Paint your food in color


It’s a cloudy rainy day here in Indy. Hopefully it clears up by tomorrow morning.

Depending on the weather I may wear,

Shorts? Pants? Tights?

Long sleeve? Short sleeve shirt?

Perhaps an umbrella? ūüôā

to tomorrows mini-marathon.

So many choices, and so¬†much to do today. Wouldn’t it be great if we could stop¬†the clock¬†to get some work done or even¬†rest!¬†¬† I feel like I have so much to do but no matter how hard I try nothing seems to¬†¬†get done. Ughhh!

okay, okay, this is not a itch-fest, I’m just sayin.

Today’s agenda:

  • First things first, 500 festival mini-marathon¬† expo¬† (so excited)
  • Buy a new¬†watch (lost mine)
  • Pick up a few grocery’s (pasta)
  • Bake some goodies (distressor)
  • 20 minute run (warm up the legs)
  • Rest (must must¬†do)

I’m not the type of person who like to sit still for more than an hour. Go figure.

Breakfast this morning was heavy in carbs but lighter than yesterday’s Maria bowl.

Isn’t it pretty?

Swirled pancakes

  • 1 serving of kodiak cakes
  • topped with 2 tbsp lfv yogurt
  • 1 tbsp homemade raspberry sauce {warm berries in a sauce pot add a small amount of water and a pinch of sugah)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower nut butter
  • 1/2 small banana

After applying the toppings take a knife and swirl away.

May your day be full of color


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¬†ūüôā

birthday pancakes

Happy 10th birthday (little apron) L.A!

A whole decade wiser and a little bit sweeter.

This morning I woke up and made her some kodiac pancakes, one with chocolate chips and the other with coconut and walnuts.

Make a wish!

The two cakes on the left are hers and the two on the right are mine.

I added fresh raspberries to one, and sliced banana and flax-seed to the other.

Topped with:

  • banana
  • new years granola
  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1¬†tbsp kodiac mountain berry syrup

Strong java in a pottery cup, made by L.a

Busy day today

  • Balance checkbook done 1/5
  • workout: weights, 2 mile run done 1/5
  • lunch done 1/5
  • gift shopping done 1/5
  • cupcake baking?
  • dinner at Red Lobster (annual tradition)

The girl likes seafood, crab legs especially. She takes after her momma what can I say?

See ya later ūüôā