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Cookies, Smoothies, Sushi and Cuteness

Hey, hey! Hope you had a lovely fall weekend. That extra hour of sleep last night was pretty amazing and I felt so rested and revitalized today. I bounded out of bed to teach my 9:15 “yoga church” class. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who appreciated the extra rest…class was packed and everyone was happy and energized.


I think that’s partially because I brought the sunshine with my yellow pants. They got QUITE a few comments. The best part about today’s class was the opportunity to finally meet Β long-time reader and fellow yoga teacher Pam. She was in Charlotte for a weekend getaway with her husband. She writes a blog about her experiences living her yoga and also as a military spouse. Check it out. Pam told me that I taught class exactly how I wrote my blog and that was interesting to hear from someone who’s been reading since I started this whole yoga teaching journey.


Lunch after class was a salad with homemade honey mustard (loved it yesterday, repeated it again today) and an open faced sandwich with mashed avocado, a perfect egg, tomatoes and colby-jack.

Other weekend stuff of note…


I baked those cookies I mentioned yesterday. I ended up going with an oatmeal pumpkin cookie with chocolate chips, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. They were great. I wanted to shoot them and blog more about them…but they’re already gone! πŸ™‚


I went out for sushi with friends at Sushi Guru last night (<– fave in Charlotte). We started with a seafood ceviche that was incredible.


And several rolls to share. Gosh, sushi never gets old. One of my favorite foods to go out for…mostly because it’s something I can’t make at home and it’s just so good!


Breakfast this morning while I was prepping for my yoga class was a green smoothie. I drank it under a blanket with a side of coffee. It was 40 degrees in Charlotte this morning!


As far as workouts were concerned this weekend, I was totally content to yoga and walk. I practiced Friday, Saturday and Sunday and took long walks with the pup each day. Our beautiful fall just makes me want to be outside.


Sullie says I have to go. She needs attention.

Have a good night!

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  • 1
    Elise @ 9toFit.com November 3, 2013, 8:57 pm

    That sushi looks amazing, and can you put up the recipe for those cookies?! πŸ™‚

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun November 3, 2013, 8:59 pm

    Yum that sushi looks great! I had sushi today as well but I don’t think it was quite as good as that! Looks like a wonderful Sunday!

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    She Rocks Fitness November 3, 2013, 9:01 pm

    Those pants ROCK and like I said in your other post, I am so going to try to find them here in Houston. I’m definitely searching for bright crops. πŸ™‚ 40 degrees…cold! So don’t miss those temperatures. I slept like a rock too, but the time change has my appetite all out of whack today.

    • 5
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:19 am

      thank you! it’s a retiring color so i’m not sure if they’re still available. if so, they should be marked down! πŸ™‚

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    pamela November 3, 2013, 10:09 pm

    Your class was the highlight of my trip! It was so amazing and you are such a gifted teacher. AND it was wonderful to meet you in person and chat. I love that the internet is also real life:)

    Your egg sandwich looks so good. I am going to have to try that soon. We are happy to be back with our little ones but we miss Charlotte – what a beautiful city. We will be back!!

    • 7
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:19 am

      oh thank you so much! i’m so happy that you enjoyed your time in charlotte and that we finally connected!

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    hillary | nutrition nut on the run November 3, 2013, 10:16 pm

    you rock those yellow capris!

    • 9
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:19 am

      muah! thank you! πŸ™‚

  • 10
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves November 3, 2013, 10:45 pm

    You are rockin’ those yellow pants! And sushi is definitely one of my favorite foods ever. Not only is it pretty, but it tastes amazing!

    • 11
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:20 am

      i know! i love it when food not only looks beautiful but tastes so good. the worst is when something looks pretty and tastes like nothing. definitely not the case with sushi!

  • 12
    heidi November 4, 2013, 12:38 am

    Just had to comment to say love love love your blog!! πŸ™‚

    • 13
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:20 am

      thank you so much for taking the time to comment with such kind words! xo

  • 14
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen November 4, 2013, 4:43 am

    Those cookies look so good! Maybe you’ll make another batch and share the recipe!? πŸ™‚

  • 16
    Brittany @ proteinandpumps November 4, 2013, 6:29 am

    SO in love with those yellow pants. Also in love with the fall colors but missing the warmer temps.

  • 17
    Larissa @ Running with the Dragonflies November 4, 2013, 7:05 am

    Yum! All your food looks so delicious! Glad you had a great weekend πŸ™‚

  • 18
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) November 4, 2013, 7:21 am

    I miss sushi- it looks amazing! Also, you totally can pull on the yellow pants. I’m not surprised, just impressed πŸ™‚

    • 19
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:21 am

      haha, thanks girl! you should do some cooked sushi like the shrimp tempura or veggie sushi to get your fix!

  • 20
    kelly November 4, 2013, 10:14 am

    I love the yellow pants!

  • 21
    Amy November 4, 2013, 10:31 am

    those yellow pants are very fun!

  • 22
    Liz November 4, 2013, 11:55 am

    I LOVE bright pants! I have a client who owns a few pair. I always ask her to wear them for my classes! Haha. We can all use a little brightness in our lives πŸ™‚ …. and sushi!

    • 23
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:22 am

      love it! and yes, we can always use some sushi in our lives!

  • 24
    Corrie Anne November 4, 2013, 3:00 pm

    Yes!! The yellow pants are amazing. Definitely bring the sunshine!

  • 25
    Alexandra November 4, 2013, 3:52 pm

    You have such an incredibly fit and healthy body! Amazing! Super inspiring πŸ™‚ Also, all the food you had looks incredible! Yummmmm



    • 26
      Jen November 5, 2013, 7:22 am

      thank you so much alexandra. such kind words! xo

  • 27
    tara November 5, 2013, 12:17 pm

    hi…quick question i’ve been wondering about for a bit. as a new person to HOT yoga…how often can/should you practice ? i never thought much about practicing /resting when i did “regular” yoga but am wondering now. i cross train (boot camp) and try to run but am thinking for the winter i’d like to do a little more hot yoga. can i practice several days in a row ? is it more like running where you need rest in between or change in what you are doing ? just wondering your thoughts…

  • 28
    Caitlin W November 6, 2013, 10:41 pm

    Love Sushi Guru!!

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