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  • Monday in the Life + Scenes from the Weekend

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    Monday is always a crazy but fun start to the week for me. I train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. and then head to the studio to teach at 8:15 a.m. and usually take the class after to get my practice out of the way while I'm already sweaty. I shower and head back [...]

  • New Playlist (Including Spotify!) + Music Faves

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    Hi, hi! I am currently parked at my favorite local bakery for what I like to call "power hour." It's a no distractions, hammer through the to-do list and get sh*t done mission...aided by a oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and a soy cappuccino. Short tangent. Sometimes I think to myself that I'm going to cut [...]

  • Welcoming 2015 + NYE Outfit

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    Happy Friday and Happy New Year! I kicked off my New Year's Eve by teaching a 6 a.m. hot yoga class at Charlotte Yoga. It was 28 degrees when I left for class so the monkey hat was a must! :) I spent the rest of the day working on the computer, cleaning, in meetings [...]

  • Recent Eats: Fueling for Performance & Recovery + Give Me Sandwiches & Cookies

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    I am having a tough time recovering from this half marathon! I think it was the combination of the effort I put into it with the extra cold conditions that took a toll on my body because I went into the race super rested. I was really sore for two days and now I just [...]

  • Recent Eats + Early Morning Workouts

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    Hi and happy Wednesday! I just finished teaching my 6:30 a.m. yogis at Y2 Yoga. This is one of my favorite classes of the week. Most of the people who come to this class are getting their yoga in before they go to work and they're serious, focused and hard working! It's so special to [...]

  • Carrot Cake Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting {Recipe}

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    Happy Valentine's Day! I have a delicious present for you. Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting! I was actually grateful to be snowed in for two days because it gave me a lot of time to play in the kitchen and to work on my book. On my "must buy at the grocery before [...]

  • Weekend: Lulu Trip, Sushi, Yoga & Movies

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    Happy Monday! I hope the week is off to a great start for everyone. I got to sleep until 7:30 this morning so I am feeling pretty amazing after almost 9 hours of sleep. The rest of the week won't be so kind with 5:30 and 6 a.m. clients to I took advantage while I [...]

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies {Recipe}

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    Watch out...I've got a delicious, easy, slightly addictive and crowd pleasing recipe for you today. Say hello to these Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies. My friends lovingly refer to them as my "chocolate balls" and I get asked all the time if I'm bringing them to get togethers. They are relatively "clean" as far as [...]

  • Paleo Sweets & Treats: Paleo Chocolate Cakie Cookies

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    One of the members of Metro CrossFit is a blogger and Paleo chef. Meet Heather Connell of Multiply Delicious! I blogged about and gave away a copy of her e-cookbook back in February and today I'm here to tell you about her new print cookbook, Paleo Sweets & Treats: Seasonally Inspired Desserts that Let You Have [...]

  • Sweet Summer

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    I cannot believe that it is already August...and that we haven't had a 100+ degree here in North Carolina. For whatever reason 2012 seemed to move at a snail's pace but 2013 is absolutely flying by. Here are a few things that are giving me a sweet start to my August. Salads. This summer has [...]

  • Baking Projects + Winning Chicken Dish + Artichokes

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    It's going to be a good week. I kicked it off by looonnngggg overdo catching up with some of my dear friends with lengthy phone calls on Sunday night. I have several fun events to attend this week and I'm heading to Chicago on Friday for a girl's weekend. I've also got lots of good [...]

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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    Baking is my favorite. Baking with peanut butter is even better. Baking with peanut butter AND chocolate is over the top heavenly. Some of my all-time favorite peanut butter and chocolate recipes are these peanut butter chocolate chip bars and these flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Today, I have a new peanut butter and [...]

  • Make-Up Cookies

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    I have failed you and I am sorry. I was so excited for the first yoga Monday post yesterday. I wanted to do a post-workout/run stretching video and that turned into a giant mess involving the video cutting off halfway through, a second video that I was going to merge with the first, over 200 [...]

  • Cookies For Dinner

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    Today was a great day. I have been working on the 2013 plan for the gym for the past few weeks. I presented it yesterday and the meeting went really well. The plan couldn't have been better received. I am so excited to kick off a new year and have a solid plan/strategy to work [...]

  • Butterscotch, Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Do you know what's boring? Salad...salad for lunch... Salad for dinner. I am over salad. I inhaled this chicken dinner last night after teaching BodyPump. If I ate one more bowl of leftover soup or another salad I was going to cry. I blazed into the grocery store at 8 p.m. praying that they still [...]

  • Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    My Sunday activities consisted of sleeping in, making brunch, baking cookies, blogging, hot yoga, house cleaning and a meeting at lululemon. While I did keep myself busy, none of these were "have to do's" and everything was done at a relaxed pace. It is still weird for me to wake up on Sunday morning and [...]

  • Cookies And Babies

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    Monday has been a much better day. Full of work, yoga privates, babies and cookies. That's good stuff. I was up early to put together a meal for Caitlin. She just had a baby boy and I offered to bring them dinner. Nothing like sauteing onions and baking cookies at 7 a.m.! Cooking for other [...]

  • Sensory (and Muscle!) Overload

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    It's been a pretty interesting weekend over here, although I think random would be a more appropriate term for it. Friday night started off normal enough. I did a really tough CrossFit class in which we had to do 60 toes to bar over the course of the workout (along with rowing, push ups, ring rows and burpees). [...]

  • Monday At A Relaxed Pace

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    You know how sometimes you have random food cravings? Recently, I have been craving ranch dressing. So weird, right? I picked up a bottle of natural (MSG/HFCS free!) ranch at the grocery last night and then made a big salad. It was everything I wanted it to be and more...arugula mix, green leaf lettuce, feta, [...]

  • What The Weekend Looked Like

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    It was a low-key weekend in Charlotte and just what I needed in preparation for a busy April. Here are the highlights in photos. Saturday lunch. Trader Joe's Masala burger on an English muffin with avocado, spinach, cheddar, sprouts and ketchup. Finishing up the 7-day green smoothie challenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-dRbzPrhvE&feature=youtu.be Sullie gets a bath. And is [...]

  • Sweaty Saturday

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    I had a great Saturday but no time to slow down and post. It was pretty much full of my most favorite things - teaching yoga, taking yoga, hanging out with the pup, baking, shopping and drinks with friends. My alarm went off at the very early hour of 6 a.m. since I had to [...]

  • This Is The New Year

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    Happy New Year. I hope that however you chose to ring in the new year was fun and that you were surrounded by friends, family or loved ones. I started my new year by staying in bed as long as possible. I think it was 10:45 when I finally got up to make coffee and [...]

  • Busy Week Eats and Lollihop Winner

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    In case you haven't noticed, this week has been a little crazy and I have been focused on things other than the blog. Apologies. Even when I'm busy and stressed, I try my best to get good meals in. It can be a challenge because sometimes I lose my appetite when I'm stressed and the last [...]

  • Cookies for Yogis

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    I cannot even begin to thank you enough for all of your kind comments on my Ashtanga 101 + Backbend Video post. I want to reply to all of them and answer your questions but I'm having problems with the comment replies and threading ever since I switched to the new design. Promise that I [...]

  • The Great Cookie Debate

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    I received a question on my last post about whether I'm a crunchy or soft cookie fan. I am 100% in the soft cookie camp. My dad started me on this young. He made the best chocolate chip cookies and always under baked them. Although I must agree with Tiff that cookie dough is also [...]

  • Sunday by the Numbers

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    1: Hour-long nap. It was my first nap in months. In general, I don’t nap (you read my blog…you know I can’t slow down) but for some reason I was determined to take one Sunday. I came home from teaching yoga, inhaled an egg sandwich and promptly passed out. Sullie was more than happy to [...]

  • Snowed In Monday

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    My alarm went off at 5 a.m. this morning and I peeked out the window to discover this (but imagine it in darkness): The snow that was predicted happened. About 15 minutes later I received a phone call from my supervisor at the Y that my 6 a.m. class was cancelled. I went back to [...]