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  • Recent Eats: Back to Smoothies + Brining & Marinades

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    Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I received the most wonderful gift of sleep this morning from a friend and fellow teacher. I texted her late last night on the off-chance she was planning on coming to class and could teach for me. I wasn't feeling well but told her [...]

  • Weekend + I dressed up as a green smoothie for Halloween

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    Hello! It's crockpot Monday and today's meal is white chicken chili. It's a recipe I've been making for a long time and it's always delicious! It will be the perfect late dinner for this rainy Monday. But before I launch into the new week...here's the weekend recap. The highlight of which was dressing up as [...]

  • Fig, Cherry & Berry Smoothie + Recent (Lots of Out To) Eats

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    This is the first week that I've truly felt "in the swing of things" in over a month. Between traveling in February and the weird snow/ice days we had, my schedule has been all over the place. This week it's been 100% business as usual and it's one of those magical weeks where none of [...]

  • Friday Stuff + Recent Eats

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    Happy Friday! I had a really great week that was full of teaching and training. I onboarded a new PT client that I'm really excited about working with. I only take on new a client every six months or so and I always make sure that their goals/motivation/current life stage matches up with what I'm [...]

  • I Love My Reality…Monday In The Life

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    It was back to reality today but I love my reality so it was a happy Monday! :) I kicked off my day with a 4:55 a.m. wake up call to train clients. I ate half of a banana with almond butter and made a cup of Every Day Detox Tea to take to the [...]

  • A Sweet Saturday + Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop

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    Hi and happy Saturday! I had such a wonderful day. It began with a tropical green smoothie while I finished up making a new playlist for my morning yoga classes. I went straw instead of spoon and no granola today. I spent my morning teaching yoga...7:45 a.m. hot vinyasa at Charlotte Yoga followed by 9:30 [...]

  • Cleaning to Deal with Chaos + Recent Eats + The Rising Popularity of Brussels Sprouts

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    My mom called last night to check on me. She said I hadn't updated my blog in several days so she was worried. Ha! No reason to worry...I usually carve out time to blog no matter what but I just couldn't make it happen. My week passed in a haze of coffee, spreadsheets, muddy golden retrievers [...]

  • 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: So Much Fall + You’re the Best Blog Readers

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    Okay, you guys are amazing. Every time I check the comments on the Erin McDermott giveaway and read about thing things you feel grateful for right now, it makes me smile and feel so happy. Seriously, if you need a pick me up...bookmark this post and remember that life is good and we have so [...]

  • I Bought Halloween Candy Too Early + Other Things I Can’t Resist {Recent Eats}

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    Hey and happy Wednesday! I'm kind of in a sea of change over here this week and just trying to stay steady. November (which is just days away...how is that possible!?) is bringing the launch of the new Peanut Butter Runner and some big changes to my schedule. It always seems that the universe conspires to [...]

  • Rained Out + Recent Eats

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    Last night was a little bit of a let down. I had plans to see Kings of Leon with some friends but the weather was not cooperating. Our seats were on the lawn and there was an 80% chance of storms and a hazardous weather warning. We decided to chance it anyway and drove to [...]

  • In My Kitchen: Green Smoothie Video Tutorial

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    I know that I blog about green smoothies A LOT but over the last year I've gone from being an occasional smoothie drinker to having one almost every day. I used to find smoothies to be unsatisfying because I thought I needed something to "chew" and I always felt hungry after I ate them. I [...]

  • Recent Eats: Lunch Bowls, Lots of Mexican, Pizza & Ranch

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    Hi and happy Tuesday! It's the most beautiful morning here in Charlotte. It's 73 degrees, sunny and the humidity is low. It was like this yesterday too and I went for an awesome four mile sunset run to soak it all up...before it's 97 degrees again on Friday. This is how we roll in the [...]

  • Recent Eats + Perfect Imperfection

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    Good morning and happy Sunday. After days of rain I awoke to a beautiful, cool summer morning here in Charlotte. It's amazing what a little sunshine can do for the soul. Today's recent eats post is...all over the place. You're going to see the last of my vacation eats + what I've had since I [...]

  • Recent Eats & Renovations

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    Good morning. First, this. The light of my life. Second, this. That would be my gutters, removed from the house, sitting in my front yard. What began as a small repair project has morphed into a whole new ball game. And what began with just replacing my kitchen counter tops has morphed into exterior work, [...]

  • Recent Eats: Fig Love

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    I have some great posts planned for you later this week including a recipe for the BEST chicken enchiladas, a giveaway, a workout and more. But first, I'm going to catch you up on some recent eats. I have received so much great feedback on these posts and the ideas/inspiration that they generate. This week's [...]

  • A Slow-Paced Tuesday + Recent Eats

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    Tuesday used to be the busiest day of the week for me and I was crazy busy running all over town to train and teach. Lately they've been a pretty relaxed day for me. If I did a "day in the life" post today, you'd all be pretty surprised. I started early with 5:30 and [...]

  • Recent Eats: The Cake Edition

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    Hello and TGIF! Thursday was a beast for me. I had training clients at 5:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed by a gym management meeting, another training client, teaching hot yoga and book club this afternoon/evening. I arrived home at 10 p.m. and was DONE! One thing I do [...]

  • A Day In the Life: Birthday Edition

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    Hi there! Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days but I was soaking up momma + bday time. Here's a look at my birthday in photos. It was a great day and I felt so lucky to have my mom here with me for it! It started bright and early at Metro where I coached [...]

  • Lately: Food + Life

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    Hi and good evening. Thanks for the great feedback on the Arm Sculpting Workout. I was excited to hear from several of you that you already tried it. For those of you who had questions about my use of the word toning in the graphic, I'm just going to state that it's a common catch [...]

  • Recent Eats: Needing A Salad Break & A Nap

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    Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great day! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have a lot going on this week with deadlines and projects on top of doing more personal training. This week has been full of early mornings and today I had to break down and take a 45 minute nap after three back [...]

  • Green Smoothie April Wrap-Up + Fig Green Smoothies

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    The Green Smoothie April Challenge is officially in the books! Thank you so much to everyone who participated, whether you did it on your own or posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It was a fun month full of creative ideas and delicious smoothies! Here's a list of the links for the challenge: Green Smoothie [...]

  • 8 Tips for Green Smoothies that Look Pretty and Taste Great

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    It's day 30 of the April Green Smoothie Challenge. We made it! I'll be posting a recap of the last week with an overview of the challenge later this week but for today's post I wanted to give you my tips for making green smoothies that look pretty and taste great. Some of the complaints/struggles [...]

  • Green Smoothie Challenge: Week 3 + Banana-less Coconut Water Green Smoothie

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    The final week of Green Smoothie April is here! I have to admit that week three passed in a haze but I did have one outstanding smoothie recipe that I must share! I made this AMAZING green smoothie that features a coconut water base and no bananas! I've received several requests for green smoothies sans [...]

  • April Green Smoothie Challenge: Week 2 Recap

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    It's April 15 and we're officially halfway through Green Smoothie April! I'm here to recap week two and share two important lessons I've learned about getting your green smoothie in. 1) It works best for me to knock it out first thing with breakfast. Last week I decided to wait and have my green smoothie [...]

  • April Challenge: A Green Smoothie Every Day

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    Good morning and happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start! I think most of us are ready to blast out of this cold weather rut. It's 34 degrees in Charlotte this morning! We can all agree that it's been a LONG, COLD winter for everyone. I have put together [...]

  • Recent Eats…Featuring Tacos & Bacon

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    Happy Tuesday! This morning I trained a client, worked out, taught yoga and practiced yoga. I have my first photo shoot for my book in a couple of hours. Many of you have asked for more details on the book...it's about core training, specifically planks, and will be photography heavy with written descriptions of all [...]

  • Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

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    Five days ago I said goodbye to this... And yesterday I said hello to this. This has been a brutal winter for most of us. It's actually been warmer in the Chicago area over the last two days than it has been in Charlotte. My friends at home have been reporting tons of rain, cold [...]

  • This Week’s Eats + That (Scary) Time I Tried Chia Pudding

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    Good morning and happy weekend! Let's take a look at this week's eats. Breakfast Let's kick this post off with the WORST idea I've had so far in 2014...chia seed pudding. I made this mix of chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla, bananas and dried cranberries and let it sit overnight. I topped it with peanut [...]

  • Here Comes the Snow + Recent Eats + Snacking Before Dinner

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    Good morning! Rise and shine! It is going to snow in Charlotte today but just a light dusting with no ice so it should be fun. The weather is absolutely nuts because on Monday it was 65 degrees and I ran in shorts and a tank. This morning it's 28 and going to snow. Winters [...]

  • Day in the Life Tuesday: Fitness Pro & Yoga Teacher

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    Hey, hey. I have a day in the life post for you today because today was one of those "what happened to my entire day?" kind of days. I had so much work I wanted to get done for Metro and my blog but teaching and training took over and I just ran out of [...]

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie {Recipe}

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    Recently I had the opportunity to combine two of the things that I love the most... Green smoothies... And peanut butter. Not just any peanut butter but the new Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter from Smart Balance. I received an email asking if I would be interested in sampling their new Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and [...]

  • Week of Eats + A Must-Have Nail Color

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    I am happy that you all enjoyed the Yogi Clothing giveaway post and yesterday's video blog. I especially appreciate the support on the ideal weight chat. It's great to hear others in agreement. I'll try to do the video blog thing at least once a month and let y'all endure my southern drawl. ;) Lots [...]

  • Grilled Cheese, Gnocchi & Green Smoothies

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    First things first, thanks for the comments on my Monday post. It feels really good to know that I can open up and write from the heart and be supported in that. It's even better when you tell me it resonates with you and that it even helps out in any small way. I am [...]

  • How To Make Dinner Happen After A Long Day + Recent Eats

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    I am long overdue a post with some recent eats. I've gone all week without sharing any with you and there is lots of good stuff to share! I was training a client this morning and she commented that she was reading my blog and didn't understand how I have time to put together the [...]

  • Day in the Life Monday

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    I thought today was a good "day in the life" post for you. It's a little different because almost all of my PT clients are traveling and not training this week but it still gives you a good idea of what a working day looks like for me. 6 a.m. - alarm goes off. I [...]

  • Accidental Arugula Smoothie & A Really Strong Workout Week

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    Well, I don't have much to share with you from my Saturday. It's cold and has been raining all day here in Charlotte. I slept until 8 and then headed to Om Yoga to teach a hot vinyasa class at 9:30. It's my second week teaching there and I am loving it so much. I [...]

  • Fireplace Coziness, Scandal & Recent Eats

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    Morning. It's cold and gray in Charlotte this morning. Perfect weather for the first fire of the season last night. Fires and candles make things so cozy. Especially for watching my newest obsession Scandal. This show is highly addictive. I started watching it on Netflix a few weeks ago and I'm already halfway through season two. [...]

  • Comfort Food In The Cold

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    Good morning! I hope y'all are having a great week so far. How is it already Wednesday? It's flying by! We had one of those crazy turns in weather yesterday where it was 60 degrees at 10 a.m. but the wind picked up and the temperature dropped quickly. It was 40 and dark by 4 [...]

  • Week Wrap Up & Welcome November

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    Happy Friday. It's November 1. I cannot believe there are only two months left in this year. I welcomed November by sleeping until 7:45 and skipping early yoga and making a smoothie. Here's a look at some of the other things I've been eating this week. Another oatmeal breakfast. Sandwich and salad lunch. The treat [...]

  • Week in Food & Fitness: Shrimp & Grits, Rest Days, Yoga & More

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    Good morning and happy Wednesday! I really appreciate the likes, shares and comments on yesterday's "Women Supporting Women" post. Y'all are awesome and I'm looking forward to moving forward with this initiative. Okay, there is so much going on this week so let's take a breather from serious stuff and do a look at food [...]

  • Comfort Food, Macarons, Workouts and Parties – Back to Reality!

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    Let's take a quick break from the Mexico posts to talk about reality. This week has flown by which is one of the benefits of a short week. Food I made one of my favorite comfort food dinners on Tuesday night, chicken parmesan. I've been making this for over five years and I can cook [...]

  • Sweet Sullie + Yoga Love + Run Inspiration

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    I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! Sullie's certainly is! She has been camped out in my office playing with her toys...one of her favorite things to do is play with multiple toys at one time. Today it's laying on her duck while she chews her bone. I cannot tell you how [...]

  • Workouts + A New PR + Eats

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    Hi everyone! I'm currently en route to Mumford & Sons in a borrowed Honda Odyssey with seven other girls. It's a two hour drive to the concert venue so I'm trying to knock out some work since I had to leave so early today (and update you guys!) before an evening of tailgating, music and [...]

  • The time I fell in love with pressure washing + Hotshots 19 Workout

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    Things have been a little crazy the past few days. The great home improvement mission has continued in full force. Things got really serious late Monday afternoon when I discovered the joys of pressure washing. Once I started I couldn't stop. It's one of those instantly gratifying things. I pressure washed my back patio for [...]

  • Exciting Thursday

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    It's an exciting Thursday over here! First , after a flurry of text messages this morning between me and some of my girlfriends we decided "you only live once" and bought tickets to a sold out Mumford & Sons concert in two weeks!  (source) The concert is on a week night, an hour and a [...]

  • Friday Haircut & No Makeup Talk

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    Lots to catch you up on but I'll start with a quick look at Friday. I forced myself to get out of bed for  6:30 a.m. yoga class. I had meetings all morning and a haircut scheduled for later in the afternoon so I knew that early was my only chance to get it in. Yes, [...]

  • Celebrating National Ice Cream Day + Weekend In Photos

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    A photo heavy look at the last couple of days of friends, food and ice cream. Late night dinner of cheese, crackers, fruit, meats and wine on Friday after the acro yoga workshop. I'm having this again for dinner tonight! I am fairly certain that I could live off of cheese and meat plates. We [...]

  • Sullie is SEVEN!

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    Today is the best kind of birthday. Because it's Sullie's! To be honest, I didn't even remember until I got to work this morning and realized the date but luckily I had her with me so I've been trying to give her extra love and attention today. And yes...I realize that she has no clue [...]

  • Starting Off With A Bang

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    First, thanks for all of the happy birthday wishes. It was a happy weekend. But I have to say 30 isn't off to the greatest start! I got my first migraine headache on Saturday night and it completely freaked me out. I couldn't sleep because my head hurt so bad so I got up at [...]