A Saturday Survey…”Taking Stock”

by Jen on October 25, 2014

I hope everyone is having a great Saturday! My Saturdays are generally my “feel like a normal human” days. I teach yoga in the mornings and then do all the farmers market, house cleaning, working out, pampering, relaxing, friend kind of stuff.

My friend Terri shared a fun survey kind of post today so I thought I’d play along since I usually keep Saturday blog posts on the light side if I don’t take the day off from blogging.

Making: plans for yoga workshops I’ll be leading in the the next few months (I can’t believe 2015 is right around the corner)
Cooking: lots of fall roasted veggies. This week was beets, broccoli, carrots/parsnips/mushrooms and right now I have sweet potatoes in the oven.
Drinking: coffee, green smoothies, water and hot tea…the usual!
Reading: Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map. I loved The Fire Starter Sessions and reading The Desire Map at night before bed has been ah-mazing.

Wanting: to try Kalettes. I just saw this in Shape magazine today. What is it!? Has anyone tried it?
Looking: for connection.
Playing: NOT safe and getting out of my comfort zone.

Wasting: time watching Scandal. I just watched the episode “Like Father,  Like Daughter” episode last night and OMG! Olivia’s face here is kind of how I felt about it!
Sewing: seriously? No…there is no sewing happening here.
Wishing: I had a crystal ball…but loving the journey! :)
Enjoying: the amazing fall weather we’re having in Charlotte. It’s been an unbelievable fall.
Waiting: to put on my Uggs for the first time. I’m holding out as long as I can!

Liking: my new cut and color. It had been five months and it was long overdue! I feel like a new woman. I know you can’t really tell but I kept it long and added a lot of layers up front so I actually feel like I have some style.
Wondering: if I can pull off getting my 500-hour yoga teacher training certification in the next year. It would be seriously incredible if I could.

Loving: this song…and many others. I’ll post a playlist in the next couple of days. I downloaded tons of good new music this weekend.
Hoping: that my half marathon goes well. It’s less than three weeks away. It will be my first half in four years!
Marveling: over my bodies ability to run as happy and healthy as I have during this training cycle.


Needing: to practice more yoga. It’s my winter goal post-half marathon. I’d love to get back to daily practice.
Smelling: my house smells like fall and vanilla thanks to candles and Bath and Body Works Wallflowers.
Wearing: scarves. I don’t love cold weather but I do love a cozy scarf. I rarely take them off.

Following: my intuition and heart…which isn’t always the easiest thing to do even when it’s the right thing.
Noticing: how much better I feel since I’ve been getting in bed earlier and focusing on more rest.
Knowing: that’ I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be right now.
Thinking: about how lucky I am to have such amazing friends and a great support system here in Charlotte.
Feeling: so freaking sore from the squat workout I did on Thursday. I am dying.
Bookmarking: pages in The Desire Map. Seriously y’all. It’s good.
Opening: a bag of pumpkin seed tortilla chips from ALDI. They even have a hint of cinnamon in them. Salty and slightly sweet. Yum!

Giggling: over this. Oh Pinterest.

Okay, your turn. Answer one, answer five, answer them all. Play along!


What I’ve Been Cooking For Dinner + What I’ve Been Reading

by Jen October 24, 2014

Happy Friday! I have been super good about cooking and eating at home this week despite a busy work schedule. I only ate one meal out…dinner on Monday night. The key to this is being prepared! I did a major Whole Foods trip last Sunday to stock the kitchen full of fruits, veggies, breakfast and lunch […]

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Must Try Smoothie and Salad Combinations

by Jen October 23, 2014

Hey, hey! I hope you’ve all had a great week. I wanted to pop in quickly to share a new smoothie and salad combo that I’m loving this week. The star ingredients of the smoothie are pumpkin, almond butter and chocolate coconut granola. The team at Cascadian Farm sent me two different flavors of their […]

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Let’s Get Some Sleep: Stopping Sleep Deprivation

by Jen October 22, 2014

Right on the heels of my crazy “Monday in the life” post, I want to talk about something serious. Sleep. Often, my nights are late and my mornings are early. It’s fairly normal for me to go to sleep around 11:15-11:30 p.m. and get up at 4:55 a.m. That’s an average of a little over […]

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Monday in the Life

by Jen October 21, 2014

Hey there. I am moving fast…but it’s a blur of good. I woke up at 1 a.m. last night and started to panic about everything that I have on my plate (the middle of the night will do that to you every time!) but I reframed my anxiety to focus on feeling gratitude for the […]

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