“Silky” Recipes for the New Year

Chocolate Almond Pudding Pops

I can't remember exactly when Spencer and I switched from skim milk to almondmilk. It's been over a year. It started initially because we couldn't use the skim milk fast enough when he was in-season & traveling so much. Almondmilk has a longer shelf life. Then, I started reading about the benefits of reducing dairy intake. Plus, the Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Original version is only 30 calories per cup compared to 80 calories in a serving of skim milk. And, it has 50% more … [Continue reading]

The GNC Total Lean Challenge


Today, marks the start of the GNC's newest program:  The Total Lean Challenge. For 12 weeks, GNC will be offering meal plans, workouts, exercise video instruction, and helpful links on their blog to help you stay on track and motivated in 2013. GNC will also be giving away $10,000 in Total Lean and other GNC products and merchandise throughout the 12 weeks on twitter. Follow the hashtag #RespectYourself as this challenge encourages you to respect yourself by making exercise and healthy … [Continue reading]

Weekly Workouts And Pregnancy

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Thank you for your kind comments on my belly pics! I appreciate them so much. I'll share progress pics from time to time, but I promise not to overload you with pics of my belly! The day after our New Year's party, Spencer and I attended CrossFit together. I love working out with him!  We hit up the afternoon class at CrossFit Omaha for our first WOD of 2013. By the way, I love this picture from his first competition: That's some focus for the third WOD of the day! New Year's WOD - … [Continue reading]

Happy 2013: House Party!

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Last year, Spencer and I celebrated New Year's Eve in Arizona. It was the first time we really went out on NYE! We celebrated in Scottsdale and hit up the Fiesta Bowl to cheer on my Cardinal a few days later! Had a blast! This year, we stayed home in sweats and had sushi. The Cali roll in brown rice from Trader Joe's was pretty tasty for sushi to-go! We made up for our night-in by hosting a New Year's Day party filled with football and food...and lots of … [Continue reading]

It’s a…belly!

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Happy New Year! Several of you asked for belly pics. It's tough to see your body changing-but as long as this type of belly is considered "cute", I'll share my progress occasionally! My brother's girlfriend made me the cutest card--which is also a countdown sheet. She's super talented, an interior designer, so maybe I can pick her brain for the nursery! Spencer and I had an appointment this morning and heard the baby's heartbeat. I don't think I'll ever tire of that sound. 140 … [Continue reading]

Reader Questions: Pregnancy & Exercise

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After our announcement, I thought I'd answer a few reader questions. How far along are you? I'm going on 18 weeks or the 2nd trimester. I found out I was pregnant right before the Runner's World Half Marathon & Festival.  Can you see a bump? This was taken at 15.5 weeks or so, I think. I still need to get on those belly pics! But, honestly, my boobs are beating my belly for the time being. Spencer isn't complaining-but I may need to upgrade my sports bras! Knowing I was pregnant … [Continue reading]

What To Wear: Reebok ONE

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I have been living in my athletic clothes all holiday break. But, really. Who am I kidding? I wear athletic clothes all the time! Not only because it's my job, or to suit my expanding waistline, but I really love the way I look and feel in them. You can be comfy and stylish, right? Right?! This Reebok hoodie has been a staple lately. The play dry material maintains a sharp look as opposed to a 100% cotton sweat shirt that tends to show wear after multiple washings. Plus, it doesn't … [Continue reading]

Christmas Blessings

Christmas Puppy_bow

Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Cooper can't wait to share his excitement about his Christmas bow... Can't you tell he's thrilled? My parents hosted Christmas Eve, so I baked some sugar cookies--soft with loads of frosting on top. The best way! Cookies are my biggest weakness during the holidays! Knowing I would indulge quite a bit, I got in a simple but effective home CrossFit WOD. 10 rounds: 10 burpees 10 squats 10 push-ups (on knees) 10 plank toe taps Normally, I … [Continue reading]

Thank you!

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Thank you so much for all your well wishes with our news! I read every comment and usually try to respond, but I got a bit behind. Spencer and I are VERY excited--might as well use his real name!  I'll be sure to share more fit-pregnancy details and answer questions throughout. I'm 4 months along and have felt fantastic! I'm very thankful. ____________________ We got to share the news with Spencer's family for an early Christmas in Washington. A long day of travel means I'm in my … [Continue reading]

Christmas came early for us…

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