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‘Merica in the Dark: Summer StormPocalypse

The worst storms are the ones that come completely unannounced, full throttle, with a quick and brutal kick of power that knocks us on our badasses. True in Florida during these summer months. True in life as well. So it went here in Tallahassee Tuesday, when a trio of storms blew through and toppled trees […]

Food Prep Diaries and 10,000 meters

Oh my goodness. Sleeping for more than 12 hours Sunday felt glorious after the horrible airport sleepover in Dallas! It also told me my body really needed those extra hours. Sir Burpee slept just as long, meaning his sleepover at Perky Petz was just as much of a whirlwind – though far more fun than […]

Thumbs up, thumbs down: Lessons from an airport sleepover

I should have known this weekend’s planned trip to Lubbock, Texas was going to crumble into a comedy of errors when we were 30 minutes late leaving Tallahassee because “the plane is overweight, folks,” as the captain told us. The irony of the plane being overweight as I headed to a fitness training, right?! There […]

Have healthy food, will travel

Jacksonville, FL. Lubbock, TX. Lafayette, LA. Los Angeles, CA. Bowling Green, KY. So goes my travel schedule between now and July 25, thanks to fitness conferences and master trainer obligations. That’s a lot of time away from my home-prepped food. A lot of flights. A lot of airports and new cities with unfamiliar food options. […]

AMRAPs, Tabatas and DOMS, oh my!

Two days after my first 45-minute weight lifting session in two years, and one day after a killer Butts, Guts & Guns class, this is how I feel: I hate the stairs in my townhouse and getting up and down from a chair – or bathroom – is just, ouch! And I LOVE it! Is […]

A Different Starting Line

Whenever I run, I am always so excited for the finish line – whether it’s an official one…  …or just the one that lands me back home after a solo morning run like the 5 miles I took today. Maybe that’s why my race times are pretty decent – the horn goes off at the […]

Operation Shredded…starts with this Egg Casserole!

Sunday! That’s food prep day, or the continuation of Saturday food prep! And this weekend I dug in and made lots of good clean eats in advance of what I am calling “Operation Shredded.” When you own a fitness studio and teach 10-12 classes a week and train clients one on one, plus juggle a […]

Workouts and Eats

Well heeeey strangers! Yes, it’s been awhile! Amid traveling for master trainings, running the studio, puppymamahood and working a full time PR job, the blog has had to take a bit of a backseat. But I was thinking, and I think part of why I haven’t posted is because I have been OVERthinking. Like, I […]

Rethinking Mother’s Day…

Confession: Mother’s Day isn’t always my favorite holiday.  I am nearing 40, divorced and childless. The result of many decisions and choices, some regrettable and some not regrettable.  God closes doors but opens others. Sometimes it makes sense. Sometimes it just doesn’t. To us, anyway.  So as sad as I am sometimes – and particularly […]

Travel Survival: Snacks, workouts & accountability

The following post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. Orlando, Florida. Michigan. Louisiana. Back to Orlando. Texas. Atlanta. Los Angeles.  My travel schedule through July is kinda nutty, with fitness conferences and master trainer work from one coast to the other.  Which is awesome for frequent flier and Hilton Honors points but can be challenging for […]