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  • 9 Years Ago Today + Recent Eats: All the Easter Ham!


    I usually spend the first five minutes or so when I wake up doing a quick check-in with email and social media. While this probably isn't the best way to wake up, it's a nice buffer between sleep and my feet hitting the floor. One of the things I almost always check before getting out [...]

  • It’s My Blog Birthday + Last Week’s Eats & This Week’s Dinner Menu


    Happy Easter! I hope that you're all having a lovely Sunday whether it's full of Easter festivities or just enjoying a nice spring day. Things are pretty quiet around here. I always miss my family on days like this but luckily I have a trip booked to see them soon. Today is my blog's birthday! [...]

  • Hello from Treasure Island + This Week’s Eats


    Good morning and happy Friday! We are in Treasure Island, Florida for the weekend. One of girls on our management team is getting married on Saturday evening on St. Pete Beach so a group of us yogis made the trek down to celebrate with her. We are sharing a two bedroom condo with Dorie and [...]

  • This Week’s Eats + 3 Warm Lunch Bowl Ideas


    Happy weekend friends. It is so lovely in Charlotte...mid 70s, sunny and low humidity. Hoping for lots of outside time this weekend. Big thanks for all of your input on the dress choice in my last post. I was going to order option 1 and 4 and try them both on but then I read [...]

  • Recent Eats + Comfort in Cake


    Happy weekend guys. We made it. My 4:30 p.m. hot yoga class today was one big celebration of TGIF. It was crazy hot in the room (104!) but my yogis were all smiles and fun today. It was the perfect way to end a crazy week. My weekend is going to look like wrapping up [...]

  • Moving Week Eats


    Happy St. Patrick's Day! I grew up in Dublin, Georgia where St. Patrick's Day was a multi-week celebration every year. While I won't be drinking any green beer or attending any parades, I might throw on some green to teach this morning and I'll definitely make some corned beef and cabbage soon. It's one of [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats + This Week’s Meal Plan


    Hey guys! Hope you're having a great weekend. Packing commenced yesterday but I feel relatively calm and organized about it all. Remind me I said that when I'm losing it later this week when Friday's moving date gets closer. My plan is to attempt to maintain a semi-normal posting schedule but don't get worried if [...]

  • ICYMI + Last Week’s Eats


    Confession. I was seeing ICYMI all over the internet and social media and I had no clue what it meant for months. I finally Googled it and learned that it stands for, "in case you missed it." Now I know. My blog guru Isaac did a WordPress and plugin update last week and unfortunately the [...]

  • Recent Eats: Transitioning Off The Whole30


    This is what Friday night looked like over here. PJs, puppies, Postmates and vino. Good stuff. I actually started this post on Friday night but then two of my girlfriends dropped by (one with her 12 week old 5 pound puppy...check out my SnapChat (jendecurtins) to see that. It was too cute.). Here's what rolling [...]

  • Body Says Break + This Week’s Eats (I made homemade mayo!)


    Good morning. My normal Friday morning routine is to train a client, workout, train another client and then teach hot yoga but...I hit the wall yesterday so I'm sitting at home drinking coffee instead. I was really exhausted coming off of last weekend's teacher training/workshop/teaching trifecta and I even told Tanner on Monday that if [...]

  • A Car Fail + A Breakfast Fail + Recent Eats


    Happy Friday and TGIF x1,000. This week was pretty much a wash for me as I spent hours upon hours dealing with car issues. It ended with me and my car taking a trip to the dealership in a tow truck this afternoon. After the repair on Tuesday it was still not starting consistently and [...]

  • Use Your Voice + 5 Thoughts on My Second Whole30 + Eats


    It's Saturday morning, rainy and gray out and I'm sipping coffee in front of the computer. I thought about running or going to yoga but for right now I just want to sit and be still before I head out to teach in a bit. I had so many thoughts running through my head as [...]

  • You Must Make This Dinner + Recent Eats


    It's an amazing Friday over here because it's currently 70 degrees and sunny. I'm going to zoom through this post so that I can get the girls outside and take advantage of it before rain and clouds set in for the next 5 days. Let's talk about food. I made a dinner last night that [...]

  • A Blessing + Speedy Zoey + What I Ate This Week


    Hey there. We're gearing up for snow overnight in Charlotte. I don't think anyone has a confident bet on how much but I've heard anywhere from 3-8 inches. I've spent most of today working on communications for the studio as we've had to cancel our first weekend of teacher training and some early and late [...]

  • Life Lately: Christmas Week


    I missed checking in with you guys yesterday because I was busy doing the Santa thing. Between a big online shopping extravaganza earlier this week and a shopping trip yesterday, I am 95% done. I need to run out later today for a few more small stocking-type things and then tonight will be a wrap-a-thon! [...]

  • Christmas Decorations + Recent Eats + Our First Purple Carrot Delivery


    Hi and happiest of Fridays. It appears that most of the nation is under an arctic freeze today. It was 20 degrees when I left the house to train clients this morning so I moved my run to the treadmill! On the plus side, the cold and gray weather has made for an ultra productive [...]

  • Recent Eats: A Busy/Family/Travel Week & Lots of Out to Eat


    Hi from the Tampa Bay area. I'm currently sitting in my hotel room, watching House Hunters and wearing a Cherry Jubilee Enzyme mask after taking my first Orange Theory class and having Thai food with my parents. I flew in yesterday to spend the weekend here for my uncle's memorial service. This week of eats [...]

  • Recent Eats: Food Burnout + Food Blogging Behind the Scenes


    I hope Friday has been a good day for you guys so far. I couldn't sleep last night and found myself thinking of my brother and today the sadness has stuck around. I don't really know what to say other than that grief definitely seems to come in waves. I skipped last week's recent eats [...]

  • What I Ate This Week + A New Favorite Salad Combo


    Happy Friday! Can you believe that this time next week Thanksgiving will be over and the Black Friday shopping madness will be underway? I was happy to read your comments on last week's recent eats post about how much you guys enjoy these posts and find them useful. It's great to hear and I'll keep [...]

  • Last Weeks Eats & Workouts


    Happy Sunday. Quick check in for you to share last week's eats and workouts. I hope it gives you a little dose of inspiration to get your week started on a strong, healthy and balanced note. Before I dive into this, I just want to give you a reminder to listen to your body and [...]

  • Meal Plan: Week of 11/6 + Last Week’s Eats


    I just planned our menu for the week and it's making me feel very hungry and excited to cook. This is probably also due to my long run yesterday and the increase in hunger that I tend to have the day after. It's pretty crazy but I also think a big part of it is [...]

  • 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 [...]