Workouts Lately & Blends

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Exercise tends to keep me centered and sane even during the busiest times. This is the first holiday season, I feel lean and strong. Most of that is due to making better food choices, but part of that is due to my workouts. Starting my day with a workout sets the tone for the rest of the day. I have been taking advantage of the YMCA (where I used to train) while I'm back. So here are a few of my gym workouts of late. Run & Press 6 rounds 400m run 10 Push Press 70# 10 … [Continue reading]

My Daily Supplement Routine

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With many individuals making New Year's resolutions in the next few days, this post just might be perfect timing. While supplements won't do the work for you, they can help enhance your workouts. Today, I thought I'd share what my typical supplement routine looks like. Morning Cycloshred. This is a non-stimulant metabolism booster. It protects lean muscle, fuels metabolism, and regulates excess body water. I take this first thing in the morning on non-training days as … [Continue reading]

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

A couple days late, but here's a quick glimpse of Christmas this year. Hope your holiday was merry! Christmas Eve We managed our tradition of selecting ornaments at Moore's without Jada doing any damage. Then, my family celebrated at my aunt & uncle's with my cousins and grandma. We have always celebrated Christmas Eve with them. It's so much more fun with a toddler! What did we do before Jada?    Legos were a hit! And, so was peppermint ice cream. My … [Continue reading]

Healthy Holiday Eating So Far

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Merry Christmas Eve to those of you who celebrate! Like I mentioned in this post, it isn't always easy this time of year. There are temptations galore, and routines get messed with. Especially, when you are traveling for the holidays like us. We are trying to eat home cooked meals as much as possible, or select healthy meals out, like the Whole Foods salad bar. Luckily, our little one likes her veggies! Spencer and I even got to go out for a kid-free meal and enjoy the holiday … [Continue reading]

Holiday Happenings & Winners!

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I've been a bit disconnected while we are traveling during the holidays, so let's catch up, shall we?! Jada and Cooper did very well on the road. Lots of snacks, books and several stops along the way made the trip go by very smoothly. Home for the Holidays We have been taking advantage of the holiday events in Omaha & trying to do something special each day. We visited the Durham Museum to see the largest indoor Christmas Tree. Well, at least one of us was looking at … [Continue reading]

Week of Wellness Giveaway: Momentum Jewelry

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Hope you are all enjoying the giveaways thus far! Today, I have prizes from Momemtum Jewelry and Portland Bee Balm. Three BP readers will win one Momentum wrap bracelet plus a tube of Portland bee balm made from Oregon beeswax. Momentum Jewelry I have been a fan of Momentum Jewelry not only for the inspirational, motivational phrases, but the appeal of wearing comfortable, washable jewelry while I workout! In fact, I wear it outside of workouts as well. "Own Today" is … [Continue reading]

Week of Wellness Giveaway: Reebok

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It's Day 4 of the Week of Wellness Giveaways! I hope it's spreading some cheer! Today, my friends at Reebok are offering prizes to two Blonde Ponytail readers! You guys know how much I love the design and quality of Reebok products. I often wear the apparel and shoes for my workouts.  Not only do the items look good, but the performance can't be matched. I never have to worry about constrictive clothing or abrasive seams with this gear. And, the foot wear rocks! One reader will win … [Continue reading]

Week of Wellness Giveaways: Runners Connect Coaching

Runners Connect

Day three of the Week of Wellness Giveaways is focused on endurance athletes. My friend Tina, an elite runner no less, reached out to me on behalf of Runners Connect to offer two of my readers $50 gift certificates for strength training or nutrition consulting. Runners Connect offers personalized coaching, nutrition, form running and strength coaching for all levels of runners. They can help you avoid common training mistakes, become stronger and avoid injuries often found in long … [Continue reading]

5 Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays

Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays

The holidays are full of fun events, decorations, seasonal treats, and more. I do love this time of year! It can be stressful as well, but that doesn't give you the right to sabotage your health, does it? Many individuals slack on workouts which can lead to an increase in fat and a loss of muscle mass, but you are not resigned to the holiday weight gain. Here are a few tips for staying fit during the holidays! 1. Stick to Your Routine Sorry. I'm not budging on this one. You have … [Continue reading]

Week of Wellness Giveaway: Onzie Gear

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Continuing with the Week of Wellness, I have another fantastic prize for you today! Onzie Workout Apparel I just shared some of my favorite items from Onzie recently, including the Sweetheart bra top. The capri pants in Flamingo. How fun are these?! And, my absolute favorites, the long leggings. I absolutely love the unique, whimsical prints as well as the fit of Onzie gear. It is not just for yoga! I have used the gear during CrossFit and out and about! The … [Continue reading]