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  • Weekend: Farmer’s Market + Movies


    Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and that your week is off to a good start. Mine had an early start...I had a small group training session at 5:30 a.m. then came home for coffee, smoothie and computer work before heading to the studio to teach and practice. This weekend (finally) marked the [...]

  • Recent Eats: Fueling for Performance & Recovery + Give Me Sandwiches & Cookies


    I am having a tough time recovering from this half marathon! I think it was the combination of the effort I put into it with the extra cold conditions that took a toll on my body because I went into the race super rested. I was really sore for two days and now I just [...]

  • Job Love + Blog Direction + Recent Eats


    Hi everyone. I hope the return to the real world after the long weekend was kind to all of you. Not gonna lie, I groaned when the alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. but once my feet were on the floor I made it a happy and productive day. One thing that starts my days on [...]

  • Recent Eats…Featuring Tacos & Bacon


    Happy Tuesday! This morning I trained a client, worked out, taught yoga and practiced yoga. I have my first photo shoot for my book in a couple of hours. Many of you have asked for more details on the book...it's about core training, specifically planks, and will be photography heavy with written descriptions of all [...]

  • Taco Time


    Hi! There are dishes to be done, laundry to be put away and a grocery trip to make but sometimes a girl just needs to lounge on the couch for a little bit on a Sunday afternoon. This weekend has been good but wore me out! I am sure you can guess what I spent [...]

  • Second Guessing


    I would say that one of my greatest weaknesses is indecision and second guessing myself. I second guessed publishing last night's post (as I always do when things get a little more personal) but now I know without a doubt that it was the right thing to do. Just through that one post I was [...]

  • Fight Gone Bad


    Uh...I'm kind of gross right now. I am sitting on the couch unshowered after nearly dying at a CrossFit event this afternoon. I came home with intentions of showering and then started cleaning and baking and lost motivation. Now I'm too tired to do anything. Lots to fill you in on. Last night I went [...]

  • Thursday


    I'm going to keep this short and sweet because the blog is a little out of sorts right now as we get the new design implemented. A quick look at Thursday... I got into a difficult bind in ashtanga this morning - kurmasana. Nevermind that I am barely grasping fingertips and my feet aren't bound [...]

  • Home Sweet Home


    Today is a fun day for Brandon and me. It's our one year anniversary of closing on our house! One year ago we left this... The temporary apartment that we lived in for 10 months while we were house hunting. Can you believe that I did the majority of my 68 Days of Gourmet project [...]

  • A Case of the Mondays


    I had a case of the Mondays today. First, I had to sub out my BodyPump class due to some shoulder issues I'm struggling with. Second, I planned on running this morning but it was pouring down rain so I couldn't get my workout in. And third, it was just one of those days at [...]

  • New Yoga Experiences


    I am so happy to hear that you guys found the Foam Rolling 101 tutorials helpful. I was excited to receive comments from many of you that you are already getting to work on the foam roller. Awesome! It was also funny to see how many of you commented on my accent. I was born [...]

  • Fun and Un-Fun News


    FUN NEWS Fun news #1: I'm teaching my first yoga class tomorrow!!! My supervisor at the Y asked if I would like to sub a class and I decided to go for it. At the Y, you just have to be in the process of getting your 200-hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) to teach so [...]

  • Construction Zone


    Well, things haven't improved over here on the messy front...in fact, I think they've gotten worse! Our bedroom has now also fallen victim to furniture construction. :shock: (But check out the nightstands that went in last night - looking good!) So Brandon is in the midst of furniture making, night two and things have only [...]

  • At A Crossroads


    Today was an off day. I felt strangely anxious all day for really no apparent reason. The day started off nicely with an easy three mile run but as it progressed I just got that weird feeling in my stomach and felt general anxiety. This isn't really like me and I'm not sure what was [...]

  • Early Cinco De Mayo


    I must be honest. It was not fun to get up at 5 a.m. to teach BodyPump this morning. I was so exhausted from the weekend and so sore from yesterday's yoga class. I was definitely feeling the effects in my hamstrings of pushing myself to the edge during standing splits. But I tell Brandon [...]