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  • 20 Ways to Use The AbDolly for Total Body Training + Why You Need One of These In Your Life!


    This post is sponsored by AbDolly, LLC. I am always looking for new ways to spice up my workouts and I recently discovered an awesome piece of equipment that has been helping me do just that! This is the AbDolly but don’t let the name fool you. The AbDolly is great for core training but [...]

  • September Workout Playlist: 50 Songs, 3 Hours of Music! + Details on My Fitness Watch


    At the beginning of 2017 I started putting together weekly “PBR” 60-minute Spotify playlists for y’all to use for your workouts and runs. This new feature was super well-received but as time has progressed I’ve decided to consolidate it into one BIG monthly playlist rather a shorter weekly one. I’m all about efficiency over here. [...]

  • Newton Fate 3 Review + Last Week’s Workouts + An Important Note on Rest


    So glad to have many of you on board for fall half marathon training! If you missed Friday’s post, it’s not too late to join us. The fun kicks off on September 4. Since I’ve been talking about running a lot the last couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good time to [...]

  • Fun Deliveries and Faves + Hide The Snacks!


    Happy Friday! I wanted to write this post first thing this morning but a security plugin on my blog somehow flagged me and denied me access to my own site. My email chain with my tech guru Isaac is about 20 deep right now. I seriously don’t know what I would do without him…probably quit [...]

  • 80Fresh Review: Home Cooked Meals in 20 Minutes or Less


    This post is sponsored by 80Fresh. If you’re looking for a healthy meal delivery solution without all the prep work or a better option for singles, 80Fresh is for you. Keep reading to learn how you can get 30% off your 80Fresh subscription. Last year when I sent out my Peanut Butter Runner reader survey [...]

  • 7 Ways to Use Rollers, Balls and Sticks for Self Massage


    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of HoMedics. The opinions and text are all mine. Raise your hand if you could be including more mobility work like foam rolling, self-massage and stretching into your self-care routine? Even though I’m a yoga teacher and a personal trainer, I’m over here waving both [...]

  • TomTom Spark 3 Review: My Favorite GPS Watch for Music, Cardio and Multi-Sports


    This post is sponsored by TomTom. I’m excited to tell you all about the updated TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music! Last spring I shared a review of the TomTom® Spark + Cardio GPS fitness watch. It was my first new GPS watch in many, many years and I quickly fell in love with it. [...]

  • I Tried a Month of Purple Carrot’s Plant-Based Meals and Here’s What I Thought


    I’m partnering with Purple Carrot to share their delicious plant-based meal delivery service with you! Use the code 30DAYS to get $30 off your first order. I have so many readers, friends and yoga students who choose to follow plant-based diets. And while you guys know that I’m an “eat it all” kind of girl, [...]

  • 50+ Holiday Gifts Ideas for (Almost) Everyone on Your List


    Apparently Christmas is just 17 days away and here I am finally pulling together my holiday gift guide for you. Given that I am a chronic last-minute shopper and have only bought gifts for my dad so far this year, my late arrival into gift guiding comes as no surprise. Also, rather than stretch this [...]

  • Tea All the Time + A New Matcha Green Tea from Lipton


    This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. It’s 43 and raining in Charlotte as I write this. I’m set up at my desk this afternoon wearing a hoodie and slippers and drinking a mug of Lipton’s new Matcha green tea…with a space heater right next to me. Most of you know that I’m a big [...]

  • Choose Your Attitude + 3 Special Deals Just For You! :)


    I have been teaching yoga at 6 a.m. for over 5 years now. It’s an early wake up call but a gift to be able to begin my day in such a positive and intentional way. One of the things that I message to my early morning yoga classes most often is, “you choose your [...]

  • Terra’s Kitchen Review – Fresh Meal Delivery Service

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    I haven’t had to do any meal planning for the last week thanks to Terra’s Kitchen and their amazing fresh meal delivery service. I’m excited to share this Terra’s Kitchen review with you guys today because I think you’ll love it as much as we did! I also made a fun unboxing video for you because the [...]

  • Laundry Made Easier for Fitness Lovers + AMAZING LG Giveaway!


    I think I can safely say that my readers are a community of heavy laundry doers. Whether you like to work out and are always washing sweaty clothes or you have children (which from what I can tell takes laundry to a whole new level) or both (hats off to you!), laundry seems like a [...]

  • Your Best Summer Ever


    In case you’ve missed it any of the last six summers since I’ve been writing this blog…summertime is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it from the long days to the warm weather to the delicious food to the abundant social events. When I was growing up I lived for summer [...]

  • Sustainable Seafood with Blue Apron


    A few weeks ago I wrote about “how much is too much” when it comes to eating salmon. Salmon shows up on my menu plan at least once a week for dinner and often for several lunches as well. I was happy to learn that I could keep eating all the salmon I wanted but [...]

  • TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch Review


    I have been running with the same antiquated GPS (and gigantic!) watch that I’ve had since I started training for my first marathon back in 2008…until about a month ago when I got a major upgrade with the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS Fitness Watch! Let’s start with a high level overview of all [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love, Volume 6 (featuring my favorite seasonings!)


    Happy Friday! A friend shared this with me on Facebook and it made me laugh. I have a few favorites to share with you today along with a giveaway for my favorite seasoning rubs of all time. Let’s get started. The weather. The weather, the weather, the weather. It’s INCREDIBLE in Charlotte this week. This [...]

  • My First Grocery Delivery: Life Made Easier with Postmates


    I don’t know about you guys but the few days leading up to a trip always seem to be jam packed with errands to run and work to wrap up in addition to packing. Before we left for our retreat I was in full out “go mode.” In addition to the work, errands and packing, [...]

  • Recent Eats: Valentine’s Day + Entertaining with Blue Apron


    After taking a hiatus from Blue Apron during Whole30, I sure was excited to see that box waiting at my doorstep last weekend! If you’re a regular reader then you already know how much I love Blue Apron. If you’re new here, let me give you a quick introduction. Blue Apron is a delivery service [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love, Volume 5


    Happy Friday! I’m happy to be sitting down. I had a busy start to my Friday. I trained clients at 5:30, 6:45 and 7:30 a.m. and then taught hot yoga at 9:30. I rushed straight from yoga to my own training session where my trainer put me through quite the leg workout. Tomorrow should be [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love, Volume 4


    Hey, hey and happy Friday! It was a short week for me so it’s hard to believe that Friday is already here but this is a “working weekend” so I guess it doesn’t really matter anyway. We have our third teacher training weekend (out of eight) and this weekend we’ll be teaching the trainees how to [...]

  • Life + Loving Lately…Party Edition (with a giveaway!)


    Hellllooo! It’s 72 degrees in Charlotte…on December 15…and it’s AMAZING. I mean, it’s a little weird to be getting ready for Christmas in flip flops and tank tops but I’ll take it. Apparently, we can thank a strong El Nino year for the 60 and 70 degree days that we’ve been enjoying all month. My [...]

  • I Take My Books on the Go with Audible


    http://ads.blogherads.com/75/7551/campaigns/22/2221/2221118/x90.js I love to read. When I was younger I was a voracious reader and spent hours upon hours devouring books and many late nights reading under the covers with a flashlight. While I still love to read like this when I’m on vacation, I find it difficult to even get through a single book [...]

  • 6 Things I Love About Blue Apron + Win A Week of Blue Apron!


    This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. I am so happy that I was introduced to Blue Apron earlier this year. Although my experience with Blue Apron started as a partnership with the brand, it’s become something that I personally use regularly as well. A delivery the week before we moved was a lifesaver in [...]

  • Using an Activity Tracker for the First Time: My Experience with Garmin vivofit 2


    Activity trackers have gained popularity over the last few years and it seems like “10,000” steps has become an everyday term. It’s been great to see so many workplaces embracing fitness trackers, creating challenges for their employees and rewarding them for being more active. I think corporate wellness is a HUGE area for growth in [...]

  • Healthier Holiday Travel Snacking with Orchard Valley Harvest {Giveaway}


    This post is sponsored by Orchard Valley Harvest. I don’t know about you guys but traveling (especially long car trips!) brings out my snacking side. I blame it on boredom and monotony but I can rationalize eating all kinds of snacks when I’m traveling that I would never eat in a typical day. I have [...]

  • Recognizing Thanksgiving Heroes with La Brea Bakery


    This post is sponsored by Blog Meets Brand on behalf of La Brea Bakery. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the focus on gratitude, fellowship and sharing a meal. The Thanksgiving tradition I enjoy most is planning and preparing the meal alongside my dad but for the last two years various [...]

  • Celebrating Fall Boots Season with Bogs (Giveaway!)


    One of my favorite things about fall is boots! As soon as the weather starts to transition I trade in my flip flops for cozy boots. I have a nice selection of boots ranging from lounge to booties to dress to cowboy-ish but one style I was missing was a solid waterproof and warm rain [...]

  • Ocean Spray PACt Cranberry Extract Water {Review + Giveaway!}


    This post is brought to you by Ocean Spray and includes an Amazon gift card giveaway at the end! This may come as a surprise but one of the things that I struggle with most when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle is hydration. In my mind I can think of a million reasons [...]

  • Learning to Cook Like a Pro with Salted


    For the last 5+ years one of the items on my bucket list has been to take classes at our local culinary school. Not the one-off “Date Night Learn to Cook Italian” kind of special event but a real class where I learned about new techniques, skills, cooking methods, cuisines, etc. Alas, my schedule has [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love: David Williams, Costco Instant Savings, Weather and More!


    Hi and I hope it’s been a good week for all of you. I’m writing a “Friday I’m in Love” post today and I must start it with this video that my mom shared with me. This is Bretagne and she’s the last known rescue dog who served at Ground Zero. Bark Box has an [...]

  • I love Blue Apron!


    I have another week of Blue Apron eats for you today. Blue Apron has become one of my favorite ways to mix up our dinners and as I’ve shared before…I just love the convenience and variety. My most recent delivery was awesome and I think the best yet! For those of you who are unfamiliar [...]

  • Anemia Update: 18 Months Later


    This post is sponsored by #CVSHealthySolutions. A little over 18 months ago I shared a post about my experience with anemia. After a lifetime of physicals where I was always told that I was perfectly healthy and normal blood panels, I was really surprised to receive news at my annual physical in 2013 that I [...]

  • Bruks Bars Review + Giveaway {Dairy, Soy, Egg & Gluten-Free, Vegan}


    Happy Friday! Hope it’s been a great week. Lots of exciting things happening over here, it’s been a crazy week (in the good crazy way). I’m looking forward to a fun weekend. I have a surprise date night planned for Saturday night that I’m pretty pumped about. I’m also pumped about today’s post. I’m introducing [...]

  • Let’s Get Physical (And Personal)


    This post is sponsored by LunchBox. I sweat A LOT year round with all of the time I spend practicing and teaching hot yoga but during the summer it sometimes feels like I never stop sweating! It’s been 90-100 degrees for the past month here in Charlotte and I often shower and then just keep [...]

  • LE TOTE Fashion Rental Service Review + Reader Discount


    This post is sponsored by LE TOTE and includes a discount offer for readers…get 20% off your first month when you sign up using this link. Choosing a career in fitness means turning in your heels for sneakers, dress pants for spandex pants and wearing a real bra instead of a sports bra means you [...]

  • 7 Sweaty & Summer Skin Care Tips + 5 Beauty Products I’m Loving


    I don’t know about you, but I definitely find that my beauty routine changes with the seasons. I recently received a question from a reader about my skin and body care specifically when it comes to exercise. Here’s what she wrote: “Hello! I’m curious what kind of skin care you use for your body given [...]

  • Finding A Replacement When Your Favorite Running Shoes are Discontinued


    Has anyone else experienced the agony of finding THE PERFECT RUNNING SHOE only to have it discontinued? This is exactly what happened to me when Mizuno discontinued the Wave Elixirs back in the summer of 2013. Luckily, I was able to make it a while without needing to search for a new shoe because I [...]

  • My Favorite Fun & Functional Summer Flip Flops


    http://ads.blogherads.com/75/7551/campaigns/20/2039/2039319/x90.jsBeing a yoga teacher, I spend a lot of time in flip flops. They’re the easiest thing to throw on to get me to and from the studio. But the issue with most of the flip flops I wear is that while they’re functional, they’re not very fashionable or supportive. That’s all changed thanks to a [...]

  • Friday Faves…Jewelry, Things to Read, Contests, Walks and More!


    Hello and happiest of Fridays! It’s been quite a while since I participated in a “Friday Favorites” type of post and I have many to share today. Get ready. I made a long overdue stop to visit Erin of Erin McDermott Jewelry last week. I was eying these purple beads with a green stone. But [...]

  • Getting Inspired and Out of the Box in the Kitchen


    This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. I was first introduced to Blue Apron back in February and I have been talking about it with friends and family ever since. If you’re not familiar with Blue Apron, it’s a service that delivers all the farm-fresh ingredients you need to make three or four meals right [...]

  • Let Me Upgrade You {iPod Touch Review} + Recent Eats


    You’re totally singing Beyonce in your head now, right? My life changed a little bit yesterday. I received a very generous gift of a brand new 64-gig iPod touch for all of my yoga music and work social media needs. Within an hour I had it fully loaded with all my favorite apps and every [...]

  • Reader Questions…Yoga Mats, Postpartum Fitness, TV Shows and More!


    Hope it was a good Monday! It’s spring break here in Charlotte so I am teaching a LOT of yoga this week due to sub needs…14 hot classes…it’s going to be a long, sweaty week. :) I have received quite a few reader questions lately that I thought would be beneficial and fun to answer [...]

  • Weekend + A KIND Start to the Week {Giveaway}


    Hi! Keep on reading for a sweet giveaway from my friends at KIND. My weekend was relaxed and full of the normal stuff…yoga, golden retrievers, food. I stayed in on Friday night, ate Vietnamese take out and watched Gone Girl (well, half of Gone Girl…I fell asleep). It was kind of amazing. I taught two [...]

  • A Week of Meals with Blue Apron


    I have a week of amazing meals to share with you thanks to Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a service that delivers all the ingredients you need to make fresh and flavorful meals right to your doorstep. I have read about Blue Apron on some other blogs I follow and have several friends here in [...]

  • What would you do with $5,000 for fitness education and certifications?


    Happy Friday! Look what showed up on my doorstep today? I’m not really sure where this thing went but I sure am glad it’s home. I joked with my yoga classes that all the Lululemon in there alone was enough to make me cry when I thought about losing the bag. Related note…I received a [...]

  • Learning To Juice at Home with the Juicepresso Cold Press Juicer


    It’s no secret around here that I love smoothies. I received a VitaMix for Christmas in 2013 and I think I used it 300 out of the 365 days of the year in 2014! It was a great addition to my kitchen. So far 2015 is set to be the year of the juicer! I received [...]

  • Loving Lately + Luxe Box Winner


    Happy Friday! Making good on my intention for 2015 to slow down and connect more, my Friday is full of friends! I am all about planning QT with my friends and scheduling meetings make new connections right now. This morning I met a friend for a (KILLER!) workout followed by a coffee date. I met another [...]

  • Loving Lately: The Gift Edition


    Hola and happy New Year’s Eve Eve. Just 36 hours until a brand new year is upon us. I have all sorts of things I want to say about bidding 2014 farewell and my thoughts/goals going into 2015 so stay tuned for that over the next few posts. I wanted to switch up loving lately [...]

  • Erin McDermott Jewelry Luxe Box Giveaway + Special Offer


    Happy Monday! I have an amazing giveaway and special offer from my friend Erin McDermott to kick off the week. Erin just welcomed her first baby girl into this world, Coco. Erin is basically super mom right now as she cares for a newborn and her business during the busiest time of the year. She has been [...]