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  • 5 Things I’ve Been Wearing Non-Stop…Comfy Clothes Love


    Since giving up the 9-5 life my wardrobe mostly consists of workout and lounge clothes. I'm lucky to put jeans on once a week and my work clothes have been hanging in my closet neglected for nearly four years now. Every year I donate more and more of them to Goodwill. I keep thinking I'm [...]

  • My New Favorite Lululemon Outfit for Running and Workouts


    Happy, happy Friday! We are pretty excited about the weekend over here. It's going to be an active but fun one. I'm running the OrthoCarolina Classic 5K on Saturday morning (Charlotte readers...join me!!!) to represent Run Charlotte Run and then heading over to Metro CrossFit for our third annual Throwdown. I'm all signed up for a [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love…


    This is the happiest kind of Friday of them all...a long weekend Friday! Although I'm not traveling anywhere, I'm hoping to make the above photo a reality. My grand plans for the weekend include sleeping, pool time with friends, movies and just hanging out at home. Sounds like the perfect stay-cation to me! Here are [...]

  • Weekend: Crazy Curls + Massage + Yoga


    Good morning and happy Monday! I am setting my intention to have a focused and productive week that includes LOTS of writing for my book. :) Before I dive into the new week, here's a look back at a few weekend highlights. Fun fact: my hair is naturally curly/wavy but I never wear it this [...]

  • Weekend: Lulu Trip, Sushi, Yoga & Movies


    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 [...]

  • Late Visit To Lulu…After Wine…And the bright yellow pants that came home with me.


    Lately I've gotten into a really nice weekend groove where I've had plenty of time for running errands, farmers market trips, yoga practices and most importantly...being at home where I can get things done around the house, bake, cook and relax. There has been a ton of work done to my house and yard over [...]

  • You Never Know


    I have been in a really contemplative place lately. I don't know how better to describe it but I'm in major evaluation mode. I'm okay. I'm just thinking about a lot of things and working on a lot of things. This is a good thing. I taught a yoga class this morning and during my [...]

  • Gratitude Overflowing


    I had the most wonderful Thursday. I feel so grateful for so many things...my job working at Metro not only doing something I love but doing it with amazing people, the friendships I have made here in Charlotte, the opportunity to teach yoga and being a part of the yoga community as a whole and [...]

  • lulu Staples + Workout Tunes


    Good morning! Yesterday was completely insane...as Wednesdays usually are...so I didn't post but there wasn't much to share anyway. I taught an early yoga class and then spent the remainder of the day alternating between sending rapid fire e-mails, sitting in meetings and working the front desk at Metro CrossFit. Luckily, the day ended with [...]

  • A Good Start


    Thank you for your comments, e-mails, Tweets and messages. Each and every one was humbling and touching beyond words. I do feel lucky and grateful to be a part of such a powerful network of women (and some men!). Each day presents a new challenge and lesson to be learned. A friend of mine forwarded [...]

  • Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


    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 [...]

  • Halfway There


    I arrived home from the beach on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. By 7 p.m. I was on a rooftop preparing to practice yoga to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. My yoga practices have been few and far between lately and this one felt good...and right. I wasn't even planning on attending the event [...]

  • Avocado Overload


    Yesterday was a great day. Around 9 a.m. UPS delivered a big heavy box to my doorstep. I opened it to discover more avocados than I know what to do with. Heaven! Chiquita is moving their global headquarters to Charlotte and I am lucky enough to have blog reader in the Chiquita Avocados division. Last [...]

  • Shaking


    I am happy to be sitting down right now. It's 8 a.m. and I've already done 150 dead lifts and 150 pushups. I was shaking after the workout. Ashley, Shannon and Elizabeth from Lululemon joined me bright and early at Metro to do the CrossFit workout of the day. It was 10 rounds of 15 [...]

  • Holiday Recovery


    Monday was spent in what we'll call "recovery mode" from Christmas. It started with laying in bed until 9:15 followed by a long and sweaty workout at the gym. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. The first mile was a warm up. For miles two and three, I alternated between inclines and speed every [...]

  • Christmas Eve Happenings


    Good morning and merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and feeling happy and loved. My Christmas Eve started with a 6 a.m. wake-up call so I could get over to the mall to teach an early morning in-store class at Lululemon. It was a little weird to be in the [...]

  • My Must Haves for Kitchen, Workout and Yoga


    I wasn't planning on doing a "favorite things" post for the holidays but a few people have inquired about my favorite fitness and yoga gear and kitchen tools so I thought I'd put together a quick list of some of my must haves. KITCHEN Kitchen Aid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Mixer. My baby. Seriously the [...]

  • It’s Run-tober!


    I am a firm believer that there is nothing better than fall race season. Here are my primary reasons. Conditions. Even though the training requires you to run through the heat of the summer, you don't have to train through the dark and cold days of winter like you do for spring races. I will [...]

  • A 10 Year Vision


    My weekend ended on an inspirational note...with a Lululemon community goal sharing meeting. For newer readers, I am an ambassador for the Charlotte store. Tonight we had a gathering of Lululemon employees, ambassadors and community fitness pros to discuss our personal goals as well as our collective community goals. Lululemon has a huge goal setting [...]

  • Race Prep…It’s Questionable


    Well, we'll just see how tomorrow's 10K goes. #1. It's kinda cold. We're having a little bout of chilly weather here in North Carolina. It's not hear to stay...it will be 85 degrees again by Tuesday...but tomorrow's race conditions are temps in the 50s with a chance of rain. Typically, I would be a-okay with [...]

  • Big Red Shoes 5K and Salutation Nation


    It's a beautiful Saturday in Charlotte. The sun is shining and I'm having a great day full of my favorite things - running, yoga, Starbucks, farmers market, cooking and Georgia football. I set a new 5K PR (which admittedly was not difficult given that it was only my second 5K ever). I ran my first [...]

  • Saturday and Panthers Pre-Season


    I love Sunday evenings. I don't spend them dreading Monday and all the things that the week has to hold but instead enjoy the opportunity to relax and decompress a bit from the weekend. But enough about Sunday - since I'm running a day behind, I owe you the Saturday recap. I taught the complimentary [...]

  • Super Fit Saturday


    I'm settling down from the craziness of the weekend at 10 p.m. on Sunday night to finally tell you about it! We're going to have to do this in two parts because it would probably be the longest post ever if I tried to cover it all in one. Saturday was a special event that [...]

  • Reunited


    Happy weekend! I hope everyone is having fun and getting ready to celebrate Father's Day! My weekend has been great so far. Friday night my yoga teacher training group had a reunion party. The evening was full of good food, wine and Skinny Girl margaritas and some rather interesting conversation. I contributed baked brie in [...]

  • Warm Weather Running: The Gear


    It seems not so long ago that the running community was training for Spring races through the dead of winter and dealing with cold, dark runs and streets covered in snow. Well, those days are behind us now. I went for a quick run after work today before I had to teach BodyPump and temperatures [...]

  • BodyPump 77 Launch and Lulu Morning


    Good evening everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was jam-packed with fun activities along with some less-fun things like errands and cleaning. Overall though, I feel much more sane and relaxed on this end of the weekend than I did going into it. I kicked off Saturday with a 3.5 mile run [...]

  • Successorizing for Yoga


    In honor of teaching my VERY FIRST yoga class at Y2 Yoga today, I thought it would be fun to do a post about my "must haves" for yoga. These are the clothes and accessories that always go to class with me. First up, the most important accessory - the mat. The Manduka Black Mat [...]

  • The Final Saturday


    I really appreciate your encouraging comments on my Butterflies post. I said this in some of my replies but how cool would it be if I could teleport you guys here for a PBR yoga class!? I had an over-ripe banana that was begging to be made into banana bread so I whipped up a [...]

  • Rainy Day Fun


    Today has been a great day! It's been really rainy and gloomy here (like, we were under a flood watch rainy) but I'm still full of smiles and energy. :D No AM workout today. Oatmeal at my desk. Oats, blueberries, banana, dried cranberry, cinnamon, pinch salt, almond milk, water, chia seeds. Topped with almond butter [...]

  • First Long(ish) Run in Too Long


    I took advantage of my weekend off of yoga teacher training and the beautiful weather to get my first long(ish) run in since the half marathon in December on Sunday. I can't even believe how little I have been running since 2011 rolled around but my yoga practice has grown tremendously so I'm going with [...]

  • BodyPump’n


    My BodyPump class was rocking tonight! We had about 40 participants - amazing! I'm so happy that the January crowd is sticking around (plus all of my awesome regulars!). It's been great. There was one minor bump in the road...I got all suited up with my belt and mic, got the class in set position [...]

  • Thunder Road Half Marathon Race Recap


    The Thunder Road Half Marathon completely surprised me today. Despite my lack of training and preparation, I still managed a 5 minute PR. I am so excited and in disbelief that I had such a great race. All the signs leading up to the race were pointing to a lackluster performance but once I got [...]

  • BLENDing + Bacon


    Since I only posted a recipe last night and no details on my day, I have so much to catch you guys up on! Wednesday night I was invited to a BLEND (bloggers + friends) party at Lululemon Charlotte. I have so enjoyed getting to know Meg and Mimi from Lululemon so I was very [...]

  • Lulu Love


    And I'm watching the Rachel Zoe Project again. This is seriously a problem - I'm obsessed. She's trying to cook in this episode and she's clueless. I'm loving it! It makes me feel less bad about having no fashion sense! ;) I went to ashtanga this morning for all of 20 minutes...and then I rolled [...]