Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

I Ate My Weight At Whole Foods



First off, Bikram was faaaaantastic this morning.

I sweat like I haven’t sweat since I did Bikram in Paris (pre-blog). Seriously. After the first 10 minutes I was totally dripping and by the end, I looked like I had gone swimming. No kidding—the room was 104 degrees this morning! I LOVED it! And, for the first time in my six years of practicing Bikram, I wore my heart rate monitor as an experiment to see just how many calories I was actually burning—-505! Crazy, huh?! Nothing like sweating out your dinner the night before. I also found out that I have 14 classes left in my package, so if I wasn’t motivated to start going more often before, now I really am! It sort of stinks that the only class I can make a week is on Sunday mornings so I have to choose between church or yoga, but I think I’m going to start going to yoga more often. My muscles need it and I say plenty of prayin’ while I’m there! 🙂

Afterwards I immediately devoured an apple that I had in my purse—


And then raced home to shower and meet Sarah for lunch at Whole Foods. Folks, I officially ate MORE food at the hot bar than I have EVER eaten there before. I think my box weighed about 7 lbs (seriously) and even Sarah laughed at me. But I just couldn’t help it! I was shaking from hunger and everything looked sooooo amazing


My layers and layers and layers of Whole Food goodness included:

  • Stir fried broccoli with chilies
  • shredded cabbage salad
  • hummus
  • tabbouli
  • black bean and corn salad
  • channa masala !
  • 3 big sweet plantains
  • greek salad mix

I had this to drink—


Even after finishing all that food, I still felt like I could eat more. I am a maniac! I had a little piece of dark chocolate once I came home to “settle my tummy” 😉

I’m off to work more on the e-cookbook! See you tonight!

ps—this is a pretty random side note, but WHERE is everyone finding their Naturally More pb??!! I can’t find any here for the life of me and have been reading about it on blogs for months. Where art thou??

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  • life coach jen
    March 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

    That post made me smile; picturing you eating your weight in food from the hot bar at whole foods!

  • Anais
    March 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Hi Jenna!

    I stumbled across your blog, and it looks super interesting! I am also a big fan of Bikram Yoga – just got back into it very recently. I’m now going every Monday morning at 6:30am, and I find that it starts off my week on an amazingly flexible foot 😉
    That’s also crazy about the heart rate monitor…I really want to get one almost JUST for that (I’m just so curious as to exactly HOW much it’s burning!!!).


  • VeggieGirl
    March 29, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Sensation Bikram session + Whole Foods goodness (CHANNA MASALA HOLY YUM!!!!!) = perfect Sunday so far 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    It’s that Bikram!! Gotta love it! Glad you had a great class and fun time at WFs. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!

  • Meghan
    March 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    your eyes are gorgeous! I’m sure you get that a lot 🙂 I love the blog, I’m sure it’s a lot of hard work and it’s much appreciated!

  • Run Sarah
    March 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Wow, Bikrams sounds awesome!! WF sounds great too 😀

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 29, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Your lunch is exactly what I want now. Oh wait, I eat that every day. Oh well. It’s good!

    I’ve never tried the flavored coconut water, now I’m intrigued!

    And I agree, you are lovely!!!

  • Matt
    March 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Welcome to my life of hunger. I feel like that at every meal!

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    March 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    You goofball, I didn’t laugh at you! I applaud your hearty appetite 🙂

    My g-parents are STILL not here–their flight was delayed. I could have actually spent the hours I wanted to at WF. Dangit! Anyway, it was fun to have lunch out. We should do it again soon. That is a lovely photo of you, by the way!

  • Michelle Hisae
    March 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Oh man, the whole foods salad bar is so good! I have to watch how much I put in, though, because it can end up costing just as much as a nice dinner out on the town! But it’s ohhh so worth it!

  • Bec
    March 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    mmm everything you got from the hot bar looks so good!

  • K
    March 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Aw you look so cute! Way to go on the WFs hot bar! Yum 🙂

  • Sarah
    March 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Thats what happens with regular running + yoga! Constant hunger. haha…your body needs it, and everything you ate looks sooo yummy.

    I just bought myself a coconut water after seeing it here on the blog…can’t wait to try it out! 😀

  • Moran
    March 29, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Jenna, what exactly is Bikram yoga? As in, how is it different than the other yoga types (other than the fact that it is in a hot room)? I am completely ignorant when it comes to everything Yoga!

    • jenna
      March 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm


      Bikram yoga is a special type of yoga where we practice a set of 26 postures in a room that is heated from 101-104 degrees. Every posture is repeated twice and the class length is 90 minutes.

  • Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    March 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    YAY whole foods!

    LOVE your braided pigtails — adorable 😉

  • Emily
    March 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    OOOO. I really adore Bikram!

    Way to go on that box of tasty food. Yum Yum! Drink loads of water today!

  • kristi
    March 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Bikram sounds SO fun!

    YUM, whole foods…total delicious-ness!

  • RunToFinish
    March 29, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    ok now I really feel like I need to take bikram….hmm maybe once my gym membership is up…trying to keep finances in line

  • Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!)
    March 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    That yoga sounds so intense. I can see why people like it though, because it must be such an amazing feeling for your body. Maybe sometime I’ll try it… in the very, very distant future. 🙂

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    March 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    You look so pretty in that picture 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed your yoga class!!

    And hoooray for the yummy whole foods bar!

  • TorontoGirloutWest
    March 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Bikram must have been SERIOUSLY good to you because you’re glowing in that picture!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

    Going to go email you a recipe now!

  • lainb
    March 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    That lunch looks like a yummy mix of flavors! The only thing I hate about pay-by-weight food bars is that some of the typically less expensive foods are actually MORE expensive because they weigh more (e.g. heavier beans & broccoli vs. lighter spinach & mushrooms. If WH had a set price for each container conatiner size (no matter how much it weighed), it’d be food bar heaven!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    hahaha, if you’re going to eat your weight in food, might as well do it at the wf bar!! can’t think of a better use 🙂

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    March 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Wow! How long was that class??? It sounds amazing!

    Your Whole Foods lunch looks SO good!!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    March 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Sorry..nevermind.. I just scrolled up and realized you already answered my Q! 🙂

  • Regan
    March 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Hey Jenna! I think I eat my body weight in whole foods bar too haha…too many choices!

    By the way I get my naturally more peanut butter at publix. I have been eating for a while now and I LOVE it!
    At my publix its on the top shelf kind of tucked away…so I would look closely next time at publix…I am surprised they don’t have it at GreenWise hmmm.
    Happy Hunting! 🙂

  • Shelby
    March 29, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Mmm, that hot bar loot looks amazing! I will have to pick some up next time I’m there. Sometimes I hate when I’m shaking hungry but other times I love it because that’s when my tastebuds enjoy the food the most =)

  • Jamie
    March 29, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Jenna…i too am a BIG fan of Bikram hot yoga…there is an awesome studio here in Charlotte! I love your blog too and getting ideas of good eating…keep it coming…can’t wait to see the ecookbook…and a great idea for fundraising. My husband and I are moving to Africa to do missions and are also raising support for that..this might be a great idea for me to do within my circle.

  • Fancy
    March 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    You inspired me to try star fruit! Jon and I just finished splitting one. It tasted a little funky at first, but we both agreed that it got better as we kept eating. And….by far the CUTEST fruit I have ever eaten! Thanks for the inspiration, Jenna 🙂

  • OrangePop
    March 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve seen it at Super Target & Albertsons (I’m in Clearwater!).
    I’ve been to a hot yoga class where it was 108!!! And by the end, the “cool-down” 96 was chilly. haha, glad you enjoyed it!
    Great WF bar. No Kombucha?!

  • Sharon
    March 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, super delicious!!!!!!!

  • Jessica
    March 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Bikram Yoga sounds so intense, I want to try it soon!!

    That whole foods hot bar salad looks amazinggggg, you always put together the perfect combinations!!

  • Leah
    March 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    You can get Naturally More PB at Wal-mart. The only thing I don’t like about it is that the flaxseeds are whole.

  • Megan
    March 29, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    OMG whole foods!!! I love WF hot bar!! Everything there looks so delicious! I’m glad I don’t have a car on campus/the closest Whole Foods is five miles away so I only go there every once in a while..

  • allie
    March 29, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Dont worry about how much you are eating, you are wokring harder than you have done before, with running and yoga. Ur metabolism is on a high, so it is ok to eat: it’s going to keep your energy up and let you get more mileage into your runs.

  • The Healthy Hostess
    March 29, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I find Naturally More at our grocery stores – but also at Walmart, of all places! I am obsessed with it!
    Good luck!

  • Caroline
    March 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I just picked up some of that Vita Coco in the original flavor–I can’t wait to try it!

    If I were at home I would totally offer to send you some Naturally More–it’s made in my hometown of Birmingham, AL:)

  • Fit Mommy
    March 30, 2009 at 7:15 am

    That Vita Coco looks yummy.

    Found my Naturally More PB at Henry’s Market- thinking is sim. to whole foods.

  • Lauren
    March 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Whole foods is HEAVENLY food. 🙂 Gosh I wish we had one close to me. It’s an HOUR drive, yes an hour. How awful is that? Oh well. It’s well worth it!

  • teresa
    March 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I buy my Naturally More Peanut Butter at Wal-mart. It runs less than $3 a jar there and I love the flax seeds in it. It’s my favorite on whole wheat english muffins in the morning with my hot tea.