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Terra’s Kitchen Review – Fresh Meal Delivery Service

Terra’s Kitchen Review – Fresh Meal Delivery Service

I haven't had to do any meal planning for the last week thanks to Terra's Kitchen and their amazing fresh meal delivery service. I'm excited to share this Terra's Kitchen review with you guys today because I think you'll love it as much as we did! I also made a fun unboxing video for you because the [...]

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Sweat, Strengthen and Flow Outdoor Workout + Event Recap

Sweat, Strengthen and Flow Outdoor Workout + Event Recap

Hey guys! I'm so pumped to share all of the details on the Sweat, Strengthen and Flow Workout that I hosted for my community along with Premier Protein last Saturday morning. I've got a bunch of photos from Saturday's event as well as a workout graphic so you can try it out for yourself! I've [...]

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Weekend: Home Projects, Copycat Levain Cookies, 8 Miles and More!

Weekend: Home Projects, Copycat Levain Cookies, 8 Miles and More!

Hey there! I hope your week is off to the best start and that you're having a great Monday. My Mondays have gotten so much better since giving up early training clients. I teach late on Mondays so it made for a long day to go from 6 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and it kind of [...]

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The Week in Food + Life Photos

The Week in Food + Life Photos

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 [...]

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Hiking the Profile Trail on Grandfather Mountain to Calloway Peak

Hiking the Profile Trail on Grandfather Mountain to Calloway Peak

During our recent vacation to Grandfather Mountain we spent a day hiking the Profile Trail on the west side of Grandfather Mountain to Calloway Peak. It was one of my favorite hikes I've done in the North Carolina mountains. I get asked for hiking suggestions pretty frequently so I made sure to take tons of [...]

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Ancho Chile & Cinnamon Brined Bone-In Pork Chops

Ancho Chile & Cinnamon Brined Bone-In Pork Chops

I feel like pork chops don't get the love they deserve. The pork chops of our youth were either thin cut and cooked until they were way overdone, fried or dare I mention Shake & Bake? (<--- AHH! I swear I could taste that seasoning as I typed the words!) Luckily, I had parents who were pork [...]

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A Low-Key Labor Day Weekend

A Low-Key Labor Day Weekend

I really appreciate the IG, FB and comment love on my "Labor Day Lessons" post. Also, thanks for being so supportive of me opening up and sharing these types of posts here in this space. I really believe that living a healthy lifestyle isn't just about eating healthy and working out but also taking care [...]

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A Labor Day Lesson

A Labor Day Lesson

On Sunday afternoon I taught three classes in a row. A double header of HIIT and Total Strength at the Y for my once-a-month rotation followed immediately by hot yoga. These Sundays are four hour marathons of teaching but always leave me feeling energized and remembering why I fell in love with group ex and [...]

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Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats

Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats

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 [...]

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The Couple that Burpees Together…Burpee Couples Workout + HYLETE Review

The Couple that Burpees Together…Burpee Couples Workout + HYLETE Review

This post is sponsored by HYLETE.  Today's post combines three of my favorite things. 1) New workout gear. 2) Working out with Tanner. 3) BURPEES! HYLETE recently offered to send a sampling of their workout apparel for both Tanner and I try out and we decided to give it the ultimate test with a sweaty [...]

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Peaches & Cream Egg White Oatmeal

Peaches & Cream Egg White Oatmeal

Good morning! You know how life seems to ebb and flow? There are good times, bad times and a lot of mundane in between. Over the last few weeks I've come to realize that I'm smack in the middle of one of those good times and feeling a deeper sense of peace and ease right now than [...]

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Every Day

5 Ways to Make the Most of Every Day

A few weeks ago I discussed living your life with heart through discovering and nurturing passions and this week I want to talk about living with heart by making the most of every day. It can be easy to get sucked into the monotony of day-to-day responsibilities and to go into "robot mode" where you're going [...]

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Weekend: Greek Fest 5K, Art Party, TT and More!

Weekend: Greek Fest 5K, Art Party, TT and More!

Our weekend was jam-packed but in a good way. I spent Friday evening at the studio. I taught at 4:20 and then stayed after to take a class that our summer teacher trainees were teaching so that I could give them feedback. Tanner and I brought home takeout from Namastay Kitchen after class. I had [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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Friday I’m In Love: National Dog Day, Music, Nut Butter & More

Friday I’m In Love: National Dog Day, Music, Nut Butter & More

Happy Friday! This week was really good but NUTS in the way that the week after vacation always is. Plus, it's been a weird week in Charlotte with kids getting ready to go back to school. I can tell that parents are in a "camps are over, vacations are over, need these kids back in [...]

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Dairy-Free Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Dairy-Free Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

We had pancakes for breakfast on a Thursday morning and it was kind of the best thing ever. I made these dairy-free blueberry buttermilk pancakes last Sunday morning and knew I had to recreate them again this week to photograph and share with you because they were so amazing. We "mmm'd" our way through them [...]

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Yoga Flow for Digestive Health & Relaxation

Yoga Flow for Digestive Health & Relaxation

Today's yoga flow is sponsored by UP4 Probiotics.  Since completing my Whole30 earlier this year, I have become much more aware of gut health and how it impacts the rest of my body. As you've probably noticed, I've upped my intake of fermented foods (hello sourdough sauerkraut toast!) and I've also started taking probiotics daily. [...]

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My Fall Race Calendar + Last Chance to Train for a Half with Me!

My Fall Race Calendar + Last Chance to Train for a Half with Me!

Hey guys! My 12-week half marathon training plan kicked off yesterday and I've got 382 runners training with me! It's not too late to jump in and join us so send me an email if you'd like to be added to the group! :) I organized this training group as part of my ambassadorship with [...]

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Weekend, Farmers Market Finds & Weekly Meal Plan

Weekend, Farmers Market Finds & Weekly Meal Plan

Hi there! It was pretty sweet to come home from vacation on a Friday and straight into the weekend. A nice, gentle return to reality. If you're catching up after enjoying your weekend, don't miss this post I shared on Saturday with a vacation recap and this post I shared Sunday that's all about breakfast! For [...]

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Upping My Breakfast Game

Upping My Breakfast Game

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 [...]

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Our Vacation at Grandfather Mountain Golf & Country Club

Our Vacation at Grandfather Mountain Golf & Country Club

I took an unintended break from blogging the back half of this week because getting my half marathon training plans finished and the group organized has been a time consuming (but fun!) endeavor. I also had a few other projects due and vacation was so wonderful that I wanted to soak it up while I [...]

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11 Training Tips for Runners to Get You to the Finish Line Injury-Free

11 Training Tips for Runners to Get You to the Finish Line Injury-Free

I'm hosting a 12-week online half marathon training group that kicks off on Monday, August 22. I have over 325 runners committed and it's been so interesting and eye-opening to read the registration emails that have hit my inbox. I asked everyone to send me an email in order to join the group that included a [...]

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Good Morning from Grandfather

Good Morning from Grandfather

Good morning from Grandfather Mountain! I was wide awake at 6 a.m. (I think because I usually teach at 6 on Tuesday mornings) so I decided to get up so that I could watch the sunrise. We got here on Sunday night and brought both girls along. One of our clients/friends has a beautiful condo [...]

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Go For The Gold: Track & Field Inspired Running & Bodyweight Track Workout

Go For The Gold: Track & Field Inspired Running & Bodyweight Track Workout

We are having so much fun watching the Olympics this summer. It's been so exciting to watch Team USA dominating gymnastics and swimming. As those events come to a close, we are looking forward to shifting our focus to the track and field events. I don't know about you but watching all of these amazing [...]

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Pretty Girls + 5 Nights of Dinners

Pretty Girls + 5 Nights of Dinners

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 [...]

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