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  • Soft & Cakey Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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    A recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bars that are soft, cakey and full of pumpkin spice flavor. I first baked these pumpkin chocolate chip bars back in 2009 and posted the recipe on my old blog. Last week a reader reached out and told me that baking these pumpkin chocolate chip bars is an annual [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • Lately: Pumpkin, Yoga & Game Day

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    Happy Saturday! After a nearly hour and a half weather delay, I'm parked on the couch cheering on the Dawgs! It's game day and it's always a stressful game when we're playing South Carolina. I wore myself earlier today so couch time is welcome. I did my long run early this morning, taught hot yoga, [...]

  • What I’ve Been Eating Wednesday

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    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 [...]

  • Wednesday Workouts & Eats + 3 Songs I’m Loving

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    Good morning! I had an early wake up call for a 6 a.m. client. It's always tough to get out of bed when the alarm goes off in the five o'clock hour but once I'm up, I love it. Early morning has always been the most productive time of the day for me. When I [...]

  • Life Lately: Workouts, Meals and More

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    Some photos from the week to share with you. I started the week on my mat with a 6:30 a.m. yoga practice. It ended up being the best practice I've had in a really long time. I felt so good in my body for the first time in weeks. Pumpkin overnight oats in April. I [...]

  • Pumpkin In The Morning

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    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 [...]

  • WOD-O-WEEN

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    Happy Halloween! It's "WOD-O-WEEN" here at Metro CrossFit. We encouraged everyone to dress up for today's WOD and our director of CrossFit programmed a super creative workout. Zombie run = normal run with a plate held out in front Pumpkin Smash = ball slams Candy Bag Carries = dumbbell famer walks Pica Boos = pull ups Gremlin Crawls = [...]

  • A Good Start

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    Thank you for your comments, e-mails, Tweets and messages. Each and every one was humbling and touching beyond words. I do feel lucky and grateful to be a part of such a powerful network of women (and some men!). Each day presents a new challenge and lesson to be learned. A friend of mine forwarded [...]

  • Coconut Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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    How's that for a recipe title? It could also be known as "open the pantry and fridge and throw in everything that you have banana bread."  I had two bananas that were destined for the trash can if I didn't find a use for them yesterday. I am a little over traditional banana bread so [...]

  • Odds And Ends

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    This post is going to be a little bit of this, little bit of that. SOYJOY Giveaway Winner Comment #157 from Ashley. I promise that the winning comment number was randomly generated and I did not play favorites based on peanut butter dipping! Frog-dog Half dog, half frog, 100% cute.  Pumpkin First fall bowl of pumpkin banana oatmeal. Sullie is excited to [...]

  • Pumpkin In May

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    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 [...]

  • BodyPump 80 Review + Friday Update

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    I don't think I've been so happy to see the arrival of a weekend since I started fitness full-time. This may have been my busiest week yet and I definitely taught the most classes that I have ever taught in one week - 18 between Sunday and today! That is insane. I am determined that [...]

  • Two Goldens Are Better Than One

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    Oh man...it's dog chaos at our house and I love it! Brandon's cousin Jason is in town visiting family and staying with us for a couple of days. He brought is super cute golden retriever puppy, Goose. He's only 7 months old! Goose and Sullie have been playing (in the dirt, of course) since his [...]

  • A Messy Sunday

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    It's been a messy, messy day in our house. First, the Christmas tree and decorations came down...leaving a path of destruction. Pine needles everywhere! I really do not enjoy "undecorating" after the holidays. It is sad and makes a mess. Second, we went to Ikea to purchase a few new pieces of furniture for our [...]

  • Saturday Perfection

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    Today was a perfect Saturday - it involved teaching a group ex class, a great yoga practice, books, coffee, a good friend, cooking, baking, wine and awesome weather. What more could I possibly ask  for? I am a lucky girl. My day started with a 6:30 a.m. wake up call. My class at the Y [...]

  • Back in the Kitchen

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    The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be. It is a relaxing and creative place for me where I can forget about whatever else is going on at that moment. Life has been so crazy lately that I haven't spent much time in my happy place. Since I've been on this break from [...]

  • Pumpkin and Winners

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    I’ve had single serve Ziploc bags of pumpkin puree in my freezer all summer and have had zero desire to mix it into my oats…until today. My alarm went off at 5:50 a.m. so that I could start my day the right way – with yoga. I went to a slow, gentle, hot class at [...]