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  • Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Garlic Vinaigrette

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    I think it's safe to say I've been on a big sweet potato kick this year. Mashed, roasted, baked...breakfast, lunch, dinner. I love that sweet potatoes taste amazing, are simple to prepare and pack a nutritional punch. Did you know that one medium sweet potato only has around 100 calories and contains nearly four times [...]

  • Healthier Super Bowl Snack Ideas: Sweet Potato Nachos and Loaded Hummus Plate

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    Whether you're a die-hard football fan or just in it when your team is winning or when it serves as a fun social outlet, Super Bowl Sunday brings a day of eating, drinking and parties. When I was growing up we ate dinner every night at the table but on Super Bowl Sunday we ordered pizza and were [...]

  • Exercise for Energy

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    I have been sleeping terribly this week. I haven't been making it to bed until almost midnight and I've been waking up really early (like 4 a.m. early) wide awake and not able to fall back asleep. I know this sounds a little crazy but I can usually put myself back to sleep by trying [...]

  • My First CrossFit Injury (Totally My Fault)

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    Well, I sustained my first CrossFit injury last night...but it was totally my fault for not paying attention. The rig was crowded and I was so amped up to start the WOD that I didn't even pay attention to where I set myself up to do my pullups, which were the first movement of the [...]

  • Blender Envy And Protein Powder

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    I ended up taking another rest day on Wednesday. I was working the front desk at the new gym last night and watching everyone do the CrossFit workout (running, box jumps and wall balls) and I just couldn't motivate myself to jump in to the last class of the evening. I feared that if I [...]

  • Summer Cut

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    Good morning! It's 65 degrees in Charlotte so I want to get this post up and then head out for a run! Today is the start of my on and off vacation over the next two weeks. I have not taken a vacation (or days off for that matter!) since starting at Metro so I'm [...]

  • Cookies And Babies

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    Monday has been a much better day. Full of work, yoga privates, babies and cookies. That's good stuff. I was up early to put together a meal for Caitlin. She just had a baby boy and I offered to bring them dinner. Nothing like sauteing onions and baking cookies at 7 a.m.! Cooking for other [...]

  • I Love The Farmers Market

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    So far my weekend has played out exactly how I wanted it to. A good mix of fun while still getting things done. Last night after I closed the gym I met two girlfriends for a glass of wine. I arrived home at 9:45 famished. It was tempting to stop and grab something on the [...]

  • The First Friday

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    Good morning and happy first Friday of 2012. I don't know about you but I am relieved that it's Friday and that the week is wrapping up. Sometimes I feel like there is so much pressure at the start of a new year to make these big statements about what kind of year it is [...]

  • Avocado Love

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    I didn't blog last night. I sat down to start a post and found myself without inspiration. Rather than give you guys a lackluster post, I took the night off. Instead of blogging, I headed to bed to unwind with a book. I am enjoying Prep. What can I say? Sometimes I it's nice to [...]