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  • Why I’m Not CrossFitting Now + Workouts + Meal Plan

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    Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend! This morning I received a question from a reader who noticed that I'm not CrossFitting anymore and she asked if there was a reason why. (After I RX'd Fran for the first time) Let's chat about that for a second. I started CrossFitting back in 2012 when [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: End of the 62 Day Challenge + Moving for Energy

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    I was feeling the "holiday hangover" something fierce last week. I found myself feeling pretty low on energy, taking more naps than normal and sleeping later than usual. I blame it on the cumulative effects of running around, stress, indulgent foods, parties and more drinking than normal. The weather we've had for the last few [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: A Yoga Challenge & Current Focus

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    I loved my week of workouts this week! I am participating our annual yoga challenge at the studio so it's been pushing me to get to my mat more and the difference it's making in my body is wonderful. I'm feeling really open and really good. The challenge is 62 practices in 62 days or [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Fitness Fashion with The Track & Field Store

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    Hey everyone! I have a quick weekly workout post for you now and then I'll be back later with a weekend recap. It was a quiet week on the workout front because things have been anything but quiet on the life and work front. All good stuff though. And as I say on repeat, part [...]

  • Summer of Stairs…And Weekly Workouts

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    I make my clients run stairs on the regular because it's really great cardio. It's quick and efficient for getting the heart rate up and a nice change from running and rowing. And I think it's safe to say that most of my clients would pick stairs over burpees. ;) Recently, I've been including more [...]

  • A Total Body Strength Workout & A Cardio CrossFit Workout + Weekly Workout Recap

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    Hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend. Rainy weather yesterday brought in some cooler weather. It's currently 79 and low humidity and it's amazing. A welcome change after two weeks of 98-100 degree days. I'm going to head out for a run and soak up the sunshine after I publish this post. Here's my recap of [...]

  • Mother’s Day + Yoga, CrossFit, Running, Hiking Workouts

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    Happy Mother's Day! I am SO missing my mom today. I haven't seen her since Christmas...way too long! Luckily I have a long visit planned next month. Counting down the days! I had fun reaching out to all of my mommy friends today and wishing them a happy Mother's Day...many are celebrating their first Mother's [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Plank Challenge, CrossFit and Running Pace Variance

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    Hi... I didn't forget about you but at least I left you with a really amazing recipe. It's been great to hear that some of you have already tried and loved the pad thai recipe. It's one of my faves! But about the last few days...I led my first Core Desire Yoga weekend intensive with [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: CrossFit Progress + Quest for the Press

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    Quick Sunday night check in with the weekly workout recap. I did a little of everything (as usual) this week but nothing crazy. As I've mentioned about a million times before, I don't plan my workouts. I just monitor how I feel day-to-day and do whatever it is that fits best with my schedule and [...]

  • Back to Group Ex, Two New Playlists & Workouts

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    Hi! Let's talk about some housekeeping items and then I'll get to TWO new playlists and weekly workouts. 1) Kind Giveaway Winner The winner is #33, Claire. I emailed you! 2) Redirects to the App Store on Mobile OMG. I'm losing my mind. Some of you have shared that you're being redirected to the App [...]

  • Energetic Exchange & Teaching Yoga + Playlist & Workouts

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    I don't even know where to begin. This week was exhilarating and exhausting. I taught more yoga classes in a single week than I ever have since I started teaching. In an average week I teach around 10 classes. I would say my sweet spot is 7-8. This week I taught 14. For some of [...]

  • Easter + Weekly Workouts

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    Hi! I hope everyone had a very happy Easter! I had a good day but I always really miss my parents and my grandmother on this day. I've taught yoga on Easter morning for the last four years in a row. As I shared recently, I've been feeling ready to give up Sunday morning "yoga [...]

  • Weekend + Workshop + Playlist + Workouts

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    Hey, hey! The remainder of my weekend consisted of more yoga, sushi, lots of work and some puppy play time. I went out for sushi on Saturday night and it was blissful. Sushi Guru has THE BEST SUSHI in all of Charlotte. If you live here...go! After sushi I convinced myself that Zoey still fit [...]

  • New Playlist + Weekly Workouts

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    Hi there. Hope it's been a good weekend. Quick check in with a playlist and this week's workouts. Here is a link to my playlist for the week. I couldn't embed it in the post because it contains some songs that aren't on Spotify. I included them anyway but you'll have to find them elsewhere [...]

  • The Best Weekend + A Great Week of Workouts

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    This has been a really great weekend. I've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible because the weather has been incredible. It's 70 and sunny right now! I'm currently sitting outside and working. Zoey is playing in the rosemary bush and Sullie is sun bathing. I had a pretty awesome Saturday. I taught [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Revisiting the Filthy Fifty

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    A big thank you to everyone who pre-ordered my book, Ultimate Plank Fitness. I really appreciate all of your kind words and support. Read about how you can pre-order the book in this post. Regarding the giveaway...some of you brought to my attention that it is against FTC regulations to require purchase for a giveaway [...]

  • Lovefest Playlist + Weekly Workouts (With Some BodyPump!)

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    Ahh! I've spent the last few hours trying to make sense of the healthcare options available to get coverage before today's open enrollment deadline (way to wait to the last minute...right?). One of the negatives to being self-employed is definitely having to navigate and cover all of this on your own. I feel like there [...]

  • This Week’s Playlist + Workouts (Lots of Squats!)

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    Hi and happy Sunday! Once I finally got everything up and working right (thanks for being patient!)...it seemed that you all really liked the Spotify playlist so I'm going to post them weekly (as long as I make a new one). Here's the latest: And here's the link to follow it on Spotify. Quick note, [...]

  • The Journey Home + Weekly Workouts

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    Hi! I am currently camped out in the Punta Cana airport with two hours left to go before my flight departs. They like to get you here reaaallllyyy early which can be good when the airport is a zoo but today it was smooth sailing. This is the first time I've ever had a really smooth airport [...]

  • What I’m Reading + Weekly Workouts

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    Good morning! Happy Monday! I am currently stalking the Punta Cana weather forecast (which can be pretty crazy-making because it changes every day). What I do know is that it will be in the 80s...and rain or no rain that is better than the 39 and cloudy I'm looking at outside of my window right [...]

  • A Weekend Workshop + Weekly Workouts

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    This Sunday is a breath of fresh air for me! Other than teaching my normal Sunday morning yoga class, I have had the whole day 100% to myself to do whatever I feel like doing. I slept 'til 8:15, taught, came home and menu planned for the week (first time doing that in foreverrrrrr and [...]

  • Yoga Videos + Weekly Workouts

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    Is anyone else totally mixed up on the days after having Christmas fall in the middle of the week along with travel? I can't believe the weekend is almost over and it's time for the weekly workout recap. The last few days have felt like one long stretch of weekend although I am not complaining about that. I [...]

  • Holiday Shopping, My Sweet Girls, Head’s Up & Workout Plateaus

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    Well, I finally started my Christmas shopping on Saturday and the first thing I ran into when I went out to shop was a giraffe. There was a giraffe and a baby kangaroo at one of the outdoor shopping/dining/living developments here in town. While the giraffe was beautiful, I was a little baffled by how [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: When All Else Fails, Run

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    Happy Sunday! Zoey and I are SO HAPPY to see the sun after five days of rain and gloom. So happy that y'all loved our little video blog. It was fun to document her in that stage. :) This was not the best week of workouts. I only got one yoga practice and one CrossFit/strength [...]

  • Pre-Turkey & Pie Burner Workout + Weekly Workout Recap

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    Hello and happy Thanksgiving week! It's my favorite holiday of the year! In preparation for the upcoming feast, I have a great workout to share with you that's high in intensity and sure to make some room for the turkey and pie! :) In addition to testing this workout myself, I also put several clients [...]

  • 5 Minute Stability Ball Ab Workout + This Week’s Workouts

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    I have a quick but effective ab workout to share with you today. I've been using it with some of my clients for the last couple of weeks as a warm up/core circuit and I've done it myself a few times too. I did it to finish up my workout yesterday and my abs were a little [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: A Little Over Half Marathon Training

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    Hi everyone! Sorry things were quiet around here yesterday but I was instructed to keep my hands off the blog while my website guru worked his magic. I kept myself busy with things like teaching yoga, a girl's brunch and my long run. Let's talk about running. My half marathon is less than two weeks away [...]

  • My New Pink ASICS + Weekly Workouts

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    Good morning! You may want to put your sunglasses on because I'm about to share some bright shoes with you! :cool: Several weeks ago I posted about my new Brooks Ravenna running shoes. Well, I'm happy to report that I'm still running in them and they're working out great. I also received another pair of [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Halfway Through Half Marathon Training!

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    Hey, hey! Time for the weekly workout round up. As I mentioned in my Half Marathon Hunger post, this was the halfway point "rest week" in my half marathon training plan. I have spent the last 5 weeks building intensity and will spend the next 5 weeks continuing to increase intensity until race day but [...]

  • A Kinder Wake Up Call + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I hope your Monday is off to an excellent start! As usual, I kicked off my week with a very early alarm to train clients. I had three in a row this morning starting at 5:30 a.m. Great start to the week! Speaking of alarms, I've had a revelation... Last week I changed the "sound" on my [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Half Marathon Training…Four Weeks In + Double Digits!

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    Watch out! Half marathon training is getting serious. I entered into double digits on my long run this week! It was the first time I'd crossed into double digit territory in well over three years. And it felt great! I met my amazing running partners bright and early on Saturday morning. I have been all [...]

  • 3 Things I Love About My HM Training Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I have completed three weeks of my half marathon training plan and although it's early days, I have to say this is probably my favorite plan that I've ever followed. For those of you who asked, I'm using Smart Coach through Runner's World. You input a recent race time along with your upcoming race distance [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: First Barre Class + First Long Run of HM Training!

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    Good morning and happy Monday! Okay, first. Sorry that there are some blog related glitchy things going on. There have been issues with the comments not showing up (although I am seeing your comments on the backend and will respond to them so keep leaving them!) and also still with the mobile ads blocking text. [...]

  • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga + This Week’s Workouts

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    This summer I've had two occasions to try stand up paddle board yoga. The first was on my beach trip last month. We had a board at the house and took turns going out and goofing around on it. I got a good feel for the board but fell in the water MANY, MANY times. [...]

  • The Best Band Assisted Hip Stretches {Video Tutorial}

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    I have another mobility post for you today that is HEAVEN for the hips. Get excited! I like to use resistance bands for stretching because they allow you to passively stretch. That means you can use the band to support your weight and hold the stretch so that you can full relax into what you're [...]

  • Weekend: Pampering, CrossFit Throwdown, Night Out + More

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    The weekend was a whirlwind. It flew by at record pace but it was full of good things and fun times. (Whoa. Yes, that's a lot of me up close and personal for the first photo of the post!) I trained four clients, taught a yoga class, went into the Charlotte Observer office for a [...]

  • Weekend: Baking, Long Run, Movies & More + Weekly Workouts

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    I went into this weekend with no plans other than teaching my normal Saturday and Sunday yoga classes and a long run with a friend. I was totally okay with that since I've been out so much lately but then I ended up having fun plans come together at the last minute on both Friday and Saturday [...]

  • Backbend Workshop + Workouts

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    Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying the weekend. I have had a great one and will get a weekend post up a little later. For now I have the week of workouts to share including details on a backbending workshop I took over the weekend. Just because she's so cute... :) Monday 3.5 mile run + Strength [...]

  • The Best Week of Workouts: New PRs, New Distances

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    Last week's workouts were in one word...AWESOME! I have really been focusing on CrossFit and running lately and it's paying off with results. I hit a new deadlift PR in CrossFit this week and ran the longest and fastest that I have in years. It feels SO GOOD! On my run this morning I was [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Running Happy

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    Hi and happy Sunday! I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I'm checking in to share this week's workouts. It was a good mix that was light on the lifting, light on the yoga and a little heavier on the running. The road has just been calling my name lately so I've been going [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Quality Over Quantity

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    Workouts have taken a back seat since work has ramped up so I've relied on two of the fastest and easiest ways to get workouts in, CrossFit and running. I love that I can get both done in under 30 minutes and feel like I got a good workout in. I tell people this all [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Double Unders FINALLY + A Bear of a Workout

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    Hi! Hope you're all having a great Sunday. I am co-hosting a baby shower for a friend this afternoon so I've been prepping for that today. I can't wait to show you a picture of the cake. It's pretty special! :) Here's last week's workouts... Monday REST Tuesday Hot Yoga Wednesday CrossFit 6 rounds for [...]

  • Day in the Life: A Holiday Week

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    4:50 a.m. - alarm goes off. I didn't fall asleep until midnight (with the help of a guided meditation) so this felt very early after three weeks straight of 5:30 a.m. clients and lack of quality sleep. 5:30 a.m. - gym to train a client who is in her third trimester and a close friend [...]

  • Stronger Every Day

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    I had a little moment at CrossFit tonight. A moment where I fully realized that I am getting stronger every single day. And in so many ways other than just physical strength. I had just finished training a client and wasn't sure whether or not I would join the CrossFit class. I was rolling around on the [...]

  • Summer Running Playlist + This Week’s Workouts

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    I regularly post my yoga playlists for y'all but I received a request last week for a running playlist. Recently, I have been listening to TED Talks and audiobooks while running more than music but I put together a playlist for you with my current favorite upbeat songs that are sure to motivate you through a summer run! And [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Weekend So Far + This Week’s Workouts

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    Good morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. A little housekeeping to start out today's post. If you have submitted a contact form via the contact page and haven't heard a response...it's because I wasn't getting notifications! I set up the form about six weeks ago and the notifications have [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + How I Plan My Workouts

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    Every couple of months I find that I naturally have a "reset week" with my workouts where I dial it back and keep it simple. This was one of those weeks. In general, I don't plan out my workouts. While I'm aware of my schedule and where I can usually fit in what, I don't [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts + Visiting CrossFit Above the Bar

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    Good Monday morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Sullie did! (Her life is really hard.) Here's a recap of last week's workouts. Well balanced, still heavy on the lifting/CrossFit and a complete rest day! Body feeling great and focusing on good nutrition right now. Monday AM ashtanga practice by the pool [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: CrossFit Love + Turkish Get Ups

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    Time for the weekly workout recap! Similar to recent weeks, I've been heavy on the CrossFit. I'm not sure what it is about CrossFit but I'm super hot and cold with it. I've been CrossFitting for over 2 years now and I think this may be the longest kick that I've been on since I [...]