Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

I Dream of Eggs

Yep, still raining. It didn’t deter me from the tasks at hand though this morning and I have to say, I feel pretty productive!

First up was a workout with the boy since he worked from home this morning. It was sort of a quickie but got the job done.

  • 15 minutes on elliptical
  • 2 sets (each leg) lunges, 5 lb weights, 15 reps each set
  • 2 sets squats with stability ball against the wall (ever tried this? it really works!)
  • 2 sets of bicycle crunches

I haven’t done lower body strength training in for-eva! Reason being is because when I was in the midst of all my extreme shin drama, my doctor told me to cut it all out. No lunges, no squats, no calf raises…..just focus on walking and stretching. I think this was the first time I’ve actually done lunges in, err, months and I definitely can already feel it!!

When I got back I snacked on a piece of raw milk cheddar—


And got to researching my new True/Slant article. Just made it live so check it outits all about FATS and how you really shouldn’t be scared of them! I know I could never give up my nut butter so its very good to know how healthy it is for you! 🙂

Lunch was a gigantic salad!



For some reason I literally woke up this morning dreaming of hard boiled eggs. Don’t ask. I know I’m weird. I actually do love eggs but not for breakfast. An omelet, in my point of view, is the perfect light dinner when you are alone and its a dinner I ate many, many times in my tiny apartment in Paris. I also love poached eggs and actually have a poached egg maker from William Sonoma! So this morning, I set out and hard boiled three eggs so I could have some leftovers for tomorrow if the craving persisted. I used one in my salad and it totally made the salad complete!

I also used:

  • 1 entire bag organic spring mix
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans
  • a few rosemary quakers
  • a few Mary’s Gone Crackers
  • drizzle of Annie’s Woodstock Dressing

All together with watermelon, chai green tea and my book (thanks, Gena!) in front of a very rainy window!




Just received word that most streets are shut down in South Tampa because of flooding! Oh my!!! I was hoping to make it down to visit my parents later this afternoon and now I might have to take a strange, alternate route.


Yours truly made the cover! Hahaha well sort of, not really. Too funny—Ryan is jealous!

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  • katie s
    July 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Ahhh how exciting!! What a cute picture!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    July 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve been craving hard boiled eggs as well! I mixed some chopped eggies with mayo and mustard and added the mix to my salad veggies the other night. Stay dry!

  • Allie
    July 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I keep wondering about one thing you didn’t address in your article: WHY eat raw cheese? Does it taste better than regular? Is it better nutritionally?

    • jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm


      I do think it tastes a million times better and I actually did address that in the article in the last paragraph. When you pasteurize the milk for the cheese it changes the texture and taste of it so foodies love the raw stuff because its the most “real” and has best flavor complexity! Its like eating a real wisconsin cheddar versus nasty American cheese.

  • Sharon
    July 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Hey Jenna, Can we still vote on the Murphy Goode site? I can’t find where to submit my vote.

    • jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm


      No 🙁 They did away with the voting part for the final few days before selection!

  • Lizzie
    July 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I am SO jealous of your lunch!! It looks really good!! 🙂 Had never thought of adding cannellini beans to salad before (I have been using them for dip making lately).

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    GREAT looking salad! I also love eggs! It’s so weird because I love the runny yolks in sunny side up or over easy eggs, but I HATE them hard-boiled (it’s a consistency thing – they taste chalky to me!). I do love hardboiled egg whites, though!

    Have a great afternoon 😉

  • Organic Girl aka AshleyH
    July 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I actually was at their site a second ago and saw the picture and was like I wonder why she never mentioned that on the blog. You look so cute!! How funny! 🙂 You seriously made me want hardboiled eggs now yum!!

  • Cait's Plate
    July 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    YUM! I thought my salad for lunch was delicious but it has nothin’ on yours!!

  • Maria
    July 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Haha I just posted about healthy fats yesterday! great minds ;). Oooh I love boiled eggs in salad! Loving that picture–the amazing grass people must really love you 🙂

  • Jenna
    July 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Thats too funny Ryan is jealous!! LOL

    Your salad looks devine! I get strange cravings for eggs too! Its really random!

  • Victoria
    July 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Cute photo on the site! Good luck dealing with that storm.

  • Recipes for Creativity
    July 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Aw, how cool that you’re on the AG site! I can’t believe you guys are getting that much rain, crazy!

  • brandi
    July 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    that’s funny that he’s jealous 🙂

    i love big salads like that and love eggs! they’re so good and so easy.

  • Natalie
    July 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    What a great picture of you! Your salad looks amazing 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    July 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    HA! Love the t-shirt modeling 😀

  • Allie Katie
    July 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    The tshirt pic is too cute!! Sorry, Ryan!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    July 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    That picture of you on that site is so cute! You should be PROUD!

  • K
    July 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Aw you look cute modeling the shirt!!

  • sue
    July 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    i think i’ll have some eggs today too, my reader is full of egg-y meals today and it’s making me crave them!

  • Lauren
    July 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I’m with you regarding eggs for breakfast – no thanks… but I’ll take ’em any other time of the day!

    Great picture by the way 😉

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    July 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Great article on fat!!

  • Elina
    July 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Haha, cute pic! And what a gorgeous salad!! I totally get cravings for boiled eggs sometimes. Yours looks delicious with that perfectly yellow center. 🙂

  • RunToFinish
    July 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    wow look at you, a new career in the works with those great photos!

  • Low
    July 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Man, eggs are all over the blogs today – it’s totally making me crave one!

    You look super cute in the Amazing Grass shirt!

  • Natalie
    July 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Wow…it’s raining more over there than it is in Ft Lauderdale! But I heard it’s supposed to be dry this weekend 🙂

    How’s the Woodstock Dressing? I’ve always wanted to try it!

  • hannah
    July 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Weird-I just put a hard boiled egg on my salad for lunch yesterday for the first time in forever! It really made it super yummy (and helped with staying power!) Great minds think alike!

  • Ally
    July 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    hehe. Well I think they picked an awesome model for the shirt since I think you are gorgeous and could wear a brown sack and make it look good enough to sell!! Very cute pic.
    We are sure having our fair share of rain and cool weather up in the northeast too. So ready for it to stop and summer to start!!

  • Runeatrepeat
    July 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Sometimes I will get a big craving for eggs too – I think it’s so random!

  • Lori
    July 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I need to try raw cheese sometime!

    English major, please help! When do you use its and it’s??

  • Andrea
    July 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Great article Jenna. I feel like I need to print it and hand it out every time a friend or acquaintance says their going on a “diet” that requires eating little to no fat. Love the grass shirt too! What a great spokesperson you are! 🙂

  • heather heyn
    July 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I got a shirt Jenna!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    July 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I hear ya! Sometimes I wake up craving a certain type of food…today it was coffee! YUMM!!!

    Hope you stay warm and dry today..it’s a MESS out there!

  • Callie
    July 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    South Tampa roads are closed? Wow. St. Pete is pretty flooded too – it looks my car is parked in the middle of a lake!

  • MarathonVal
    July 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Loved the article! I hate when people don’t eat avocados because they think they will get fat. Thanks for spreading the word!

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn
    July 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    The picture of the salad, book + tea in front of the window looks so peaceful I just want to jump right in!

  • Jocelyn
    July 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    yay! I saw that picture yesterday! 🙂 I’m just not a fan of hard boiled eggs :(:( Not too sure why, I love all other variations!

  • Lisa
    July 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    Do you think the Lemon Scented Quinoa recipe you made a few weeks ago will work without cilantro?

  • Kath
    July 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Salad looks great! I get strong egg cravings too, but never for breakfast. I prefer them for lunch and dinner too.

  • Katie
    July 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Those wall squats are killer! My personal trainer made me do 80 of them with 10lb weights last night as part of our session…My quads are still burning today!

  • Kaila
    July 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    You’re a model now, how cool is that!

    I’ve never had an omelet for dinner but I might try it.

  • Colette
    July 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I love hardboiled eggs – but hate peeling them. Anyone have any advise?

  • Caroline
    July 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    It’s been raining here in the northeast for the past month now…and still is.:( I hope things look bright soon!

    Colette, it’s easier to peel hardboiled eggs if you put them into cool water after boiling, it makes the shell come right off.

  • Jenn
    July 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    How cool to be the model for the Amazing Grass t-shirt! You’re just too cute:) Good luck with the flooding!
    Jenn from DRY IN

  • polly
    July 1, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    yummy eggs, sweetie! I am having an omelet for supper in a few minutes!! 😀

    CUTE model, girl! That is so funny Ryan is jealous. 😉

    Abbers had her party today, she is my sunshine. XOXO

  • beerab
    July 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Wow Jenna I wish I had your enthusiasm when it comes to working out- I try- but literally I have to fight with myself everyday when it comes to working out 🙁
    I think my new mantra will be “What Would Jenna Do?” lol
    Thanks for being so motivating!

  • faith
    July 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    must be a fatty day :p i totally wrote about it too then went blogging and saw you had, crazy! i gave you a shout out, maybe you can send people my way, i made up a crazy theory :p hope you stay dry!! get cozy with tea!

  • Paula
    July 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    That is SWEEET! You look GREAT btw! Thanks to you, I enjoyed my first amazing meal this morning. I used your promo code. Amazing grass was so sweet and sent me some samples and a shnazy shaker cup. Thanks again!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    July 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Look at you modeling clothes! 🙂 Go girl!

  • ashley @ mom of 3 gets healthy
    July 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    cute pic jenna, salad looked gooood too. You’re not alone with the rainy weather either, it’s been nasty out here for days.

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    July 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    mmm there are definitely times I crave eggs too! especially farm fresh eggs..nothing like em!

    hope the sun comes out for ya!

  • Emily
    July 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    That salad looks aamazing!! 😀 What kind of camera do you have? Such beautiful pics!

  • Sam
    July 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    hey jenna, funny i was craving eggs today too!

    i was just wondering where you get your coconut shampoo you showed awhile back?

    • jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm


      I got it from my local grocery store! The more I used it though the less I liked it. I won’t buy it again.


      I have a Canon PowerShot SD 780 IS. Thanks!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    July 1, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Ha I had a conference call today with someone in Tampa who was complaining about how badly people drive there in the rain! Sorry to hear its flooding. We were supposed to get over 4 inches of rain today. Grrr.

  • Meg
    July 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Cute pic on the Amazing Grass site!

    Love your salad!

  • Jess
    July 2, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Now that your shins are healed, lower body strengthening will help keep injuries away. Runners often neglect it, but it’s so important!

    I never eat my eggs for breakfast either.

  • Jess
    July 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    That book looks really interesting, Jenna. I hope to hear more about it as you read through it. I’ve had enough of the rain myself, I just drove north to see my family on the way to Pensacola and the rain followed me! gah!