Eat All Things & 12 Days of Giving

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So glad to hear that the Holiday Gift Guide for Athletes helped some of you add to your wish list or shop for others! COOPER the bottomless pit. It never fails that puppy dog eyes appear when we are eating. Thanksgiving leftovers. Even our nephew, LeVonte wasn't exempt from the begging. Geez, Cooper. Show some effort at least. Finishing off my almondmilk. He does return the favor by serving as a blanket which is thoughtful. Below, he's showing both Coach and I … [Continue reading]

Holiday Gift Guide for Athletes

Holiday Gift Guide for Athletes

In case you were like me and didn't venture out on Black Friday, you likely have some holiday shopping to do. Here are some of my favorite items for the athletes in your life, along with a couple on my wish list! FOR THE RUNNER 1. iPhone Wrist Wallet - the Banjees wrist wallet easily holds your phone, key, ID & cash. Please practice safe running and always carry your phone. 2. Compression Socks - I wear The Recovery Sock which retail a bit lower than most brands. You can also save … [Continue reading]

Birthday Blessings [in pics]


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Friday, I celebrated a little birthday and reflected on the wonderful holiday with my family. So many blessings! Per tradition, my family started the day with a hike at Platte River State Park before Coach & I hosted Thanksgiving Dinner. My brother, Tanner, his 2 goldens; Coach & Cooper (in the middle) My parents & the "grand children" My mom sporting my HS track jacket--that thing is OLD! I LOVE … [Continue reading]

Couples CrossFit WOD

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Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday, Coach and I took advantage of the holiday and headed to a CrossFit class together. I love working out with him. Normally, he attends the earliest class to get to baseball weights & conditioning, but today Creighton is on break. I wore my Reebok Chase Capris, CrossFit Quarter Zip Warm-up, Play Dry tank top & nanos. I love this top! In case you do too, I'm wearing a size medium which gives me plenty of length in the arms. Here's the WOD from … [Continue reading]

5 Tips to Stay Fit this Thanksgiving


The average American consumes between 3,000 & 5,000 calories on Thanksgiving. Whoa, that's a couple days worth for some! Now, many of you reading aren't the average American and are certainly more mindful of what you are putting in your mouth (TWSS). While indulging in a few holiday dishes isn't the end of the world, you likely don't want all your hard work compromised by one HUGE meal. 1. Eat a protein-rich breakfast While it's tempting to save all your calories for the … [Continue reading]

The Reebok Fitness Experience


The experience at Reebok headquarters was incredible. I don't know how else to put it and feel very blessed to opportunity represent FitFluential during this trip. Many of us arrived Thursday afternoon/evening, so we had the chance to eat dinner together before our Reebok Fitness Experience on Friday. Heather & me (photo courtesy of Kelly) Ericka, Julie, & Anne (photo courtesy of Kelly) Courtney & Tina (photo courtesy of Kelly) Friday morning, a portion of the … [Continue reading]

Reebok CrossFit ONE: The Team WOD


The trip to Reebok headquarters was simply amazing. I'm still on a high! But, the highlight of the day for me was getting to do a WOD [workout of the day] at Reebok CrossFit ONE. This was actually one of my Pinterest #FitnessBucketList items! After a light breakfast and presentation, we headed to the box for our WOD. Tina, Anne & Courtney ready to work! Heather & I had to take a photo by the entrance. There she is: Reebok CrossFit ONE.  (Photo courtesy of … [Continue reading]

Destination: Reebok Headquarters


Hi all! I'm en route to Boston today! Hope I have everything... Friday, I will join some of my fellow FitFluential ambassadors to visit Reebok headquarters in Canton, MA and participate in a full day of activities. We will be sharing on twitter, facebook and instagram, so if you want to follow along, check out #RBKFITBLOG And, in the spirit of the trip, I had to share my best friend's daughter modeling the Reebok #getafterit tee: I'm grateful to FitFluential & Reebok … [Continue reading]

Pizza Party & Reebok Gear


Sometimes pizza is the answer. It may not be the healthiest choice, but it sure tastes good-especially sharing it with friends! Me, Jess & Bailey CostCo has some tasty pizza, who knew? Cooper was in begging mode, hoping Coach would drop a piece. While we typically eat healthy, we don't live by restrictive means. Either does Bailey... Jess made this amazing Cherry Cheesecake Pie for dessert. Yes. You read that correctly. Cheesecake AND pie. Unbelievable. … [Continue reading]

No Equipment Countdown Home Workout


Ready for another workout with you from my GNC Fall series?! I hope so! Most of my workouts are done with little to no equipment and are open to all fitness levels! For even more workouts, you can visit my FITNESS tab to add variety to your routine! You guys know I have been regularly incorporating CrossFit into my training. I love the team atmosphere at my CrossFit box, but sometimes we can't make it to the gym or there isn't one near us. For this workout, you don't need any … [Continue reading]