Exercise/ Fitness

Growing a Bread Baby

Well we had a perfectly lovely day today, despite the off and on again showers! It honestly felt GOOD though because it was so hot by the pool and neither one of us minded the occasional cool sprinkle.

Until it began to rain rather hard and we took that as a sign for a little break. Ryan made a sandwich and watched Sportcenter and I did a 30 minute core yoga download from yogadownload.com . I always forget how hard this class is—it really works that tummy! Of course after the yoga interlude it was time for a snack. I whipped up some juice first—-


My absolute favorite—green apple, beet, ginger, celery and carrot 🙂 And had another one of Ange’s homemade granola bars straight out of the freezer.


Twas the perfect snack! The sun came back out then and we headed back outside for another hour or so of reading and relaxing.

For our anniversary date night, we ended up choosing BJ’s because it was right next door to the movie theater where we had our gift cards. Here’s the anniversary outfit—

And the anniversary merlot (and man)— 🙂

We were quite hangry when we arrived so we immediately ordered the bruschetta appetizer……definitely not the healthiest option but WOW was it ever amazing!

I don’t know about yall but when there’s a plate full of hot doughy bread in front of me I tend to attack. To ward off eating the entire plate, I portioned two (thick) pieces out on my plate and topped them with a ton of yummy bruschetta topping—-

There are some things in life you should just never say no to.
For my entree, I chose the garden medley salad topped with blackened salmon with the dressing on the side. It was a very Fitnessista inspired meal—thanks, Gina! 🙂

WOW, was this ever tasty. The salmon was cooked exactly the way I like it and the seasonings were perfect. My date ordered the pepperoni pizza!

Ryan unfortunately does not like pizza crust and I have ZERO self control when it comes to crust………….


Yep, I almost ate all his crust. I just couldn’t say no! But between the bruschetta & the crust I was too full to even finish my salad, which was a pity since it was amazing. Now, four hours later and I am STILL stuffed, which never happens so I know I must have gone a bit too crazy on the carb front. Do I feel guilty about my choices? Not in the slightest. Ryan and I rarely go out to eat anymore and this was a special occasion, obviously. Plus, to me, living life to the fullest means not passing up hot, chewy pizza crusts and doughy bruschetta once in a full moon. I know I rarely eat like this and one night of carb-heaven isn’t going to do anything! This is the great thing about eating really clean 80% of the time; you have that 20% spot for delicious splurges such as this! Tomorrow we shall be back on the wagon! 😉
Off to sleep off my food hangover. Nighty-night!
ps–movie was HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!!! At one point I felt tears coming on. I SO needed that kind of laugh!

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  • Jocelyn
    June 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I’m glad your night went well! That bread looks super yummy..how on earth could anyone say no??
    Your outfit = fab by the way 🙂 Super cute!

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    What a great looking dinner! And I totally agree with you about the 80/20 rule!

  • Fancy
    June 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Jenna, you looked beautiful tonight! So glad you and Ryan had fun 🙂 Happy Anniversary!!!!

  • Emily
    June 20, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Looks like an awesome dinner out! And, me and the hub saw The Hangover 2 weeks ago (on our 1-yr wedding anniversary), mad funny!

    I ordered some Amazing Meal, thanks to your coupon code! Dunno if I would have splurged otherwise! Thank you!! 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Awww what a fun date. Looks like a delicious meal with even better company!!! And you look darn cute.

    Glad you guys had a great night. Happy Anniversary!!!

  • Run Sarah
    June 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I love your outfit! The bruschetta looks amazing – one of my favourite appies!

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    June 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had a bread baby!! 😉

  • Maria
    June 20, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Love your attitude on those treats, Jenna! I love bread too–that’s one thing I will always treat myself to. That bruschetta looks amazing. Outfit is very cute and summery 🙂

  • Amanda (My Summerizations)
    June 21, 2009 at 12:17 am

    i can’t resist pizza crust either! just last week i ate my dad and mom’s crust from the deep dish pizza they split. it was so good!

  • Caroline
    June 21, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Haha, I am the same way–I don’t really enjoy pizza all that much, it’s just the doughy crust I crave!

  • Christina
    June 21, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I LOVE your shirt! you look beautiful, and that food all looks so delicious.

  • Danielle C.
    June 21, 2009 at 12:28 am

    That salmon looks amazing, yum! I might have to make some blackened salmon for a salad this week.

    I’ll leave you with this for the night…. “What do Tigers dream of when they take their little Tiger snooze?”

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements)
    June 21, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Glad you had a nice night out– I have already seen that movie twice.. It is hilarious!

  • Emily
    June 21, 2009 at 12:38 am

    First off-Happy Saturday! I’ve had a looong day at work and now I’ve got a whole relaxing evening of lounging and blog reading on the agenda. Hooray for weekends!

    Your outfit looks fantabulous! And what an awesome time you guys had. Happy anniversary!

    Hope your weekend is wonderful!
    With Love,

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl
    June 21, 2009 at 12:40 am

    perfect timing Jenna! I have been searching your post’s and all over the internet for a yoga website so THANKS for the link, just registered for a yoga account

    Can’t wait to try it, I am SO SORE from a personal training session on Thursday night, I seriously need some yoga I think!

  • Mandy A
    June 21, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Ryan doesn’t like pizza crust?!?!?! That’s the BEST part! 🙂

  • Mrs. Myers
    June 21, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Who doesn’t like pizza crust?! That would be a problem for me too! Happy anniversary!

  • MyThy as in "MighTy" ;)
    June 21, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Happy Anniversary! You two fab! Luv the top–just where do you get them?
    The salmon looks delish w/ all that seasoning. I tend to go for deep dish pizza but when its regular pie, the boy will usually finish my crust too!
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Peabody
    June 21, 2009 at 2:45 am

    You look great, what a cute outfit.
    A nice carb hangover is good now and then. 😉

  • Christie @ Find My Weigh
    June 21, 2009 at 6:30 am

    You look awesome!

    I am glad you enjoyed your date, sounds like it was delicious!

  • leslie
    June 21, 2009 at 6:59 am

    it makes me feel better that you thought the core yoga class is hard haha. i’m very much a yoga beginner, and i thought the 20 minute version was killer – it’s nice to know it’s challenging for seasoned yogis too!

    also, bread babies are a must every once in a while. i completely agree that eating clean most of the time means splurges don’t matter. your philosophy is fabulous.

  • kailey
    June 21, 2009 at 7:28 am

    jenna you look so pretty!! love your shirt 🙂 sounds like a great night!

  • eatavegan
    June 21, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Happy belated anniversary!
    Just wanted to let you know that I used your coupon to get some Amazing Meal — chocolate, to be exact! Thanks so much — can’t wait to be making some chocolate green monsters….

  • Lauren
    June 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Your anniversary looked so nice! I love your top.

    I definitely agree about the 80/20 rule. I went out to dinner with friends last night and we too got bruschetta (it’s dangerous!), which I enjoyed quite liberally. I didn’t feel “bad” about this at all. When you are healthy and active, you can afford every once and awhile to go to town on whatever you like. I also knew that I have a 13 mile run planned for this morning; I clearly needed to carb load 😉

    So glad to hear that The Hangover was good! My boyfriend and I are planning to see it this evening.

  • Coco Knudson
    June 21, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Glad to hear you liked the movie!!!! SO FUNNY. Your dinner looks amazing, I’ve been on a salmon kick and that salmon looks drool worthy.
    I love your insight about living life to the fullest. Honestly if you can’t give into things you love, what is the point. It’s all about enjoying life and loving the people your with and of course the food. You go girl!!!!!!

  • Emily @ The Experimentarian
    June 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Love your date outfit! It’s rockin!

  • Ada
    June 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I’m glad you had a great date night! It looks like it was a ton of fun:)

  • Kaye
    June 21, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Sounds like you had the perfect night 🙂

  • Nicole
    June 21, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Happy anniversary! 🙂

  • Kimberly
    June 21, 2009 at 8:42 am

    You looked beautiful!! Happy Anniversary to you and Ryan!
    My husband and I are the exact same way with pizza crust..he hates it and I will devour every little bite :0) What can I say, I love bread!!

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    June 21, 2009 at 8:47 am

    looks like a great night!! glad you enjoyed the movie 🙂

  • Quisha
    June 21, 2009 at 9:07 am

    You looked hot! haha. And that pizza seemed irresistable! Happy anniversary! 😛

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your day Jenna! Dinner sounds perfect and that outfit is adorable! 🙂

  • Meg
    June 21, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds and looks like an amazing night! Cute outfit!

  • Shelby
    June 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Jenna, your outlook on food is just so inspiring. I love that you give yourself some nights to splurge because really, there is no harm! You eat so intuitively and healthy everyday anyway.

    I have GOT to see that movie!

  • gina (fitnessista)
    June 21, 2009 at 9:48 am

    bj’s is amazing! the only thing missing from this post: PIZOOOOOOOKIE!!!
    i saw the hangover last night too- freaking hilarious
    enjoy your day <3

  • K
    June 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

    You look gorgeous! Glad you two had a great evening together!! By the way, I love bread babies 🙂

  • runjen
    June 21, 2009 at 9:57 am

    You look adorable! I agree, life is too short without bread!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    June 21, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Love your shirt and the bruschetta looks to die for!

  • Jenny
    June 21, 2009 at 10:57 am

    i love that core yoga class – definitely difficult but an awesome workout for sure!

    love your top my little fashionista!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 21, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Glad the movie was great!

  • Kelli
    June 21, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I absolutely love BJ’s and you have so much self control to only eat two pieces of their fabulous bruschetta. It is so amazing there!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    June 21, 2009 at 11:40 am

    You look great! and the juice looks so good, too!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    June 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    So glad you had a great night! You look gorgeous! I love what you wrote about enjoying those carbs and not feeling guilty. Great advice!

  • caitlin
    June 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    happy anniversary!!

  • Still Life in South America
    June 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    And here I thought you were going to discuss growing a little yeast bread baby (culture). I guess that would be growing a “yeast mama.”

    Glad you both enjoyed your date!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Dinner looks amazing!! YUM!

    YOu look gorgeous! Very cute outfit!

  • Tay
    June 21, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Those dang food babies!! hahaha. I am the SAME way with pizza crust. My sister always cuts up her pizza & leaves the crust – and I always find myself eating it! Your meal looked amazing – glad you enjoyed it, and yes….that movie was HYSTERICAL!!

  • Jessica
    June 21, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    Have you ever tried blending oats into your green monsters? You can’t taste it, and that way you get in your oats without that hot heavy feeling.

  • Tracy
    June 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Does anyone know where I can find Jenna’s recipe for the super charge me cookies? I have searched all over her website, but I can’t find it. I’m sure it is right in front of my face. 🙂 Thanks!

  • Adi (oatonomy.com)
    June 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Oh the bread baby.
    Mine is usually an oats baby. Both mean some delicious eating happened not too long ago! 🙂

  • Sarah
    June 22, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I love bread too! Glad you enjoyed it and happy belated anniversary 🙂

  • Sam
    June 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Jenna – you look adorable as usual 🙂 I have a question about your juice – do you peel the beet before you jucie and if so how do you peel it? I am farily new to juicing and to beets, but I got some beets from our local farmers market this weekend for the purpose of juicing and and not sure how to proceed. Thanks so much.