I guess yesterday was National Dog Day, but we celebrate every day! Go hug your pup! Have you ever seen a 6-legged dog before? ;) We got some great news this weekend and found a house (that we love) in Illinois! Now, the stress of moving is even more real to me. We have moved 3 times in our 6 years of marriage (this will be #4), so it's not new to me. But, with a kiddo, it gets a bit more complicated. So, while I can stress eat with the best of them, I've been trying to find … [Continue reading]

Glutes and Guns CrossFit WOD

glutes and guns CrossFit wod

Bam! And, it's Monday. That always happens doesn't it? That's about how I feel too, Jada! :) My dad has been teaching her the bitter beer face, and she pretty much delivers on command now! It's pretty funny. See what I mean?! Also, this girl might turn into a watermelon. Cooper and Jada needed to burn off some energy during our morning walk, so I let them loose on the tennis courts for a while. Jada has also been working on that throwing arm of hers. My sweet … [Continue reading]

The More Things Change…

Couples selfie

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! 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 … [Continue reading]

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]