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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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Monday is for Martin

Happy MLK day. Hopefully you get the day off or a low-key day. 🙂

MLK quote

Let’s jump into Marvelous Monday.

Marvelous is a chocolate fortune and a healthy dinner on Friday night. That orange was on point.

friday chocolate and dinner

Marvelous is Mexican food and girls night on Saturday evening.

guadalajara dinner

girls night

Marvelous is yep, Sunday brunch. 🙂

Marvelous is this brownie mix I made for Sunday night’s potluck dinner at C’ville Coffee. They were quite delicious!

ooey gooey chocolate brownie mix

Marvelous is a great workout this morning with positive reading material.

train your brain

Question: Do you like reading during cardio?


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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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Inhale calm, Exhale stress

I just got back from my second yoga class of the day. Some days just call for extra exercise.

inhale calm exhale stress

Whether you’re struggling with holiday stress, winter time blues, unhealthy habits, or confusion, take a minute to calm yourself. Prayer and meditation work wonders.

And into a bowl of chocolate oatmeal ;)

And so does a bowl of chocolate oatmeal 😉

My mantra lately is “slow down.” With a career based around the the Internet and social media, it can be hard to take time away from technology and relax. Balance is key.

Mint tea is my best friend next to my laptop

Mint tea is my best friend, next to my laptop

I’ve been working to enjoy more of little things in life like reading, attending workout classes and hanging with loved ones, and just working to get out of my over-active mind.

forget yourself

Question for the evening: How do you find calmness in your life?

Have a relaxing weekend and don’t forget to enter my chocolate giveaway!

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