Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

And Yet I Still Biked

Hi friends!

Before I say anything else, can I please just say HOLY MOLY this dessert e-cookbook looks freakin’ fabulous!!!!

I now have over 70 recipes compiled in the e-cookbook and I cannot wait to get in the kitchen and start baking! I am still accepting submissions from now until the end of the day on Wednesday, and then on Thursday the cookbook will be ready for donation purchase at the price of $10. If you ask me, it is totally worth $10. If I saw all these recipes in a book at the store, I would probably pay $40! We will go through this again on Thursday, but basically if you want a copy of the e-cookbook (and you do), all you have to do is donate $10 into my Team in Training fund and then send me an quick email to tell me you did and I will email you back the e-cookbook attachment! Simple!

Now, back to the day after that brief exclamatory announcement.

After lunch all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and sleep until Friday at 12:30 (obviously), but I somehow pulled myself together and went for a 9.5 mile bike ride down the bay and into downtown. It was absolutely gorgeous outside and I blasted my ipod and just cruised. I didn’t really worry about resistance or speed or anything today…but I found that after I warmed my body up, I was going pretty fast with the music and I felt so much better. When I got home, I refueled with some coconut water and a plate o’ grapes:


And, as for dinner, Sarah knows me so well : “Iā€™m anticipating an early dinner post filled with mellow eats, tea and books.”

Ah yes. that was what it was folk! After snacking, I worked about 45 minutes more on the e-cookbook then gave myself a dinner break. I have the best mom in the whole world—-she put leftovers of Saturday night’s veggie pasta sauce + leftover cooked whole wheat spaghetti noodles in the fridge with my name on it. It made for a very quick and easy dinner, indeed!


I also made a big salad with organic greens, half a bell pepper, two scoops of Cedar’s hummus + a sprinkle of feta!


And but of course


100 delicious calories of creamy coconut goodness.


Tomorrow I am skipping out of work early at 10:30 to go get my bone scan done. I have an appointment at 11 to get the injection (eek!) and then I have to be back there at 2 to have the actual scan done. As for right now, I am hopping in a very hot bubble bath and straight into this


See you tomorrow!

ps–TOMORROW is the much anticipated day where I will be picking TWO Meatless in March winners!!! Both winners will be picked at random and one will win the Amy’s soup gift pack and the other will win a batch of my homemade super-charge-me cookies! I will announce the winners in the morning šŸ™‚

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    WOW 9.5 mile bike ride!? Get it girl! And what a sweet mama to prepare such a yummy dinner. Gotta love moms. Hope you get lots of sleep tonight!

  • life coach jen
    March 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    1. Oooh!, good book that you’re reading!
    2. What system/program/service/website are you using to make your ebook?
    3. Catch up on your sleep!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I’m psychic.

    Your winning lotto numbers are 4, 23, 27, 32 and 40.


  • Cassie
    March 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I was just curious if you can give us an idea of who submitted recipes? Are they bloggers we would recognize? Or just readers? Thanks!

    • jenna
      March 30, 2009 at 3:46 pm


      Its actually a really great mix! Probably a little more than half are bloggers though!

      Life Coach Jen,

      I did a lot of research and talked to people that have already made e-books and basically, what I did was take all the recipes, re-write them all in Word, format them all, add a table of contents, title page, yada yada yada and make it so if you printed it all out, you would have a whole book that you could bind together in a 3-ring binder. It was actually a lot more work than I expected but totally fun…can you tell I miss school projects?!

  • Meg
    March 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Your bed looks very comfy!!!

    You always say it seems funny that you go to work when people are getting home from bars. I wasn’t at a bar last night, but I did get home at 3 am!!!

    Have a geat night!

  • Christie
    March 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, I don’t know if I could exercise that much after being SO tired. But at least you will get some good sleep tonight (hopefully!).

    I have a question for Jenna or anyone who goes to yoga at the gym. I am going to my first class soon and I wanted to know… what kind of shoes do you wear? The regular tennis shoes, slip on’s, etc?

  • elise
    March 30, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    the lovely bones is soooo good. that was one of my faves, fo sho!

  • laci
    March 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    The E-book fundraiser sounds great! I <3 the last pic of the bunny snuggled in the bed with a book waiting to be read- ha, it ryhmes! šŸ™‚

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    aww, your mom looks out for you so well! the dessert e-cookbook is soooooo exciting šŸ˜€

  • Anais
    March 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I loved reading the Lovely Bones…it made me cry a lot though!

  • K
    March 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Yay I can’t wait to get the cookbook! Get lots of rest tonight!!

  • VeggieGirl
    March 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm


    Wonderful bike ride!!

    Mmm, lovin’ the grapes – so refreshing!!

    Good luck with the bone scan!!

  • Stefanie
    March 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm


    Usually, you do yoga barefoot. Some people might wear socks, or special socks called Yoga Toes, but you have to be careful of slippage while wearing regular socks.

    If you meant to ask what to wear going TO the gym, well, I always went in flip flops and just kicked them off before class started. But if you’re going to be doing other things in the gym besides yoga then obviously you’ll want to wear sneakers! šŸ™‚

  • Christie
    March 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm


    Thanks so much!

  • Erin
    March 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe you biked after no sleep! No way I could do that, I’d probably sleep until morning. Good for you though!
    And beautiful dinner!

  • ryan
    March 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm


    Thank you sooooooo much for the chocolate peanut butter candy!!!!! It was soooo good. And I apologize for the delayed thank you, I ate 90% of it within the first 10 min of jenna giving it to me!!

    Get some sleep Jenna and thanks again for surprising me, just what I needed after a long weekend away!

  • Jessica
    March 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Jenni, i tried the SO delicious mini coconut ice cream bars and you are right…they are INSANELY good!! Thanks for the tip! I would have never tried them if I hadn’t seem them on your blog.

  • Shelby
    March 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm


  • Sammie
    March 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I tried reading that book years ago and it was so sad that I couldn’t even finish it. I was preggers at the time.

  • Nikole
    March 30, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I loved Lovely Bones. If you enjoy it you might also like Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. It is a young adult book but has an interesting plot. I can’t wait for the ebook. All your desserts look so yummy.

  • AshB
    March 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    lovely bones is soooo good!!!!!

  • Run Sarah
    March 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    The Lovely Bones is such an amazing book! I loved it!!

  • Emily L.
    March 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Jenna,
    You have tempted me for months and months with delicious looking tasty d-lite (or whatever). This weekend I was moseying around south beach, and there, right in front of my eyes was a tasty d-lite store. AND everything in the fridge was 2-4-1. I posted a picture of me and my sister enjoying the deliciousness! It’s all thanks to you!

  • Sharon
    March 30, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    AWWWHHH, such a cute bed. =D

  • Michelle
    March 30, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    That book is amazing. I bawled.

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    March 30, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Lovely bones – great read! I bought it at a garage sale for a buck! šŸ™‚
    Enjoy your evening… hopefully work is a little easier tomorrow with lots of rest behind you.

  • Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    March 30, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Lovely bones — such a great book! Looks like you have an adorable lil friend to keep you company, too šŸ˜‰

    have a relaxing night!

  • Michelle Hisae
    March 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve always wanted to read that book. Let us know how it is, of course. And what a great bike ride – I love biking. It’s so peaceful. Just me, my powerful thighs and the wind. šŸ™‚

  • Matt
    March 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I’m making a donation right now for that cookbook!

  • Laura
    March 30, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    You sleep with a bunny! šŸ™‚ Awesome. I now feel totally justified in being a 24 year old who sleeps every night with a teddy bear named Horace.

  • Sara
    March 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Lovely Bones was a really good, but haunting, book. I think it’s going to be made into a movie also.

  • Caroline
    March 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of The Lovely Bones. I read it in high school and found it quite unique.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    March 31, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Awesome day you had! Can’t wait to see those recipes!!
    Will you continue to go meatless for the whole month of April?

  • brandi
    March 31, 2009 at 8:10 am

    good luck with the bone scan!

    I really like The Lovely Bones – it’s very different.

  • Tiffany
    March 31, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I love that book! I heard it is going to be made into a movie – yay!

  • Jess
    March 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

    That’s a really good book, but made me cry.

  • tina
    March 31, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I have enjoyed your blog for a few weeks. Before, I would have never understood how a baker could stay so fit! Now, I know it is because you are so active and eat such healthy food.

    I have had Lovely Bones in my bookshelf for a while. Now that you are reading it and all the positive comments about it, I am going to start reading it today.

  • Natalie
    April 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I’ve been reading your blog (and lurking) for awhile.. I discovered it via Meghann’s blog. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy it! Btw the lovely bones is a great book… very sad, a tad depressing at times but powerfully written. I can’t wait to see the film adaptation. Keep up the good work and best of luck with your fundraising