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  • Last Week’s Workouts (Half Training!) + This Week’s Dinner Menu

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    Hey guys! I’m enjoying a long weekend in Florida with my family. My mom and I spent the afternoon on the beach and I just came in to get showered and cool off. It’s gorgeous but hot! The plan tonight is a fajita dinner and then my grandmother and I are having an epic Scrabble [...]

  • Sullie Update + Last Week’s Eats

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    Let’s start with some good news. In case you missed my Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, the lump that I found on Sullie’s belly is just a fat deposit. Our vet took a sample of it and looked at it under the microscope and said she didn’t see anything that looked like mast cells so [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats & Workouts: Feeling a Shift

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    Happy Sunday! It feels like a long weekend since July 4 is on a Tuesday but I know some people (self-included) are working tomorrow so it’s kind of not. Charlotte seems pretty quiet right now. Fourth of July week is always one of the slowest times of the year because so many people travel and [...]

  • Farmers Market Inspired Menu Plan + Recent Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

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    Happy Sunday! I’m glad to be back in meal planning mode after a few weeks of being out of the routine. I haven’t really cooked a meal since we’ve been back since we had teacher training this weekend so I can’t wait to get in the kitchen tonight. I went to the farmers market on [...]

  • Recent Eats: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners

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    Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day that’s got you feeling ready to tackle the week ahead. I usually try and post our dinner menu for the week on Sundays but I forgot to cancel Blue Apron + we have social events on two other nights so no planning is necessary. In case [...]

  • I’ll Never Climb Mount Everest + Last Week’s Workouts + This Week’s Dinner Menu

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    Happy Sunday! I hope it’s as beautiful for you as it is here in Charlotte. It’s 63 and sunny and I’m going to get myself outside after I finish this post. One of my favorite Sunday activities is reading Joy the Baker’s “Let It Be Sunday” post where she compiles a weekly reading list of [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats + Comfort in Cake

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    Happy weekend guys. We made it. My 4:30 p.m. hot yoga class today was one big celebration of TGIF. It was crazy hot in the room (104!) but my yogis were all smiles and fun today. It was the perfect way to end a crazy week. My weekend is going to look like wrapping up [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts + Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

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    While our foretasted 3-5 inches of snow turned out to be more of a light dusting, it is still freezing here. It’s 25 degrees right now and our low tonight is 12 and the heat in our house is only working at about 50% of its ability and we’re having a hard time keeping the [...]

  • Christmas Decorations + Recent Eats + Our First Purple Carrot Delivery

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    Hi and happiest of Fridays. It appears that most of the nation is under an arctic freeze today. It was 20 degrees when I left the house to train clients this morning so I moved my run to the treadmill! On the plus side, the cold and gray weather has made for an ultra productive [...]

  • Back to Meal Planning + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I am back in Charlotte and it felt like a giant exhale to walk into my front door this afternoon. Being away, especially in times of grief/pain, definitely gives you a renewed appreciation for not only life but all the small things in life we have to be grateful for. I am really looking forward [...]

  • Weekly Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts (31 miles in 7 days!)

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    Happy Sunday. After two days of Hurricane Matthew’s rain and wind, I woke up to the most beautiful blue skies and crisp temperatures. As soon as I finish this post, I’m going to take my girls for a long walk to soak up the sunshine. I just put together our meal plan for the week. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • This Week’s Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Hey guys! A quick check in to share the meal plan for the week and last week’s workouts. It was so awesome last week to plan ahead of time and share it with you guys. It really kept me accountable and I only made one grocery trip the whole week. I had a crazy afternoon today [...]

  • This Week’s Meal Plan + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Hey there. Hope it’s been a good weekend. I’ll have the weekend recap for you tomorrow but I got it together enough today to put together a meal plan for the week and do all the shopping. I’m excited about 0ur week of meals so I wanted to share the plan with you along with [...]

  • Recent Eats on a Friday with Lots of Healthy Meal Ideas

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    Happy Friday ! I feel like I’m always so late to the daily posting party because I spend my mornings teaching and training clients. In an ideal world I would write these posts a day ahead of time buuuuutttt I’m not sure that day will ever come. Hopefully some of you are still around on [...]

  • What I Ate In A Day Wednesday + Recent Eats

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    I have really enjoyed reading your responses to yesterday’s post about finding a balance between running and cross training activities. Thanks for your positive feedback and for sharing it! Once a week I try to write a “recent eats” post with highlights of what I’ve been cooking and eating over the last week. Yesterday morning I [...]

  • Sustainable Seafood with Blue Apron

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 21-25

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    The end of Whole30 is so close! Today is Day 27 and in this post I’ll be sharing a recap of days 21-25 with you. Just one more recap and my final thoughts post left to go. I spent most of days 21-25 in Florida with my family. Luckily, they keep a very stocked fridge [...]

  • 5 Favorite Fall Recipes

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    I am always a little sad to bid farewell to long summer days and all of the amazing fresh summer produce but this year I found myself eagerly welcoming fall. I am loving everything from the cooler days to the stunning foliage to warm and hearty meals. It seems like fall is the season that [...]

  • ALDI Shopping Haul + Cost Comparison

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    This is a follow up from yesterday’s post about my first ALDI shopping experience. Yesterday was all about the actual experience of visiting the store and today is a break down of what I bought, what I paid and how much I saved. I went to Harris Teeter and priced out the same items I [...]

  • How To Make Dinner Happen After A Long Day + Recent Eats

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    I am long overdue a post with some recent eats. I’ve gone all week without sharing any with you and there is lots of good stuff to share! I was training a client this morning and she commented that she was reading my blog and didn’t understand how I have time to put together the [...]

  • Blogger Yoga and Dinner (and the importance of meal planning!)

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    Last night’s dinner was proof that if you meal plan and have ingredients on hand you are much more likely to eat at home and make smart food choices (check out my “How to Menu Plan” post). I didn’t get home from yoga until 8:45 and some friend’s stopped by for a beer on their [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 8/1

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    Here’s the menu for the week. Bon Appetit! Sunday Seared Tuna with Wasabi Aioli Sushi rice Frozen Asian vegetable medley Monday Baked Eggplant Parmesan or Eggplan Napoleon Parmesan Salad Pasta (I probably will just have eggplant and salad) Tuesday Grilled organic chicken breasts on the Big Green Egg – we’ll just season them with a [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 7/12

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    There’s not much to this week’s menu plan due to busy schedules but still wanted to share with you guys since I missed last week. Things should calm down here in the next couple weeks and I’ll be cooking more. I’m really missing my evenings in the kitchen. No matter how stressful life is, cooking [...]

  • Menu Plan – Week of 6/28

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    And I’m back with the weekly menu plan. Sorry that I didn’t post last week’s but we had tons going on and dinners were a little crazy and unplanned. I’m happy to be back on track this week. I have some more involved meals and baking projects planned this week due to my time off [...]

  • Menu Planning Monday

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    After posting about how to menu plan and shop for the week a couple of weeks ago, I thought it might be beneficial for me to share my weekly menu plans with you. I usually menu plan and shop on Sundays but as I discussed yesterday, Sunday was a random one for us this week. [...]