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Updates, Big News & Winner

It’s only noon but I’ve been going since 5 a.m. Three clients trained, 150 burpees done, yoga practice and shower. I’m happy to be sitting down in front of the computer for a bit!

Today I have several updates for you, some big news and the Yogi Clothing giveaway winner.

SNOW!

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It did snow in Charlotte which in turn shut down the city. Kids have been out of school for two days.

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My 6:30 a.m. class at Y2 on Wednesday was a go and I had seven brave yogis come to class…in comparison we had nearly 40 last week! I appreciated their energy and did the best I could to warm them up and get them sweaty. πŸ™‚

JEWELRY

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I stopped by to visit Erin McDermott to pick up my January Luxe Box item. It’s such a treat to get a new piece of jewelry each month. I kept it simple this month with a single strand of wooden beads. It’s a great “go with anything/layering” piece.

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Head’s up, Erin does weekly flash sales on Thursday and today she’s featuring her Hadley Necklace at a 40% discount! I’ve been working with Erin for almost two years now and love her and her work so much! She’s incredibly talented!

GIRLS

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I just started watching the HBO series Girls because I have watched everything else…House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Scandal…running out of shows! I’m only a few episodes in and it’s definitely different! Thoughts on it or recommendations for other series you enjoy?

NEWS

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I’m writing a book! This has been in the works for several months but I’m really excited to share that it’s a go! I was approached by an editor about a fitness book and worked with her to put together a proposal…and it was accepted by the publisher!!! I just signed the contract last week and it’s really happening. The next few months of my life will be dedicated to writing a book focused on core training. It won’t release until Spring 2015 but I can’t believe that I’ll be a published author.

WINNER

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Thanks for your AMAZING response to the Yogi Clothing giveaway.

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I used a random number generator to select the winner. Congratulations to Stephanie with comment #98!

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I would also just like to thank you all for reading and for your support! I feel grateful every day for this space. Have a fabulous day! πŸ™‚

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  • 1
    Tracy January 30, 2014, 12:48 pm

    HUGE congratulations!!! Good luck and I’ll definitely buy it! Can’t wait!

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    noreen gallo January 30, 2014, 12:50 pm

    Wow – Congrats!! Good luck!

  • 3
    Ashlee January 30, 2014, 12:56 pm

    Congrats on your book! I’m super excited for you! Can’t wait to read it.

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    stephanie January 30, 2014, 12:56 pm

    Congrats!!

    I got excited for one split second when I saw the winner was Stephanie. Then I started reading the response (prior to seeing her photo) and realized it was not me.

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    Kiki January 30, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Congratulations! I have a feeling this is just the first of big things coming your way. You are inspiring and knowledgable…a winning combination!

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      kiki January 30, 2014, 3:44 pm

      btw, also loving Parenthood….great series.

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    Liz Ford January 30, 2014, 1:04 pm

    CONGRATS on your book!!! HOW EXCITING?! Yes, we want to pre-order πŸ˜‰ YAYYY!!

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    kristina g. January 30, 2014, 1:12 pm

    i love GIRLS! though the first two seasons were definately better then the current one right now.. =(…have you watch Game of Thrones!? im obsessed! and i read the books!

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    Jocelyn January 30, 2014, 1:16 pm

    Congrats on your book! I would recommend watching Suits πŸ™‚

  • 10
    julia January 30, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Congratulations!

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    Mary Ann January 30, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Congrats on your new book! It will be great to have your workouts all in one book. Can’t wait to get one! You are off on your next adventure….enjoy it!

  • 12
    Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More January 30, 2014, 1:24 pm

    My goodness, how very exciting for you!!

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    Jamie January 30, 2014, 1:25 pm

    congrats!! VEEP is so, so, so funny! Julia Louis-Dreyfus is amazing! not sure if you’re netflixin or not, but the new HBO series True Detective with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson is pretty fantastic so far, only 2 episodes have aired.

  • 14
    Courtney F January 30, 2014, 1:30 pm

    OOOOooooo, a book … Really excited for you, and for us (the readers!!!). Can’t wait!!!!

  • 15
    Amber January 30, 2014, 1:32 pm

    Congratulations! I will totally buy your book!

    I am newly obsessed with Sister Wives, if you’re into that kind of thing! The first couple of seasons are on Netflix!

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    Parita @ myinnershakti January 30, 2014, 1:33 pm

    Congrats, Jen! This is awesome news!

    And I really love that necklace – will be checking out the website tonight.

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    Lauren January 30, 2014, 1:39 pm

    Congratulations! Downton Abbey and Parenthood are my two fave shows

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    Laura@ Fit Running Mama January 30, 2014, 1:41 pm

    Congrats! So exciting– we were shut down this week to in Chicago but temps were -40 with the windchill and we have so much snow on the grow I’m afraid I won’t see green until June!

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    Jennifer B January 30, 2014, 1:50 pm

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to read your book πŸ™‚

  • 20
    Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 30, 2014, 1:50 pm

    YAY so excited for you!!!!! congrats Jen!

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    Tracy January 30, 2014, 1:53 pm

    Congratulations on your book deal!! If you haven’t watched it, Downton Abbey is fabulous. Must start at the beginning! πŸ™‚

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    Ali January 30, 2014, 1:54 pm

    If you’re a Scandal and House of Cards fan, I would definitely recommend Suits as a new show to watch! The next season comes out in March, so you have a month to get caught up πŸ™‚

    It’s addicting!

  • 23
    Jenn@Mark My Mile January 30, 2014, 1:55 pm

    Congrats to YOU and I can’t wait to read it : )

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    Patti January 30, 2014, 1:59 pm

    I’ll definitely be getting my hands on a copy of your book when it comes out. Side note – my husband and I are planning a road trip for spring break (he’s a vet student at UW-Madison) and I think we’ll be stopping in Charlotte: any suggestions?

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    Holly January 30, 2014, 2:08 pm

    Congrats on your book deal! Be sure to do a signing up here in Cleveland when it comes out. πŸ™‚

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    Alaina January 30, 2014, 2:09 pm

    Congratulations on the book Jen!! I can’t wait for it come out. πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a great rest of the week!

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    Nicole January 30, 2014, 2:12 pm

    How amazing! Congratulations on the book deal. πŸ™‚

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    Julianna @ Julianna Bananna January 30, 2014, 2:14 pm

    congratulations!! a book deal is so exciting! can’t wait to read it.

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    Beverly January 30, 2014, 2:14 pm

    Congratulations on your book deal! That is great news!

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    Kim January 30, 2014, 2:27 pm

    Congratulations, Jen! Such an exciting opportunity!

    Also, yay for joining the Girls bandwagon! That show has provoked some interesting conversations with my friends for sure. I’m also a huge fan of Shameless (on Showtime) – its about this crazy family in one of the poorer Chicago neighborhoods but completely different from the other sitcoms out there… its not entirely a drama or a comedy… its a bit of both. Not sure if that makes sense! But enjoy!

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    Kendra January 30, 2014, 2:53 pm

    Congratulations on the book! That is amazing! I’m currently obsessed with the Good Wife series!

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    She Rocks Fitness January 30, 2014, 2:55 pm

    WAHOO! You are amazing Jen and congrats on this awesome new chapter in your life! Hope you are staying safe and warm, we’re patiently waiting for the sun and warmer temperatures to arrive. I’m still walking around in a parka…BLECH!

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    karla @ finding my fit January 30, 2014, 2:58 pm

    A book! How exciting, I’ll be sure to pick that up next spring. Stay warm =)

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    Lindsay E. January 30, 2014, 2:59 pm

    Jen – what was your favorite series out of those that you’ve watched?? We are about to finish Homeland (love it!!!) and need something new! We’ve been keeping up with Scandal too. Let me know when you have a minute. Thanks!

    Congrats on your book… very exciting!!

  • 35
    Ashlee@HisnHers January 30, 2014, 3:06 pm

    Congratluations lady! That is awesome!

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    heidi January 30, 2014, 3:24 pm

    Congrats to you on your book – that’s super exciting news!

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    Pam January 30, 2014, 3:58 pm

    I had snow 10 miles from the Florida line! Had an amazing yoga practice. Cleaned my house. Watched Revenge. And then your blog and was super excited to hear about your book deal! CONGRATS! I know it will be a best seller!

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    Joy January 30, 2014, 4:07 pm

    Congratulations! Getting published is a big deal and I look forward to reading your book.

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    Lisa S. January 30, 2014, 4:19 pm

    Congratulations to you! I have been reading for a long time now and I love how you are seeing awesome opportunities out of your career change.

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves January 30, 2014, 4:27 pm

    Oh my goodness congratulations on the book!!! I’m so excited for you!

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    Caroline January 30, 2014, 4:33 pm

    Congratulations on your book!!! SO exciting!

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    Amy January 30, 2014, 4:41 pm

    Wow that is so exciting and amazing that you are writing a book. I can’t wait to read it!

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    Julie January 30, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Congrats!! I can’t wait to add your book to my collection πŸ™‚

    Love Girls although this season is starting out slightly weird…not many shows that I watch except the Amazing Race which comes back on next month

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    Jen Putnam January 30, 2014, 5:19 pm

    Congratulations on the book!!
    You need to watch Dexter (all seasons are available on Netflix) and Walking Dead!!

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    Janelle January 30, 2014, 5:56 pm

    Congratulations on the book! Excited to get a copy! A show I like right now is the Mindy Project, it is hilarious! Not sure if it is on Netfilx though, maybe Hulu? I have a question, I have been doing your Tabata workouts, and I love them! But, they are leaving me so sore! I have thought about trying to get into Yoga, but I am not flexible at all, so I was wondering if you have any recommendations on any beginner DVD’s or websites? Thanks is advance!

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    Kim January 30, 2014, 6:07 pm

    Congrats!!! That is amazing! I’ll definitely be buying the book πŸ™‚ Come to El Paso and show us some military wives some yoga, haha.

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    Sarah N January 30, 2014, 7:33 pm

    Congrats on your book deal! I can’t wait to read it! =)

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    Molly @ Mollysmusingz January 30, 2014, 7:38 pm

    Congrats- I will for sure be a buyer! Go on a signing too! πŸ™‚

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    Tracy January 30, 2014, 8:00 pm

    Congratulations! Have you heard of Orange is the New Black? It’s a little risquΓ©, but it sure is interesting! πŸ™‚

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    Brittany @ proteinandpumps January 30, 2014, 9:02 pm

    Congrats! You certainly deserve such a great opportunity.

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    Lauren K January 30, 2014, 9:18 pm

    Congrats on the book deal–so proud of you!! Love that all these awesome opportunities are showing up for you just at the right times. You deserve it! Xo

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    Amanda Bee January 30, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Congrats on your book deal! I’m so excited to see what it’ll look like πŸ™‚

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    kristy January 30, 2014, 9:51 pm

    WOW – such great news! I’m so happy for you. What a huge deal!

    Girls is good but definitely getting a little boring this season. I watch all the shows you have listed and just started watching Dowton Abbey – my new favorite. I never thought I’d like it at all but it’s actually pretty good!

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    Jackie January 30, 2014, 11:03 pm

    Congrats on the book-I’m so excited for you! You put a lot of effort into your work so news llike this seems SO well-deserved!

    Haven’t watched Girls but have seen most of the others you mentioned, it’s hard to find good shows lately. I’m a fan of Psych and Suits, each have a couple of seasons that are easy to catch up on, you might enjoy those.

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 30, 2014, 11:37 pm

    Awesome!! Congrats! That is such an amazing opportunity for you!

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    Callie January 31, 2014, 8:37 am

    So exciting!!!!! Congratulations! I love your writing style and look forward to reading tie book!! You work so hard and deserve lots of happiness!

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    Meredith January 31, 2014, 10:26 am

    Congrats on the book! I like all the shows you listed. I recommend Downton Abbey (PBS), The Good Wife (CBS), and the Americans (FX)

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    allie@sweetpotatobites January 31, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Congrats on the book! Exciting!

    I watched the show Luther (BBC Drama) on Netflix and it was great. Short series, but excellent acting and writing.

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    Katie January 31, 2014, 5:22 pm

    Congratulations on the book! I’ve been a daily reader for years now and think you have incredible talent and content! Will be exciting to follow this journey.

    I work in TV — the following series are must-sees I recommend to everyone: HBO’s VEEP and ENLIGHTENED (definitely had mixed reviews and difficulty finding a viewership but i think you’d be interested in the general theme) and Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX and THE TUDORS.

    Hope you have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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      Jen January 31, 2014, 6:11 pm

      thanks so much katie – this is so helpful! i’m going to check them out. i appreciate the kind words about my content and you for reading so long! πŸ™‚

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    meghan @ struggle muffins February 1, 2014, 9:48 am

    Congratulations on the book deal, that is beyond exciting!

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    Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate February 1, 2014, 7:36 pm

    Congratulations on the book deal, that is such an exciting journey to begin!

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