The LTB Report... Happy Holidays Edition

With the Christmas season upon us... only 9 more days!!!... it seemed only fitting to interview one of Santa himself's hardworking elves. This cheerful beauty's giving nature spans far beyond just the holiday season however. She's bringing smiles, joy, warm meals, clothes and toys to those less fortunate throughout the entire year. In fact, this remarkable mother of three, loving wifey and hardcore LTB-er has one main goal - to leave people happier than they were when she found them. And that she certainly does. You'll see her bubbly personality and heart of pure gold shine through below in this holiday edition of The Live Taste Beam Report and be immediately inspired to spread some holiday cheer and goodwill yourself. Oh, and did I mention, this wonder woman also lost 85 lbs in a year and a half but gained so much more along the way in the form of self-love, confidence and an oblique {<--- her words! hahaha}. Everyone, meet Molly Gregory. 

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PB&Julie's Holiday Gift Guide

So, if you haven't finished shopping, make somebody's day {like your's... I'm not telling ;)} and pick up one of these gifts. When buying gifts, think how what you're buying can make a difference. Like, shop local. Give the gift of health. And vote with your dollar... use your consumer power to make a difference by supporting companies that are changing the world for the better. This gift guide takes all the guesswork out of giving with heart. Check it out... 

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Pure Barre PLATFORM - Bigger, Faster and TUCKING Awesome!

I've been dying {dying} to share this secret with you all for quite awhile now. Remember when I alluded to crazy loving a new "life-changing, calorie torching, is-this-twerking?, burn-in-all-the-good-places, hello skinny jeans favorite something" in my last Wednesday Loving Post here? Well, here it is my friends! Rolling out nationwide {look for it at your local studio soon!}, Pure Barre Platform is just another freaking awesome way Pure Barre will CHANGE your body. Lucky enough for us here in Lake Norman, we've been able to take these waitlisted, heart-pounding, hard-core Pure Barre classes for about a month now. And, we've lived to tell about it. See what people including LKN's favorite #girlboss Katie Moscovitch are saying about this BIG new cardio complement to the traditional "smaller is better" lift.tone.burn. you've come to love...

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What I'm Loving Wednesday! Head to Toe Edition!

Oooh, I've got some goodies to share with you this week! I'm excited just thinking about them. I don't find things I love so very often, thus why I'm not posting this feature on the weekly. I'm not going to make up favorite things just so I can write a blog... that's not how I roll. Here's my real favorite fav's in no particular order...

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The Pure Barre Pure Madness March 20 in 31 Challenge. Done.

April 1st. I thought I'd sleep in. Tucked cozy and tight in my big, fluffy bed waiting until my 8 mos old alarm sounded urging me awake. Instead, my Fitbit reminded me of my self-inflicted 4am wake up call so I can fit a bit of "me time" in my jam-packed days. Thinking of turning the pesky vibrating alarm off and rolling over to fall back into some much needed sleep, a little voice inside nudged me to get up, feed baby girl, put on my space dyes and sticky socks and make my way to the studio for 55 minutes of the day that is mine and mine alone. Pure Madness might have ended but for my newfound motivation, it was only the beginning.

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The Dairy Myth Plus 3 Ways to Build Healthy Bones

Milk is good for everything right? It builds strong bones. It aids in weight loss. It is the best source of calcium. We have been told this our whole lives. Celebrities tell you to drink milk while sporting cute white mustaches in all of your favorite magazines. Even your mom probably offered a warm glass of milk at night to help you fall asleep. Milk has more than likely been a huge component of your diet since your first birthday; becoming so normal you've never thought to actually take a step back and think about what you're actually consuming. Why would you? The message is everywhere, "Milk Does a Body Good." But, does it really?

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