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September 2011

  • Week One Done


    And with Friday week one of my big career change comes to a close. My thoughts… I anticipated having a lot of downtime and the opportunity to get some things done around the house that I’ve been putting off. That was so not the case. This week honestly made me wonder how on earth I [...]

  • Lights, Camera, Action…Nerves!


    Tonight I participated in my first panel discussion. Last week I received an email inviting me to be a part of a panel hosted by A Healthier Charlotte to discuss childhood and adult obesity. I had some major butterflies going into the discussion. My fellow panelists were two physicians and the founder of Girls on [...]

  • It Takes Work, Not Shoes


    I have to start this post by sharing some very interesting news that I read today. The FTC announced this morning that Reebok has to pay a $25 million dollar settlement over their toning shoes. “The FTC wants national advertisers to understand that they must exercise some responsibility and ensure that their claims for fitness [...]

  • About That Downtime…


    I take back everything I said about having too much downtime this week. Today was busy, busy but I loved every minute of it! I taught four classes (three yoga and one BodyPump) and also shadowed a few personal trainers. It was really fun to hang out with different trainers and see each person’s training [...]

  • Fall Flavors


    Hi guys. How was your Monday? Mine was strange…it felt more like a long weekend than the start of a new career. The next couple of weeks are going to be a bit of a challenge for me because I am going to have a lot of downtime. I’m teaching a ton (check out my [...]

  • Asheville Part Two: Brunch and John Rock Hike


    In an effort not to overwhelm you with tons of pictures from everything we crammed into two days in Asheville, I thought it would be smart to break it into two posts. Read part one here (heavy on food + beer). And here is the Saturday recap! I somehow managed to sleep until almost 10 [...]

  • Asheville Part One: Eat and Drink


    Our quick getaway to Asheville was great!  The Western North Carolina mountains hold a special place in my heart after spending my summers in college as a counselor at Camp Wayfarer. I worked there for three summers and Brandon joined me for two of them. Asheville is a fun mountain town full of interesting shops, [...]

  • On Top of the World


    We’re on the way home from our celebration trip to Asheville. Although our trip was short, we managed to cram a ton in. We ate, drank, visited with friends, hiked and more. It was perfect. I’ll share all of the details with you tomorrow but for now here is a quick video that I filmed [...]

  • Decide What To Be And Go Be It


    Today starts a new direction in my life. After six years of working in marketing communications/advertising, I am leaving the field to pursue a career in fitness and wellness. This is my last day at work and on Monday I will officially be a full-time yoga teacher, group exercise instructor and personal trainer. In the [...]

  • My Day in Three Photos


    I can sum up my day in with three photos. I made a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich for breakfast when I got to work this morning. It was necessary after a late night and very early morning. I looked like a Girl Scout today. I packed these clothes in a half-asleep stupor at [...]

  • The Great Cookie Debate


    I received a question on my last post about whether I’m a crunchy or soft cookie fan. I am 100% in the soft cookie camp. My dad started me on this young. He made the best chocolate chip cookies and always under baked them. Although I must agree with Tiff that cookie dough is also [...]

  • Sunday by the Numbers


    1: Hour-long nap. It was my first nap in months. In general, I don’t nap (you read my blog…you know I can’t slow down) but for some reason I was determined to take one Sunday. I came home from teaching yoga, inhaled an egg sandwich and promptly passed out. Sullie was more than happy to [...]

  • Saturday Shenanigans


    For a relaxing Saturday, I sure did manage to cram a lot in. The morning activities were healthy – running a 10K, a yoga practice and a visit to see a yoga friend who is a chiropractor/acupuncturist for some work on my back. The afternoon/evening activities were a little more indulgent! Brandon and I had [...]

  • Hit the Brixx 10K


    The Hit the Brixx 10K went much better than I expected! The cool weather was actually refreshing and the company was great. And since I went into it with the mindset that I was not racing and just going to have fun, the six miles flew by! I ran the race with Nicole and Caitlin. [...]

  • Race Prep…It’s Questionable


    Well, we’ll just see how tomorrow’s 10K goes. #1. It’s kinda cold. We’re having a little bout of chilly weather here in North Carolina. It’s not hear to stay…it will be 85 degrees again by Tuesday…but tomorrow’s race conditions are temps in the 50s with a chance of rain. Typically, I would be a-okay with [...]

  • Happy Friday Updates


    Hello, hello! Long time, no update (well…2 days feels like a long time these days!). I wasn’t able to post last night so I planned on getting something up at lunch but the day got busy. Here it is 10 p.m. and I’m just sitting down to blog. I had a great morning. I set [...]

  • A Little Off


    Today was all off. It started out with me stumbling out of bed in a half-asleep stupor at 5 a.m. and slamming my toe into a door. Which resulted in a split toenail that left me walking around all day with a half the nail polished chipped off and a throbbing big toe. And then [...]

  • When It’s Good, It’s Great


    I taught my normal Monday hot class this evening but it was one of those classes where everything seemed right. I felt instantly engaged and connected. The moment I walked in the studio door after a long afternoon at work, I knew it was going to be good. This is in stark contrast to last [...]

  • Fall and Football


    And so starts another week. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Mine felt pretty perfect and left me feeling rested, recharged and happy. A couple housekeeping items: Many of you have followed up about my heart rate monitor and yoga experiment. Well, I’ve decided that it deserves to be a bigger “study.” I don’t [...]

  • a day of silence


    in much the same way that it was difficult for me to know the right words to say as i led my yoga class this morning, i am unsure of the right words to say on this blog today. to talk about my weekend and the things i have been doing seems trivial and even [...]

  • Big Red Shoes 5K and Salutation Nation


    It’s a beautiful Saturday in Charlotte. The sun is shining and I’m having a great day full of my favorite things – running, yoga, Starbucks, farmers market, cooking and Georgia football. I set a new 5K PR (which admittedly was not difficult given that it was only my second 5K ever). I ran my first [...]

  • It’s Been A Year


    Hello and happy Friday. This short week has kind of thrown me for a loop but I feel like I’ve definitely crammed five days’ worth of activities into four. Though my week has been busy, busy I cannot complain because it’s been full of really good things…that I’m looking forward to sharing with you soon. [...]

  • Two Free Nationwide Yoga Events


    Did you know that September is National Yoga Month? In 2009 the Department of Health and Human Services designated September as National Yoga Month in an effort to educate the public on the benefits of yoga. There are a lot of misconceptions about yoga. Beyond the standard “it’s boring, too easy and a little weird,” [...]

  • Bake, Cook, Yoga, Run


    It’s been a good two days of eating. Expect lots of recipes to come on Bakin’ and Eggs. I spent my Labor Day afternoon baking, drinking hot tea and blogging while rain was coming down outside. It was perfect. I baked Zucchini Banana Bread with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries. It’s a good quick bread for [...]

  • Foodie Heaven


    While we were in Atlanta this weekend I wanted to make sure to get a trip to the Dekalb Farmers Market in. The name is a bit misleading because it is actually a 140,000 square-foot market that features produce, meats, cheeses, dry goods, bulk products, wine and more from around the world. It is most [...]

  • Tailgating, Sweat and Tears


    Well, after five hours of tailgating in 96 degree weather and spending way too much money on a ticket, things didn’t turn out so well for the Dawgs. Was it worth it? Totally. A day spent in red and black, hanging out with friends and cheering on UGA is always a good day in my [...]

  • Gameday Returns


    Happy GAMEDAY! College football kicks off this weekend and we’re heading to the first Georgia football game of the season today! When you grow up in Georgia,  it’s pretty hard not to become a University of Georgia football fan. Bulldog football is literally a religion in this state and engrained in you from a young [...]

  • Welcome September


    I hope the first day of September was great for everyone! September seems to signal the end of summer and bring the start of football, fall foods (hold on to your seats…pumpkin madness forthcoming!) and the promise of cooler days to come. It feels like a breath of fresh air. Personally, I am excited for [...]