Monday, April 21, 2014

I need new running shoes

The last time I got new running shoes was in December of 2012, Sean bought me my current pair Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s for Christmas. They are so pretty, they replaced my Mizuno Wave Inspire 8s.

I really like these shoes for my feet. Now, I know you are saying WHY are you still wearing a pair of shoes from 2012. Well, I got pregnant and barely did any running, in fact I barley walked due to round ligament pain. I decided it was time for a new pair. I went to Online Shoes to look at the latest styles.

I instantly went eeeewwwww as I just wasn't feeling the new color scheme.  I don't know why they just weren't right for me.
I decided it was time to look for a new shoe for me, my requirements being:
  • moderate stability
  • light weight
  • cute color (of course)
Shoes that are on my list - all three brands I have worn at some point, but I have been wearing the Muzino Wave Inspire since 2011.
  1. Mizuno Wave Rider 17
  2. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14
  3. Asics Gel-Cumulus 15

If I was going solely on looks I would order the Mizunos, I have had both older version of the Brooks and Asics, but can't remember why I switched. I will let you all know when I decided.

The best part about shopping on Online Shoes, is free shipping and free return shipping. If they don't workout I can just send them back.

What are you favorite pair of running shoes?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

not our eggs
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!  We colored eggs on Saturday and I didn't have enough clean glasses so we colored them in wine glasses. :)

 I hope your day is filled with eggs, candy and most of all fun with your families.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


This week I was challenged - the challenge was is to help our company reach 10,000 consultants. It is crazy to think that out company is just two-and-a-half years old and we are just about to reach 10K!

Perfectly Posh is not very well known in my area, the consultant number is low, less then 200 last time I counted. In fact many people don't even know what Perfectly Posh is.

Perfectly Posh is a company that specializes in FUN purely pampering skincare products that are good for you! Our products are naturally based, highly organic and free of parabens, paraffin, sulfates, phthalates, soy and gluten ingredients. They are made in the USA, and they are all Buy 5 Get the 6th FREE!

We have body butters, sugar and salt scrubs, lotions, body washes, foot care, lip care, hair products and more. But BEST OF ALL, they are AFFORDABLE! Prices start at $4 and nothing is over $24!

To reach our 10K in consultants we are having a #poshboom right now! That means that all new consultants and their sponsors receive a limited edition t-shirt. The consultants who get the most recruits are going to win amazing prizes also.  

If you have never tried Perfectly Posh I would love for you to leave me a message and I can send you some samples  for free. I love the product and really love sharing it with everyone.  If you just want to know more drop me a line.

Follow me on Facebook at here and visit my website Posh by Jen.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Finding the time

Thursday, I got creative with my workout and nap time. I had to run errands and I knew the little one would fall asleep in the car. The problem is I have two small dogs that like to bark. If I carry her back in the house in her car seat the dogs back, and most of the time the baby wakes up.

When I got home I pulled into my normal carport space but didn't get out of the car. I sat there and thought about how I could get my workout in. I decided to pull my car into the garage, which is a challenge in itself since I have an SUV and my garage was designed for a Mini or at least the entrance was.  We have a tandem garage which means it is super long. The good part is I have a workout area in the back where my treadmill and bike are sitting in front of a TV.

I decide that I would just leave the little one asleep in the car. Run upstairs and get my workout DVD and come back and do it in the garage.  This was a total win.

Little miss was able to complete her nap and I was able to do my ChaLean Extreme Burn Circuit workout. She ended up waking up just at the end so I moved her out of the car to watch and finished up.  Not ideal situation, but I am working on getting my workouts in and not making excuse why I can't get them done.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


1. I have completed both my 2 out of 3 runs so far this week with another run scheduled for Saturday. So far so good on week 1 of 10K training.  My left knee is giving me a bit of trouble, but I am trying to just take care of it and keep moving. Last time I started running my right knee gave me troubles, turned out to be the IT band, so I know the drill on how to rehab it.

2. Sleep training still sucks.  This little one has a strong will and once she falls asleep wakes up a few hours later even more hysterical, so I am not sure how well this is working.

3.  I am sad to see the rain back in Washington. Yes, I know many of you got snow the other day but I dislike the dreary weather. I have also gotten used to taking the kiddo out for a walk/run during the day. When it rains we don't go out. She is still a little young to be taking out in the rain. This means that I hit my treadmill last night, oh how I missed my treadmill. My run only called for two miles, but it felt great to get them done.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rookie mistake

Monday, I went out for a run and grabbed my Garmin. I figured I was only going 2.5 miles, but I might as well start using it. I went on my local path which is flat and allows me to push the stroller without any problem.

As I was making my way back to my car, I took a turn. I figured I would run up and back to add an extra half mile. I looked at my watch at the turn around point and realized that I had stopped it at some point. Doh! I turned it back on LOCKED the bezel and finished my run. I got back to my car and my mileage was off. So I decided to run back up the little out and back again. I wanted my Garmin to say 2.5 miles.  Pretty sure, I ended closer to 3 miles but know next time I will remember to lock the bezel. 

During my run, I wore this top I picked up earlier in the day from Costco. It was GREAT! I plan to go back and get more. I think they were only $9.99 and it was comfortable and cute. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sleep Training Hell

I feel off blogging and all things fitness last week as we entered the dreaded sleep training hell. My kiddo is 8.5 months and has spent more time then I would like sleeping in my bed. While I have no issues with co-sleeping, I would just like my bed to be for me and my husband.  My sleep also suffers when she sleeps with me, I worry to much and wake up all stiff from not moving.

We had her sleeping in this thing called a rock and play, which is a pretty cool little hammock like thing. Which was great and all, until she figured out how to get out of it. It does have straps to strap them in, but I have not been able to successfully strap her in an keep her asleep. She is a mommies girl and would rather cuddle with mom then sleep in her own crib. 

I have spent my evenings trying to unsuccessfully, get her to sleep in her crib. Saturday night she finally fell asleep on her own, to wake up at midnight hysterical and refusing to go back to sleep in her room. This causes an issues because she shares a room with her sister.  I hate listening to her cry, but I also don't want her in my bed forever as my sleep suffers.

At this point, I am not sure what we are going to do - I am not sure how many more unsuccessful nights of sleep training I can take before I just go back to having her sleep with us. I fear she may never sleep in her crib, it might become the most useless baby item we have purchased.

Now I continue my life sleep deprived and have a super ambitious workout week planned to try to get me back on track.  I have merged together my 10K plan of last week and the ChaLean Extreme Burn Phase plan (I got my DVDs back from a friend last week).

Monday: Burn Circuit / 2.5 mile run
Tuesday: Burn Circuit
Wednesday: Burn Intervals & Ab Burner / 2 mile run
Thursday: Burn Circuit
Friday: Burn it Off & Recharge
Saturday: 3 mile run
Sunday: Easter  / Rest

How was your weekend? Any advice on sleep training from parents out there? I feel like a rookie, my first was super easy.