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  • Last Week’s Eats


    Today is a better day. I ran 15 miles this morning. I think that's the farthest I've run in over 6 years. While I'm definitely "feeling it" as I sit here and write this post, all things considered, I am good. It was 48 degrees outside and the most beautiful fall day. Running has been such [...]

  • Recent Eats: Meal Plan Fail


    Happy Friday. I hope you guys have had a good week. I failed at meal planning this week. Well, I did a great job on the planning part but the execution was a no go. I made a menu for the week that sounded delicious and then I just never found the motivation to get [...]

  • Recent Eats: Eat Dessert First


    Happy Friday everyone. If you're anywhere in the path of Hurricane Matthew, lots of prayers headed your way. Stay safe and dry. I checked in with my parents yesterday to see if they were going to get any effects of the storm on the panhandle but it's sunny and beautiful there. We're experiencing worse weather [...]

  • Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats


    It's a rainy Friday here in Charlotte (and most of the Southeast) with Tropical Storm Hermine passing through. I checked in with my family yesterday and all is good in Florida. Luckily the storm just missed them and made landfall east of where they are. Our rain started last night with a band of heavy [...]

  • Recent Eats on a Friday with Lots of Healthy Meal Ideas


    Happy Friday ! I feel like I'm always so late to the daily posting party because I spend my mornings teaching and training clients. In an ideal world I would write these posts a day ahead of time buuuuutttt I'm not sure that day will ever come. Hopefully some of you are still around on [...]

  • What I Ate In A Day + Recent Eats + Formulaic v. Creative


    Last week's recent eats post with the "what I ate in a day" was a hit so I'm going to stick to that format this week. I think it's helpful to see the whole picture of everything that goes into a day's eats versus the breakfast/lunch/dinner highlights. I feel fortunate that I really enjoy cooking and [...]

  • A Big Moment for Zoey + Recent Eats


    We hit a major milestone over here this week. On Monday I left to go to lunch and an appointment and decided to leave Zoey out in the house instead of crating her. I closed the bedroom, office and bathroom doors and gave the two girls the run of the main part of the house. A [...]

  • Recent Eats: 2 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners


    Good morning! I'm on a break between yoga classes. I taught at 6 a.m. and I'm heading back to teach again at 9:45 a.m. The Thursday 9:45 is a new class for me (and the studio). We just added five new "not hot" classes to our morning schedule. These classes are held in a warm (think [...]

  • Recent Eats: Mexican Quinoa, One-Pan Dinners and Throw it in a Bowl


    Hey there. Sorry I have been quiet this week. Things have been busy with the work I do outside of blogging while personal life and friendships have needed some extra attention at the same time. One thing I have learned about juggling several job roles along with life in general is that everything ebbs and flows. [...]

  • Recent Eats + On the 30s HIIT Workout


    Good morning! I have some recent eats and the HIIT workout I taught last Sunday to share today. But first... In case you somehow missed it, yesterday was National Puppy Day! I think I like this day even more than National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! :) It's a great excuse to share some puppy pictures. Baby [...]

  • Recent Eats: Grain Salads + Clean, Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas


    I hope everyone had a happy St. Patrick's Day! I am (very) past the days of green beer but I am super excited to make some corned beef and cabbage. I wanted to make it tonight but the boy had to work late so I'm holding off until this weekend. I have a beautiful head [...]

  • Recent Eats: How Much Is Too Much?


    Welcome to Recent Eats, the "how much is too much...SALMON (and tuna)!" edition. I love salmon. We have it at least once a week for dinner and I usually cook enough so that I have leftovers to use as a salad topper. I also default to a can of salmon or tuna as a salad topper if [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 5-8


    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm skipping the weekend recap in favor of sharing Whole30 days 5-8 with you (read about my decision to do Whole30 in this post). We started our 200-hour yoga teacher training over the weekend so my weekend pretty much looked like teaching yoga, talking about [...]

  • Recent Eats: Day 1-4 of My First Whole30


    Thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post about my first Whole30. I appreciate both the support of me doing the program as well as all of the experiences you shared about dealing with skin issues like eczema and dermatitis. While I'm sorry to hear that there are so many others struggling with [...]

  • End of the Year Catch Up


    It's the last day of 2015 and I have a lot to catch you up on before we move to a new year! I'm thinking we're going to have to start riding around in boats instead of cars over here. The rain has been crazy! My thoughts are with all of those who are experiencing [...]

  • Skipping the Thunder Road Half + Week of Eats


    Good morning. I hope your Friday is off to a great start and that you have fun things planned for the weekend. After spending the last few months training for the Thunder Road Half Marathon, I will not be lining up for tomorrow's race. Thankfully, it's not due to injury - I'm 100% healthy. Instead, [...]

  • The Week of Eats: Breakfast Swaps and Can’t Quit Salad


    Hi and happiest of Fridays! Time for the weekly eats recap. I've been playing around with making some small changes to my diet. Mostly experimenting with less cold and raw food for reasons having to do with ayurveda (just a little trial and error, nothing serious) but boy is it hard to break that smoothie [...]

  • Happy Friday from Florida + Recent Eats


    Good morning and happy Friday! From Florida! I made a secret trip down on Wednesday night to surprise my mom for her birthday. And my dad and I successfully pulled it off! She had absolutely no clue that I was coming and was so surprised when I walked in the door with my dad. I've [...]

  • The Week of Eats


    Happy Friday! I'm currently on a break from a marathon yoga day over here. I taught a triple header this morning with one left to teach this afternoon and one to take after that. I love teaching yoga more than anything so this day of teaching is no big deal although I did joke with [...]

  • Recent Eats: Less Than Stellar Planning Week


    This has been one of those poor meal planning weeks where I've made three trips to the grocery that have resulted in being over the normal budget with not a lot to show for it. I've said this about a million times on my blog but doing one big trip is so much better for [...]

  • Recent Eats: The Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Edition (Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe!)


    Happy Friday! I got almost 9 hours of sleep last night which was so nice. I woke up naturally around 7:20 and invited Sullie up for some cuddles. It's a cold, rainy day so I'm now camped out at my desk with a space heater and french pressed coffee. Perfect Friday morning. While I don't [...]

  • Recent Eats with the Recent Whole Foods Haul


    Last week I wrote a post about what I bought at Whole Foods for $137. Grocery store haul posts are always so interesting to me because everyone has such a different perspective on food shopping and food budgeting. One thing I notice is that the area where you live seems to make a big impact [...]

  • Recent Eats + Discovering Kohlrabi


    Hi from Sunset Beach, North Carolina. I arrived yesterday and crashed my girlfriend's annual family beach trip. Some of you might remember my trip here last summer. (This post and this post.) It was five of the happiest days ever so I made it a priority to break away again this year to come down [...]

  • Banana Egg White Oatmeal Recipe + Tons of Recent Eats


    How is it already Thursday? This week has flown by but in a blur of many things I love...teaching, training, friend dates, marketing and social media...but not much blogging (or working out). Everything ebbs and flows so I'm not stressed about it. It all evens out in the end. I'm here today to catch you [...]

  • Nut Butter Nation Review + Chip Love + Recent Eats


    Happiest of Mondays! I've been pretty happy because my pantry has been stocked with some new delicious peanut butter. When the "Chief Grinder" (um, awesome title) from Nut Butter Nation reached out to me about sampling his peanut butters, I was like..."yes." I will never, ever turn down an opportunity to sample a new nut [...]

  • Zoey at 7 Months + Sandwich Cravings + Homemade Dinners


    Hi and hope Wednesday was kind to you. I had a really great day. Taught three hot yoga classes, practiced yoga, trained a client, lots of computer work and a wonderful therapy session about work/stress/chaos and work addiction...of which I am guilty and I committed to putting timelines around letting things go. I was grateful [...]

  • Let Me Upgrade You {iPod Touch Review} + Recent Eats


    You're totally singing Beyonce in your head now, right? My life changed a little bit yesterday. I received a very generous gift of a brand new 64-gig iPod touch for all of my yoga music and work social media needs. Within an hour I had it fully loaded with all my favorite apps and every [...]

  • And Upside Down & Inverted Saturday + Recent Eats


    It's been a wonderful but exhausting day. I taught two hot yoga classes this morning and then headed back to the studio to teach an arm balance and inversions workshop this afternoon. I love, love, love all things inverted and upside down and teaching these workshops is rewarding and a lot of fun. This was [...]

  • Back on the Oatmeal Bandwagon + Creative Dinner Ideas


    I can't thank you enough for your very heartfelt and thoughtful responses to yesterday's "You Do You" post. I will respond to each of them later today. It's been really amazing to hear so many different stories and perspectives and it's definitely something that needs to be talked about. Speaking of nutrition and exercise, I've been [...]

  • Saturday Road Trip + Week of Eats


    Sullie and I loaded up around noon today for a road trip down to Georgia to visit my grandmother. Sadly, I left Zoey in very loving care in Charlotte because she's a little too crazy right now for me to manage by myself in the car for four hours. I was also worried about her [...]

  • Perfect Pressed Wrap Tutorial


    Hi everyone! Happiest of Wednesdays. My day started with a 5:30 a.m. wake up call to teach my 6 a.m. hot vinyasa class at Charlotte Yoga. It was a SERIOUS struggle to get out of bed this morning (the time change is kicking my butt in the mornings) but the second I started class I [...]

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


    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


    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 [...]

  • Thank You + Zoey at Four Months + Recent Eats


    Thanks so much for your kind messages and comments on my post yesterday about Sam. It meant a lot to me and my mom always reads the comments so I know she was touched as well. It always feels weird to just pick up and resume normal life after something so sad happens. Before I [...]

  • The Mayobird: The Best New Lunch and Hangout Spot in Charlotte!


    I had a lunch meeting today at The Mayobird here in Charlotte and it's now my new favorite lunch and meeting spot. Whether you live in Charlotte or not, you will love the concept of this restaurant! It's based on chicken salad! They offer 17 different varieties of chicken salad and you choose whether you [...]

  • I Love My Reality…Monday In The Life


    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


    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


    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 [...]

  • Getting Back in the Groove…Recent Eats + Bacon Brussels Sprouts Love


    I have been so out of the regular blogging groove lately that it's been almost two weeks since I've posted a weekly workout recap or a recent eats post. But that doesn't mean I haven't been working out eating well. Quite the opposite, actually. I have been feeling pretty motivated when it comes to my workouts [...]

  • Recent Eats: Give Me The Christmas Chocolate


    Happy Monday! It was semi-back to normal for me this morning with a 6:30 a.m. training client at the gym. I usually have four in a row on Monday mornings so only having one client was kind of weird! This week will be a little slow for me as a lot of my clients wrap [...]

  • Life Lately: Recent Eats, Zoey and More!


    Merry Christmas Eve! You didn't hear from me yesterday because it was an epic push to finish Christmas shopping after spending the morning/early afternoon training/teaching/in meetings/etc. By the time I made it home at 9 p.m., all I wanted to do was eat some sushi and pass out. I did come across something super exciting while [...]

  • Day in the Life: One Week Until Christmas


    5 a.m. - alarm 5:05 a.m. - make it out of bed to let Sullie out, make a shot of espresso and get dressed for the gym. For whatever reason, this was an especially tough morning for me and I was SO tired. 5:30 a.m. - the girls (I took both of them today!) and [...]

  • Weekend + Recent Eats


    Happy Monday! I kicked my day off bright and early with four clients in a row at the gym starting at 5:30 a.m. Three training clients and one yoga private. Everyone asked how my weekend was and it kinda felt like it never even happened...it just passed in a blur. I stayed home on Friday [...]

  • Recent Eats + Puppy Updates


    Thank you so much for all of your sweet messages and comments about Zoey. I promise a steady stream of updates including info on how I raise her...food schedules, house breaking, exercise, leash training, obedience, etc. Goldens are really smart dogs and do well with training at a young age so we've already started. I [...]

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


    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


    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}


    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 [...]

  • Monday in the Life


    Hey there. I am moving fast...but it's a blur of good. I woke up at 1 a.m. last night and started to panic about everything that I have on my plate (the middle of the night will do that to you every time!) but I reframed my anxiety to focus on feeling gratitude for the [...]

  • Recent Eats: Half Marathon Hunger


    My half marathon training plan is officially kicking my ass a little! I'm on week 6 of 11 and this is the halfway rest week in my training plan. After five weeks of increasing intensity, I finally get to take a step back. No speed work or long runs this week. Just lots of easy [...]

  • Recent Eats: Bolognese, Scallops + The Best Apples


    Oh my gosh. Today was nuts! I literally didn't stop moving all day. For those of you who love "day in the life" here's brief synopsis of mine. 5:30-9 a.m. - gym...train 3 clients and meeting 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - home for breakfast, write first PBR blog post, respond to comments and so [...]