Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Is It Bedtime Yet?

I was doing SO good today until around the 3 pm hour. That’s when it always hits, doesn’t it?! Somehow, someway, I made it through a kick butt 75 minute flow this morning. For everyone that was present in classes today, we donated $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief…and just this morning alone, we raised over $180. Amazing! The energy was rockin’ and then afterward, the notorious Lululemon trunk sale took place. I tried to exit the studio as fast as possible but still seemed to leave with a new pair of under wunder crops and a long sleeve pullover (rationalized this decision because of my upcoming cycling adventure). Oops.

Came home and made a quick lunch of an Amy’s California burger in an Ezekiel wrap with hummus, lettuce and hot sauce with blue corn chips on the side—

I had a rather massive grocery shop this afternoon because I seemed to have been out of everything at my house! Excited to finally restock my bananas! 🙂 And I found barney butter on sale at Whole Foods! Snack was 1/2 c Oikos with whatever crumbs were left in the Kashi bag + spoonful of pumpkin butter:
I almost took a nap around 3 but then pulled myself together and got a bit of freelance work done instead. I don’t really “do” naps. I love the idea of them but when I lay down to take them my mind will start going a million different directions and I’ll think about all the things I “should” be doing instead. So, alas, I limit my naps to savasana in yoga 🙂
Dinner was great though!
I used Dreena Burton’s recipe for spicy peanut sauce (as found in Eat, Drink and Be Vegan–Thai Chick-Un pizza) and spread it on a whole wheat pita with some chickpeas and red pepper slices. Then I baked my little “pizza” for 10 minutes at 400 degrees till the pita edges were all crispy and the sauce had heated through. Served it alongside a green salad with balsamic vin and lemon juice, carrot sticks and the rest of my bell pepper. So good!
Dessert was cinnamon puffins and dark chocolate chips 🙂

Okay, NOW I’m reallyyyyyyyyy ready for bed…and it’s 6:45. If I can be asleep by 8:00 it would be a miraculous event. I’ll probably wake up at like 4:30 in the morning, ready to start my day, but that’s okay…I have plenty of book work to do since I haven’t written a word of it since Friday!

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  • Jocelyn
    January 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Join the early morning club! My alarm is set for 5:30!..You win with 4:30 though 😉

  • Jil
    January 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    That’s an awesome donation to Haiti! 🙂 and if Lululemon was put in front of me…I wouldn’t be able to resist either. haha Your lunch and dinner look delicious! Love that ‘pizza’ idea.

  • Mommy Rd
    January 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I’m obsessed with Lululemon. Will you give us a sneak peak of the clothes you bought? 😉

  • sarah (shep)
    January 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    good luck getting to bed early! i love how good it feels to hit the pillow the night after a deprived sleep

  • Brynn
    January 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    “I tried to exit the studio as fast as possible…” hahaha.

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Wow what a long day!! Sounds like it was productive though.
    Hey, I think it’s admirable that you only left with two piece of clothing from the trunk show. Will power is a virtue;)

    That pita pizza sounds SO good.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 18, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I love Dreena’s peanut sauce!

  • Carolyn
    January 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    The only thing that got me getting up early was getting a puppy. 😉

  • eatmovelove
    January 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Productive day girl!! I don’t know how you handle the book writing, the blog and work and yoga…and it all!
    Funny about the clothing just happening to “exit” with you…I do the same thing with groceries…oh God – it’s horrible – I swear I could have a lot of money saved otherwise – that and books – it’s like the College student’s equivalent of pizza and beer!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I love having dark chocolate chips and peanut butter (or cereal) for dessert – sweet and decadent tasting, but much more nutritious than candy or cake 🙂

  • Run Sarah
    January 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Your dinner looks amazing! I have wonder under crops and they are perfect for running in the summer here.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 18, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    How nice to make that donation at your studio. And I love justifying new workout clothes 🙂

    Naps are necessary at times. If your body really needs it you will fall asleep. Enjoy the rest and the probably early wake up time.

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    January 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    That sounds like a long day – I hope that you are asleep by eight 🙂

  • Ameena
    January 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Dinner looks great!
    I hope you get a good night’s sleep tonight!

  • Ashley
    January 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Ooooooooh A+ dinner!!!! Yummmmm…also, Puffins rock!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    January 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    That all looks so good and great that class raised $180 for Haiti.
    Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies and owner of the Santa Barbara Biltmore and San Ysidro Ranch is #183 richest person in the world and ordered a copy of my book! Quelle surprise!

    Have something for the tired/funks….amazing espresso brownie recipe…just the thing for cold day.
    Have two with a couple swigs of port and call me in the morning-ha–just kidding.

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    January 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I like the chocolate chips and cinnamon puffins for your sweet treat. What a good way to spread out your chocolate chips!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    January 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I hope you get a good night’s rest! Your pita pizza is so inventive! How do you come up with things like that? I love it! 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Early to bed, early to rise… 😉

  • Karla
    January 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Hope you can get to bed early! I’ve been going to bed pretty early too and up by 6:30am. Speaking of which, I should probably go to bed!

  • Olga @ Healthing It
    January 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I JUST looked at that recipe for the pizza in Eat, Drink and Be Vegan and thought “I should make that peanut sauce”

    It’s like the Twilight Zone! 🙂

  • Rosey Rebecca
    January 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I am the same way with naps. Taking them is impossible unless I am completely exhausted. Your wrap looks awesome! Do you prefer Amy’s burgers over Morningstar Farms?

  • Chelsea
    January 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I’m with ya sista. 😉

  • Marissa
    January 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    That peanut spread sounds so great! I hope you get lots of good sleep tonight!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    i totally feel ya on the “is it bedtime” thing – this was an exceptionally long monday, and i am totally ready for bed!

  • Tami
    January 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Hope you get a good nights sleep. I love to snack on those Puffins cereal squares. They are perfect for taking to the movies.

  • Kathleen
    January 18, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Your pita pizza looks so yummy! I really need to buy that cookbook!

  • Sarah
    January 18, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    That’s so cool that your studio was taking donations for Haiti. We have a restaurant up here, Coastal Kitchen, that is donating 25% of all sales that take place on Jan 21 to Mercy Corps to help in Haiti. It’s so great how everyone is pulling together to help.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Wow sounds like a long day indeed! I am loving your eats though – they look delicious!!!

  • Jac
    January 18, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    that’s really early to bed!! earliest i sleep is 10!!! dinner looks delish and colorful!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 19, 2010 at 3:38 am

    That is so great you guys are raising money for Haiti!!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 19, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Beautiful day of eats, Jenna! I particularly love the vegan pizza. That looks so easy and delicious to make.

    Also, way to go on the yogini fundraising. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the situation in Haiti. So overwhelmingly tragic. It is nice to see such an outpouring of help from other countries, though.

  • amanda
    January 19, 2010 at 4:37 am

    All the food looks delicious like always. Great job on raising the money to help out. I know how sometimes after dinner you can totally be ready for bed.

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    January 19, 2010 at 4:49 am

    your eats are so simple but so flavorful looking. I need to shake things up at my house!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    January 19, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I don’t really “do” naps either. The only time I can manage to pull one off is if I got like four hours of sleep the night before, and there’s still a chance I won’t be able to fall sleep.

  • rebecca lustig
    January 19, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Ugh the 4pm hour always hurts! I fall into a coma for an hour or two, heh.

    Hope youre doing well darling <3

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    January 19, 2010 at 5:30 am

    I’m the same as you. Naps sound like a lovely idea but I’m a failure at actually taking them! The puffins and chocolate chips look amazing. Such a simple thing but I’d never thought of that before!!

  • PippaPatchwork
    January 19, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Hey there, I just wanted you to know your meals always inspire me! You keep it simple, but you make it so good–and you manage to keep a variety in your diet which I sometimes struggle to do! Your little pizza looks delicious, I’ll have to try it some time.
    I’m a bit of a runner myself, but like you was recently sort of injured (just a pulled muscle, and it’s actually already better) so I’ve also been inspired by how you’ve found other ways to be physical. I also love hot yoga (and live near a Baron Baptiste studio)! I recently tried spinning, too (phew!) Have you every tried swimming? It’s a great workout.
    Good for you for doing the Echelon Gran Fondo! That’s awesome.

  • Jenna
    January 19, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Sunday eats all look fab!!

  • Jenny
    January 19, 2010 at 6:02 am

    My afternoon slump always hits around 3pm or so! It’s like clockwork, glad you were able to power through though. I much prefer an early bedtime and waking up early. I don’t “do” naps either!

    I think it’s great you treated yourself to some Lululemon gear 🙂

  • Michelle
    January 19, 2010 at 6:23 am

    When I opened my Google reader I thought my post from yesterday got on your feed! lol I guess we were both zonked yesterday.

    Naps are tough. I can’t do the quick naps either for the same reason. If I keep resting, though, I’ll end up asleep for 2-3 hours! That’s no good. So I just avoid naps.

    Hope you got caught up on sleep!

  • Sophie @ yumventures
    January 19, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I agree about naps, they always throw me off, no matter how much I need them! I find that just sitting and sipping on some water or coffee will wake me up enough to make it through the day 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 19, 2010 at 6:52 am

    How could you not stop by the trunk sale?!? Sounds like you exercised amazing self control, actually 🙂

    I love naps! I don’t take them as much as I used to, but they make me feel so warm and cozy…but yes, also a little hazy and off…maybe that’s why I like them 🙂

  • Casey @ Spicy&Sweet)
    January 19, 2010 at 6:55 am

    That peanut sauce sounds fantastic! Oooh trunk sale sounds fabulous :). Sometimes, you just have to shop!

    I’m not much of a napper either…my mind does the exact same thing. I always just end up feeling guilty. 🙂

  • katherine
    January 19, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Mmm puffins and chocolate chips. I’m almost out of cereal so I think Puffins will be next!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 19, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I wish I could get up as early as you!! I struggle to be out of bed at 8AM 🙂

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 19, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Lululemon trunk show? Sounds impossible not to buy something….

  • Susan
    January 19, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I think the crumbs at the bottom of the Kashi bag are the best part! Have a good Tuesday!

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    January 19, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I’m a CHAMPION napper, although I sadly get to take them pretty rarely tehse days (being an adult is the WORST). It’s actually a little awk b/c I actually like PASS out during savasna. I feel like I can only go to yoga w/ a friend so that I have someone to wake me up at the end.

  • Jessica
    January 19, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I can not wait to make my first Lulu purchase! The closest store is an hour and a half away from me so it will be an all day event but I am sure it will be worth it : )

    I am not much of a napper either : ( I like the concept but they don’t seem to ever work out well for me. My son on the other hand can’t live without them!

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish)
    January 19, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Lululemon trunk sale, sounds great! Of course you bought something, who wouldn’t?! Have to get some of those puffin things…

  • Kelly B.
    January 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I am not a napper either…for some reason they just make me feel worse. I would rather just go to bed earlier than take a mid-afternoon nap.

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 19, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I love Dreena’s recipes. They’re so good!
    I hate how naps throw my whole sleep schedule off, but a benadryl fixes all that!! 😉

  • Katharine
    January 19, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I’m not much of a napper, either. I always wake up feeling worse! (Although, sometimes, an accidental nap will occur.)

  • Lauren (Biochemista)
    January 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Ohhhh, I LOVE puffins and carob chips!! 🙂

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 19, 2010 at 8:56 am

    All the eats look fantastic, per usual!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 19, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I would love to see the lululemon clothes you bought too!! And barney butter on sale= jackpot! love the stuff but it’s so darn expensive.

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 19, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I love your dessert. We eat cereal alot for dessert around here. Your life looks busy but fun. don’t forget to pause and enjoy!