Behind The Butter

Another Page, Another Headstand

Clearly my home is a yoga studio. I mean who really needs a couch when you have three mats?


I washed all my mats with lemon water today. Apparently that’s supposed to be an all natural mat cleanser…who knew? Keeping yoga mats out is also a great procrastination tool when you say…have to write a book or something. I would write a page then do jumping squats or a tripod headstand. Another page, another headstand. I think being upside down gets my creative juices flowing.

Also, I’ve been STARVING all day. For a snack, I had a pear with cinnamon and almond butter—-


And then may or may not have dug my hand numerous times into the bag of blue corn chips. Oh, the temptation! In an effort to finally feed my screaming stomach, I made a large pancake for dinner!

Pancakes always do the trick! ‘Specially when you top them with yogurt, almond butter (3rd time having almond butter today…I’m on a roll!), pumpkin butter and raspberry syrup. Absolutely.
That’s how I roll!
Just got my fundraising page up and ready for the Echelon Gran Fondo!!!!!! Click here to visit the page and make a donation. 100% of proceeds go to cancer research and, remember, no amount is too small. It all makes a difference! I have to raise $5,000 by May…please help me obtain this goal!
Also, if anyone local (or not local but who is willing to come here for the event!) wants to join my TEAM and raise money with me, you can do so here. So far, the team is just Rocky and I…that is, once I fully convince him to do it. 😉

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  • Janice (O.S.M.B.)
    January 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I’m SO wanting to travel out there and hop on a bike with you. Can’t imagine a greater way to enjoy that part of the country, OR raise money for cancer research (clearly something I care a lot about). If only I weren’t a full-time student… will definitely put aside some to donate, however 🙂

  • holly the healthy everythingtarian
    January 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    congrats on the fundraising for a good cause! that is amazing, and i love the idea of cleaning mats with lemon water. i need to do that. mine is in disgusting need of a good wash down 🙂

  • Megan
    January 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Hey Jenna- I am really interesting in joining your team. I bike enthusiast and this sounds really fun. How amazing would it be to ride my bike through Napa Valley? Is this just a century ride or is it a race?

  • eatmovelove
    January 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Holy Headstand!! How long have you been practicing yoga anyways?? It’s a challenge for me just to get my hips down for a basic diamond pose LOL – pathetic.
    Anyways, congrats on the fundraising – anything for charity and out of the heart is good.

  • Ameena
    January 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I wish I could join you! If only life didn’t get in the way of all the things I wanted to do. Great job on your fundraising efforts…such a great cause!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    if i could find a road bike i would totally look into coming out there! will be donating soon 🙂

    headstands are so great for creativity…at the very least it gives you something to do until you get creative again 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    January 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    The pix of Dexter extremely cute, esp in the pink bag. Have no doubt you’ll make/exceed your goal, esp since have til May. Might start off a bit slower than normal, just because many focused on raising donations for Haiti right now.

  • Mandy
    January 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I really want a yoga mat, but i can’t find them anywhere near by. Need to get on that soon though, hardwood isn’t kind during exercise.

    Pancake looks awesome yo.

  • Mama Pea
    January 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I wonder if lemon water gets off green crayon? Damn kids.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    When I saw your Tweet about the tripod headstand earlier, I thought you were trying to take a photo of you doing a headstand with a tripod. Hahaha…shows how much I know about yoga ; )

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    P.S. I am currently eating AB out of the jar by the spoonful. You’re a bad influence, Jenna ; )

  • Jil
    January 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    hahaha Love the your area rugs. haha 🙂 The food looks delish and I can’t blame you for contantly digging into a bag of blue corn chips — yummm.

  • Anne
    January 13, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I have heard that headstands help with energy (taking it up a notch) so that would help with creativity, right?

  • Stef
    January 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    tea tree oil is a great mat cleaner too, diluted a bit!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    January 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Wow, thanks for the great tip on how to clean your yoga mat. I have two that are quite nasty and stinky. I have debated putting them in the washer, but I heard that was bad. I didn’t know what to do. The lemon water is a lot less expensive than actual mat cleaners as well! Thanks again!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    January 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I know vinegar is a good cleaner but I didn’t know lemon worked on mats – great tip!

  • Becky
    January 14, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I can’t believe you still don’t have a sofa! You should look on freecycle and see if there’s one in your area available. People get rid of the most random stuff on freecycle, and some of it is still really nice!

  • simpledaisy
    January 14, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Oh I wish I could join you in the ride!! I am riding in a century in September! I rode 75 miles last year and with the proper training it’s not that bad!! But the training does take it out of you!! The good thing is….you get to eat more since you are burning so many extra calories!!!!!
    I burned something like 2500 calories during the 75 miles ride!!!!!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 14, 2010 at 3:23 am

    It’s good to know that a little lemon water can clean a yoga mat. I was hesitant to purchase one of those expensive yoga mat cleansing sprays, not I’m relieved to know that won’t be necessary.

    Love the pancake dinner! I was just perusing the Kodiak site last night…I’m think it’s time to invest.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 14, 2010 at 3:37 am

    I always find my hand in the bag of blue corn chips! THey are soooo yummy.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 14, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I should probably give the yoga mats at my house a good clean, thanks for the reminder

  • Madison (madisonruns)
    January 14, 2010 at 4:06 am

    That pancake looks divine! Nom nom nom.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 14, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Blue corn chips are sooo addicting!

  • Sarah
    January 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Maybe you did not buy a couch because you don’t want to own a lot of stuff in California. I’m currently in a stage in my life where I try to keep everything I own down to three suitcases, so I know how that is. But anyways, you can buy futons that are really comfy and cute that are really cheap. It could be your couch and then a bed for guests. Just a thought.

    Good luck on the bike training!

  • Katharine
    January 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Lemon water, I had no idea. I’ll have to give that a try. I wish I could get out there to participate (you live in a part of the country I am kind of in love with) but I’ll just have to settle for donating 🙂

  • Shannon
    January 14, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Pancakes are my fave 🙂 Just wanted to tell you I’ve been reading your blog daily for almost a year now. You, among other bloggers, have truly been an inspiration to me. You’ve also inspired me to start my own blog!
    P.S. I cannot wait till your book comes out!!!

  • amanda
    January 14, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I love almond butter and better yet pumpkin butter!! I hope you got your stomach filled up from that delicious looking pancake!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 14, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I think that’s a fab idea to do a page, a pose, a page, a pose! Sounds productive to me!
    Love pancakes for dinner. It’s been far too long since I’ve experienced that.
    I really need to try some coconut milk ice cream. Seems to be all the rage!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 14, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Ooo my yoga mat could definitely definitely use a good cleaning!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 14, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I *love* yogurt on pancakes and waffles. Call me crazy but that’s yummier than any syrup or spread! 😀

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 14, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Mmmmm…I LOVE blue corn chips. They are so great with big chunky salsa. I also love pancakes for dinner!!! 🙂

  • Casey @ Spicy&Sweet)
    January 14, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Mmm…that pancake sounds awesome!! Your yoga mats look so pretty and make me want to do yoga too :).

  • Jenna
    January 14, 2010 at 5:54 am

    No shame in having almnond butter three times today!!

  • Kasey
    January 14, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I wish I could do headstands!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 14, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Mmm…loaded pancakes. Looks great. I wish I could do a ride like that. When I’m closer to being completely over my knee injury, I plan to get on my (still brand spankin’ new) bike and get moving. Good luck raising the funds.

  • Jenny
    January 14, 2010 at 7:04 am

    haha I like the kitty cat prancing over the yoga mats in the corner 🙂

    I WISH I could come out there and ride on your team, that would be amazing!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 14, 2010 at 7:24 am

    It’s that bootcamp that’s making you so hungry! Pancakes= best dinner ever! I’m so excited for you with the Echlon Gran Fondo!!! ahhh

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 14, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Love that pancake for dinner, looks amazing!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 14, 2010 at 7:33 am

    If I was a bit closer I would be in for sure! Best of luck to you and Rocky – looking forward to following along!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 14, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Sure doesn’t give you an excuse to not do yoga when yo uhave three mats lying around. Maybe I should leave mine out.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 14, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Just wanted to say that the polka dot plate is SUPER cute!!!

  • Allison K
    January 14, 2010 at 10:09 am

    nothing like breakfast for dinner!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    January 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Your blue yoga mat is so pretty! Also – Pancakes for dinner!? One of my favorites 🙂

  • Rosey Rebecca
    January 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    At least your procrastination involves exercise and not sitting on a couch watching tv!!

  • Cindy
    January 15, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I tried the pears with AB and cinnamon last night and it was so fantastic! Thanks for all the foodie tips!