Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

It’s Go Time

Hey guys!

Sorry for the late post; I’ve been running around all morning long and just now finally sat to get some work done.

This morning I had my last breakfast with Kevin and Eli….I’m thinking the three of us should form a breakfast club, but that’s just me. 😉 I brought them Amazing Grass goodie bags, naturally.




I had yogurt, granola, fruit and a piece of country bread with jam.


After we ate the guys headed down to San Francisco and are catching a red eye back to Atlanta tonight. It’s been a total and complete blast getting to know them though and I’m hoping to see them again at a few food and wine events in the upcoming months.

After breakfast I finally got my butt in motion (no pun intended) and went and joined Parkpoint, the health club here in town. It’s just something that had to be done….it’s starting to get colder and I can’t just do yoga on my floor every day. This gym is super nice and has a ton of great classes, plus it’s only about a mile from my house. Today I did 25 minutes on the elliptical (didn’t hurt my ankle!) followed by triceps, biceps, back and abs. Finally!

And then I went grocery shopping for the first time in weeks. No picture because I had about a million and one things in my arms but lots of fresh veggies, veggie burgers and yogurt.

Lunch was a HUGE salad with heirloom tomatoes, 1/4th of an avocado, a light babybel cheese and carrots, topped with hummus & hot sauce…obviously! With a yogurt on the side:



I’m working from home all afternoon and have SO much to get done, including tackling my inbox which currently has about 250 emails in it. If you emailed me in the past 4 days and I haven’t responded, I’m going to get to you now! I haven’t had a second with all the Top Chef stuff going on but I plan to get back on track today. Also have some Amazing Grass stuff to take care of and a few freelance articles to get done.

See you in a bit!

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  • Evan Thomas
    November 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Haha, you’re so sweet for making “goodie bags”
    And that lunch looks so fresh and nice.
    Have a great day!

  • Diana
    November 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    That breakfast looks perfect. 🙂
    Glad you’re able to exercise without hurting your ankle! I bet that’s a relief.

    Have a great afternoon!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 4, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Yay for joining a health club! 🙂

  • brandi
    November 4, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    hope you get all your stuff done!

    and I’m glad the elliptical doesn’t hurt your ankle – that’s awesome!

  • Help Meghan Run
    November 4, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I want to go to a meal with you and have you bring me Amazing Grass goodie bags! 😉

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    November 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Sad that you had to say goodbye to the boys, but exciting that you joined a new gym! I love joining new gyms and getting to try out classes etc. 🙂 Hope your afternoon is productive!

  • jenna
    November 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    good luck with all your work! 🙂

    Your new gym looks great!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    November 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Great goodie bags!

  • Lizzy
    November 4, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    i love restocking the fridge with fresh veggies and fruits! yay

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    November 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    That’s great that you joined a gym- so helpful when it’s cold outside!

  • Matt
    November 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Quick question… Was the Top Chef stuff you were going to for the show? I know they are in the middle of the season right now!

    • jenna
      November 4, 2009 at 2:41 pm


      They are friends with hardy, who works for Murphy-Goode, and we just thought it would be a blast!

  • christie, honoring health
    November 4, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    So glad you were able to do the elliptical without it hurting your ankle! hoooray!

  • candice
    November 4, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I want an Amazing Grass goodie bag 😉 Restocking the fridge is always fun!

  • Kati
    November 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    New gyms and groceries! Sounds like a good day to me 🙂

  • simpledaisy
    November 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Glag your ankle is healing!! Woohoo for you:)

  • Lindsay Perrone
    November 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Do they sell those bars at a grocery store or are they ordered online?

  • MelissaNibbles
    November 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Sounds like a great workout! It must’ve been like going home again to be in a gym 🙂

    I’ll die if I see your goodie bags show up on the Top Chef reunion show or something!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Glad to hear your ankle is on the mend!

  • Katie
    November 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I want a goodie bag looks delish!

    So happy to hear your back on the exercise train. I know injuries suck when they take too long to heal.

    LOL I think don’t think your life will ever be calm again now that your hob nobbing with the food and wine elite 😉

  • Susan
    November 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Pretty sure your floor is the most famous floor on the internets 😛

    Salad looks wonderful! I think I would aaaalmost choose an heirloom tomato over chocolate, I love them THAT much.

  • Jolene (
    November 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Wow – 250 emails! I can’t even imagine girl!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I love the healthy goody bag love. Way to pay it forward with nutrition!

    Congrats on joining the gym. They are helpful in the cold months when it’s too cold to venture outside for a run. I tend to be gym shy (they can feel really sterile to me) but man, strength training has changed my life…or at the very least, my legs.

  • Stephanie
    November 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I wouldn’t have blamed you if you were in a coma from all that excellent food and wine. 😉 What a whirlwind – way to go, hitting the ground running…

  • rhodeygirl
    November 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    yumyumyumyumyum that lunch looks awesome! sounds like another fabulous day!!! see you in san fran this weekend?

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    November 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Love the Amazing Grass goodie bags! Glad your ankle is feeling better 🙂

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    November 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I definitely think you need a breakfast club with that duo…

  • Sam
    November 4, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Are you ALLOWED to just crash the hotel like that and have breakfast with the guests who are staying and paying?!
    Sounds fun…

  • Mom
    November 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I will bring you a placemat for that floor when I come next week!!

  • Mom
    November 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I will bring you a placemat for that floor when I come next week!!

  • Jil
    November 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    That salad looks phenomenal!!

  • Niki
    November 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Nice work on getting to the gym! I haven’t been enough with all the school work I’m doing. Sometimes life just gets too crazy 🙂

  • Mandy
    November 4, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Obsessed with Top Chef. More obsessed with Kevin (hope he wins). So jealous/happy for you!

    West coast is treating you right.


  • Molly @thevegandorm
    November 4, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I am dying to try Amazing Grass!
    I’m a top chef fanatic, so I’ve really enjoyed living vicariously through you the past few days 😉

  • Jenna
    November 4, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    congrats on joining the gym!

  • FinallyHealthyMom
    November 4, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Such a beautiful salad, YUM!

    Enjoyed your Top Chef experience recaps, thank you so much for sharing so much with us!

  • Laura
    November 5, 2009 at 4:33 am

    I was so excited to see you hanging out with Top Chefs! I’m crossing my fingers that Kevin wins this year!!!

  • Jean
    November 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Since you joined a gym, does that mean that you’ve given up on finding a yoga studio? Or did I just miss a post somewhere… I SO love Top Chef – one of the reasons I haven’t been able to go to a lower level of cable service! I am jealous – jealous of your job, and jealous of living in CA where you can get fresh veggies more than just 3-4 months out of the year. Not only do they not taste as good, but they’re really expensive out of season, too! I will live (eat?) vicariously through you until summer comes to OH again. 🙂