a day in the life of my stomach…


1 serving of kodiac pancakes. These pancakes are great! Just add water! No eggs or oil!

Topped with 1 small banana, 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s peanut butter cream cheese (look it up), 1 tbsp apple buttah, and a sprinkle of chia seeds.

Kept me full: all morning, throughout and after 75 minutes of HOT vinyasa yoga. In class we worked on hand stands, and I can almost do one!! I  just need a little more confidence and better concentration. My teacher made a good point today, something along the lines of (strength is more than physical it’s also mental). Meaning be in the moment, focus on the now and allow your inner strength to shine through.


My very first Whole Foods salad bar. Lettuce, cabbage, artichokes, beans, quinoa, cauliflower, beets, peas, zucchini, blue cheese and avocado lime dressing, and an apple (from home).

I also purchased a sparkling water and a hugh jass roll. The roll was FULL of  nuts: pepitas, poppy seeds and some other things? I toasted it first, ate most of it and tossed the rest.

After lunch I had a 1:00 appt with my new hairdresser. To be revealed soon.

Second workout of the day was with the Little Apron and her school running club. It’s so nice to be a running mentor to 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

Dinner inspiration was pizza. Shrimp, onions and bar- b- que sauce were involved.

I sauteed 1 white onion in evoo, added 1 # of shrimp. 1/4 cup of bar- b- que sauce and 1/4 cup H2O.

Simmered for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile I rolled out the dough (trader joe’s brand) and pre-baked it for about 7 minutes before adding the toppings. I think baking the dough first makes for a crispier crust. Once the shrimp/onion mixture was added I then topped it with pepper, garlic powder and a very small amount of mozzarella cheese.

Side salad of course.

And some very cheap white wine that was suprisingly good. Tisdale chardonnay all the way.


Chocolate covered pretzels.

Happy Wednesday! I’m on way over to peas and crayons 🙂


Pre-game warm up

Thanks for all the kind comments yesterday.

According to my training schedule Sunday was supposed to be a rest day but I felt like getting in some hot yoga. I went to a 12:45 class entitled “Pre-game warm up flow”. It was 75 minutes of pure bliss. It’s so nice to get away in the middle of day and do something for yourself. After class I took a short walk to Good Earth and grabbed a Kombucha. It felt like 40 degrees outside which is a heck of a lot better than the chilly 20’s we’ve been having lately.

I snapped a few photos on the way.



The gingerberry flavor was nice and light on the stomach but not very effervescent. I miss the original formula 😦

Once I got home I took a quick shower and put a few finishing touches on the buffalo chicken dip and lemon cakes.

I think I scored big points with the hubs and his buds on this one.

Recipes coming soon.

My co-worker and friend Joules brought these fudgy football shaped brownies.

 Not just any brownie but Nutella frosted brownies! I think I may have started something.

 We look-alike, no?

We had a great time watching the game and commercials but the half-time was show was the best part. The  Black Eyed Peas did an amazing  job, Fergie rocked the shoulder pads, she was Fergalicious. The BEP’s will always a have a spot on my playlist, great running music. I had a sampling of foods throughout the night, waaaaay too much I’m sure. One of my favorite dishes besides the brownies was Cassie’s spinach artichoke dip.

Spinach, artichokes, cream cheese and parmesan cheese, what’s not to love.

To wash down the pizza and spicy buffalo dip, Leinenkugel Berry Weiss. Hints of blackberry and elderberry make for a nice girly beer or dessert drink.

Two parties in two days equals one tired girl. I’m ready to get back on track and do what I do best, eat well, run, yoga, and sleep…atleast until the next party or holiday of course.