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October 2012

  • WOD-O-WEEN

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    Happy Halloween! It's "WOD-O-WEEN" here at Metro CrossFit. We encouraged everyone to dress up for today's WOD and our director of CrossFit programmed a super creative workout. Zombie run = normal run with a plate held out in front Pumpkin Smash = ball slams Candy Bag Carries = dumbbell famer walks Pica Boos = pull ups Gremlin Crawls = [...]

  • Creamy Shrimp, Prosciutto and Mushroom Pasta

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    The cooking streak continues thanks to a great Whole Foods restock on Sunday. For those of you who like to see the goods... Here you have it. Spinach penne pasta (coupon), sour cream, nutritional yeast (bulk), oat bran (bulk), eggs, gluten-free bread, tortilla chips (staple!), coffee, canned corn, canned pumpkin, cilantro, parsley, grapes, wild caught [...]

  • Video Blog – A Thank You, Body Pump v. CrossFit, New To Studio Yoga And More

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    I'm saying hi "in person" today with a video blog. A huge thank you, discussion about BodyPump versus CrossFit, switching from gym to studio yoga, plant versus animal protein based diets, transitioning from college to the real world and more. I appreciate all the questions and topic suggestions. These video posts will keep coming and [...]

  • Inversion Flow Weekend With Briohny And Dice

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    Hi there...I know it's been a few days since you've heard from me but I spent the weekend in the yoga studio. I had the amazing opportunity to attend an Inversion Flow Weekend with Briohny Smyth and her husband Dice Iida-Klein. Briohny is a well-known yoga teacher who is famous for her Equinox yoga video [...]

  • Chicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry with Spaghetti Squash

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    Good evening. I'm apologize for being a bit whiney last night but sometimes a girl just needs to be whiney. I'm sure that most of you can relate. It's like my favorite Pin of the week... I think I was on my broomstick yesterday and not using my angel wings. ;) So, while I was [...]

  • Substitute Teacher

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    It's 10 p.m. I just finished dinner and killed a gigantic spider, breaking a glass in the process. I desperately need to shower. I thought my morning client was at 10 and our appointment was actually at 9. I subbed a yoga class tonight and two girls got up and left before class even started. [...]

  • One Workout Away

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    You know that saying, "You're only one workout away from a good mood?" I experienced that in a major way last Thursday. I was scheduled to teach BodyPump at the Y but I came up with a list of reasons why I didn't want to teach and even sent out a last minute sub request. [...]

  • A Weekend Alone

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    Oh, Monday. It seems like I was just gushing over how happy I was about the arrival of Friday night. The weekend passed so quickly and I'm proud to announce that I did...pretty much nothing. I spent a lot of time alone and loved it. I took myself to yoga, Starbucks and the farmers market [...]

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Bars

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    I think many of us have heard of Ann Byrn, better known as "The Cake Mix Doctor." She's published multiple cookbooks sharing how to turn a traditional boxed cake mix into something special. Since cake mix is the cornerstone of most of Ann's recipes it seems only logical that she would create her own brand [...]

  • Sweet Friday

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    I don't know if there are words to describe how insanely happy I am that it's Friday night. How happy I am that the week has finally ended, that I got to take a yoga class tonight and that I have zero plans this weekend other than doing whatever it is that I feel like [...]

  • Arms And Legs…Falling Off

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    I have been off the CrossFit wagon for a few weeks now. I've kind of been off all exercise-specific wagons given my travel and work schedule. I just fit in whatever, whenever. I have been thrown back into CrossFit given my training weekend and then the convenience of being at the gym and having it [...]

  • Like Christmas Morning

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    It was like Christmas morning for me when I woke up! It's new roof day!!! You know you've really become a full-fledged, responsible, home-owning adult when things like a new roof excite you this much. The roof on the house is over 20-years old and has tons of damage. I was even starting to get [...]

  • Cranberry, Apple And Walnut Quinoa

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    What a weekend. I survived my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course. It was an educational, humbling and overall enjoyable experience. I cannot talk or think about CrossFit anymore right now so I will write a recap/overview of the course later this week once I've had a little break from it! To say that I am [...]

  • Chocolate Overload

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    Happy Saturday morning! I'm up bright and early getting ready to head off to day one of my weekend CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course. It should be a very interesting day, to say the least! It's been a while since I've shared a "day of meals/eats" with you and you'll soon see why. I haven't [...]

  • Best Of Beauty

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    There was a time in my life when I was really into playing with makeup and buying fashionable clothing. Trips to Sephora were like Christmas Day for me and I loved going to the mall. I am pretty sure that I single handedly kept Express in business between the ages of 16-19. Somehow my interest [...]

  • 5 Vacation Highlights: 30A, Steak & Cake, Yoga and More!

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    It was so nice to receive your positive feedback on yesterday's post. I didn't intend to write it. I actually sat down to write a normal post recapping what I was doing on vacation and then the words just started flowing. I think that's exactly why that post worked though. It wasn't planned but instead [...]

  • A Resetting Of Sorts

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    I'm currently in route back to Charlotte where a mammoth week of work that will end in my weekend CrossFit Level 1 Course waits for me when I touch down. But I'm pleased to say that I'm approaching it with less anxiety and stress and more confidence and contentment. This trip has been both nice [...]

  • The Best Traditional Super Market (An Ode To Publix)

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    Let's take a quick break from vacation posting (although I edited like 50 more beautiful photos to share with you last night) and talk about super markets. Wow, how they have changed since my childhood. I remember growing up and going to the grocery with my dad to do the weekly shopping (it was called [...]

  • Beach Weekend

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    Hi everyone! I'm having a great visit with my mom. Highlights so far include Friday night pizza, a beautiful 5-mile run, eating zero (repeat zero) veggies yesterday with no veggie guilt, eating ice cream and peanut butter and jelly instead, beach time, the Destin Seafood Festival and lots of sleep. I arrived right around sunset [...]

  • Yay!

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    Happy Friday! I'm so excited! I'm at the airport on the way to go visit my mom in Florida this weekend. My dad is in Georgia so we're going to have some girl time! I bought her a yoga mat and she'll soon learn that we're going to have a yoga private lesson every day [...]

  • lulu Staples + Workout Tunes

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    Good morning! Yesterday was completely insane...as Wednesdays usually are...so I didn't post but there wasn't much to share anyway. I taught an early yoga class and then spent the remainder of the day alternating between sending rapid fire e-mails, sitting in meetings and working the front desk at Metro CrossFit. Luckily, the day ended with [...]

  • A Good Start

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    Thank you for your comments, e-mails, Tweets and messages. Each and every one was humbling and touching beyond words. I do feel lucky and grateful to be a part of such a powerful network of women (and some men!). Each day presents a new challenge and lesson to be learned. A friend of mine forwarded [...]

  • The Story Of A Year

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    Blogging is a tricky thing with a lot of blurred lines on how much is too much information to share. I started blogging almost five years ago on my (now neglected) recipe blog Bakin' and Eggs. Although I did include some personal stories in that blog, the main focus of my posts was to share [...]