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  • Wednesday in the Life + Officially on Board with Collagen + Brows


    I think the highlight of my Wednesday was my grandmother commenting on my blog for the first time. She wrote, “thanks for the memories” on yesterday’s trip recap post. I talked to her today and she said the photos brought back so many memories for her and she’s anxious to see the remaining recaps. :) [...]

  • Day In the Life Wednesday


    You guys always seem to love day in the life style posts so I made an effort to take more photos than usual to document my Wednesday. It was a good day. :) 7:30 a.m. – wake up naturally but decide to close my eyes and snooze a bit longer. I am still feeling wiped [...]

  • Day in the Life 1.11.17


    I got sucked into admin stuff today so I didn’t get to “creating” anything when it came to content for my blog or for the studio. I actually thought it would be a great day to show you in a “day in the life” format because it wasn’t so go/go, rush/rush like my normal DITL [...]

  • Day in the Life + 5 Trader Joe’s Finds


    Hey, hey! I hope you guys had a nice Thursday. It’s temporarily become a pretty busy day for me due to a couple classes I’m subbing and a workshop. I  haven’t written a “day in the life” post lately so here goes! Also, keep reading for five new Trader Joe’s finds at the end of [...]

  • Day in the Life Thursday + Costco Trip


    5:38 a.m. – alarm goes off to teach my 6 a.m. hot yoga class. I was thrilled to wake up and discover that I’d slept through the night without waking up one single time. Note, my late wake up time is thanks to living 3 minutes from the studio. Win, win for early classes! 6 [...]

  • The Best Salmon Recipe + The Baddest Dog


    Holy half marathon commitment! We are at 140 strong and the emails keep rolling in about training together for a fall half. THANK YOU! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to connect with all of you and to share this experience. It’s going to be amazing! I especially love the [...]

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


    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 [...]

  • Friday From My iPhone


    Happiest of Fridays! First, can I just say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for being so supportive and awesome during my Whole30? I know many of you are waiting for my program recap and I promise it is coming on Monday. The most important thing is that my eyes are clear for the [...]

  • The Best One Pan Roasted Dinner and A Day in the Life


    5:30 a.m. – alarm…get up, pack bag for morning activities, pack breakfast, get dressed 6 a.m. – teach hot yoga…hot, hot, hot practice! 7:15 a.m. – finish cleaning room and head up to shower and get ready to train clients I packed chia pudding to eat while I’m getting ready. Lots of fun toppings! :) [...]

  • Escaping Winter Storm Jonas + Things To Read + Ways to Sweat


    Good morning and happy Saturday. Let me first start by saying that I hope all of you being impacted by Winter Storm Jonas are safe and warm. I couldn’t believe the coverage coming out of DC, NY and NJ this morning on The Weather Channel. We definitely had our fair share of winter weather in [...]

  • Tuesday in the Life: 1.19.16


    I decided to document a day in the life yesterday and was surprised to find this morning in my TimeHop that I did a “Tuesday in the Life” exactly one year ago today! Guess it was meant to be. Here goes… 5:35 a.m. – alarm goes off and I am awakened from a super deep [...]

  • Monday in the Life: Saved by the Crock Pot


    4:50 a.m. – wake up 5 minutes before my alarm is set to go off. I love this. I feel a million times better when I wake up naturally. 5 a.m. – get out of bed and let Zoey out of her crate. We cuddle and hang out while I make some tea. Sullie is [...]

  • Day in the Life Tuesday: August 2015


    Day in the life Tuesday for you today. For whatever reason I seem to always do these posts on Tuesdays and it’s fun to look back at past years and compare. – Here’s a day in the life from 2011 in my first month of a full-time career in fitness. – Here’s a day in [...]

  • Let’s Catch Up: Learning to Snap and Scope, Yoga Teacher Training, Goldens and More!


    Good morning! Some bloggers do these “coffee talk” posts where they conversationally write leading with, “if we were having coffee right now, I’d share…” But sadly, my coffee is empty. So we’ll just chat. I had a sweaty and tearful start to my day. I taught my 6 a.m. and it was my friend Virginia’s [...]

  • Day in the Life 7.22.15


    5:55 a.m. – Alarm goes off and I do a quick scan of email and social as I try to get my eyes open. I give myself 5 minutes in bed before I have to get up and get moving. 6 a.m. – Get out of bed and start getting ready for the gym. I [...]

  • Birthday in the Life + Friend Celebration


    Thanks to all of you for the sweet birthday messages on Instagram and on the blog. This has been one of those birthdays that seems to stretch out over a few days! Last year I shared a “Day in the Life: Birthday Edition” post after my birthday so I thought I’d do that again this [...]

  • Monday in the Life + Scenes from the Weekend


    Monday is always a crazy but fun start to the week for me. I train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. and then head to the studio to teach at 8:15 a.m. and usually take the class after to get my practice out of the way while I’m already sweaty. I shower and head back [...]

  • My Week + Girl Power + Roasted Veggie Love


    Hi! This week is totally nuts but really amazing at the same time. As much as I hoped it was allergies, I’m pretty certain I have a cold. The worst part is that it has been going since Friday and presents itself with different symptoms every day ranging from a stuffy nose to nausea to [...]

  • A Fun “Celebrity” Week + Should the pups get their own Instagram account?


    Hi and happy Friday! I’ve had a really good week…work was steady busy but not crazy busy…which is always nice. I’ve REALLY been working on cutting back and being smarter about how I arrange my schedule. It’s working! This afternoon I had the BRILLIANT idea to add chocolate chips and dried cranberries to my peanut [...]

  • A Long Travel Day + Lost Bags + Cute Zoey…and More!


    I am happy to report that I’m back in Charlotte. Today was a LONG day! My alarm when off at 4 a.m. in Cancun. Our group of stranded stragglers met in the lobby of our hotel at 4:45 a.m. to head to the airport. (Thanks to the Marriott Casamagna for accommodating us when our trip [...]

  • I Love My Reality…Monday In The Life


    It was back to reality today but I love my reality so it was a happy Monday! :) I kicked off my day with a 4:55 a.m. wake up call to train clients. I ate half of a banana with almond butter and made a cup of Every Day Detox Tea to take to the [...]

  • Friday in Paradise


    Happy Friday! It’s been a beautiful day here in Punta Cana! We were shocked to wake up this morning and discover it was 9:45. We slept 10+ hours last night. We decided to get moving with a poolside yoga practice led by one of my friends who is also a yoga teacher. It was sweaty, [...]

  • Lately: So Much Yoga, A TV Appearance & Vacation


    A quick post tonight to say hi. And I’m tired! I have taught five hot yoga classes in the last two days. Three on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Let me state for the record that I am not complaining. I absolutely love each and every class that I have the honor to teach for so many [...]

  • Day in the Life: One Week Until Christmas


    5 a.m. – alarm 5:05 a.m. – make it out of bed to let Sullie out, make a shot of espresso and get dressed for the gym. For whatever reason, this was an especially tough morning for me and I was SO tired. 5:30 a.m. – the girls (I took both of them today!) and [...]

  • Monday in the Life


    Hey there. I am moving fast…but it’s a blur of good. I woke up at 1 a.m. last night and started to panic about everything that I have on my plate (the middle of the night will do that to you every time!) but I reframed my anxiety to focus on feeling gratitude for the [...]

  • My Perfect Friday Night + Day In The Life


    Hey and happy weekend! I’ve reached a new level of lame (and awesome at the same time). My Friday night has included working out, the grocery store, a walk with the pup, cooking homemade pizza, painting my nails and watching a combo of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader show and a Sex and the City marathon. It’s [...]

  • Day in the Life Friday


    Hello and happy Friday! Here’s a little day in the life for you. 4:55 a.m. – alarm goes off. I didn’t get in bed until midnight the night before due to the baseball game and then work stuff when I got home so that alarm came early. 5:30 a.m. – train my first client. I [...]

  • Day In The Life Thursday


    4:55 a.m. – alarm goes off. Check phone in bed until second alarm goes off at 5 a.m. I get up to train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. Sullie stays in bed. This is the regular for her. She never gets up until I get home from my morning gym sessions and then she’s [...]

  • Day in the Life: A Holiday Week


    4:50 a.m. – alarm goes off. I didn’t fall asleep until midnight (with the help of a guided meditation) so this felt very early after three weeks straight of 5:30 a.m. clients and lack of quality sleep. 5:30 a.m. – gym to train a client who is in her third trimester and a close friend [...]

  • Day in the Life: When Clients Cancel, A Good Run, My Book is Done!


    Happy Friday! Happy Friday! Happy Friday! I’ve got two big reasons to be happy today. 1) I turned in the FINAL draft of my book yesterday! 2) I’m celebrating with a trip to the beach to visit my parents. Flying out at 6 a.m. Saturday and can’t wait! So I thought I would do a [...]

  • Day in the Life Tuesday: Fitness Pro & Yoga Teacher


    Hey, hey. I have a day in the life post for you today because today was one of those “what happened to my entire day?” kind of days. I had so much work I wanted to get done for Metro and my blog but teaching and training took over and I just ran out of [...]

  • Day in the Life Monday


    I thought today was a good “day in the life” post for you. It’s a little different because almost all of my PT clients are traveling and not training this week but it still gives you a good idea of what a working day looks like for me. 6 a.m. – alarm goes off. I [...]