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  • Anatomy In Asheville


    Guess where I am? The same place that I am 99% of the time when I go out of town and tell you to guess where. Asheville! I actually haven't been here since last December so I was due a trip. I'm actually here for David Keil's Beyond Basics Yoga Anatomy Workshop. It's a three-day workshop that [...]

  • Breakfast for Two


    This is such a misleading post title. I kind of feel bad about even posting it because there is no juicy gossip to be had here... Just eggs for me. And eggs for Sullie. I was feeling really over oatmeal, Greek yogurt, nut butters, etc. yesterday morning and it was the only morning of the [...]

  • (Slow) CrossFit Progress


    One of the things I like about CrossFit are how many things there are to work on. Just when you get the hang of something, there are tons of other movements to focus on. It's also really interesting to see everyone's unique strengths and weaknesses. I tend to excel at bodyweight and endurance focused workouts [...]

  • Eka Pada Friday


    Wow, you guys are AMAZING. I am blown away by the response and how many of you are in for the 26 acts of kindness. It's looking like we're going to have 4-5 groups of 26 and that is awesome! I cannot wait to hear about all of the things that we all go out [...]

  • Workout Motivation – A Playlist And New Music Sources


    I don't know about you but the Olympics sure are motivating me to work extra hard in the gym. Yesterday's workout involved lots of fun with kettlebells, sled pushes and dragging a plate across the turf by walking on my hands. It was amazing and I am so sore today! I find a killer playlist [...]

  • Tuesday > Monday


    I'm happy to report that my Tuesday outlook has been much sunnier than my Monday mood. The day started off on a good note when I decided to sleep until 7 a.m. rather than get up in the five o'clock hour to practice yoga. I love yoga, immensely, but right now my practice has taken [...]

  • Early Mornings


    I have crossed the line into full-out "go mode." Most people would say that I'm in go mode all of the time due to my seeming inability to slow down and propensity to take on as much as possible. I know that I've entered a special state of craziness when I start doing things like [...]

  • The Cure For A Doggy Bad Day


    Hi there! Yesterday I took the day off from blogging because I pretty much had no desire to take pictures of my food or write about my day. It was busy but nothing special. I also took the day off from exercise because I was long overdo a rest day. I had intentions of running [...]

  • Monday At A Relaxed Pace


    You know how sometimes you have random food cravings? Recently, I have been craving ranch dressing. So weird, right? I picked up a bottle of natural (MSG/HFCS free!) ranch at the grocery last night and then made a big salad. It was everything I wanted it to be and more...arugula mix, green leaf lettuce, feta, [...]

  • Spinning Again At FlyWheel


    As predicted, it's slightly painful to sit today! This is the culprit. My bottom met a spin bike for the first time in years. I actually own padded shorts that I've never worn (gifted to me when I went through a month long spinning phase when I first moved to Charlotte) but after a quick [...]

  • Sometimes You Just Really Want A Burger


    Good morning! Missed y'all yesterday but there was just no time to post. It seems like the homemade granola bar post was well-received and several of you reported already making a batch. Let me know how they turned out if you did! My Tuesday started with the decision to ignore my alarm at 6 a.m. [...]

  • A Productive Streak


    It was fun to read your feelings on cilantro. It really does seem like a "love/hate" food but most of you were in the love camp. One reader, David, even posted a link to a NYT article that explains scientific evidence about why some people hate the taste of it. Pretty crazy! I happened to [...]

  • Playtime + Downtime


    This weekend has been exactly what I needed it to be...relaxing. It's been a nice mix of playtime time with friends versus downtime tackling "operation organize my life." On Friday night I met up with some friends for dinner at 131 Main. I was coerced into ordering a Poma-tini while we waited for a table [...]

  • Just A Monday


    I think yesterday's busy day caught up with me today. First, I woke up starving when my alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. to teach BodyPump. And then no amount of caffeine could get me going. And trust me...I drank a lot. Luckily, I had a pretty chill day. I taught BodyPump in the morning, [...]

  • Getting Back To It


    I am slowly getting back into the swing of things over here. Exercise has been minimal and eats have still been pretty off (for me) but work has been super busy for the past two days. Lots and lots of teaching, training clients and yoga privates. Love it. Busiest time of the year! ;) A [...]

  • Busy Week Eats and Lollihop Winner


    In case you haven't noticed, this week has been a little crazy and I have been focused on things other than the blog. Apologies. Even when I'm busy and stressed, I try my best to get good meals in. It can be a challenge because sometimes I lose my appetite when I'm stressed and the last [...]

  • An Exercise in Letting Go


    I hope that Monday has been kind to you. I realize that I am in the minority but I love Mondays. I love the start of a new week and the opportunity to take control over setting the tone for the week. That said, my Monday wasn't totally easy breezy...because sometimes they just aren't. I [...]

  • It Takes Work, Not Shoes


    I have to start this post by sharing some very interesting news that I read today. The FTC announced this morning that Reebok has to pay a $25 million dollar settlement over their toning shoes. "The FTC wants national advertisers to understand that they must exercise some responsibility and ensure that their claims for fitness [...]

  • Super Fruit Friday (and a giveaway!)


    I was going to wait until Saturday to post this so that I could title it Super Fruit Saturday (it just flows better than Super Fruit Friday) but I know how you guys operate and more of you read on Fridays than Saturdays. Why do I care what day you're reading? Because I have an [...]

  • 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 [...]