Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Do The Cha Cha Cha!

hey guys!

Hope your Tuesday was great! I had a kick butt workout this morning after I finally pulled myself out of my nice warm bed. Here’s what I did:

couple minutes on the treadmill to warm up (note to self: don’t run…ankle still hurts. lesson learned. fast.)

2 sets of lat raises with 10 lbs

2 sets of shoulder press with 10 lb dumbbells

3 sets of push-ups on bosu ball

3 sets of wall squats against stability ball

2 sets each leg, lunges on bosu ball

2 sets tricep pulldowns on machine

2 sets adductor machine, 60 lbs

2 sets abductor machine, 60 lbs

4 sets crunches on bosu ball

total time = 30 minutes

After my workout I had the second half of my amazing grass protein bar from yesterday. Sorry, recycled photo!


Lunch was sooooooo yummy



A morningstar veggie burger on a whole wheat Arnold’s Sandwich Thin with a laughing cow cheese, hummus and hot sauce. + 2 clementines that I grabbed from work yesterday!

This afternoon I got my hair cut and highlighted and it was maaarvelous. I’m the type of girl that sticks with their same hairdresser for YEARS (I’ve had the same one since I was, like, 15 and we still keep in touch) so I was pretty nervous going somewhere totally new and random here in Santa Rosa. However, I googled Aveda salons and found a GREAT one on the first shot! (You can never really go wrong with an Aveda salon, can you?!) I didn’t do anything crazy to my hair (trying to grow it out), but she did layer it a bit and texturize it so it hung less like a mop. 😉 I love it!


When I finally got home, I snacked on a half cup of yogurt with a little bit of almond butter and raspberry jam—-


And then for dinner, I hit up Diavola with Hardy, Tracy (Hardy’s girlfriend), Broderick and Adam. SOOOOOO good!!!! Especially when started with Prosecco 😉



We all split some appetizers. My favorite was the scallops!


We all split two pizzas for dinner. We ordered one Margharita and one Cha Cha Cha (oooh yeahhh):



I had one slice of the Margharita and 2 slices of the Cha Cha Cha….the Cha Cha Cha was AWESOME! It had pork belly and goat cheese on it…a match made in heaven if there ever was one.

Some of you have asked if I’m now actively trying to lose the 10 lbs I’ve gained since September. The answer is no. However, that being said, I think once my life calms down a little bit, the weight will probably come off naturally. I’m naturally a pretty slender girl and I think my body will once again stabilize at the weight it’s been for years. However, I’m fine at this size and wouldn’t mind sticking here.


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  • Mama Pea
    November 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I love Aveda. Everything smells amazing there, even the soap in the bathroom. I make up excuses to go wash my hands 🙂

    The blonder ‘do is very California. I love it…almost as much as I love Prosecco!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    November 24, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Today must have been haircut day. I got mine done too. Yours is sooo cute – love the bright blonde on ya!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    The dinner looks incredible–your hair too! The hairdresser did a super job. I’ve also had the same blunt-cut/just past shoulders blonde hair for years.

    I just learned some exciting wine news tonight on FaceBook The boutique wine served at the first White House State Dinner of this administration tonight is from a Napa winery! A ’08 Modus Operandi Cellars Sauvignon blanc. Young nice, married winemaker with a young child. Very cool…pix of their nice family: http://www.moduswines.com/

  • amber
    November 24, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    omg the hair looks amazing!! If you ever need/want a free cut/trim or color I have friend who has their license but chose to go through an 2 year intern program for more experience up near Marin if you ever want a free trim or color! Loving how you are rocking and embracing your gorgeousness! WOW-O-WOW that food! I’m coming up there not this weekend but next celebrate my grad, can’t wait!

  • legalstyle
    November 24, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Jenna, the hair is fab. I’m getting my hair did on saturday and i’d love to get a cut / color like yours. Okay.. basically just wanna be you.

  • Sam
    November 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Your hair is absolutely radiant! I love it! You are glowing 🙂

    … and so is that marvelous looking pizza!

  • Renee
    November 24, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Your hair looks fantastic!! I use an Aveda salon as well (Paris Parker salon to be specific) LOVE it!

  • Carbzilla
    November 24, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I love your healthy attitude about those 10 lbs. Good for you! I’m so glad you’re just enjoying yourself and LIVING!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    November 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Your new hair do is beautimous! Lessons on the treadmill are always learned so very quickly…

  • ida
    November 24, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Your hair looks fab, and so does the pizza!

  • Rika
    November 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    your hair is goooorgeous!! so silky and smooth 😀

  • ellen eats beets
    November 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Girl I love that you are embracing the new body! Those pizza look YUM!

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    November 25, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Great hair! Makes me want to go shorter again…

  • Kate
    November 25, 2009 at 12:28 am

    You look AMAZING. Full stop. Wow, you’re a real stunner, your book is going to sell for the photo alone hehe.
    That pizza looks amazing, I’m weighing up making a homemade Margharita this weekend. It can’t be that hard?!

  • Eira
    November 25, 2009 at 1:53 am

    I don’t usually comment, but I just wanted to say you look fantastic! (not to sound too sycophantic ;p). California obviously suits you well and you’ve definitely got the ‘California glow’. It’s good to see you enjoying life so much, but your blog always makes me feel so hungry! 🙂

  • Katie S
    November 25, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Awesome haircut, Jenna! You look great!

  • candice
    November 25, 2009 at 3:02 am

    OMG, I love your haircut! Haha, maybe I’m just biased because I personally like to wear layered, thin styles such as that, but seriously–it’s gorgeous! 😀 That Cha Cha Cha pizza sounds so good. Pork belly? On pizza? Genius.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 25, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Oh man, that dinner looks fabulous. Scallops are the sea’s little miracles.

    Your hair looks gorgeous! I understand what you mean regarding hairstylist loyalty. When I first moved to NYC and hardly knew any one, my hairstylist was my rock and closest friend. She ended up moving to CA after 2 years, and for me to find a new one has been like getting over a break-up and comparing all my new hairstylists to her. I still haven’t found my match!

    Great job on the workout! Looks like you’re really moving and grooving despite the ankle injury, way to be strong!

  • Lesley Lifting Life
    November 25, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Cute hair 🙂 I like the added blonde!

  • christie, honoring health
    November 25, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Love the hair, you are absolutely glowing in that photo!

    That pizza looks awesome!

  • Cara Craves...
    November 25, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Your hair looks fab…I love the colour…makes you eyes pop!

  • maggie b
    November 25, 2009 at 3:54 am

    your hair looks beautiful and you are glowing!
    your eats look delish, i love those lil clementine cuties!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 25, 2009 at 3:57 am

    I love your hair color! Gorgeous! And great workout!

  • Allie
    November 25, 2009 at 4:00 am

    great great haircut!!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 25, 2009 at 4:23 am

    LOVE the blonder look!!!

  • Heather
    November 25, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Jenna, your hair looks amazing! You are glowing! [:
    Thank you for being so positive and optimistic about not losing the 10 lbs. It is so refreshing to read your blog because I know that it’s okay to be me. It’s okay to be you. It’s okay to be US – healthy and happy. <3

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    November 25, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Hair looks great! BTW I never get sick of veggie patties for lunch as well!

  • Pam
    November 25, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Everythings nice and sweet!


    Happy T-Day!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    November 25, 2009 at 5:03 am

    That pizza looks to die for. You look great as such a bright blonde– it reminds me of Cameron Diaz (def. a good thing!).

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    November 25, 2009 at 5:10 am

    The pizza looks awesome 😀 I love that big melted cheese on the top 😀

  • Michelle-pure2raw
    November 25, 2009 at 5:16 am

    You look beautiful. I am the same way about my hair dresser, it is my best friend that I grew up. So now that I don’t live near here, I have had to try other people. Still have not found someone I like.

  • Katy H. @ These Beautiful Feet
    November 25, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Love the hair!! So pretty! Oh, and the food looks incredible. That Cha Cha Cha pizza looks yummmmm! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve. 🙂

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    November 25, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Love the hair! Now you have me craving pizza at 7am 🙂

  • Stephanie
    November 25, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Love the hair-do! I go to an Aveda salon as well, it is really the only place that I trust esp since I color my hair and their products are gentle and plant based. They are also the first beauty company in the world to achieve cradle to cradle sustainibility endorsement, so I feel good about using their products both on my hair and for the environment!

  • Lizzy
    November 25, 2009 at 5:26 am

    your hair looks wonderful! 🙂

  • Rob
    November 25, 2009 at 5:26 am

    You are fine! Whatever you are doing, keep it up, looking good. The hair does look great and it isn’t easy to find a new salon that makes you happy and relaxed. That pizza does look good.

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats)
    November 25, 2009 at 5:27 am

    When my husband and I moved, the first thing I thought of was OMG where am I gonna get my hair done..lol. Glad you found a place you like.. it took me quite few trials!! You look fabulous 🙂

  • Anne P
    November 25, 2009 at 5:28 am

    hottie! 😉

    off to tampa today – I MISS YOU!!!! xoxo

  • Amy
    November 25, 2009 at 6:10 am

    LOVE THE HAIR! You look great! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Renee
    November 25, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Jenna, I never noticed that you have blonde hair and dark eyebrows until now. I do, too, and people ALWAYS ask if I dye my hair; no one believes that it’s natural, with such dark eyebrows.

  • Sarah
    November 25, 2009 at 6:14 am

    LOVE the new look! The highlights and cut look marvelous, which reminds me that I’m due for a haircut soon as well! 😀

  • Suzanne
    November 25, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Your hair looks gorgeous! I had been getting my hair done by the same woman since I was 12 (even going home to get it done when I was in college) and just went to a new person for the first time when I moved to DC this past summer. It’s scary!

  • jenna
    November 25, 2009 at 6:29 am

    your hair looks awesome!

    that looks like it has the perfect crust…..YUMMY!!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    November 25, 2009 at 6:31 am

    I just got my hair cut yesterday too! Yours came out much better…I wasn’t such a fan of mine. That pizza looks SO good. I need to get myself to CA soon!

  • Rebecca
    November 25, 2009 at 6:42 am


    What I love most about your blog is that you actually EAT and eat REAL food. And, your positive attitude is infectious! 🙂

  • Allie
    November 25, 2009 at 6:45 am

    I LOOOOVE the hair. The blondness really brightens you up and makes your eyes pop!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride)
    November 25, 2009 at 6:47 am

    You look beautiful!

    So do the pizzas!

  • Tina
    November 25, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Looove the hair! I moved for school, and I just can’t go to another hairdresser! I’ve gone to mine for like the past 3 or 4 years, and I’m nervous about going to anyone else. Luckily, I had my aunt trim my hair last week 😛

    Oh man, I have vowed to try pork belly sometime in my life. Obviously not something one would eat everyday, but all I ever read and hear about is how amazing it is!

  • Katie
    November 25, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Yummmm pizza!

    Doesn’t getting your hair done just make you day? I feel so good when I get it done. Mine needs to bad it’s all split endy with 6 inch roots yikes! Yours looks magnificent 🙂 Pretty blonde color and good shape. I have hair envy right now lol

  • Deirdre
    November 25, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Pork belly+ goat cheese sounds like heaven

  • lindsay
    November 25, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I feel the saaame way about my hairdresser…. I just moved away from home and although I despretely need new color I am waiting until Christmas when I go home so she can do it for me 🙂

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    November 25, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Love the hair! And that pizza looks pretty amazing 😉

  • Kelly @ Bite and Run
    November 25, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Love your hair! It makes me want to get mine done today. My appointment is not until Monday. =( I usually go light on the blond highlights but you’ve inspired me to tell her to do lots of blond highlights! Happy Thanksgiving, Jenna!

  • eatmovelove
    November 25, 2009 at 7:23 am

    You look beautiful!!! Like a supermodel girl 🙂
    I WANT THAT PIZZA!!! If you’ve seen my blog, you know i’m a pizza gal 😉
    Keep it up girl!

  • Jenna
    November 25, 2009 at 7:36 am

    love the new haircut! i am getting mine done today, can’t wait 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    November 25, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Your hair looks so pretty! As others have said, very California! When I lived there, my hair was far lighter than it is now that I’m living in NYC.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  • Jenna
    November 25, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Love the haircut!

    Have you ever tried almond champagne? To die for!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    November 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

    The haircut looks great!

  • Whit
    November 25, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I love the hair cut! So cute!

  • MMiller
    November 25, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Well California certainly does agree with you!

    I finally opened and used the Pumpkin Butter today on my overnight oats! How awesome! I never had even heard of Pumpkin Butter! So good! So glad I started looking for it after You posted about using it! I do warm mine up in the microwave for 45 seconds though! I like my oats warm!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    November 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I have a hard time finding a stylist I love so I always end up get a crap haircut. I think that’s why I haven’t gotten a hair cut in a year. I think it’s time. It’s my present to myself soon.

  • Karla
    November 25, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Your hair looks great! Beautiful shade of blond.

  • Diana
    November 25, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Your hair looks great! 🙂

  • Paige
    November 25, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Jenna-I *love* your hair. The color is amazing, and the cut is great too!!!!

  • Jil
    November 25, 2009 at 8:53 am

    The hair looks great, girl! I have the same fear of finding a new hairdresser! ahh! The food looks wonderful, as well! 🙂

  • Broderick @ Savory Exposure
    November 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

    It was great meeting you, Jenna. Have a happy thanksgiving!

  • MissGee
    November 25, 2009 at 10:20 am


  • Danielle
    November 25, 2009 at 10:26 am

    OOOhhh I love your hair! I agree, you can’t ever go wrong with Aveada!

  • Michelle
    November 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

    LOVE the haircut!!! So cute and stylish! Can’t wait til I go in for highlights in a few weeks. Have a great holiday!

  • Amanda
    November 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Good for you! Rock those curves : )

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    November 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Those scallops look perfectly cooked 🙂 Delish!

  • sherri
    November 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    love your new hair color & cut!!

  • Meagan
    November 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    oh my gosh…i’m the same way with my hair. i’ve been having my hair colored by the same woman for i think 7 years now! i’m actually planning on moving to the san francisco area (from the east coast) this spring and am dreading finding a new stylist! your hair looks great though!

  • Bev
    November 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Your hair Rocks…… I also go to a Aveda salon . Happy Thanksgining

  • Jo
    November 25, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Your hair looks awesome!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    November 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    The hair looks great! And I’m glad you are just going to let things happen naturally. You are beautiful, inside and out 🙂

  • Alina
    November 26, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Your hair looks awesome!
    I love that you are not worrying about the ten pounds. You look amazing at this weight too, and it’s nice to see someone not obsessing over a few pounds, especially when they are a result of really good food.

  • April
    November 26, 2009 at 6:54 am

    That color suits you so well!!

  • Astrid
    November 26, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    (long time reader, first time commenter)
    your hair looks beyond radiant!! your such a stunning girl!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sydney, Australia xx

  • Amy
    December 1, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I love love love your hair color! I’m a dark brunette and I’m considering going blonde…like you. How did you transition over to being that blonde? I’m scared! Do you have a picture you could post of you with your natural hair color?

    • jenna
      December 1, 2009 at 6:09 am


      Hmmm I actually really am a natural blonde! 🙂 Once, in high school, I dyed my hair dark brown but since then I’ve gone back to my roots.