5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise

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Hope you all had a great Fourth of July weekend! Jada & I celebrated a relaxed holiday with my parents. The weather was gorgeous, so we were outside all day. That's the way it should be! We visited a local splash park, then spent the rest of the day in the baby pool. High fives to no more fireworks (at least the ridiculously loud ones). Does that make me sound old? I will never get the sonic booms; anyone else feel me? Jada even had a wardrobe change on the 4th, so … [Continue reading]

Fourth of July

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Wishing you all a safe and happy Fourth of July! Cooper also wanted to share the ASPCA's Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Fourth of July. Thankfully, he doesn't get too rattled with fireworks, but I know many pups out there do, so give them some extra loving. Above all, I don't think we can ever thank our military men, women, and their families enough for continuing to make sacrifices on a daily basis to ensure the freedom of our amazing country. God Bless the USA. … [Continue reading]

Summer Scenes & Eats

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And, like that we are into July already? Summer, slow down! I tend to live a more active, healthy lifestyle in the warm weather months. It's easy to spend time outside and entertain a little one simultaneously in nice weather. So, do you guys think she likes the water? I'm still not sure. ;) Cooper loves the water too...sticks. Being more active in the summer leads to healthier foods choices for me. Does that happen for you guys? Maybe in the cold weather months, hot … [Continue reading]

A Wicked WOD & Water Fun!

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We were busy this weekend! Loved every minute of it. Speaking of minutes. When you only have a short amount of time, the need for speed and intensity with a workout is necessary. Try this CrossFit WOD on for size: 100 burpees 100 squats 100 push-ups 100 sit-ups It took me under 20 minutes. I broke up the exercises into 10's, doing full burpees (demo here) and full push-ups. Modify this workout as needed though! Don't be intimidated by the number 100. Start small and gradually … [Continue reading]

Fitness Starts Young!

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As I mentioned, I love warm weather! So, taking fitness outside has been more common lately. I have started training a few, small groups and clients at home which means I can watch Jada and fellow mommies can bring their kids too. My friend Katie is setting such a great example for her daughter. She yells, "My turn mommy!" I just love it! Fitness starts young. Of course, Jada had to get in on the action too. I took this particular group through a lovely circuit of muscle … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Body Weight Workouts

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Oh, summer days. How I love thee. Warm weather sure makes it easier to entertain an active one-year old. Whether it's hot or cold, I think outside play is going has to happen for us! Body Weight Only Workouts So, if you're the primary care giver to your little one(s), you know how valuable time is, more specifically nap time! You don't need a lot of equipment to get a good workout in either. Accordingly, I wanted to share the 5 most popular body weight ONLY workouts on this … [Continue reading]

12 Months Old!

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This post is certainly bittersweet to write as my little baby turned one year old June 11th. The Stats Jada had her 12 month check-up and measured 30.5 inches (90th percentile) and 23 lbs 3 oz (also the 90th percentile). Her legs hang out of her car seat, but she still has a little room for her head before I need to get the next size up. Any suggestions? And, those curls appeared within the last month! I dig them. I've been scrunching her hair with water in the morning to bring … [Continue reading]

Heavy Lifting & Fit with Baby

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If given the choice, I'd much rather do a CrossFit MetCon (metabolic conditioning) WOD or an AMRAP, or even sprints, than do a strict strength workout. I love feeling gassed after a workout. But to lift heavy...you have to actually lift heavy. So, I decided to focus on strength with a friend who also happens to be in her second trimester and is killing it! We really challenged ourselves in Monday's workout with 2 AMRAP's, so we did 5x5 of back squats and dead lifts on Tuesday. We … [Continue reading]

Healthy Snacking: Detour SMART Bar Review

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Detour Bar. I am always on the lookout for healthy and convenient snack options. I'm on the go quite a bit (like many of you) and don't want to fall victim to unhealthy options when hunger strikes. Thankfully, healthy snacking doesn't have to be complicated or take a lot of time thanks to the new SMART bars from Detour Bar. I was sent two boxes of SMART bars including blueberry and apple cinnamon flavors. The … [Continue reading]

Let’s Play Ball!

Jess Mendoza

This is the time of year to be in Omaha, Nebraska. It's the College World Series! Spencer and I finally celebrated a date "day" (nights are just harder with a little one) and got to enjoy some baseball. My parents graciously watched Jada, so we could enjoy some time to ourselves. And, she mowed their lawn in return. ;) This is one of the rare times, Spencer could relax at the baseball field since he is usually coaching. Although, he'd gladly trade places as … [Continue reading]