Been traveling to and from LA and the bay a lot and living out of my luggage again. Boo. Me no likey. But this LA trip was full of unexpected surprises! I got the chance to teach my Twilight “Breaking Sweat” workout in front of hundreds of Twi-hards on Friday. It was sooooo much fun!!! I was there with Jamba Juice and a couple other instructors. Our job was to keep the inhabitants of “Tent City” fit and entertained.
How nuts is that! Like what!? That’s in LA Live. And that’s just a portion of it. Thousands of people from all over the country, and even world came in to see the stars of “Breaking Dawn” and the premiere. It was insane! I made a lil vloggy vlog and will put something together for you guys on BlogilatesTV. Just waiting from footage of me teaching the actual workout.
As I was teaching I saw some girls run up to the stage and yelled “CASSEY!!!!” with huge smiles. POPsters!!! YAY!!!! I love love loved getting to know them and talk about how much we love working out together. They told me they started working out with me when they were in college and now they’re in pharmacy school. It was the best! These girls came from Florida and Texas for the premiere. I am so happy we got to meet each other. Makes filming and editing YouTube vids more than worth it :) Love u guys – thanks for tweeting me this pic Julie!
Oh! I want to show you something I worked on today. I had a ton of shirts laying around in my room and instead of folding them and putting them away…I decided to decorate my whole wall with them in rainbow fashion! I am thinking this may look cool as the background for our workouts. Err…well I hope! I even included the now vintage “Muffintops are for muffins only” tank. Aww…pulling that out and seeing it reminds me of when Blogilates was just a baby :) Look how big our community has grown! It’s full of fun and positive POPsters from all over the world!
Speaking of community…I just saw the mock-up of the new Community that will be coming to the blog very soon. I am working on adding some neat features to it so that this website will become a cool hub for all things fitness. I seriously CANNOT WAIT for us to all become closer friends on here. It will be safe, contained, and so personal. Think you will love!
Ah! And this morning I did something different with the original Banana Pancakes recipe. I wanted to make them chewier and fluffier so, deviating from the 2 eggs + 1 banana ingredient list, I did this instead:
- 1 egg
- 1/4-/3 cup egg whites
- 1 banana (it wasn’t ripe and browning, so I actually unpeeled it, put the banana in a bowl and then heated it in the microwave for about 1 min just to soften)
- 1 tsp psyllium husk (I got this at Trader Joes – this is what adds that thicker, gooey texture to the batter)
I mixed it all up (the microwaving made the banana so much more manageable) and then put it on the griddle. Flip, flip. done. Eat!
The psyllium made it soooo easy to flip because it was exactly what I needed to bind the mushiness. And it also made the cakes less sweet and more bready. I am going to make this tomorrow again! For those of you saying this doesn’t turn out or it crumbles, try adding the psyllium husk! If you don’t have that, you can also add oats or protein powder to make it thicker. The reason why your pancakes may not flip though is because the heat may be too high and it will burn the outermost layer while the inside stays uncooked. Be patient and set the heat low. Also make sure your batter is properly mixed! You can use a magic bullet or blender if you’re not sure.
Ok guys, time to got o bed so I can teach class tomorrow morning. I love teaching so much!!! I don’t ever wanna give it up. Ever.
What are some things you love soooo much that you would do it for free if you didn’t need the $?