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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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A Cold Charlotte Weekend

A Cold Charlotte Weekend

Although we didn't get the snow that was expected for Charlotte, the weekend was very themed around what little we did get and the cold weather. I went to Whole Foods on Friday night to stock up. (We needed groceries anyway.) Luckily, I waited long enough that the masses had cleared out. I really felt [...]

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Last Week’s Workouts + Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

Last Week’s Workouts + Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

While our foretasted 3-5 inches of snow turned out to be more of a light dusting, it is still freezing here. It's 25 degrees right now and our low tonight is 12 and the heat in our house is only working at about 50% of its ability and we're having a hard time keeping the [...]

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A Blessing + Speedy Zoey + What I Ate This Week

A Blessing + Speedy Zoey + What I Ate This Week

Hey there. We're gearing up for snow overnight in Charlotte. I don't think anyone has a confident bet on how much but I've heard anywhere from 3-8 inches. I've spent most of today working on communications for the studio as we've had to cancel our first weekend of teacher training and some early and late [...]

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15 Favorite Moments from Our Florida Trip

15 Favorite Moments from Our Florida Trip

We have been home from our trip from Florida for a week now and I've been scrolling through my iPhone pictures and smiling at the memories ever since. It was such a special time getting to know my oldest niece and y'all...she's incredible. Smart, funny and full of personality. I shared some scenes from Christmas [...]

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Egg Casserole with Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Sausage {Whole30 + Paleo}

Egg Casserole with Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Sausage {Whole30 + Paleo}

This recipe for egg casserole with sweet potatoes, butternut squash and sausage is Whole30-compliant and Paleo but even if those words don't mean much to you, I promise you'll find it delicious! I made this casserole to bring to a potluck brunch but I've been reheating the leftovers all week for easy breakfasts and lunches. [...]

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Community Updates + New Year’s Weekend Recap

Community Updates + New Year’s Weekend Recap

Happy first Monday of 2017. Thank you for your insightful responses about reflecting back on 2016. They were beautiful. A few things to catch you up on before a quick New Year's weekend recap (it was pretty uneventful). If you're interested in doing Whole30 with me starting next Monday, January 9, now is the time [...]

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Don’t begin 2017 without taking a look back at 2016

Don’t begin 2017 without taking a look back at 2016

Happy New Year. I taught my normal Saturday 11:15 a.m. yoga class on New Year's Eve in addition to a "Resolve to Evolve" workshop with Dorie that afternoon. The theme of my class and my workshop yesterday was spending time reflecting on the year behind us before we zoom into 2017, forgetting (or choosing to [...]

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2016: State of Blogging + Top 10 Posts of the Year

2016: State of Blogging + Top 10 Posts of the Year

It's hard to believe that I have been blogging for over eight years now. I started my first food blog, Bakin' and Eggs, back in 2008 and Peanut Butter Runner in 2010. It's so crazy to see how much the blog world has changed during this time. For those of you who are unfamiliar with [...]

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Christmas Eve in Charlotte and our first Christmas in Florida

Christmas Eve in Charlotte and our first Christmas in Florida

It felt so nice to take a few days away from my blog and social media. While I've been sharing ongoing updates on SnapChat, I've spent probably less than 30 minutes online daily and it's been so nice. RE: SnapChat...I just love it so much for super quick and easy "in the moment/unedited" sharing. I've [...]

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Life Lately: Christmas Week

Life Lately: Christmas Week

I missed checking in with you guys yesterday because I was busy doing the Santa thing. Between a big online shopping extravaganza earlier this week and a shopping trip yesterday, I am 95% done. I need to run out later today for a few more small stocking-type things and then tonight will be a wrap-a-thon! [...]

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Finding Joy in the Everyday Adventures…Another Lesson Learned from the Pups!

Finding Joy in the Everyday Adventures…Another Lesson Learned from the Pups!

I’m partnering with Castor & Pollux to bring you today’s post. Prepare yourselves. I have another sentimental dog mom post coming at you today. I find that I am constantly learning life lessons learning from my girls and last week was no different. As part of my partnership with ORGANIX, I was to take the [...]

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The 2016 Christmas Cookie Crusher Workouts (Home and Gym Versions!)

The 2016 Christmas Cookie Crusher Workouts (Home and Gym Versions!)

I have started a bit of a tradition with my personal training clients with my Christmas Cookie Crusher workouts. They started back in 2014 with my small group and are officially now a "thing" even though I'm not training them anymore. Here's the 2015 workout. I gave up training my small group of friends at [...]

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A Happy Holiday Weekend

A Happy Holiday Weekend

It was a very festive weekend before Christmas over here. I wish I could say that I got all of my holiday shopping done but that didn't happen. What I did enjoy was lots of time with family and friends as well as downtime at home hanging out with the pups and cooking/baking. Okay, I [...]

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Christmas Decorations + Recent Eats + Our First Purple Carrot Delivery

Christmas Decorations + Recent Eats + Our First Purple Carrot Delivery

Hi and happiest of Fridays. It appears that most of the nation is under an arctic freeze today. It was 20 degrees when I left the house to train clients this morning so I moved my run to the treadmill! On the plus side, the cold and gray weather has made for an ultra productive [...]

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Matcha Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

Matcha Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

You guys are going to L-O-V-E this recipe for Matcha Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies! They might be one of my best sweet creations to date. (Although I think I've said that about quite a few recipes...what can I say? I just love to bake!) I started baking chai spiced sugar cookies last holiday season. I [...]

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Let’s Talk About Running + My First Gait Analysis

Let’s Talk About Running + My First Gait Analysis

Good morning. Today's post is going to be running-focused. First, an update on where I am with my running along with current training goals. Second, an overview of my first gait analysis that I had done last month at Greenapple Sports. It was an amazing fall when it came to running. I ran five races [...]

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A Bittersweet Weekend

A Bittersweet Weekend

I'm getting really good at these late Monday night weekend recaps but today has been a catch up day with work for the studio. It feels a little weird to write a weekend recap after such a sad and emotional weekend but it also feels weird to only share the highlights and good moments of [...]

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Back to Meal Planning + Last Week’s Workouts

Back to Meal Planning + Last Week’s Workouts

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 [...]

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Recent Eats: A Busy/Family/Travel Week & Lots of Out to Eat

Recent Eats: A Busy/Family/Travel Week & Lots of Out to Eat

Hi from the Tampa Bay area. I'm currently sitting in my hotel room, watching House Hunters and wearing a Cherry Jubilee Enzyme mask after taking my first Orange Theory class and having Thai food with my parents. I flew in yesterday to spend the weekend here for my uncle's memorial service. This week of eats [...]

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50+ Holiday Gifts Ideas for (Almost) Everyone on Your List

50+ Holiday Gifts Ideas for (Almost) Everyone on Your List

Apparently Christmas is just 17 days away and here I am finally pulling together my holiday gift guide for you. Given that I am a chronic last-minute shopper and have only bought gifts for my dad so far this year, my late arrival into gift guiding comes as no surprise. Also, rather than stretch this [...]

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Going organic with ORGANIX dog food + 5 tips for feeding time

Going organic with ORGANIX dog food + 5 tips for feeding time

I'm partnering with Castor & Pollux to bring you today's post. My fellow dog mommas are going to love this one! I typically write a weekly post where I share what I've been eating but today I'm switching gears and showing you what the furry members of this household have been eating recently. It's been [...]

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Top 5 from the Weekend

Top 5 from the Weekend

I woke up in the middle of the night and it hurt to sleep on my right ear. My ear is still bothering me today and it hurts to swallow on the right side, especially hot liquids. Other than this, I feel fine so here's hoping it will work itself out soon. I never have [...]

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Tea All the Time + A New Matcha Green Tea from Lipton

Tea All the Time + A New Matcha Green Tea from Lipton

This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. It's 43 and raining in Charlotte as I write this. I'm set up at my desk this afternoon wearing a hoodie and slippers and drinking a mug of Lipton's new Matcha green tea...with a space heater right next to me. Most of you know that I'm a big [...]

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