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January 2012

  • A Story We Tell

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    I am getting a very late start on blogging tonight but for good reasons. Most of you know that Tuesdays are my crazy days so there was no time during the day for any computer work and tonight I was invited to a Landmark Seminar with a friend. The seminar was part of a 10-week series [...]

  • Sunday Sameness

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    Good morning and happy Monday! I hope that your day is off to a positive start. Mine is off to a sore start. I did another ashtanga practice at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday with David Keil. My practice felt really good and I was happy that after a long hiatus from ashtanga that I was [...]

  • A Return To My Favorite Practice

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    My Saturday stared out busy and productive but by noon I turned into a blob and hung around the house for the rest of the day. My alarm went off at the very early hour of 5:15 a.m. so that I could make it over to YogaFlex to for the David Keil ashtanga practice. Ashtanga [...]

  • What Have I Done?

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    In a moment of weakness I let this happen. I was working on answering emails and blog stuff this morning and let Sullie get in the bed with me. This is monumental. In her five and a half years of life she has gotten up on the bed maybe one or two other times and [...]

  • 550

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    This is post number 550 on PBR! I somehow managed to blow right past 500 so I felt like I had to acknowledge 550. It feels like a huge milestone. I can't believe that I'm approaching my second blog anniversary in April. I just love the direction that the blog has taken and I'm so [...]

  • All Over

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    Where am I? What day is it? The last 48 hours have been insane. Since you last heard from me I have taught six yoga classes (at three different locations!), taught BodyPump, trained two clients and had a couple of appointments and meetings. Craziness but I completely love it. I didn't get a chance to [...]

  • Ghandi Inspired Giveaway

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    Because it's Monday... Because I had to drive four hours in fog and rain... Because I am feeling inspired by "Ghandi's Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World"... It's giveaway time! Keep reading...details are coming. I slept until about 8 this morning and then came downstairs for breakfast and coffee with my grandmother. I don't even [...]

  • Sunday Perfection

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    Here's what Sunday at my grandmother's house looks like... Sleep until 9 a.m. Stumble (literally) out of bed and downstairs to make coffee and maple oatmeal scones for breakfast. Thanks to my sleep-induced stupor and an incorrect recipe, scones turn out a huge failure. (Look how flat the first batch was on plate above!) Perfectionism [...]

  • Happy To Be Here

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    Hello from Georgia! Sullie and I arrived at my grandmother's house around 1 p.m. and she has been glued to Mema's side ever since! Backing up...I made it out of bed around 6:45 this morning and promptly made breakfast and worked on some blog stuff. I have been on such a bagel kick lately. I [...]

  • Devil Dog

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    I'm so happy to see the arrival of the weekend. It's been a crazy week. I'm actually taking the weekend off and heading down to Georgia to visit my grandmother. I haven't seen her since Thanksgiving and we still need to do our Christmas celebration! Yesterday's overnight oats were so good I had to repeat [...]

  • Overnight Oats Make A Comeback

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    How does it happen that the days I think I'm going to get so much done and have some free time always end up being the craziest? Today started out with an easy morning but once noon rolled around it was nonstop until I got home at 7:30. I slept in until 8 and then [...]

  • Powered By Coffee And Carbs

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    It was a busy Tuesday! I kicked off the day by teaching a 7 a.m. yoga class followed by a yoga private and a training client. I had a little bit of downtime before my lunch class so I took a break from the gym and headed over to Sunflour Bakery to get some computer work [...]

  • Just A Monday

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    I think yesterday's busy day caught up with me today. First, I woke up starving when my alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. to teach BodyPump. And then no amount of caffeine could get me going. And trust me...I drank a lot. Luckily, I had a pretty chill day. I taught BodyPump in the morning, [...]

  • The Time I Fell Asleep In Double Pigeon

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    It's been a really good Sunday. I spent over six hours in various yoga studios. I taught four classes and over 115 yogis over the course of the day and felt so inspired to practice myself at the end of it all that I took a class tonight! I started my day with a 6:15 [...]

  • Wine and Waffles

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    One of the things I enjoy most about training and teaching is getting to know my clients and students. It is really cool to have a group of "regulars" in my classes and I always love chatting with them before and after class. It's a great feeling to be surrounded by familiar faces and honestly, [...]

  • Sometimes I Eat Croissants, Sometimes I Eat Salads

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    HAPPY FRIDAY!!! It is a beautiful day here in Charlotte. Although it's rather cold, the sun is shining and the sky is cloudless. My day is going to be pretty relaxed and low-key. I am only teaching one lunchtime yoga class and then computer work (must catch up on email), blog stuff, a Trader Joe's [...]

  • Mid-Week Road Trip

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    Good morning! I am blogging from the comfort of a big fluffy bed in Columbia, South Carolina. I just woke from a nearly 10 hour slumber and feel rested and just better in general. Why am I in Columbia you might ask? My mom is here on business so since Columbia is only a little [...]

  • A Yoga + Dinner Date

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    It's Wednesday, it's raining and I'm kind of grumpy. Despite multiple cups of coffee, crawling back into bed seems like a much better option than braving the day. I need some sunshine in my life. And a tropical vacation. Definitely more coffee. I just at this for breakfast. Peanut butter, honey, banana and cinnamon on [...]

  • Getting Back To It

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    I am slowly getting back into the swing of things over here. Exercise has been minimal and eats have still been pretty off (for me) but work has been super busy for the past two days. Lots and lots of teaching, training clients and yoga privates. Love it. Busiest time of the year! ;) A [...]

  • Unusual Weekend Activities + Eats

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    I have been in such a weird place lately with my workouts and eats. My body is all off. I woke up sick on Saturday morning and ended up spending a chunk of my day at urgent care. The wait was 2.5 hours! The good news? They will let you leave and call you when [...]

  • Out With The Old…

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    And in with the new... Running shoes! I looked back at an old post and discovered that the last time that I replaced my shoes was early April. That is not good! One of the reasons that I delayed getting new shoes (other than not wanting to drop $100 on them) was that I knew [...]

  • The First Friday

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    Good morning and happy first Friday of 2012. I don't know about you but I am relieved that it's Friday and that the week is wrapping up. Sometimes I feel like there is so much pressure at the start of a new year to make these big statements about what kind of year it is [...]

  • A New Favorite Snack – Hungry Bars

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    A couple of months ago fellow blogger Emily who owns Bluebird Bakery reached out to me to see if I would like to sample some of her products. I happily accepted her box of goodies! Her specialty is Hungry Bars which she describes as a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a granola bar. The Hungry Bars come [...]

  • I Am Always Freezing

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    It's freezing here and I hate being cold. 18 degrees tonight? Really? I know for some of you this forecast probably looks rather balmy but for my Georgia born and hot yoga loving body this is unacceptable. I much prefer 100 degree southern summer days. I would rather sweat than shiver. You get the point. [...]

  • This Is The New Year

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    Happy New Year. I hope that however you chose to ring in the new year was fun and that you were surrounded by friends, family or loved ones. I started my new year by staying in bed as long as possible. I think it was 10:45 when I finally got up to make coffee and [...]