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  • Sweat Report + Workout Jams + Dinner Menu

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    Good morning! I didn't mean to not post for four days but then I got distracted by grandmothers and goldens. I came down to Florida to spend a long weekend with my family for Mother's Day. It's been a great visit and I'll be heading back to Charlotte later this evening. In the meantime, I'll [...]

  • I’ll Never Climb Mount Everest + Last Week’s Workouts + This Week’s Dinner Menu

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    Happy Sunday! I hope it's as beautiful for you as it is here in Charlotte. It's 63 and sunny and I'm going to get myself outside after I finish this post. One of my favorite Sunday activities is reading Joy the Baker's "Let It Be Sunday" post where she compiles a weekly reading list of [...]

  • This Week’s Dinner Menu + Last Week’s Workouts + Your Weekly Workout Playlist

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    It's a rainy Sunday over here. I just baked four loaves of sourdough bread (two to gift, two to cut and save). We enjoyed a quiet morning at home but I'm about to head to the studio for the rest of the day. It's the final weekend of our winter/spring 200-hour teacher training program so [...]

  • Boston Strong + Running Wishes + Weekly Workouts + Playlist

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    It's Marathon Monday! I was watching a video of the elite women taking off at the starting line and I thought to myself, "I'm pretty sure that's what I think I look like taking off for a 5K." I can't even imagine going out of the gate like that for a marathon. Incredible athleticism and [...]

  • Workouts + Workout Playlist + Wedding Weekend Part 1

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    We got home from Florida around 4 p.m. on Sunday from a super fun long wedding weekend in the St. Petersburg, Florida area. We were a few hours delayed in getting home and these two couldn't wait to see us (but let's be honest...we were probably even more excited than them). After a quick stop [...]

  • Weekly Workout Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts & Running in the Rain

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    Good morning. My 6 a.m. yoga class was sloooooowwww this morning. I couldn't figure out where everyone was until we broke for core work and I commented on the low attendance and my students reminded me about the NCAA basketball championship. Apparently most of Charlotte (and the state of NC!) stayed up late last night [...]

  • A Boring Weekend + An Awesome Strength Workout + Weekly Workout Playlist (Best Yet!)

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    I set my alarm for 5:55 a.m. to get up and write this post before I taught at 8:15 a.m. and then had meetings...but I slept instead. I don't know if my body is trying to normalize after the move or trying to heal or still adjusting to the time change but I have been [...]

  • Monday Mantra + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

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    What a weekend. I'll post a full weekend recap later today (hopefully) but long story short...the movers were at our house until midnight on Friday and our entire weekend was consumed by unpacking. As I was drifting off to sleep at 11 p.m. last night I thought to myself, "I think I left my car [...]

  • Weekend: Painting, Packing, Pups + Snow?

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    Hey, hey. It's a rainy, cold day in Charlotte which makes for lots of productivity on my end. (source) Our weather has been truly bizarre lately. On Thursday it was 75 degrees and I was running in shorts and a tank top. Sunday we woke up to snow. Today is rainy and chilly. I feel [...]

  • Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekend Recap

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    Happy Monday. I'm over here working away to keep this crew happy, sheltered and fed and I guess we can say that they're earning their keep by looking cute and keeping me good company. This post is going to be a little all over the place. I've got you weekly workout playlist, a recap of [...]

  • Workouts + Workout Ideas + Weekly Playlist + Winners

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    That's a whole lot of "Ws" in the blog post title! GOOD MORNING from Mexico! We arrived on Saturday around noon for our 5th annual Y2 Yoga retreat and have been soaking up all the beauty of Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita ever since. I'm currently enjoying a fruit plate and some coffee while I [...]

  • A new weekly workout playlist for you + 15 of my favorite Spotify playlists + last week’s workouts

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    I spend a significant amount of time every week putting together playlists for my yoga classes. I'm a little crazy but I don't like to use the same playlists over and over. I find that keeping my music fresh keeps the class fresh for my regular students. Also, different classes have different vibes so I [...]

  • Workout Recap + What We’re Eating This Week

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    Hi and happy weekend! It's been just crazy gorgeous in Charlotte so I've been soaking up as much time outside as possible. It is 77 degrees and sunny right now. The trees and flowers are so confused and some of them are starting to bloom already. My Sunday morning was everything I needed it to [...]

  • A Pull Up Workout To Try + Workouts and This Week’s Dinner Menu

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    Hey there! I hope you guys had a great weekend. Mine was super low-key and included things like a 90-minute massage, a long walk with the pups, dinner with friends and more stuff that you'll hear about in tomorrow's weekend recap. For now...let's chat about workouts and meal planning. I'm so excited about this week's [...]

  • Back to Meal Planning + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I am back in Charlotte and it felt like a giant exhale to walk into my front door this afternoon. Being away, especially in times of grief/pain, definitely gives you a renewed appreciation for not only life but all the small things in life we have to be grateful for. I am really looking forward [...]

  • 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 October 23 + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Quick check-in with my meal plan for the week ahead along with last week's workouts. I hope you're having a lovely Sunday! Sunday: One pan roasted dinner with spicy Italian chicken sausage, acorn squash, onions and whatever other veggies I decide to add. Monday: Armenian Lentil Soup with Eggplant and Apricots Tuesday: Herbs de Provence [...]

  • Weekly Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts (31 miles in 7 days!)

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    Happy Sunday. After two days of Hurricane Matthew's rain and wind, I woke up to the most beautiful blue skies and crisp temperatures. As soon as I finish this post, I'm going to take my girls for a long walk to soak up the sunshine. I just put together our meal plan for the week. [...]

  • Weekly Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts + When to Skip a Run

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    Happy Sunday! I'm currently skipping my long run (the first one of half marathon training!) and writing this post instead. I planned to meet a friend for the run this morning but I had to cancel on her because I woke up with some soreness from yesterday's 5K race at the spot where my achilles [...]

  • A Change of Run Scenery + This Week’s Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I have to tell you again how happy I am to be back on the meal planning bandwagon. I've been visiting the farmers market on Saturdays and buying whatever looks good and then menu planning around the things that I've purchased. I'm having so much fun spending an hour or so on Sunday mornings browsing Pinterest, magazines [...]

  • Why I’m Not CrossFitting Now + Workouts + Meal Plan

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    Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend! This morning I received a question from a reader who noticed that I'm not CrossFitting anymore and she asked if there was a reason why. (After I RX'd Fran for the first time) Let's chat about that for a second. I started CrossFitting back in 2012 when [...]

  • 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 [...]

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

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    Hey guys! A quick check in to share the meal plan for the week and last week's workouts. It was so awesome last week to plan ahead of time and share it with you guys. It really kept me accountable and I only made one grocery trip the whole week. I had a crazy afternoon today [...]

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

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    Hey there. Hope it's been a good weekend. I'll have the weekend recap for you tomorrow but I got it together enough today to put together a meal plan for the week and do all the shopping. I'm excited about 0ur week of meals so I wanted to share the plan with you along with [...]

  • 28-Minute Bodyweight Tabata Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Hello. Reading all of the reasons why you love to run has been both heartwarming and motivating. So many times I found myself nodding my head, smiling and saying "YES!" Thank you for sharing and if you every find yourself in need of a little running inspiration, read these comments! (Wearing Lululemon Power Y Tank, [...]

  • Rest/Workout Balance + Weekly Workout Recap

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    It's been a month or so since I've done a weekly workout recap. I took a short hiatus from posting them weekly and I'm not sure if I'll go back to day-by-day weekly recaps or maybe do a "recent workouts" type post occasionally like I do with recent eats. As you guys know, my focus for the [...]

  • Weekend At The Beach + An Easy Week of Workouts

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    Hi there. I hope it was a great weekend. I have been soaking up time with my family (and sleep...lots of sleep). I got to take a short mandated weekend break from the blog because my tech guru (who is an angel sent from heaven) has spent the last few days moving my site to a [...]

  • TT Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Good morning. I hope that your Monday is the start to a wonderful week ahead! I was thrilled not to have any early clients after being in yoga teacher training all weekend. It's nice to start the week at a relaxed pace with breakfast, coffee and computer time instead of hitting the ground running at [...]

  • This Week’s Menu Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Happy Sunday! Many of you have mentioned that you'd like to see more menu/meal plans so I decided to sit down this afternoon and actually plan out my week of meals to share with you. Sunday: dinner out with friends Monday: Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (recipe will be posted soon!) with some sort of side salad [...]

  • Weekend + Workouts

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    I'm a day late in getting the workout recap to you. I sat down last night to write it and was going to do a high level overview on the Spring Equinox but then inspiration took over and it became its own post. I love it when that happens. :) Friday was spent in the [...]

  • Sunday Morning Coffee Chat + Weekly Workouts

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    Weekend mornings are my favorite. After many years of teaching early every Saturday and Sunday morning, it's been such a treat to have them back after making some adjustments to my schedule about a year ago. Saturday mornings tend to be a little more productive. I love cleaning the house, hitting the farmers market and getting [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Dona Jo Fitwear Giveaway

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    Good morning! We are so enjoying our yoga retreat in the Dominican Republic. The group from our studio is leaving today but we are staying for a few extra days to soak up a little more sun and relaxation and some one-on-one time. Given that we practice twice a day on these retreats, I bring [...]

  • The Weekend and Weekly Workouts

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    My heart was warmed by your thoughtful and supportive comments on what empowering women means to you. Thank you for that. If you missed the post, please check it out and remember that the giveaway is open until Monday at midnight. I'm going to combine my weekend and workout posts tonight because I'm not sure [...]

  • 2016 Valentine’s Day Partner Workout + My Weekly Workouts

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    Happy Valentine's Day! Last year I shared a Valentine's Day partner workout and I thought it would be fun to put together another one for you this year. I love this partner workout because most of the exercises are interactive and/or hands on. Sweating together is a great way for couples to connect while doing [...]

  • Super Bowl Super Set Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I am SUPER PUMPED to cheer on the Panthers tonight. I decided to channel some of my enthusiasm into creating a killer "Super Bowl Super Set Workout" for you guys! Read all about super sets and why I love them in this post. I organized the workout into four super sets [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: I’m Working with a Personal Trainer!

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    This was the happiest week! I started working with my own personal trainer! I know some of you might be thinking, "wait what?" but let me explain. For the past couple of years I have been saying that I need a trainer and considered hiring someone to work with or program for me. It's not that [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Travel Yoga (And Love for Balance 30-A!)

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    My default travel workout is to throw on a pair of running shoes and hit the road. It's easy, free and a great change of scenery. That said, it can be really fun to try out new classes and gyms if time allows and options are available. Usually when I'm visiting my parents I stick to [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Lots of Strength + A Killer Pulling Workout

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    Happy Sunday morning! It's currently snowing in Charlotte. Nothing that's sticking, just big wet flakes that melt the second they hit the ground but it makes for a pretty and cozy morning with a cup of coffee (and some chia pudding!). I'm gearing up for a marathon day of teaching...four classes total today including yoga, [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Treadmill Time + “Add 5 Reps Workout”

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    We have officially reached the time of year where I embrace the treadmill. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining about temperatures ranging from the 20s-40s when that's balmy for many of you (and I am fondly remembering all those 70 degree runs I had in November and December). What I do find is [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: End of the 62 Day Challenge + Moving for Energy

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    I was feeling the "holiday hangover" something fierce last week. I found myself feeling pretty low on energy, taking more naps than normal and sleeping later than usual. I blame it on the cumulative effects of running around, stress, indulgent foods, parties and more drinking than normal. The weather we've had for the last few [...]

  • Holiday Week Workouts + Energy For One More (Giveaway!)

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    Hi! How was everyone's Christmas? (for those of you celebrating) I will be posting my recap of Christmas weekend on Monday morning but I thought it was time to check in after taking a little blog break since last Wednesday so I've got the weekly workout recap along with a giveaway. As I announced back [...]

  • Holiday Highs and Lows + Weekly Workouts

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    Hi! I don't know about you guys but I'm feeling the holiday hustle in full force. The ratio of "what I hope to achieve and do" versus "what actually happens" is pretty comical right now but I'm just taking it one day at a time. I thought for today's weekly workouts post that I would [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + December Favorites Playlist

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    Happy Sunday! I didn't exactly have the most relaxing start to the day. Zoey ate about 15 miniature red velvet cupcakes off the counter on Friday morning (wrapper and all) so her tummy is still paying the price for those two minutes of glory. We were in the shower together at 8 a.m. cleaning up [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Dream Big & Then Go After It!

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    Hello. (It's me.) I typed "Hello," looked at it and the song immediately popped in my head. Are we forever ruined on the word hello? Ha. I didn't mean to disappear for 3 days but my Friday and weekend got busy and I know you guys are busy on the weekend too so I figured [...]

  • Ambassador Announcement + Weekly Workouts + A Farewell

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    Does anyone else feel a little out of sorts right now? I feel like it's been one big weekend for the last 5 days. We kept calling the days we were gone for Thanksgiving "the weekend" and then got back and it actually was the weekend. One of the biggest perks about this 5 day [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: A Yoga Challenge & Current Focus

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    I loved my week of workouts this week! I am participating our annual yoga challenge at the studio so it's been pushing me to get to my mat more and the difference it's making in my body is wonderful. I'm feeling really open and really good. The challenge is 62 practices in 62 days or [...]

  • Weekly Workouts Away: Lots of Running + BodyPump

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    I am home in Charlotte after spending the last week in Georgia. I think this was the longest I've been away from Charlotte in almost two years. While I appreciated every second of time being with my family, it was so wonderful to see my girls and get a big hug from my fiance after [...]

  • Dumbbell & TRX Superset Total Body Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    I'm excited to have a new total body workout workout to share with you that combines two of my favorite training tools...supersets and the TRX! My clients love the TRX and I also enjoy incorporating it into my own workouts. Last week I put together a total body superset workout (read about supersets and why [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Longest Run of Half Training & Hitting 24 Miles for the Week!

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    I'm on a little bit of a high from my runs this week. I hit my highest mileage week of training coming in at 24 miles in just 3 runs. Each run felt so good and strong. There was the rainy 3-miler turned 6-miler on Tuesday. Don't you love those runs where you set out [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Loving the Long Run

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    This training cycle I have found that my long runs are my favorite of the week. Since reworking my schedule so that I don't teach early on Saturday or Sunday, I feel like I have all the time in the world to sleep in, have some coffee, get my run in and relax. I usually [...]