Category Archives: goals

Persistently Consistent

Stick it, come on you can do this, pull tight.

handstand practice

I was practicing handstands before yoga class today when I noticed how easy it is to jump to the next goal. I spent weeks mastering my headstand, only to quickly jump to my new goal of solidifying my handstand.

ACAC yoga

It’s important to think about how far we’ve come, not how far we still have to go.

handstands on handstands

Who knew persistence could be a pain?

As a kid, I remember being persistent in my quest to have fun. That little kid is still very much alive and a part of who I am today.

happy in the snow

Persistent enough to force that giant sled down the little icy hills of Charlottesville.

snow time fun

A snow day was much appreciated on Monday as I persistently chased that well-known childhood high.

snowtime cheer

After an adventurous snow day of sledding, plowing through trails and attempting to throw snowballs, it was time to shed some layers and hop back on the work wagon come Tuesday.

back to work from snow day

First, I had tasks for my summer road trip after our big benefit on Sunday evening.

Dress: Nordstrom, Shoes: H&M

Dress: Nordstrom, Shoes: H&M

(Click here for more pictures from the benefit.)

Hours of work were tucked away and then it was off to the gym for yoga and cardio, but not before I snapped several shots of some savory creations.

taking food pictures


basil caprese salad


Basil Greek Nachos


Shrimp salad at Basil


berries dessert in cville

Wait, what was I describing? 😉

Have a great evening!

What goal do you find yourself being overly persistent about?

persistent and consistent

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A Cold Marvelous Monday

Happy Marvelous Monday! I spent the weekend at the Yogaville ashram. Tomorrow I’ll post a recap of my trip- it was fabulous!

The Lotus YogaVille

Marvelous is a weekend full of yoga, and continuing it this week.

do the down dog

Marvelous is an Amy’s frozen meal. This light and lean meal is a little scarce on food though. 😉

Amy's Light N Lean

Marvelous is a bag of beauty products!

Beauty Products

I went to Target today and got a bunch of body butters and lip balms for 75% off as an after Christmas sale. Cha ching!

Stay warm everybody! It’s supposed to get below 0 here. If you get snow, go play. 🙂

cold weather snowman

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?


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Coconut Craisin Oatmeal

I have to tell you, I don’t see value in making New Year’s resolutions. If a change needs to be made, I prefer to make it when it’s needed.

But don’t worry, I still believe in a big NYE celebration.

nye outfit

sober nye party

sober is sexy

Sober is sexy!

I do, however, view each day as a fresh start for new resolutions, like an early morning workout and a big bowl of oats.

coconut craisin oatmeal

Coconut Craisin Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons sweetened coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Craisins
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (or any sweetener)

Add oats, coconut and craisins to a bowl. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil and pour into the bowl. Add Agave. Stir, serve and enjoy. 🙂

I have to admit, I had a big piece of chocolate cake on New Year’s Day.


The next day, I went rock climbing with a friend so that balances it out, right? 😉

rock climbing

Question for the day: What did you do differently on the first day of 2014?

beauty arises from spirit

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New Year’s Eve 2014!

Can you believe it’s time to ring in a new year? Personally I’m ready. Odd numbers are NOT for me. Here’s to 2014!

greet the day


breathe deep

What are your resolutions?

Happy New Year friends!

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