Life Lately

Hiiii everyone!

Whoa, it’s been over a month and a half since I last blogged! That is definitely the longest break I’ve taken, and honestly, I’m totally ok with it! While I like to blog, it is not a top priority, so it just happens when it happens. #lifeofamom

I love lists & bullet points, so I thought I’d share what life has looked like lately in bullet point form.

Summer 2016 highlights (so far)

  • Lake Powell Houseboat vacation!! It was SO much fun!! Definitely the best highlight of all!
  • swimming with the kids & hitting up water parks weekly
  • grilling food (at least 2-3x/week!)
  • teaching 6-7 fitness classes a week (most classes are just 30 mins. FYI)
  • working on my own fitness (intense, super short HIIT workouts at home) & filming short workouts for instagram
  • p.s. I’m loving having two instagram accounts (click to follow either ((I have to know who you are to follow the family one)): fitness / family)
  • hiking as a family
  • reading (go read The Nightingale like…’
  • watching shows with Jared & having such a blast being a wife to and parent with, him <3
  • making dinners for other people, hanging out with neighbors
  • visiting my sister & siblings who live semi-nearby!
  • passed my video assessment & got officially certified to teach POP Pilates (I teach 3x/week now)
  • cleaning & decluttering when both kids are either napping or semi-occupied!
  • launched BODYPUMP 98, CXWORX 23, & GRIT 17 recently! Such solid releases! (<—I’ll try & post reviews asap!)
  • attended Jared’s work party (an outdoor summer bash) as a family of four. it was SO much fun! (food trucks, live band, outdoor games, prizes, water fun) We danced, ate, played, ran around, & then watched fireworks. I love summer!

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Being a mom to my two girls is the best life! We’ve had so much fun this summer. I love being a mom!

Life is much busier with two kids than just one (duh), so my life took an sharp curve on the busy scale without my really noticing it….that’s why blogging sort of fell to the wayside. I’m sad I can’t write as much as I used to (because I enjoy it!), but I like to check in when I can!

I spend a more intentional amount of time on social media now (instead of mindlessly scrolling), and it’s awesome! I love connecting with positive people who are inspiring & motivating, and I enjoy having that vibe on my own pages as well.  <3 I’m not terribly social media savvy (I can NOT figure out snapchat for the life of me!!), but I do enjoy hearing when people use my workouts, or when they find something they like to eat or do that makes them feel strong & empowered.

One thing that I love with my workouts & life in general, is listen to music that is inspiring, & fun! Thanks to JLab Audio’s newest EPIC2 Bluetooth Wireless earbuds, that piece of my life has gotten even easier & more fun.

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Check those babies out!

Running sprints, busting out reps, and even listening to audibooks in my car, these wireless bluetooth headphones are the bomb.

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These are EPIC2 (the latest & greatest) and they’re now sweat & fitness proof. Plus the hardcase is very kid-friendly. 😉

other features include:

  • Crystal Clear Clarity (high-quality sound!)
  • 100% waterproof
  • longer battery life (by 4 hours!) than every competitor

My favorite part of all is that the cord is short (doesn’t get tangled easily), and there are clips included to clip up any of the cord if it still feels too long.

I’m a huge fan, thank you JLab!

Alright, everyone, have a wonderful MONDAY!!



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  1. Fiona MacDonald says:

    So happy to see a post in my email inbox! What a fun summer you’ve been having, can you believe our babies are no longer ‘babies’ well you have a month or so left…but Sully turned one yesterday…and it’s blowing my mind!! I have loved going on this journey with you (even though this was your second time around) ! I have heard the Nightengale is such a good book. I’ve been trying really hard to read more and watch less tv even just to take it down before bed ….

  2. Kaitlyn says:

    Loved seeing that you posted today :) I absolutely love and admire how much time you put towards living and enjoying life with your adorable family <3. Glad you're loving summer!

    • thanks, girl! And I hope you’re loving time away from social–feels good, eh??

      • Kaitlyn says:

        Yes! It’s actually been very eye-opening how much time I spent mindlessly scrolling without even realizing it!. Definitely enjoying the re-focus on what is truly important. I do miss seeing your posts though. Hope you’re continuing to enjoy time with your fan!

  3. Hiiiiiii! love hearing from you!!

  4. We are up to many of the same things! It’s hard to get motivated to post in the summer, too many fun things going on!

  5. Deb D says:

    I just finished The Nightingale and LOVED it, too! Great to see you at class today!



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