Fun Day, Long Day!

by jenna on May 25, 2008

Sorry guys about the super late post but when Ryan and I left the apartment yesterday around lunchtime we didn’t get back until 1:30 in the morning!

We had SUCH a fun day though. One of Ryan’s good friends that he grew up with owns a yacht company here. So yesterday he invited us to go out boating with him and one of the guys that works for the company (a 24 year old yacht captain from Sweden) on a brand new speed boat. Um YEAH we want to go! So, on the boat it was Ryan, two of our friends, the Swedish yacht guy and his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s friend—straight from Sweden. And let me tell you, these girls were tan. You think I’M tan! They have been traveling around the world with Rich, driving private yachts in India, Thailand and the Mediterranean. It was fun though getting to know people with a totally different culture than my own and they were all super nice.

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But, without further ado, here’s my food!

For lunch  on the way to the marina we stopped at Pita Pit and I had a hummus whole wheat pita stuffed with tons of veggies. I also had baked lays. For some reason, the pita was super filling and I didn’t snack again til 5:00. I think it was something with the hot weather too though and being too distracted to mindlessly snack. Everyone was drinking beers on the boat but I resisted easily (hate beer) until the girls brought out their “lemonade”, which was rose wine. I had a small cup of that and felt like I was on a vacation, drinking wine at three in the afternoon. Very European of me. ;)

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We took the boat to the cookout party we were going to yesterday evening and that’s when my hunger immediately went into drive. Someone brought out some chips and salsa and I had a few of those, along with chugging lots of water to rehydrate from a day in the sun. Ryan and I had to go to the store to pick up a few things for the party and we bought some Amy’s veggie burgers because, guess what? I wasn’t the only vegetarian at the cookout! I happily shared my veggie burgers with another girl there and we all feasted on huge thick slices of icy cold fresh watermelon.

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THEN….Ryan and I had to go to a birthday party at a downtown bar! I volunteered to be the driver so I stuck to club soda and lime all night. Memorial Day weekend really isn’t when you want to take any chances at all. I was SO excited to find out that the birthday girl is gluten and dairy free and….so was her cake! I think it was the best dairy free chocolate cake I ever tasted. Yum!

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We finally got home around 1:30 and fell into bed. What a day!

And finally….for breakfast this morning I just had a waffle sandwich with two Flax waffles and almond butter. We are out of bananas so it was kind of plain :(. Off to relax more in bed!

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oh and ps—I did end up going to the gym yesterday morning after breakfast. Ryan made me feel guilty because HE was going to the gym so I just decided I better go too. And I’m so sore today from it! I did four sets of these springing frog-like squats across the floor at the gym. Good thing I was the only one in there because I looked pretty funny but it really works your inner thighs! I also did lunges and various arm exercises for about 30 minutes. I felt a lot better after I went. Sometimes the most difficult part is just getting yourself there…

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Romina May 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm

What a fantastic day!! Good for you going to the gym after all. =)

And who doesn’t love a dairy free cake?? That’s great to hear!

Speaking of waffle sandwiches, I made one for my mom yesterday, and she LOVED it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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VeggieGirl May 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Wow, looks like you DEFINITELY had a fun night – fabulous!! Love the photographs on the boat, and of you and Ryan!

See? I knew you’d get that workout in yesterday – no worries that you didn’t want to go, first thing in the morning :0)

Happy Sunday!!

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Christine May 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I am so glad you had a great time yesterday, you deserve it! Do you think you can tell me how to do those springing lunges? And also when you do lunges I’m sure if you are anything like me you start feeling it in your legs on like the 3rd set and you legs start shaking. If this happens to you, how do you motivate yourself to continue? I usually just stop and then I can’t continue.. any suggestions? Thanks and take some time for r and r today!

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Em May 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Jenna, that looks like so much fun!! I used to go out of my friend’s boats all the time in the summer, but now since I’ve moved away from home I no longer get the opportunity to go boating! : ( I miss it so much!! Hanging out on a boat is just about what a perfect day sounds like to me! Thanks for documenting it with all of your pictures!! Your black bikini is so cute (I love the ring in the middle- still looking for a bikini I like!), and the pink dress is adorable! Can I ask where you bought your swim suit?

Have an awesome Sunday!!

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jenna May 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Em,

I bought the suit at jcrew last spring…like spring 2007,not 2008. It’s brown, not black and I love it. Jcrew makes the best suits. The dress is from Urban Outfitters a few months ago.

Christine,

You start in a wide squat with your feet about 3 feet apart. Squat down and spring up, moving as you do, and land again in another squat. It works your legs really well!! I think as you continue to do lunges you build up a lot more resistance and you don’t get as shaky. I used to get shaky like you but I just kept on pushing myself and now I can do a lot more. Sometimes I hold weights and sometimes I don’t….all I can say is keep going! Lunges and squats are wonderful for your lower body and, like anything, they get easier if you keep at it.

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Theresa May 25, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Hey Jenna!

I found your blog a few months ago and have been reading every day ever since. Just wanted to say that I love reading your posts, and your approach to food. I struggle with food issues, so I like to use people who don’t have any as a daily guide. I also wanted to say that I have family (almost!) on Coffee Pot in St. Pete….I know you and Ryan split your time between there and Tampa (or maybe he works there?). They are so close to downtown-what a beautiful place!! Thanks for your dedication to this wonderful blog!

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Mandy A May 25, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Jenna, what a FUN day!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m glad you had a great time!!! :)

What waffles do you buy?? I can’t seem to stay full on waffles… even when adding Peanut butter and a banana… I buy the Kashi Go lean… but was curious as to what you’re buying? Do they seem to hold you over pretty well?

Enjoy your Sunday :)

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Jeanna May 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Well, I’ve finally decided to leave my first reply on your lovely blog :D I thought it kind of fun that you’ve met some swedish girls, because I’m from Sweden myself and I’ve been reading your blog since, like three months ago ^^. And the food looks absolutely amazing (especially the cake, haha) as usual!

Have a nice day :)

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Sarah May 25, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Jenna,

Looks like an awesome weekend! Was the Amy’s veggie burger good? I’ve never seen those before…but I agree with you that Amy’s frozen meals are really good. Have you ever tried the Amy’s spinach pocket sandwich? It tastes similar to spanakopita, but with a lot less butter and grease (and a wheat crust instead of filo dough.) It does have feta in it, but it’s not very cheesy at all. To me, the best part is the crust. I’ve tried to recreate this recipe a few times but I haven’t had much sucess. I really want to learn how to make my own version of it so that I can make several and freeze them (and not pay $2+ for a pocket sandwich–rip off!) I have no idea if you’ve ever tried these, but if you have, I’d be interested in any suggestions you may have on how I might make my own!

Sarah

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Ryan May 26, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Theresa, the last picture in that post is at my friend the razooks house in Coffee Pot, how funny

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