Staying in Motion

by jenna on November 15, 2009

Hey guys!

How’s your Sunday going? Bet you didn’t know today was Raisin Bran Day!

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I actually like Raisin Bran, but I prefer it as a snack because just a bowl won’t keep me full for very long if I have it as my breakfast. So, instead, I had oats in a jar….again!

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Deeeelicious! Used a half cup of oats, half cup of milk, half cup of water, banana and topped it with a dollop of raspberry jam for the whole ab&j deal. Why is almond butter so good…why, why?!

After breakfast, I laid in bed with my mom for over an hour and talked about life. I’m going to be so sad when it’s just me here again! I finally pulled myself together though and hit the gym. Hard. For some reason, I’ve just been feeling the need to totally kick my own butt at the gym lately. Maybe its the fact that all I do here is eat totally delicious food and drink wine..or maybe it’s the fact that my jeans are a wee bit tighter? ;) Regardless, it was boot camp this morning….Jenna style.

30 minutes on the arc trainer, resistance cranked way up

3 sets of lunges on the bosu ball

3 sets of push-ups on bosu ball

2 sets of crunches on bosu ball (i love this thing, clearly.) I do side crunches and regular crunches on it and it really works your obliques

3 sets of squats (with 10 lb weight) on bosu ball

2 sets of 21s with 20 lb weight + shoulder raises

2 sets of triceps extensions with 10 lb weight

What what! Next up: GRASS!

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Chocolate SuperFood + almond milk is delicious!

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Not too long after, lunch!

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A BIG salad from Shelton’s. Organic mixed greens, tomatoes, bell pepper strips, cucumber, an egg, kidney beans, topped with hummus & hot sauce with a piece of just baked sourdough walnut bread. The bread was AWESOME!!!

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Currently sipping on grape soda aka divine grape Kombucha. Love this stuff.

About to head into town! Hardy is meeting us at Murphy-Goode and giving us a tasting and then we are headed over to Chalk Hill to visit Lancaster for a complete tour and tasting. Dinner is at The Estate tonight and I’m stoked. How amazing does that menu look??!

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Crunchy Granola Gal November 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm

hah – i’m the same way – i balance the excessive indulgences with awesome workouts. i’d say it’s totally worth it!

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christie, honoring health November 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm

That salad looks killer!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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eatmovelove November 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Love Raisin Bran! I was wondering what the Blue Diamond AB is like – looks delish! Must try this oats in a Jar. Are you still doing yoga? I feel like a ‘fraud’ in doing the training program…and yet not even having a daily practice…seriously most of the time it’s just ‘stretching’ sessions – and I suck. Blah, I’ll be posting about it anyways I’m sure. Any advice from fellow ‘yog-er’s appreciated :)

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Kelly from Bridges and Bites November 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

That sounds like a killer workout! So glad your time with your mom is going well. :-)

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Raewyn November 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Hey Jenna! I might be your youngest reader – but I’m a huge fan of your blog!! I check it everyday…lol, you’ve even got me hooked on oats and almond butter! :) Just wanted to say thanks for blogging your food choices. You’re a huge inspiration, and you’ve inspired me to totally take charge of what I eat, butt-kicking workouts, etc.! If you are EVER down in the South, in Texas or Louisiana, please let me know – I’d love to meet you!

P.S. Even though I would have said “NO!” a year ago, I’m itching to try some chocolate Amazing Grass now! Just hope I can find it down here!

Raewyn

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Estela @ Weekly Bite November 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

It’s been ages since I’ve had Raisin Bran!

Enjoy the rest of your Mom’s stay :)

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simpledaisy November 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I definately work out harder when I know I have been eating a little too much!! Looks like it was a great workout~
Lunges always kick my booty:)

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Matt November 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Sounds like a great workout :)

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VeggieGirl November 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Yep, we knew that around here – my dad celebrated the holiday, haha :-D

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Jenna November 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

have fun tonight!

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Erin November 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I can’t do just a bowl of cereal for breakfast either, but definitely makes a yummy snack.
Enjoy your day! :)

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Tania @ Moment Anew November 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm

That salad looks so amazing!!! Have fun tonight!!

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Olga @ Healthing It November 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm

That bread sound divine. Have a good time at the dinner tonight, the menu’s fantastic!

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I love Raisin Bran, but I fully agree that alone…it isn’t enough to constitute a meal. Bet it works wonders in a yogurt mess, though!

Your lunch looks so delicious, and while the salad looks incredibly fresh and vibrant- I can’t get over that amazing sourdough bread!

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Joelle (The Pancake Girl)) November 15, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Oh my gooooodness, I can’t believe you’ve gone through so many jars of almond/peanut butter in the past couple of months to make oats in a jar, and I’ve yet to finish up ONE enough to try it. Looks so yummy!

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Susan November 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Stellar workout! I applaud you for doing the bosu ball. My balance is awful and just looking at that thing makes me scared! :P Have fun tasting/eating today!

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Paige@ RunningAroundNormal November 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Awesome workout!! I love the BOSU ball too. I want one for Christmas:)

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Cynthia (It All Changes) November 15, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Raisin Bran doesn’t keep me full. I use it as topping for yogurt sometimes :-)

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Jenny November 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm

hmmm, does eating cinnamon raisin swirl bread qualify for celebrating raisin bran day? no? didn’t think so. Ah well, I’ll remember for next year.

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kristi (sweet cheeks) November 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Have a great time tonight Jenna!! That menu is too die for!

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Heather November 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Jenna, all of your posts lately have made me want to move to California! I was already thinking about looking into grad schools out there, and this only makes my researching easier! haha. Hope you are having a great time with your mom!

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mel November 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I go through a TJ’s almond butter every single week! I have to put it on everything b/c its so amaze! I feel sorry for people who haven’t discovered almond butter! haha

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Still Life in South America November 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Love the look of that salad, for sure.

Glad you are having a great time with your mom.

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Jenna November 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm

That baked sourdough walnut bread looks unreal. It looks nice and dense, just how I like my bread.

Have fun at dinner, enjoy a fabulous meal!

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lindsay November 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm

wow. what a workout lol. Enjoy wine and dinner!!

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Andee (LAEasyMeals) November 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Sounds like a busy and fun day! I also love using the bosu ball, I turn it upside-down so the bouncy part is on the floor and do squats on the flat surface of the underside of the ball with a 10 lb medicine ball. Totally works out your core and balance. I also like to rock the bosu ball left right then do a push up. Soo hard, but totally tones your arms

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Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run November 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm

I’m curious what 21s are… :-)

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Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Almond butter is the best. I bought peanut butter this week and it is just not the same ;-) Lovely salad…glad you’ve gotten the chance to spend some time with your mom. Have a good night!

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ellen eats beets November 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Girl I am super jealous of all the winery action you have going on!!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

That salad looks delicious!

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skinnyrunner November 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

sounds like a tough workout! glad to hear you’re having such a good time and fun weekend with your mom! beautiful pictures!

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Molly November 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I have never commented before, but I always read your blog! I think you are so inspiring- your message of living a balanced and happy lifestyle with food has helped me throughout many of my own personal struggles with food and exercise. Thanks for you consistent of example of enjoying life with family, friends, and good food. Thanks for reminding me that life is too short and to live it to the fullest!!

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Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests) November 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Great job boot camp jenna! I am jealous of your amazing workout!

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Kristen November 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Awesome workout! I like raisin branny type cereals, but I can think of other cereals which deserve their own day, too!!

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Liz November 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Sourdough walnut bread?! I think I need to move to California-just for that. haha

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Katherine November 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm

I haven’t had raisin bran in ages, but I agree, it can be a tasty snack. Glad you’re ankle is better and you’re getting into a rhythm that will help balance out all the fun and indulgence you’ve been enjoying.

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CaSaundra November 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I looove when my mom comes to visit too and we just have girl time–but then I never want her to leave!! :-(

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Cassandra Hernandez November 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Hey! Thanks so much for the post. I think it is really great that you give yourself a bootcamp, definitely inspiring! If you have a chance and would want to check out my fitness blog its austinfitness.wordpress.com! Keep up the great work!

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Evan Thomas November 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Raisin bran is old school goodness, just like grapenuts

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legalstyle November 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

mmmmm wood fired brussels sprouts on the estate menu look amazing!!! the boyfriend and i just got back from a day of wine tasting in napa and i was thinking of you!

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ashleigh November 15, 2009 at 5:47 pm

that menu looks divine! i can’t wait to see what your order

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candice November 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Raisin bran is one of my favorite cereals. Extra sugary raisins + bland bran flakes = total yum. Keep kickin’ butt ;)

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kaet November 15, 2009 at 6:18 pm

your meals and workouts are so inspiring! i get great meal ideas from you all the time!
i can totally relate about missing mom when she leaves. when i lived in nyc and my mom would visit and stay with me for days at a time, id cry every time she left and the tiny little apt would feel lonely. my best advice- go out for a walk, go to the gym, meet up with friends and get out when she leaves so it makes it easier! :)

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Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I just found like 8 things off that menu that I must try… it looks so good! Hope you have a great time :)

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Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

I love Raisin Bran – when I was little I liked plucking the sugared raisins out of my bowl and eating them first. I agree that raisin bran alone does not a meal make, but it does make delicious toppings for other meals, and mix-ins, and snacks..

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Isn’t talking to your mom just the greatest! I love it!

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Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion November 15, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Enjoy your time with your mom. Good job kicking your booty at the gym.

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