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Inspiration: Yoga

18 Jan

I jumped back onto the Yoga train in December and am so glad that I did. I’ve done yoga since I was 12 with my mom but haven’t been practicing regularly in way too long. The wonderful ladies over at Tough Love Yoga started offering classes at Raw Bronzing Studio in my neighborhood so I decided to check it out.  Being able to walk to yoga (and a perfect spray tan) in less than 5 minutes gives me no excuses not to go. I started out taking lunch hour and night-time drop in classes and then signed up for their Bikini Boot Camp. They have several sessions, but mine meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 PM. Tonight’s class will be my 4th and let me tell you…Neda rocks it out and leaves me sweating and sore (in a good way!).  If you’re in Atlanta and are looking for a way to jump-start your yoga practice this is it.

I found this video yesterday on twitter and I’m pretty sure I watched with my chin on the floor. This woman’s story is incredible (she was a child pop star in Asia) and her strengthen (both emotionally and physically) gives me so much inspiration.

Check out her incredible video below (and her amazing body…damn girl!)

Maybe one day…:).


Local Gem: The Soup Mama

10 Dec

Long before we moved to Atlanta I stumbled upon a wonderful blog by The Soup Mama. It’s about the sweetest, most lovely woman, Liana Sisco, who lives in Atlanta and delivers soup to her neighbors on her bike each Tuesday.

The Soup Mama, Liana

From her website:

The Soup Mama delivers fresh and delicious soup to your home or office by bicycle.  It’s a good thing:  fresh, organic, locally sourced (when available), homemade soup delivered to your door every week.  I deliver the soup in 1 quart mason jars (2 huge servings) along with fabulous bread.   I cook on Monday and deliver on Tuesday.  If you’re not home, no worries:  Just leave a small cooler and I’ll deposit the soup there.  The next week, when I deliver your new soup I’ll pick up last week’s mason jar….just like the milk man (only it’s soup).

The week we moved in, I e-mailed Liana to tell her how excited I was to place my first order. The soup that week was creamy chicken and wild rice. Ben was skeptical. And then he ate the soup. And now we order the soup every week and Tuesday is our favorite dinner night. The Soup Mama won him over :).

This past week Good Day Atlanta followed the Soup Mama around on her delivery day and did a great story on her. Lucky for us, the camera man was around for OUR delivery and….we made the news! Actually, Rocky, Ben’s best friend Dan who is staying with us and I made the news…Ben missed out.

The Boys eating Lentil Soup with Grilled Cheese (yes we eat at the coffee table!)

Check out the article here and video!

German Potato Soup is on the menu for next week! If you’re interested, check out the blog or e-mail The Soup Mama at


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