Leg Burnout Workout

CrossFit Style WOD Leg Burnout

Happy Friday friends! I was pretty happy about the variation of workouts I managed to complete this week. I've been watching reruns of the 2013 CrossFit Games on ESPN lately and am continually in awe of those athletes! Made me crave a good A$$ kicking! MONDAY Workout 1: Leg Burnout Workout Whew! I was smoked after this one. Damn you Thrusters. I created it using a similar template I saw Lindsay share last week. That alone would've been enough and took roughly 13-15 minutes to … [Continue reading]

Booya Fitness Review & Giveaway

Booya Fitness home workouts

The following post is sponsored by Booya Fitness. All opinions are my own. I was contacted by Booya Fitness recently to try it out. I was intrigued, what is Booya?! Founder and CEO Prita Kumar developed Booya, launching the website in January of this year. "With limited time, she found herself unable to attend fun boutique classes and dreading the treadmill each day. Prita wanted to create a solution that elevated the at-home experience to more closely mirror a high-end fitness … [Continue reading]

JAVAPRO Protein Powder Review & More

Javapro protein powder

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of JAVAPRO. Coffee and protein powder in one, convenient scoop?! This sleep deprived mama will take it! JAVAPRO combines the best of both worlds in flavors like Mocha, Latte, French Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut, and Espresso.  Each serving of the whey protein powder blend provides 20g of protein & 80mg of caffeine from real coffee along with only 2g of carbs (only 1g is sugar). Although the JAVAPRO can be mixed … [Continue reading]

Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon

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This weekend's weather challenged me and my half marathon training. It was cold! Thankfully, I had a group of running buddies to meet Saturday morning when the "feels like" temp was 8 degrees. There is no way I would've run in that otherwise. The wind was bitter cold for all 8.5 miles (my goal was 10-11, but I threw in the towel early!). So cold, I didn't even capture a picture of our group of 5, but instead snapped a shot of my hot breakfast post-run. Saturday's Creighton baseball … [Continue reading]

A CrossFit Inspired Workout: Guns-N-Buns!

Guns-n-buns crossfit WOD

First of all, let me say that I am not a CrossFit coach. I love CrossFit and adapt WOD's to the equipment I have available, or use an existing WOD as inspiration, hence the "inspired" part of the blog title. I had about 20 minutes at the end of my personal training shift at the Y to complete a quick WOD with my friend. I wanted to sneak in sprints, and she wanted to do some heavy lifting. I seriously need to incorporate heavy lifts more regularly! The 135 lbs dead lift felt really … [Continue reading]

9 Months Old!


I'm only a week late in celebrating Jada's 9 month-old update. That's not too shabby, right? I can't believe I captured a few shots with the "9 months" sticker visible. She's a very active girl...sitting still won't happen anymore will it parents? Caught in the act. Those stickers simply are too much fun to tear off! The Stats She is a tall one! At her 9 month check-up, Jada weighed 20 lbs 13 oz (85th) and was 29.75 in. (off the charts). (She also loved walking on the … [Continue reading]

New GNC Puredge: Whole Foods Based Sports Nutrition

GNC Pure Supplements

I have been wanting to tell you more about GNC's new Puredge line! I was sent the Complete Protein, Daily Energy, and Complete Amino to review. These products live up to their name and are made with: No gluten No sugar alcohols No GMO-added ingredients No preservatives No wheat, soy, fish or eggs No banned substances No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners Pretty clean, right?! My favorite is the Daily Energy. I've been taking it about 30 minutes before my … [Continue reading]

Lucky 7′s Body Weight Workout

Lucky 7s Body weight Workout

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, I have a workout just for YOU! The Lucky 7's Body Weight Workout! Here's why I love using body weight exercise for workouts: no equipment needed (no excuses) no space limitations great for traveling modifiable for all levels less intimidating than weights You can get an effective and intense workout using only your body weight. While I love weights (and heavy ones at that), it's nice to have an option for on the go. Now, 7 rounds is … [Continue reading]

Working Out After the Flu

Plank variations

So, when is okay to workout after the flu? Here are a points to consider when recovering from the flu: Rest and hydration are priorities Wait till the fever has broken before resuming exercise The first workout post-flu should be low intensity Gradually work your way back to normal workouts I listened to my body and chose sleep whenever I could. 4 days post-flu, I finally felt like running (I'm so far behind my 100 Miles in March now!).  I thought, "I'll just do an easy 4 … [Continue reading]

New Blog Title?

Baby ponytail 8 months old

Thanks for the all the well wishes! I'm feeling much better and able to keep down some simple foods like bananas, oatmeal, and honey toast. Luckily, I stocked up on supplies at Costco before I got sick. can't shop at Costco when you're under the weather. Have hold your own in there! Although, the cart certainly is dominated by Jada and Cooper, isn't it? I haven't opened that Angie's popcorn if you can actually believe that?! New Blog Title? So, someone might be trying to steal my … [Continue reading]