Rethink your day with the new Polar Loop

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DISCLOSURE: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar. You guys all know how much I am LOVING being Ford’s Momma. Honestly, I’d be content to park myself in our rocking chair and hold him all day long. But… #1- that’s not possible – the bills have to be paid (they won’t take diapers for payment – bummer). And #2- I need to get back into shape. I gained a lot of weight when I was {Read More}

StrongerRX and the bump

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The great folks at StrongerRX sent me their “it’s all in the HIPS” tank to try out and review. And I gotta say, I love it. It’s soft and comfy (though it is a little snug around the baby bump) and I love the message on the back. It’s got a great athletic cut, doesn’t bunch up and doesn’t rub or chafe anywhere. I can’t wait to sport it after Baby Urie arrives and it fits a little (ahem) looser. It’s all {Read More}

Reasons Why I LOVE the CrossFit community

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You all know that I LOVE CrossFit. (It was love at first WOD way back in October 2011.) I’ve realized something this week. There is no family like CrossFit family. Earlier this week, fellow mother and CrossFit athlete, Katrina Lawrence, passed away while giving birth to her 6th child. You can read the KSL article HERE.  Katrina was an athlete at Viking CrossFit (my old stomping grounds and where my love for CrossFit started), and though I didn’t know her {Read More}

Utah’s Strongest Chick Competition

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Last Saturday I got to compete in Elevated CrossFit‘s FIRST ‘Utah’s Strongest Chick’ competition. We threw the competition together kind of last-minute after the boys got to compete in ‘Utah’s Strongest Athlete’ competition (which, sadly, did not include the ladies) and we were all kind of jealous. We invited gyms from all over Utah County and SLC. We had 3 weight categories, plus a “Knocked Up” category (that was for me – Thanks Tyson!). Here’s what we had to do: {Read More}

Polar ft40 Heart Rate Monitor Review

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Happy New Year everybody! I’m only a few (okay… a lot of) days late. Diz and I have been battling nasty head colds and we’ve (well, I’ve) been checked out of the internet/social media world for the last little while (and our internet has been down & we were at the mercy of our landlord trying to fix it, which took about 4 days…). I’d like to tell you that we’re feeling better, but I think we just keep re-infecting {Read More}

I got my Mom to CrossFit! & a Reebok Coupon

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Remember my previous post about bringing all the blogger girls to Elevated CrossFit for ‘Guest Days’? Well on the last day I was somehow able to convince my Mom, Joanna & Carly to join me! Let’s just call it a #CrossFitMiracle My Mom has always been a little (okay – a lot) afraid of CrossFit. She worries about not being able to move for a week after, not knowing the movements, and not being able to move for a week {Read More}

hoping & wishing

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Along with all the puppy stress we’ve had this week, I’ve also been struggling with some unexplained back pain. On Tuesday afternoon at work, I noticed a tweaking pain in my back. I have absolutely NO idea what I did to cause it. I went to CrossFit that night and did the workout, which included some push presses & Elizabeth (Cleans and Ring Dips {modified}) – but my back didn’t hurt during the workout. I used the lacrosse ball to {Read More}

#GetAfterIt goals – CHECK!

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Remember the post where I mentioned my #GetAfterIt CrossFit goals? Ya know… Back Squats & Deadlifts over 200 lbs & Pull Ups & Hand Stand Push Ups?! Well, I got the Deadlift goal 3 days after I posted my video (205lbs). 2 weeks after I posted my #getafterit goals, I got my (huge) Back Squat goal at 225lbs.   I’m happy (more like ecstatic) to tell you guys that in the last 24 hours I achieved the other 2 goals! On {Read More}

Come CrossFit with ME! FOR FREE!

CrossFit for FREE at Elevated CrossFit SPRINGVILLE UTAH

Attention! Attention! I have 5 guest passes for Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. There are classes in the morning and evening on Thursday and Friday, and one class on Saturday morning. I know Megan and Janae are coming with me on Thursday night, who else wants to come and experience CrossFit? You KNOW you want too! I will help show you the ropes and help you feel comfortable (well as comfortable as possible while working out!) and answer any {Read More}

How to stay MOTIVATED during the Holidays

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After the end of our Whole Life Challenge I was worried that we’d fall off the wagon and fall back into old habits. Luckily, we’ve done pretty well. We did splurge quite a bit last weekend, but on Monday we were back on track. However, with the holidays coming temptation to slack on our diet and workouts is HIGH. There are going to be parties and treats and family dinners all the time. But, we don’t want to lose all {Read More}