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February 2012

  • The Counter Pose To Life

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    Recently it's seemed like my yoga practice has really ebbed and flowed. I get in a groove with it for a period of time and then I start skipping out on my practice when I feel busy and other things are demanding my attention. Case in point, I practiced ashtanga 2-3 times a week (in [...]

  • Pinning Away

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    Well, I had a feeling I could only ignore all of the talk about Pinterest and how amazing it is for so long before I falling victim to its addictive qualities and I was right.  The last thing I really need is another Internet time suck but I am loving Pinterest. Yes, it is easy [...]

  • Sunny Sunday

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    Happy Oscar evening! I am camped out on the couch watching the red carpet coverage. I'm pretty underwhelmed so far but then again I have only half been paying attention as I've been playing on the computer and cooking dinner. I haven't seen many of the movies that are nominated this year so I'm not [...]

  • Ode To The Open Faced

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    I think I need an intervention. Look what I had for lunch yesterday. An open-faced sandwich with a veggie burger. And look what I had for lunch today...an open faced sandwich but this time with an egg. I think I had this for lunch or dinner every single day this week. I feel like some [...]

  • My Perfect Thursday

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    Thursday was incredible. It was 75 degrees, breezy and the sun was shining and my day was full of things that I love to do. After "sleeping in" until 7, I made overnight oats for breakfast. Quick oats, bananas, blueberries, apples, dried cranberries, chia seeds, plain Greek yogurt, almond milk and cinnamon. Topped with Almond [...]

  • Five Beauty Products I Am Loving

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    I think it's time for a change of pace. Instead of another post full of oats, eggs, cheese, avocado and bowls of randomness, let's get crazy talk beauty. I thought it would be fun to share some products I have recently discovered and am loving. I don't know about you but I find it really [...]

  • Twist My Arm

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    Good morning and happy Wednesday! I am happy to report that after my post yesterday morning about busy days getting in the way of working out that I was able to get in a yoga practice and a 3 mile run on the treadmill. I teach a group private yoga class on Tuesday afternoons and [...]

  • It’s Enough

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    What is it about sitting for extended periods of time that makes you so tired? You know, things like long car rides, cramped flights, meetings and trainings? I sat in CPR/First Aid/Oxygen/AED re-certification for a little over four hours yesterday and it absolutely wiped me out for the rest of the day. Although we had [...]

  • Golden Goodness

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    Happy President's Day! I hope that some of you are enjoying a day off. Unfortunately, I am not. I taught 6 a.m. BodyPump (and had quite a few members who came for early class on their day off...so awesome!) and now I have to spend the rest of my day in CPR and First Aid [...]

  • Guest Instructing In Georgia + Comfort Food

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    I mentioned this in last night's post but the reason for my weekend trip to Georgia was to visit with friend and blog reader, Louly, who is the director of the Y in Covington. They were launching BodyPump 80 this weekend so it was perfect timing for me to visit and participate in the launch. [...]

  • Friday at 5 & 10

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    Happy weekend! I mentioned in my Friday post that I was traveling this weekend. I've been a little all over in the last 24 hours but here's my final destination. I'm at my parents house! I arrived exhausted and sweaty around 3:30 p.m. and was immediately sent off to shower. I then painted my nails [...]

  • End Of The Week Rundown

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    I can't believe it's Friday. This week has been an absolute whirlwind of busyness and awesomeness! :D I have been going non-stop from 6 a.m. until after 8 p.m. every day and when I woke up this morning my body was definitely feeling it. I am feeling pretty run down and kind of sore and [...]

  • All In A Day’s Work

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    5:20 a.m. - alarm. 6 a.m. - arrive at Metro to participate in the CrossFit class to observe an instructor. Workout for the day done by 6:45 a.m. Crushed it. 7 a.m. - breakfast. Plain Greek yogurt, apple butter, granola, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, dried cranberries and almond butter. 8:10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - teach [...]

  • A Crazy V-Day

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    I am a broken record on Tuesdays. I'm exhausted. That's all going to change soon though as I get back on a more normal schedule. Although I love everything that I have done today, I'm definitely looking forward to being a bit more focused and not all over the place all day, every day. The [...]

  • Thank You. And I Eat Good Food.

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    I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate the congratulatory tweets, Facebook posts and blog comments about my new career move. I also can't express how much it means to me to read your extremely kind comments about the evolution of my career path over the past year. If you had told [...]

  • The Next Chapter

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    Happy Monday! The week is off to quite a big start over here. I am beyond excited to announce the "thing" that's been in the works for weeks now. Effective today I am the general manager of Metro Fitness Club. Here is the press release that went out this morning with all the details... Jennifer DeCurtins [...]

  • All About The Eggs + Weekend Update

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    I hope that it is a beautiful Sunday wherever you are. It is really chilly here but the sun is shining and the cold air is invigorating. It also motivated quite a few yogis to show up for my 9:15 hot class so I'll take that! ;) I needed a little break from blogging this [...]

  • High Snackage Zone

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    Thanks for all the comments on the "11 Useless Facts" post. Sometimes it's nice to mix it up with random posts like that and I enjoyed reading about your useless facts. I love it when y'all share things with me and I get to know you a little better! You know I never want this [...]

  • Eleven Useless Facts About Me

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    Morning! Sullie and I are up and at 'em. My Thursday is jam-packed so I'm taking advantage of the early morning hours to get some computer work done before it's go, go, go for the rest of the day. I'm hoping to brave the 28 degree temperatures to get a quick run in if I [...]

  • Random Cravings

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    Good morning! I was up before the sun this morning to make sure I could fit in a blog update before I tackle my busy day. I love the quietness of early morning hours. It's one of my favorite times to get writing/reading work done. I also love sunrise runs and hope to get back [...]

  • A Productive Streak

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    It was fun to read your feelings on cilantro. It really does seem like a "love/hate" food but most of you were in the love camp. One reader, David, even posted a link to a NYT article that explains scientific evidence about why some people hate the taste of it. Pretty crazy! I happened to [...]

  • Food Hate To Food Love

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    Good morning and happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start and that Super Bowl Sunday was fun. My Monday started the way that they all have for the past two years...with a 5 a.m. wake-up call to teach BodyPump. Even though I sometimes arrive to teach class a bit [...]

  • Playtime + Downtime

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    This weekend has been exactly what I needed it to be...relaxing. It's been a nice mix of playtime time with friends versus downtime tackling "operation organize my life." On Friday night I met up with some friends for dinner at 131 Main. I was coerced into ordering a Poma-tini while we waited for a table [...]

  • BodyPump 80 Review + Friday Update

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    I don't think I've been so happy to see the arrival of a weekend since I started fitness full-time. This may have been my busiest week yet and I definitely taught the most classes that I have ever taught in one week - 18 between Sunday and today! That is insane. I am determined that [...]

  • So Much Yoga

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    It's been a yoga-rific week. Over the past three days I have taught ELEVEN classes/privates. While I love yoga with all my heart, I do not even want to say the words "inhale upward facing dog, exhale downward facing dog" right now. And I've only been able to personally practice one day this week and [...]

  • New Workout Playlist

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    I love music and one of my favorite things about teaching yoga is being able to put together playlists for my classes. I'm pretty crazy about it and spend waaaayyy too much time looking for new songs and artists. Also, I teach so many classes every week that I get sick of my music so [...]