The Big Reveal

Happy Friday!

Just as suspected, my abs are so sore from yesterday’s ab smackdown that I’m having a hard time breathing. I swear…it’s those eagle legged crunches that get me every time! To do eagle legged crunches, wrap one leg over the other (as you would in eagle pose) and then lace one hand under, one hand over for the eagle armed bind. Then, crunch everything together and extend out. Speaking of abs, anyone remember this little video that I made a year and a half ago??! hahahah Don’t laugh!!

I love waking up to a near empty almond butter jar on a Friday!


I made my egg white oatmeal using 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 2 egg whites, a banana and a squirt of agave. The secret to egg white oatmeal is low heat and stirring constantly so you don’t get any cooked egg whites swimming around in your oats!!

Also drinking some Sencha Orange Blossom tea! Remember, ELR readers now receive 10% off on their tea orders by entering the code “eatliverun” at checkout. 🙂


I thought for a second it wouldn’t rain today but now the sky is getting darker and darker as I type…no rain yet, just black skies. Again.

I’m off to a 9 am yoga class! So excited because I have a hot date for Indian food tonight in the ci-tay!! Y’all have been wanting to know who my date is?! Check her out! 😉 Woop woop!

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  • BethT
    January 22, 2010 at 7:48 am

    OK, now THAT is a way to get rumors started! You crazy.

  • Leo @ cupcakes in Paris
    January 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Have fun tonight! Breakfast looks great!

  • Carrie
    January 22, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Ohhhh, I love coconut ice cream, too. I make my own, it’s really easy and so delicious.

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

    You’re hardcore. Back at yoga studio already. You go girl. Have a fab date tonight!

  • lena
    January 22, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Oh yes! i remember the crunches video and it has been a tremendous help! thanks! :)))) i really enjoy your blog! thanks again! 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 22, 2010 at 8:38 am

    the crunches video cracks me up…but it’s got some great moves! glad you got a great ab workout, i might be slightly jealous 🙂

  • Mama Pea
    January 22, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Blogger dates are the HOTTEST. And here I thought we were going to see your mystery man.

  • Stephanie
    January 22, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Enjoy your Indian food! Now I am craving some.
    BODA lose weight

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    January 22, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I can’t believe you’re back at yoga already while so sore! I hear it’s good even if you’re sore to do yoga the next day as well. I’m not sure why! The second day is always worse for me anyways, so I guess it wouldn’t be too bad. Enjoy your date with BethT!! 🙂

  • jenna
    January 22, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Have a great time tonight!! (in SF?) You make me want to come to cali so bad! the food and scenary look stunning!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Indian food sounds so good right now! Have fun tonight!

  • Paula
    January 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I loved your video. I’ve never seen the cross legged one, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Rachel
    January 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

    So jealous of your Indian food today 😉 And your motivation to still get your ass to yoga despite being sore! I need some of that.

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    January 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Have fun with BethT!

  • Amanda
    January 22, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Oh, we did those eagle crunches at Monday’s yoga class and my abs were killing me the next day!

  • adrienmelaine
    January 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the egg white oatmeal tip! My boyfriend and I have been wondering how this all works out and I haven’t been able to find anyone to explain it to me– the eggs get cooked with the oats. love it!

  • Gabriela
    January 22, 2010 at 9:07 am

    TJ’s is the best almond butter 🙂

  • katherine
    January 22, 2010 at 9:10 am

    eagle pose crunches sound positively evil, yet wonderful!! definitely adding this into my exercise routine. thanks!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Silly girl. You showed us all for being so nosey.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

    LOVE indian food! Have a blast on your date 😉

  • Anne
    January 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Dosa is really good. Enjoy!

  • Jenna
    January 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

    What was the big reveal? The video-
    love oiaj- have fun at Indian food tonight 🙂

  • maggie
    January 22, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Hello love! Can’t wait for the reveal. The rain is intense here!!


  • Madeline- greens and jeans
    January 22, 2010 at 9:45 am

    All of this rain is crazy! In Arizona we have received more rain in a week than we did in all of 2009!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

    oh now I wish I had a hot date for Indian food too!

  • Raya
    January 22, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I’ve got to try that almond butter jar trick. Also, I’m going to a Hatha yoga class next week…I’m excited! I hope it’s agood workout!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Haha have fun on your “hot date!”
    Oats in a jar = the perfect breakfast.

    And thanks for instructions on how to make the oatmeal with egg whites, i’ll have to try that technique.

  • Kelly B.
    January 22, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Have a fun Friday night on your “date”!!

  • Niki
    January 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Yum! I love Oats in a Jar! I had that yesterday morning!!

  • Ameena
    January 22, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Funny title…great oatmeal!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

    AIAJ on a Friday morning? That’s tops!

    Ha, and thanks for the big date reveal. Hahaha. Awesome.

  • Kristine
    January 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I can’t wait to see what Indian Food dish you order! 🙂

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I need to work on my core strength, so those eagle pose crunches sound like something I need to try out!

    I’m so jeals of your near-empty nut butter containers 🙂 I think they should start selling them that way….

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    January 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

    My yoga abs class kicked my butt today too!! I’m worried about my 10 miler though tomorrow! My abs might be too sore to move! Have fun on your “date”!!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place
    January 22, 2010 at 10:47 am

    that video is so cute! you look sooo young. you could pass for high school aged in that video!

  • eatmovelove
    January 22, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I never feel any abs…blah…I give up and get too lazy…have fun at Indian.
    Sencha is good. Only tried it once though.

  • sassy molassy
    January 22, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Holy yum…your dinner date makes some delicious looking food!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    January 22, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I like putting egg whites in my oats (a little extra boost of protein) and I love putting my oats in an AB jar!

  • Allison K
    January 22, 2010 at 11:39 am

    hahahaha. Loved the “big reveal.” You totally had me fooled.

  • Karla
    January 22, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Darn I couldn’t see the video. It said there was an error.

  • Tali
    January 22, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I don’t get those eagle crunches at all. You might have to post another video to clear it up!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    January 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Oh I love the egg white oats! So good! I also love finding muscles that you forgot you had! I swear, every time I do dead lifts, I rediscover my hamstrings! I love it!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    lol. I love your date thing. That’s what we all get for wondering.

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    January 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Ahh you trickster! I was hoping we would get to find out who your hot dates have REALLY been with. Maybe sometime in the near future?

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I want to try these new oats! Love OIAJ! 😀

  • Mastering Public Health
    January 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Aw, and here I thought “The Big Reveal” would spill the beans about the new boy in your life. 😉

  • M
    January 22, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    You’re such a B.T. (blogger tease)!

    Have fun on your hot date! 😉

  • Mara
    August 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I tried those eagle crunches after reading your post, I was so sore the next day! 🙂