Meet Jadelyn

 This week is an all FIVE FOR FRIDAY week!  I have some lovely mamas lined up for you to meet!  Enjoy!

Can you imagine what it will be like when your kiddos start driving and looking at colleges?  I can’t – it kinda scares me.  Well today’s mama knows all about that craziness as she and her handsome hubby are currently navigating those waters.  Jadelyn has two ridiculously good-looking and kind hearted kids.  (I need to learn how she’s been able to do that….)  She is a super nice, outgoing person, but don’t mess with her.  This is a crossfit-fit mama!  Jadelyn, her hubby and her kiddos are all very dedicated to their FCCF workouts.  And it’s paying off!  Jadelyn recently turned a beloved hobby into a business.  It’s always inspiring to hear about people that can make their passion their business.  You can check out her photography business, Alvarez Photos here.

Meet Jadelyn


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Meet Cam!

Hey mamas!

Happy Valenitine’s Day!  I hope you have a great day!  Smooches to each and every one of you!!!  I wish I could give you all a bouquet of my favorite flowers.  So here’s a virtual bouquet.


It’s Friday and we all know what the means!  Meet Cam.  I’ve known Cam for about as long as I’ve known my husband.  He, Cam, and Ricky all went to high school together.  But Nick and Cam knew each other even before that.  They go way back…all the way to elementary school!  Cam is the kinda girl that calls it like she sees it.  She’ll give you the shirt off her back if you need it.  She has a 6th sense about people.  She can instantly be able to tell if something is bothering you.  And she wants to know what it is so she can fix it.  She’s great with her boys and she’s awesome with everyone else’s kids too.  Cam is always the calm cool and collected mom.  Don’t get me wrong, she’s not a pushover, she’s just mellow.  We know that she’s an amazing cook, especially of the Paleo variety, but she’s also crazy creative.  She is a whiz with invitations and she started making Cam wraps.  If you are a crossFitter, you know what these are all about.


Hi ladies, my name is Cam Harder, you may remember me from my Paleo posts from a few weeks back.  I am excited to be back again so soon for Five for Friday.  I will start by saying I have lived in Folsom since I was 2 years old and have NEVER left, I know shocking!!  I married my high school sweetheart 13 years ago and have been together for a grand total of 19 years, ok now I feel old.





We have two handsome little boys Drake (8) and Issac (6).  We are a very active family that does just about everything together.  When Ricky and I first got pregnant everyone teased us that our lives were going to change so much once we have kids.  I’m happy to say it hasn’t changed that much.


Yes, we now have double the sports to attend and a lot more homework to do, but our motto has always been “our kids will live our lives, we won’t live theirs”.


We all do sports year around and as you will quickly figure out below we are all obsessed with CrossFit, especially Folsom City CrossFit.  I hope you enjoy my Five for Friday.


Currently Coveting

My Reebok Nano 2.0’s!! I just spent the last 3 days on my feet for total of 24 hours working a Showcase at my company’s annual sales conference.  After the three long days in boots and flats, I slid my feet into my Nano’s and all of the hurt was gone.


I wear these shoes every day for CrossFit but never truly appreciated their comfort as much as I did after those long three days of standing on a concrete floor.  I struggled with arch and shoe problems for a while when training for half marathons.  I ended up with injury after injury because of my running shoes, I never found the shoe that worked for me.  So when I started CrossFit a year and a half ago, I was really nervous to try a flat shoe that didn’t give me much support.  To my surprise Reebok Nano 2.0’s was just what my foot needed.  I am a “take-off-my-shoes-the-minute-I-walk-into-my-house” kinda girl, but when I am wearing my Nano’s I often don’t kick them off until I am heading up to bed.  These are good for more than just CrossFit folks.  I bought my mom a pair and she wears them for walking and loves them too!!


Reebok Nano 2.0 $109.99

I really love my…

Anything Lululemon!!  “Hi, my name’s Cam Harder and I’m an addict, a Lulu addict.”  I blame this horrible addiction on my best friend Nicole!  What are best friends for, if not to take the blame for your shopping addictions?  I love anything and everything that this company makes.  But my two top favorites are their In The Flow Crops, I seriously own them in every color and their Mula Bandhawear Thongs.  These crops and underwear are God’s gift to any girl that works out.  Part of the reason I love Lulu so much is I struggled for a really long time to find a brand of workout clothes that I didn’t spend my workout fighting with.  I had tried every brand under the moon when my BFF introduced me to Lululemon and the rest is history.  The In The Flow Crop is my all-time favorite for many reasons but the #1 reason being the waist band.  Let’s face it my two sweet, adorable little boys left me with some extra skin after they exited the womb.  The waist band on the In the Flow Crops rides high enough to keep everything tucked in without the uncomfortable cutting into my skin leaving everything nice and smooth.  The Wunder Under (high/low) fits the same way.


In The Flow Crop $78  


Wunder Under (high/low) $92

Guilty pleasure…

Have I mentioned Lululemon yet?  Ok I know this is totally over kill and I swear I don’t work for Lululemon (although I sometimes wish I did).  This is my total guilty pleasure, if I could spend my whole paycheck at this store I would in a heartbeat.  I know I told you I really love my In the Flow Crops and my Wunder Under (high/lows) but I would live in this top all day every day if my husband would let me.  The Healthy Heart pullover is my favorite top by far.  I wear it with jeans, leggings, crops and shorts.  Did I say I wear it all the time?  I have it in black, but I REALLY hope they make it again and in more colors.  I just might buy them ALL!!  That’s the one disadvantage to Lulu, if you don’t jump on it you might miss out of a gem.  So if you see something you love buy it!!  Because I guarantee you that within a week or so it will be gone.  So what are you doing?  Go shopping at Lulu NOW!!


Fave beauty items:

Clinique’s High Impact Curling Mascara.  All I can say is amazing!!  I have been using this for a new years now and love it.  It is smudge, flake, smear-resistant for up to 24 eye-opening hours. It is tear proof (I have tested it) but is removed easily with warm water.  If I just don’t feel like washing my face after a night of wine and dancing with my girls.  I don’t wake up a scary mess either.


Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara $16.00


If you caught what I said in my first fave beauty item I’m not that great at washing my face each night.  I know I know, I get in trouble for this all the time.  But a product that I just love and keeps my skin in good balance comes from my good friend Shannon at Sugar Mama’s Skin Studio.  I have really dry skin and working out 6 days a week doesn’t help.  So I was my face as often as I remember with Lemieux Peptide Foaming Cleanser.

Recent mommy moment…

As I mentioned earlier, I’m a MOB (mom of boys) and I wear that badge proudly.  I am actually really happy I didn’t have a girl because as girly as I am, I’m just a “boy mom” at heart.  I don’t give my sympathy to falls, the words out of my mouth after falls are usually something along the lines of “Is there blood?” or I yell “Safe!!”  like they just made the game winning slide into home plate.  Every once in a while, I wish I had a girl in the house with me.  It usually hits me when I’m getting a pedicure and the mom and daughter next to me are so darn cute together.  But this next “moment” is one where I was for sure wishing I could roll my eyes at the boys with my daughter.

I’m downstairs making dinner, the hubs is on the couch and the boys are running around being crazy with their walkie talkies.  Issac my youngest was down in the kitchen with me and Drake was upstairs.  Issac says, “Drake, Drake, come in Drake.  DRAKE!!  WHAT ARE YOU DOING DRAKE?”  Yes he was yelling at this point and it’s DEAD quiet on the other end.  All of a sudden I hear “PPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS” that’s right ladies, Drake was in the bathroom peeing with the walkie talkie on so Issac could hear him.  We all started laughing hysterically and all I could do was shake my head and say “Boys!!”.

Love it all!  Cam is, seriously, the best!  Thanks for taking the time to share all your tips, favorites, and mom moment with us!

Have a great Valentine’s Day!


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Teachable Tuesday

Hey mamas!

FCCF at the lake

On Saturday I had the pleasure of doing a mystery WOD with FCCF at Folsom Lake, or what’s left of it.

folsom lake

If you’re not a local, the top picture is what the lake looks like now and the bottom is what it should look like.  Clearly, it’s scary low.  For the past month I have seen countless families and people park (like, thousands of cars the lining streets around the lake entries) and take their kids and dogs to explore what’s left of the lake.  You see, there used to be a town called Mormon Island that grew out of a settlement along the American River during the Gold Rush Days.  Well, a fire destroyed the town in 1856 and they never rebuilt.  They moved the cemetery and made plans to flood what was left of the town to create Folsom Damn.  At the height of the town there were 2500 people and several buildings.  Today, people have been exploring the ruins of the old town, a bridge or two that would have been submerged under water, and probably countless pairs of sunglasses that have dropped off boats throughout the years.

Anyway, this experience made me think about water conservation.  I’m not the picture of conservation by any stretch, but I think this was the wake-up call I needed to get better about it and to teach my children about it.

In a perfect world all our houses would be as effective at water and energy conservation as this.  But in the meantime here are a few things we can do to teach our kids and ourselves about being water conscious.

-Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or washing your hands

-Wash full loads of clothes

-Have your kids take a shower instead of a bath

(if you can – my 2 year old won’t!) Set your phone timer to 5 minutes and make it a game to see if they can wash everything in time.

-Pour any leftover water (from a glass you didn’t finish) into your plants.

-Plant drought resistant plants for spring instead of the usual flowers.

-Create a “grey water” barrel at your downspout and use that to water your plants.

-Talk about it! 

Seriously, just talking about it will help them understand and they will keep  you on task too.  Here are a few books to check out to help drive the point home.


Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water? by Robert E. Wells


The Magic School Bus At The Waterworks by Joanna Cole


Does your kid love video games and know a lot about water conservation?  Well they should play this game.

Move the water-efficiency hero Flo through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water-wasting monsters. Use the information you’ve learned on this Web site to test your knowledge.

Looks like edutainment to me!

Mamas, take your kids to Folsom Dust Bowl to explore!  Just be ready to talk about conservation and why there is no more water in the lake.  I’m sure they’ll have tons of questions.  I can’t wait to take mine!


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Runners workout and some comfort Paleo comfort food

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Our resident CrossFit coach, my handsome hubby Nick, is back!  He’s an awesome coach, you can see him in action at Folsom City CrossFit.

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Workout Wednesday – Paleo Meatballs and New Gear!

Cam and Ricky a FCCF


Remember Cam from last week?  She’s back and this time with some delicious meatballs!

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Workout Wednesday


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Calm down ladies, he’s taken!

Happy New Year!  Sorry this post is so late today, my sequin pants and I had a grand old time last night.  Such a good time that I was very very tired this am….

So, in the spirit of new year, new you (don’t really change though, I like you just the way you are) I have a fabulous workout you can do at home while the kiddos are napping or at the gym, wherever really.

I live with a Cross Fit coach!  My handsome hubby.  Here’s a post just for you by my hubster with some cool moves you can do at home to help get you in shape to run that half marathon or just to wear that super hot mini skirt!  I just LOVE this guy!


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