Friday, July 30, 2010

B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Damn 3 consecutive days of blogging? What is wrong with me???? I guess only having 15 hours of sleep in 3 days, makes me do crazy things lol.

So ayer I went to IntenSati with Missy and Jenny (girl from my neighborhood) and something crazy happened. We were in the middle of the routine and I felt so happy! So happy that I thought I was going to burst with emotions and I did but instead of smiling, I ended up tearing. It hit me that in a few days, this will soon end! I went to the back of the room and tried to compose myself and blow my nose and shake of the sadness. I regrouped and instead of mourning the loss of this amazing month, I embraced the moment and dove right in and yes I was still tearing but they were tears of joy. “I choose gratitude. FOREVER!

After class, Missy and I headed to Whole Foods for din din (it’s tradition lol). We both got Spicy Shrimp Rolls with Avocado, Brown Rice, and Sweet Sauce

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Missy paired her sushi with seaweed salad and I paired mine with Split Pea Soup. I have a confession…the reason I love this soup so much is because it tastes like Baby Food! Here is a interesting little fact about me…I never stopped eating baby food and nope I don’t do it because it is trendy or to lose weight, I just love it and never stopped. I remember the neighborhood kids making fun of me when we would come home from grocery shopping and I was carrying my bag filled with Gerber and Beech Nut! haha

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Now the smart thing would have been to go home after dinner since we both had to wake up at 4:20 in the morning for today’s class but smart is not something we claim to be HA. Instead we ended up walking another two miles around the city and of course we stopped at TLC for dessert! AND of course I had the Piña Colada (why mess with a good thing!)

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I finally got home around 10:45 and fell asleep around midnight…when the alarm went off this morning, I thought it was a cruel joke but I knew that the challenge was coming to an end so I leaped out of bed!

I met my friend on the bus and we headed into the city together and met Missy at the Gym. Before the class Jenny (btw her name IS Jenny, I thought it was short for Jennifer but nope not so much lol) and I took a couple of pictures with Norn (another challenger) who is such an amazing person! He radiates such positive energy, actually EVERYONE that is involved in the challenge is incredible! I remember the first day, we were all in our own little cocoons and pretty much avoided eye contact and now we are hugging, giving each other high fives and just SO happy to see one another and we even notice when someone is missing…”hmmm I wonder if she is okay?”. I hope I don’t lose contact with these people…I actually thought of setting up monthly Warrior Classes with them but we need one of the leaders to host the event…hmm I should ask someone…((((thinking cap))))). Oh and yup I got emotional AGAIN today when I was thanking Natalia for an amazing month…shit I am tearing just writing this sentence! I am going to be a mess on Monday! It will be our last class and it’s going to be 2 HOURS! AND Patricia, Natalia, AND Darbi will all be there! Note to self: bring a box of kleenex!

After the class I bumped into some friends….

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Oh and I made a new friend! Everyone meet Luna!

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Ayer when I was heading into the city I bumped into one of the volunteers whom was super sweaty and distressed…

“YOU HAVE TO COME GET BANANAS!”

“HUH what are you talking about????”

“We got over a ton of bananas and we need to get rid of them! I just took some to the fire house and the police dept….come get a case”

::Standing at the bus stop:: “Well I would BUT I am going into the city”

“so take them with you!”

“are you nuts?”

::sweating and staring at me:: “fine come tomorrow and get them”

AND I DID! I even dragged my friend with me after class since she said she liked bananas lol. When we got there I was in shock by how many boxes we had; I thought the other volunteer was exaggerating but nope we seriously have like 20,000 Bananas AND Tomatoes! We grabbed a couple of bags and stocked up…

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We are going to make a lot of families happy mañana with all this fresh produce!

I already froze about 2 bunches and I sense some muffins in my NEAR Future lol….I even used them for Breakfast this morning.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes with Bananas with Peanut Butter and Light Syrup…

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You might be wondering where the bananas are…INSIDE The Pancakes!

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It might not look that great but trust me, it tasted delish!

Well I am off to take a nap and catch up on blogs!!!! I am so freaking behind.

Have a great weekend loves!

Namaste….

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18 comments :

  1. Loveee banana pancakes! Bananas and walnuts are my favorite things with pancakes, and of course really good maple syrup. Looks like you might be making some banana bread with all those bananas!

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  2. Yum, I need to make some pancakes soon! Yours look sooo good :)

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  3. wow sounds like intensati had such a positive impact on you that is so amazing!! so you can't continue taking the classes?!

    holy bananas!! i sense some muffins?!?! I can't wait to see what you whip up!

    mmm banana splits sound so good right now!!

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  4. Ahh, and I thought I was the only one tearing up. I am glad to see I am in such great company ;-)

    It's been so great connecting with you and all the other amazing challengers! You know how hard this month has been for me and I wish to personally thank you for helping to pull me through. I am not so sure I EMBRACE this particular challenge but I DO face it. Bring it on baby!

    Much love,
    Tiff

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  5. I need the recipe for those pancakes NOW ;)

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  6. Can i get a banana? LOL
    i love baby food too! but only the fruitty ones lol

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  7. You sound so HAPPY and VIBRANT! Like always, really :) Must be that baby food. haha
    I have not tasted baby food in a very long time, but I believe you when you say it's good. I mean, it's fruit and veggies, what's not to love?!

    Those pancakes look fabulous, by the way. I need some pancakes in my life, pronto.

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  8. ok, now you got me chokin' up!!!!

    I posted a list of the free intenSati classes that I know of in the comments of the note!

    we're NOT gonna let this end!
    We're TEAM DETERMINATION, dang it!!!

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  9. Your pancakes look AMAZING! And I am jealous of your meal, while I love and eat split pea all of the time, I am allergic to shrimp :(

    xoxo Jen @ shesafitchick

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  10. Those pancakes look freakin-fantastic!!

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  11. Geesh, I want free nanners! And what are you talking about?? Those pancakes look absolutely delicious!!

    Hope you're getting some rest :)

    PS-I think Luna and Linky would have cute babies and we can give them a celebrity couple name like Lunky!

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  12. Banana baked goods are the BEST. That is some serious loot that you picked up.

    I'm so loving how touched you've been by Intensati. Isn't it great to find something you love THAT much?

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  13. Nice work on the pancakes. Good use for bananas. So jealous of your sushi.

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  14. OMG that is a ton of bananas!! Have you tried banana soft serve yet? Every time I want dessert I wish I had a million frozen bananas to eat!

    Intensati sounds so freaking amazing. Sometimes I get teary eyed and zumba because the instructors are just so empowering and encouraging. I had one who would tell us to pretend we are punching bad relationships and negative out and IDK it was just kind of emotional, I'm sure you could relate :)

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  15. I'm so glad you loved the challenge. That month went by fast. Have you noticed any results from it?
    That's so awesome about the bananas, crazy!

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  16. I love bananas. It's so awesome that the class has had such a great impact on you!

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  17. Yum yum yum. Banana pancakes are my favorite. But the bananas are usually grilled in. I like the way these look much better.

    Seeing all of the comments and posts about intenSati makes me want to try it so bad. I'm going to have to look into it soon.

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  18. awwwww look how much intensati is influenting you!!! that's so awesome to hear girl :) just stuff your sports bra with kleenex next time hahaha

    can you believe i haven't had tlc since our 5 burros date!!! it's friggn tragic!

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