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August 2012

  • Listen Up

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    Food has been a little boring. Peanut butter, honey and banana on a gluten-free Trader Joe's frozen waffle. I am loving using these as an alternative to toast in the morning. Thanks to whoever recommended the TJs brand. I like it better than Van's. Leftover Mexican Quinoa. I can't get enough. This stuff is so [...]

  • Mexican Quinoa V2 + Strong & Confident

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    I really loved all of the pet discussion today about food and training. I try to keep the blog mostly focused on food/fitness/lifestyle and try to not go overboard with the pet pictures/posts. I do consider owning a pet to be part of my lifestyle so I'm happy that the food post was well received. [...]

  • Oink, Oink – Feeding Sullie

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    I thought it would be interesting to do a post on what Sullie eats. I know that many of you are pet owners and I wanted to share my experience with finding a food that works for Sullie as well as the extra treats and supplements. I grew up with dogs and they were always [...]

  • Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    My Sunday activities consisted of sleeping in, making brunch, baking cookies, blogging, hot yoga, house cleaning and a meeting at lululemon. While I did keep myself busy, none of these were "have to do's" and everything was done at a relaxed pace. It is still weird for me to wake up on Sunday morning and [...]

  • Summer Saturday

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    Saturday was such a good day. The weather in Charlotte is incredible this weekend and I've been soaking it up as much as possible. So much so that instead of yoga or CrossFitting Saturday morning, I did this... Ran! I set out to run 3 or 4 but I felt so good that I ended [...]

  • Crash And Burn

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    It's 9 p.m. on Friday night and I'm sitting on the couch under a blanket drinking chai tea and watching TLC. I ate a frozen meal for dinner. To give myself credit, it was from Trader Joe's and actually tasted great. I tend to get in patterns where I go, go, go and then crash. [...]

  • Hands On

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    Over the past two days my yoga experiences have run the gamut from taking an intense 100-degree class with three rounds of sweaty flow to teaching a small class consisting of two friends during my weekly class at Metro to subbing a very mixed-level class at the Y. The three classes couldn't have been more [...]

  • Put It In A Bowl

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    As I was sitting in Chipotle eating dinner at 9 p.m. last night I had the realization that everything I ate yesterday was in a bowl. I've been back on oatmeal this week since the mornings have been kinda gray and cooler. "Cooler" being relative given that it's like 68 degrees out. But there is [...]

  • CrossFit and Makeovers

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    Good morning and happy Monday! It's been rainy and gray here for the past two days but I'm trying not to let it put me in a gloomy mood. Nothing eight hours of sleep, a pot of coffee and some doggie cuddles can't take care of. I wanted to share details with you on the [...]

  • Santosha

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    Santosha - "Contentment, peace." Santosha names the practice, or niyama, of seeking joy and serenity in life, perceiving the perfect state of balance and perfection in God's creation." - source I almost did not practice yoga today. I went back and forth for hours about whether or not I was going to go to my favorite [...]

  • How To: Perfect Eggs

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    Good morning and happy weekend! My Saturday is off to a great start...early morning yoga, breakfast and the farmers market. It was a light day for me at the farmers market. As much as I love summer produce, there is only so much eggplant, squash and zucchini that one can eat. I was excited to [...]

  • Trouble

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    Last time I visited my grandmother she sent me home with this. Yes, a Costco-sized container of chocolate covered raisins - one of my biggest candy weaknesses. I tucked them away in the back of a cabinet and where they stayed unopened for months. Well, I spotted them last weekend and thought I'd just have [...]

  • Shifting Gears

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the kind words about my post yesterday. I spent a lot longer on the post than I usually do.  I kept going back and editing it and I considered not publishing it at all. When I did publish it, I immediately wanted to take it down. It can [...]

  • Bigger Than My Body

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    Last week I was talking with someone about how I have been feeling recently and trying to describe where I am from an emotional standpoint. I am guilty of putting the pressure on myself that everything has to look neat, pretty and put together. But life is not always neat or pretty and there are [...]

  • A Healthy “Cookie” Fail

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    While I was in the throws of domesticity yesterday, I took a breather on the couch and decided to browse my "i love peanut butter" board on Pinterest in search of a baking project. In a moment of weakness, I actually thought it would be a good idea to bake peanut butter cookies with chickpeas. [...]

  • Weekend Eats + Banana Blueberry Pancake Recipe

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    The whole house is clean and more organized than it's been in months. I mopped, organized closets, did laundry, changed sheets, cleaned out drawers...the works. I even did some yard work and trimmed the front hedges. Unfortunately, it was miserable and I got at least 20 mosquito bites in the process. They are attracted to [...]

  • Rock ‘N Run 5K

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    A few weeks ago a fellow UGA grad reached out to me to see if I would be interested in running the Rock 'N Run 5K and blogging about my experience. She offered me a free bib on behalf of WSOC in Charlotte. Since I have not run a race since May, I happily agreed. [...]

  • Erin McDermott Jewelry {Giveaway!}

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    Happy Friday! I hope this week has been kind to you. I am really looking forward to the weekend and my normal weekend routine. I am in desperate need of a farmers market trip, some yoga and a good house cleaning session. I'm also running a 5K Saturday morning so pray I survive that. I [...]

  • From Student To Teacher

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    My day of rest and meds helped. I feel much better today! I think that I'll be able to avoid this turning into cold/sinus infection and I am so thankful for that. I mentioned this in my last post but I haven't been sick in a very long time (knock on wood). I think that's [...]

  • Humbled By Helen

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    I tackled Helen for the first time yesterday. It doesn't look so bad, right? I breezed right through the run and the kettlebell swings but the pull ups were a different story. I decided going into the WOD that I was going to do the pull ups unassisted, no matter what. It was the first [...]

  • Cute And Sweet

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    I hope that your week is off to a great start. In case you don't follow PBR on Facebook, I must share this photo that I posted this morning. And if you do follow me there, who doesn't want to see this cuteness again? It makes me happy every time I look at it. (source) [...]

  • Flying Splits

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    Today I finally got an arm balance that I've been working on for years. I attended a workshop this morning with Jim Bennitt at Be Yoga. The workshop focused on balancing postures and arm balances and we also did a lot of back bending (which I love). We didn't really do much in the way [...]

  • Thank God For Friday

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    I am so relieved to see Friday come to a close. It has been a really long week. I don't have much going on this weekend and could not be more content. I'm kicking off the weekend on the couch with the Olympics and a bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce and peanut butter. [...]

  • It’s Good

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    It's been a good day. I had my first 5 a.m. wake up call in a long time to teach a yoga/mobility private. It was awesome and totally worth the early morning. I planned on coming home for breakfast but got caught up at the gym and ended up teaching a class so I just [...]

  • Taking Steps, Making Progress

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    Much thanks for all of the music suggestions. I've already started listening to The Lumineers radio on Pandora. Can't wait to check out some of the artists and download some of the songs you recommended! I love it when we can all information share like this. Just yesterday I finally orderd a new blow dryer based on [...]