Don’t Make Me Laugh


The days are sort of flying by and I can’t believe that next week I’m going to CALIFORNIA!!!!! Wahhooo! I can’t wait to get back. I sort of fell in love with it last July if you didn’t pick up on it. 😉

I am SORE this morning. Sore, sore, sore. My abs, my back, my arms, my quads….all of me…one big ball of soreness. When it hurts to laugh, you know you have worked your abs to the max 🙂 I’m going to do a yogadownload later and stretch myself back out like silly putty. No running until Friday…just ice, ice, ice baby.

The return of the almond butter jar oatmeal!


It’s always a good start to a day when you eat your oats out of the nut butter jar.


I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 banana, cinnamon, sea salt, pure maple syrup and, obviously, almond buttah!

Obviously it was gross.


I’ve got a ton of stuff going on today. The middle of the month is always my busiest time because I have the most deadlines for my freelance projects. I’ve got a few to work on today as well as a super important phone call and back to the studio this afternoon to work a few hours to pay off my yoga debt. hehe


Currently reading 1 Timothy (love him) and just LOVED these two quotes last night so I wanted to share them with y’all today.

“Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever” 1 Timothy 4: 9

And then….and I love this one:

“Go ahead and drink a little wine. It’s good for your digestion, good medicine for what ails you” 1 Timothy 5: 23 Thank you, Tim! Amen to that. 🙂


Have a lovely morning!

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  • Following Julie
    September 15, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I am not a Biblical scholar in any sense, but it seems surprising that working out in a gymnasium was something that was done in 62 AD, which is when it’s estimated that 1 Timothy was written. That just struck me as quite funny! I envision peasants in long robes bench pressing bails of hay.

    • jenna
      September 15, 2009 at 8:57 am

      following julie,

      hehehe this is The Message–the bible re-written in contemporary language!

  • Paige
    September 15, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Hey Jenna! Yoga sounds like the perfect workout today. I hope you get to feeling better:)

    Mmm Oats in a jar..!

  • Balance in Bites
    September 15, 2009 at 8:52 am

    That’s funny – I JUST bought some almond butter yesterday when I was out grocery shopping. I made a mix of almond butter and peanut butter and I’m going to have it on celery for a snack today. =) That breakfast looks amazing – I’ll definitely have to try it out!

  • christie, honoring health
    September 15, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Good luck getting everything done today!!

  • Whitney
    September 15, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I love those verses. Amen!

    😀 Have a great day Jenna!

  • Steph
    September 15, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Good luck getting your writing done. I love those verses!

  • Jenna
    September 15, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for the inspirational verses Jenna, they help on this Tuesday morning 🙂

    Good luck with your busy day. I find that it always helps when you have something exciting like a trip to CALI to look forward to!!

  • Julia
    September 15, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Enjoy your day! xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Shawna
    September 15, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Hehe, I use the NLT myself, but I like those verses in any version!

  • Rebecca
    September 15, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I had banana oats in my empty PB jar yesterday!! Heavenly! I’m sorry that it hurts to laugh!

  • Jenna
    September 15, 2009 at 9:21 am

    it’s funny to me that you have yoga debt!!! LOL only you…..

    🙂 i hope you have a blissful day!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    September 15, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Haha! I totally know that feeling, but it’s almost like a good soreness. An “I know I worked really hard” soreness 🙂

    Those oats look fabulous. I agree 100% – when your breakfast stars a nut butter jar of oats, you KNOW you have a great day on your hands!

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 15, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I think you’ll be drinking “more than a little wine” when you leave for California 😉 I’m jealous, no more vacation time for me this year.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    September 15, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Eric’s class will do that to you!!! It’s a good kind of sore though.

    That breakfast looks ahhh-mazing. Mmmm…

    Have a fabulous Tuesday!

  • Leianna
    September 15, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Great scripture passages today! Love oats in a jar too!

  • maria
    September 15, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I’m loving the Biblical quotes. What version do you read?

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    September 15, 2009 at 9:34 am

    loove that good sore after a workout!!
    so exciting that you’ll be in cali soon! i was actually at the wine store yesterday trying to choose a bottle and went to the California section looking for Liars Dice that you’ve raved so much about. No luck, but i’m determined to find it somewhere 🙂 enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Runeatrepeat
    September 15, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I like when you talk about your readings 🙂

  • brandi
    September 15, 2009 at 9:38 am

    i hope you have a great day! starting out with nut butter jar oats is always a good thing 😉

  • Adi (
    September 15, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Oats in a jar are the best — it’s too bad you have to wait until the end of a jar to eat them! … Hmm, or do you…

  • ShutupandRun
    September 15, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Timonthy 5:23 is the best!! Can’t wait to hear about CA! Timothy would be proud you are going to wine country.

  • Stephanie
    September 15, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I love the wine quote, that is great 🙂 Have a great “silly putty” yoga practice girl!!

  • Cara
    September 15, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I’ve never been much of a bible reader myself, but after hearing those quotes, I might just have to pick up “The Message”! Yay Cali trip; drink lots of wine!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    September 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I just tried oatmeal in a PB jar this morning for the first time. My husband looked at me like I was crazy!
    Timothy is awesome. Have a great day!

  • Megan
    September 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I love those verses. I read The Message too. Your almond butter jar oats look delish! I love how youre in yoga debt 🙂 too funny! Good luck with all your writing today. Enjoy your morning!

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    September 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    i hope you have a nice time in Cali ! the weather is just starting to get nice here for ya 🙂
    those oats look sooo yummy!

  • Hypki
    September 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Glad you are back into the Word and getting some good stuff out of it. Thought it might be of interest to you that 1 & 2 Timothy were actually written by Paul as letters of encouragement and exhortation to Timothy. So it’s actually Paul saying those things to Timothy because of what the Lord has shown him through Paul’s relationship with God…which I think is pretty darn cool!

  • Karen
    September 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Favorite scripture – read it today in fact. 1st Timothy 6:6 Godliness with Contentment is great gain.. Wow! to be content with God no matter the circumstance or your environment.. Love it!

  • Susan
    September 15, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Ahh, I love ab soreness 🙂 Silly putty yoga and ice sounds like an excellent plan! Good luck getting your writing done!

  • K
    September 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I’m crazy but I LOVE that kind of soreness!! Good luck with wrapping up your projects!

  • Shion (Shi's Eating)
    September 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I love the feeling of hurts-to-laugh-soreness!

    I haven’t perfected the oats in a jar yet (I never seem to leave enough nut butter in there) but I’ll have to give them another try!

  • Erin, Mommy on the Run
    September 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Hey girl. Paul actually wrote 1 and 2 Timothy (1 Timothy 1:1-2)as a letter to Timothy. I love knowing that Christ is the most important and most profitable thing that we can strive for. As a fellow healthy living blogger I struggle with not letting healthy living (a good thing) be more important than Christ (the best thing). Love you blog.

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    September 15, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Hi Jenna – I’ll be in California too, but I’m going next month for work. I LOVE California – only wish I could find a fab job there! Have a great time next week and good luck!

  • Jocelyn
    September 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    love those verses Jenna! Yay!

  • Karla
    September 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Hey Jenna! I am just getting into yoga (late to the party – I know!) and I am wondering which of the classes on yoga download you like best. I am having a little trouble finding a class that isn’t too easy, but is also not too challenging… Suggestions?

  • Courtney F
    September 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Great verses to live by!
    One CANNOT go wrong with oats in a jar!

  • LisaR
    September 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Great verses…sometimes I can be more consumed w/ staying fit that I let my physical life go before my spiritual. This is something I always need to keep in check. God is the one who gave me this body and while I want to make the most of it I need my time with Him daily to grow and mature in my faith or it’s all worthless and meaningless!

  • Jenna
    September 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    oats in a jar look great as always!

  • Veggie Booty
    September 16, 2009 at 1:03 am

    I also enjoyed Oats in a Jar for breakfast today – phenomenal, as always!

  • Jenna
    October 22, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    i have a question about your oats in a jar…do you cook the oats and then mix in your toppings?