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What you don’t see…

My weeks start off so busy and then kind of taper off. I like it that way. It’s nice to be really productive at the beginning of the week and reduce the intensity as it goes on. Mondays and Tuesdays are usually my very busiest days of the week (remember my “Day in the Life” post?). Today was no exception.

During the craziness of the day I only ended up photographing my lunch and dinner but I thought it would be eye-opening to share with you all the things that went undocumented. This is not meant to be another post discussing how “I don’t post everything I eat” but more of an FYI.

Alarm went off at 5:40 a.m. Actually rolled out of bed at 5:50 a.m. Made coffee, showered, dressed, packed bag, wrote out personal training plan for AM client and ate a banana muffin with sunflower butter and pumpkin butter.

Left at 6:30 a.m. to teach a 7 vinyasa flow. Guzzled coffee during class and then trained a client at 8:15. Debated skipping my yoga practice today but was inspired by my morning yogis so drove to Y2 and took the 9:15 hot vinyasa where I proceeded to get my booty kicked by one Johnna Smith. I may not be able to move tomorrow.

At one point in time I almost left class because I was so hungry. I made lunch immediately when I arrived home.

Salad with spinach, arugula/baby greens mix, smoked salmon, carrots, almonds, feta, dried cranberries, avocado and dijon honey balsamic vinaigrette. Beer bread on the side.

What you don’t see…a handful of pretzels as I was making my salad, half of a turkey sandwich slider that Brandon put on my plate, a Christmas cookie and a some chocolate covered raisins.

I taught another vinyasa flow class at 12:30 and then had a group private. I grabbed a double espresso soy latte between the two because I was feeling really tired. The coffee perked me right up and my afternoon yoga classes thanked me for it! 😉

I ate a Peanut Butter Cookie Luna Bar on my way to Y2 to teach my fourth (and final!) class of the day. Class was awesome.

I was starving when I got home so I snacked on pita chips and hummus while I cooked dinner.

Loved my dinner creation. Sautéed sole filets topped with a mixture of sautéed tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, olives, parsley, feta and garlic. Pine nut couscous and roasted broccoli on the side.

What you don’t see…a glass of red wine + the ice cream that’s about to go in my belly! The big question is what I’m going to put on it. I’m working with plain vanilla here. And we’re out of chocolate syrup. The horror!

Time to watch the Anthony Bourdain holiday special and then pass out.

What are your favorite ice cream toppings? 

{ 40 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Jen W December 13, 2011, 10:08 pm

    I like to sprinkle nutmeg on plain vanilla ice cream. Preferably Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla, but they don’t sell that up here in VA. Lame. 🙂

    • 2
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:24 pm

      oh boo! we can get blue bell here in NC. that’s crazy you can’t get it in VA!

  • 3
    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 13, 2011, 10:10 pm

    Try peanut butter on your ice cream 🙂

    • 4
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:25 pm

      lurve PB on my ice cream. especially dark chocolate dreams! 😉

  • 5
    Dani December 13, 2011, 10:27 pm

    i’m with Matt. Peanut butter makes everything better!!!

  • 6
    Courtney @ Cookin Up Life December 13, 2011, 10:58 pm

    Cookie Dough… or fruit with dark chocolate chips 🙂

  • 7
    Bonnie December 13, 2011, 11:21 pm

    Great to see the things that go undocumented…it’s good to know you eat more than just what we see in pictures (sometimes I wonder how people do it!) – definitely able to relate to the handful of this or that while making a meal. 🙂

    As for a topping, I agree on the PB! Or how about some cinnamon? Love that mixed with vanilla – OR all three together? I’ve done it before! YUM…enjoy! 😀

    • 8
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:26 pm

      tons goes undocumented. i would go CRAZY if i photographed all of my meals and everything i ate. love the flexibility of posting whatever just to give y’all an idea of my overall eating style. never want this to be a “food diary.”

      • 9
        Bonnie December 14, 2011, 11:43 pm

        I’m the same on my blog – don’t want my blog to be the same. 🙂 Sometimes it’s nice to hear about the in-betweens though! Today part of my in-betweens included some peppermint bark. YUM – tis the season! 😉

  • 10
    Sam December 14, 2011, 12:31 am

    Homemade Caramel Sauce! I made it for Thanksgiving and am probably going to make it again for dinner!

  • 12
    irunthere4iam December 14, 2011, 12:39 am

    Raspberries and chocolate shavings! I used to keep a food diary and a LOT of snacking ended up going undocumented!

  • 13
    Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) December 14, 2011, 7:01 am

    I love dark chocolate chips and cookie dough or brownie bites. YUM!

  • 14
    Bess @ Bess Be Fit December 14, 2011, 7:45 am

    You deserve a glass of wine and ice cream after that long day! I’m inspired by how you manage to juggle so much and do it so well! I would be a stressball! I guess yoga helps with that also 🙂

    • 15
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:27 pm

      bess – i most definitely have not perfected the “juggling act” – there is lots of work to be done to find a happy medium but for now i love what i do so it’s all worthwhile. and yes, the yoga helps! 🙂

  • 16
    Heather @ Run Eat Play December 14, 2011, 8:18 am

    Your salad and fish look amazing! I love anything with feta. I think I have ice cream everyday that goes undocumented. 🙂 I love hot fudge, but peppermint ice cream is my fav!

    • 17
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:28 pm

      i really don’t think i could live without ice cream. sigh…

      hot fudge + peppermint ice cream sounds like an amazing combo!

  • 18
    HRCK December 14, 2011, 9:23 am

    I always find posts about “what you don’t see” so interesting. And I’ve wondered before how you manage to get home late in the evening and cook dinner without eating as you fix things– I struuuggle to wait until everything’s all prepared, so it’s nice to know that others snack too 🙂

    • 19
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:29 pm

      it is super tough to eat so late (8:30 or 9) and hold off on snacking. i try to just eat a late afternoon snack (4:30 or 5) to hold me over. most of the time i have to at least have a handful or something while i’m cooking to get me through!

  • 20
    Courtney December 14, 2011, 9:34 am

    Are your sole filet’s fresh? Do you always buy fresh fish for the night you prepare it??

    And…the horror…I don’t love ice cream! I’m a sucker for brownies! 🙂

    • 21
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:29 pm

      they were fresh – i always buy fish the day i prepare it!

      brownies are delicious! 🙂

  • 22
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers December 14, 2011, 10:09 am

    Ice cream and wine – two things that may not seem like a good pairing but still usually work. The two succeed in making any night much more relaxing!

    • 23
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:30 pm

      totally 100% completely agree!

  • 24
    Kerstin Thompson December 14, 2011, 12:01 pm

    I actually love honey and cinnamon on my vanilla ice cream!

  • 25
    Kristy December 14, 2011, 12:08 pm

    crumbled reese’s PB cups on top of vanilla ice cream = YUM!!!!!!

    • 26
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:30 pm

      one of my all time faves. reese’s cup blizzards are a serious love of mine! try to limit them to very special occasions! 😉

  • 27
    Devon @FastFoodie December 14, 2011, 12:41 pm

    I’ll add another vote for peanut butter. Love peanut butter on my (coconut milk) ice cream.

    • 28
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:31 pm

      i haven’t tried coconut milk ice cream but i know i would love it! must!

  • 29
    Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) December 14, 2011, 1:04 pm

    peanut butter chips!

  • 30
    JennyV December 14, 2011, 1:07 pm

    coconut flake and malt powder…

  • 31
    Meghan @ Struggle Muffins December 14, 2011, 2:42 pm

    Holy smokes that is a busy day! I find that when I even just teach 3 classes my head is spinning by the end of the day. I don’t know how you keep up that pace and manage to switch gears between personal training and yoga – impressive!

    • 32
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:32 pm

      it’s kind of crazy…i just go into “autopilot” mode now. i’ve had a ton going on lately but i can just turn it off when it’s time to teach or train and get it done.

  • 33
    Becca December 14, 2011, 4:55 pm

    I’m impressed…that is quite the day! As far as toppings go, I steer clear from toppings but ALWAYS eat my ice cream out of a mug and add milk. I guess it is kind of like a milkshake, but so much better!

    • 34
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:32 pm

      that is so interesting! sounds like something my husband would like! it is kind of milkshake-esque!

  • 35
    She Rocks Fitness December 14, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Favorite topping is crumbled Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…Have you been watching “The Layover” on Travel with Anthony? It’s awesome. So far the best episode was when he was in NYC! Love his shows. Impressed with your appetite! HA! Mine totally back fired on me today. Strength training makes me hungry and didn’t eat enough yesterday. Hate when that happens!

    • 36
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:33 pm

      we are watching the miami layover on DVR right now! i love anything with anthony!

      gah, all of my workouts and just being active all day make me SO hungry. it’s tough to stay on top of it sometimes and make sure i’m fueling correctly!

  • 37
    Jen@FoodFamilyFitness December 14, 2011, 6:04 pm

    I don’t eat fish, but the mixture on top looks to die for and something I’ll be trying on chicken one day very soon!!!

    • 38
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:34 pm

      it would be so good on chicken too!

  • 39
    Megan@eatmybeets December 14, 2011, 7:21 pm

    Ah what a day! You posting that made me realize that I don’t think I would want to be a full-time trainer/group-ex teacher(not that i do any of that at the moment)

    • 40
      Jen December 14, 2011, 9:34 pm

      haha – i looooooovvvveee it and haven’t looked back a single day since leaving my job in advertising. the hardest thing is having to be “on” all the time!

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