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  • Cider Brined Pork Loin Stuffed with Butternut Squash, Apples and Cranberries

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    This post is sponsored by ALDI as a part of the Healthier Holiday series. Check out my first post featuring healthy holiday appetizer ideas.  It’s the season of holiday parties, family feasts and indulgent meals. The good news is that indulgent doesn’t have to be synonymous with diet-breaking butter, cream and cheese. Indulgent can mean [...]

  • Food & Fitness Inspiration for a GREAT week ahead!

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    Happy Monday! The sun is shining here in Charlotte and we are enjoying perfect fall weather that is crisp and energizing. It was 37 degrees when I woke up to go to yoga this morning. Our coldest morning since April! I had to turn my heat on for the first time last night. I am [...]

  • Going Through The Motions v. Being Really In It

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    A few things to share... - My heart breaks for those facing devastation and loss in Oklahoma. Have you seen this touching live interview where a woman is reunited with her dog? - I updated the Workouts + Yoga page. So excited to continue to add to this. Maybe one day I can find a [...]

  • Weekend As Usual

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    One day I'm practicing ashtanga poolside with the sun beating down on me and the next day I'm running outside with snow blowing in my face. Vacation is officially over. What a wake up call! I've jumped right back into my normal routine. Saturday morning started with peanut butter toast, espresso and CrossFit. I actually [...]

  • Carrot Butternut Ginger Soup

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    Well, after spending the morning with watering eyes, a runny nose and multiple people telling me how terrible I look (that's always nice, huh?), I finally broke down and went to the pharmacy to get something to help with my congestion. The pharmacist recommended Zyrtec-D and dear God...about and hour and a half after I [...]

  • Butterball And Butternut

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    Happy Thanksgiving eve! I hope preparations are going well and travels are safe. I kicked off my day by participating in Butterball Bootcamp at Y2 Yoga. It's an annual tradition the day before Thanksgiving. This was my third year participating. Last year I taught, this year I got to practice with 70 other yogis. Pretty [...]

  • Culinary Creations

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    True to my declaration that I was going to get back in the kitchen and a little more creative with my eats again, I spent the quite a lot of time cooking and baking this weekend. Here's a look at some of the things that came out of my kitchen...sweet and savory! Saturday I made [...]

  • Friday at 5 & 10

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    Happy weekend! I mentioned in my Friday post that I was traveling this weekend. I've been a little all over in the last 24 hours but here's my final destination. I'm at my parents house! I arrived exhausted and sweaty around 3:30 p.m. and was immediately sent off to shower. I then painted my nails [...]

  • What Have I Done?

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    In a moment of weakness I let this happen. I was working on answering emails and blog stuff this morning and let Sullie get in the bed with me. This is monumental. In her five and a half years of life she has gotten up on the bed maybe one or two other times and [...]

  • Tuesday and T-Day Prep

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    Hello, hello! I hope that you guys are enjoying the short holiday week and getting geared up for Thanksgiving. I've been in full-force planning mode and have all my recipes planned. I'm contributing roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts gratin, chocolate pecan pie and sweet potato cheesecake with marshmallow topping to the feast. Cannot wait to [...]

  • Transformation

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    How many times have I said this? It has been a year of transformation. For the most part the transformation has been exciting and has left me feeling inspired and incredibly blessed. But it's not all so easy. There comes a time when the shine wears off and reality sets in. And although I am [...]

  • A Lucky Girl

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    Hi friends...this week has flown by - I can't believe tomorrow is Friday. I'm so ready for a short week next week! I dragged (when I say dragged, I mean that I hit the snooze button several times and seriously considered not going) myself to ashtanga this morning. I rolled into the yoga studio wearing [...]