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  • Go For The Gold: Track & Field Inspired Running & Bodyweight Track Workout


    We are having so much fun watching the Olympics this summer. It's been so exciting to watch Team USA dominating gymnastics and swimming. As those events come to a close, we are looking forward to shifting our focus to the track and field events. I don't know about you but watching all of these amazing [...]

  • Laundry Made Easier for Fitness Lovers + AMAZING LG Giveaway!


    I think I can safely say that my readers are a community of heavy laundry doers. Whether you like to work out and are always washing sweaty clothes or you have children (which from what I can tell takes laundry to a whole new level) or both (hats off to you!), laundry seems like a [...]

  • Your Best Summer Ever


    In case you've missed it any of the last six summers since I've been writing this blog...summertime is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it from the long days to the warm weather to the delicious food to the abundant social events. When I was growing up I lived for summer [...]

  • Sustainable Seafood with Blue Apron


    A few weeks ago I wrote about "how much is too much" when it comes to eating salmon. Salmon shows up on my menu plan at least once a week for dinner and often for several lunches as well. I was happy to learn that I could keep eating all the salmon I wanted but [...]

  • Sweaty Strength + Plyo Workout & How to Stay Dry Through It


    document.body.id = 'noIntelliTXT'; Today I'm sharing a workout with you that combines strength training and plyometrics as well as sharing how you can stay fresh and dry through this sweaty workout. I love interspersing plyometric exercises into my clients workouts as well as my own. They are a great way to train power and speed [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love, Volume 6 (featuring my favorite seasonings!)


    Happy Friday! A friend shared this with me on Facebook and it made me laugh. I have a few favorites to share with you today along with a giveaway for my favorite seasoning rubs of all time. Let's get started. The weather. The weather, the weather, the weather. It's INCREDIBLE in Charlotte this week. This [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love, Volume 4


    Hey, hey and happy Friday! It was a short week for me so it's hard to believe that Friday is already here but this is a "working weekend" so I guess it doesn't really matter anyway. We have our third teacher training weekend (out of eight) and this weekend we'll be teaching the trainees how to [...]

  • Learning to Cook Like a Pro with Salted


    For the last 5+ years one of the items on my bucket list has been to take classes at our local culinary school. Not the one-off "Date Night Learn to Cook Italian" kind of special event but a real class where I learned about new techniques, skills, cooking methods, cuisines, etc. Alas, my schedule has [...]

  • Let’s Get Physical (And Personal)


    This post is sponsored by LunchBox. I sweat A LOT year round with all of the time I spend practicing and teaching hot yoga but during the summer it sometimes feels like I never stop sweating! It's been 90-100 degrees for the past month here in Charlotte and I often shower and then just keep [...]

  • 7 Sweaty & Summer Skin Care Tips + 5 Beauty Products I’m Loving


    I don't know about you, but I definitely find that my beauty routine changes with the seasons. I recently received a question from a reader about my skin and body care specifically when it comes to exercise. Here's what she wrote: "Hello! I'm curious what kind of skin care you use for your body given [...]

  • My Favorite Fun & Functional Summer Flip Flops


    Being a yoga teacher, I spend a lot of time in flip flops. They're the easiest thing to throw on to get me to and from the studio. But the issue with most of the flip flops I wear is that while they're functional, they're not very fashionable or supportive. That's all changed thanks to a [...]

  • Weekend + A KIND Start to the Week {Giveaway}


    Hi! Keep on reading for a sweet giveaway from my friends at KIND. My weekend was relaxed and full of the normal stuff...yoga, golden retrievers, food. I stayed in on Friday night, ate Vietnamese take out and watched Gone Girl (well, half of Gone Girl...I fell asleep). It was kind of amazing. I taught two [...]

  • A Week of Meals with Blue Apron


    I have a week of amazing meals to share with you thanks to Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a service that delivers all the ingredients you need to make fresh and flavorful meals right to your doorstep. I have read about Blue Apron on some other blogs I follow and have several friends here in [...]

  • Learning To Juice at Home with the Juicepresso Cold Press Juicer


    It's no secret around here that I love smoothies. I received a VitaMix for Christmas in 2013 and I think I used it 300 out of the 365 days of the year in 2014! It was a great addition to my kitchen. So far 2015 is set to be the year of the juicer! I received [...]

  • Loving Lately + Luxe Box Winner


    Happy Friday! Making good on my intention for 2015 to slow down and connect more, my Friday is full of friends! I am all about planning QT with my friends and scheduling meetings make new connections right now. This morning I met a friend for a (KILLER!) workout followed by a coffee date. I met another [...]

  • Loving Lately: The Gift Edition


    Hola and happy New Year's Eve Eve. Just 36 hours until a brand new year is upon us. I have all sorts of things I want to say about bidding 2014 farewell and my thoughts/goals going into 2015 so stay tuned for that over the next few posts. I wanted to switch up loving lately [...]

  • How Do You Treat Your Feet?


    How you treat your feet is pretty important to your long-term health and ability to remain physically active. For some reason we tend to forget about our feet but they need some serious TLC. In addition to getting you through workouts and runs, they also carry you around all day, every day. I wanted to share some [...]

  • Adding A Little Brilliance to My Daily Beverage Routine with Tate+Lyle®


    One of the things I look forward to each day is my beverage routine. It's such a simple thing but there's something about it that feels so comforting. It starts with coffee in the morning, followed by hot tea, iced coffee, kombucha or sparkling water in the afternoon and finally a cocktail, mocktail or another [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • Staying Active Outdoors When the Temperature Drops + Gear to Keep Me Warm


    If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you know that I am so cold natured and hate being cold. Thus my love for hot yoga, hot tea, hot summer runs (yes, I'm one of those crazy people who doesn't mind running in the heat), the space heater that sits next to [...]

  • Millchap Sweet Potato Co. Granola + Crackers {Review & Giveaway!}


    Most of you know that I'm all about supporting women who are business owners...especially when they're part of my local community. Recently I was introduced to Michelle Miller and Jennifer Chapman through a yoga student. They own Millchap Sweet Potato Co. here in Charlotte and produce a line of amazing sweet potato based granola and [...]

  • Misery + My First Must Have Box


    I am a little bit miserable right now. I got stung by a yellow jacket on Monday when I was mowing the lawn (yes...you read that right) and while it really hurt for a couple of hours after I got stung, it seemed to be fine after the initial pain wore off. Well, I woke [...]

  • How My Diet Has Evolved: Protein, Gluten & More


    Before I started working at Metro in early 2012 I really didn't know a lot about gluten and its effects on the body. All of that quickly changed as I started to get involved in CrossFit and completed my CrossFit Endurance training just a few months after starting the job. At my CrossFit Endurance seminar [...]

  • Compression, Stability and Support: New ACE Brand Elastic Bandage {Giveaway}


    For years my preferred method of securing ice packs to my body is with ACE™ Brand Bandages. I used them regularly throughout my high school cheerleading/tumbling days after (many!) bumps and falls and I felt like I was always icing something after long runs during my running days. Recently, I was offered an opportunity to test and [...]

  • Silk Almond Coconut Blend: The Perfect Non-Dairy Milk Option


    When I was in college I ate one of two things for breakfast, a bagel with cream cheese or jelly or Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal with vanilla soy milk. While times have certainly changed in regards to my breakfast preferences, one thing that hasn't changed is my love for milk substitutes like soy, almond [...]

  • Radiant Summer Skin with St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion {Video Review & Giveaway}


    It seems that I have become a bit of an expert on all things related to taking care of my skin but it's necessary due to my lifestyle and career. I spend hours each day sweating and working in gyms and yoga studios. In turn, I usually end up taking two to three showers every [...]

  • Giving Up the Flat Iron, Pancakes & Winners


    Hi there! I have loved your enthusiasm this week about froyo, Coldplay and Target. Read to the end of the post for the giveaway winners! :) I have a little more shopping to share with you + some delicious recent eats. Talk about stores that suck you in and make you spend more money than [...]

  • Two Sweet Giveaways


    Good evening. Hope it was a good day. I'm about to make it a little brighter with two SWEET giveaways! TCBY is now offering a dairy-free frozen yogurt made from Silk Almond Milk. I swung by on my way home from working out, training and teaching at the gym tonight for a little sweet treat. [...]

  • My Six Favorite Hot Teas


    I love hot tea and typically drink at least two cups each day and some days it's upwards of 4. I credit my mom for this as she was always making tea and offering me a cup when I was growing up. I should have taken a picture of her tea stash when I went [...]

  • Take A Walk In My (Comfy!) Shoes: Reebok SkyScape Review & Giveaway


    When said goodbye to my 9-5 desk job and hung up my suits and dress clothes, I gained a new appreciation for comfortable shoes given that my new profession requires a lot of time on the go and on my feet. Given that I was never really a sneaker girl before, I have gained a [...]

  • Tommie Copper Compression Capris {Review + Giveaway}


    Welcome to day one of the PBR 4 year blogiversary week extravaganza. Today I have a review of a new compression wear line that I have recently tested, Tommie Copper. Tommie Copper was founded in 2010 with the goal of offering products that would speed muscle and joint recovery and help find relief from aches [...]

  • Glowing Green Ginger Power Smoothie {Recipe}


    We're 11 days into Green Smoothie April and my favorite smoothie so far has been my green ginger creation. I've made it three times now and I have the recipe just right and ready to share with you! What I love most about this smoothie is that it's almost more like a green juice in [...]

  • New Beauty Products I’m Loving: Latisse, Jane Iredell & Vitamin C


    I can't tell you how amazing it's been to meet with an esthetician monthly to talk about my skin as part of my partnership with Carolina Facial Plastics. I truly feel that we are on the path to a long-term sustainable skincare routine that I can stick with for years and years to come! Today [...]

  • 2014 Health Madness + Experiencing upwave


    Happy first day of April and first day of the April Smoothie Challenge! I kicked off the new month with a 4:50 a.m. wake up to train clients, breakfast and teaching yoga. I wanted to get my green smoothie in first thing today so breakfast after training clients was a green smoothie, a peanut butter [...]

  • Protein Takes You Places {Review & Giveaway}


    One of the  most challenging aspects of my all over the place schedule is making sure that I fuel myself properly given often long stretches between meals and late dinners. I always make sure to eat a substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner but I often find myself needing a good snack, especially in the afternoon. [...]

  • Suave Professionals® and a $1,000 Visa gift card giveaway!


    Over the last few years I have become a big fan of Moroccan argan oil products for my hair and I use a Moroccan oil shampoo and a serum daily. I've had great results with how much moisture and shine these products add to my hair. Recently, I was offered an opportunity to try a [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + Brady Bands Giveaway


    Happy Super Bowl Sunday! (Yesterday someone asked me what I was doing for the game and I asked them, "what game is even on tomorrow?" True story.) I'm checking in with my weekly workout recap but I also have a fun giveaway for you at the end so read on! Overall, it was a great [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Favorite finds to snack on, listen to and read.


    Morning! Today's post is going to be a hodge podge of recent favorites from music to food to reading material so let's get right to it. Perfect early morning coffee sipping activity! :) To snack on... This artichoke spinach "hommus" from Cedar's. So tasty! These crackers from Glutino. I tried this brand a few months [...]

  • Relaxation Rituals


    Growing up (and to this day) one  of my moms favorite things to tell me when I was tired, sick, emotional or blah was, "take a shower and you'll feel better." It's one of those things I wanted to roll my eyes at but I couldn't deny that it worked. What is it about a hot [...]

  • I had time to kill at Target. New makeup finds.


    What is it about Target that throws any good budgeting intentions and rationale out of the window and makes a girl feel like it's her DUTY to take a stroll through women's clothes, home accessories and the makeup and beauty aisle? I walked into Target on Saturday to get toilet paper. I left with Charmin [...]

  • Snack Brighter: Outshine Bars Review + $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway


      When I think of popsicles it always takes me back to summers at Girl Scout camp when I was growing up. One of the highlights of the day was going to "Country Store" after our rest period. At Country Store you could buy camp souvenirs as well as an afternoon treat. I almost always selected [...]

  • Get Your Good Going…Winter Edition {Giveaway}


    I love warm weather and sunshine which I am sure you have probably figured out by how much I complain about the winter months being cold and dark. I would much rather run in the heat of a 90 degree day than bundle up and deal with frozen fingers and toes when it's 30 degrees [...]

  • Cetaphil Review And $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway


    I continue to be amazed by how much my skin changes with hormonal fluctuations, seasons and weather, my stress level, age...you name it. Over the past few years I have struggled with acne, redness and dry, flakey skin. It seems like I'm in a constant struggle to find a skin care regimen that works for [...]

  • Zico Coconut Water Review and Giveaway


    It’s no secret that I live a pretty sweaty existence. Between teaching and practicing hot yoga, running and CrossFit, most days require multiple showers and outfit changes. But it’s not just staying clean and dry that I have to pay attention to due to my high activity level, I also have to be mindful of [...]

  • A New Favorite Snack – Hungry Bars


    A couple of months ago fellow blogger Emily who owns Bluebird Bakery reached out to me to see if I would like to sample some of her products. I happily accepted her box of goodies! Her specialty is Hungry Bars which she describes as a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a granola bar. The Hungry Bars come [...]

  • 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 [...]