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]

What Workouts Look Like When You’re Moving

Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 goblet squat

Well, it's been a whirlwind around here since we made the big decision. I feel like I'm in a constant state of cleaning and straightening up which is a workout in itself when hurricane Jada is around! Looks like she's up to something. :) As a result of getting a house ready to sell, my workouts have been inconsistent. Thankfully, Cooper still holds me accountable. On Mondays, I get in a legit workout with my small training group, and Fridays I teach a HIIT class. So, I HAVE to … [Continue reading]

Aurorae Yoga Mat Review & Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Aurora yoga mat_1

Happy Friday! I have a fantastic giveaway for you to kick start the weekend from Aurorae Yoga Mats! My old yoga mat is in a sad state, so I was excited to replace it with a brand new (and best reviewed) yoga mat from Aurorae. Of course, I had my top product reviewer try it out first. ;) Jada had a glowing review. :) One of characteristics I love most about this mat is its length! The mat sits at 72" long. I'm 5'8", so I don't have to worry about hanging off the end of … [Continue reading]

Exhausted!

Omaha Zoo Rosenblatt_1

Thank you for all the supportive comments on our next adventure! My head is spinning as I think of all that is going to happen in the months ahead. So, I'm trying to stay present and enjoy special moments. We are a baseball family, so I know this move isn't our last. It can be tough (often challenging) to live that way--not knowing when or where you will move. It's hard for me to "let people in" when I know eventually, I will have to say good-bye. But, it's the relationships … [Continue reading]

Big Changes Ahead

Pansu sushi omaha

Thank you all for your comments and questions on my Body After Baby post! I'm slowly working my way through them! Big Changes Ahead Spencer and I have been enjoying the summer--it is flying by. His summers are usually never slow, and sometimes even busier than the season. He's often recruiting prospective student-athletes. But, on this out of town trip, he was being recruited: Next stop for our family: University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. I have mixed emotions. It's … [Continue reading]

Body After Baby: How I Got My Body Back

body after baby picture

It's about time I wrote a post on the topic of Body After Baby! If you search "body after baby" you'll find thousands of articles and images. So, it's not exactly a ground breaking topic, but if something I share helps another mommy, then my job is done! How I Got My Body Back 1. Prenatal Fitness For those of you that followed my pregnancy, you remember that I led an active pregnancy throughout my +40 weeks. Even though I stopped running at 27-28 weeks (it just didn't feel good), I … [Continue reading]

Driveway Workout

driveway workout kettlebells

Hope you all had a great weekend! We kept ourselves busy, enjoying the summer weather. Lots of playground action, walking, workouts, and family time. Jada has really been into the slide lately. Climb up, slide down and repeat 84,000 times. ;) She is also challenging Cooper to races. Driveway Workout Spencer and I love to workout together (we just did this rowing workout the other day as partners), so we were trying to figure out how to do one before heading to the Omaha Zoo (I … [Continue reading]