Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

Whew! I am EXHAUSTED.

But look, I have full length mirrors!

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And a mountain of shoes!

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Shoes were clearly the first priority in the move.
This morning I packed up my car and then proceeded to lug all my worldly belongings up three flights of stairs. Elevators? What are those? At least I got a workout out of it!
I ate my packed lunch while at the studio earlier—

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Another really, really big grapefruit and an english muffin with peanut butter. Someday my food will be exciting again…I promise!
After dragging all those heavy suitcases, I needed some protein.

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Why do I feel like a man when I snack on turkey breast?
Don’t answer that.
Many times today I’ve been reminded to slow down. I like to live my life in the fast lane. I’ll be the first to admit. I thrive off busy schedules, moving, trips, events….yada yada yada. Today at a few different points I just had to remind myself to take a deep breath and relax a little. I don’t have to completely move everything in one afternoon. I don’t have to accept every opportunity (however cool it may be!) that comes my way. I don’t have to be there for everyone all the time. I can take a nap.
I feel better now.
What I DO need to do is take a shower and put my laundry in the drier. One thing at a time, friends. One thing at a time.

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59 Comments

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    May 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Full length mirrors are a must! And shoes would also be my number 1 priority. πŸ™‚

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    Jil
    May 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Woo full-length mirrors! Love all the boots. πŸ™‚

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    Tay
    May 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    LOL “don’t answer that.” Your shoes look cute!!

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    Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    May 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Haha. I also feel like a man when I snack on any kind of deli meat. I think it just’s because we’re eating MEAT alone without any other sides to gussy it up. Do condiments somehow make meat more “feminine”? Hmmm….

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    Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    May 12, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Great work on the move girl – it sure can be a fantasic wokout!!!

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    May 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Yay your getting all moved in.

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    Evan Thomas
    May 12, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Glad to see your day has gotten better

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    woohoo! your apartment looks awesome and adorable…hopefully you’ll give us a little tour when it’s all set up with your fancy new couch πŸ™‚

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    Sarah
    May 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Congratulations on the new place! Isn’t a new apartment kind of like a fresh start? I love that feeling.
    Obviously, shoes are a top priority!

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    Jenny
    May 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Moving is the best workout! It is important to stop and smell the roses, too:)

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    J
    May 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Awwww the Dexter pics get me every time!!!! So sweet and lovable!

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    Ameena
    May 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Moving is a great workout…and without an elevator? I consider that enough exercise for the week.

    And home isn’t really home without a full length mirror!

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    M(a different M than the other M!!)
    May 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hope Dexter loves the new apt?

    Do you have laundry at this apt? That would be really nice for you for a change!

    And I still am excited about your sofa…you’ll be wonderin’ what you did before it came along πŸ™‚

    (Go Montreal Canadians!!!!)

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    Jessica
    May 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    woohoo! lookin’ good jenna! the apt looks fab! happy moving day!

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    Ilana
    May 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Shoes are the most important thing to move. Hands. Down.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    May 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Slowing down is important– but I know that feeling of wanting to get everything DONE in one day!

    You need to post pictures of your new place!

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    May 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Congrats on the move!

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    Kailey (SnackFace)
    May 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Woohoo to moving in!!! Gotta take yo time! You know what your “one thing at a time” mantra reminds me of?

    This tasty, sugary musical snack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIE5QtkxzvM

    I hope you enjoy. Very yippy-skippy.

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Dexter looks a little, ‘WTF? New day, new deal.’ lol Sooooooo cute.

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    Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    May 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Hooray for full length mirrors! Never realized how necessary they were until I lived in a house that didn’t have a single one and spent half my mornings hopping on and off chairs to try to see how my shoes looked with my skirt/pants! It doesn’t really work BTW πŸ˜‰

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    Rachael
    May 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Waves of empathy flowing your way – I think I’ve moved about twenty times (low estimate) since college. I just turned 28, and despite the whole “adult” thing, I’m still resisting the acquisition of furniture – wandering tendencies and mattresses do not good friends make πŸ™‚
    Enjoy the new place (and even though I profess to have sworn off furniture, I’m secretly jealous of your vintage-looking couch!)

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Yay for the new place!!!
    Yeah, I have to remind myself to just BREATHE sometimes.

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    MMiller
    May 12, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Just telling you to take it easy because you were sick for a few days…don’t want a relapse! And do you have your own washer/dryer in the new place? Yea for full length mirrors!

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    Kati
    May 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see your new place all fixed up! I know how exhausting moving can be :/ Take a bubble bath tonight!

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    May 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Shoes are totally a top priority πŸ˜›

    Have fun with the new apartment!!

    xo
    K

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    amanda
    May 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Turkey and laughing cow cheese wedge is one of my favorite snacks. Sometimes I might even eat some strawberries with it. Have fun with the moving!

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    Low
    May 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    That’s amazing that you were able to remind YOURSELF to slow down. I usually have to be told πŸ™‚

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    Alaina @ Alaina Goes Abroad
    May 12, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I have those brown Steve Madden boots in the shoes picture! Wooohoo!

    Moving sucks, but at least you didn’t have any furniture to haul…right?

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    Lauren @ Health on the Run
    May 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Yay!! Congrats on the new place…and the full-length mirrors! Good luck with the rest of your move. Slow and steady does it. πŸ™‚

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    runnerforever
    May 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Haha, I always feel really awkward when I eat turkey straight up πŸ™‚

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    kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    May 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    how fabulous are ur boots! o and i need to get a full length mirror in my room- always wanted one πŸ™‚

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    eatmovelove
    May 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Do you have a washer and dryer? You have internet I guess LOL!
    So right about not having to do everything at once…every time I moved I would get so overwhelmed because I had like nothing and only myself to do it…I had to tell myself, “so what if I sleep on the floor for a week”, get it one chair at a time…just make sure you got toilet paper…;)

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Your place looks fantastic just by the mirror alone!

    Don’t overdo yourself. It’s alright to ride in the slow lane sometimes πŸ™‚

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    Kait
    May 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Good luck with the rest of the move, just go with the flow!

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    Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    May 12, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Good luck with the remainder of your move. I remember when I was lugging belongings up and down multiple flights of stairs in college – two buildings I lived in had no elevators, and my freshman year I lived on the fourth floor!

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    diana@mymarblerye
    May 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    full length mirrors can be good AND bad…depending on the angle…and lighting. πŸ™‚ Jenna, seeing your moving pics is giving me anxiety..I loathe moving…but I do enjoy new adventures that come from after the move.

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    Lizz @ leadingthegoodlife
    May 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Great job on the move! I hope we get a little tour, like last time!

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    Claire
    May 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    YAY for moving…I am sure it will be a great change! Can’t wait to hear how it is closer to some friends!

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    Camille
    May 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Hope the move is going well!

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    Jenna
    May 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Congrats on the move! I think everyone needs to remind themselves of that sometimes, we live in such a fast paced society. Love your pile of shoes!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    BTW Diane Sawyer didn’t own furniture till she married Mike Nichols in 1988 at age 43. She owned her NYC apt but had a mattress on the floor. Said was never interested in home decor until married and learned from hubs who loved design.

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 13, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Oooh! A full length mirror! You lucky woman – I need one of them!

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    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Beara
    May 13, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Babybel! my all time favourite snack πŸ™‚

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 13, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Yay for full length mirrors! And awesome hard wood floors! πŸ˜€ Gorgeous!

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    May 13, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Congrats on the move Jenna!! Here’s hoping this one is a perfect fit :).

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    May 13, 2010 at 5:24 am

    There were two years where both places I lived were on the third floor with no elevator. That was a fun move out-move in-move out process!

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    Helen
    May 13, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I love my full length mirror! They are definitely a necessity.

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    Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    May 13, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Looks like such a nice place!! Moving is never easy, but looks like your well on your way!! I mean, you DO have the shoes out haha!

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    kalli@fitandfortysomething
    May 13, 2010 at 5:42 am

    oh your place looks great and it is a good workout lugging all your stuff up 3 flights of stairs!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 13, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Hunni and I have tried to take days off and just be bums at home and I always get stir crazy. I totally hear you on loving full schedules.

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    Kelly
    May 13, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I need that same reminder some of the time…maybe most of the time. I’m guessing you’re a Type A like me.

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    Andrea (Sweet N Green)
    May 13, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I’m the same way! I thrive off of being busy..it’s what keeps me going most of the time but I’ve been thinking lately that I need to just slow down a little and try to enjoy things along the way.

    I love your mound of boots. Those brown western ones look kinda cute!

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    Ellie
    May 13, 2010 at 8:10 am

    One cute boots- two I love that you are also a reader. I’ve almost finished “American Wife” it’s amazing! Thanks for the heads up I’m loving it!

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    skinnyrunner
    May 13, 2010 at 8:16 am

    love the full length mirrors! and shoes are always a priority!

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    Corinne (breathe and savor)
    May 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

    YAY for full length mirrors! My gosh I dont even remember the last time I had one! ha. Now you can see all those slammin’ hot shoes in the mirror πŸ˜‰ One task at a time, one day at a time, one.at.a.time! It WILL all get done! Try to incorporate a new way of doing each task and you will be surprised how much you ENJOY doing it and how non frantic you will be IN THAT MOMENT. Also, I bet you won’t think about whats next on your list. πŸ™‚

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    Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    May 13, 2010 at 9:18 am

    congrats on the move. love when things you HAVE to do count as workouts, too πŸ™‚

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    Ashley
    May 13, 2010 at 9:54 am

    http://www.amazon.com/Book-Club-Cookbook-Judy-Gelman/dp/158542322X

    The Book Club Cookbook. Thought you might like this. Have a good day. πŸ™‚

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    May 13, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I love full length mirrors! They’re so helpful. hehe

    Congrats on the move. Looks like your new place is awesome!

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    Mindy
    May 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I see crown molding! πŸ˜€

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    Kelly
    May 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Where did you get that sign in the background of your last pic–with the fleur-de-lis. I’ve been looking for that sign, but it says “c’est la vie” on it!

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