Must Haves for Fit Moms

must have for fit moms

Hey guys! I get a lot of fitness related questions from new moms, so I thought I'd create a post focused on the must haves for fit moms. I'm sure many of you moms and moms-to-be have googled must-haves for new moms including standard items like nursing bras, a sleep sack, and changing pads. However, I'm going to discuss the items I found necessary to stay active as a new mom. 1. Supportive Sports Bra This is probably the question I get asked the most, "What bra should I wear for … [Continue reading]

GNC Pro-Sculpt & AMP 60 Protein Powder Giveaway!

GNC Prosculpt giveaway

I have a fantastic giveaway for you today from GNC! You guys know I'm a big fan of the GNC's pre-workout, thermogenic drink, Pro-Sculpt. While a pre-workout supplement is not necessary, I personally feel that it helps take my workouts to another level. I have seen improvements in my physique prior to having Jada and after as well. Important: A pre-workout supplement alone will NOT do the work for you! But, in combination with a reasonable approach to eating and legit workouts, … [Continue reading]

His and Hers Workouts

Front Squat CrossFit

Ever since the new additions to our garage gym, we have been coming up with workouts to incorporate the equipment. And, because it was a Monday, I felt the need for my Reebok CrossFit compression tights (on sale)--sure to brighten any WOD. ;) We took advantage of an afternoon nap to complete a fast and furious workout together. Because our bumper plates are on the heavy side, I have to stick to different movements if I want to complete a higher number of reps. After a rowing 10 rounds … [Continue reading]

Pumpkin Pickin’! Curtis Orchard

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We spent the weekend together which is a real treat with Spencer's schedule. So, we decided to get to know the area better and visit Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch. Curtis Orchard is located in Champaign, IL and has FREE admission for all! Of course, once they get you in, you'll likely purchase something like fresh apples, pumpkins, apple cider, homemade preserves, or try a run at the corn maze. Jada loved the animals. No surprise there. Here, I had to hold her back from the … [Continue reading]

A Peek Inside Our Garage

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What an enticing title, right? But, I absolutely love our garage and what it holds. Hang in there. ;) Before the garage, let's explore the area a bit more. We found a new park located in Urbana this week (Champaign & Urbana are often called Chambana because they are basically one city). The playground is made of wood and very intricate.   Jada seemed to love it. There are also paved and grass trails for more exploration. In fact, the Illinois Marathon's route … [Continue reading]

Workouts Lately

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Goooooood morning! Hope your day starts off as electric as Jada's hair! Also, you get a bitter beer face with a side of yogurt. ;) So, let's catch up a bit on workouts. Like I mentioned, Spencer and I are taking advantage of workouts together while we can. We have been eyeing this man-made hill near our house since we arrived. No really, it's man-made. It's soooooooooooo flat here in the Champaign-Urbana area. We decided to do hill sprints. 20 of them! I ran with Cooper for … [Continue reading]

Tips for Exercising with Kids

Tips for Exercising with Kids

Hi there! Finally, I'm getting around to a post with some fitness talk for ya--considering that is the general theme around here! The past week, Spencer and I have been starting our days off with a workout...together. We both love getting it done first thing in the morning. But, that also means we have to juggle watching Jada while exercising. Tips for Exercising with Kids 1. Find a Safe Place Since we moved to our new home, the garage is an ideal location for us. The previous … [Continue reading]

Idea Garden

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The weather in Champaign has been absolutely gorgeous! Mother Nature must've got the memo from me. We took advantage of the weather and the University of Illinois Idea Garden last weekend. The Garden of Ideas is just that: a place where you get ideas for your landscaping projects. My favorite part was the Children's Garden that encourages exploration and using all the senses. Also, that is a Fightin' Illini temporary tattoo on Jada's cheek--did I really need to … [Continue reading]

Let’s Play Catch Up

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Well hello! Slowly, we are getting settled after arriving in Champaign, Illinois. On Wednesday, my mom joined me for the drive to Illinois, to help with Jada and Cooper. Cooper is a seasoned traveler as you can see. Jada did really well on the 8 hour drive. We stopped at 3 rest stops along the way for some exercise and to eat lunch. My mom was amazing with her in the car--there's no way I could've done it without her. Jada has zero interest in movies; she's all about … [Continue reading]

One Last Time

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By now, we are in our new house in Champaign, Illinois. It still hasn't really hit me. My last days in Omaha were spent doing some of my favorite things. 1. Legit Workouts I took advantage of heavy weights and the gym while I could. My last one (which has 2 parts) was posted on Instagram. Try it out! 2. Visiting the Omaha Zoo This is one of the best zoo's in the country, and we will miss being regulars here. The aquarium is a kiddo favorite. 3. Treats with … [Continue reading]