Week of Wellness Giveaway: Onzie Gear

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Continuing with the Week of Wellness, I have another fantastic prize for you today! Onzie Workout Apparel I just shared some of my favorite items from Onzie recently, including the Sweetheart bra top. The capri pants in Flamingo. How fun are these?! And, my absolute favorites, the long leggings. I absolutely love the unique, whimsical prints as well as the fit of Onzie gear. It is not just for yoga! I have used the gear during CrossFit and out and about! The … [Continue reading]

Week of Wellness Giveaways: GNC Favorites

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I'm so excited to host a Week of Wellness in the forms of giveaways this week from some of my favorite companies! Today, one of you has the chance to win a prize pack from GNC that includes my favorite products! 1. AMP 60 Natural Protein Powder ($75.99 value) Each serving (3 scoops) contain 60g of protein, is gluten free and naturally sweetened. If you have been reading along, you know how much we love our smoothies and now, we share them with Jada! 2. Genetix HD … [Continue reading]

An Electronic You (actually) Want to Give Your Kids

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Kids and electronics. There certainly are enough gadgets out there, right?! Do kids really need one more? My answer: an enthusiastic YES!! Healthy Smiles Year Round We are trying to create healthy habits with Jada. I often share the exercise and eating parts on the blog, but there is so much more that makes someone healthy. One piece of that is hygiene, more specifically, brushing your teeth. The Oral-B Pro-Health 3000 electric toothbrush gives the gift of a healthy, bright smile, … [Continue reading]

Treadmill Pyramid Workout {5 Miles}

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With cold temps throughout the country, I'm sure many of you are hitting the treadmill. In order to stay on a treadmill longer than 5 minutes, I usually like to do sprints or some sort of interval work like many of the running workouts I share here. Even though I could bundle Jada up in the stroller, I love taking advantage of the YMCA's child care. That way I can workout uninterrupted & give this little one some socialization too. By the way, we had Jada's 18 month check-up, and … [Continue reading]

Christmas Decorations at Our Home

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Hope you all had a great weekend! I spent most of it with these two while Spencer was in Minnesota running a baseball camp (indoors of course!). What a mischievous little grin, am I right? Making Cookies Jada helped me make frosted, sugar cookies in the spirit of our Making Memories theme, and was fascinated with the sprinkles. Until she actually tried the frosting, then it was over...for the cookie. I absolutely cannot have these cookies in my house. You guys may think … [Continue reading]

Onzie Workout Apparel + a Body Weight Workout

Onzie Workout Apparel

Before we get to the workout, I have to share my thoughts on Onzie [pronounced Own-Zee] workout apparel. I'm a bit obsessed. If you're following me on Instagram, you probably have seen that I'm living in this apparel lately! Not only for workouts, but out and about as well. I had the pleasure of trying Onzie previously and was immediately hooked. So, when I was offered the chance to review items from their winter collection, I jumped! One of my favorite products are the … [Continue reading]

Creating Memories This Season


Now, that December has arrived, I'm in full blown holiday mode. You? Time to break out the Christmas Jammies! She was sharing her teddy bears with Cooper. So sweet. I do love this time of year, but I really, really want to make it more about memories, not materials. Don't get me wrong, I love giving gifts! It's especially fun with a toddler, right? But, I don't want our house to overflowing with things (especially when Jada loses interest quickly). Family. Blessings. … [Continue reading]

Weekend Snapshots & a Serious WOD

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Hope you all had a nice weekend whether you celebrated Thanksgiving or not. My parents are visiting us, and Jada picked up right where she left off, demanding their undivided attention! We took them on a campus tour and let Jada burn some energy in the indoor athletic practice facility. Some tackling drills ensued. And, we tried hard for a family photo... But, this was the best we could do! And, those tights are from Onzie. Aren't they fun?! Full review on their … [Continue reading]

Four Facts Survey

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I always mean to do a survey post, but then it slips my mind. So, thank you for the tag Julie! Four names that people call me other than my real name: Mom Dre (nickname from my maiden name) Jessie (mom calls me this) JA (Initials) Four jobs I’ve had: Academic Success Counselor Softball Coach Personal Trainer Director of Volleyball Operations at Purdue University Four movies I’ve watched more than once: Bridesmaids National Lampoon's Christmas … [Continue reading]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving from our little turkey! Do those of you in the states look forward to the holiday food? I can take or leave traditional Thanksgiving sides, but I do love the turkey! Oh, and the pumpkin pie. All the pie with a bucket-o-whipped cream! What are you thankful for? Not just today, but everyday? I think I hit the jackpot with these two. I'm thankful for my health and never want to take a day for granted. Or, a chance to set a good … [Continue reading]