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September 2012

  • Saturday Stuff + Trader Joe’s Haul

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    Some people in this house are having very productive Saturdays...early yoga, errands, grocery shopping, house cleaning and major reorganization. And then there are others who prefer to spend Saturday lying down and watching others work. I'm slightly jealous. ;) (Side note, I just had to re-educate myself on lay v. lie. :oops:) Let's back up [...]

  • Baby I Like It

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    It only seems right to bring in the weekend with a post title courtesey of Enrique Iglesias. Haha. Although every time I hear that song it puts me in BodyPump mode because it's a triceps track. I just want to yell out "singles." Okay, so let's actually discuss the relevancy of the title. This post [...]

  • Workouts, Meals, Interior Decorating and More!

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    Hola! Happy Wednesday! How is it already Wednesday? My weeks just seem to fly by. That's a good and bad thing, I guess. My Wednesday posts have been rather random the past few weeks so we'll continue that trend today. I kind of ruined my opportunity for regular workouts this week when I did a [...]

  • Good Eats In Asheville

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    Last Asheville post for you...this time food focused! While I do love hiking and all of the outdoor activities that the Asheville area has to offer, the food and general good vibe of the city are what keep me coming back. I don't know if it was the arrival of fall and the awesome weather [...]

  • Hiking Graybeard Mountain

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    I love being outside and have always enjoyed outdoorsy activities like hiking and camping. I think this can be attributed to all of my time as a girl scout, going to camp every summer and then working as a camp counselor for five years. I still get nostalgic for my camp days. It was a [...]

  • One Year Later

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    One year ago today was my last day working in advertising. After six years of working in advertising and marketing after college, I took off in a new direction to pursue my passion for fitness and health. What a year it's been. I will be back this week for a deeper reflection on everything that [...]

  • Girls Weekend

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    One guess where I am. Asheville. I just can't stay away! I have been planning a girls weekend getaway for months and it's finally here! You all know how much I love Asheville and I'm thrilled to be here on such a beautiful weekend with wonderful friends. I knew today would be crazy trying with [...]

  • Melissa’s Voice

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    In support of a friend, tonight I am going to venture into a subject that I typically don't address on the blog - eating disorders. "In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. [...]

  • Feed A Cold

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    Remember that old wives tale, "Feed a cold, starve a fever." Well, I am definitely feeding this cold. Here is a look at today's eats in a "What I ate Wednesday" format. Breakfast #1 was a Trader Joe's gluten-free waffle with peanut butter, honey and sliced banana. Breakfast #2 after subbing a hot yoga class [...]

  • Stability Ball Workout

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    I decided that it had been way too long since I shared a workout with you. I love this stability ball circuit I have been doing with my personal training clients so it seemed like the perfect thing to post. When I train I usually start my clients out with a little bit of cardio like [...]

  • Sickness Settles In

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    Good news! I just got a killer deal on a flight to go visit my parents at the beach in early October. The weather should be absolutely beautiful and I'm looking forward to a long weekend on the beach and some quality time with my family! Until then I'll be dreaming of this... Bad news. [...]

  • Avoidance

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    Happy Monday! I'm going to start the week on an honest and confessional note. One of my biggest personal weaknesses is avoidance. When I don't want to deal with something, I ignore it...for days, weeks, months or even years. It's not something that I'm proud of but it is something that I am ready to [...]

  • Coconut Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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    How's that for a recipe title? It could also be known as "open the pantry and fridge and throw in everything that you have banana bread."  I had two bananas that were destined for the trash can if I didn't find a use for them yesterday. I am a little over traditional banana bread so [...]

  • Blog Direction + Green Coconut Curry Recipe

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    I have been a little sporadic with posting lately. It's not that I don't have a ton of ideas for things that I want to post about (lacrosse ball mobility, active v. dynamic stretching, a stability ball core workout, a yoga for runners video, recipes, etc.), it's more that I am lacking the time to [...]

  • Odds And Ends

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    This post is going to be a little bit of this, little bit of that. SOYJOY Giveaway Winner Comment #157 from Ashley. I promise that the winning comment number was randomly generated and I did not play favorites based on peanut butter dipping! Frog-dog Half dog, half frog, 100% cute.  Pumpkin First fall bowl of pumpkin banana oatmeal. Sullie is excited to [...]

  • We Are Complete

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    Last year at this very moment I was teaching my Sunday morning hot yoga class on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I remember trying to prepare for the class the night before and ending up in tears because nothing that I could do or say would be enough to honor and remember those who lost [...]

  • A Look Into My Grocery Bags

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    Happy Monday! I have received many requests for a look at my grocery staples/a typical grocery trip. I hit up our new Whole Foods on Sunday morning for a pretty big restock so I thought it would be the perfect time to photograph what I purchased and share it with you. I actually really enjoy [...]

  • Throwdown and Touchdown

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    My Saturday was packed with excitement. A group of CrossFitters in Charlotte have started a Throwdown series where different CrossFit boxes take turns hosting a free friendly Saturday afternoon competition. Yesterday was our turn to host the Throwdown and it was so amazing! We had a huge turnout - over 150 people - and Sean, [...]

  • Friday Funday {Giveaway}

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    Happy Friday! The short week really flew by. I can't believe the weekend is already back. Although weekends aren't really the breaks from work they used to be. One of the very best things about my job is the flexibility. I don't have set hours. Sometimes (rarely) I work the typical 8-5. Other days my [...]

  • Okay Fall…Let’s Do This

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    I love summer...the food, cookouts, ice cream, warm weather, beach trips, pool days...all of it. Given the choice, I will always choose sweating over freezing. I swear, I am like a reptile and I need to soak warm sun into my body. So it's a little surprising that I've kind of been getting into the [...]

  • Home Cooked + Cast Iron Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

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    It was too much to combine the family love and food love into one post yesterday. Especially given that I whipped up the best corn bread that I ever baked. I am very fortunate to come from a family that enjoys planing and preparing meals. Growing up my dad did most of the cooking (he's [...]

  • Grandmothers Are Great – Family Time

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    I love days spent at my grandmother's house. There's nothing to do and nowhere to be and plenty of time for chatting, magazine reading, running, dog playtime and cooking. I started my morning with a run. Next time I visit I am going to do a "scenes from my run" tour of Milledgeville so that [...]

  • Place To Place, State To State

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    This weekend has included a little bit of everything. My friend Miriam drove in from Winston Salem on Saturday for a CrossFit + lunch date. Luckily, the WOD was newbie-friendly and Miriam totally rocked it. It was three rounds of thrusters (a squat to overhead press with a barbell) and running. I did NOT rock [...]

  • Good Things

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    It's a big Saturday full of good things! #1. It's September 1.  September brings not only the start of a new month but a whole new season. I find this to be a great time to stop and evaluate where you are and what direction you want to head in. #2. It's Gameday! It's the [...]