Does A Body Good

Well, I slept for about 10 hours last night and I feel about 500% better this morning. I think that’s more sleep than I’ve gotten in months…I can’t wait for my crazy schedule to be done with and to get normal amounts of sleep every night!! I will never take it for granted again after this year.

This morning I woke up and reheated some steel cut oats for breakfast. I stirred in a big spoonful of almond butter and added a sliced banana to the oats and had three hard boiled egg whites on the side.


I don’t work on Mondays so now I’m back in bed and totally enthralled in reading “Water for Elephants”. I was so skeptical—I really didn’t think I would like this book but I got so into it last night and now I’m half way done with it! I’m planning on going to the gym in a little while, having lunch here then going to Target to get some stuff for the apartment (toilet paper and dishwasher soap. fun stuff).

Have a fantastic start of the week everyone!

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  • Danielle
    August 4, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    glad you’re feeling better! enjoy “water for elephants,” it’s one of my favorites, and i know i don’t have to tell to you enjoy target, bc well, how could you not 🙂 have a great week!

  • Betsy
    August 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    i KNEW you would love that book. it’s such a good one-you can’t put it down.

  • Bridget
    August 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I just finished Water for Elephants and did the same thing. I wasn’t sure if I would like it at all, but I LOVED it and couldn’t put it down! Enjoy your day off, Jenna 🙂

  • Kimberly
    August 4, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Same here! The only reason I picked that book up is because it was free (our employee caf has a book trade), but then I randomly started it one day when I was looking for something fun, and couldn’t put it down. Have you read “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller? It’s another one that’s great for the summer – fascinating subject matter, but the narrator’s voice is fast-paced and hilarious.

  • Heather
    August 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better! It’s amazing how crappy sleep deprivation can make you feel 🙁

    Now I want to read that book! I’ve picked it up and almost bought it about 20 times.

  • Jenna 2
    August 4, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I don’t comment on your blog much but I do read it everday! I’m just wondering if you feel any different since you have started eating meat and dairy products again? I was just curious if youv’e noticed any change.


  • ModelBehavior
    August 4, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I’m happy you feel better! I think everyone does that occassionally where you just need a good nights sleep, I do it a lot in summer especially! The heat can get to you!

  • kathleen
    August 4, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    I just finished Water for Elephants and looooooooved it. I’m not sure if you have read Middlesex or The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, but both are great summer reads.

  • Gaby
    August 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Hey- I’ve noticed you’ve increased your calorie intake a bit.
    Is that because of your weight training increase? Just wondering because I’m also increasing my resistance training, but haven’t increased caloric intake.

    Secondly, I also wonder the same as Jenna2 about your re-introduction of dairy, eggs, etc…


  • arielle
    August 4, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I am looking for a new book – I might have to check this one out! It sounds good.

  • jenna
    August 4, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Jenna 2,

    great question!! I have a TON more energy now that I increased my protein! Definitely a noticeable change…my workouts are easier, I feel stronger and just feel better. This isn’t to say that people that don’t eat dairy aren’t strong or whatever…I think its just a personal choice and you have to find something that suits you best. For me, more protein = tons more energy!


    I don’t count calories in the least bit so I haven’t mindfully increased my caloric intake, however, I believe I AM eating more because I am working out more and therefore more hungry. Building muscle takes eating nutritious food to fuel you, so in that case, I am eating more. Working out makes you hungry!

  • ~C~
    August 4, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Glad you are feeling better!

  • twinks
    August 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    What do you do with your yolks? I always feel so bad tossing them…

  • jenna
    August 4, 2008 at 4:25 pm


    ehhh I toss them. I guess it’s a vice.

  • hk
    August 4, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    SAME breakfast- to a “t” 🙂 (except I made Scottish Oats this morning) gotta love it!

    P.S- I had the Balance PURE choco-cashew bar for a snack- totally “rockin'”, thanks!!