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A Sunny, Social Weekend + The Funniest Dog Video

A Sunny, Social Weekend + The Funniest Dog Video

I had such a fun weekend! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the weather was amazing so that always puts me in a great mood. It wasn't a teacher training weekend so we enjoyed having a break from that. Also, I ended up having a lot of plans with friends and co-workers so that was [...]

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Workout Recap + What We’re Eating This Week

Workout Recap + What We’re Eating This Week

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 [...]

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Recent Eats: Transitioning Off The Whole30

Recent Eats: Transitioning Off The Whole30

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 [...]

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Philly/DC/Baltimore Weekend Workshop Details + Updates from the Week

Philly/DC/Baltimore Weekend Workshop Details + Updates from the Week

I am thrilled to share with you guys that I'll be visiting Studio B Power Yoga in Harrisburg, PA the weekend of April 28-30 for a workshop weekend! GET FULL WEEKEND DETAILS AND REGISTER HERE The weekend will feature two master classes, a heart openers workshop, an inversions workshop, a special yoga for runners session [...]

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30-Minute, 3+ Mile Hill and Sprint Treadmill Interval Workout + A Playlist to Go With

30-Minute, 3+ Mile Hill and Sprint Treadmill Interval Workout + A Playlist to Go With

I am so appreciative of all the love and support you extended to me regarding last night's post. I feel extremely grateful that I can share content in the bucket of recipes/workouts/useful stuff as well as the more personal/life/yoga/growth stuff and feel that you're on board no matter what and that we're all growing stronger [...]

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Celebrating Truth: A Name Change + A Confession

Celebrating Truth: A Name Change + A Confession

Hey there. I want to get straight to it today. I have two things on my heart that I want to share with you. First, I changed my name. If you're newer to the blog, I got married in my early 20s to my college sweetheart. We ultimately ended up going separate ways but I [...]

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken {Paleo + Whole30}

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken {Paleo + Whole30}

One of the ways I keep the Whole30 feeling fresh and fun is by challenging myself to menu plan and to try new dinner recipes. I feel like we've discovered so new recipes this go round that we'll continue making all year, not just on the Whole30. This Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is one of [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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TomTom Spark 3 Review: My Favorite GPS Watch for Music, Cardio and Multi-Sports

TomTom Spark 3 Review: My Favorite GPS Watch for Music, Cardio and Multi-Sports

This post is sponsored by TomTom. I'm excited to tell you all about the updated TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music! Last spring I shared a review of the TomTom® Spark + Cardio GPS fitness watch. It was my first new GPS watch in many, many years and I quickly fell in love with it. [...]

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Must Have Gear for Hot Yoga: Mats, Towels, Clothes and Accessories

Must Have Gear for Hot Yoga: Mats, Towels, Clothes and Accessories

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is about the best gear for hot yoga. I shared my favorites back in 2011 on the day that I taught my first class at Y2 Yoga. WOW to how long that's been and WOW to how long I've been at this blogging stuff. My seventh [...]

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Weekend: Back in Yoga Teacher Training

Weekend: Back in Yoga Teacher Training

Hello there...I hope Monday was kind to you. I shared this quote from Mother Teresa on Facebook this morning and talked about it with my 8:15a yoga class and it really helped me get the week started from a good place. I set my alarm for 5:30a with the intention to get up and practice [...]

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Team Human Being

Team Human Being

Every now and again I find myself in a spot of questioning my authority/ability/worthiness to do what I do. I tell myself this story that there are many others who are more knowledgeable/qualified/serious than I am and that I'm somehow not in the place I should be professionally or personally to be telling anyone anything [...]

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A Car Fail + A Breakfast Fail + Recent Eats

A Car Fail + A Breakfast Fail + Recent Eats

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 [...]

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Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping

Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping

A recipe for Whole30 Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Topping that is hearty, delicious and easy to prep ahead of time.  I didn't know I liked shepherd's pie until recently. I was intrigued by a recipe that my friends over at Fat Loss Foodies shared a few months ago and decided to give it a go. [...]

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Whole Foods on the Whole30 + A Whole Lot of Randomness

Whole Foods on the Whole30 + A Whole Lot of Randomness

If there were one word to describe the last 10 days of my life, it would be EXPENSIVE. First up, my car. Good lord. It has less than 60K miles on it but it's been giving me a run for my money lately. First, it wouldn't start consistently. AutoZone said I needed a new battery [...]

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I Tried a Month of Purple Carrot’s Plant-Based Meals and Here’s What I Thought

I Tried a Month of Purple Carrot’s Plant-Based Meals and Here’s What I Thought

I'm partnering with Purple Carrot to share their delicious plant-based meal delivery service with you! Use the code 30DAYS to get $30 off your first order. I have so many readers, friends and yoga students who choose to follow plant-based diets. And while you guys know that I'm an "eat it all" kind of girl, [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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The Eye-Opening Time Evaluation Exercise That You Need To Do!

The Eye-Opening Time Evaluation Exercise That You Need To Do!

I've always sprinkled personal development/career/growth/deep thoughts posts into my blog content in the past but in 2017 I'm efforting to share MORE of that with you. I'll be writing more about some of the topics I talk about in my yoga classes as well as some of the personal growth exercises that we do in [...]

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Thai Red Coconut Curry with Chicken and Veggies {Whole30 & Paleo}

Thai Red Coconut Curry with Chicken and Veggies {Whole30 & Paleo}

I'm so excited to share my recipe for red coconut curry with you! It's been one of my favorite easy at home Thai-inspired dinners for many, many years. When I did my first Whole30 last year, I was so pleasantly surprised to find that my favorite red and green curry pastes were Whole30-compliant. If you've [...]

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Weekend: Winter Farmers Market, Teacher Training Kick Off, QT with the Girls

Weekend: Winter Farmers Market, Teacher Training Kick Off, QT with the Girls

I had a bit of an off weekend. First, we started our winter 2017 200-hour teacher training program at the studio. Getting back into the swing of teacher training is always an adjustment. It takes place over the course of eight weekends where we meet 6-9 on Friday night, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on [...]

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Trader Joe’s Whole 30 Haul + This Week’s Dinner Menu

Trader Joe’s Whole 30 Haul + This Week’s Dinner Menu

I made a trip to Trader Joe's this afternoon to pick up some of my favorite Whole30-friendly foods. Trader Joe's has tons of awesome compliant things from produce to pantry items to frozen foods and more. My first tip is not to go to Trader Joe's at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, especially not when [...]

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You Must Make This Dinner + Recent Eats

You Must Make This Dinner + Recent Eats

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 [...]

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Day in the Life 1.11.17

Day in the Life 1.11.17

I got sucked into admin stuff today so I didn't get to "creating" anything when it came to content for my blog or for the studio. I actually thought it would be a great day to show you in a "day in the life" format because it wasn't so go/go, rush/rush like my normal DITL [...]

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Lemony Chicken and Kale Soup

Lemony Chicken and Kale Soup

I whipped up this lemony chicken and kale soup to have on hand for lunches this week. It's light, brothy and packed with veggies but also super comforting and hearty. I primarily made it because I've been freezing! You guys know that if left to my own devices, I'll go with a salad nine times [...]

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