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  • 6 Drawbacks of Working in the Fitness, Blogging & Freelance Industries

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    On this day four years ago I spent my last workday sitting in a cubicle. (For those of you just catching up, I worked in advertising and marketing for six years before making the switch to fitness and freelance full-time. You can read more about it in this post.) Each year on this day I [...]

  • 7 Years Ago: One Small Step That Changed My Life

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    I few months ago I downloaded the TimeHop app after seeing posts shared from it all over social media. You can connect it to your social media accounts and it gives you a daily feed of your day in history. It's become part of my morning social/email/blog check-in routine to scroll through my TimeHop feed. [...]

  • The First Core Desire Yoga Weekend

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    Hi, hi. Hope it's been a great Monday. I announced a month or so ago that I've partnered with my friend Dorie to create Core Desire Yoga. We are offering weekend workshops that combine Danielle LaPorte's The Desire Map with yoga. You can read all about it on our website. I'm still on a high [...]

  • Town Hall Meeting with President Obama

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    Well, yesterday definitely goes down as one of the most memorable days of my professional career. I was quoted in the Washington Post, connected with the leaders of BlogHer and She Knows, attended a town hall meeting with the President of the United States and shook his hand at the end. You can read about [...]

  • I’m Meeting the President about Women’s Workplace Issues

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    The past few days have been a whirlwind. Last weekend I received an email from my contacts at BlogHer and She Knows Media asking me to complete a survey about equal pay and tax days. The email went on to ask if I was available for a town hall meeting with the Chief Community Officer [...]

  • The End of the Year of Book Writing + My Intentions for 2015

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    Annnddd I'm back! I am so excited to share that I sent the final manuscript of my book to my editor yesterday at 5 p.m. 2014 can be summarized as "the year of book writing" for me. At the end of 2013, I was connected to an editor through a mutual friend. The editor was looking for [...]

  • The Day Everything Changed

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    Sunday was a big day over here. 1) The time changed. In case you didn't know (I only bring it up once a week ;))...I'm a summer girl and the arrival of short days and cold weather makes me want to hibernate in a hole until April. I really should work on that plan to [...]

  • October Already? Life Updates.

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    Thursday already? This week has flown by! October already? This YEAR has flown by! Does anyone else feel like it's gone in the blink of an eye? Just last night my grandmother reminded me that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just right around the corner. Ahhh! The only way that I know how to describe what [...]

  • No More Sunday Night Blues

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    This month marks three years of working in health and fitness as my full-time career...and what a three years it has been. When I started this new path I was personal training, teaching yoga and writing the blog on the side - how that would change! Over the last three years I've held the following job [...]

  • Job Love + Blog Direction + Recent Eats

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    Hi everyone. I hope the return to the real world after the long weekend was kind to all of you. Not gonna lie, I groaned when the alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. but once my feet were on the floor I made it a happy and productive day. One thing that starts my days on [...]

  • Day in the Life Friday

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    Hello and happy Friday! Here's a little day in the life for you. 4:55 a.m. - alarm goes off. I didn't get in bed until midnight the night before due to the baseball game and then work stuff when I got home so that alarm came early. 5:30 a.m. - train my first client. I [...]

  • Life Lately: Work Love, Sullie Cuteness, Welcome Weekend

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    The last five days of my life have been...a blur. I'll share them with you the best way that I know how, with pictures. It is a complete breath of fresh air to drive Uptown every day to work. The days have been long with training/teaching in the morning, working during the day, training/teaching again [...]

  • Working Girl

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    I did something today that I haven't done in nearly four years. Got dressed to head into the office! It felt pretty crazy (and awesome) to put on real people clothes and drive myself uptown to work. Top - J. Crew Black jeans - Gap Briefcase - Tumi Shoes - Nordstrom Rack So I'm working [...]

  • Continuing Education + This Week’s Workouts

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    In the fitness and yoga world we are required to complete continuing education credits to maintain our certifications just like any other professional organization. One of the Y's here in Charlotte was offering a health and fitness expo this weekend with a variety of different workshops and presenters so I decided to attend the Friday [...]

  • Let’s Catch Up

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    Hi and happy Wednesday. I hope this week is going well and that you're all getting geared up for the long weekend. I wanted to write a general checking in post today to kind of let you know where I'm at and what's going on with me at the moment. I feel like the blog [...]

  • Decide What To Be And Go Be It, Round 2

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    Two years ago today I announced that I was leaving my advertising job to pursue a career in fitness.The past two years have taken me from making training, teaching and blogging my living to accepting a full-time position as the general manager of Metro Fitness Club and Metro CrossFit. Each step of this journey has [...]

  • A Career Update

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    Remember how I left my career in advertising last September to "live the dream" and pursue my passion for fitness? I pulled it off. The mix of teaching yoga, training clients and my blog provided me the financial stability I needed to do the things I loved. Despite the fact that I was teaching upwards [...]