Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Holding My Focus

Good evening πŸ™‚

Well, my quads were definitely on the sore side when I practiced yoga via yogadownload’s Baptiste Power Flow class. Every time I go back to practicing after an absence, I can always feel it in strange muscles I never knew I had in my legs. When I got Ryan to attend a beginner class when he came to visit me while I was still in college (back when we first started dating!) the next day he couldn’t move. And he’s in good shape! He said he found muscles he never knew he had. And that’s exactly it! I’ve only gotten him to come to one other class with me since then and that’s it, but you never know what could happen when I move back!

The Baptiste class I did was actually for beginners tonight and I highly recommend it to you if you have been to a yoga class before but are very new to the practice. Dave, the instructor, walks you totally through the entire hour and gives great instruction that is pretty downright humorous at times! Even though I’ve been practicing for going on 8 years now, I still take beginner classes from time to time because I use it to sink deeper into postures and really focus on little things that I usually breeze right through when I’m in a typical power-flow class (such as warrior two. Ouch). The class tonight reallyyyyy focused on holding certain postures to a point of discomfort but you try to learn to breathe through that and enjoy the moment as it passes.

Afterwards, I made a quick dinner of a large baked sweet potato with a morningstar farm’s veggieburger topped with Sabra’s roasted garlic hummus


I just adore the “hummus on top of veggie burger” combo. It’s divine.

For dessert, two AMAZING ginger cookies. I’ve had some recipe requests for these cookies but, sadly, I cannot release it due to copyright laws. It can be found in the Black Dog Restaurant Cookbook though! I think the price of the cookbook is well worth it just to have these cookies!


Currently, I have christmas music blasting and am drinking sugar cookie tea (the “parents” are out for the night) but I’m about to switch modes and break out the bible to finish up the last night of my 10 week Beth Moore Bible Study! Funny (or not really….duh, God!) how the study was exactly the number of weeks that I would be away from my family here in Vero.Β  πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow my best friend, Christie, comes home from law school for Christmas break!!!!!! Its so weird because I’ve been living in her house and she’s so far away. I can’t wait for tomorrow night and Jake Owen though! πŸ™‚

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  • Megan
    December 12, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Those cookies look delicious! I have never tried hummus on my veggie burgers. Great idea!

  • Marissa
    December 12, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I love, love veggie burgers! I never thought to add hummus. I’ll have to try that

  • Shelby
    December 12, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve never tried hummus on a veggie burger…what a great idea!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 12, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Sounds like a great yoga session!!

    I had a sweet potato today too πŸ™‚

    Have fun with your friend tomorrow!!

  • K
    December 12, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Glad to hear you had a great yoga session! I need to try the hummus and veggieburger combo – sounds good!!

  • runnin4fun
    December 12, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    I made your chicken picata and engagement scampi tonight for my birthday dinner and it was a HUGE hit!!

  • Mara
    December 12, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I have GOT to remember to buy hummus!

  • Bev
    December 12, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I need try the hummus and veggie burger . We have a sh***it load of Sabra’s roasted garlic hummus we bought at costco.

  • Oh She Glows
    December 13, 2008 at 12:03 am

    mmmm the hummus and veggie burger combo looks delicious! I can’t believe I havent tried this out!


  • Rebecca
    December 13, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Yummy! Hummus goes good withe verything:] Well, excluding chocolate, or peanut butter.. okay so NOt everything!;)

  • maya
    December 13, 2008 at 5:00 am

    that ginger cookie looks so good!

  • Heather McD (Heather eats almond butter)
    December 13, 2008 at 6:06 am

    hummus + veggie burger = yum! Have fun at the concert tomorrow.

  • jaime
    December 13, 2008 at 7:57 am

    H! Was just wondering if those little ginger cookie men you have been eating are soft and chewy?

  • Alli W.
    December 13, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Jealous of your best friend!! I have one more week of law school finals (deeeeeep sigh). I hope she’s doing well! Have fun at Jake Owen I LOVE HIM (and he’s easy on the eyes!)

  • courtney
    December 13, 2008 at 9:10 am

    hi Jenna! are you a vegetarian again??

  • Colleen
    December 13, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Isn’t that nice how your bible study worked out? I’m so glad things are going great for you! And those cookies look delicious!

  • jenna
    December 13, 2008 at 2:06 pm


    Definitely not. I just ate a turkey sandwich!


    Nope–they were pretty crisp…

  • blooming orchid
    December 15, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Which Beth Moore BS are you doing now? I’ve heard from several sources that her BSs are awesome and life changing. Do tell!