Two Weeks Postpartum

2 weeks postpartum - Kohler Created

Disclaimer: For some, writing openly about nutrition, diet, weight loss and a return to fitness postpartum is controversial. If you find this post triggering or off-putting, feel free to pass these posts by when they appear. Everyone’s journey is different in unique, and while I definitely don’t intend to make anyone feel bad or question […]

CrossFit in 3rd trimester

Inov-8 Fastlift 335

I thought I’d update you guys on how workouts are going since I haven’t really made them part of the weekly updates in a while. It’s mostly because I’ve been talking about the child preparation classes and house prep we’ve been doing for MK and tacking them onto the end of the posts feels like […]

Memorial Day CrossFit “Murph” WOD

CrossFit Fringe - Jefferson City CrossFit - Murph

I can’t believe this is already the third year of doing “Murph” for Neil! It was only my second year (the first year I did a half-marathon over Memorial Day weekend), but it’s something we definitely look forward to every year. Not only is it a way to connect with our CrossFit community, many of […]

My Pregnancy Nutrition, Smart or Controversial?

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - Kohler Created

I think it goes without saying that expectant parents want the best for their unborn children. However I personally think not all parents are aware just how big of a role they can play while their child is in utero. Nutrition is a key area, and during pregnancy a conscious attention to diet (or way […]

Friday Link-Up

Kaitlan Kohler Ultrasound - Kohler Created

Big news that I wanted to share ahead of actually getting a full weekly recap up: we’re having a little girl! The ultrasound tech was right! We are so excited! If she’s anything like me, I’m definitely in for it. Hopefully she’ll forgive me for posting her lady parts on the internet. We also got […]

19 Weeks Pregnant: Is it time for a checklist?

Pregnancy & Birth Checklists - Kohler Created

Being 19 weeks pregnant has initiated a gut reality check that I am halfway through and that on the other side of what feels like a few mere weeks, I (and Neil of course) will be responsible for another human being. There are so many books, checklists, and things to do, that it feels completely […]

18 Weeks Pregnant: The Big Reveal…or Not

Paleo Lunch Salad - Kohler Created

18 weeks pregnant! If you follow me around social media, you might have seen me mention that this was the big week we were supposed to find out what we are having. It’s not critical information, but I was excited to find out. Having to call the baby “it” or “they” gets old rather quickly, […]

Heidi Klum (HKNB) for New Balance Review


As you know, I was recently chosen to be a Women’s Health Action Hero for 2014. Part of that opportunity encompasses raising money and awareness for Run 10 Feed 10, and the other is a more traditional ambassadorship program. One of the first opportunities we’ve been given as ambassadors is to review workout gear from […]

CrossFit during Pregnancy: First Trimester

Jessica Kohler - CrossFit Fringe - Columbia MO

6 weeks pregnant Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor do I advocate my experience is right for everyone. Please consult a doctor before embarking on any new fitness regimen, especially during pregnancy.  Yes. CrossFit during pregnancy. I’m sure those two words alone will set my blog up for SEO for quite a while […]

First Trimester Pregnancy Recap

Pregnancy - First Trimester Recap - Kohler Created

First, thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and messages. They mean so much and they just made that week all the more special. It’s exciting to be out in the open now and able to share this experience! I don’t even know how to approach writing about pregnancy. On one hand, I’d […]