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A (Good) Long Day

Whew. Tuesdays nearly do me in. I’m barely holding my eyes open on the couch over here while we watch Bridesmaids and I still need to get some work done to prepare for tomorrow.

Although my day was busy, it was full of activities that I love so it’s all good.

Alarm was set for 4:30 a.m so that I could make it to the studio to practice ashtanga before teaching a 7 a.m. yoga class. I was at the studio by 5:20 and had a beautiful practice. Just can’t get enough yoga right now. Practice is feeling so good. I booked it downtown to teach my class and grabbed a coffee on my way in. The energy in the room today was incredible. I left so happy after having a great personal practice and class.

I whipped up a batch of pumpkin waffles for Brandon, Alaina and me when I arrived home from teaching. Fruit and soy-sausage on the side. And lots of fun toppings to choose from.

Caramelized bananas, nut butters, maple syrup, apple and pumpkin butter and greek yogurt. I went with sunflower seed butter, pumpkin butter, bananas, greek yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Part two of my day kicked off at 12:30 with another yoga class and yoga semi-private downtown and then power mixed at the studio.

I stopped on my way to the studio for a smoothie at Berrybrook Farm. I went with the “Mean Green” which had bananas, some other fruit and spirulina (which made it green). I sucked it down in about 5 minutes flat.

I ended my day back downtown at the Y to teach BodyPump. I was so excited to get to teach with Andre. We have been teaching the Thursday evening class together for a while now but got separated a few weeks ago when I switched with another instructor to cover Tuesdays. He was subbing tonight and we had so much fun! Love teaching with him! 🙂

Brandon got to pick dinner tonight and he chose chicken parmesan. Honestly, I wasn’t super excited about this dinner given that we just had pizza last night but chicken parm is always delicious. I skipped the noodles in favor of a large salad and lots of bread dipped in olive oil. Mmm…

I just ate a piece of vegan maple cake with pumpkin frosting and it was amazing. I am too lazy to edit more photos so I will tell you the story of how I acquired this delicious cake tomorrow!

What are your favorite waffle/pancake toppings?

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) October 25, 2011, 11:01 pm

    Peanut butter, bananas and syrup are my favorite waffle toppings!

  • Kelly @foodiefresh October 26, 2011, 6:42 am

    You have reminded me that I’ve got to get my hands on a waffle iron. 🙂 I love maple syrup and Greek yogurt as toppings…and sometimes nut butter.

    • Jen October 26, 2011, 5:28 pm

      Waffles are a staple in our house! Brandon always looks at me like I’m crazy when I put Greek yogurt on them!

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate October 26, 2011, 7:14 am

    Peanut butter, bananas, maple syrup, and greek yogurt are a must for pancakes 😉

  • Wade Leaphart October 26, 2011, 12:36 pm

    Link to the pic from yesterday’s afternoon session. Such amazing form. http://twitpic.com/75q9dk

    • Jen October 26, 2011, 5:28 pm

      wade – this provided a good laugh this afternoon. you guys are rocking the side plank! 🙂

  • Jen@FoodFamilyFitness October 26, 2011, 12:56 pm

    What was in your dinner salad? It looks perfect!!! Fave waffle toppings: bananas, any type of fruit, pumpkin butter and sometimes I go for the simple maple syrup only.

    • Jen October 26, 2011, 5:29 pm

      mixed greens, strawberries, feta, dried cranberries and almonds with balsamic honey dijon vinaigrette.

      and i agree. sometimes a little butter and syrup is all you need!

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