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  • Weekly Workouts: A Yoga Challenge & Current Focus

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    I loved my week of workouts this week! I am participating our annual yoga challenge at the studio so it's been pushing me to get to my mat more and the difference it's making in my body is wonderful. I'm feeling really open and really good. The challenge is 62 practices in 62 days or [...]

  • A Total Body Strength Workout & A Cardio CrossFit Workout + Weekly Workout Recap

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    Hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend. Rainy weather yesterday brought in some cooler weather. It's currently 79 and low humidity and it's amazing. A welcome change after two weeks of 98-100 degree days. I'm going to head out for a run and soak up the sunshine after I publish this post. Here's my recap of [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: CrossFit Progress + Quest for the Press

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    Quick Sunday night check in with the weekly workout recap. I did a little of everything (as usual) this week but nothing crazy. As I've mentioned about a million times before, I don't plan my workouts. I just monitor how I feel day-to-day and do whatever it is that fits best with my schedule and [...]

  • This Week’s Playlist + Workouts (Lots of Squats!)

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    Hi and happy Sunday! Once I finally got everything up and working right (thanks for being patient!)...it seemed that you all really liked the Spotify playlist so I'm going to post them weekly (as long as I make a new one). Here's the latest: And here's the link to follow it on Spotify. Quick note, [...]

  • What I’m Reading + Weekly Workouts

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    Good morning! Happy Monday! I am currently stalking the Punta Cana weather forecast (which can be pretty crazy-making because it changes every day). What I do know is that it will be in the 80s...and rain or no rain that is better than the 39 and cloudy I'm looking at outside of my window right [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: First Barre Class + First Long Run of HM Training!

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    Good morning and happy Monday! Okay, first. Sorry that there are some blog related glitchy things going on. There have been issues with the comments not showing up (although I am seeing your comments on the backend and will respond to them so keep leaving them!) and also still with the mobile ads blocking text. [...]

  • Weekend: Pampering, CrossFit Throwdown, Night Out + More

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    The weekend was a whirlwind. It flew by at record pace but it was full of good things and fun times. (Whoa. Yes, that's a lot of me up close and personal for the first photo of the post!) I trained four clients, taught a yoga class, went into the Charlotte Observer office for a [...]

  • Backbend Workshop + Workouts

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    Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying the weekend. I have had a great one and will get a weekend post up a little later. For now I have the week of workouts to share including details on a backbending workshop I took over the weekend. Just because she's so cute... :) Monday 3.5 mile run + Strength [...]

  • The Best Week of Workouts: New PRs, New Distances

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    Last week's workouts were in one word...AWESOME! I have really been focusing on CrossFit and running lately and it's paying off with results. I hit a new deadlift PR in CrossFit this week and ran the longest and fastest that I have in years. It feels SO GOOD! On my run this morning I was [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Double Unders FINALLY + A Bear of a Workout

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    Hi! Hope you're all having a great Sunday. I am co-hosting a baby shower for a friend this afternoon so I've been prepping for that today. I can't wait to show you a picture of the cake. It's pretty special! :) Here's last week's workouts... Monday REST Tuesday Hot Yoga Wednesday CrossFit 6 rounds for [...]

  • Stronger Every Day

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    I had a little moment at CrossFit tonight. A moment where I fully realized that I am getting stronger every single day. And in so many ways other than just physical strength. I had just finished training a client and wasn't sure whether or not I would join the CrossFit class. I was rolling around on the [...]

  • Continuing Education + This Week’s Workouts

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    In the fitness and yoga world we are required to complete continuing education credits to maintain our certifications just like any other professional organization. One of the Y's here in Charlotte was offering a health and fitness expo this weekend with a variety of different workshops and presenters so I decided to attend the Friday [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts + Visiting CrossFit Above the Bar

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    Good Monday morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Sullie did! (Her life is really hard.) Here's a recap of last week's workouts. Well balanced, still heavy on the lifting/CrossFit and a complete rest day! Body feeling great and focusing on good nutrition right now. Monday AM ashtanga practice by the pool [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: CrossFit Love + Turkish Get Ups

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    Time for the weekly workout recap! Similar to recent weeks, I've been heavy on the CrossFit. I'm not sure what it is about CrossFit but I'm super hot and cold with it. I've been CrossFitting for over 2 years now and I think this may be the longest kick that I've been on since I [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: My First Time RXing Fran!

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    Thanks to my unusual midweek travel to see my grandmother, I'm still off my normal workout balance in that yoga has taken a backseat for the last few weeks. It's okay though because I hit a major milestone last Tuesday in CrossFit...read on for more details! :) Monday Cardio/Strength 5 rounds: 250 meter sprint on [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Lots of CrossFit

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    Right on the heels of me blogging about the workout balance that works for me...I had a week with hardly any yoga and lots of CrossFit and running! The balance is definite an ebb and flow. Some weeks I'm all yoga, yoga, yoga and others it feels better or works well with my schedule to [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + 3 Reasons Why Women Should Lift

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    I hope everyone had a great weekend. I've got my weekly workout recap for you today but first I want to talk about a subject I feel passionately about...why women should lift weights. I want to start out these weekly workout posts by discussing some sort of fitness topic. Let me know if you have [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + Being TOO Sore

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    Let me give you one piece of advice. Don't go on vacation for 9 days without lifting a single heavy weight and then crush your body the first day back in the gym with heavy squats and front rack lunges. Squatting and lunging are my two favorite lower body exercises and when they were BOTH [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts (They Made Me Sore!)

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    My workouts this week were kind of all over the place due to the snow but I was sore all week! First from a CrossFit WOD and then from the snow day home workout that I did. It's been a long time since I've been as sore as I was this week. Monday Hot Yoga [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + Running Shoe Talk

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    I have sad news. I have been running in the Mizuno Wave Elixir for about a year and a half now. I am so in love with this shoe. After running in Brooks Adrenaline's for 10+ pairs, I was looking for a change when they updated the shoe and it no longer fit my needs. [...]

  • Day In The Life Tuesday: Different Every Day

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    Hey, hey! Hope everyone had an awesome Tuesday. For whatever reason this always seems like the best day to do a "day in the life" post because my Tuesdays have always been my busiest and most diverse days since day one of this fitness full time gig. So, here's your day in the life Tuesday! [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + New Playlist

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    This was a much lighter week for me on the workout front. A lot of yoga, minimal running and only one CrossFit workout. Also, two complete rest days. I say this all the time but I really listen to my body when it comes to structuring my workouts. I try to stay true to whatever [...]

  • Accidental Arugula Smoothie & A Really Strong Workout Week

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    Well, I don't have much to share with you from my Saturday. It's cold and has been raining all day here in Charlotte. I slept until 8 and then headed to Om Yoga to teach a hot vinyasa class at 9:30. It's my second week teaching there and I am loving it so much. I [...]

  • The Week in Food and Fitness

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    Please vote for my Chicken Marsala Mac and Cheese recipe in the Colombo Marsala Wine Challenge. It takes two seconds! My dish is today's featured recipe on their Facebook page! Like ,share and help spread the word!!! Hi there! Hope y'all are staying warm.  It has been such a wonderful weekend. I have a ton to [...]

  • Lunge, Shuffle, Run & Jump Workout

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    OMG. I am so oversharing right now but my butt hasn't been this sore from a workout since I did my first RX pistol (one leg squat) WOD earlier this year. I knew as soon as I finished this really unique and sneaky challenging workout yesterday that I had to share it with you. It's [...]

  • Comfort Food, Macarons, Workouts and Parties – Back to Reality!

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    Let's take a quick break from the Mexico posts to talk about reality. This week has flown by which is one of the benefits of a short week. Food I made one of my favorite comfort food dinners on Tuesday night, chicken parmesan. I've been making this for over five years and I can cook [...]

  • The Week In Food, Workouts and Life

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    Hi everyone! Thanks for your wonderful feedback on my posts this week. I appreciate the support and positivity! But now I have a whole week to catch you up on during my short break from the frenzy of getting ready for a weekend away. The Food... Salad with kale, spinach, arugula, roasted red peppers, artichokes, [...]

  • First Weekend of Fall // Dinner at Rooster’s

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    Hi! Happy weekend! It is an insanely gorgeous day in Charlotte. It was very cloudy on Saturday and rainy Saturday night but I'm grateful that front brought us this sunshine and cool weather. Today is the first day of fall and I can't imagine a more perfect day! I was working on this post after [...]

  • A Day In The Life Tuesday

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    I thought it would be fun to do a post about what Tuesday looked like for me versus another "day in the life" post I did on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. The 2011 post was written just a few weeks after I left my full-time job in advertising to pursue fitness but I had not [...]

  • Workouts + A New PR + Eats

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    Hi everyone! I'm currently en route to Mumford & Sons in a borrowed Honda Odyssey with seven other girls. It's a two hour drive to the concert venue so I'm trying to knock out some work since I had to leave so early today (and update you guys!) before an evening of tailgating, music and [...]

  • The time I fell in love with pressure washing + Hotshots 19 Workout

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    Things have been a little crazy the past few days. The great home improvement mission has continued in full force. Things got really serious late Monday afternoon when I discovered the joys of pressure washing. Once I started I couldn't stop. It's one of those instantly gratifying things. I pressure washed my back patio for [...]

  • Running Annie // Sweet Sullie // Signs

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    Happy Friday everyone. A few things to share... How I've been working out.  Remember how I blogged yesterday about my 5 year BodyPump anniversary and that I was going to teach last night? Well, it was amazing and I felt so happy up there but it was SO HARD. Taking almost a month off of [...]

  • I RX’d my first double under WOD…and it took FOREVER!

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    Exciting news on the CrossFit front. Today I RX'd my first WOD with double unders ever! It took me forever and I was the last one to finish by 5 minutes but I did it! I was really looking forward to doing this WOD. I love chippers and this looked like a great workout to [...]

  • Recent Workouts & Meals + A Smoothie Recipe

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    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 [...]

  • What I Ate + How I Worked Out Wednesday…On Thursday

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    Hola...my intent was to publish this post last night while I was on the couch eating takeout and drinking a glass of wine but I got sidetracked by  HGTV and catching up on reading other blogs. So here is my "What I ate and how I worked out out Wednesday" on a Thursday! I subbed [...]

  • Pimento Cheese Chicken

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    Hola! I'm en route to Kiawah Island in South Carolina where I will spend the next 5 days at a Young President's Organization conference. More details on that later but I'm so excited for the opportunity to attend this event. It's going to be a once in a lifetime experience! First, let me give a [...]

  • Metro CrossFit Throwdown…One Successful Year

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    Metro CrossFit celebrated its one year anniversary on Saturday and I planned a throwdown to celebrate! Typically, throwdowns are a little more chill than official CrossFit competitions. The idea is that you invite athletes from your gym and other CrossFit gyms in the community to come together and workout. The past few weeks of my [...]

  • Crossing It Off The Wish List

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    When people ask me if I'm into photography I explain to them that it's not a "passion" exactly but I take pictures every single day. So by default of doing it so much and wanting my photographs to look nice, I have kind of gotten into it. I'm not motivated to go out and take [...]

  • WOD + Eats + New Yoga Playlist

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    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 [...]

  • Gratitude Overflowing

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    I had the most wonderful Thursday. I feel so grateful for so many things...my job working at Metro not only doing something I love but doing it with amazing people, the friendships I have made here in Charlotte, the opportunity to teach yoga and being a part of the yoga community as a whole and [...]

  • Tuesday Burger Day

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    Hi! I come to you after a long day involving teaching and taking on fire hot yoga, lots of desk work at Metro, 80 squats in tonight's CrossFit class and a disastrous but delicious dinner. Let's start at the beginning. Breakfast was overnight oats with Greek yogurt, rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, apple, banana, apple butter and [...]

  • Front Squat Workout + Fueling The Workouts

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    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. [...]

  • The Week In Fitness And Food

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    Annnddd let's return to regularly scheduled programming. Well, I don't know that any posts have been "regular" around here lately but today we'll get back to food and fitness which I guess is the "heart" of the blog. Although lately I feel it's kind of been a steady rotation of yoga, what I'm eating, workout, [...]

  • Packing Dilemas, Workouts, Eats, Etc.

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    Final preparations for my Chicago weekend are underway. Mainly focused on freaking out about what to pack. We knew the weather would be dicey with an early May trip so I'm not surprised that this is the forecast...I just have no clue what to pack. Everyone tells me it's still appropriate to wear boots in the midwest [...]

  • Standing in the Same Spot Two Years Later

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    It's been a rainy, cool weekend and that has felt pretty perfect for me. I have spent a lot of time in the yoga studio, coaching CrossFit and hibernating at home. On Friday afternoon I got an SOS request to help out with the yoga teacher trainees at the studio. I led them through their [...]

  • Life Lately: Workouts, Meals and More

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    Some photos from the week to share with you. I started the week on my mat with a 6:30 a.m. yoga practice. It ended up being the best practice I've had in a really long time. I felt so good in my body for the first time in weeks. Pumpkin overnight oats in April. I [...]

  • WIAW + My Favorite Kind of WOD

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    My morning started out beautifully. I slept until 8 a.m. Wednesdays are usually the only day of the work week that I don't have to be at the gym super early so I take advantage. I'll do a little WIAW today since I'm focusing on clean eating this week. Things took a slight downturn when I [...]

  • The Bear Complex

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    I'm so late getting this post up but it's been a long day. It started with zero sleep last night after taking that Zyrtec-D yesterday afternoon. It was that kind of sleep where you feel like you were never really asleep but semi-awake all night, you know? Needless to say, I will not be taking [...]

  • Switching Up Lunch + CrossFit Pain Frames

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    Long-term readers may remember the days of my open faced sandwich obsession. I would say that it was probably my calling card there for a while. Over time I gravitated away from sandwiches for lunch and more towards grain bowls, egg scrambles, salads and soup. A lot of this was due to becoming more aware [...]

  • Fight Gone Bad, Round 2

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    Oh Fight Gone Bad, we meet again. Why do you always do this to me? Fight Gone Bad is a benchmark CrossFit workout that consists of three rounds of five stations, one minute at each station and a one minute break between each round. So total, it's a 17 minute workout. That doesn't sound so [...]