What a journey this has been! As I near the end of my pregnancy, I’m overcome by emotion- it is somewhat bittersweet, but mostly sweet! These last 9 and a half months, have been absolutely incredible and the journey that Rener and I have been on with Baby R, has made me more proud than ever to be a woman! I truly enjoyed my pregnancy (most of the time) and even though I am extremely nervous and anxious to give birth and be a momma for the first time, I can’t WAIT to meet this little man that has been growing inside of me!

I have so many emotions, and the strangest part of it all is that I have no idea when he will decide to come. It’s totally up to him! Rener and I will keep everyone posted on Baby R when he finally decides to join us in this world. My love and gratitude is overflowing from all the love and support we received during this pregnancy. Thanks to all!

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Hey Believers!

Now as you all know, keeping fit and enjoying an active lifestyle is right up there on my list of priorities, and becoming pregnant hasn’t changed that. However, I have noticed a shift in power- I am no longer entirely in charge of what my body needs or wants! There is a very strong willed, little one in there who is certainly dictating for the majority (… I wonder where they’re getting that from?!…) But seriously, for me, this has been the hardest thing to get used to. So what’s the answer?

 

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Hey Believers,

So I have something major I want to share with you all, and it’s solved one of my biggest pet-peeves while working out or training Jiu-Jitsu, and that is my hair being CONSTANTLY in my face!

Hands up, who’s constantly battling with hair falling in their face when they’re working out? Hands up, who’s really bored of this? And hands up, who would really appreciate an answer?!

Enter the Owl Be Sweatin’ headbands. Their headbands are absolutely fantastic! By staying firmly and comfortably in place, they allow me to exercise in total comfort, focusing solely on my technique & workout- NOT on pulling my sweatband, or hair, back into place!

This brilliant little discovery has truly added a more relaxed and eased dimension to my workout.

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The 4th Annual Gracie Immersion Camp will be very special! On June 17th, join the Gracie Family in Hawaii for a week of jiu-jitsu fun, tropical sun and incredible adventures! They will offer 4-Day and 7-Day packages with a variety of room packages at an amazing resort. This will be the best family jiu-jitsu vacation of the decade and you won’t want to miss it! Not only will you enjoy amazing Hawaiian adventures with the Gracie Family, but you will also train daily with fellow jiu-jitsu fanatics from around the globe! To learn more about the resort and exciting activities planned see below.

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a Women Empowered self-defense seminar at the annual Cherry Creek Diversity Conference at my old high school!  These groups of young women came together from all over the state of Colorado to participate in the conference, and my workshop was one of many that the students could participate in. Unfortunately, statistics suggest that 1 in 4 high school and college age women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.  My hopes are that each participant of the course left with a few techniques and self-defense principles under her belt that she can apply towards a safe and happy remainder of her high school and college career.

A special thanks to Tony Debelak & crew from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora for helping instruct the seminar! Here is some more information on their school if you are a Colorado native looking into self-defense jiu-jitsu training! Click Here.

For more information on participating in the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference next year, please visit http://cherrycreekdiversity.org!

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Believers,

Let’s take a journey! I’m so excited to share this with you. Check out this video where Rener and I head DEEP into the Amazon Rainforest for the most amazing vacation of our lives!

We stayed at the Ariau Towers Jungle Lodge and interacted with squirrel monkeys, pink river dolphins, red-belly piranhas, cayman crocodiles, indigenous amazonian tribes and more!

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Congratulations to Layla from Los Angeles, you are the winner of my holiday contest and a box of treats is on it’s way to you! Your holiday decorations were so festive and creative- I loved them.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here’s wishing you very happy New Year.

Check out Layla’s decorations, definitely inspiration for next year :)

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