Second Trimester POWER workout

second trimester POWER workout

During this pregnancy, I intend to keep lifting heavy and incorporating CrossFit into my training. Hope you enjoy this second trimester POWER workout! Second Trimester Fitness The warm weather helps me SO MUCH this pregnancy which may be surprising when most pregnant women are sensitive to the higher temperatures. However, when it’s sunny out, I’m more motivated to […]

24 Week Pregnancy Update

24 week pregnanct belly

So, I’m 6 months pregnant, or more accurately in the 6th month of pregnancy. Accordingly, here is the 24th week of pregnancy update! Due Date: December 16th Baby’s Size About 1.5 lbs and 8.5 in. long. Aren’t ultra sounds pics cute? I’m kidding. Gender: Boy! See our gender reveal HERE. Weight Gain Around 13-14 lbs. Baby will […]

How to Build a Home Gym

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Having a home gym is certainly convenient, but it takes time and money to build. Here’s a list of my favorite home gym items to get you started! Building Your Home Gym I had several questions on Instagram that prompted this post. Many of you see my workout posts which give you glimpses into our home […]

Second Trimester: Ladder Workout

CrossFit Ladder WOD_1

During this pregnancy, I intend to keep lifting heavy and incorporating CrossFit into my training. Hope you enjoy this second trimester ladder workout! I love the simplicity and variability of this workout. Plus, it really challenged me! I paced myself throughout this workout by noting my RPE (rate of perceived exertion). The advice of staying below 170 […]

Lucky Number 7

7 year anniversary

First of all, thank you for all your kind comments on yesterday’s post. We are very excited!   Sunday, Spencer and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary! Like wedding pics? Here’s a post of our big day! We enjoyed an early dinner thanks to friends watching Jada. They even taught her to sing, “Let it go!” […]

Gender Reveal: It’s a….

Pink or Blue

        Baby Boy due December 16th.  

22 Week Pregnancy Update

21 weeks pregnant belly

So, we are in the homestretch. Okay, not really. Pregnancy is longer than 9 months which is why we pregos speak in terms of weeks. Accordingly, here is the 22 week pregnancy update! I had another check up & ultrasound in Chicago. I’ll be glad when these almost 3 hour commutes (one way) are over come […]

Fueling for a Healthy Pregnancy

Fueling for a Healthy Pregnancy

Please keep in mind I am not an RD. I’m simply sharing how I fuel for optimal energy during a healthy pregnancy as a personal trainer and toddler mom. Pregnancy Nutrition Whether it’s the summertime temperatures or the fact that I do not suffer from morning sickness, I have been able to eat a lot of veggies, […]

Second Trimester CrossFit Inspired WOD

second trimester crossfit wod

During this pregnancy, I intend to keep lifting heavy and incorporating CrossFit into my training. Hope you enjoy this second trimester CrossFit-style workout! Second Trimester Fitness The primary motivating factor in why I train is to keep up with my 2 year-old! Parents of toddlers are nodding their heads in agreement, I’m sure. These cute balls of […]

Outdoor Exercise: Park Workout & SKINS Compression

Skins

This post is sponsored by SKINS compression clothing. All opinions are my own. Many of you reading this blog are likely aware of the benefits of compression clothing. Today, I get to review items from some of the best in the business: SKINS. But, before the review, here’s the outdoor workout. I did this workout while Jada played […]