Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Braving The Crowd

Hi guys!

What do yall think about my new header?! I LOVE it. Zesty Cook is amazing since I never could have done that by myself. As we all know by now, technology is not and has never been my friend. I’m missing that crucial part of my brain. Lord knows how I have figured the blog thing out so far!

We didn’t end up going out for coffee this morning—we ended up working out at home for awhile while watching 13 Going On 30 (LOVE that movie) and then having coffee here. I cranked away on the elliptical for 30 minutes and then had an apple and some nuts as a snack:



Then we head out to go Christmas shopping! We stopped at Cravings on the way to get sandwiches since we didn’t go earlier for coffee. I got my absolute FAVORITE—the hot honey!



A delicious combo of ham, swiss cheese and honey mustard on homemade ciabatta—pressed panini style for ultimate yum. I ate left about a quarter of the sandwich though…it was huge and the bread was so thick that I got full really fast! This sandwich reminds me of France and I get it every time I go to Cravings. πŸ™‚

After the sammie, I was all fueled up and ready to shop. I tried on this lovely stuffed snake to get the party goin’


Now I really despise going to the mall around this time of year. I’m not trying to be a grouch, but I really don’t like the mall in general and there are just SO many people there right now. It gives me a headache just thinking about it all. I would rather be baking. πŸ˜‰ But…..we went around everywhere and I got a good chunk of my shopping done so it was worth braving the crowds. I’m SUPER excited about my present to Ryan but you all will have to wait until next weekend to find out what it is! I can’t wait to give it to him!!

I’m about to make a snack and get present wrapping right now. Christie and I are going out to dinner and to see Changeling tonight and I will post a re-cap after. Adam just called and told me to take tomorrow off as well since we don’t have too much to do!

Have a wonderful Sunday =)

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  • Kim
    December 14, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I love the header! It’s great! I’m the same way,I would never be able to whip up anything that fantastic.

    Malls are definitely hectic this time of the year.. I’m glad I did a lot of my xmas shopping online!

  • carolinebee
    December 14, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    the header is so cute!! I love having great friends to work out, shop AND eat with πŸ˜€ That’s awesome you get the day off, enjoy yourself!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 14, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Cory is definitely a genius with his designs – love your new header!!

    I too would rather be baking than be at the mall with all the crazies around this time of year, no worries, haha πŸ˜‰

  • Jillian
    December 14, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I just bought my first pomegranate and was curious if there was a way to tell if it was ‘ready’ to eat or if it’s ok anytime (since I would only be using the seeds)? Thanks!

  • Moran
    December 14, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Lovely header!!
    And I love 13 going on 30 too! Jennifer Garner is one of my favourite actresses!

  • Mel
    December 14, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Love the header, it totally fits you!

    Your sandwich looks absolutely amazing!

  • Courtney
    December 14, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Love the header! I feel the same way about the mall..yikes!

  • Sharon
    December 14, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Glad you made it through the shopping in one piece. I definitely agree with you. It is crazy and hectic this time around.

    Love the new header!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    December 14, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Ooh, I saw Changeling a few weeks ago. It is INTENSE. Well done, but seriously heart wrenching the entire time.

  • Shelby
    December 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I LOVE the new header!!! It’s gorgeous and totally goes with your personality and blog =)

  • Jenny
    December 14, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    The new header is perfect!! So cool πŸ™‚

    Glad you had successful shopping today, and yay for having tomorrow off! Enjoy it!!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 14, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

  • Julz
    December 14, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    WAY TO BE A HUSTLA, yo! Mall crowds are SCARY! I haven’t been in FOREVER, but I gotta be honest, I’m mad excited bc I looove the Christmas Cheer! Weee!!! πŸ™‚

    Yay for your day off tomorrow! SWEET DEAL πŸ™‚

  • K
    December 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    LOVE the new header! Yay for another day off and almost being done shopping πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you got him!

  • Andrea
    December 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    <3 LOVE <3 the header!!! it totally incorporates you as a person with the pic from france and the lovely breads you make! gorgeous πŸ™‚

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    December 14, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Jenna, that is an adorable heading. I love the tagline too (I know that’s not new, but it is still cool.) Have a great rest of your day.

  • Victoria
    December 14, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I feel the same way about the mall. The new header looks great! Zestycook is a very talented guy!

  • polly
    December 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    LOVE the header! Adorable and fun just like you! πŸ˜‰ Have a fun day off tomorrow.. woohoo! a 4 day week and then we all get to see what you gave R! I love presents! πŸ™‚ XOXO

  • Alyssa
    December 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    I love the header too, you look very inquisitive :;

  • MLT
    December 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Love the new header AND the fact that you matched your shirt to your header! (whether intentional or not) so cute!

  • Ansley
    December 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I. Love. The. New. Header.
    It’s perfect.

  • Fancy
    December 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Have a great day off tomorrow! I’m so jealous!

  • Cassidy
    December 14, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I was reading thru one of your REALLY old post of favorite books. I got excited because I love Pat Conroy too! I had to read The Lords of Discipline senior year of high school and loved it. So I read on my own The Prince of Tides. He is one of my favorite authors.

  • BridgetP
    December 14, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Love the new header! Way to get all your shopping done- I tried yesterday, but still have a few gifts left to get!

  • Katy G.
    December 14, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I think your header looks awesome! Zestycook did a great job. Enjoy your day off tomorrow.

  • Melissa P.
    December 14, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Like the new look! You mentioned ideas for x-mas budgeting in your breakfast post and my mom got me started on something great. She puts aside three dollar a day everyday starting January 1st in preparation for the next year. That way when holiday shopping time rolls around she has her x-mas fund ready and waiting. I do the same thing only with $1/ day since I do not have so many gifts to buy. At the beginning of each month I roll that 29,30 or 31 dollars (depending upon the number of days in the month) into savings for x-mas. It works wonderfully and takes off so much stress!

  • Gliding Calm
    December 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    that sammy looks awesome! and the new header is super duper cute!

  • Ann
    December 14, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Love the new header! That sandwich looks completely divine, I wish there were some nice places around here that served things like that!

  • HangryPants
    December 14, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I love the new header!

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    December 14, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Jillian – your pomegranate is probably fine. Usually what I do is just de-seed the pomegranate and then store the seeds in a tupperware container so I can use them easily whenever I want.

    Jenna – love the new header and hooray for your unexpected day off! Hope you have a great day tomorrow!

  • Joy
    December 14, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    love the new header! looks very french πŸ™‚
    i also braved the mall today. i honestly do not mind the crowded mall, it’s the traffic and bad drivers that make me crazy!

    btw, i know you’ve mentioned hempmilk on here before and i bought it on a whim today, i love it. i think i like it better than silk.

  • Jayne
    December 14, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    As a random follow up to my comment a few weeks ago, I found that dress you wore to the wedding at Zara today. It fit perfectly and I bought it– it will be perfect for a wedding I’m going to next weekend! Thanks for modeling it!!

  • Hannah Hawley
    December 14, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Love the new header!

  • Erin
    December 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    You went to Cravings?! Aah, I haven’t been there in about a year! I grew up going to Vero for family reunions, and Cravings was always our post-beach destination for ice cream and sandwiches! Good times! I need to drive back down there again soon. I adore all the little shops! πŸ™‚

    ~Erin @ “Vegan & the City”

  • Chanelle
    December 14, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE the new header Jenna!
    By the way, thanks for the blogging advice… i’ll be starting my very own little healthy blog soon and I hope mine looks as good as yours!

  • LAE
    December 14, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I love reading your blog and have only commented a couple of times. I’m only 15, and when I read about the fast metabolism when your younger(earlier’s post) I thought about it for awhile, because I always feel bad when I don’t go and exercise or when I think I ate too much. I used to be worse, but someday I hope to me more relaxed about it. An example would be for this week, I have a few semester tests and kind of just want to not worry about exercising. In yours (or anybody’s) opinion wouldn’t that be perfectly fine? Then next week my sister will be back from college break and she said she would like to exercise during break. I don’t exercise much in the first place though, because I’m not in a sport this season but I don’t want to be like a lazy bum! Sorry my comment is long and I rambled on but I just wanted some reassurance, I guess. Thanks so much for having such a wonderful blog and have a good week(almost time for break!! yay :D).

  • Marissa
    December 14, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I like the new header!

  • jenna
    December 15, 2008 at 6:59 am


    I think you are fine. Exercise was never meant to stress anyone out. Take Christie—my friend that is here—she is in law school and hasn’t exercised in weeks because she’s been so busy studying for her exams. And she’s fine. You aren’t going to get “fat” from taking a week break from the gym. And, you are only 15! When I was 15 I didn’t belong to a gym or anything! I didn’t really start getting serious about fitness at ALL until I was in college. So, no worries!