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Loving Lately

I’m short on time but full of inspiration. You’re going to have to be patient with me over the next few weeks because so much of my attention is focused on work and opening our new location right now. Exciting but consuming. So here is a quick look at some things that I am loving lately.

The National Peanut Board for sending me a care package full of peanut-themed goodies. They thanked me for being such a good ambassador of peanuts. I do what I can. πŸ˜‰

On that note, my package included Peanut Butter & Co.’s Mighty Maple and it’s safe to say I’m obsessed.

Under Armour’s Fly-By Mesh Tank – it’s so lightweight and breathable and it kind of feels like I’m wearing nothing…in a good way. It’s nice not to have a tight workout tank clinging to my stomach (because some days you don’t want your tank to cling!). I really like the racerback and the cut provides for complete freedom of movement throughout the shoulders.

Cooking. Last night’s dinner…sweet chili glazed tofu with coconut ginger quinoa and green beans sauteed with baby portobellos and seasame seeds.

Baking. French lemon yogurt cake with lemon glaze.

And finally, these two songs:

I’ve been playing this one during standing series in my yoga classes.

I’ve been playing this one during seated work and savasana and so many of my students have asked for the name of the song. It’s beautiful!

What are you loving lately?Β 

{ 31 comments… add one }
  • Sara May 14, 2012, 5:25 pm

    Bath and Body Works’ new scent, Wild Citrus Sunflower. I am OBSESSED.

  • Miriam@Bellaspire May 14, 2012, 5:27 pm

    I love your package!! You are a great peanut ambassador πŸ™‚ Lately I’ve been loving the PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams! I’d love to try the Mighty Maple!

  • Heather May 14, 2012, 5:34 pm

    PB&Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful. OH. MY. GOSH. It’s so, so delicious!

  • nicole @ simply Nicole May 14, 2012, 5:54 pm

    Lately I’ve been loving Essie nail polishes!

  • Amanda @flecksofgreen May 14, 2012, 6:04 pm

    Wow–that peanut butter basket looks amazing! How did you become an ambassador of peanuts??

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets May 14, 2012, 6:05 pm

    We’ve been loving our new George Foreman grill. Yes, it came out like years ago, but my husband and I just bought our first one…and I love it.

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) May 14, 2012, 7:15 pm

    I want to try every PB&Co flavor. Mighty Maple sounds mighty fine πŸ™‚

    I’ve been loving my dehydrator…. jerky, apple chips, kale chips, oh my!

  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit May 14, 2012, 7:29 pm

    I spy Byrds mill peanut flour in that box. Love that stuff! I’m currently obsessed with sweet potatoes. Like cannot get enough.

  • Catriona May 14, 2012, 7:29 pm

    Oh i love William Fitzsimmons! I used to listen to him a lot during finals bc he’s so relaxing!

    That maple peanut butter sounds amazing! There’s a peanut butter company here in VT (Vermont Peanut Butter Company) that has some awesome flavors i’m dying to try! Like cinamon raisin, yum!!!

  • Erin May 14, 2012, 7:38 pm

    Kind of random, but I’ve been loving the “Stuff You Should Know” podcasts. Such a fun way to pass the time on easy runs πŸ˜€

    And that peanut basket looks amazing!!

    • Becca May 14, 2012, 9:37 pm

      These look cool! Thanks for posting about the “Stuff You Should Know” podcasts!

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 14, 2012, 7:46 pm

    Very very jealous of that care package.

  • Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third May 14, 2012, 7:58 pm

    I’ve been LOVING roasted green beans recently… can’t get enough!

  • jill robinson May 14, 2012, 8:01 pm

    Hi Jen,
    I wanted to say that my husband and I are obsessed with Peanut Butter Co. white chocolate peanute butter and the dark chocolate dreams. This is going to sound crazy, but we went through 4 jars of it last week. Although it is him and I and are 2 sons, and we use it for our green smoothies, protein shakes, pb&j sandwiches to and probably the most with just a spoon out of the jar. Yummy!!!!

    Love love your blog. Getting ready to do a warrior dash in huntersville, nc this sunday!! Pumped and excited!!!:!)

  • sana May 14, 2012, 8:03 pm

    I am a huge fan of Under Armour!!! And of course lulu!

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit May 14, 2012, 8:08 pm

    I’m loving those songs too after your recommendation, I did some yoga upstairs at my house and listened. Love them. I’m also loving my new PB Crave flavors especially “Cookie Nookie” which is cookie dough flavored PB…sigh! (having a giveaway right now and just baked delicious cookie dough peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars…oh yes) and I’ve been needing my glass of wine nightly the past few nights.

  • wymberley May 14, 2012, 8:56 pm

    you should totally keep putting up your favorite songs! i’m making a new playlist tonight and these may make the list.

  • Alaina May 14, 2012, 9:20 pm

    I love the Mighty Maple! It has a nice subtle grittiness to it.

    Lately I’m loving nonfat Mistos with sugar free caramel. The perfect little pick me up. πŸ™‚

    • Alaina May 14, 2012, 9:22 pm

      I would also love that recipe for the lemon cake! πŸ™‚

  • Becca May 14, 2012, 9:33 pm

    I am loving working out for myself. I have not taught one group fitness class since the day before Easter. At first I thought I would miss teaching, but I don’t at all! It feels great to just show up to take a class. So, in short, I’m loving being a gym rat!

  • Linda May 14, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Hmmm, Peanut Butter Co….where do you get that?? Sounds great! Obsessed with Justins right now.

  • kristen May 14, 2012, 11:36 pm

    I’m now obsessed with the Take you Higher song…Thank you! And I’m especially loving raspberries and black berries right now πŸ™‚

  • Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More May 14, 2012, 11:38 pm

    Peanut Butter & Co. has the best stuff!

  • Lisa May 15, 2012, 12:02 am

    Peanut butter is always something I’m loving. I’ve also been loving kabocha squash and anything coconut. Coconut flour and coconut butter especially. SO good.

  • Theresa @ a spoonful of sunshine May 15, 2012, 12:32 am

    awww that little stuffed peanut is adorable!! I can’t wait to hear all your reviews about the various peanut products!

  • nicole May 15, 2012, 8:10 am

    Hi! Did you ever post the recipe to the avocado cake or that delicious looking lemon bread? I would love to try them! thx

  • Amanda May 15, 2012, 10:33 am

    Your dinner looked so yummy !! I purchased tofu for the first time, and have absolutely no idea how to cook it. What is a good marinade? Any tips or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you!

  • Clara May 15, 2012, 11:46 am

    Jen- I would literally pay you to make me playlists! Your music selection is always so so good. Currently listening to all of William Fitzsimmon’s songs :).

  • Robyn May 15, 2012, 12:06 pm

    LOVE the songs!

  • Laura May 15, 2012, 11:19 pm

    Love your blog, motivation, energy, and spirit Jen! Hope to see the recipe for the lemon cake soon : ) xo wishing you a beautiful rest of the week!

  • Kat May 17, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Another request for the French lemon yogurt cake recipe please !

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