From Jenn

5 Ways I’m Staying Flexible This Year

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This sponsored post is written by me on behalf of Stayfree®. The opinions and text are all mine. It's well documented that I'm not the most flexible Fit Bottomed Girl in the house. I love yoga, but I tend to go for the strength and power variety instead of the bendy kind. And, I can sometimes …
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Third Trimester Pregnancy Workout Modifications: Weeks 33-38

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Holy goodness am I pregnant now. I recently wrote over on Fit Bottomed Mamas about how I have more of everything --- and I definitely have more baby in that belly. (And I'm writing this in early February, so by now, I could either have a baby out in the world or still be pregnant and have even …
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My Fitness Budget: What I Save on and Splurge on for Workouts

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Susan had the best idea for a Question of the Week about what we save on and what we splurge on when it comes to fitness. And, so far, the results have been super interesting! Susan invests in the comfort items but not a super crazy high-end bike, while Kristen spends more on gear and experiences …
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My Favorite January Tradition: Creating a Dream Board

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One my favorite January traditions --- and it's part of the January Fit Bottomed Challenge --- is creating a dream board! I've jabbered about how to make a dream board before, but I was so darn pleased with last year's results and so jazzed about my new one that I just had to talk about it again. I …
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9 Reasons to Resolve NOT to Diet This Year

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This time of year, it can be oh-so tempting to resolve to do everything differently. How familiar does this sound? This year, I will become Goddess of the Kitchen, cooking only the healthiest of meals and eating in all the time! This year, I will hit the gym six times a week without fail! I'll …
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Third Trimester Pregnancy Workout Modifications: Weeks 27-32

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Yep. I'm feeling --- and looking --- pretty pregnant these days! Now officially in my third trimester and with far less than three months to go, I'm sporting some of the stereotypical pregnancy symptoms these days: swollen feet and hands, a few cravings (lately cranberries and anything pickled --- …
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My Run Happy Resolutions for 2015 (With Giveaway!)

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The following post is sponsored by Brooks Running. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Last year, my Run Happy resolutions were all about me staying flexible, injury-free and getting faster. And, I'm happy to report that up until this summer, they mostly came true! I added mileage with …
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Kitchen Sink Soup: The Perfect Dinner When There’s “Nothing” in the House to Eat

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Ever heard of kitchen sink soup? Where you put whatever you have (but the kitchen sink) in a pot and turn it into an edible and hopefully delicious soup? Well, I have no real proof to back me up on this besides my husband's feedback and my own ego, but I'm going to go ahead and declare myself the …
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This One (Simple) Thing Changed My Health for the Better

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As the year starts rounding down (How did it become December? ... Seriously!), I naturally begin to reflect on the past 365 days. What worked ... what didn't. What successes I had and what "mistakes" I learned from. It's already been a year of a lot of firsts (with more to come in 2015!), but a few …
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The One Thing I’m Thinking About More on My Runs These Days

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I've always known that safety was important when running. I mean, the horror stories of runners being hit by cars are pretty terrifying, and I've always been one to be aware of my surroundings. But now that when I go out for a run it's not just me --- there are two of us --- my awareness of my, er, …
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