Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hodgepodge

I, like Meghann, woke up thinking today was Friday for some reason! Today was a very “usual” day. I went to work, came home and prepped dinner for Josh (couldn’t decide what I wanted), snacked, and then hurried out the door to teach Body Step. I grabbed some of Josh’s pulled pork supply and made him pulled pork quesadillas. They were simple and easy to throw together: tortilla, cheese, pulled pork, corn.

I served them on the cutest plate my friend Rachel got us:

Finished product (I later added some TJs refried black beans to go with these):


After step, I was back to my dilemma of not knowing what I wanted. In the end, I went with brinner, cheesy egg whites with hot sauce on a whole wheat tortilla served with cauliflower/broccoli and an apple:

I got a few questions about my exercise “convention” this weekend. Basically, when Les Mills (who creates the programs I teach- Body Step and Body Attack) puts out their quarterly new releases for each program, they hold a big exercise-a-thon, where the instructors can go and take the new classes for each program. My schedule for the day currently looks as follows:

6:15 AM-7:15 AM BODY PUMP 71 Master Class
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM BODYSTEP 77 Master Class
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM BODYVIVE 12 Master Class (not sure I’ll actually take this one)
12:35 PM - 1:35 PM BODYATTACK 66 Master Class
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM BODYFLOW 46 Master Class
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BODYCOMBAT 41 Master Class
5:05 PM - 6:05 PM BODYJAM 50 Master Class (not sure I’ll actually take this one)

There will be some educational sessions thrown in there as well. It’s a LOT of fun to be in a room with a bundle of people who love exercise as much as you do. Its also pretty exhausting to workout all day! ;)

Side Note: Did you all see this article about Edward Norton joining an African tribe to run the New York City Marathon??


40 comments:

kayteesayseat said...

Pulled pork quesadillas sound delicious. What a great idea.

And I really loved the Ed Norton article too.

VeggieGirl said...

I'm so confused on the days too, haha :-D

SUCH a darling plate!!

Wow, that is one hell of a packed schedule - good luck!!

K from ksgoodeats said...

That is the cutest plate I've seen! What a sweet friend!

I hate not knowing what I want to eat because then I stand in the kitchen and either A. wait for something to magically pop out at me or B. nibble here and there until I finally just plate something. Love the brinner though - especially the hot sauce!!

Happy (early) Friday!!

Lauren said...

Haha BRINNER!!! So glad you were inspired with a breakfast inspired dinner this evening. Just fantastic, ain't it! :)

Oh my, what an intense schedule. Sounds like you will be quite busy but it will all be worth it.

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

That sounds like fun with all htose questions. I always wondered how they did that in groups or individual lessons. Hope you have fun

bhealthier said...

such tasty quesadillas and what a darling plate!

ooooo love the schedule of classes! stay fueled!

didn't hear about that article, but will check it out now that you mentioned it!

blueberrymuffins said...

Thanks for the link!!! I NEVER know what day it is,love the plate :)!

Jenna said...

And like Jenna!! I thought today was Friday too :(

But tomorrow is, so that makes it a-okay!

Good luck on the schedule, I know you can do it.

Have a great THURSDAY evening, and wonderful FRIDAY!

Esi said...

That is such a cute plate. I WISH it was Friday. Short weeks always seem to go by soooo slow!

Maria said...

Love the plate! Wow, that is a crazy day of exercise. Have fun. I am going to try Body Pump early in the morning. I am excited!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

that's the cutest plate ever!!! Where did you get that? I want one for me and my hubby too! :)

Lizzy said...

those dillas look delish!!! not a fan of the pork product, but switch that right up and they would be amazing! :) your brinner looks amazing too!!!!

cookinfanatic said...

Hey hey girl! Once again, I've gots to make this pulled pork for my man - he would devour these quesadillas fo sure! The exercise-a-thon looks awesome (but tiring, agreed) - sounds like a great day of exercise to me!

RickyRae said...

At first I thought that was a pic of a pizza! I thought the corn and pork was an interesting topping combination (all it would need to be complete is some sliced bananas)! lol!!!

As a quesadilla, that sounds gooood!!

just me said...

lovvvveee quesadillas. now i want one!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the plate - too cute!

veron said...

Love quesadillas especially with pulled pork!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! That is the cutest plate ever! I love thoughtful gifts like that.

You are going to be one tired gal this weekend - wahoo! It's so neat you are able to do that and enjoy it. Make sure you get lots of rest! (I know...I'm such a mom).

BroccoliHut said...

Cutest plate on the planet!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

The plate made me smile!!! I've been having some weird I-don't-know-what-to-eat dilemmas too...weird!

Can't wait to hear how the convention goes! The agenda looks pretty jam-packed!!

wholebodylove said...

Interesting article...I suppose if you're gonna go, go all out, right?

insideiamdancing said...

the days this week have been all over the place- so happy it's Friday!

What a great plate!!!!

Enjoy the exercise-a-thon!

Yum Yucky said...

HOdgepodge! I used that word in a sentence yesterday. hehehe.

It's amazing that the things you "throw together" look better than the meals I put effort into. Ugh.

Pam said...

Such a cute plate that means alot.....I love it!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I loove plates & have way too many--that one is super adorable though!

I hate when I don't know what I want for dinner..in that case I usually end up just having a clean out the fridge type spread ha ha.

Krista said...

I love that plate. Too cute!

Maria said...

So I went to Body Pump bright and early. I loved it!! I am really enjoying the Les Mills classes. You are lucky to be an instructor, so fun! Have a great weekend!

brandi said...

the quesadilla sounds great, and that day of workout sounds crazy! I do love Bodypump, though.

Rebecca said...

hodgepodge normally turns out to be some of the best treats...looks great!

Haleigh said...

My husband would LOVE those pulled pork quesadillas! Brinner is always a winner, haha yes I am corny.

Lori said...

I'm a big fan of the egg, cheese, hot sauce wrap combo. I have that a lot. A great "don't know what I want" meal. :)

Sounds like a fun class schedule. I keep thinking more and more about getting recertified and teaching again after we get settled in the US.

I love your grill by the way and an excited Frank could not be more adorable.

Sweetie Pie said...

That plate is so cute!!

Quesadillas as well as eggs are both so perfect for when you need to use leftovers or just don't know what you want. You rocked both! I love having brinner. It's rare that I'm disappointed!

Holly said...

this makes me love ed norton even more!

yay for that weekend exercise sesh - that sounds like so much fun! enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVEEE quesdillas! I had no idea they had refried black beans.

And this time, I would actually eat your dinner too. Except I'd add beans or bacon for a true breakfast taco!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

I've been confused on the day of the week most of this week, lol. :-)

HealthySDLiving said...

I see you went with Brinner :) Always a good choice!
Omg I love that place, so cute!

Lainie said...

Loving the term "brinner"...

I cannot believe you are going to do all those classes in one day! I am so impressed by you!!!

Janetha said...

cute plate! and the quesadillas look epic. that is quite the schedule, a lot to learn!

traveleatlove said...

That looks like a fun and crazy day of working out! I think I would drop!

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) said...

Those quesadillas look awesome!

I hate thinking it's Friday when it's not :)