Learning from Legend

Elisabeth Akinwale Seminar - Kohler Created

Over the weekend, I had the extreme fortune of attending a seminar with 4x CrossFit Games competitor Elisabeth Akinwale. It’s rare we get these types of opportunities in our area. We’re not remote, but we’re 2 hours from both St. Louis and Kansas City, so a little outlying. I was excited not only because someone […]

Start ‘em early

Neighborhood walk - Kohler Created

So as I mentioned in our weekly meal planning post, the schedule at our gym has changed, pushing childcare back to the 6:30 pm class, which some parents might know puts us dangerously close to the “witching hour.” I think the biggest thing I overlooked going into parenting is that going to bed is a […]

5 Month Update

Kaitlan 5 month update! - Kohler Created

Yup, officially dropping the postpartum, these updates are all about Beeb! Here is her 5 month update: Month 5 has probably been the most significant month developmentally yet. She hit this week about halfway through where it felt like she became a completely different person. She rolled over, started using syllables, gained a neck, and […]

CrossFit Open Intramural FRENZY


Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s been a blitz of a week so far! The 2015 CrossFit Open starts this week and while it’s always met with a warm response from our gym, it’s never been anything overwhelming. Until this year. I can’t even remember what day it was, but a week and a half ago, Tyler (one […]

Week 3: Whole30/Nutrition Challenge

kaitlan eating cauliflower - Kohler Created

I ate my weight in salad and meat last week — and loved every minute of it. For me, being half-way through any challenge marks a shift in mindset from survival to planning ahead. I hit a rough patch about midway through the week, but when I came out on the other side (despite a […]

Vitamin D

Pork Butt - Kohler Created

A few random ditties from the weekend. We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend! After getting down into the negatives last week, it got to nearly 70 on Saturday! We got outside and took a really long walk. Kaitlan is officially old enough for the front-facing attachment on the stroller — and she LOVES it. She […]

Week 2: Whole30/Nutrition Challenge

bacon-wrapped pineapple - Kohler Created

Week 2 feels much calmer than week 1, isn’t that always the case? While it still wasn’t perfect, I feel more motivated because I’m feeling the results. And I think I know why. We were having a discussion on our Challenge Facebook group and one of our members hit my biggest issue on the head: […]

Week 1: Whole30/Nutrition Challenge

Whole30/Nutrition Challenge: Week 1 - Kohler Created

Well — it didn’t go as I hoped, but I’ve managed to do okay, mostly thanks to Neil’s cooking. We kind of went into this week on the fly because we are finally fixing the storm damage to our ceiling and as a result didn’t get a lot of planning/prep in. Additionally Kaitlan and I […]

Preparing for your Whole30/Nutrition Challenge


Hey everyone! So last week I wrote about our Whole30 Challenge coming up at the gym, and I wanted to give you a little bit of an update! After writing my post, I talked to a few more members and they were in kind of a similar “life” place that I was with Whole30. They […]

4 months postpartum


We were in her 4-month doctor’s appointment yesterday when I realized she was going to be 5 months old this week and that I hadn’t done her 4-month update yet. I’m not late, but it’d be nice to not get caught up and end up several weeks behind…again. If you’re a parent, you no doubt […]