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  • A New Kind of Saturday + Weekly Workouts (CrossFit Luke Hero WOD)

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    Hello and happy long weekend! This long weekend is especially sweet for me because I have drastically cut back on my weekend teaching schedule. I went from teaching 3-4 classes every weekend to one on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. It feels pretty amazing not to have to teach at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday and 9 [...]

  • A Weekend at Amicalola Falls State Park

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    I spent last weekend at Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia for a much appreciated quick getaway. Amicalola Falls State Park is located in the North Georgia Mountains. Its main attraction is a 729 foot waterfall (the biggest in the state) but the 829 acre park also features a beautiful lodge with a restaurant, cabins, [...]

  • Monday in the Life + Scenes from the Weekend

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    Monday is always a crazy but fun start to the week for me. I train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. and then head to the studio to teach at 8:15 a.m. and usually take the class after to get my practice out of the way while I'm already sweaty. I shower and head back [...]

  • Favorite Whole Foods Snacks + Weekend Recap

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    Happy Monday! A few scenes from the weekend to share... I did a little Whole Foods trip and loved opening one of my bags to find they'd bagged all the best stuff together. - Sweet Potato Pop Chips (these are seriously addictive...I'm sorry for telling you about them! :) ) - Glutino Sea Salt Crackers [...]

  • Zoey’s First Hike + Fish Tacos + Happy Saturday

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    Today was the best Saturday I have had in a long time. I taught my two regular morning hot yoga classes and then came home to make lunch and give the house a much needed clean. This spring is kinda crazy between travel plans, workshops and teacher training stuff so it was a welcome treat [...]

  • Weekend + Workshop + Playlist + Workouts

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    Hey, hey! The remainder of my weekend consisted of more yoga, sushi, lots of work and some puppy play time. I went out for sushi on Saturday night and it was blissful. Sushi Guru has THE BEST SUSHI in all of Charlotte. If you live here...go! After sushi I convinced myself that Zoey still fit [...]

  • And Upside Down & Inverted Saturday + Recent Eats

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    It's been a wonderful but exhausting day. I taught two hot yoga classes this morning and then headed back to the studio to teach an arm balance and inversions workshop this afternoon. I love, love, love all things inverted and upside down and teaching these workshops is rewarding and a lot of fun. This was [...]

  • Weekend + A KIND Start to the Week {Giveaway}

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    Hi! Keep on reading for a sweet giveaway from my friends at KIND. My weekend was relaxed and full of the normal stuff...yoga, golden retrievers, food. I stayed in on Friday night, ate Vietnamese take out and watched Gone Girl (well, half of Gone Girl...I fell asleep). It was kind of amazing. I taught two [...]

  • Saturday Road Trip + Week of Eats

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    Sullie and I loaded up around noon today for a road trip down to Georgia to visit my grandmother. Sadly, I left Zoey in very loving care in Charlotte because she's a little too crazy right now for me to manage by myself in the car for four hours. I was also worried about her [...]

  • The Best Weekend + A Great Week of Workouts

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    This has been a really great weekend. I've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible because the weather has been incredible. It's 70 and sunny right now! I'm currently sitting outside and working. Zoey is playing in the rosemary bush and Sullie is sun bathing. I had a pretty awesome Saturday. I taught [...]

  • A “Wild Weekend” (Not Really) + Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte

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    Hi! The week is off to a great start over here. It's 66 and sunny. As soon as I hit publish on this post I'm going to head out for a run and walk the pups. The pups were reunited this weekend after spending a week apart and they've been inseparable ever since. I am [...]

  • Weekend: So Much Yoga + The Girls + The Food

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    I had a great weekend! It was a nice balance of work, fun and relaxation. And there was this... I almost feel guilty posting this because I know so many of you are digging out of snow but it was insanely gorgeous in Charlotte this weekend. 65 and sunny on Saturday and 70 and sunny [...]

  • A Sweet Saturday + Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop

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    Hi and happy Saturday! I had such a wonderful day. It began with a tropical green smoothie while I finished up making a new playlist for my morning yoga classes. I went straw instead of spoon and no granola today. I spent my morning teaching yoga...7:45 a.m. hot vinyasa at Charlotte Yoga followed by 9:30 [...]

  • Life Lately: The Final Push + A Muddy Puppy + LBD

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    Life lately has been completely focused on the final push to my book deadline on Monday. I've spent countless hours at the computer wrapping up the copy and approving the final photography. 125+ poses have been photographed and written and I'm coming in around 30,000 words. My weekend can pretty much be summed up by sitting in [...]

  • Weekend: All Is Calm, All is Bright

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    My weekend was...really good. I took three (much needed) days off of teaching and focused on chilling out (slept 10+ hours Saturday night...yes, yes and yes), spending time with people I care about and working on my book. I'm 15 days away from my deadline, 15,000+ words in and there many more still to be [...]

  • Holiday Shopping, My Sweet Girls, Head’s Up & Workout Plateaus

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    Well, I finally started my Christmas shopping on Saturday and the first thing I ran into when I went out to shop was a giraffe. There was a giraffe and a baby kangaroo at one of the outdoor shopping/dining/living developments here in town. While the giraffe was beautiful, I was a little baffled by how [...]

  • Sweaty Turkeys, Pho and Pizza

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    I am a little delayed in getting the weekend update to you because I spent Sunday and Monday in a flurry of house projects. The good news is that I made major progress and I finally have a "house tour" type post to share with you featuring my kitchen renovations. I kicked off the weekend [...]

  • I Feel Like the Tin Man + Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I was like the tin man getting out of bed this morning. I almost crumbled to the ground when I tried to stand up because my calf muscles were so sore. While my long runs left me with tired legs, they never left me this sore. Amping up the intensity/pace for a race + hills takes running [...]

  • Weekend: Pizza & My First Ray LaMontagne

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    Hi. It's been a really great Monday. I would skip the weekend recap post and go straight into the new week (because it's bringing many changes) but the weekend was so good I have to share that quickly and then we'll move on! :) The weekend post is brought to you thanks to pizza, M&Ms and Ray [...]

  • Weekend: Weddings, Friends and Sweet Stuff

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    I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday evening. I am just popping in with some weekend photos to share! This one got a bath and a little hair cut on Friday. When I picked her up she was so soft, smelling like roses and over the top cute. I swear she knows when she's [...]

  • Weekend: Embracing Fall + Slowing Down

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    I finally embraced fall this weekend. The weather here in Charlotte has been incredible with temperatures in the 60s, sunshine and Carolina blue skies. I kept my weekend really, really low-key and stayed home as much as possible to continue this "nesting/grounding" phase I'm in. It was perfect. I always consider Friday the start of [...]

  • Weekend: Day Trip + Seafood Extravaganza + So Much Cake

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    After my riveting Friday night in I actually did have a jam-packed weekend (jam-packed with goodness). After my long run Saturday I headed over to Om Yoga to teach hot vinyasa. Class request was to do handstand work so I had them move their mats against the wall halfway through class and we stayed that [...]

  • My Perfect Friday Night + Day In The Life

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    Hey and happy weekend! I've reached a new level of lame (and awesome at the same time). My Friday night has included working out, the grocery store, a walk with the pup, cooking homemade pizza, painting my nails and watching a combo of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader show and a Sex and the City marathon. It's [...]

  • Weekend: Slowing Down + Opening Up

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    I spent the summer getting outside of my comfort zone and focused on creating connection and experiences with new and old friends. I put myself out there in a way that I really haven't in the past. I said yes to almost every invitation I got for everything from dinner to beach trips to workouts [...]

  • Lately: Pumpkin, Yoga & Game Day

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    Happy Saturday! After a nearly hour and a half weather delay, I'm parked on the couch cheering on the Dawgs! It's game day and it's always a stressful game when we're playing South Carolina. I wore myself earlier today so couch time is welcome. I did my long run early this morning, taught hot yoga, [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Photos

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    I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day Weekend. Mine was super low-key. I stayed here in Charlotte and managed a nice mix between productivity/work and relaxation/being social. The highlight of my weekend was being able to sleep in this morning until whenever I woke up without having to set an alarm to be somewhere. I [...]

  • Weekend: Pampering, CrossFit Throwdown, Night Out + More

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    The weekend was a whirlwind. It flew by at record pace but it was full of good things and fun times. (Whoa. Yes, that's a lot of me up close and personal for the first photo of the post!) I trained four clients, taught a yoga class, went into the Charlotte Observer office for a [...]

  • Weekend: Baking, Long Run, Movies & More + Weekly Workouts

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    I went into this weekend with no plans other than teaching my normal Saturday and Sunday yoga classes and a long run with a friend. I was totally okay with that since I've been out so much lately but then I ended up having fun plans come together at the last minute on both Friday and Saturday [...]

  • Saying Yes + The Weekend

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    My reading in my yoga class on Saturday was about the importance of relationships and connection. I have been putting this into practice in my own life. This has been the summer of yes. Despite my love for teaching and interacting with others for my work, I am introverted and more often than not I find a [...]

  • Weekend: Pool, Peaches, Sunshine and Yoga

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    Good morning! Holiday weekend is over and time to get back in the swing of things. My day kicked off bright and early with 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. training clients. As I mentioned last week, I am training one of my friends who is in her third trimester. She is still rocking it in the [...]

  • A Weekend Full of Love + Friends

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    The last three days have been full of celebrating friendship and love! It was the wedding weekend of one of my friends here in Charlotte. I met her through yoga several years ago we've since shared many sweaty practices, wine nights and experienced yoga in paradise on retreats. It makes me so happy to see my [...]

  • Weekend: A Farm Wedding + Pool Time

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    Hi and happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a great weekend. After teaching the "Yoga in the Meadow" event on Saturday, I spent the rest of the afternoon around the house cleaning, running and walking Sullie before getting ready for a wedding. The wedding was held at Morning Glory Farm in Monroe, NC. It was [...]

  • Loving Lately: Welcome Summer

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    Today is the official first day of summer and I couldn't be happier. Summer is hands down my favorite season of the year. I can't get enough of the long days, warm weather and everything that goes along with it. Here's a look at what I've been loving lately as we welcome summer. Tomato sandwiches [...]

  • Weekend: Massages, Sweets & Shopping

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    Happy Father's Day! I'm doing this weekend a little backwards by spending it with my mom but we did call my dad today to say hi and wish him a happy day! Fun fact, I was born on Father's Day so I always joke with my dad that I was the ultimate gift. I can [...]

  • A Surprise Weekend Visitor

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    Happy weekend everyone! I was absolutely thrilled to learn that I was getting a surprise weekend visitor from Florida! My mom!!! She booked a last minute flight to spend my birthday weekend with me (it's Monday) and I'm SO happy to have her here! She hasn't visited Charlotte since I bought my house almost 5 [...]

  • The Weekend + The Best Meal + The Saddest Movie

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    I had a very low key but nice weekend. After continuing education all day on Friday, I crashed Friday night and didn't do much of anything. I had hopes of getting up and practicing at Om Yoga on Saturday morning before I taught my hot vinyasa class but then I slept until 8:30 so that [...]

  • The Weekend + Love, Empowerment & Acceptance for All

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    I wish I could say that my weekend was full of fun and exciting things but about all I've got for you is book writing, avocados and a cute golden retriever. I received an 80 page word document full of tracked changes to review from my copy editor that was due by Sunday evening. It [...]

  • Memorial Day Weekend, Part Two + Recent Eats

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    Memorial Day Weekend part two was nowhere near as eventful as part one. I spent most of the latter half of the weekend in front of the computer wrapping up this little project... It turns out that my editor and I were kind of on separate thought trains about the direction of this book so [...]

  • Weekend So Far + This Week’s Workouts

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    Good morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. A little housekeeping to start out today's post. If you have submitted a contact form via the contact page and haven't heard a response...it's because I wasn't getting notifications! I set up the form about six weeks ago and the notifications have [...]

  • Weekend: Growth, Love & Transformation

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    My weekend was full of celebration including the final weekend of yoga teacher training and graduation, a friend's baby shower and the grand opening of Metro Fitness 51. My weekend was also full of reflection about how much growth, change and transformation is constantly happening around us (and within us). I stayed in on Friday [...]

  • A Very Social Weekend (I Put on Real Clothes 4 Days in a Row!)

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    I hope your Monday is off to a great start! I had a yoga private this morning, a coffee meeting and then I shopped and cooked meals for my client. I haven't done a weekend recap in a while because my weekends haven't been much to write about but I thought that putting on real [...]

  • Weekend: Sick Sullie + Food Truck Party

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    Good morning! I had a good weekend but with a little scare thrown in. Last week Sullie had a one day episode of an upset stomach but it seemed to have quickly passed and she was acting like her normal self the following day. On Saturday she had another episode but much worse this time [...]

  • Weekend: Furniture, FroYo and Yoga Clothes

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    It has been the most beautiful weekend here in Charlotte. Blue skies and 70+ degrees. Happy! It was so nice to have a weekend at home for the first time in several weeks. I spent my time catching up, running errands, working around the house and teaching. I can't wait to share my ALDI trip [...]

  • Weekend & Winners

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    My weekend was nothing too exciting but perfect for me. I'll give you one guess what the theme of it was... Yep, yoga. I am assisting with 200-hour teacher training this winter/spring and we had a teacher training weekend scheduled. (They complete the 200 hours over the course of eight weekends and assisting/observation work done [...]

  • Weekend: Crazy Curls + Massage + Yoga

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    Good morning and happy Monday! I am setting my intention to have a focused and productive week that includes LOTS of writing for my book. :) Before I dive into the new week, here's a look back at a few weekend highlights. Fun fact: my hair is naturally curly/wavy but I never wear it this [...]

  • Purge Part 2 + Rooster’s Reward Dinner

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    I can't say that this was a fun weekend but it was necessary. Other than a work happy hour on Friday, I had zero social engagements to distract me from the great purge of 2014. I fully own that I had a mini-meltdown last night while I was standing in the middle of the bedroom [...]

  • Weekend: Lulu Trip, Sushi, Yoga & Movies

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    Happy Monday! I hope the week is off to a great start for everyone. I got to sleep until 7:30 this morning so I am feeling pretty amazing after almost 9 hours of sleep. The rest of the week won't be so kind with 5:30 and 6 a.m. clients to I took advantage while I [...]

  • Weekend: Car Shopping, Restaurant Week and Brunch

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    Hi there. I hope everyone had a good Monday. If you had the day off I hope you enjoyed it! First things first, I took this girl into the vet this morning and she received a CLEAN bill of health. I am so grateful. The lump on her belly is, in fact, a lipoma (fatty [...]

  • Saturday with Jay Z & Dinner Uptown

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    Hello and happy Monday. I think it's back to reality for most of us after two weeks of holiday schedules. This is definitely the busy season in the fitness industry. The yoga studios were unbelievably packed over the weekend thanks to a new year and really cold, rainy days. I had over 60 yogis in [...]

  • Party Weekend + Winners

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    Hi! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Today I want to share some weekend photos with you and then announce the winners of my most recent giveaway. Saturday night we had our holiday staff party for Y2 Yoga. I spent half the day at the mall making returns and checking out the after holiday [...]