Mind Over Matter

by jenna on February 16, 2010

Good afternoon!

Unfortunately I’m not on my A-game today. My headache hasn’t gone away and I’m a wee bit worried that my superhuman immunity is wearing down and I’m getting whatever funky virus is going around. Not good. I rarely ever get sick (I don’t think I’ve been sick in about a year and a half!) but when I do…I fall HARD. A few years ago I had to be hospitalized for a week with mono, tonsilitus and pneumonia!

Regardless, this morning I snacked on a little trail mix then headed to the studio to work out outside with the girls! We followed more of a Crossfit plan….not sure how my legs will be feeling tomorrow after 150 air squats!

We did 3 sets of each without any rest in between:

15 jumping jacks

30 push-ups

30 dips

50 air squats

40 crunches

After working out, I headed around the corner to Trader Joe’s to stock up on some fruit since my fridge is pretty bare. I also grabbed these spring rolls + a banana and some juice for a late lunch:

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When I got home, I relaxed for a little while in the sweet sunshine with Ketchum, my neighbor’s cute puppy!

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This week keeps getting busier and busier by the moment so I’m reallyyyyyy trying not to get sick. Time to crank out a few hours of writing!
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GurlOnA"Diet" February 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm

oh no! i hope you don’t get sick :-( i think a lot of people are getting sick nowadays- tis the season! drink lots of vit c!

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GurlOnA"Diet" February 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

i hope you don’t get sick- tis the season! drink up the vit c!

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GurlOnA"Diet" February 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

^ and oops i thougth the 1st didn’t post- sry!

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Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Ooh I hope you don’t get sick :( I’m like that too – never ill, if I am, REALLY ILL! Last time I passed out frombeing so sick :s before that I’d had a sick-free 2years!!
That tofu spring role looks delicious:)
Have a good evening!

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Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Ohh I hope you don’t get sick too! I’m like that – never sick and if I am, REALLY SICK! Last time I was ill I passed out from it, but I’d had a sick-free 2years before that!!
Have a great evening :)
(I thought I just wrote this post but it didn’t show…sorry if it does now!)

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Annie@stronghealthyfit February 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I know how you feel, I’ve had a headache all day too! My plan is to drink tea, take a hot shower and go to bed early. Hope you feel better!

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Allison K February 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I’m just catching up on posts and I LOVE your hair! Soooooo lovely.
Also, her dog is named Ketchum? Cute dog for a cute town (assuming she named her dog after the town of Ketchum Idaho?) Maybe not, in which case….it’s still a cute town!

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Evan Thomas February 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

That looks just like my dog! Making me home sick

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Tina February 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I’m the same way. I don’t get sick often but get sick BAD when I do. Like right now. I hope whatever it is doesn’t get to you.

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Ameena February 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm

What a cute dog…I’m sure his little face is good for a immunity boost!
I hope you feel better soon!

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katie anne February 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm

hey i was watching food tvs “best thing i ever ate show” -really good show btw!!!- and they talked about this donut muffin from downtown bakery and creamery in healdburg, ca? have u ever been/had? how was it? if not, go!!! they look amazing! ingenious donut+muffin!!
katie anne
xoo

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katie anne February 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm

hey i was watching food tvs “best thing i ever ate show” -really good show btw!!!- and they talked about this donut muffin from downtown bakery and creamery in healdburg, ca? have u ever been/had? how was it? if not, go!!! they look amazing! ingenious donut+muffin!!
katie anne
xoo

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Mom February 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Hope your writing is going well honey. Make sure you get the stuff we talked about and take it every three hours! If you need me, i will be there. Think “well”!

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Kelly B. February 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Take zinc! It is an immune system booster! And I know it sounds stupid but whenever I feel like I am coming down with something I always repeat this mantra:
“I’m Healthy, I’m Happy, I’m Terrific!”

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Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Beautious weather! Your last epic sickness sounds miserable, I hope you feel better and aren’t getting anything!

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Olga @ Healthing It February 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Ah, hope you feel better soon! Drink lots of liquids!

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Jen S. February 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

That dog is adorable! I hope you don’t get sick! Just get lots of rest and vitamin C, and maybe that will cure it. :)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) February 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

oh, i hope you’re not getting sick! that’s no bueno…i love the spring rolls though, they sound fantastic!

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Taysa (The Irritable Eater) February 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I hope you feel better soon!

Just a question…what are air squats?

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Jil February 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Oh what a cute dog!! Jealous of your sunshine!! I hope you feel better, and it’s nothing too serious!

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Cristina February 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I just started taking vitamins. I know, I never really took anything like that consistently. But I wonder if the vitamins will help my immune system out in preparation for when I get a new job (new environment = new germs).

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MMiller February 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Hope you are feeling better! Your body is telling you to rest up! Keep drinking the tea and up the vitamin C! And most of all REST! Hope you bounce right back in a day or two!

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Katy ( The Balanced Foodie) February 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Ugh, praying you don’t get sick Jenna! Hopefully you’ll be able to take it easy, work-out wise tomorrow and rest up!

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heather February 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I’m saying OUCH just reading the workout. I did 15 jumping jacks, 10 dips, and 20 squats just to get a taste and I was right. That would hurt!

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Jenn @ Livewellfit February 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Sounds like you could use some serious rest, lots of amazing grass and some vitamin C. At least, those are often my winner go-tos if I’m feeling like something is coming on.

I started drinking green monster smoothies + shakeology nutrition powder (some good stuff and very similar to amazing grass in terms of the nutrients) and I have kept off every flu/virus/cold this year. My fiance had the flu but with 2 monsters day, I kept it off! Amazing stuff good food is. ;)

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Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Hope you get lots of rest and feel better soon!

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ShutupandRun February 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I love that your mom posted on here. Stay healthy! I hope that hair color has super human immunity powers.

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Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

1) What are air squats?

2) Have you ever tried Crossfit? I really want to! If you tried it, did you like it.

3) I hear ya on getting sick. I haven’t been sick in years and I just got sick twice in two months.

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jenna February 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Lily,

1) Air squats are just regular squats without any weights. You just stand and squat down over and over.
2) I’ve never tried Crossfit before but am very interested!

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jenna February 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Lily,

1) Air squats are just regular squats without any weights. You just stand and squat down over and over.
2) I’ve never tried Crossfit before but am very interested!

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Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) February 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I hope you feel better getting sick is not fun!

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Amanda@thgrainsofparadise February 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

This winter has been hard….I swear, I feel like I’ve had a cold on and off since December….blah! And it’s not even cold where I live!!!
Anyway, cute doggie!!!

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

oh your sunshine photo makes me smile! all we have is dreary winter in Toronto

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm

stay well! rest up and take care of yourself!
xo

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Niki @ Niki's Neverending Adventure February 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Hoping you don’t get sick!! Sounds like a great workout!! Lunge and squat combos get my legs everytime! I usually have a hard time walking the next day! Haha! Super cute puppy, btw!!

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Beth February 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Oh my goodness! Is Ketchum a Cairn Terrier??

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I am getting over the ‘funky virus’ right now – not fun. Hope it doesn’t get you too.

Mmmm, I heart TJ’s tofu spring rolls — so light & Spring-y =]

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Sarah February 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Hi! I’ve been a silent follower for a bit now but since you sound a little like me today I had to post a comment. My day started off with a big headache, quality time “talking on the big white telephone” as my grandmother calls it, and then some rest in bed. I’m pretty much all better now. Hope you recover as quickly as I did from my headache! I find that being active keeps me from getting sick often and I usually pop right up after I’m sick–hope the same for you!

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Sarah February 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm

ps – big white telephone is the toilet

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Daniel February 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Your lunch looks great! – how do spring rolls taste? (Like, the roll/wrap itself.)

I’m sure with your exercise routines and eating habits that you’ll stay healthy!

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Danielle (Coffee Run) February 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I’m sorry you’re feeling sick! I always think that I have super human immunity too lol. I NEVER get ill

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Stef February 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm

oh man you really had the trifecta of sickness a while back! let’s hope it’s nothing near that serious this time around. feel better!

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Gabriela February 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I hate to get sick! And apparently, when you fall you fall HARD.
I hope it´s just a cold or a flu or something like that!
:D
Wish you all best.
Brazilian XOXO´s,
Gabriela

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Eek– take it easy! Funky viruses are never fun!

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Kasey February 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Hope you feel better soon Jenna! PS- I love your hair!

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Lauren February 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Hope you aren’t getting sick!!! I’ll be praying for you!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Sending ‘get well soon’ vibes your way girl :) Rest up and I hope you feel better soon!

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Island Girl Eats February 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I am fighting a bug right now. And it needs to go away!

What a cute doggie!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) February 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I love Trader Joes. Your Cali version has much more fun stuff than mine though.

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Suzanne de Cornelia February 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Drink 2 OZ Wheat Grass shots from somewhere like Cafe Gratitude or Whole Foods. And WORD. Say over and over to self ‘I’m well, all my cells are mighty and strong’ etc something. Because if use the word ‘sick’ and focus on it will get it.
As you said–I am never sick but the few times have been it’s been something major. When stressed it’s time for blender drinks with protein powder. Fruits in AM to cleanse, vegs in PM to fortify. And soups. Because then nutrients get absorbed at cellular level. You know all of this but when starting to feel poorly it sometimes helps to have an ‘Aunty Buttinsky’ reminder. Hope you feel much better. :)

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Hope you feel better!! I just got sick too.. apparantly something is going around everywhere :/
Cute doggy!!!

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Leena February 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

awwww that puppy’s so cute!!!
i hope you feel better! there’s definitely some nasties going around right now…

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) February 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I hope your cold doesn’t evolve into something gnarly, Jenna! I was knocked out most of last week with an awful cold…it was rotten. Rest up as much as possible and keep juicing it! The sunshine should help as well.

Those spring rolls look delicious.

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Bridget February 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I love Ketchum. Get well soon, get lots of sleep!!

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eatmovelove February 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Sending good vibes to you girl to get well soon!
Maybe the change in weather?? LOVIN’ that sunshine in those pics – especially with the banana!!
I WANT TO WRITE TOOO!!!! Hahaha – how do you find being home and writing with eating? I have my butt in the fridge every 10 seconds it seems….
ACK!!
Also, I know your a fan of books. How do you feel about movies and stuff??

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Lindsay February 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Stay well! Defense smoothie is a great play. Rest and relaxation are the sickness antidote!

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Eatlivebike February 16, 2010 at 10:25 pm

That hella sucks that you are hella sick. I hope you get hella better.

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle February 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

man I miss Trader Joes

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle February 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm

man I miss Trader Joes

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Laura February 17, 2010 at 12:24 am

Ah, woah, you get oh so many comments but I’ll add in yet another get better soon, rest up & be sure to fill your body with vitamins.

I always get so jealous when I see Trader Joe’s because everything that from that place look delicious.

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Heidi Lyn February 17, 2010 at 1:09 am

Ketchum is beautiful and pets work wonders where health is concerned. Hope you feel better!

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Running Betty February 17, 2010 at 3:24 am

Maybe it’s just bad PMS?? Boost up your iron, Vit C and water intake.

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christie, honoring health February 17, 2010 at 3:35 am

Feel better soon! Lots of vitamin c and chicken soup!

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MJ [Dubai Dossier] February 17, 2010 at 3:57 am

Tofu Spring Rolls… man how much do I miss having places like Trader Joes! Or any legitimate organic shops!
Feel better!

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Caitlin February 17, 2010 at 4:10 am

Take it easy so you don’t get sick!
That workout sounds simple, but I bet it was really intense (especially the third time around)! I’m going to give it a shot tomorrow – but a modified version.. :)

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Rachel (Suburban Yogini) February 17, 2010 at 4:43 am

Oh no! Yoga’s very good for the immune system.

Feel better soon! :D

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Sophie @ yumventures February 17, 2010 at 5:01 am

I always take echinacea when I feel like I’m getting sick, it normally knocks it out!

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Lizzie February 17, 2010 at 5:36 am

I had a headache last night and this morning – pretty sure it was caused by my laziness in not drinking enough water after swimming!! Also, the snow plough/blower at 2am didn’t help either :) Hope you’re feeling better this morning! I’ve been experimenting with a teaspoon of straight up cod liver oil this winter. My mum used to do it all the time when we were growing up and was hardly ever sick – hopefully it’s having the same effect!!

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Kelly February 17, 2010 at 5:48 am

Get lots of Vitamin C and rest!

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jenna February 17, 2010 at 6:02 am

i hope you feel better! you hair looks cute!!

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skinnyrunner February 17, 2010 at 6:34 am

haha funny puppy name, i was just in ketchum, idaho! hope you feel better.

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Katie February 17, 2010 at 7:04 am

Uh oh. Hope you start feeling better soon.

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Meghan February 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

Jenna,

I saw the workout you were planning and definitely thought CROSSFIT immediately. I’m so excited to read that you’re interested in it. I’ve been doing it steadily for about a year and have never been stronger or happier with my appearance and abilities. I strongly, STRONGLY recommend researching it and giving it a try. The mainpage workouts can be intimidating, so please look into scaling via Crossfit BrandX, or looking into working at your local Crossfit affiliate. Please don’t hesitate to email me or drop by my blog if you have questions. It’s new, so I’ve lots to post but I would welcome your visit!
Meghan

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Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Your workout sounds intense! I don’t think I could do all of that 3 times (especially the push ups and dips!).

Those spring rolls look really good – I really wish we had them in Canada!

K

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