Gets Me Every Time

I’m TIRED this morning! Thank goodness for extra strong french press coffee and SuperFood—a match made in heaven. πŸ˜‰ I was originally going to go to the gym before work but….yeah….I’m still here on the floor wrapped up in a quilt near my heater. I’m going to pack my gym clothes and hopefully make it after work. We’ll see. I’m a slacker, I know.
Breakfast was overnight oats—
  • 1/2 cup oats soaked in 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • naturally more pb
  • maple syrup

It was a little chilly for cold oatmeal but….tasty nevertheless.

To the winery I go!
Enter to win an all expensesΒ paidΒ weekend trip for two to the amazing Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health!
Three ways to enter (choose one!):
1. Share a brief story about why you need to relax and say β€œOhm.”
2. Share a recipe you create or tip using Oikos yogurt
3. Post a photo of you doing yoga in a toga (this one makes me giggle)

All entries (your post is your entry) must come from bloggers and include a link to the Oikos Facebook fan page and be emailed to by November 30, 2009. The winner will be selected at random and notified by 12/15/09.

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  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Don’t you just love Naturally More PB? Don’t feel bad about bailing on the morning gym sesh, I did the same thing today. Seems to be in the air from coast to coast.

  • Molly @thevegandorm
    November 11, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Sometimes it’s healthier to take some time to recover than to work out. πŸ˜‰

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 11, 2009 at 9:07 am

    The photos are the wood floor are so gorgeous! I love ’em!

  • Kate
    November 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Taking an off-day from the gym is nothing to be ashamed of. Trust me, over-doing it and then paying for it with an injury is a million times worse than “missing a workout”. I know from experience. Besides, you could always take a walk break at lunch time and exercise outside too! Don’t sweat it; no pun intended. Hahah.

    Have a great day at the winery!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I haven’t had cold oats in a while… Your’s look great πŸ™‚

  • Evan Thomas
    November 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Those oats sound great. I don’t do overnight oats because I think if I did I’d be anticipating them too much to sleep

  • Kristine
    November 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Dear Jenna,
    You are not a slacker. At all.
    Love, Kristine

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    November 11, 2009 at 9:29 am

    You poor thing! You need a comfy couch! Although I think I’ll miss the pics from the floor. πŸ™‚

  • Carolyn
    November 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

    It’s so hard to get motivated to work out in the winter. That’s why I usually go at lunch!

  • Erin
    November 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Mmm I love overnight oats, even when hot oats would be better on a cold morning. Usually I pop them into the microwave for 30 seconds just to warm it up a bit.

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    November 11, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I’ve never tried overnight oats! I’ll get to it one of these days…:)

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    November 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I took the day off from the gym yesterday and I feel so much better today after I did. I had much more energy for this morning’s workout!

  • Matt
    November 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I am tired too!

  • Chloe (No Sugar and Spice)
    November 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Oh how I love my french press. It’s the perfect size for just me, and if I have guests over I can always make more in a quick second!
    Have a wonderful day Miss Jenna~

  • Olga @ Healthing It
    November 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Overnight oats are so delicious. I love how versatile oats are! Have a good day πŸ™‚

  • Diana
    November 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I’ve never tried overnight oats. I’m curious. But these days it’s just so awesome having nice hot oatmeal. πŸ™‚

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    November 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I did the same things this morning — I was planning a workout but my body needed sleep.

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    November 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I’m really tired today, too. For me, I think it is the miserable weather we are having.

    Hope you have a nice day!

  • Felicia
    November 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I was just thinking about how tired I am. I need to grab some coffee ASAP. I went to bed at 9:30 on Monday, which was amazing, but it’s clearly not carrying me through the rest of the week!

    No worries on missing the gym this morning. It happens to all of us! πŸ™‚

  • megan
    November 11, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I did the same thing about the gym this morning. But thankfully it’s nice outside so I got out at lunchtime for a nice walk. I think that makes up for it πŸ™‚

  • Cali
    November 11, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Have a fab day, Jenna. Congrats on the book deal – how wonderfully exciting!

    I entered the Oikos content ( The yoga-toga photo shoot was the best part! I LOVE Kripalu, and it’d be amazing to have a chance to visit (all expenses paid). Thanks for sharing the sweepstakes!

  • Alicia
    November 11, 2009 at 10:51 am

    What are your thoughts on adding protein powder to oats and cereal ? I have been testing off dairy for a trial time (not for long though) and usually have some very vegetarian-carbohydrate-heavy meals. What are your thoughts on making one meal much more protein-based by adding protein powder to the mix ?

  • Kristin Point
    November 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    can you only enter the contest if you have a blog?

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    November 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Congrats on the book deal!! That’s so amazing!

    Annnnd…still can’t get my head behind cold oats!! Give me cold cereal w/ milk or normal hot oats any day. Maybe someday I’ll come around…

  • Stephanie @ Foodie McFood
    November 11, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Ironically, this morning was the first morning I have actually gotten up to work out. Sorry I took your mojo, Jenna! πŸ™‚

  • Katie
    November 11, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I almost did, but didn’t and now have a splitting headache from exhaustion and am so out of it! LOL So I’m not sure it did me any good!

    I definitely need to enter that contest… I need to get on it.

  • Jenna
    November 11, 2009 at 11:20 am

    i have never tried overnight oats only the breaky cookie but that does sound great!!

  • MMiller
    November 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I have been making the overnight oats and popping them in the microwave to warm them up and melt the almond butter! And I use some Agave to sweeten it up a bit! It makes it so easy to have a good quick breakfast!

    Not sure exactly how I enter the sweepstakes! How do I email my post? Guess I will have to post again anyway!

    I woke up sick today and didn’t want to move out of bed!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    November 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    My job is absolutely INSANE! I do yoga in my tiny little apartment each night to help – it is the one thing that really relaxes me and helps me release all the built up stress.

  • Ellen
    November 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    i haven’t exercised in weeks. don’t worry about it πŸ˜‰

    have you seen the documentary mondovino? it’s fascinating, all about the wine industry.

  • Ameena
    November 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Its okay to take a break sometimes! I need to practice what I preach. πŸ™‚

  • skinnyrunner
    November 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    have a good day at work, at the job we’re all insanely jealous of!!

  • jean
    November 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my, I’ve only done yoga once and I was so sore!
    I’d still love the trip, what better way to learn more about the practice I find really intrigueing!

  • Jil
    November 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Ah, I still can’t get over how gorgeous your floors are in all of these pics. And yumm overnight oats.

  • Jenn
    November 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I love to creamy Oikos yogurt and add my own homemade granola (recipe from Polly:). Mix and enjoy!! Would be perfect after enjoying a great yoga class.
    Thanks for the opportunity, Jenn!
    Jenn from IN

  • Kelly from Bridges and Bites
    November 11, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I agree with others that I think the food photos on the floor are very cool. I’ll be sad when you get a table. πŸ˜‰ Just kidding.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    November 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Alright, I have to admit- working at a winery sounds so rad!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    November 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I’d like to tell you what an inspiration you are. I’m so happy for you and am in awe of all of the endeavors you have and are yet to conquer! I will be first at the bookstore to buy your book!
    I’ve read your blog for what seems like ages and I can’t wait for it!!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    November 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I’m not easily awoken for the gym. I tend to hit it after work instead of before.

  • Hillary
    November 11, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Who needs a table when you have gorgeous wood floors? : )

  • Heather
    November 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Jenna! I’m so sorry I haven’t commented lately. Things have been crazy. But I am SO SO SO SO proud and excited for you and your book deal. You deserve the utmost happiness. I love your passion; you inspire me daily.
    God bless!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    November 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Jenna, for those yummy looking overnight oats, what did you put together the night before, and what did you add in the a.m.? Thanks for your help!

  • Amy
    November 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Re: Retreat

    1. I need to relax and say “Ohm,” because the 18 rambunctious boys and 4 active girls that fill my classroom with multi-faceted fun and challenges as a first grade teacher remind me of this each day! We even do a little yoga (informally, of course – we call it a ‘shake break’) in the afternoons to get ‘extra wiggles’ out…

    I am also balancing teaching with grad school courses, and have found that yoga has become a daily habit, whether it be 10 minutes or 80! The retreat would be a welcome reprieve from the job that I simultaneously love, and that simultaneously pushes me beyond my limits…I would love the opportunity to reflect, recharge, and refocus!

  • Tania
    November 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, reading through these comments was super helpful! I was JUST wondering whether people ate overnight oats cold or warmed them up a bit. I don’t think I could do cold oatmeal!

  • Tania
    November 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Oh, totally forgot to say….your new profile pic is SO cute! What a great shot of you!

  • Cyndi
    November 11, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I enjoy reading your adventures in CA.

    Relax and enjoy everything along the way okay?

  • Jamie
    November 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm


    I have to say that I really respect your attitude toward working out. I have followed your blog for over a year now and just love how you see it in such a moderate light and how it changes as you move through different phases in your life. You have gone through periods of time when you have been super in to exercise and have trained for races and exercised almost every single day no matter what. Now you are going through a time where it isn’t as big of a part of your life. Although this bothers you sometimes, I think it is really cool that you keep a great attitude about it and just do your best, considering your injury (and past injuries) and the current state of your lifestyle.

    I admire that and strive to keep a good attitude like that as well. I am traveling a ton for work right now and am finding it difficult sometimes to get in as much exercise as I would like. I think of you sometimes! It is great to read about all of this on your blog πŸ™‚


  • Amari
    November 12, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Overnight oats are my favorite! Although you’re right, some mornings are just too cold and you need a warm steaming bowl of oats instead!

  • Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)
    November 12, 2009 at 5:20 am

    I was going to go to the gym at 7 but yeah, I am still all snuggled up in my hotel room bed πŸ˜‰

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    November 12, 2009 at 5:46 am

    You make overnight oats sound SO good. I still haven’t tried them, though! Unless you count breakfast cookies…

    • jenna
      November 12, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Overnight oats:

      The night before, combine a half cup oats with a half cup milk. Set in fridge.

      In the morning, add the yogurt, nut butter and banana.

      Dig in!

  • CaSaundra
    November 12, 2009 at 6:01 am

    I need to relax because college is SO stressful, especially now because professors are trying to cram all the last minute stuff in before the end of the semester–a getaway would be heavenly!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    November 12, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Thanks, Jenna! I’ve never tried my overnight oats this way, but it sounds interesting and delicious! I appreciate your help!

  • Erin
    November 12, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Thanks for the great contest….do you have to have your own blog to enter though??

    I don’t have a blog, but I love to read others! In case I can still enter the contest, here is my Fall favorite: mix a single serve plain Oikos yogurt cup with pure pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin granola and a bit of maple syrup. Mmmm – so good!

  • Lele
    November 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I need to relax because the other day I went to class without my textbook. Or my notebook. Or my KEYS! I need to Ohm, for sure!

  • Tina
    November 12, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Is that picture on your floor or a table?? I love the rustic look of it nonetheless πŸ™‚

  • Erin
    November 13, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I work at Kripalu and would love one of you to come visit me, haha!

  • Erin
    November 13, 2009 at 7:36 am

    I work at Kripalu and would love one of you to come visit me here, haha!