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  • Weekly Workouts: I’m Working with a Personal Trainer!


    This was the happiest week! I started working with my own personal trainer! I know some of you might be thinking, "wait what?" but let me explain. For the past couple of years I have been saying that I need a trainer and considered hiring someone to work with or program for me. It's not that [...]

  • Life Lately + What I’m Reading, Writing and Watching


    Hi there. I feel like I'm coming up for air in the best way possible. I'm a little over one week into the changes I shared last week. Adjusting to a new schedule and routine is always a bit of a challenge but it's also proving to be a much needed breath of fresh air. Every [...]

  • Running 4K (yes, you read that right) for Cancer


    Good morning and Happy Halloween! My morning got off to a scary start with a pre-5 a.m. wake up call to train a new client at 5:30. There is something about waking up in the 4 a.m. hour that feels so much earlier than after 5. The good news, I slept like a champ last [...]

  • Weekend Part 2 – Bad Movies, Cookouts and Workouts


    On Saturday night I saw one of the worst movies I've seen in quite a while. Maybe it's not fair to say "the worst" because it wasn't that the acting, special effects, etc was that bad...it was more the overwhelming amount of graphic action. It was Olympus Has Fallen. I just cannot hang with nonstop [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Welcome Weekend


    The weekend is off to a great start. Good food, killer workouts, friends, yoga and the farmers market. It's so nice to be in town and back to the normal weekend routine. I really enjoyed my Friday. I spent the morning shadowing/observing personal training sessions before coming home for lunch. Lunch featured the leftover Grit [...]

  • Thursday Fun Day with Food and The Civil Wars


    Today has been a good day. Started with an early morning ashtanga practice followed by a peanut butter and jelly smoothie and a yoga private with my amazing client who touched his toes with straight legs this week for the first time since his teenage years. Happy heart. Peanut butter and jelly smoothie = peanut [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • It’s All Good


    Hi and hope that Monday was kind to you! I know I sound like a broken record but my Monday was so good. With each day that passes I feel more and more confident that I made the right decision to take the leap of faith and change careers. The big news of today is [...]

  • Lights, Camera, Action…Nerves!


    Tonight I participated in my first panel discussion. Last week I received an email inviting me to be a part of a panel hosted by A Healthier Charlotte to discuss childhood and adult obesity. I had some major butterflies going into the discussion. My fellow panelists were two physicians and the founder of Girls on [...]

  • About That Downtime…


    I take back everything I said about having too much downtime this week. Today was busy, busy but I loved every minute of it! I taught four classes (three yoga and one BodyPump) and also shadowed a few personal trainers. It was really fun to hang out with different trainers and see each person's training [...]

  • Decide What To Be And Go Be It


    Today starts a new direction in my life. After six years of working in marketing communications/advertising, I am leaving the field to pursue a career in fitness and wellness. This is my last day at work and on Monday I will officially be a full-time yoga teacher, group exercise instructor and personal trainer. In the [...]

  • PBR – Certified Personal Trainer


    First things first, I apologize for waiting so long to get this post up but this is literally the first moment I've had to stop and even think about my blog since Saturday. So...the big news is that I am a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine! Let's back up. Getting [...]