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  • Recent Eats + Comfort in Cake

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    Happy weekend guys. We made it. My 4:30 p.m. hot yoga class today was one big celebration of TGIF. It was crazy hot in the room (104!) but my yogis were all smiles and fun today. It was the perfect way to end a crazy week. My weekend is going to look like wrapping up [...]

  • Moving Week Eats

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    Happy St. Patrick's Day! I grew up in Dublin, Georgia where St. Patrick's Day was a multi-week celebration every year. While I won't be drinking any green beer or attending any parades, I might throw on some green to teach this morning and I'll definitely make some corned beef and cabbage soon. It's one of [...]

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

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    Hey guys! Hope you're having a great weekend. Packing commenced yesterday but I feel relatively calm and organized about it all. Remind me I said that when I'm losing it later this week when Friday's moving date gets closer. My plan is to attempt to maintain a semi-normal posting schedule but don't get worried if [...]

  • ICYMI + Last Week’s Eats

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    Confession. I was seeing ICYMI all over the internet and social media and I had no clue what it meant for months. I finally Googled it and learned that it stands for, "in case you missed it." Now I know. My blog guru Isaac did a WordPress and plugin update last week and unfortunately the [...]

  • A Blessing + Speedy Zoey + What I Ate This Week

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    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 [...]

  • Christmas Decorations + Recent Eats + Our First Purple Carrot Delivery

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    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 [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats: Food Burnout + Food Blogging Behind the Scenes

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    I hope Friday has been a good day for you guys so far. I couldn't sleep last night and found myself thinking of my brother and today the sadness has stuck around. I don't really know what to say other than that grief definitely seems to come in waves. I skipped last week's recent eats [...]

  • What I Ate This Week + A New Favorite Salad Combo

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    Happy Friday! Can you believe that this time next week Thanksgiving will be over and the Black Friday shopping madness will be underway? I was happy to read your comments on last week's recent eats post about how much you guys enjoy these posts and find them useful. It's great to hear and I'll keep [...]

  • Meal Plan: Week of 11/6 + Last Week’s Eats

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    I just planned our menu for the week and it's making me feel very hungry and excited to cook. This is probably also due to my long run yesterday and the increase in hunger that I tend to have the day after. It's pretty crazy but I also think a big part of it is [...]

  • Recent Eats + Whole Foods App + Nightshades

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    Happy weekend! (I think it's late enough on Friday that we can go ahead and call it the weekend.) Any fun plans? Unfortunately, our Friday night is going to look like navigating our way through a client management software change and transition for the studio but hopefully it won't be too painful. We're hosting a [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats

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    Today is a better day. I ran 15 miles this morning. I think that's the farthest I've run in over 6 years. While I'm definitely "feeling it" as I sit here and write this post, all things considered, I am good. It was 48 degrees outside and the most beautiful fall day. Running has been such [...]

  • Recent Eats: Meal Plan Fail

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    Happy Friday. I hope you guys have had a good week. I failed at meal planning this week. Well, I did a great job on the planning part but the execution was a no go. I made a menu for the week that sounded delicious and then I just never found the motivation to get [...]

  • Recent Eats: Eat Dessert First

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    Happy Friday everyone. If you're anywhere in the path of Hurricane Matthew, lots of prayers headed your way. Stay safe and dry. I checked in with my parents yesterday to see if they were going to get any effects of the storm on the panhandle but it's sunny and beautiful there. We're experiencing worse weather [...]

  • Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats

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    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 [...]

  • Peaches & Cream Egg White Oatmeal

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    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 [...]

  • Dairy-Free Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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    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 [...]

  • Upping My Breakfast Game

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats on a Friday with Lots of Healthy Meal Ideas

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    Happy Friday ! I feel like I'm always so late to the daily posting party because I spend my mornings teaching and training clients. In an ideal world I would write these posts a day ahead of time buuuuutttt I'm not sure that day will ever come. Hopefully some of you are still around on [...]

  • What I Ate In A Day + Recent Eats + Formulaic v. Creative

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    Last week's recent eats post with the "what I ate in a day" was a hit so I'm going to stick to that format this week. I think it's helpful to see the whole picture of everything that goes into a day's eats versus the breakfast/lunch/dinner highlights. I feel fortunate that I really enjoy cooking and [...]

  • A Big Moment for Zoey + Recent Eats

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    We hit a major milestone over here this week. On Monday I left to go to lunch and an appointment and decided to leave Zoey out in the house instead of crating her. I closed the bedroom, office and bathroom doors and gave the two girls the run of the main part of the house. A [...]

  • Recent Eats: 2 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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    Good morning! I'm on a break between yoga classes. I taught at 6 a.m. and I'm heading back to teach again at 9:45 a.m. The Thursday 9:45 is a new class for me (and the studio). We just added five new "not hot" classes to our morning schedule. These classes are held in a warm (think [...]

  • Recent Eats: Mexican Quinoa, One-Pan Dinners and Throw it in a Bowl

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    Hey there. Sorry I have been quiet this week. Things have been busy with the work I do outside of blogging while personal life and friendships have needed some extra attention at the same time. One thing I have learned about juggling several job roles along with life in general is that everything ebbs and flows. [...]

  • Recent Eats + On the 30s HIIT Workout

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    Good morning! I have some recent eats and the HIIT workout I taught last Sunday to share today. But first... In case you somehow missed it, yesterday was National Puppy Day! I think I like this day even more than National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! :) It's a great excuse to share some puppy pictures. Baby [...]

  • Recent Eats: Grain Salads + Clean, Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas

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    I hope everyone had a happy St. Patrick's Day! I am (very) past the days of green beer but I am super excited to make some corned beef and cabbage. I wanted to make it tonight but the boy had to work late so I'm holding off until this weekend. I have a beautiful head [...]

  • Recent Eats: How Much Is Too Much?

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    Welcome to Recent Eats, the "how much is too much...SALMON (and tuna)!" edition. I love salmon. We have it at least once a week for dinner and I usually cook enough so that I have leftovers to use as a salad topper. I also default to a can of salmon or tuna as a salad topper if [...]

  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls {Paleo + Whole30 Approved}

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    This post features a recipe for sweet potato breakfast bowls. This delicious breakfast is Paleo and Whole30 friendly and also gluten-free. Sweet potato breakfast bowls are a great grain-free alternative to oatmeal.  Embarking on a Whole30 when a big plate of eggs and vegetables isn't quite your cup of tea first thing in the morning can [...]

  • Overnight Banana Chia Pudding

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    A recipe for banana chia pudding that is gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30-compliant. A great option for a healthy make ahead breakfast! I owe chia pudding an apology. Two years ago I tried it, hated it and bashed it right here in this very same space. Luckily, one food mantra I've always adhered to is, "always [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 5-8

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    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm skipping the weekend recap in favor of sharing Whole30 days 5-8 with you (read about my decision to do Whole30 in this post). We started our 200-hour yoga teacher training over the weekend so my weekend pretty much looked like teaching yoga, talking about [...]

  • Recent Eats: Day 1-4 of My First Whole30

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    Thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post about my first Whole30. I appreciate both the support of me doing the program as well as all of the experiences you shared about dealing with skin issues like eczema and dermatitis. While I'm sorry to hear that there are so many others struggling with [...]

  • End of the Year Catch Up

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    It's the last day of 2015 and I have a lot to catch you up on before we move to a new year! I'm thinking we're going to have to start riding around in boats instead of cars over here. The rain has been crazy! My thoughts are with all of those who are experiencing [...]

  • Pear & Cranberry Cream of Wheat & Oatmeal Bowl

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    There's nothing like a big bowl of oatmeal to warm you up on a cold morning. Temperatures in Charlotte have been dropping down into the 20s overnight so breakfast has been all about warm foods. After spending last winter drinking green smoothies while shivering in front of a space heater I decided that while smoothies [...]

  • Skipping the Thunder Road Half + Week of Eats

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    Good morning. I hope your Friday is off to a great start and that you have fun things planned for the weekend. After spending the last few months training for the Thunder Road Half Marathon, I will not be lining up for tomorrow's race. Thankfully, it's not due to injury - I'm 100% healthy. Instead, [...]

  • The Week of Eats: Breakfast Swaps and Can’t Quit Salad

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    Hi and happiest of Fridays! Time for the weekly eats recap. I've been playing around with making some small changes to my diet. Mostly experimenting with less cold and raw food for reasons having to do with ayurveda (just a little trial and error, nothing serious) but boy is it hard to break that smoothie [...]

  • Happy Friday from Florida + Recent Eats

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    Good morning and happy Friday! From Florida! I made a secret trip down on Wednesday night to surprise my mom for her birthday. And my dad and I successfully pulled it off! She had absolutely no clue that I was coming and was so surprised when I walked in the door with my dad. I've [...]

  • The Week of Eats

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    Happy Friday! I'm currently on a break from a marathon yoga day over here. I taught a triple header this morning with one left to teach this afternoon and one to take after that. I love teaching yoga more than anything so this day of teaching is no big deal although I did joke with [...]

  • Recent Eats: Less Than Stellar Planning Week

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    This has been one of those poor meal planning weeks where I've made three trips to the grocery that have resulted in being over the normal budget with not a lot to show for it. I've said this about a million times on my blog but doing one big trip is so much better for [...]

  • Recent Eats + The Homemade Tortilla Experiment

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    Happiest of Fridays! This week has been really tough as I've juggled moving, getting used to a new space, living among boxes in general disarray all while trying to get my home ready for the couple moving in. Despite this, I still had a really good week of eats. One of my first priorities when [...]

  • Recent Eats: The Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Edition (Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe!)

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    Happy Friday! I got almost 9 hours of sleep last night which was so nice. I woke up naturally around 7:20 and invited Sullie up for some cuddles. It's a cold, rainy day so I'm now camped out at my desk with a space heater and french pressed coffee. Perfect Friday morning. While I don't [...]

  • Recent Eats with the Recent Whole Foods Haul

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    Last week I wrote a post about what I bought at Whole Foods for $137. Grocery store haul posts are always so interesting to me because everyone has such a different perspective on food shopping and food budgeting. One thing I notice is that the area where you live seems to make a big impact [...]

  • Recent Eats + Discovering Kohlrabi

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    Hi from Sunset Beach, North Carolina. I arrived yesterday and crashed my girlfriend's annual family beach trip. Some of you might remember my trip here last summer. (This post and this post.) It was five of the happiest days ever so I made it a priority to break away again this year to come down [...]

  • Honey Almond & Coconut Granola

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    For the last year I have been so hooked on granola! I love it for snacking and for topping my smoothies. The granola gives my smoothies serious staying power and keeps me full considerably longer than when I leave it off. After trying just about every granola brand and variety offered at Whole Foods (and [...]

  • Banana Egg White Oatmeal Recipe + Tons of Recent Eats

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    How is it already Thursday? This week has flown by but in a blur of many things I love...teaching, training, friend dates, marketing and social media...but not much blogging (or working out). Everything ebbs and flows so I'm not stressed about it. It all evens out in the end. I'm here today to catch you [...]

  • Nut Butter Nation Review + Chip Love + Recent Eats

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    Happiest of Mondays! I've been pretty happy because my pantry has been stocked with some new delicious peanut butter. When the "Chief Grinder" (um, awesome title) from Nut Butter Nation reached out to me about sampling his peanut butters, I was like..."yes." I will never, ever turn down an opportunity to sample a new nut [...]

  • Quinoa Breakfast Bake with Blueberries, Bananas and Vanilla Soymilk

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    I train the majority of my clients first thing in the morning. As we're wrapping up their sessions, I frequently ask them "what's for breakfast?" or encourage them to go home and eat a good breakfast before they head to work. Eating a good breakfast with a mix of protein, carbs and fat will help [...]

  • Let Me Upgrade You {iPod Touch Review} + Recent Eats

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    You're totally singing Beyonce in your head now, right? My life changed a little bit yesterday. I received a very generous gift of a brand new 64-gig iPod touch for all of my yoga music and work social media needs. Within an hour I had it fully loaded with all my favorite apps and every [...]

  • Thank You…Dinners this Week…And Remember Handheld CD players!?

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    Hi. And where do I even begin to thank you for the incredible support you showed on my last post? It was amazing and touching to hear from every single one of you that commented via Facebook, Instagram, email or on the post. I will respond to all of the comments because each one was [...]

  • And Upside Down & Inverted Saturday + Recent Eats

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    It's been a wonderful but exhausting day. I taught two hot yoga classes this morning and then headed back to the studio to teach an arm balance and inversions workshop this afternoon. I love, love, love all things inverted and upside down and teaching these workshops is rewarding and a lot of fun. This was [...]

  • Back on the Oatmeal Bandwagon + Creative Dinner Ideas

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    I can't thank you enough for your very heartfelt and thoughtful responses to yesterday's "You Do You" post. I will respond to each of them later today. It's been really amazing to hear so many different stories and perspectives and it's definitely something that needs to be talked about. Speaking of nutrition and exercise, I've been [...]

  • Saturday Road Trip + Week of Eats

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    Sullie and I loaded up around noon today for a road trip down to Georgia to visit my grandmother. Sadly, I left Zoey in very loving care in Charlotte because she's a little too crazy right now for me to manage by myself in the car for four hours. I was also worried about her [...]