Q: How do you stay in shape with such a busy schedule?
Luckily, part of my job is spinning on a bike! Along with being the Assistant Store Manager at the new lululemon athletica store on Knox Street (#knoxrocks), I also teach 5-7 classes per week as Master Instructor at BEYOND Pedaling in Snider Plaza. And yes, I pedal just as hard as you do during those 45 minutes
I also try to throw in a couple of Pilates sessions and yoga every week. I’m currently doing a September yoga challenge–30 days of yoga! I like being busy…
Q: For many people like you – on the run all day, what advice would you give for getting in some healthy meals?
Cook larger portions of healthy meals so that you have leftovers for the next few days to take to work. Cut up some veggies on Sunday to have grab-and-go snacks ready for the week. Keep your pantry stocked with staples to make quick and easy meals that don’t stress you out. Bored of your everyday fare? Check out Pinterest for new healthy options. Or just get creative with what you have on hand!
Q: Is there a skin or beauty product that, if put out of production, would drive you to track down the last remaining stock on ebay?
I’m super basic with my beauty routine since I’m running from one place to the next, BUT I do love coconut oil lotion, Rosebud salve and Rosehip facial serum.
Q: What has been the #1 challenge in starting and running your new store?
Learning in the moment. New store = new questions, new people, new challenges, new victories. I don’t know all of the answers or situations yet…and that’s okay. We have to be okay with not knowing all of the answers and embracing “the process.” The team is INCREDIBLE and the Dallas lululemon guests have been supportive and loving. We couldn’t be happier right now. Come visit.
Q: Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day?
I’d like a few more hours for (a) sleeping (you don’t want to know how many hours I get per night) and (b) playlisting (yes, I made it a verb).
Q: What are some of your workout essentials?
Love me some Spotify and music blogs–I have several that I read religiously. For footwear: my Pearl Izumi All Roads for spin or New Balance Minimus shoes for running around. For clothing: lululemon, obviously. I literally live in athletic wear, and lululemon has the best mix of pieces for different workouts and lifestyles. I have to wear sweat-wicking items for spin (look for the products containing luxtreme or silverescent!). Oh, and espresso and coconut water. Those are definite pre- and post-workout necessities.
Q: #1 vacation spot?
Something active like hiking or being outdoors. I’ve loved sightseeing in Europe and would adore to go back. I’m not big on the beach scene…too boring. As you can tell, I like to be on the move.
Q: Lastly, why do you cleanse with Roots?
Juicing was all the rage when I lived in Venice, California, a few years ago. I got into it there and then met Brent right when he was starting Roots Juices. I’ve done the three-day cleanse and the five-day, and I was able to maintain a normal workout schedule during both. The key is this: you MUST eat clean leading up to the cleanse and EASE out of the cleanse cleanly too. People who have pizza and wine the night before won’t feel so great. Your body will be too shocked by the change. I love how Roots Juice cleanses give you that little spark to get back into a healthy routine if you’ve been slipping for a while. Who wants to do one soon?!
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