Behind the Scenes Blog Tour

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A sneak peak into what happens behind the scenes at Blonde Ponytail. Who nominated me? Erin at Her Heartland Soul nominated me for this fun post. I miss her! She moved to Omaha over a year ago. Prior to that, we had met at the Runner's World Half Marathon in 2012. We often met at Whole Foods for healthy dinner dates with fellow Omaha bloggers (Joanna & Hannah). I even trained Erin (and her husband on occasion). They were making such tremendous progress--more fit with each workout, then I … [Continue reading]

Apple Cinnamon Cottage Cheese [CLOSED]

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This post was created in partnership with Supreme Protein and I have been compensated, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Hi All! I have a simple, protein-packed breakfast for you today along with a giveaway from Supreme Protein.     I was contacted by Supreme Protein to try their new Accelerate Morning Protein Bars, designed to jump start your metabolism first thing and provide sustained energy throughout the morning. The flavor profiles are below and … [Continue reading]

Veterans Day & FEARLESS

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Veterans, Thank you for your service and sacrifice to protect our freedoms. Our nation is blessed because of you.  FEARLESS While I understand that Veterans Day is to honor ALL those that have served in the armed forces (Memorial Day is about honoring military personnel that lost their lives serving our country, specifically in battle or from wounds sustained in battle), I just finished reading the book FEARLESS, the story of fallen Navy SEAL Team Six Operator, Adam Brown, and had to … [Continue reading]

Addicted to “That” Feeling?

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Is your Monday morning going better than Cooper's? That poor guy is getting worn out by our little hurricane! Well, we had a nice weekend both in and out. I have to admit, I'm a bit of a homebody. Boring? Not to me. But, I think when your hubby has a schedule like Spencer's, any down time is appreciated and savored without need for many bells and whistles. However, we made it to the Illinois volleyball match Saturday night. So, this was Jada's second visit to watch the Orange and … [Continue reading]

Friday Fitness: Weekly Recap


Friday Fitness. The perfect alteration here on Blonde Ponytail, right? Before I recap my workouts, I didn't realize how many of you are dog owners! We are kindred spirits. Cooper is so happy you are interested in the giveaway! Workouts this Week Saturday - Rest day. Sunday - "Chief" this is a favorite WOD of mine. 5 rounds of the following: 3 minute AMRAP: 3 power cleans 90# 6 push-ups 9 squats 1 minute rest A video posted by blondeponytail (@blondeponytail) on Nov 11, … [Continue reading]

Running With Your Dog & an Outward Hound Giveaway! [CLOSED]

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Do you run with your dog? When Cooper was just under a year, I started running with him. That may have been a bit too early.  However, he had so much energy, running helped him become a better dog. We only went for short runs, maybe around a mile, then walked a few more miles, because long distance running is not good for young, developing dogs (source). He is a golden retriever, a breed not know for running or endurance. But, most dogs need an energy release, especially young ones. … [Continue reading]

CropFit + a Garage WOD

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Have you guys seen the Subway commercial for CropFit? It's pretty funny--kind of a spoof on Crossfit. Think farm chores go to the gym. We thought we'd put it into action. Functional fitness at its finest! She loved playing in the dirt--duh, she's a toddler, right? So, we might have a helper for planting vegetables this Spring. Or, maybe she'll just watch. Good call, Jada. I'd hang out with Cooper too. So, maybe CropFit isn't a regular thing for us, but Jada certainly is … [Continue reading]

Zero Calorie Cupcake & Happy Halloween!

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Okay, okay. This title is a bit misleading, but... This cute little cupcake actually helps you burn calories! See what I mean? A video posted by blondeponytail (@blondeponytail) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT Oh, she was such a hit at the Illinois soccer game. They hosted a Halloween event for kiddos, so they could wear their Halloween costumes. Jada's auntie Angela found this handmade costume at a consignment shop, and I am in love with it. Plus, it keeps her … [Continue reading]

Ultimate Sandbag Sprint Workout

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If you all are still interested, I will continue to post my workouts. I hope they inspire some legit sweat sessions for you! This workout was the brain-child of my husband, Spencer. Ultimate Sandbag Sprint Workout Aren't my photobombers the cutest?! Like I had mentioned, with the gorgeous weather, we have been taking our workouts outside. Sunday, we tackled our beloved, man-made hill for sprints, but added the Ultimate Sandbag this time. I think ours weighs around 30 lbs. You … [Continue reading]

Garage Workout for a Hero

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Before we get to the garage/gym workout, I thought I'd share a few non-workout items. We took Jada to her first Illinois volleyball game on Saturday. They are currently ranked No. 10 in the nation. If you are familiar with college volleyball, the B1G Conference is a powerhouse. They faced No. 13 Purdue and won in 4 sets. I had a brief stint as Purdue's Director of Volleyball Operations while Spencer  was coaching baseball there, so it was really good to see the staff. I loved my … [Continue reading]