≡ Menu


  • August 2016 Beauty Faves


    My content is usually themed around getting sweaty but today we're going to talk getting pretty. I'm sharing some of my favorite beauty discoveries of the summer. Get ready because I finally jumped on the dry shampoo bandwagon, joined the cult of BB cream and I'm pretty sure I've discovered the world's best hair dryer. Here's 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 [...]

  • Refreshing My Skincare Routine


    Skincare has been an ongoing topic of conversation on my blog since I wrote my first "Face Matters" post back in 2011. Over the course of the last four years I have shared all of the ups and downs I've experienced with my skin on my blog and it's apparent that it's something that is [...]

  • I Feel Like the Tin Man + Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts


    I was like the tin man getting out of bed this morning. I almost crumbled to the ground when I tried to stand up because my calf muscles were so sore. While my long runs left me with tired legs, they never left me this sore. Amping up the intensity/pace for a race + hills takes running [...]

  • Loving My Skin: Complete AM and PM Skincare Routine


    One of the topics that I have blogged about consistently over the years in addition to all the fitness, food and yoga is my skin. I consider skincare to be very relevant to healthy living. I first shared my skincare struggles in a post I wrote in May 2011 and I have provided regular status [...]

  • Weekend: Pampering, CrossFit Throwdown, Night Out + More


    The weekend was a whirlwind. It flew by at record pace but it was full of good things and fun times. (Whoa. Yes, that's a lot of me up close and personal for the first photo of the post!) I trained four clients, taught a yoga class, went into the Charlotte Observer office for a [...]

  • After the Review: Follow Up on Results and Continued Use


    Hi and hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I'm in Georgia visiting with my family. My parents are in town this weekend so I decided to come too. I was thinking that I do a lot of product reviews but not a lot of follow ups. I wanted to do a post today on [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Five Things I’m Doing To Age Gracefully & Healthfully


    Let's have an honest conversation about aging and growing old. I think it's easy to have tunnel vision when it comes this topic. We have the tendency to limit aging to focus more on the next phase in our life instead of the overall big picture. So for us growing older means hitting common social [...]

  • Face Matters: Part Three – Beating Acne and My New Skincare Routine


    I received a request recently for an update on my skin. I first blogged about my skin struggles a little over two years ago. I was dealing with frequent acne flairs worse than I had ever experienced in my life. For some back story check out this post and I blogged about the amazing feedback/suggestions [...]