Friday, December 30, 2011

Serious Arm Envy

This past weekend I got to spend time with my Gal Pal Jess from blondeponytail. Jess and I went to high school together and have reconnected through the blogger world.

Jess came back in town for the holidays and let me practice my teaching skills on her! I am in the process of becoming a Stott Certified Pilates Instructor and have to complete several hours of student teach before I can take my certification test. So Jess met me down at Pilates Center of Omaha for a Reformer One Session to help me out!

First let me say....she is sooooo much fun to work with. She is strong, willing to try anything, and is always smiling!

Seriously.... Look at her G-U-N-S !

I have total shoulder envy!

As you can see....She did an awesome job! 

Jess is a  2012 fitfluential Ambassador and I love reading her blog. Click here

She partnered up with NUUN and came to our class bearing gifts!

Yup....Team In Training NUUN! I can't wait to share with my TEAM this season! 

Thanks Jess!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A New Kiddo For Christmas

Yup...we got another foster child placed with us this week. Our first placement, "Izzy", came to us the week before Christmas too. "Izzy" stayed with us for 6 months and I'm happy to report that "Izzy" was placed into a great adoptive home.

"C.J." came to live with us Monday. He is a big kid for his age (3) and he and Wes seem to be getting along very well. "C.J." has parents who are still both involved! He has visits with both Mom and Dad several times per week! We just got done making arrangements for him to spend time with both parents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! 

Guess who I got to hang out with today???

Here's a little hint....

Stay tuned for some killer pics of our workout together!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's December???

I got in a great 7 mile run this morning with Team In Training. So far, training for another full marathon has been awesome! It was sunny at 36 degrees for our run this morning. It was a really nice run, sunshine and great company make the miles fly by!

After the run, the Hubby and I went out to brunch and then headed over to pick up our little man from an overnight at my parent's house. 

It crept up to 48 we headed to the zoo!


If you have not been to the Omaha Henry Doorly are missing out. Even in the winter time it is just awesome! It has the largest Cat Complex in North America, the world's largest nocturnal and indoor swamp, the world's largest indoor rain forest,  and the world's largest indoor desert. Click HERE for more info!

All in all a great day! Then when you consider it is makes it even better!

If you do hit the gym....check out my fitness blog to read about some great workout ideas for the treadmill!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy

This week has been nuts! Between training myself....running a business..... and beginning to manage another one......this chick it tired. 

But it is all worth it. 

One of the best part about the holiday season is that it  gives you time to focus on what means the most to you in your life...

My "Deep Thoughts" for today....

Having kids isn't just about taking care of's about turning babies into productive, caring citizens. 
It's about creating a brighter future.
Maybe even one with a pretty cool kid who thinks he's a rockstar!

 It's about working hard, loving what you do, and being proud of who you are.

 It's about taking time to let yourself be silly.

It's about doing something that matters. Being good to yourself and to others.

Don't get lost in the holiday bustle. Stop to take time to appreciate why you are bustling !

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A True Winter Run

Winter has officially hit the heartland! 

It is week 2 of training for the Country Music Marathon in Nashville! 

6 miles on the schedule today. We had to steer clear of our usual route due to ice so we ended up taking a much hillier loop through the Boystown campus. This is a tough loop on a sunny day.....but when it is 13 degrees out when you's even tougher!

Luckily I picked up a special hat for my winter training season this year....

Notice the "sweat frost" around Mickey's ears and my eyebrows....

did I mention it was 13 degrees out???

"Hey Jack Frost....Mickey and I are about to make you my b*#ch!" 

Check out the super yummy recipe at the fitness blog ... CLICK HERE

How is your winter training going???

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My newest obsession: Avocado!

Yup....I have recently become totally obsessed with Avocado! I love them! 
On Friday I made homemade guacamole, simple ingredients and super good!
Today I made breakfast burritos with eggs, bacon, pepper jack cheese, salsa, and sliced avocado....they were awesome. 

Avocado's aren't exactly super foods but they are low in sodium, low in saturated fat,  and cholesterol free.
There creamy texture allows you to use them in place of sour cream....which makes them a healthier option.

More tidbits on the avocado....

How to Select
Choose avocados with firm skin and no soft spots, firm but yielding to gentle pressure when ripe.
How to Store
Store unripe avocados in paper bag at room temperature. Refrigerate when ripe for 2-3 days.

Go check out my fitness blog to read more about seasonal fruits and veggies!  kendall personal fitness