Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Give Me That Blah Blah Blah

Hello people.

I’m having a bit of a blah day. Truth is, I woke up at 5am and didn’t fall back to sleep. My eyes burn. I miss my mom. Blah blah blah blah

I tried to perk myself up this morning and made regular ol’ pancakes for a change

Used my favorite Kodiak mix (which is now available in my shop!) along with 1/2 cup egg whites and a bananer.
Actually though it wasn’t very filling at all and I ate a caramel Oikos about 30 minutes later. Oh well. At least breakfast looked pretty!

I wallowed for a bit and then went to the gym to do a Summer Shape Up leg workout. I’m a bit scared actually because last time I did one of Gina’s leg workouts I literally couldn’t walk for four days. Four days! Today seemed to be a bit easier than last week though so we’ll see.
Lunch was a Morningstar Farms pizza burger with leftover chickpea veggie medley and apple slices:

And later,

chocolate cherry protein shake with 1/2 banana, frozen cherries, 1 scoop chocolate protein and 1 cup ice water.
I have to finish an article and some emails but then I might actually lay down and attempt a nap (or reverse that order). I’m horrible at naps though because every time I lay down, even for only 30 minutes, my mind starts whirling about all the stuff I should be doing and have to get done. And then I’ll have to pee because I drink 500 glasses of water a day and it’s then over because once you get up to pee while napping there’s no going back. Am I right or am I right?

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  • Kaz
    June 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I’m sorry you’re feeling down today. I hope you feel better soon. =)

    I’m the same way about naps. They make me feel guilty, for some reason?

    I still need to try you chickpea medley! Those leftovers look so yummy!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    June 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I wish siesta was mandatory 🙂 No guilt involved!

    Did you do your 7 recipes before today?

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    June 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Haha, I feel exactly the same way about peeing while napping. Waking up and having to pee is the worst.

  • Nichole
    June 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you for this. What is with this week?! I haven’t sleep either. I’m uber cranky. But this made me feel better.

    My coworkers probably think something is wrong with me, my bathroom trips are frequent:)

  • Lisa
    June 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I have the same thing. I whine about having too much to do but when I try to relax, I just end up making lists in my head!

  • Maria
    June 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I completely understand the mind-racing + peeing issues with napping you have there. This is why I never nap. Hope your day gets better!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    oooh I know what you mean about naps! I can’t seem to turn my mind off sometimes!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    June 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I do the exact same when it comes to nap…mind is racing and up a million times to pee.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    those pizza veggie burgers are amazing…i could probably eat the whole box if someone left me alone with it!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    June 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    lol I’m the same way with naps!!!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    June 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    lol I’m the same way with naps!!!

  • Emily
    June 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    You are so right about the naps! I wish the whole “getting up to pee ruining your sleep thing” would work in the morning too. It would make waking up a whole lot less painful!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I love those Morningstar pizza burgers.

    Unfortunately, also was having a foggy-blah-day. June is the coastal fog month along most of No Cal beach cities. When sun goes away am not happy camper. But listened to ‘Put Your Records On’
    Cheered me up & decided to go for long beach walk despite fog.

  • Kristina
    June 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t know… I rarely take naps, but when I do, I LOVE them!

    I am really good at naps. 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Pancakes never fill me up but they’re so delicious. 😀

    Your workout sounds killer—love those (but hope for your sake that it’s not a 4-day pain thing this time 😉 )

  • Stacey
    June 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Perk up, it’ll get better. Maybe you just need a good dinner and some wine. 🙂

  • Jennu
    June 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Working hard + drinking a lot of water is no good, I have the smallest bladder ever!

  • eatmovelove
    June 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Your right.

  • Krista
    June 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I wish I could nap!!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Muchkin
    June 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I’m sorry today isn’t going so well. At least those pancakes look amazing! Pancakes are the ultimate comfort food. I hope tomorrow is better for you!

  • Holly
    June 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    My brother’s girlfriend gave me those same coffee cups for Christmas so I can pretend I’m traveling every morning. 🙂

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    June 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve been kinda tired and grumpy all this week (all this week.. lol! it’s tues)… I think the moon was ‘pulling’ on me?

  • Dee
    June 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I feel you on the nap part.

  • andrea
    June 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Missing your mom is the worst!!! I live across the country from my mom and every time we visit each other the goodbye lingers for days. Always depressing after such a great trip. chin up…drink some wine tonight and go to bed early! maybe a good book in there too. XOXO

  • Kate
    June 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Your egg whites always look amazing! Please tell me how you cook them or do a video!!

    • jenna
      June 15, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      I just cook them in a skillet coated with cooking spray. Nothing fancy! 🙂

  • Cara
    June 15, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I never take naps. They actually make me feel horrible. They make me feel more tierd and I just cannot get up…so no naps for me.

  • Kristin
    June 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I can nap anytime, anywhere and I am constantly dehydrated so I never have to get up to pee haha. I do miss my mom though so I feel ya… Hope you get the nap.

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 15, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Aww – sorry you’re feelin blah!!Oh and that chickpea salad – nom.

  • Jen
    June 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I had ‘regular ol’ pancakes’ the other day! ok, we changed one thing and tried unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk. They came out sweeter. Loved it.

  • Angharad
    June 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Youre right. I fail at napping for the exact same reasons. Including the 500 glasses of water a day. Sigh. That choco-cherry thing is not failing though. I have to get me some frozen cherries!

  • Sassy Molassy
    June 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I hear ya on the peeing all the time thing. Drinking a ton o water will do that to you. The worst is having to wake up in the middle of the night bc you drank too much h2o late at night. Well, at least we’re hydrated!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople
    June 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    If I have to get up to use the bathroom when I am trying to sleep I know I’ll never get back to sleep. I try and try, but once I’m up, I’m up!

    I hope tomorrow goes much better for you!

  • Christina
    June 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Hey Jenna!!
    I totally empathize with being “down”. I can’t even stand being an hour away from my Mom/bff so I really admire you for being such a tough cookie. Know what might make you feeling better?? A delicious latte. Treat yourself!!

    Would you be willing to share your sangria recipe?? I could use a glass (or two) right about now! 🙂

    Chin up,

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    June 16, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Always a blah day once Mama’s gone! Hope it got better 😀

  • Julie
    June 16, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I make a list of stuff on my mind before I nap so that I know I can put it out of my mind and I can come back to it when I done resting. Then I can let my mind calm down and nap a little without worrying.

  • Kelly
    June 17, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I hate naps for the same exact reason. I have to be completely exhausted to get my brain to nap. I hope you are out of your case of the blahs. It’s no fun but we all go through them from time to time.