How to Live Active in 2015 + a Lorna Jane Giveaway!

Lorna Jane Live Active Diary

Can you believe we are approaching February?! If your goal is┬áto LIVE ACTIVE in 2015, needs a little push, I have just the item for you today! The Lorna Jane 2015 Move Nourish Believe Diary is as beautiful as it is motivating. In fact, it is on sale for 50% off right now! But, one […]

CrossFit Inspired Running Workout

CrossFit Running WOD

Happy new week and fresh start to you all. I posted a workout on Instagram last week that many followers loved (and tried), so I wanted to be sure and share it here. CrossFit Inspired Running Workout After a 1 mile warm-up on the treadmill, do the following. 6 rounds: 10 burpees 20 kettle bell […]

Fuel & Firsts

GNC natural protein powder

I always used to look forward to catching up on, well, everything over the weekend. But, that doesn’t really happen anymore. Exhibit A. Jada digs her smoothies. I mix a scoop of chocolate protein powder, frozen spinach, a scoop of nut butter, half a banana, and some whole milk (we use Horizon Vitamin D with […]

Creating a Successful Morning Routine

Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative

A morning routine is commonplace at our house. It’s a must with a toddler! Kids actually crave routine (whether they act like it or not) as it provides structure, security and the means to develop self-discipline. Here are our morning goals that set us up for success the rest of the day: get Jada dressed […]

Developing Upper Body Muscles

Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 Push-ups

Any of you football fans? Well, our house was pretty excited after yesterday’s NFC championship game! Spencer is from Washington, so he was pumped to see the Seahawks head to the Super Bowl again. Upper Body Muscle Development I want to thank you for comments on my last post! I’m working through the questions in […]

Why I Changed My Training

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Several years ago, if you looked at my training journal, it would’ve only contained running entries. I caught the running bug. Races were fun, and I just might lose weight while training. But, I but logged too many miles too soon, and an injury (plantar fasciitis) caused me to reevaluate my training. I backed off […]

Being Flexible: Weekend Workouts

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We are almost settled back into a routine here. And, I’m all about routine (more to come on this subject this week). Because Jada was still under the weather on Friday, we decided exercise some flexibility and do a family workout on campus. I thought she needed one more day before I brought her to […]

A Smart Man


Well, we made it back to Illinois in one piece during this polar vortex. Brrr! I highly recommend a dragon costume to keep yourself toasty. Hope it still fits her by October! We had such a wonderful time visiting our families over the holidays, and never felt overwhelmed or stressed (<–well, maybe a first flight […]

Staying Fit on the Road

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We have been on the road for several weeks during the holiday season and are currently visiting Spencer’s family in Washington. Jada has especially loved playing with her cousins and second cousins & auntie Angela. And, savored every moment with Oma. Spencer’s mom comes from a very large family, so there have been new faces […]

The Perfect Eve

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Hope your 2015 is going well! We celebrated a low key New Year’s Eve with family and friends in Omaha. That was perfect in my books. I’ve never been one for a big NYE anyway. Also, I’m old. So, midnight seems soooooo late. New Years Eve My brother and his girlfriend hosted us for the […]