she's up to something. :) As a result of getting a house ready to sell, my workouts have been inconsistent. Thankfully, Cooper still holds me accountable. On Mondays, I get in a legit workout with my small training group, and Fridays I teach a HIIT class. So, I HAVE to … [Continue reading]

Aurorae Yoga Mat Review & Giveaway! [CLOSED]

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Happy Friday! I have a fantastic giveaway for you to kick start the weekend from Aurorae Yoga Mats! My old yoga mat is in a sad state, so I was excited to replace it with a brand new (and best reviewed) yoga mat from Aurorae. Of course, I had my top product reviewer try it out first. ;) Jada had a glowing review. :) One of characteristics I love most about this mat is its length! The mat sits at 72" long. I'm 5'8", so I don't have to worry about hanging off the end of … [Continue reading]