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  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 + Early Morning Workouts


    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 [...]

  • This Week’s Eats + Off to Mexico!


    Happy Friday! This time tomorrow afternoon I'll be practicing yoga on an open air pier in Mexico with this view... This trip crept up so fast! I can't believe that I'll be spending the next week in Mexico on a yoga retreat with many of my close friends and students from Y2 Yoga. We had [...]

  • An Unconventional Thanksgiving


    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed family, friends and feasting. If you're out braving Black Friday I am wishing you warmth and good luck! :) My Thanksgiving was a bit unconventional this year. One of my dearest friends is getting married this weekend in the Dominican Republic. She and her fiance are [...]

  • What I’ve Been Eating Wednesday


    Hi and happy hump day! I'm here with nothing but food pictures for you today after yesterday's hair extravaganza! Thanks for all your comments and compliments. Apparently I need to buy a curling iron and spend some time on YouTube if I want to master curling my own hair. I started my day by teaching [...]

  • Sweating Through The Night


    Tuesday was a long day. For whatever reason, Tuesdays have been the longest day of my week since starting this full-time fitness thing over two years ago. I come prepared. I have a 6 a.m. client on Tuesdays (that is about to get even earlier...I'm picking up a 5:30!!!!!) so yesterday I rolled in with [...]

  • Exercise for Energy


    I have been sleeping terribly this week. I haven't been making it to bed until almost midnight and I've been waking up really early (like 4 a.m. early) wide awake and not able to fall back asleep. I know this sounds a little crazy but I can usually put myself back to sleep by trying [...]

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


    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 [...]

  • Life Lately: Inversions, Glazed Pecans, Apple Cake and Fall Festive


    Hi and happy Tuesday! I haven't updated on day-to-day so here's a look at the usual...workouts, food and Sullie! :) The Workouts Nothing too remarkable. A couple of yoga practices, a run and a rest day. The Food Omelet with brie, sundried tomatoes and spinach topped with chopped fresh herbs. Turkey bacon and fruit on [...]

  • Tuesday Burger Day


    Hi! I come to you after a long day involving teaching and taking on fire hot yoga, lots of desk work at Metro, 80 squats in tonight's CrossFit class and a disastrous but delicious dinner. Let's start at the beginning. Breakfast was overnight oats with Greek yogurt, rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, apple, banana, apple butter and [...]

  • Going Through The Motions v. Being Really In It


    A few things to share... - My heart breaks for those facing devastation and loss in Oklahoma. Have you seen this touching live interview where a woman is reunited with her dog? - I updated the Workouts + Yoga page. So excited to continue to add to this. Maybe one day I can find a [...]

  • The Week In Fitness And Food


    Annnddd let's return to regularly scheduled programming. Well, I don't know that any posts have been "regular" around here lately but today we'll get back to food and fitness which I guess is the "heart" of the blog. Although lately I feel it's kind of been a steady rotation of yoga, what I'm eating, workout, [...]

  • Up And At ‘Em Again


    Good morning! Watch out, it's 7:45 and I've already trained a client, had coffee and breakfast. When I accepted my full-time job at Metro about a year ago I decided to give up all of my early morning classes and clients. I needed a break from going from 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. every day [...]

  • Eka Pada Friday


    Wow, you guys are AMAZING. I am blown away by the response and how many of you are in for the 26 acts of kindness. It's looking like we're going to have 4-5 groups of 26 and that is awesome! I cannot wait to hear about all of the things that we all go out [...]

  • The Kitchen Sink


    Happy weekend! I am NOT happy right now given that the Dawgs just lost to Alabama. Such a good game but so sad that we will not be heading to the national championship. Let's focus on other things, okay? I was in the mood for a vegetarian dinner last night so I baked tofu, roasted [...]

  • What I Ate, A Workout And A Giveaway


    A big thank you to  y'all for being generally awesome over the past few days. I have a few things to share with you today. Recent eats, a workout and a 5K giveaway so read on. First, the food. I apologize in advance for all the iPhone photos as my DSLR hasn't even been turned on [...]

  • Pumpkin In The Morning


    Last night I wrote this whole post on 2012 and my feelings about all of the change and struggle that myself and everyone around me seem to be going through. I definitely questioned whether or not I really wanted to publish it because y'all know I have a hard time with the "putting myself out [...]

  • One Workout Away


    You know that saying, "You're only one workout away from a good mood?" I experienced that in a major way last Thursday. I was scheduled to teach BodyPump at the Y but I came up with a list of reasons why I didn't want to teach and even sent out a last minute sub request. [...]

  • Girls Weekend


    One guess where I am. Asheville. I just can't stay away! I have been planning a girls weekend getaway for months and it's finally here! You all know how much I love Asheville and I'm thrilled to be here on such a beautiful weekend with wonderful friends. I knew today would be crazy trying with [...]

  • Mexican Quinoa V2 + Strong & Confident


    I really loved all of the pet discussion today about food and training. I try to keep the blog mostly focused on food/fitness/lifestyle and try to not go overboard with the pet pictures/posts. I do consider owning a pet to be part of my lifestyle so I'm happy that the food post was well received. [...]

  • From Student To Teacher


    My day of rest and meds helped. I feel much better today! I think that I'll be able to avoid this turning into cold/sinus infection and I am so thankful for that. I mentioned this in my last post but I haven't been sick in a very long time (knock on wood). I think that's [...]

  • Thank God For Friday


    I am so relieved to see Friday come to a close. It has been a really long week. I don't have much going on this weekend and could not be more content. I'm kicking off the weekend on the couch with the Olympics and a bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce and peanut butter. [...]

  • The Soundtrack Of My Life


    After yesterday's post about workout music I thought to myself, "they might think I have terrible taste in music." Pop, dance and club remixes certainly have their place when I'm working out, running or teaching but they are not the soundtrack of my life. Far from it...the soundtrack of my life is actually more "cook [...]

  • A Loss Of Enthusiasm


    Happy, happy Friday! I hope it's been a great week. Remember how I was all excited about my kipping pullups yesterday? I felt all on top of the CrossFit world that I'd finally figured them out. Well, my enthusiasm for CrossFit waned a bit after last night's workout. This WOD killed me for some reason. [...]

  • Pups + Pizza = Happiness


    One of the perks of my job (there are too many to list!) is that I can bring Sullie into the gym with me when I'm spending time knocking out desk work. Science Daily actually just published an article about a study that shows dogs in the workplace can reduce stress and make the job more satisfying for [...]

  • Fueling For Recovery


    The simple acts of standing, sitting and walking are quite challenging and rather painful today. I made my way back to CrossFit last night after taking the weekend off and the workout was sneaky hard. 10 - 1 for Time (Decreasing reps for each set, starting with 10 and ending with 1) Barbell Front Squats [...]

  • All Good Things…


    ...must come to an end. I'm blogging from my kitchen table instead of my parent's balcony. Vacation is officially over and it's time to get back to my normal routine. Although that routine has shifted slightly and I'm now forced to deal with it and not be distracted by travel. We'll see how this goes. [...]

  • Vagabond


    I think this photo sums up my week. That would be the passenger seat of my car. Yes, I'm living out of it - vagabond style. Makeup, clothes, camera, various jackets, cell phone chargers...it's all there. While this week has been stressful and busy, it's the exciting kind of stressful and busy. Everything has been [...]

  • Friday Video Post – Your Questions Answered


    Hi! Yay for Friday! Yay for a long weekend! I have a ton going on right now and wasn't feeling very inspired about today's post. I decided to ask on Facebook what you guys wanted me to blog about and I received a lot of great suggestions and questions. I decided to answer them in [...]

  • Pumpkin In May


    Breakfast has been orange the past couple of mornings. Sierra Tweeted about having pumpkin oat bran for breakfast yesterday morning and it inspired me to reach into the depths of my pantry and pull out a can of pumpkin. Pumpkin banana oatmeal with pumpkin butter and maple peanut butter for breakfast yesterday. Pumpkin, banana and [...]

  • Cake And Veggies


    Hey, hey! I hope everyone had a great day. Things are moving full speed ahead over here and every day I get more and more excited about all the amazing things that are happening at Metro. I know I mention this in pretty much every post but I really love my job and I feel [...]

  • Humbled And Redeemed


    Fact: I suck at wall balls. And I don't just mean that they're hard and I don't like doing them...I mean that I physically cannot perform them correctly. Rather than an effortless catch/squat/toss, I'm more slam into my chest with straight legs and hurl. It took some serious convincing to get me to do last [...]

  • Rainy Day Home Workout


    The weather is a little crazy here in Charlotte today. I awoke to sunshine, a cool breeze and blue skies and immediately set off on a beautiful three mile run with Sullie. By the time I'd showered and gotten ready for work, it looked like this outside. Gray skies and lots of rain. Judging from [...]

  • I’m At The Beach


    I'm at the beach! It feels so good to see the water. I haven't been to a beach since late last summer and I think that may be a record for me...far too long! I'm in Hilton Head, South Carolina but not for a relaxing weekend of lounging beachside with drink in hand. Quite the [...]

  • Primary Series With The Sunrise


    Guess who was up at 5:45 this morning to practice ashtanga for the first time since January? Primary series with the sunrise. I was very surprised to discover that my body fell back into the practice with little resistance. Yes, some of the poses didn't come as easily but overall it felt really good. For [...]

  • Sometimes You Just Really Want A Burger


    Good morning! Missed y'all yesterday but there was just no time to post. It seems like the homemade granola bar post was well-received and several of you reported already making a batch. Let me know how they turned out if you did! My Tuesday started with the decision to ignore my alarm at 6 a.m. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • It’s Enough


    What is it about sitting for extended periods of time that makes you so tired? You know, things like long car rides, cramped flights, meetings and trainings? I sat in CPR/First Aid/Oxygen/AED re-certification for a little over four hours yesterday and it absolutely wiped me out for the rest of the day. Although we had [...]

  • So Much Yoga


    It's been a yoga-rific week. Over the past three days I have taught ELEVEN classes/privates. While I love yoga with all my heart, I do not even want to say the words "inhale upward facing dog, exhale downward facing dog" right now. And I've only been able to personally practice one day this week and [...]

  • What Have I Done?


    In a moment of weakness I let this happen. I was working on answering emails and blog stuff this morning and let Sullie get in the bed with me. This is monumental. In her five and a half years of life she has gotten up on the bed maybe one or two other times and [...]

  • Devil Dog


    I'm so happy to see the arrival of the weekend. It's been a crazy week. I'm actually taking the weekend off and heading down to Georgia to visit my grandmother. I haven't seen her since Thanksgiving and we still need to do our Christmas celebration! Yesterday's overnight oats were so good I had to repeat [...]

  • Overnight Oats Make A Comeback


    How does it happen that the days I think I'm going to get so much done and have some free time always end up being the craziest? Today started out with an easy morning but once noon rolled around it was nonstop until I got home at 7:30. I slept in until 8 and then [...]

  • Crepes and Christmas Yoga


    Happy Saturday! I can't believe that next Saturday is Christmas Eve! Side note on that...for those of you who live in the Charlotte area I will be teaching a complimentary in-store yoga class at Lululemon before the mall opens on Christmas Eve. Craziness! The class will be from 7:15-8 a.m. and I promise it will [...]

  • A Boston Visitor


    Guess who came to Charlotte to visit!? Alaina from The Jogging Concierge! Alaina and I have been blog friends for over a year now so I was thrilled when she told me she was planning a trip to Charlotte this fall. I am so happy to have her here! Breakfast after teaching BodyPump this morning [...]

  • The Great Cookie Debate


    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 [...]

  • Happy Friday Updates


    Hello, hello! Long time, no update (well...2 days feels like a long time these days!). I wasn't able to post last night so I planned on getting something up at lunch but the day got busy. Here it is 10 p.m. and I'm just sitting down to blog. I had a great morning. I set [...]

  • Build Your Own


    I was so excited to receive so much positive feedback on my Stress Less post. Unfortunately, I know that stress is something that most of us can relate to so I think it's important to focus on dealing with it in healthy ways. So no photos from my day yesterday because I was on a [...]