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March 2012

  • Sushi and Smoothies

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    Good morning! I hope that your Saturday is off to a wonderful start. I woke up early but rather than rush off to run or take a yoga class, I decided to take it easy on the couch with some coffee and breakfast. It's rainy and gross out and it feels nice to start my [...]

  • Good Thing She’s So Cute

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    7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge, Day 4...annnnd another green smoothie breakfast. I might get crazy tomorrow and have oatmeal for breakfast and a smoothie for lunch or afternoon snack! ;) True to my word, this was another new combination compliments of my freshly stocked freezer. I picked up frozen pineapple, mango and peaches. Here's what went [...]

  • Caffeinating The Green Smoothie

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    Happy Wednesday! We're on day 3 of the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge and I got a little crazy with my smoothie this morning. I had the genius idea to make my green smoothie hybrid pre-yoga fuel + morning coffee and added a shot of espresso. Leave it to me to figure out how to caffeinate [...]

  • A Sad Dinner And A Happy Dessert

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    It's going to be a hot topic this week so get ready but I have to give a shout to all the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge participants. We're up to about 85 now! I am LOVING all of the recipe suggestions and have so many ideas for new combos to try this week. I stepped [...]

  • Kicking Off Seven Days Of Green

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    Happy Monday and happy first day of the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge! I kicked off my Monday by teaching BodyPump and then coming home and making a green protein smoothie. I kept it basic for day one. Here's what we're working with... 1 cup almond milk 6 crushed ice cubes 2 cups spinach (loosely packed [...]

  • Follow The Feel Good

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    I traveled to Asheville this weekend to attend a workshop with David Williams at Asheville Yoga Center. Let's start with a quick background on David. In a nutshell, he brought ashtanga yoga to the United States and trained many of today's well-known teachers. David has practiced ashtanga daily since 1971 and he travels around the [...]

  • Eating In Asheville

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    Remember how I mentioned that I had a fun weekend planned? Well, I went to Asheville! The reason for my trip was to practice ashtanga with David Williams at the Asheville Yoga Center but that was such an amazing experience that it deserves its own post. I was excited about my Asheville trip not only [...]

  • 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge

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    I received an email last week from Katherine over at Real Food Runner inviting me to join her in hosting a 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. My immediate response was yes because I love green smoothies and I love connecting with and supporting other bloggers. This is the perfect time to do a 7-Day Green Smoothie [...]

  • Protein, Allergies And Vitamins

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    Friday is getting soooo close - I can't wait! I have a fun weekend planned but I'll tell you more about that later. I wanted to talk about a few health/nutrition-related things today. First up, protein.  For the past couple of weeks I have had this feeling tat I need to increase my protein intake. Over [...]

  • Spinning Again At FlyWheel

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    As predicted, it's slightly painful to sit today! This is the culprit. My bottom met a spin bike for the first time in years. I actually own padded shorts that I've never worn (gifted to me when I went through a month long spinning phase when I first moved to Charlotte) but after a quick [...]

  • Primary Series With The Sunrise

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    Guess who was up at 5:45 this morning to practice ashtanga for the first time since January? Primary series with the sunrise. I was very surprised to discover that my body fell back into the practice with little resistance. Yes, some of the poses didn't come as easily but overall it felt really good. For [...]

  • Weekend Download

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    My weekend ended with a 9 p.m. bedtime on Sunday. I don't really know how to describe it but I'm just kind of tired and feel like I can't get caught up. I got enough sleep over the weekend but my body has been feeling worn out and sore. I think a lot of it [...]

  • Be Kind Whenever Possible.

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    The idea of kindness is one that has been on my mind the past couple of days. Being kind to others. Being kind to myself. Having kind thoughts. Being kind in my actions. (source) Everyone is fighting their own battles and dealing with their own stuff. There are good days and bad days, easy times [...]

  • Spring Fever

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    The official first day of Spring may not be for a few more days but it's arrived in full force here in Charlotte. It's been a beautiful week and everyone is out enjoying the perfect weather and sunshine. There's something about the beginning of warmer and longer days that is so energizing. There were tons [...]

  • Squats, Lunges and Cupcakes

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    Remember the workout I posted yesterday? It ended up taking me about 30 minutes total to complete with the running and CrossFit WOD and clearly it was effective because my glutes (we'll be PC here) are sore today. When girls ask me "how do I get rid of this" while pointing to their upper thighs, [...]

  • Sometimes You Just Really Want A Burger

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    Good morning! Missed y'all yesterday but there was just no time to post. It seems like the homemade granola bar post was well-received and several of you reported already making a batch. Let me know how they turned out if you did! My Tuesday started with the decision to ignore my alarm at 6 a.m. [...]

  • Peanut Butter, Coconut and Fruit Granola Bars

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    It's been quite a Monday over here and I've been full-speed ahead since my feet hit the floor at 5:15 a.m. My first stop was the Y to teach 6 a.m. BodyPump and then back home to clean myself up and feed my starving belly. Strength training makes me so hungry! I got a little crazy [...]

  • Culinary Creations

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    True to my declaration that I was going to get back in the kitchen and a little more creative with my eats again, I spent the quite a lot of time cooking and baking this weekend. Here's a look at some of the things that came out of my kitchen...sweet and savory! Saturday I made [...]

  • Sullie Goes To Work

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    I had a good Friday but Sullie had a REALLY great Friday. I started my day with an early morning yoga practice and apple cinnamon oatmeal before heading into the office. (How sick are you of my oatmeal kick?) I came home for lunch and made a classic lunch combo - grilled cheese and tomato [...]

  • Figuring It Out

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    Happy Friday! I actually can't believe that it is Friday. This was my first full week being at Metro and it flew by. I feel so lucky to be here and definitely know that it was the right decision for me to take this job. Everyone has been so welcoming and I'm so excited about [...]

  • The Soreness Settles In

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    The breaking news for today is how freaking sore I am from yesterday's workout. My low back is soooooo sore from the dead lifts. It requires major effort and groans to bend over today. I didn't think the pushups were that bad when I was doing them but my chest is screaming at me now. [...]

  • Shaking

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    I am happy to be sitting down right now. It's 8 a.m. and I've already done 150 dead lifts and 150 pushups. I was shaking after the workout. Ashley, Shannon and Elizabeth from Lululemon joined me bright and early at Metro to do the CrossFit workout of the day. It was 10 rounds of 15 [...]

  • Predictable. Patterned.

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    As I was editing photos for today's blog post the first thing that came to mind was, "I am such a creature of habit. I am sooooo boring." My Sunday was pretty much a carbon copy of many Sundays prior. "Sleep in" until 8. Eat breakfast. Teach yoga. Come home, eat, blog, clean. Take yoga. [...]

  • Sweaty Saturday

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    I had a great Saturday but no time to slow down and post. It was pretty much full of my most favorite things - teaching yoga, taking yoga, hanging out with the pup, baking, shopping and drinks with friends. My alarm went off at the very early hour of 6 a.m. since I had to [...]

  • The Peanut Butter Celebration

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    What better way to start this post than with the dessert that brought National Peanut Butter Lovers Day to a close on Thursday? That would be vanilla ice cream topped with a chopped Reese's Cup and Trader Joe's Midnight Moo chocolate syrup. This is seriously the dessert of my dreams. Reese's Cup Blizzards might be [...]

  • Noteworthy

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    My peanut butter consumption is at an all-time high. In the last 24 hours I've eaten... Peanut butter toast on Great Harvest Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin with honey, bananas and cinnamon. Plain Greek yogurt with apple butter, Trader Joe's Trek Mix Granola Cereal and peanut butter. Apple cinnamon oatmeal with pumpkin in the Trader Joe's [...]