Many of my teacher friends, yoga friends, mommy friends, and family friends have asked me what I do with all my free time now that I am not teaching full-time anymore.  I thought I would post my schedule on various days to answer any questions you may have about my daily life!  (spoiler alert:  I don’t sit around and eat bonbons all day. )

Here is a look at yesterday:

5:00am:  Alarm goes off, get out of bed, get dressed, drink coffee, check emails, feed and let Toby out, write yoga sequence. (I teach the same sequence for a week.  I always switch it up on Thursdays!)

6:00am- Teach yoga class at Y2 Yoga.

7:30am- Back at home, shower, wake my kids up, drink a protein shake, straighten up, feed chickens, make lunches, walk them to the bus stop.

8:45am-walk back home, pack up for the day, and head over to teach my next class.


9:30am- teach yoga class at The Cornwell Center.  I teach the most amazing group of women here.  (I have only had one guy ever participate!)  These women are always ready to try new and exciting poses- and they are so grateful.


10:45am- Make a quick stop at the library to drop off books, and grab a few more.  My kids are big readers, so a library stop twice a week is the usual for me.  Yes.  That book on top is titled, We Give A Squid A Wedgie.  Don’t judge me.  They are reading.

11:00am- Head to Laughing Buddha to have my own practice.  Dawn, the owner, teaches a special 75 minute power yoga class on Thursdays.    This class is slower paced, with long holds in a heated room.  She always brings unique challenges–either with  inversions or variations of traditional poses.  Yesterday, we did standing Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (sundial)  instead of Birds of Paradise.  I did this pose for the Yes Yoga Has Curves photo shoot back in September of last year, and it has always been a favorite of mine.  I loved the standing variation Dawn led us through.

1:00pm- I showered at the studio, ate lunch in the car on the way to run a few errands.  (lunch was chicken breast and mashed avocado–Project 12 approved!)   I deposited a few checks, got gas, then went to the nail salon to see Terry, my favorite!


2:30pm- Took this quick shot of my new short pink nails after my manicure.  I love gel nails and how I can make a manicure last an amazing 3 weeks!  I got a polish change for my toenails, and I drank a pick me up from Starbucks.


3:00pm- I teach a class on Thursday afternoon, so my husband is always in charge of dinner.  He can cook, I promise, but he and Brody had plans, so we needed a quick dinner.  The baked eight from Harris Teeter, with sautéed spinach, and watermelon I already prepped earlier this week.


3:20pm- Made a quick stop at my favorite store in Matthews!  My chickens were low on laying feed and scratch.


3:40pm- Another quick stop for the chickens.  Ah, the life of a chicken farmer never ends!  I go to Whooli’s, a neighborhood bar and grill and few times a week to get vegetable  scraps for my hens.  Look at this lettuce–my chickens eat better than a lot of humans I know!


4:20pm- Teach yoga class at Y2 Yoga.  I am so lucky to be able to have the opportunity to mentor Molly, a recent graduate of yoga teacher training.  Y2 has an amazing mentor/mentee program that really helps new teachers feel comfortable assisting, sequencing, making playlists, and feeling comfortable receiving feedback.

6:00pm- Home to eat dinner!  My absolute favorite time of the day with my family.

6:45pm- Husband and Brody head out to do Boy Scout stuff, and Kadyn and I finish up the dishes, bring the chickens in, and shower.

7:15pm- Kadyn and I watch So You Think You Can Dance from last week.  We rewind Twitch’s wedding dance 3 times.   I love him.

8:00pm- Brody gets home, kids brush teeth, get ready for bed.  (They are allowed to read untill 9:00pm)  I check email, facebook, and  do laundry.

9:00pm- Bed.  Yes.  I am the biggest early bird.  I love going to bed early.  I seriously require 8-10 hours of sleep!

12 Foods, New Combos!


I am so glad I picked an “on the go” meal for one of my 12 foods!  These, along with almonds and Cracker Barrel cheddar cheese sticks have been life savers!


I have had my husband grill burgers once a week.  We found an extra sharp cheddar that is awesome.  I still miss dressing.  But these glass Pyrex bowls are the best.  Please stop putting plastic in the microwave!


Grilled chicken…another grill master item courtesy of my husband.  We had sautéed spinach with toasted almonds on the side.


CharBar 7 has a build your own salad!  I was able to get mine with romaine, bacon, sliced egg, cheese, avocado, and grilled chicken!  It was huge, so I had the rest for dinner that night!


This is one of those things that looks gross, but is amazing!  It’s leftover grilled chicken with avocado, and sliced grape tomatoes!


These little meatloaf muffins were pretty awesome.  I just mixed ground beef, an egg, salt, pepper, almond flour, and some shredded cheddar in a bowl.  I balled up the mixture and put it in a cupcake tin!  350 degrees for 35 minutes.   I hate that  I paired these meat muffins with such a  sad-looking salad.


We checked out Chubz last week with some friends.  These onion rings were so greasy and  amazing and I totally cheated.  I also cannot stop eating peanut butter.  I cheat every other day with giant tablespoons.  I cannot eat almond butter anymore ya’ll.  It is shark week around here, so if I cheat on this whole 12 foods thin– nobody better say a word to me.

I am really ready for September!  I want some buffalo wings with celery and  ranch, a giant steak, and I really miss broccoli, carrots and cucumbers!

Back to School!


I cannot believe I have a 6th and a 2nd grader.  Not only am I too young for this mess, they were just babies last week!


And this is what my son tried to take to school in his backpack today.    He had an atlas, remote control, Orbies,  2 boats, a Frisbee, Pokémon cards,  windup toys, and lots of weapons.  (nun chucks, a fake gun, and one of those star throwers)   I asked about all the weapons in case he thought he was going to be bullied by some big kid on the bus.His response,  ” PROTECTION FROM THE ZOMBIES!”  Oh dear.  My kid is so weird and so awesome.


Speaking of awesome…shouldn’t every sixth grader get a new bed?  A friend of mine just moved and this bed was left there!  It has a desk so she can do all her work, and a vanity to do her “makeup”.  (Which means face moisturizer, lip gloss, and clear mascara. )    She feels super cool since the bed is  from Pottery Barn Teen–even though she is only 11.


Toby is  sad and lonely.  He is only the tiniest bit happy that he can catch up on all his napping now without being in a constant wrestling match with Brody.  Or being dressed in outfits by Kadyn.  And yes, that is my sports bra he is napping with.  He has a boob and/or a foot fetish because he always grabs my bra or my flip flops to snuggle with.


I cannot nap because my head feels like a giant mucas filled balloon.  I went to the minute clinic yesterday…why are they so stingy about those Z-packs?  I am not asking for some oxy  or anything crazy.  I just need some antibiotics.  I know I have a sinus infection.  I get one a year.  I am not going to get immune to the Z-pack.  Give it to me.  She was all nurseystingy-like, “You are young, and I think you can kick this.”  I was like, “No.  I’m old and no I can’t kick this without a Z-pack” (I know I said I was young in the first paragraph of this blog, but I’m in the middle of young and old, so basically I get to pick a side whenever I want.)

Nurse Stingy  laughed like she thought I was joking, and showed me the Mucinex and told me to go home,  rest, drink fluids, (but not vodka) and watch a lot of TV.

DONE.  Jen Hatmaker’s HGTV show is AWESOME!  Plus, I cry because I love her so much and I wish she only knew that we were best friends.

PS- I still went to FlyBarre today.  (I keep my commitments to myself… even if my head is a balloon.)

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