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  • Recent Eats + Whole Foods App + Nightshades


    Happy weekend! (I think it's late enough on Friday that we can go ahead and call it the weekend.) Any fun plans? Unfortunately, our Friday night is going to look like navigating our way through a client management software change and transition for the studio but hopefully it won't be too painful. We're hosting a [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats


    Today is a better day. I ran 15 miles this morning. I think that's the farthest I've run in over 6 years. While I'm definitely "feeling it" as I sit here and write this post, all things considered, I am good. It was 48 degrees outside and the most beautiful fall day. Running has been such [...]

  • Recent Eats: Meal Plan Fail


    Happy Friday. I hope you guys have had a good week. I failed at meal planning this week. Well, I did a great job on the planning part but the execution was a no go. I made a menu for the week that sounded delicious and then I just never found the motivation to get [...]

  • Recent Eats: Eat Dessert First


    Happy Friday everyone. If you're anywhere in the path of Hurricane Matthew, lots of prayers headed your way. Stay safe and dry. I checked in with my parents yesterday to see if they were going to get any effects of the storm on the panhandle but it's sunny and beautiful there. We're experiencing worse weather [...]

  • The Week in Food + Life Photos


    Happy weekend! The short week flew by and I can't believe it's already Saturday. I just got home from my Sweat, Strengthen and Flow event and it was a sweaty good time. I will share all the details with you once I get the photos back from the event but I'm so grateful that Premier Protein supported [...]

  • Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats


    It's a rainy Friday here in Charlotte (and most of the Southeast) with Tropical Storm Hermine passing through. I checked in with my family yesterday and all is good in Florida. Luckily the storm just missed them and made landfall east of where they are. Our rain started last night with a band of heavy [...]

  • Upping My Breakfast Game


    Happy Sunday! I was in the process of editing all of my recent food photos (including vacation) when I realized that breakfast needed a post of its own. It's been really good lately! As most of you know, I'm a pretty repetitive breakfast eater and I don't lean towards savory very often when it comes to the first [...]

  • Pretty Girls + 5 Nights of Dinners


    Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a nice and relaxing start. I woke up naturally around 7:15, made French press and a smoothie and cuddled with the girls. They went to the groomer yesterday where they got baths, their ears cleaned, nails trimmed and a little hair cut. They look thrilled about [...]

  • The Worst Day to Run + A Visitor + Beach Eats


    Hey there! I got back to Charlotte at 5:45 last night...just in time to teach my 6 p.m. hot class. It was so good to see my yogis but I always appreciate a few days off from teaching every couple of months. When you teach 10+ classes a week sometimes it can seem like you're doing and [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats + Workouts


    I hope y'all are enjoying a relaxing Sunday. I arrived at Sunset Beach around 8 p.m. last night and so far our trip is off to a great start. I'm not going to share a meal plan for the week since I'm going to be at the beach until Wednesday but I didn't want to [...]

  • Events + Eats This Week: Fabletics + A Photo Shoot


    Hey guys! Okay, can we start this post with a WTF on the Pokemon mania!?!? I feel like it's all I've heard about all week long and I still don't really even know what it all means! I'm just wondering how people have time to drop everything and Pokemon. One of our employees told me he [...]

  • Recent Eats: The best Mediterranean food + I need a cashew butter intervention


    Don't forget to enter the LG SideKick giveaway. It ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. EST!  Happy Wednesday. This short week has been really nice. I am in the process of cutting back on the personal training hours I do and creating more space for uninterrupted blocks of writing, working and down time. So far it [...]

  • Recent Eats on a Friday with Lots of Healthy Meal Ideas


    Happy Friday ! I feel like I'm always so late to the daily posting party because I spend my mornings teaching and training clients. In an ideal world I would write these posts a day ahead of time buuuuutttt I'm not sure that day will ever come. Hopefully some of you are still around on [...]

  • Family Birthday Dinner + Recent Eats at the Beach


    I'm packing up to head back to Charlotte after a long weekend visiting my family. It's been a great few days with lots of good eats so I thought I'd put together a recent eats post for ya while I enjoy one last oceanfront blogging session. The highlight of my trip was a dinner out [...]

  • Recent Eats: Back to Smoothies + Brining & Marinades


    Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I received the most wonderful gift of sleep this morning from a friend and fellow teacher. I texted her late last night on the off-chance she was planning on coming to class and could teach for me. I wasn't feeling well but told her [...]

  • What I Ate In A Day + Recent Eats + Formulaic v. Creative


    Last week's recent eats post with the "what I ate in a day" was a hit so I'm going to stick to that format this week. I think it's helpful to see the whole picture of everything that goes into a day's eats versus the breakfast/lunch/dinner highlights. I feel fortunate that I really enjoy cooking and [...]

  • What I Ate In A Day Wednesday + Recent Eats


    I have really enjoyed reading your responses to yesterday's post about finding a balance between running and cross training activities. Thanks for your positive feedback and for sharing it! Once a week I try to write a "recent eats" post with highlights of what I've been cooking and eating over the last week. Yesterday morning I [...]

  • A Big Moment for Zoey + Recent Eats


    We hit a major milestone over here this week. On Monday I left to go to lunch and an appointment and decided to leave Zoey out in the house instead of crating her. I closed the bedroom, office and bathroom doors and gave the two girls the run of the main part of the house. A [...]

  • Recent Eats + Week in Review


    I feel like I just posted my weekend recap and now here it is Thursday evening. This week flew by...in a good way! I got to break out of my normal routine and get a little taste of the professional world. I attended the Digital Marketing Summit Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday. It was so [...]

  • Recent Eats: 2 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners


    Good morning! I'm on a break between yoga classes. I taught at 6 a.m. and I'm heading back to teach again at 9:45 a.m. The Thursday 9:45 is a new class for me (and the studio). We just added five new "not hot" classes to our morning schedule. These classes are held in a warm (think [...]

  • Recent Eats: What I’m Eating 12 Weeks Post-Whole30


    It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 12 weeks since I completed the Whole30. I wanted to do one final recap of where I've landed a few months out from my Whole30. I received quite a bit of feedback in my reader survey about a long-term Whole30 lifestyle not seeming realistic or relatable and [...]

  • Recent Eats: Mexican Quinoa, One-Pan Dinners and Throw it in a Bowl


    Hey there. Sorry I have been quiet this week. Things have been busy with the work I do outside of blogging while personal life and friendships have needed some extra attention at the same time. One thing I have learned about juggling several job roles along with life in general is that everything ebbs and flows. [...]

  • Recent Eats + On the 30s HIIT Workout


    Good morning! I have some recent eats and the HIIT workout I taught last Sunday to share today. But first... In case you somehow missed it, yesterday was National Puppy Day! I think I like this day even more than National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! :) It's a great excuse to share some puppy pictures. Baby [...]

  • Recent Eats: Grain Salads + Clean, Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas


    I hope everyone had a happy St. Patrick's Day! I am (very) past the days of green beer but I am super excited to make some corned beef and cabbage. I wanted to make it tonight but the boy had to work late so I'm holding off until this weekend. I have a beautiful head [...]

  • Recent Eats: How Much Is Too Much?


    Welcome to Recent Eats, the "how much is too much...SALMON (and tuna)!" edition. I love salmon. We have it at least once a week for dinner and I usually cook enough so that I have leftovers to use as a salad topper. I also default to a can of salmon or tuna as a salad topper if [...]

  • Recent Eats: Vacation After The Whole30


    When I completed Whole30, I had about three and a half weeks before we left for our yoga retreat/vacation to Zoetry Agua Punta Cana and AlSol Tiara Cap Cana. My goal was to have most foods re-introduced by the time we left so that I didn't have to deal with it on the trip. Before we [...]

  • Recent Eats + Coffee Love


    Good morning! Coffee poured, first sip taken and now time to stop procaffeinating and get to work! I mentioned this a few weeks back but I recently welcomed a coffee maker back into my life after a couple of years of Nespresso and French press only and it's been pretty fantastic. I forgot how wonderful [...]

  • Recent Eats: After the Whole30


    I haven't written a recent eats post since completing Whole30 and I have so much good stuff to share with you today! But first... They have this "morning cuddle party" ritual and it kind of melts my heart. Could these pups be more rotten? And you've gotta love the creeper pug. Okay, let's get to the [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole 30 Days 26-30


    Well, I did it. I completed the Whole30 program and I have so much to say about it. I'm going to save the my commentary, thoughts, advice and results for a final Whole30 wrap-up post that I'll write in the next few days. For now you can check out results teaser that I shared on Day [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 21-25


    The end of Whole30 is so close! Today is Day 27 and in this post I'll be sharing a recap of days 21-25 with you. Just one more recap and my final thoughts post left to go. I spent most of days 21-25 in Florida with my family. Luckily, they keep a very stocked fridge [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 13-16 + Thoughts on a Perfect Whole30


    Hello from the "other side" of Whole30. I am currently on Day 17 and officially have less in front of me than behind me! Feels good. Before I get started with my recap of days 13-16, I wanted to address the topic of "a perfect Whole30." On day 3 of Whole30, I inadvertently went off-plan [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 9-12


    Happy Weekend! I'm popping in with a Whole30 update. I'm officially at the halfway mark today...Day 15!!!!! Whole30 has been wonderful to me so far but I am excited to be entering the countdown phase (and I'm sure some of you are ready for more regularly scheduled content and not all Whole30, all the time. [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 5-8


    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm skipping the weekend recap in favor of sharing Whole30 days 5-8 with you (read about my decision to do Whole30 in this post). We started our 200-hour yoga teacher training over the weekend so my weekend pretty much looked like teaching yoga, talking about [...]

  • Recent Eats: Day 1-4 of My First Whole30


    Thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post about my first Whole30. I appreciate both the support of me doing the program as well as all of the experiences you shared about dealing with skin issues like eczema and dermatitis. While I'm sorry to hear that there are so many others struggling with [...]

  • End of the Year Catch Up


    It's the last day of 2015 and I have a lot to catch you up on before we move to a new year! I'm thinking we're going to have to start riding around in boats instead of cars over here. The rain has been crazy! My thoughts are with all of those who are experiencing [...]

  • Weekend, Eats & Sweet Treats


    Hi and I'm super happy to be sitting down on the couch right now. I taught three hot yoga classes and took a class today along with juggling multiple work deadlines. I'm not really sure what the tipping point is but when I teach two classes a day it feels totally manageable but bump it [...]

  • What I’ve Been Eating (And Cooking) Wednesday


    I am feeling accomplished this morning. I trained clients at 5:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. (and tested an awesome new workout that I'll be sharing with you soon!) and then headed over to the studio to take the 8:15 a.m. hot class. I will admit that I am really bad about planning to take a [...]

  • Life Lately: Recent Eats, Winners & Upcoming Events


    I hope it's been a great Tuesday for everyone! This week is equal parts flying by and going slow...I feel like it should be Thursday because of how much I've already packed in. I'm taking it all in stride though. I have really improved my ability to give myself a break when I feel like [...]

  • The Week of Eats: All Three Meals + Sweet Treats


    My day started with a 5:30 a.m. alarm to teach a 6 a.m. hot yoga class. While there's always the initial groan and lack of desire to get out of bed, my students always make it worth it. When I walked into the room this morning the room was buzzing with energy. It was a [...]

  • Skipping the Thunder Road Half + Week of Eats


    Good morning. I hope your Friday is off to a great start and that you have fun things planned for the weekend. After spending the last few months training for the Thunder Road Half Marathon, I will not be lining up for tomorrow's race. Thankfully, it's not due to injury - I'm 100% healthy. Instead, [...]

  • The Week of Eats: Breakfast Swaps and Can’t Quit Salad


    Hi and happiest of Fridays! Time for the weekly eats recap. I've been playing around with making some small changes to my diet. Mostly experimenting with less cold and raw food for reasons having to do with ayurveda (just a little trial and error, nothing serious) but boy is it hard to break that smoothie [...]

  • Happy Friday from Florida + Recent Eats


    Good morning and happy Friday! From Florida! I made a secret trip down on Wednesday night to surprise my mom for her birthday. And my dad and I successfully pulled it off! She had absolutely no clue that I was coming and was so surprised when I walked in the door with my dad. I've [...]

  • The Week of Eats


    Happy Friday! I'm currently on a break from a marathon yoga day over here. I taught a triple header this morning with one left to teach this afternoon and one to take after that. I love teaching yoga more than anything so this day of teaching is no big deal although I did joke with [...]

  • Recent Eats: Less Than Stellar Planning Week


    This has been one of those poor meal planning weeks where I've made three trips to the grocery that have resulted in being over the normal budget with not a lot to show for it. I've said this about a million times on my blog but doing one big trip is so much better for [...]

  • Recent Eats + The Homemade Tortilla Experiment


    Happiest of Fridays! This week has been really tough as I've juggled moving, getting used to a new space, living among boxes in general disarray all while trying to get my home ready for the couple moving in. Despite this, I still had a really good week of eats. One of my first priorities when [...]

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


    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats: 7 Nights of Homemade Dinners


    Good morning and happy Friday! Thanks for  your overwhelmingly positive feedback on my "Drawbacks" post. I am so happy that many of your found it a) relatable, b) refreshing and c) informative. I am an open book about anything career-related so please leave a comment or emails me if you ever have questions or want [...]

  • Recent Eats with the Recent Whole Foods Haul


    Last week I wrote a post about what I bought at Whole Foods for $137. Grocery store haul posts are always so interesting to me because everyone has such a different perspective on food shopping and food budgeting. One thing I notice is that the area where you live seems to make a big impact [...]

  • I love Blue Apron!


    I have another week of Blue Apron eats for you today. Blue Apron has become one of my favorite ways to mix up our dinners and as I've shared before...I just love the convenience and variety. My most recent delivery was awesome and I think the best yet! For those of you who are unfamiliar [...]

  • Week in Eats, National Dog Day, Music and Peanut Butter


    Did you know yesterday was National Dog Day? I had no less than 10 people text or ask me in person where my post was. It appears I'm at "crazy dog lady" status with my friends. I finally got it together and posted one on Instagram around 10:30 last night. Haha.  I do have to [...]