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  • Midweek Whole Foods Haul: Summer Berries, Coconut Aminos, Kombucha and More


    I'm finally sitting down after a morning of teaching. I taught yoga at 6 a.m., 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. I haven't done a triple header in a while but it went well! I taught my normal flow but we workshopped forearm balance a bit during a break. After I posted on Monday that I [...]

  • What I Bought At Whole Foods + Catching Up


    Happy Wednesday! As I mentioned in a previous post, I hit the ground running after I got home from Florida. Catching up on work coupled with the final yoga teacher training weekend made for a crazy week. I wasn't able to do my regular weekly grocery shopping trip so meals were thrown together with whatever [...]

  • Recent Eats with the Recent Whole Foods Haul


    Last week I wrote a post about what I bought at Whole Foods for $137. Grocery store haul posts are always so interesting to me because everyone has such a different perspective on food shopping and food budgeting. One thing I notice is that the area where you live seems to make a big impact [...]

  • What I Bought at Whole Foods for $137


    Hi everyone! Time for another "what I bought at the grocery" round-up. This week was unique because it was Whole Foods only with no farmers market supplementation. I didn't get to go on Saturday because of the cooking competition so I made one big trip on Sunday. We were scraping the bottom of the barrel [...]

  • My Yoga Dogs + What I Bought at Whole Foods


    The girls and I had a little photo shoot today. They were feeling super playful and sharing toys in the living room this afternoon. I was cracking up over their open hips. Check them both out in frog pose here! :) I definitely have little yoga dogs on my hands! Can you believe how big [...]

  • Favorite Whole Foods Snacks + Weekend Recap


    Happy Monday! A few scenes from the weekend to share... I did a little Whole Foods trip and loved opening one of my bags to find they'd bagged all the best stuff together. - Sweet Potato Pop Chips (these are seriously addictive...I'm sorry for telling you about them! :) ) - Glutino Sea Salt Crackers [...]

  • Lumi Lunch + National Puppy Day + What I Bought at Whole Foods


    Good morning! Thanks for two things. First, all of your interest in the KIND bar giveaway. Second, your amazing responses. I know I ask y'all to tell me what you're grateful for regularly when it comes to giveaways but it's only because I think it's such a good "stop, pause, think" activity + I ADORE [...]

  • Week of Eats + A Must-Have Nail Color


    I am happy that you all enjoyed the Yogi Clothing giveaway post and yesterday's video blog. I especially appreciate the support on the ideal weight chat. It's great to hear others in agreement. I'll try to do the video blog thing at least once a month and let y'all endure my southern drawl. ;) Lots [...]

  • Grocery Restock, Cranberry Sauce Recipe, Tuesday Eats & Details On A Yoga Retreat


    Hi and happy Wednesday. I so enjoyed reading your comments on my last post about your travel mishaps. Smooth travel is definitely never a guarantee but I think it's worth it! :) As I mentioned in my last post, I spent most of Tuesday catching up and getting back into the groove. Here's a look [...]

  • Happy Veterans Day + Weekend Part Two


    I have so much thanks and gratitude for all of those who have served and are currently serving our country. Both of my grandfathers served in the military (one was a West Point grad!) and my mom has been a social worker for the V.A. for over 20 years now. She has worked in multiple [...]

  • Oh Homeownership


    Help! Today there has been a (gross) toilet on my front porch. And I emptied my kitchen cabinets and gave them a thorough scrubbing. Over the course of the last couple of weeks BOTH of the toilets in my house decided to quit working properly (they were ancient) and my AC died for the fifth [...]

  • Recent Workouts & Meals + A Smoothie Recipe


    Happy Wednesday. I hope that y'all are having a good week. It seems that everyone I have talked to is really busy with work, final summer vacations, etc. Just checking in today with eats + workouts from the past few days. I did this workout on Sunday along with 50 GHD sit ups after and [...]

  • Where Is Summer? And Scallops, CrossFit Craziness, Baking and Yogi Clothes


    Well, it's cloudy, raining and unseasonably cool for July in Charlotte again this weekend. It's a trend this summer. I'm seriously not kidding. - Rain has fallen somewhere in Mecklenburg County daily since June 23. - Since June 1, more than 11.7 inches has fallen at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte's official measuring station. That [...]

  • Sullie is SEVEN!


    Today is the best kind of birthday. Because it's Sullie's! To be honest, I didn't even remember until I got to work this morning and realized the date but luckily I had her with me so I've been trying to give her extra love and attention today. And yes...I realize that she has no clue [...]

  • Getting Through A Crazy Week


    My week has been consumed by Metro CrossFit. First, some of our coaches were out on vacation so I covered double the amount of classes that I usually do. And second, I'm in final crazy planning mode for our first anniversary throwdown and celebration on Saturday. I can't believe it's been a year since we [...]

  • WOD + Eats + New Yoga Playlist


    Workouts this week have been good. Lots of yoga, lots of strength and little running. I'm just really not feeling the running right now. But I did have to get some running in on Wednesday in honor of National Run Day. I did this WOD but substituted a 500 meter run for the rowing. This [...]

  • Front Squat Workout + Fueling The Workouts


    Hello and happy end of week...especially since it's an end of week leading into a long weekend! I have lots of updates on the food and fitness front. Let's start with fitness. I have really been digging the direction my workouts have been taking lately. I've been feeling less run and more CrossFit and yoga. [...]

  • Back At It


    I thought I'd take a little break from the Chicago posts for a dose of reality. I actually do have a little more Chicago to share with you later this week, especially our multi-course, multi-hour dinner at RPM Italian! ;) But for today, here is how I transition from a weekend of splurge back to [...]

  • What I Love To Do


    I have had a really nice weekend. Spring finally decided to arrive in Charlotte and it's been all blue skies and sunshine. I was able to take some space from work and spend the weekend doing things I wanted to be doing. One of my favorite things about this weekend was having long blocks of [...]

  • Weekend In Photos


    Why do the weekend pass so quickly? It was a beautiful 75 degrees here in Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday. The kind of weather that makes you smile and take a deep breath when you feel the sun on your face. Here's my weekend in photos. Friday night furniture building party with chicken parm, roasted [...]

  • Default Distance


    I have this thing where anytime I go out for a run I default to three miles. Not two, not four...but an easy 5K. It's been my "default distance" for as long as I can remember. Of course when I am in training programs for races I vary the distances to follow the plan but [...]

  • Slowing Down


    I'm not even a huge Beyonce fan and I have to say that her halftime performance was pretty fierce. I am parked on the couch under a blanket with a box of tissues. I have an annoying cold that is causing my nose to steadily stream. How is it possible for the human body to [...]

  • 10 Minute Stretch Video


    ***If you signed up to participate in the 26 random acts project...your random acts are DUE TO ME ASAP!***  Okay, yoga Monday officially kicks off today! I put together a 10-minute stretch video for you that is great to stretch it out post run or workout or just anytime you feel tight and need a [...]

  • A Big Goal Accomplished (And Oreo Truffles)


    Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a safe and fun New Year's Eve. I spent most of my day working followed by some baking and a very low-key celebration with friends. I had to pick up some nice chocolate for my baking projects so I treated myself to a salad from the Whole [...]

  • So Much To Share


    I love Sundays. They inspire me. Always. I woke up before my alarm so I had some time to lounge before teaching my 9:15 hot class. I made espresso and oatmeal and got back in bed. It was a gray, rainy morning so it was so cozy to hang out in bed. (And that's one [...]

  • The Weekend In Photos


    I had such a nice weekend with a great balance of downtime and fun/friend/yoga time. Here's a look in photos. Friday night dinner was seared sea scallops with an herb wine butter sauce, pine nut cous cous and sauteed greens. Lots of hot tea with my ingenuiTEA pot. It's such an easy way to use [...]

  • Creamy Shrimp, Prosciutto and Mushroom Pasta


    The cooking streak continues thanks to a great Whole Foods restock on Sunday. For those of you who like to see the goods... Here you have it. Spinach penne pasta (coupon), sour cream, nutritional yeast (bulk), oat bran (bulk), eggs, gluten-free bread, tortilla chips (staple!), coffee, canned corn, canned pumpkin, cilantro, parsley, grapes, wild caught [...]

  • A Weekend Alone


    Oh, Monday. It seems like I was just gushing over how happy I was about the arrival of Friday night. The weekend passed so quickly and I'm proud to announce that I did...pretty much nothing. I spent a lot of time alone and loved it. I took myself to yoga, Starbucks and the farmers market [...]

  • Cranberry, Apple And Walnut Quinoa


    What a weekend. I survived my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course. It was an educational, humbling and overall enjoyable experience. I cannot talk or think about CrossFit anymore right now so I will write a recap/overview of the course later this week once I've had a little break from it! To say that I am [...]

  • A Good Start


    Thank you for your comments, e-mails, Tweets and messages. Each and every one was humbling and touching beyond words. I do feel lucky and grateful to be a part of such a powerful network of women (and some men!). Each day presents a new challenge and lesson to be learned. A friend of mine forwarded [...]

  • Blog Direction + Green Coconut Curry Recipe


    I have been a little sporadic with posting lately. It's not that I don't have a ton of ideas for things that I want to post about (lacrosse ball mobility, active v. dynamic stretching, a stability ball core workout, a yoga for runners video, recipes, etc.), it's more that I am lacking the time to [...]

  • A Look Into My Grocery Bags


    Happy Monday! I have received many requests for a look at my grocery staples/a typical grocery trip. I hit up our new Whole Foods on Sunday morning for a pretty big restock so I thought it would be the perfect time to photograph what I purchased and share it with you. I actually really enjoy [...]

  • Place To Place, State To State


    This weekend has included a little bit of everything. My friend Miriam drove in from Winston Salem on Saturday for a CrossFit + lunch date. Luckily, the WOD was newbie-friendly and Miriam totally rocked it. It was three rounds of thrusters (a squat to overhead press with a barbell) and running. I did NOT rock [...]

  • Lollihop Review and Black Friday Giveaway


    Are you surviving Black Friday? Was anyone brave enough to fight the crowds for deals late last night (or early this morning)? I don't do well with those kinds of crowds so I opted to spend the morning on my mat. Are you surprised? ;) Brandon and I went to Decatur Yoga for a hot [...]

  • Not Quite Ready Yet


    I have been extremely pleased with my recovery from Sunday's marathon. It's been night and day difference from my first marathon. I attribute it to better overall fitness and my body being more accustomed to recovering from tough workouts. All of my soreness faded by Tuesday and now I'm just dealing with general fatigue and [...]