Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Jelly My Legs

Boy oh boy, Dave kicked my patooty today!

I did one of his 75 minute power yoga podcasts and it was HARD. Granted my muscles were a bit on the sore side from yesterday but still. My legs were jelly by the end. Actually, I didn’t even make it to the end! Haha! I skipped out on pigeon then went straight to headstand then savasana. Afterwards I drank a ton of water and then took a shower, put on sweats and had a glass of wine. Perfect.

Later, I ate a simple dinner of leftover quinoa, cold beets (I love ’em cold!) and some organic tequila glazed rotisserie chicken!


I <3 beets


Let it be noted that I also had two more of those aaaaamazing little Belgium cookies that I featured last night. I have to stop myself at two because I’m MORE than a little sure I could eat the entire box 😉


Tomorrow is going to be a GREAT day! Why? Because its Thursday and why not? Sarah and I have decided to do a little weekly bible study together on Thursday afternoons where we meet over at Starbucks in between our two houses and for an hour just drink tea, talk, pray and get to know God a little better. We are thinking we are going to do another Beth Moore study since we both are pretty much obsessed with her as is and we both have done Believing God in the past. I have prayed and prayed for Christian girlfriends here and this is such an answered prayer!

I’m off to drink my tea and be old. Have a wonderful night and I’ll talk to you tomorrow!

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  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I love beets too. Especially when other people cook ’em. The golden ones are my fave!

    Good looking cookies…you can’t go wrong with two kinds of chocolate!!

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    January 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Aw if I lived closer than an hr away from Tampa I would totally be a Christian girlfriend! Something I’ve been praying about too — actually I’m really in need of any kind of female friend because my hubs and I still barely know anyone our age in this small town!!

  • Melissa G.
    January 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    OMG I just realized this guy Dave Farmer that you talk about lives in Denver! If you say he is that good I will have to go to one of his classes. He doesn’t teach at my studio but I will go to another one since you rave about him so much! Craziness…

  • Rachel
    January 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Yoga, water, shower, wine – sounds like a winning routine to me!

  • VeggieGirl
    January 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    No pain no gain yoga = love it 😀

    Enjoy your faaaaabulous day tomorrow!!

  • Erin
    January 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    You’re making me think I should give beets another shot.

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    January 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    mmmm beets….they’re so so good cold! give em to me cold and sliced up with salt and peppa. yummmm

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    January 28, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Have a wonderful time with Sarah! That will be great for you.

  • Sharon
    January 28, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    That sounds like an awesome day planned for tomorrow.
    And delicious beets!

  • Shelby
    January 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve never had beets but I love the color of them.

    Sounds like a fun day planned tomorrow, enjoy!

  • polly
    January 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Yay for yummy things and yay for Sarah and you betcha prayers coming your way, sweetie. Love ya! XOXO

  • KZ
    January 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve your posts on Ayurveda diets and wanted to recommend this cookbook to you. It doesn’t specify what to eat based on your dosha type, but it has some great recipes. The banana bread recipe is one of my favs
    Yoga Cookbook – by Sivananda Yoga Center

  • Samantha
    January 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Those cookies are mighty tempting! I love reading about your yoga sessions…one day I’d love to be even close to that level. I can’t even do eagle properly (my arms) so I have a long way to go!

    Believing God was a wonderful Beth Moore study! Hers are great, I’ve done a few but would love to do more. Nice that you’ve found a friend you can share your fellowship with!

  • K
    January 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Have a great day tomorrow with Sarah!

  • Nicole
    January 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I love beets! They are so fabulous 😀

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 28, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Skipped Pigeon – please say it isn’t so as that is one of my favs!

    Love the close-up shot of the beets, and hooray for Sarah. Glad she’s in your life!

  • Victoria
    January 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Enjoy your Thursday!

  • Lisa
    January 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Do you ever feel like there is a conflict between your Christian beliefs and yoga’s new age philosophies? I’m just wondering because I’m a Christian who has been to several yoga classes and could never quite feel right about practicing it. How do you reconcile the fact that Yoga is derived from ancient practices of worshiping Hindu gods and calls for one to empty their mind, when as Christians we are called to be transformed by the renewing of our minds and filled with the Holy Spirit, not emptied?

    • jenna
      January 29, 2009 at 2:33 am


      I’m sorry but I am going to refrain from answering that question just due to the nature of the blog. Everyone has their own opinions and this being a food blog and all, I don’t like to answer personal questions like that that are more on the lines of theology. I’m sorry!


      Nope—well the Believing God study that I did was all online. Go to for more info.


      I gave a “how to” on beets on my dinner post on Monday! See it for more details 🙂

      Kelly’s Belly,

      Prayer is always important and definitely is a major factor in every part of my life! I would have no strength without it.


      Actually—Miss VeggieGirl sent me it for Christmas! I can’t find it anywhere here although I’m sure they might have it at some specialty store. I suggest googling around on the internet to look for it!

  • Culinarywannabe
    January 28, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    What a great site you have here! I will definitely be back to visit again!

  • brandi
    January 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    “drink tea and be old” you’re so funny!

    I’m glad you found Sarah – I love Beth Moore, too. I’ve been praying for more Christians girlfriends my age, but it’s not really happening yet. Too bad I live in Virginia!

  • Mara
    January 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Beets are one of the few things that no matter how many times I try them, I just don’t like them!

    Sounds like a great night though 🙂

  • Steph
    January 28, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Jenna, or anybody else who can answer. I received the “Believing God” bible study book for Christmas. I tried to start, but it seems there is some sort of DVD I should have? I’m confused because I can’t seem to find it anywhere, and I can’t really follow the book without it. Did you have this problem? =)

  • Lauren
    January 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Hey! I LOVE Beth Moore too, and I just HAVE to recommend her “A Woman’s Heart” study. It’s amazing, I did it last year with some girlfriends and it is so enlightening! It plunges REALLLLLYYYYY deep into the old testament and analyzes the building of the tabernacle, God’s earthly dwelling place, and how today it is in our hearts as women that God dwells! I was really looking for something that was specific to me AS A WOMAN, and this was it! At the same time I learned SO MUCH at an otherwise not very appealing topic…I mean when given the choice between say amazing women like Ruth or Esther, or Jesus’s time on earth, I would much rather be studying those (I thought!) but this study really challenges you and is super enlightening.
    As you can tell, I’m very enthusiastic about it. I’m currently going through Jennifer Rothschild’s “Fingerprints of God” which is REALLY great also.
    Umm, I have a ton of reccomendations, so don’t hesitate to ask!!!

  • Michelle
    January 28, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Are fresh beets better than canned ones? How do you prepare them?

  • Kelly's Belly
    January 28, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Jenna –

    I love that you’re so open about your relationship with Christ! How much do you think prayer affected your decision to lead such a healthy lifestyle??

  • Heather
    January 28, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    hey, Jenna! What do you put in your quinoa? or do you just eat it plain?

  • Hallie
    January 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Quinoa is one my new favorite foods, but I can’t eat it plain. I can’t eat cous cous plan, either. I mix it with whatever else I’m eating so it’s one big food jumble.

    Jenna, I just started a blog but I’ve been reading yours for awhile now. I’m going to add you to my blogroll. I hope that’s ok.

  • Rebecca
    January 29, 2009 at 6:05 am

    yay! good job on the great workout!

  • joyful
    January 29, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Wow, your bible study and time spent praying and getting to God know better, especially with a friend, sounds amazing!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    January 29, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Hope you had a great time with your friend Sarah. It is nice to have someone you can connect with on a deeper level close by.

  • Elina (Healthy and Sane)
    January 29, 2009 at 8:41 am

    I love beets too! And those chocolates are calling my name 🙂

  • Stephanie
    January 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

    This kind of scared me but I thought you might be intrigued:

  • HangryPants
    January 30, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I just started doing these podcasts and they ARE tough! My arms were shaking during one just the other day!

  • Sarah
    January 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I heart the cold beets too… and raw grated ones!!