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  • Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekend Recap

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    Happy Monday. I'm over here working away to keep this crew happy, sheltered and fed and I guess we can say that they're earning their keep by looking cute and keeping me good company. This post is going to be a little all over the place. I've got you weekly workout playlist, a recap of [...]

  • Lately & Weekend: The Best Run + The Best Low-Key Saturday Night

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    I hope you guys had a good Monday. My eyes bolted awake at 5 a.m. and I could never get back to sleep. I decided to start my day on a mindful note and I did a guided morning meditation from my Insight Timer app. The meditation included seven affirmations for the day, the last [...]

  • A Sunny, Social Weekend + The Funniest Dog Video

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    I had such a fun weekend! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the weather was amazing so that always puts me in a great mood. It wasn't a teacher training weekend so we enjoyed having a break from that. Also, I ended up having a lot of plans with friends and co-workers so that was [...]

  • Weekend: Back in Yoga Teacher Training

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    Hello there...I hope Monday was kind to you. I shared this quote from Mother Teresa on Facebook this morning and talked about it with my 8:15a yoga class and it really helped me get the week started from a good place. I set my alarm for 5:30a with the intention to get up and practice [...]

  • Weekend: Winter Farmers Market, Teacher Training Kick Off, QT with the Girls

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    I had a bit of an off weekend. First, we started our winter 2017 200-hour teacher training program at the studio. Getting back into the swing of teacher training is always an adjustment. It takes place over the course of eight weekends where we meet 6-9 on Friday night, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on [...]

  • A Cold Charlotte Weekend

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    Although we didn't get the snow that was expected for Charlotte, the weekend was very themed around what little we did get and the cold weather. I went to Whole Foods on Friday night to stock up. (We needed groceries anyway.) Luckily, I waited long enough that the masses had cleared out. I really felt [...]

  • Community Updates + New Year’s Weekend Recap

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    Happy first Monday of 2017. Thank you for your insightful responses about reflecting back on 2016. They were beautiful. A few things to catch you up on before a quick New Year's weekend recap (it was pretty uneventful). If you're interested in doing Whole30 with me starting next Monday, January 9, now is the time [...]

  • A Happy Holiday Weekend

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    It was a very festive weekend before Christmas over here. I wish I could say that I got all of my holiday shopping done but that didn't happen. What I did enjoy was lots of time with family and friends as well as downtime at home hanging out with the pups and cooking/baking. Okay, I [...]

  • A Bittersweet Weekend

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    I'm getting really good at these late Monday night weekend recaps but today has been a catch up day with work for the studio. It feels a little weird to write a weekend recap after such a sad and emotional weekend but it also feels weird to only share the highlights and good moments of [...]

  • Top 5 from the Weekend

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    I woke up in the middle of the night and it hurt to sleep on my right ear. My ear is still bothering me today and it hurts to swallow on the right side, especially hot liquids. Other than this, I feel fine so here's hoping it will work itself out soon. I never have [...]

  • Weekend: Home Shopping + Christmas Tree Debacles

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    Hey there. I'm jumping back into my normal groove today after a nice long weekend. Here's a quick recap of it! We got home around 1:30 on Friday afternoon. We spent some time cleaning the house and then I headed out for a long walk with the girls. We walked for about an hour and [...]

  • Weekend: dumplings, a yard sale and a goodbye

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    First, thank you for your kindness and support with the post I shared yesterday. One day at a time. <3 Second, Thanksgiving week is here. We are heading to Tanner's mom and step-father for the holiday and we'll go to my family for Christmas. I am in charge of bringing a salad and a dessert. [...]

  • Weekend: Bacon, Brunch and the End of Parenthood

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    I have to start my weekend recap at the end. We watched the series finale of Parenthood on Sunday night and I am so insanely sad that it's over. We've spent the last few months with the Braverman's and I am seriously attached to them. I know it's just a TV show but I don't [...]

  • Weekend: Love Warrior + 18 Miles + Baking Projects

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    We had such a great weekend. I apologize that I'm just getting to the recap late on a Monday evening but today was spent teaching yoga, taking yoga, grocery shopping, meal prepping and working on Y2 stuff/studio management team meeting. I'm just sitting down to type this before I got teach my last class for [...]

  • Weekend: 15 Miles(!!!) + Andy Grammer

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    Last weekend was just what I needed. The weather was incredible, I had a great long run and there was just the right mix of downtime with the puppies and social stuff with friends. We met some friends to see The Girl on the Train on Friday night. I read the book and really liked [...]

  • Mini Reset + Late Weekend Recap

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    Good morning. I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start. Last week was a little nuts. I taught 13 classes (11 yoga and 2 at the Y), ran the half marathon and had a party on Saturday night. Honestly, I think it was too much. I kind of hit the wall on Monday [...]

  • Weekend: Double Race Long Run + Good Food + Friends

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    Hello. How was your weekend? How's the week starting off for you guys? I was up around 6:30 a.m. to enjoy a quiet start to the day with some coffee and catch up before teaching yoga at 8:15. I was thrilled to walk into a buzzing classroom with over 50 yogis this morning. Everyone seemed [...]

  • A Low-Key Labor Day Weekend

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    I really appreciate the IG, FB and comment love on my "Labor Day Lessons" post. Also, thanks for being so supportive of me opening up and sharing these types of posts here in this space. I really believe that living a healthy lifestyle isn't just about eating healthy and working out but also taking care [...]

  • Weekend: Greek Fest 5K, Art Party, TT and More!

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    Our weekend was jam-packed but in a good way. I spent Friday evening at the studio. I taught at 4:20 and then stayed after to take a class that our summer teacher trainees were teaching so that I could give them feedback. Tanner and I brought home takeout from Namastay Kitchen after class. I had [...]

  • Weekend, Farmers Market Finds & Weekly Meal Plan

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    Hi there! It was pretty sweet to come home from vacation on a Friday and straight into the weekend. A nice, gentle return to reality. If you're catching up after enjoying your weekend, don't miss this post I shared on Saturday with a vacation recap and this post I shared Sunday that's all about breakfast! For [...]

  • Weekend: Inversions Workshop, Staying In & The End of Summer Camp

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    Last Monday morning I danced my way out of bed and onto my yoga mat at 6 a.m. Fast forward a week and it was a completely different story. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with terrible cramps and was up until 5:45 a.m. when they finally subsided enough to sleep again. I even took at [...]

  • Weekend: Working, Goldens, Grilling and Gymnastics

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    My Monday got off to a bit of a crazy start on the work front so after I finished teaching my 8:15 a.m. class I came home and decided to put a momentary pause on everything work related. I tidied up the house, took the girls for a walk while I caught up with my parents, [...]

  • Weekend: Celebrating the Fourth + The Best Fireworks!

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    Happy Fourth of July! I hope it's been a wonderful weekend of celebrating freedom. When I think about the courage our Founding Fathers had in drafting and signing the Declaration of Independence, it gives me chills. They took a stand for beliefs that were radically different than how the world worked at that time...beliefs that people should [...]

  • Weekend: Assist Training, Family Time and A Long Run

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    I hope you guys had a great weekend. I spent mine at the yoga studio (SURPRISE!). We're doing a summer session of our 200-hour teacher training so we've got eight weekends of training with our students. My fiance (hereby referred to as Tanner because I think at this point we can give hime a name) [...]

  • A Weekend Staycation in Uptown Charlotte

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    Did you know that today is the first time since 1948 that the Summer Solstice and a full moon have happened at the same time? We are all feeling super excited about summer over here! :) I'm an experience kind of person when it comes to gifts. I'd much rather do/see/experience something than receive a [...]

  • Where The Heart Is

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    This week begins on a somber note as the tragedy in Orlando weighs heavy on my heart. I woke up in Florida on Sunday morning to the news of the mass shooting in disbelief that we're here in this same spot again. I went about my day as normal and as I was on the treadmill [...]

  • Weekend: Summer TT Kick Off, Pups and Date Night

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    The weekend kicked off our 200-hour summer teacher training at Y2. It seems like we just wrapped up our winter/spring training. It's our first year offering a summer training but there has been a demand for it, especially among high school and college students that want to complete a teacher training during their summer break. [...]

  • Memorial Day Weekend 2016

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    This long weekend really seemed to stretch out thanks to limited plans and lots of downtime. The weather here was pretty overcast and gray for most of the weekend and I kind of enjoyed having an excuse not to be at the pool/lake/beach. On Friday night I taught and took yoga. My fiance had to [...]

  • Weekend: An Art Show, A Birthday and A Relaxing Sunday

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    Good morning! I hope your week is off to a great start. If you're kind of feeling like it's not, remember what I always tell my 6 a.m. yoga class...you choose your attitude. ;) Thank you for the encouraging words about Sullie and her surgery on Wednesday. You know I will keep you all updated. We [...]

  • Weekend: South Indian Dinner Party + Domesticity + Pizza & Movie Date Night

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    Happy Monday! I hope all my mommas (of babies and animals!) had a happy Mother's Day weekend! These lazies didn't get me anything but we did have a really nice weekend! ;) On Friday night I got dressed for a dinner party at a friend's house with a big group of yogis. It was a [...]

  • Weekend: The End of Teacher Training + Graduation Celebration

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    I took a little step away from my blog and the real world over the weekend to soak up our last teacher training weekend. (You should see the state of my house...I need to do some serious cleaning and laundry after I publish this post!) (photo Wanda Koch) These 29 beautiful yogis completed their 200-hour yoga [...]

  • Weekend At The Beach + An Easy Week of Workouts

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    Hi there. I hope it was a great weekend. I have been soaking up time with my family (and sleep...lots of sleep). I got to take a short mandated weekend break from the blog because my tech guru (who is an angel sent from heaven) has spent the last few days moving my site to a [...]

  • TT Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Good morning. I hope that your Monday is the start to a wonderful week ahead! I was thrilled not to have any early clients after being in yoga teacher training all weekend. It's nice to start the week at a relaxed pace with breakfast, coffee and computer time instead of hitting the ground running at [...]

  • Easter Weekend: Egg Hunt, Girl’s Night at Kid Cashew, Zootopia

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    Hi there. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and Easter if you were celebrating. While I didn't have a traditional Easter, it was a nice weekend that included an egg hunt, a girl's night out, seeing Zootopia and more. I had a super low-key Friday night but it was just what I needed after [...]

  • Weekend + Workouts

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    I'm a day late in getting the workout recap to you. I sat down last night to write it and was going to do a high level overview on the Spring Equinox but then inspiration took over and it became its own post. I love it when that happens. :) Friday was spent in the [...]

  • Weekend in the Life: Yoga Teacher Training Weekend #5 + Weekly Workouts

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    I'm assisting in leading our studio's 200-hour teacher training this winter/spring. Our training takes place over the course of 8 weekends where we meet Friday evenings, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Here is a "weekend in the life" look at what those are like for me. Friday 3:40 p.m. - meet my fiance for a quick [...]

  • The Weekend and Weekly Workouts

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    My heart was warmed by your thoughtful and supportive comments on what empowering women means to you. Thank you for that. If you missed the post, please check it out and remember that the giveaway is open until Monday at midnight. I'm going to combine my weekend and workout posts tonight because I'm not sure [...]

  • Welcome Back Sushi + Valentine’s Day Weekend

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    Happy Monday morning! I hope that you all enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day whether you spent it celebrating self-love, puppy love, family love or romantic love. I went for a little of all four! :) A few Valentine's weekend pics to share to kick off the week. Look what I welcomed back into my life [...]

  • The New Year from my iPhone

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    I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. Before we get too far into 2016, here's a photo recap of New Year's Weekend from my iPhone. BREAKING NEWS: the sun finally broke through the clouds and made its way out again. That alone was enough to make the new year happy for [...]

  • Weekend, Eats & Sweet Treats

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    Hi and I'm super happy to be sitting down on the couch right now. I taught three hot yoga classes and took a class today along with juggling multiple work deadlines. I'm not really sure what the tipping point is but when I teach two classes a day it feels totally manageable but bump it [...]

  • Weekend: We Love Movies + Holiday Party

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    It somehow became 11 p.m. on Monday (how does that happen?) so here is a quick weekend recap. Friday morning clients followed by teaching yoga, lunch meeting (salad with avocado and a chickpea sweet potato burger), facial appointment (very needed peel) and then a quiet night at home catching up on work and life. I [...]

  • Weekend + I dressed up as a green smoothie for Halloween

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    Hello! It's crockpot Monday and today's meal is white chicken chili. It's a recipe I've been making for a long time and it's always delicious! It will be the perfect late dinner for this rainy Monday. But before I launch into the new week...here's the weekend recap. The highlight of which was dressing up as [...]

  • Weekend: Food, Pups, Entertainment…and Painting

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    Weekend in photos... Friday night in. Easy and healthy dinner of lemon pepper pan seared chicken breasts, black quinoa and sauteed brussels sprouts with lemon, dijon, sliced almonds and cheese. Post-long run beverages. I dreamed about a gingery green juice and french pressed the whole time we were running. Long run recovery meal. Tuna avocado [...]

  • Weekend: I Taught Yoga in the Middle of the Mall + Your Mom’s Donuts

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    This was a really great weekend. A perfect balance between restful and energizing as well as downtime and social time. I took myself for a lunch date at Chopt on Friday afternoon while I was out running errands. This was one of their most popular salads, Braised Chicken Tinga. It's a warm topping salad with [...]

  • Weekend: Parties, Pups, Tiki Bars and Treats

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    It seems like every blog post has been heavy on the moving talk but it's taken over my life these last few weeks. For whatever reason I didn't expect it to be this big of a deal but it's been a steady stream of both work and emotions. My weekend was a mix of moving [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Georgia

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    I had a really special Labor Day Weekend. Sullie and I drove down to Georgia to spend a few days with my grandmother. I told my grandmother I was going to surprise her with which golden I was going to bring. She guessed Sullie and guessed right! Sullie's relaxed pace is just right for Mema's [...]

  • Weekend: Date Night In, Date Night Out, Costco & More

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    I have a late weekend recap for you! I got to sleep in on Friday which was pretty magical. I taught my 9:30 a.m. hot class at Y2 and then had an exciting lunch meeting with the owner of The Track & Field Store here in Charlotte about a partnership we are starting. They are [...]

  • Weekend: Being Social + Jim Gaffagin

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    And it's Monday again. It's always a "back to reality" start to the week for me because I train clients at 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. every Monday. Definitely gets me up and going. I rearranged my schedule a few months ago to get some better work/life balance and to cut back on early mornings [...]

  • Weekend: Yoga Boot Camp, Rompers & Routines

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    Hi and hope your week is off to an amazing start! It felt nice to stay in Charlotte this weekend after traveling for the last two weekends. It made me appreciate my little weekend routines even more...especially the farmers market! On Friday night I led a yoga boot camp at Y2 with my fiance. It [...]

  • A Long Weekend in Sunset Beach

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    I'm back from a quick but lovely visit to Sunset Beach! As I've shared before, my close friend (and Core Desire Yoga business partner) Dorie rents a house for two weeks every summer with her family and this was the second summer that I've joined them for a few days. It's a full house of [...]