Exhausted!

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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

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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

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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

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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]

Friday “Framily”

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Stealing some inspiration from Sprint for this post title!  Let's play a little catch-up on friends and family, in addition to fitness. Whole Foods A long overdue Whole Foods dinner with some of my very favorite Omaha Bloggers had been on the to-do list for some time. Erin, Joanna & Eleanor, & Hannah. Excuse my greasy hair, I had just come from training clients, so a quick outfit change was all the happened--and maybe some deodorant. We caught up over the salad and hot … [Continue reading]

1000 Rep Workout

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Whew! I have got a killer workout for you today! No, I'm serious. I'm always on the lookout for a challenge, so the 1000 rep workout was born. Challenging it is. Before you question whether or not you can do this workout, keep in mind it is adaptable for all fitness levels. Simply reduce the number of rounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS6POCAUe9A&list=UUh7HT2ZEXXbj6v37-BMx8DQ I set out to do this workout several times before I finally reached 1000 reps. Whether it was … [Continue reading]

Weekend Snapshots & a Winner!

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Weekends always seem to fly by, don't they? Saturday, I had a full morning of training clients at home. They are rock stars, and so much fun to work with! Then, it was time for my workout. Try this one out: 20 KB swings (I used a 50# KB for eye-level swings) 10 Push-ups 20 KB swings 9 Push-ups 20 KB swings 8 Push-ups ...repeat pattern till you reach 1 push-up. That 50# KB left me gassed! I finished with KB farmer carries, single arm thrusters, more push-ups, and plank … [Continue reading]

Sample Stroller Fitness Routine

Sample Stroller Fitness Class

After mentioning that I teach a stroller fitness class, I had a lot of questions on class format. Recently, I became a certified Healthy Moms Perinatal fitness instructor (remember when I went to that training in May?). While stroller fitness wasn't discussed in great length, we learned lots of do's and don'ts regarding exercise with pregnant and postpartum women. With each class, I have a general plan, but must adapt based on fitness levels, stage of pregnancy, and, of course, how the … [Continue reading]

Fizzy Vitamins, Zoo Fun & a Giveaway! [CLOSED]

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Disclaimer: I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Emergen-C® I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Emergen-C as a product or its effectiveness. Today, I'm excited to share more about a vitamin supplement drink mix I've been taking for the past few weeks: Emergen-C. When I posted this photo on Instagram, I was impressed by how many of you are already familiar with the product or currently take it. In fact, … [Continue reading]

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]