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January 2011

  • Yummy and Cute


    It makes my  heart happy that you are enjoying reading about my yoga teacher training experience. It is such an important thing in my life right now and writing about it feels so good. Thank you for your positive feedback and encouraging comments. I smiled all day as I read them! Let's talk about something [...]

  • Weekend Part One: Joyful Exhaustion


    I'm going to have to break my weekend recap into two or three posts. First up, yoga teacher training in review while it's all still very fresh. Then tomorrow I'll post a recap of all my eats and hopefully also an overview of what happened with Brandon and Sullie while I was gone. There are [...]

  • I Love Yoga Teacher Training


    Hey guys! I hope you've enjoyed Friday and that your weekend is off to a good start. Mine certainly is - I had great day at work and yoga teacher training tonight was fun and relaxing. Big news - I finally ran today! Sullie and I knocked out and easy (freezing cold) three miles before [...]

  • BodyPump’n


    My BodyPump class was rocking tonight! We had about 40 participants - amazing! I'm so happy that the January crowd is sticking around (plus all of my awesome regulars!). It's been great. There was one minor bump in the road...I got all suited up with my belt and mic, got the class in set position [...]

  • No Running, More Backbending


    Thank you for being nice and understanding readers regarding my grammar issues the other night. :) I think the biggest news of the day is that I continued my no running streak. I have not run in 10 days. TEN DAYS! I planned on running this evening but when Sarah g-chatted me asking if I [...]

  • Proof It


    I have to start this post with an apology for the atrocious grammatical errors in my last post. I was so tired that I did not proof it and it is clear that my brain had checked out when I was writing. I was so busy at work today that I didn't have a chance [...]

  • Monday Madness


    What a day. That's the best way I can describe it right now. I was really wound up from the weekend last night and didn't make it to bed until around midnight (way late for me). A short five hours later, my alarm went off to make it to the Y to teach BodyPump. I'll [...]

  • The Difference A Day Makes


    I wrapped up my second weekend of yoga teacher training this evening and it was even more incredible than the first. I think that I'll say this after every training weekend but I am so happy that I decided to go through with it. I can't even imagine having not done it now. I think [...]

  • Pasta and Photos


    Help! I got home from yoga teacher training tonight to find Brandon surrounded by old pictures. We had a few things in storage that we had to pick up today. One being a large box of photos. He's been entertaining himself all night with my large collection of photos from middle, high school and college. [...]

  • The Bedroom Redo


    I promised you guys pictures of our recent bedroom redo.  Furniture is something that we are slowly working to update in our new house (we just bought it last April). Unfortunately, most of our furniture is still mainly made up of college pieces and hand me downs from family. We decided that the bedroom was [...]

  • An Old Dinner Favorite Returns


    I am thoroughly entertained right now. I'm watching American Idol for the first time in years and it's awesome. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are complete pushovers (um, and Steven Tyler loves the ladies)! Did anyone else catch the Michael Jackson impersonators attempt at Miley's "Party in the USA?" Priceless. Moving on. Wow, where do [...]

  • Housewife Just For A Day


    We have some catching up to do! After my long, photo heavy Charleston recaps I didn't have it in me to blog much more than the giveaway winner last night. I had MLK day off from work. Our office was open but we have the option to take MLK or President's Day as a holiday. [...]

  • Better Butter Winners


    Thank you again for your interest in the Better Butter giveaway. The founder of the company, Marina, has been blown away by your interest in Better Butter! Marina and I have been exchanging emails for a few weeks now and I love her story. She left her safe, corporate job to start her own company. [...]

  • Charleston Part Two: SNOB, Beach, Poe’s


    This is part two of our fun weekend in Charleston. Catch up on part one here. Saturday night we had dinner reservations at SNOB. Charleston has an incredible restaurant scene and we always struggle with choosing where to eat. We hadn't dined at SNOB in years so we decided to visit again. We arrived a [...]

  • Charleston Part One: Oyster Roasting


    Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina! We arrived yesterday around 1 p.m. Brandon handled the driving responsibilities while I researched afternoon activities. I discovered the fun of Internet browsing in the car by using Brandon's Droid to connect his netbook. It's prime oyster season in Charleston and Brandon's only request was that we find somewhere to [...]

  • Crepes + Chocolate Cake


    Wow guys! Thank you SO much for your interest in the Better Butter giveaway (remember you have until Sunday to enter). Marina, the founder of the company, was so blown away by your positive comments that she wants to offer everyone 20% off their purchase. Simply enter PBRunner at checkout. Order away! Now, we have [...]

  • Happy Friday Giveaway – Better Butter


    What better way to kick off the weekend than with a giveaway!? I'm really excited about sharing this product with you guys. I don't accept product reviews often but when Marina reached out to me about her new company, Better Butter, I was interested in learning more. After spending some time on her site, I [...]

  • Iced Out


    Okay. I don't know how those of you who live in places where winter weather is the norm do it. We've only been dealing with snow and ice for three days and I am over it. The winter weather is driving me to extreme actions. Yesterday I bought a space heater because all the classes [...]

  • Link Love and Much of the Same


    Today was much like yesterday so let's start off with something a little different. I love the blogging community and reading and commenting on other blogs. Here are some posts and blogs that I've enjoyed/discovered recently. Kelly finished her first marathon! Check out her Disney World Marathon recap here. Sara launched her new healthy living [...]

  • Snowed In Monday


    My alarm went off at 5 a.m. this morning and I peeked out the window to discover this (but imagine it in darkness): The snow that was predicted happened. About 15 minutes later I received a phone call from my supervisor at the Y that my 6 a.m. class was cancelled. I went back to [...]

  • The Best Weekend


    I had an amazing weekend. I loved every second of the 21 hours I spent in yoga teacher training and our group is great. Everyone really came together in a short amount of time and there is so much positive energy between us all. I'm not sure why I doubted my readiness for teacher training [...]

  • Day One – DONE!


    Yoga Teacher Training day one is officially OVER. And it was not bad at all! I arrived at the studio at 6 p.m. and learned that we were kicking off training with an ashtanga practice. Big sigh of relief...I love ashtanga! I added it to my yoga routine last summer and recently completed the Eight [...]

  • Five (Easy) Healthy Dinner Ideas


    A little change of pace today. Instead of a recap of my day, I want to share five dinner ideas that are both healthy and easy. I find that no matter how busy and crazy my life gets, cooking a healthy and delicious meal at the end of the day helps me to relax and [...]

  • Writing It Down


    First things first, thank you for all of your feedback on my BodyPump post. It is clear that you guys want more information on how to set up, choose weights and survive your first class. I am planning a follow up post with all of that information in the next few days! Promise. Regarding the [...]

  • BodyPump: What It Is and Why I Love It


    I covered a BodyPump class tonight for a fellow instructor who has the plague that's going around. I was prepared for a full class and was so excited to arrive to find the gym already filling up. We ended up with around 45 participants tonight. I was surprised to see a LOT of familiar faces. [...]

  • Construction Zone


    Well, things haven't improved over here on the messy front...in fact, I think they've gotten worse! Our bedroom has now also fallen victim to furniture construction. :shock: (But check out the nightstands that went in last night - looking good!) So Brandon is in the midst of furniture making, night two and things have only [...]

  • A Messy Sunday


    It's been a messy, messy day in our house. First, the Christmas tree and decorations came down...leaving a path of destruction. Pine needles everywhere! I really do not enjoy "undecorating" after the holidays. It is sad and makes a mess. Second, we went to Ikea to purchase a few new pieces of furniture for our [...]

  • Welcoming the New Year in Asheville


    Happy New Year! It's been a fun two days for us and I am ready to share the highlights with y'all. We spent New Year's Eve in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina at The Avett Brothers  show for the second year in a row. We are really not into going out to bars or big parties [...]