Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIAW Official #5: Day Off

(This is WIAW featuring What I Ate Monday, January 16th, 2012)

I teach two classes back to back every Sunday. It's Cycle & Sculpt from 3pm to 4pm and Totally Fit from 4:15pm to 5:15pm. It'll be fine once I get back into the swing of things, but after being sick all last week and with it being the first week of class, it hit me pretty hard. I basically came home and just passed out for the rest of the night. Whew. I was thankful that we had Monday off in honor of MLK. I took that day to sleep in late (and by late I mean late) and to take care of some things. When I woke up I decided to just start with lunch:

Sauteed Kale, Onions & Bell Pepper, Organic 'Chicken' Patty w/ Honey Mustard, Butternut Squash Risotto, Cutie
My obsession with Kale continues
Since I taught for two hours the day before and I still have 4 more classes to teach this week, I opted to take Monday off. I spent the day doing errands and working on writing my teaching philosophy for my nutrition education class.

Of course, some snacking happened. I'm always really hungry the day after I work out hard.

1/2 apple with Skippy Natural Crunchy PB
I can only find the Crunchy version of Skippy Natural at Wal-Mart. I rarely go to Wal-Mart, but I needed some printer ink and paper, so I bee-lined it over to the PB section and grabbed some. I have about....5 containers of PB now...don't judge me.

0% Plain Greek Yogurt, Mango, Almonds, Coconut, Chocolate Chips

Mmmmmm, this definitely hit the sweet spot. I heart coconut.

For dinner I decide to make a version of my Jambalaya. I used plain instant brown rice, Tofurky Italian Sausage, onion, 1 can of diced tomatoes with no salt added, and don't forget the kale... Super easy.

Before adding the rice

With Brown Rice

Well, that's my WIAW: featuring What I ate Monday, January 16th. Today I am heading to class and I am teaching Kick and Sculpt tonight! I taught a 30 minute abs class and RIPPED last night, but thankfully I am not sore...yet!

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday and be sure to check out the whole party at Jenn's!



17 comments:

  1. This all looks wonderful and now I'm hungry. Can you please notify me when cooking the next Butternut Squash Risotto? I think you need a taste tester! ;-p

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    1. Haha, of course! Next time you can have the whole thing because I was not a fan :/ I still have some leftover actually. I prefer the garlic/parmesan kind :)

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  2. i am into kale right now too! so yummy and inexpensive. on the menu for tonight - kale chips. happy wiaw friend.

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    1. Ohhhh I keep meaning to make kale chips and forgetting! Let me know how they turn out!

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  3. I just found your blog off Jen's site, and I love it! You are totally my idol, I wish I could teach group fitness classes!

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm so glad you like it! I'm trying to read everyone's post at Jenn's, but it takes a while! Lol! If you want to become an instructor you should definitely look into it! You could start with a general group fitness cert (ACE or AFAA) and contact your local gym because a lot of them let you student teach for a while first! You can do it!

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  4. I'm always starving the day after a good workout too. Especially if I've done any heavier weights.

    That jambalaya looks awesome - i can't believe I've never made it!

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    1. I love that jambalaya! It's so yummy and easy! :)

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  5. Everything looks delicious! [And I have about 12 jars of assorted nut butters...so definitely not judgement here!]

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    1. Haha your secret is safe with me! ;)

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  6. The kale looks delicious....I have been wanting to try it for SO long, but for some reason I still haven't! Your photos have inspired me to pick some up next time I'm shopping :)

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    1. Yes! There are so many ways to fix it too! :)

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  7. All of your food looks absolutely delicious. I am such a lover of kale. Also, your photographs are gorgeous. Happy belated WIAW!

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    1. Thank you! I actually just use my camera phone for all of the pictures, so I am glad that they look okay! :) Happy Belated WIAW to you as well!

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  8. Bookmarking that jambalaya recipe... I love colourful meals, plus I've been on a kale kick lately!

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  9. i love kale - especially roasted! and hello, workout! i think it's crazy how you teachers have to deal with the class AND do the work out, too! that's some coordination! (i can barely walk and talk at the same time!) :)

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