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  • Recent Eats: Salads, Salmon, Food Trucks and Sweet Stuff

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    Happy Friday. I hope you guys have had a nice week. My mom has been in Charlotte visiting this week and it’s been great to have her here. I made a last-minute decision on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. to fly back to Florida with her today so that I can spend the weekend with [...]

  • Weekend Happenings + Recent Eats

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    Hi Friday! I’m very happy on this Friday because my mom will be arriving in Charlotte on Sunday morning to stay with us for the week! My wheels are turning on the fun activities we can do while she’s here. The weekend won’t be a very restful one for me due to lots of teaching [...]

  • The Perfectly Seared Salmon Secret + Recent Eats

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    Happy long weekend Friday. Whether you’re gearing up for a low-key weekend or one full of adventure, I hope it’s safe and enjoyable. I appreciate the thoughtful comments on my post about Charlotte. There’s just one quick thing I want to reiterate…the post was written from my personal point of view. Of course, what I [...]

  • Recent Eats: Switching Up Breakfast, Best Healthy Dinner Casserole

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    Hi there! I hope you’ve made it to the middle of the week feeling good. I’m feeling SORE! I taught this crazy awesome tabta workout three times in two days in various classes and it’s left me feeling it in all the best ways. Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing it on my blog tomorrow so [...]

  • So Many Recent Eats + Not My Idea of Paradise

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    I’m currently feet up watching Bachelor in Paradise. I’m not much of a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan but I’m finding this highly entertaining. I’m hanging out at BFF Dorie’s house with her youngest daughter as she takes her oldest to college for the first time. Cue all the emotions all around. In the meantime, this is keeping [...]

  • Sullie Update + Last Week’s Eats

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    Let’s start with some good news. In case you missed my Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, the lump that I found on Sullie’s belly is just a fat deposit. Our vet took a sample of it and looked at it under the microscope and said she didn’t see anything that looked like mast cells so [...]

  • Sunday Stuff + Recent Eats

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    I hope your Sunday is off to a wonderful start. We awoke to the slightest drop in temperature and humidity which means it was 69 degrees outside and the humidity was less than 50%. After almost a month of waking up to crazy humidity that felt like walking out into a wet blanket, It basically [...]

  • Recent Eats: Healthy, Formulaic and Easy!

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    Hi and I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. I just got home from co-hosting a baby shower for a friend. I can’t wait to share all the details with you in Monday’s post but for now I’m going to recap last week’s meals. They were healthy, super simple and a little repetitive but very accessible [...]

  • Kid Week Eats

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    My eats have definitely been all over the place this week as I worked to plan meals and snacks that were kid-friendly along with having lots of treats and sweets around the house (my mom and I share a serious love…). I feel like I’ve had some mini revelations about the things I’ve always heard [...]

  • Recent Eats + Sweats

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    Happy weekend! Popping in with recent eats and workouts. I’ll see you guys on the other side of the weekend. Recent Eats Lots of smoothies for breakfast. This one with a piece of zucchini chocolate chip bread. With granola. And again. I didn’t have any spinach this week so my smoothies were super bright and [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats & Workouts: Feeling a Shift

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    Happy Sunday! It feels like a long weekend since July 4 is on a Tuesday but I know some people (self-included) are working tomorrow so it’s kind of not. Charlotte seems pretty quiet right now. Fourth of July week is always one of the slowest times of the year because so many people travel and [...]

  • Recent Eats & Lots of Beets

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    I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend! I am not meal planning for next week since we are leaving on Wednesday but I thought I’d pop in and show you what I ate this week to give you some ideas. I whipped up a delicious new lunch bowl combination and our dinners were “throw [...]

  • Friday Catch Up + This Week’s Eats

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    Happy Friday! I’m sitting here drinking coffee with the smell of fresh sourdough filling my house. I haven’t baked in well over a month and my starter was feeling neglected so I decided it was time to remedy that. I also have a cute friend sitting next to me. We’ve been dog sitting Stella this [...]

  • This Week + Eats + New Lunch Ideas

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    Happy long weekend Friday! :) We’re sticking around Charlotte this weekend since we have so much coming up in June. I’ve got a hair cut/color scheduled that I’m excited about as well as hanging out with friends and a Memorial Day cookout. Luckily, many of my friends are also in town this weekend. Remember how [...]

  • Recent Eats: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners

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    Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day that’s got you feeling ready to tackle the week ahead. I usually try and post our dinner menu for the week on Sundays but I forgot to cancel Blue Apron + we have social events on two other nights so no planning is necessary. In case [...]

  • Recent Eats: Smoothie Bowls, Lunch Bowls & One Awesome Sushi Bowl

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    Y’all, I’m cracking up over here. I always know that it’s around the 3 p.m. hour because I hear our mail lady vrooming around the neighborhood delivering mail. She GUNS that little truck from box to box and you can hear it all over the neighborhood. I’m going to get a little crazy and switch [...]

  • Recent Eats: Featuring the Best Soup

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    Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments on my last blog post. This is the first opportunity I’ve had to check in since then because of the whirlwind of getting ready to travel to Harrisburg this weekend and all the time I’ve spent teaching. It’s been wonderful and I can’t wait to share the [...]

  • 9 Years Ago Today + Recent Eats: All the Easter Ham!

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    I usually spend the first five minutes or so when I wake up doing a quick check-in with email and social media. While this probably isn’t the best way to wake up, it’s a nice buffer between sleep and my feet hitting the floor. One of the things I almost always check before getting out [...]

  • It’s My Blog Birthday + Last Week’s Eats & This Week’s Dinner Menu

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    Happy Easter! I hope that you’re all having a lovely Sunday whether it’s full of Easter festivities or just enjoying a nice spring day. Things are pretty quiet around here. I always miss my family on days like this but luckily I have a trip booked to see them soon. Today is my blog’s birthday! [...]

  • Hello from Treasure Island + This Week’s Eats

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    Good morning and happy Friday! We are in Treasure Island, Florida for the weekend. One of girls on our management team is getting married on Saturday evening on St. Pete Beach so a group of us yogis made the trek down to celebrate with her. We are sharing a two bedroom condo with Dorie and [...]

  • This Week’s Eats + 3 Warm Lunch Bowl Ideas

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    Happy weekend friends. It is so lovely in Charlotte…mid 70s, sunny and low humidity. Hoping for lots of outside time this weekend. Big thanks for all of your input on the dress choice in my last post. I was going to order option 1 and 4 and try them both on but then I read [...]

  • Recent Eats + Comfort in Cake

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    Happy weekend guys. We made it. My 4:30 p.m. hot yoga class today was one big celebration of TGIF. It was crazy hot in the room (104!) but my yogis were all smiles and fun today. It was the perfect way to end a crazy week. My weekend is going to look like wrapping up [...]

  • Moving Week Eats

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    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I grew up in Dublin, Georgia where St. Patrick’s Day was a multi-week celebration every year. While I won’t be drinking any green beer or attending any parades, I might throw on some green to teach this morning and I’ll definitely make some corned beef and cabbage soon. It’s one of [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats + This Week’s Meal Plan

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    Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Packing commenced yesterday but I feel relatively calm and organized about it all. Remind me I said that when I’m losing it later this week when Friday’s moving date gets closer. My plan is to attempt to maintain a semi-normal posting schedule but don’t get worried if [...]

  • ICYMI + Last Week’s Eats

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    Confession. I was seeing ICYMI all over the internet and social media and I had no clue what it meant for months. I finally Googled it and learned that it stands for, “in case you missed it.” Now I know. My blog guru Isaac did a WordPress and plugin update last week and unfortunately the [...]

  • Recent Eats: Transitioning Off The Whole30

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    This is what Friday night looked like over here. PJs, puppies, Postmates and vino. Good stuff. I actually started this post on Friday night but then two of my girlfriends dropped by (one with her 12 week old 5 pound puppy…check out my SnapChat (jendecurtins) to see that. It was too cute.). Here’s what rolling [...]

  • Body Says Break + This Week’s Eats (I made homemade mayo!)

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    Good morning. My normal Friday morning routine is to train a client, workout, train another client and then teach hot yoga but…I hit the wall yesterday so I’m sitting at home drinking coffee instead. I was really exhausted coming off of last weekend’s teacher training/workshop/teaching trifecta and I even told Tanner on Monday that if [...]

  • A Car Fail + A Breakfast Fail + Recent Eats

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    Happy Friday and TGIF x1,000. This week was pretty much a wash for me as I spent hours upon hours dealing with car issues. It ended with me and my car taking a trip to the dealership in a tow truck this afternoon. After the repair on Tuesday it was still not starting consistently and [...]

  • Use Your Voice + 5 Thoughts on My Second Whole30 + Eats

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    It’s Saturday morning, rainy and gray out and I’m sipping coffee in front of the computer. I thought about running or going to yoga but for right now I just want to sit and be still before I head out to teach in a bit. I had so many thoughts running through my head as [...]

  • You Must Make This Dinner + Recent Eats

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    It’s an amazing Friday over here because it’s currently 70 degrees and sunny. I’m going to zoom through this post so that I can get the girls outside and take advantage of it before rain and clouds set in for the next 5 days. Let’s talk about food. I made a dinner last night that [...]

  • A Blessing + Speedy Zoey + What I Ate This Week

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    Hey there. We’re gearing up for snow overnight in Charlotte. I don’t think anyone has a confident bet on how much but I’ve heard anywhere from 3-8 inches. I’ve spent most of today working on communications for the studio as we’ve had to cancel our first weekend of teacher training and some early and late [...]

  • Life Lately: Christmas Week

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    I missed checking in with you guys yesterday because I was busy doing the Santa thing. Between a big online shopping extravaganza earlier this week and a shopping trip yesterday, I am 95% done. I need to run out later today for a few more small stocking-type things and then tonight will be a wrap-a-thon! [...]

  • Christmas Decorations + Recent Eats + Our First Purple Carrot Delivery

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    Hi and happiest of Fridays. It appears that most of the nation is under an arctic freeze today. It was 20 degrees when I left the house to train clients this morning so I moved my run to the treadmill! On the plus side, the cold and gray weather has made for an ultra productive [...]

  • Recent Eats: A Busy/Family/Travel Week & Lots of Out to Eat

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    Hi from the Tampa Bay area. I’m currently sitting in my hotel room, watching House Hunters and wearing a Cherry Jubilee Enzyme mask after taking my first Orange Theory class and having Thai food with my parents. I flew in yesterday to spend the weekend here for my uncle’s memorial service. This week of eats [...]

  • Recent Eats: Food Burnout + Food Blogging Behind the Scenes

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    I hope Friday has been a good day for you guys so far. I couldn’t sleep last night and found myself thinking of my brother and today the sadness has stuck around. I don’t really know what to say other than that grief definitely seems to come in waves. I skipped last week’s recent eats [...]

  • What I Ate This Week + A New Favorite Salad Combo

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    Happy Friday! Can you believe that this time next week Thanksgiving will be over and the Black Friday shopping madness will be underway? I was happy to read your comments on last week’s recent eats post about how much you guys enjoy these posts and find them useful. It’s great to hear and I’ll keep [...]

  • Last Weeks Eats & Workouts

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    Happy Sunday. Quick check in for you to share last week’s eats and workouts. I hope it gives you a little dose of inspiration to get your week started on a strong, healthy and balanced note. Before I dive into this, I just want to give you a reminder to listen to your body and [...]

  • Meal Plan: Week of 11/6 + Last Week’s Eats

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    I just planned our menu for the week and it’s making me feel very hungry and excited to cook. This is probably also due to my long run yesterday and the increase in hunger that I tend to have the day after. It’s pretty crazy but I also think a big part of it is [...]

  • Recent Eats + Whole Foods App + Nightshades

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    Happy weekend! (I think it’s late enough on Friday that we can go ahead and call it the weekend.) Any fun plans? Unfortunately, our Friday night is going to look like navigating our way through a client management software change and transition for the studio but hopefully it won’t be too painful. We’re hosting a [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats

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    Today is a better day. I ran 15 miles this morning. I think that’s the farthest I’ve run in over 6 years. While I’m definitely “feeling it” as I sit here and write this post, all things considered, I am good. It was 48 degrees outside and the most beautiful fall day. Running has been such [...]

  • Recent Eats: Meal Plan Fail

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    Happy Friday. I hope you guys have had a good week. I failed at meal planning this week. Well, I did a great job on the planning part but the execution was a no go. I made a menu for the week that sounded delicious and then I just never found the motivation to get [...]

  • Recent Eats: Eat Dessert First

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    Happy Friday everyone. If you’re anywhere in the path of Hurricane Matthew, lots of prayers headed your way. Stay safe and dry. I checked in with my parents yesterday to see if they were going to get any effects of the storm on the panhandle but it’s sunny and beautiful there. We’re experiencing worse weather [...]

  • National Coffee Day + Recent (Easy) Eats

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    Hey there. Happy National Coffee Day. Is anyone taking advantage of the reduced price or free coffee deals today? I just made my normal french press at home this morning and will probably also have a Nespresso a little later. I finally got our capsules restocked so I’m enjoying having an espresso for a mid-afternoon [...]

  • The Week in Food + Life Photos

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    Happy weekend! The short week flew by and I can’t believe it’s already Saturday. I just got home from my Sweat, Strengthen and Flow event and it was a sweaty good time. I will share all the details with you once I get the photos back from the event but I’m so grateful that Premier Protein supported [...]

  • Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats

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    It’s a rainy Friday here in Charlotte (and most of the Southeast) with Tropical Storm Hermine passing through. I checked in with my family yesterday and all is good in Florida. Luckily the storm just missed them and made landfall east of where they are. Our rain started last night with a band of heavy [...]

  • Upping My Breakfast Game

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    Happy Sunday! I was in the process of editing all of my recent food photos (including vacation) when I realized that breakfast needed a post of its own. It’s been really good lately! As most of you know, I’m a pretty repetitive breakfast eater and I don’t lean towards savory very often when it comes to the first [...]

  • Pretty Girls + 5 Nights of Dinners

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    Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a nice and relaxing start. I woke up naturally around 7:15, made French press and a smoothie and cuddled with the girls. They went to the groomer yesterday where they got baths, their ears cleaned, nails trimmed and a little hair cut. They look thrilled about [...]

  • When You Ask the Universe for Signs + Recent Eats

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    Happy weekend! First, we are at 225 and still growing for my online fall half marathon training group. What an unbelievable few days it’s been. I can’t wait to get this thing started! I’ll be sending out a base-building email this weekend so look out for that. Second, I usually write my Friday posts early Friday [...]

  • The Worst Day to Run + A Visitor + Beach Eats

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    Hey there! I got back to Charlotte at 5:45 last night…just in time to teach my 6 p.m. hot class. It was so good to see my yogis but I always appreciate a few days off from teaching every couple of months. When you teach 10+ classes a week sometimes it can seem like you’re doing and [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats + Workouts

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    I hope y’all are enjoying a relaxing Sunday. I arrived at Sunset Beach around 8 p.m. last night and so far our trip is off to a great start. I’m not going to share a meal plan for the week since I’m going to be at the beach until Wednesday but I didn’t want to [...]