Archives for April 2011

Saves the Day

Hey heyyyyy 😀 How is your weekend going?

Mayjah huge gigantic apologies for the blog down time this morning. I was going to throw a note up, but when I woke up, my web wizard was already hard at work transferring the blog to a new server. Alas, she was being a little hormonal and made the task more difficult for him (SO much data to transfer + some files that were corrupt and needed to be mended). All is well now and ready for the new design launch on Monday! The good news is that with my new server, I won’t be crashing all the time anymore. That’s very exciting 😀


Work today was so much fun. I got to take a world beat class, using LIVE drummers (I was in love), Zumba, work as weight room supervisor, and watch/observe stretch, drills and a beginning class. My first week is over and I’ve learned so much.

I also learned that on some days, I’m going to have to bring extra fuel. Today, was one of those days.
Today I started the morning with a bowl of brown rice farina and blueberries:


+ green tea

and packed up some snacks for today:


2 amazeballs, strawberry Sun Warrior smoothie and a coconut water

For lunch, I finally cooked up some of the tempeh bacon that’s been marinating in the fridge:


and made one of the best wraps I’ve had in a looooong time.


Brown rice tortilla, grapeseed veganaise, Dijon, lettuce, tempeh bacon. I die.

As incredibly foodgasmic as it was, it didn’t do the trick as far as hunger goes. Thank goodness for a hefty lunch break, so I could come home and make one of these:

muffin (2)

Stuffed with chocolate and topped with almond butter. Mmm yeah.

So I’m home from quite a whirlwind day and am going to sit in silence in my pajamas for a second, before cranking out some work stuff and going out with friends 😉

What are you up to tonight?

Hope you have a wonderful evening and I’ll see ya in the morning!



Happy Meal

Hi friends! How was your Friday?? I’m a little late posting tonight, because it was one of the very few times in my life when I wasn’t sure what to write about. Of course I cried watching the Royal Wedding (as expected- so beautiful), went to work for a half day and ate some very […]

Friday Lovin’

Hey friends! Happy Friday! Aaaaaaand happy, happy royal wedding day 🙂 Can you believe I slept through it? No DVR –it’s in the POD, along with my life- and it wasn’t possible to wake up at 3am and not be a zombie today. I’m relying on the constant day coverage and E! to catch me […]

Makin’ [Tempeh] Bacon

Hi friends! A very special hello to all of the new readers out there, too 🙂 Hope you’ve had a lovely day <3 Thank you for your amazing discussion this morning- I’ve loved reading your tips and advice, and will be answering any questions you asked after this post goes up. My work day was […]

Let’s Talk About: Gym Confidence + Gear Options

Hi friends! How’s your morning going? Hope it’s been lurvely so far 🙂 Last night, I took Bella to one of my little bro’s baseball games. The white dog parade was there! Bell was so happy to see her cousins. (with my nana and stepmom) Today is day #2 at the resort- 6 classes today […]

From Zero to Sixty

in 2 seconds…. 🙂 Hi friends 😀 How was your day? Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday. Thanks again to my Pilot love for hooking it up with a guest post while I went to my first day at the new j-o-b. The bummer news is that he’s actually in the emergency room right now! […]

2011: A Pod Odyssey (a Pilot Post)

So, the other day this happened… “Open the pod bay doors, Hal.” Sorry, I couldn’t resist <—huge nerd (More on the pod adventure in a second). What’s up, bloggies?? I’m taking care of the post this morning so Gina can go straight to her first day of her new job! Things over here are pretty […]

Focus On: TRX

Hiiiii 😀 What’s up friends? Hope you’ve had a fabulous afternoon. Happy birthday to three of my real-life blog friends today: the Twins and Caitlin! <3 Some fun goodies came in the mail today: A new lulu tank and the Carrots ‘N Cake book. As far as the tank goes, even though I don’t work […]

Essentials + Today’s Ab Challenge

Hey hey hey 😀 How’s your morning treating ya? I started my day off with a Bella walk, and then some breakfast pizza + hot water, apple cider vinegar and cayenne (Egg whites and marinara with red pepper flakes. Quite a few people have asked why I *always* only eat egg whites. I only seem […]

Reader’s Request: Top Protein Powder Uses

Hi friends! How is your day treating ya? Hope it’s been bueno. <3 It’s been BEAUTIFUL here in T-town. (Tucson = one of the world’s places where there’s an abundance of palm trees and cactus) So beautiful in fact, that I had to carve an hour out of the day’s craziness to lay by the […]

Chocolate Hangover

Morning friends! How are you? Thanks for the sweet comments on our Easter celebration– it was amazing, for sure <3 Anyone else nursing a chocolate egg hangover? Yeah, me too 🙂 To balance out some of the sweet treats we enjoyed yesterday, cheffer made us a healthy dinner. Orange salmon (he didn’t love the scales […]

Not Your Standard Egg Hunt

Hi friends 🙂 How has your day been? While many of you were hunting for Easter eggs, I was participating in a more non-traditional Easter activity: Curling a mannequin named Didi’s hair 😉 The Easter bunny brought me a new styling wand. It’s the new kind I’ve been lusting over- the barrel rotates so you […]