Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness


Tonight I did not in any way, shape or form feel like cooking. This is very rare for me because usually I love to cook just about anything. Tonight, however, nothing was seeming good to me at all. I had planned to make Tosca’s turkey meatballs with marina sauce and make her sweet potato risotto as well, and as good as that may sound, the thought of it was gagging me (I’m so weird)!

My whole “bleh” feeling started after the gym. I laid down for about 45 minutes, ate a snack and went to the gym to do biceps, back and chest. I probably stayed only about 20-25 minutes and here’s what I did:

2 minutes running on treadmill to warm up

Supersets of cross chest dumbbell curl (with 15 lbs) with single-arm dumbbell row (with 15 lbs). I did three sets of each exercise with about 10 seconds rest in between sets and 2 minutes rest at the end of the superset.

Wide-grip lat pulldown–40 lbs—3 sets, 15 reps

Hammer curls—15 lbs—3 sets, 10 reps

Pushups—3 sets of 10 reps 

Bench press-–3 sets of 12 reps. 15 lb weights in each hand

Bicep curls using the cable machine. 10 lbs each resistance. 3 sets of 12 reps 

It ended up being a rather short workout because, like I said, I don’t rest in between sets, except for maybe 5-10 seconds. I rest at the end of a three set period for about 2 minutes. That way my heart rate stays up and my muscles are working double-time. I’m also working on doing less reps with heavier weights. It almost killed me today doing 10 reps with 15 lb weights for the hammer curls. I reached muscle fatigue quickly and that’s when I knew it was time to stop!!

When I got home from the gym I felt a little sick. I had the same tummy achy feeling I had in the middle of the night and laid down with Dexter for a little while on the bed. I debated getting up and making those darn meatballs but it just wasn’t in the cards for the day. I think the heat got to me walking home from the gym. It was about 100 degrees out and I was wearing those long black workout pants. My heart rate was already elevated and the heat just got me a little bit.

So……….I decided the only thing I really felt like was that forlorn frozen Amy’s entree that has been sitting in my freezer for a few weeks:


This was seriously the only thing that sounded good to me! I tried to make it a little healthier by adding some crunchies on the side (carrot sticks and grapes).


It.was.so.good. And I felt a ton better after I ate.

And then about 2 hours later I had a little snack of 1/4 cup Ezekiel cereal with soymilk and a cup of peppermint tea. I’m pooped and getting into bed to read even though it’s not even 8:00 yet.


I wasn’t a complete turd though tonight because I did vacuum, clean, sweep, do laundry and study for Capstone tomorrow night after I had dinner. A Sunday well had.

Night y’all!

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  • smjohnson30
    August 3, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    If I felt bad, I wouldn’t have done HALF of the things you accomplished today, so don’t be so hard on yourself 😉 If you’re dragging, it’s your body’s way of saying you need some rest! Hope you feel better tomorrow…

  • Meghan
    August 4, 2008 at 12:46 am

    I agree with smjohnson. Think about it this way, even thought you felt like you were sort of draggin’ all day, you actually got quite a lot accomplished so you can definitely rest easy tonight, and that’s an extra good thing considering it sounds like you need it!

  • AshleyH
    August 4, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Oh I hope you feel better! I have IBS and I have alot of days like that. (the heat can make it worse too.) Get some sleep and hopefully you feel better tomorrow! 🙂

  • Little Black Dress
    August 4, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Jenna, you cook all the time. So glad you got a night off! Feel better!

  • Erin
    August 4, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Feel better soon! You’ve gotta get an “A” on your Capstone! 😀
    ~Erin @ “Vegan & the City”

    PS-Were you talking about the Greens & Grille by Millenia in your earlier post? I (obviously) drive by it all the time, but have never stopped in… Do they have a website?

  • kasondra
    August 4, 2008 at 1:32 am

    hay everyone i love this blog. it has inspired me to start my own. i would love everyone’s support while i get it started. i have been an athlete my while life and a very healthy individual. i have recently aquired an ED. i think a blog is going to be my saving grace. i will appreciate any support you can give me while i get this up and running!!!! thank you http://strongdeterminedhealthy.blogspot.com/

  • erica
    August 4, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Everyone deserves a night off from cooking.. I used to cook for myself almost every night, but for some reason lately, I’ve just been so unmotivated! I guess it happens to the best of us. Get a good nights rest, and feel better!

  • ModelBehavior
    August 4, 2008 at 2:43 am

    I just got that same Amy’s meal! Glad it’s tasty, can’t wait to try it!!

  • alwaysroom4dessert
    August 4, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Hey Jenna!
    Whenever I know I am going to have a rich meal or food I don’t usually eat, I take a digestive enzyme supplement. It’s all natural, either called bromelain (which is a digestive enzyme found in pineapple) or papain (foud in papaya). I pop one or two of these before I eat and it works like a charm! Hope you feel better!

  • C
    August 4, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Feel better soon, Jenna!

  • Natalie A
    August 4, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    The ravioli looks great! I’ll have to try that.