Down & Out

Contigo Water bottle

I was lucky enough to get the stomach flu this weekend. I haven't been that sick in over a year. Thankfully, I was able to keep down some water. I was sooooooooooo thristy, but knew I needed to sip, slowly. Guess what? Being sick and taking care of a 9 month old isn't easy. So thankful my parents could take her for the day. She fell asleep on Grandpa watching hoops. Guess the game wasn't too exciting? Last year, I was pregnant with Jada when I got this same bug. So, … [Continue reading]

Can I Lose Weight with Breastfeeding?

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So, let's open up this post with two popular subjects: weight loss & boobs. You might remember last month I hosted a February Reset with Dietbet. That contest just wrapped up. Confession: I failed to reach my goal of 4% weight loss. In all honesty, it was probably too ambitious. Trying to lose the last few pounds of weight while continuing to breastfeed is hard for me . Another confession: I really didn't crack down on my diet like I could have. Don't get me wrong, I feel … [Continue reading]

Puma Fitness Apparel Review

Puma Fitness ACTV

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of PUMA. Recently, I had the opportunity to test Puma Fitness apparel. Confession: I had never worn Puma athletic gear before. So, when given this opportunity, I was anxious to try. I'm not sure you can completely see from the picture above, but the Gym ACTV 3/4 Power Tights have athletic tape in the interior of the tights. Here's a closer look. They fit snug! That's probably why my quads are turning them from … [Continue reading]

100 Miles in March!

GNC PureEdge Daily Energy

Happy Friday! Well, it wasn't so happy for us earlier this week. It was bound to happen; Jada got sick. With croup. Not fun. She received a steroid shot at the doctor's office to reduce the inflammation of her vocal cords, and her breathing has improved. But, it still sounds labored. So, most of our day has looked like this. Extra snuggles for the littles.  This in combination with teething has left me with very little sleep, so I fired down GNC's Daily Energy multiple … [Continue reading]

Cooper Likes Starbucks & Baby Led Weaning?

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Cooper has become quite popular at our local Starbucks as he is always nudging his nose through my window at the drive-thru. The employees love him and usually offer him whipped cream. He practically jumped to the passenger seat, trying to get his treat! I made him wait till we got home though. What a happy boy. Selfies Do your kiddos like the camera? Mine is a ham! Jada loves seeing her cute mug on the phone screen. ;) Love Surf Apparel I was sent some fabulous gear … [Continue reading]

Half Marathon Training: I Guess I’ll Keep Running

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We had an eventful weekend despite the cold weather! Running Saturdays have been my half marathon training long run days, and this past weekend was no different. I met up with a group to run Lake Zorinsky. My plan called for 10 miles, so I was shooting for around that number. After two of our group members stopped around 7.5 miles, my friend, Missy and I decided to keep running. Although the wind was cold, the sun was out, making any outdoor winter run better. In fact, we had such … [Continue reading]

I Won Bronze in Sochi!

US Women's Bobsled Team Sochi 2014

I woke up to a tweet from Amanda yesterday, stating she found my Doppelganger...in Sochi. Apparently, I have been in Sochi competing for the U.S. Women's Bobsled team and earning a bronze medal in the process. That is U.S. Women's bobsledder, Jamie Grubel. Pretty darn close, huh? I was surprised myself! If I was in Sochi, I would follow Gus Kenworthy's lead and rescue as many stray dogs as possible. Good looking and an animal lover? He deserves that silver … [Continue reading]

8 Months Old!

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Jada turned 8 months old last week! Can I tell you how much harder it is to get a mobile 8 month-old to pose with a sticker on her onesie? Yeah. That sticker was drooled on and torn off in a matter of seconds! But, I still managed to capture a few shots. ;) She is such a riot...and so freaking active too! My long-legged, little girl. Play Time I mentioned she started crawling at 6.5 months. Some time during month 7, she began pulling herself up on anything like couches, … [Continue reading]

Running Lately & Cory Vines Apparel

Cory Vines

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Cory Vines. So, I have been meaning to get more miles outside in preparation for the Lincoln Half Marathon. But, it IS February in Omaha, so I've mostly been sticking to the treadmill. It's fine for some runs. Especially, when I get to pick this one up after knocking out miles. This weekend, I braved the weather along with a few friends from work. We thought Saturday was going to be nicer... Well, at 9 a.m. we … [Continue reading]

Win Tickets to the Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life Tour!

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I have been watching The Biggest Loser almost since it began in 2004. In that time, I have come to adore Jillian Michaels. She is educated, tough, well-respected and compassionate. As a personal trainer myself, I'm often asked, "Are you more like 'Jillian' or 'Bob'?" I'm not quite sure. Probably, a combination of them both. I don't yell like Jillian has a reputation for, but I expect my clients to put forth max effort--not unlike any other personal trainer out there! I digress, being a fan of … [Continue reading]