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  • Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day: All of My PB Faves!


    Did you know that it's National Peanut Butter Lover's Day? This is a day I've been celebrating since back in 2012! I thought it would be fun to do a round up of some of my favorite things peanut butter related. When it comes to plain old peanut butter, I'm a simple girl. I'm looking for two [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Favorite Whole Foods Snacks + Weekend Recap


    Happy Monday! A few scenes from the weekend to share... I did a little Whole Foods trip and loved opening one of my bags to find they'd bagged all the best stuff together. - Sweet Potato Pop Chips (these are seriously addictive...I'm sorry for telling you about them! :) ) - Glutino Sea Salt Crackers [...]

  • Peanut Butter Chia Seed Granola


    I have a recipe to share with you today that might be the best recipe I've shared in a long time! Let me introduce you to homemade Peanut Butter Chia Seed Granola! I wish I could say I'm exaggerating but I've made this granola FOUR times in the past eight days. It's that good. (And [...]

  • Healthy-ish Peanut Butter & Coconut Banana Bread


    After going five days without peanut butter last week while I was away on the yoga retreat, it's been all peanut butter, all the time since getting back. The first thing I ate when I arrived home was an apple with peanut butter and since then it's been a steady stream of peanut butter smoothies, peanut [...]

  • A “Wild Weekend” (Not Really) + Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte


    Hi! The week is off to a great start over here. It's 66 and sunny. As soon as I hit publish on this post I'm going to head out for a run and walk the pups. The pups were reunited this weekend after spending a week apart and they've been inseparable ever since. I am [...]

  • Let’s Hear It for the Boys + Larabar Giveaway


    Hi and HAPPY FRIDAY! Weekends don't really truly exist for me since I teach on Saturdays and Sundays and always end up doing blog/writing/marketing work too but I do love them because I get to sleep a little later. After five days of getting up at 5 a.m., I welcome the opportunity to sleep until 7 or 8. [...]

  • 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: Trying to Switch It Up a Bit


    Happy weekend! I have almost a full week of eats to share with you. I think I did a good job mixing it up a little bit this week and breaking out of all my same patterns. You'll see some different breakfasts, new salad combos at lunch and a dinner using the crock pot. I'm [...]

  • Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins {Recipe}


    I know I said I was going to post a workout today but then I made these muffins this morning and I had to share the recipe immediately. So we'll eat muffins first and then we'll do a squat workout later! :) It's no secret that peanut butter ranks is one of my favorite foods [...]

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies {Recipe}


    Watch out...I've got a delicious, easy, slightly addictive and crowd pleasing recipe for you today. Say hello to these Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies. My friends lovingly refer to them as my "chocolate balls" and I get asked all the time if I'm bringing them to get togethers. They are relatively "clean" as far as [...]

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie {Recipe}


    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 [...]

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


    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 [...]

  • Easy & Healthy Homemade Granola Bars


    Today I had the great honor of giving a presentation about healthy eating to a group of nearly 40 young local gymnasts. These girls are on the competitive team at International Gymnastics and they train over 20 hours a week, including 4 hours after school every day. We talked about fueling their bodies for their [...]

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars


    Behold peanut butter and chocolate greatness. I have been making these peanut butter chocolate chip bars for three years. I have sent them to blog readers, baked them for parties, taken them to co-workers and even brought them to yoga as a treat for my students on multiple occasions. I have never received a single [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • A Week Requiring Pizza, Sushi and Peanut Butter


    It's been a good week. Super productive and not crazy busy at work and I've had plenty of times for friends, relaxation and yoga. I haven't felt this caught up on life in a really long time. It's nice. Photos of late. Single-serve pre-made pizza from Whole Foods. Exceeded my expectations. I have been enjoying my [...]

  • Weather Talk, Egg Talk, A Healthy Cookie Recipe and More…


    Hola! (Seriously, hola...I so wish I was back in the Caribbean right now. It's so cold and windy in Charlotte. I shouldn't complain though as some of you are digging out from snow...again.) But really, when is spring going to actually arrive this year? It's going to be a cold Easter and the 10 day [...]

  • Resetting the Eats + PB&J Smoothie


    On Sunday I bid farewell to this stuff... Of course I had to go out with a bang. This is a carrot cake whoopie pie with cream cheese filling. My heart skips a beat just looking at it. It tasted better than it even looks. On Monday I said hello to this stuff. Protein, veggies, [...]

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies


    Baking is my favorite. Baking with peanut butter is even better. Baking with peanut butter AND chocolate is over the top heavenly. Some of my all-time favorite peanut butter and chocolate recipes are these peanut butter chocolate chip bars and these flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Today, I have a new peanut butter and [...]

  • Weekend As Usual


    One day I'm practicing ashtanga poolside with the sun beating down on me and the next day I'm running outside with snow blowing in my face. Vacation is officially over. What a wake up call! I've jumped right back into my normal routine. Saturday morning started with peanut butter toast, espresso and CrossFit. I actually [...]

  • Snow + Yoga + Food


    What a weird weekend. On Friday I was running in a tank top and crops and less than 24 hours later... It was 30 degrees and unexpectedly snowing hard along with thunder...which has been coined "thundersnow." I think we got like 2 inches in a matter of hours. It was so bizarre...snow is such a [...]

  • Living The Dream


    I had a really awesome weekend with many highlights. - Teaching two packed yoga classes to the amazing yogis at Y2 Yoga. They flowed, they sweated, they learned a new mantra, worked on a new deep upper backbend (more on the mantra and backbend tomorrow for yoga Monday!) and listened to this motivational speech about [...]

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Bars


    I think many of us have heard of Ann Byrn, better known as "The Cake Mix Doctor." She's published multiple cookbooks sharing how to turn a traditional boxed cake mix into something special. Since cake mix is the cornerstone of most of Ann's recipes it seems only logical that she would create her own brand [...]

  • Feed A Cold


    Remember that old wives tale, "Feed a cold, starve a fever." Well, I am definitely feeding this cold. Here is a look at today's eats in a "What I ate Wednesday" format. Breakfast #1 was a Trader Joe's gluten-free waffle with peanut butter, honey and sliced banana. Breakfast #2 after subbing a hot yoga class [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • A Healthy “Cookie” Fail


    While I was in the throws of domesticity yesterday, I took a breather on the couch and decided to browse my "i love peanut butter" board on Pinterest in search of a baking project. In a moment of weakness, I actually thought it would be a good idea to bake peanut butter cookies with chickpeas. [...]

  • Donuts And Mini Golf


    I have settled into a nice vacation routine - and can I comment that I love that I can now call visiting my parents "vacation." Wake up around 7 and make coffee, edit previous day's photos for blog, make breakfast, write blog post, workout, beach, lunch, beach, shower and catch up on work emails, dinner, [...]

  • Tots And Tabata


    Happy Friday! It's been a great day for me so far. The weather in Charlotte has been so beautiful the past few days. Warm but low humidity and cool nights. Wish I had time to enjoy it poolside but for now runs and eating outside will have to suffice. Breakfast was one of my favorite [...]

  • Loving Lately


    I'm short on time but full of inspiration. You're going to have to be patient with me over the next few weeks because so much of my attention is focused on work and opening our new location right now. Exciting but consuming. So here is a quick look at some things that I am loving [...]

  • Summer Running Plans


    Happy Friday! I have to admit that my morning was a little lazier than planned. I decided to forgo early yoga in favor of taking the 7 a.m. CrossFit class at the gym...and then proceeded to sleep through that. I made it to the gym around 8:30 to teach yoga but failed on the morning [...]

  • The Solution For Smelly Workout Clothes


    Happy Friday! Dealing with smelly workout clothes is a topic that I've been meaning to cover for quite some time. When I first started practicing yoga it seemed like I could never get my clothes and YogiToes really clean. Even when they seemed fresh, the minute I started sweating in class the smell would come [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • CrossFit Endurance: Day One Eats and Downtime


    Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. This update is going to have to be quick because I am on a one hour limit with Internet access and have a very early morning. Today was the first day of CrossFit Endurance training and wow...do I ever have SO much to share with you! [...]

  • An Awesome(ly hard) Partner Workout


    Oh man...it's been a heavy workout day and I am so happy to be sitting down right now. Before I launch into all the details, here is a look at last night's dinner. Grilled okra, grilled king clip and brown rice. After dinner I was able to tame my sweet tooth and avoid dessert. I [...]

  • A Sad Dinner And A Happy Dessert


    It's going to be a hot topic this week so get ready but I have to give a shout to all the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge participants. We're up to about 85 now! I am LOVING all of the recipe suggestions and have so many ideas for new combos to try this week. I stepped [...]

  • Squats, Lunges and Cupcakes


    Remember the workout I posted yesterday? It ended up taking me about 30 minutes total to complete with the running and CrossFit WOD and clearly it was effective because my glutes (we'll be PC here) are sore today. When girls ask me "how do I get rid of this" while pointing to their upper thighs, [...]

  • The Peanut Butter Celebration


    What better way to start this post than with the dessert that brought National Peanut Butter Lovers Day to a close on Thursday? That would be vanilla ice cream topped with a chopped Reese's Cup and Trader Joe's Midnight Moo chocolate syrup. This is seriously the dessert of my dreams. Reese's Cup Blizzards might be [...]

  • Noteworthy


    My peanut butter consumption is at an all-time high. In the last 24 hours I've eaten... Peanut butter toast on Great Harvest Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin with honey, bananas and cinnamon. Plain Greek yogurt with apple butter, Trader Joe's Trek Mix Granola Cereal and peanut butter. Apple cinnamon oatmeal with pumpkin in the Trader Joe's [...]

  • Playtime + Downtime


    This weekend has been exactly what I needed it to be...relaxing. It's been a nice mix of playtime time with friends versus downtime tackling "operation organize my life." On Friday night I met up with some friends for dinner at 131 Main. I was coerced into ordering a Poma-tini while we waited for a table [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • A Yoga + Dinner Date


    It's Wednesday, it's raining and I'm kind of grumpy. Despite multiple cups of coffee, crawling back into bed seems like a much better option than braving the day. I need some sunshine in my life. And a tropical vacation. Definitely more coffee. I just at this for breakfast. Peanut butter, honey, banana and cinnamon on [...]

  • 23.75 To End 2011


    So... I've been running. And I just totaled up my mileage for the week and it was 23.75. Trust me, I'm just as shocked as most of you probably are to hear this news. Sunday: 5 outside on Christmas :) Monday : 4 treadmill Thursday: 5.5 outside Friday: 3 outside Saturday: 6.25 outside on New [...]

  • A Tuesday Trip


    I am happy to hear that I wasn't the only one in "recovery mode" on Monday. My recovery carried into Tuesday but also involved the reality of a little bit of work too (um...and the reality of some cake...keep reading!). I taught a 7 a.m. class uptown at Charlotte Athletic Club and then had a [...]

  • Busy Week Eats and Lollihop Winner


    In case you haven't noticed, this week has been a little crazy and I have been focused on things other than the blog. Apologies. Even when I'm busy and stressed, I try my best to get good meals in. It can be a challenge because sometimes I lose my appetite when I'm stressed and the last [...]

  • Cookies for Yogis


    I cannot even begin to thank you enough for all of your kind comments on my Ashtanga 101 + Backbend Video post. I want to reply to all of them and answer your questions but I'm having problems with the comment replies and threading ever since I switched to the new design. Promise that I [...]

  • Monday Love


    I hope everyone had a nice Monday. I've said this before but it's one of my very favorite days of the week. I love that everyone has a "fresh start" attitude. I always say that the energy in my Monday evening yoga class is the best of the whole week. I also love starting my [...]

  • Leftovers For The Win


    I would like to start with a huge thank you for all of your organization/living clutter free tips. I am having an issue where my comment replies aren't showing up right now but I appreciate every single suggestion and I'm definitely going to heed the advice to take it one piece at a time. I [...]

  • I Made The Switch!


    It's been an awesome day! I kicked it off at Y2 with a yoga practice to knock out day 2 of the 62 day challenge and then taught a 90-minute hot vinyasa. Class was full of planks and chaturanga pushups today! ;) I finally broke my 10-day no run streak and took Sullie out for [...]

  • Recovery Mode


    I'm in total couch recovery mode right now. Tuesdays do me in every time. Today I taught four yoga classes, two yoga privates and BodyPump...and managed to squeeze in my own 90 minute practice. The day started with a 5:45 a.m. wake up call for a 7 a.m. class at Charlotte Athletic Club. I made [...]