Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Kitty in the Kitchen

All I can say is wow…thank you guys so much for all your support!! I loved reading each of your “happy-lists” and they all made me smile. =)

This morning I did another one of my yoga classes via ipod.  I tried the 60 minute “Detox Flow” class—it was great! Lots of deep spinal twists and vinyasas. I loved every minute of it. I can’t get over what a great idea this is! I only wish I had found out about it years ago! The 30 minute ones will be great for in the morning before work instead of racing to the gym. I think I will try one tomorrow :).

For lunch I made a simple almond butter and jelly sandwich on a rudi’s whole wheat bun with some cherries and a sliced peach. I sort of burned the bun :\ but it still tasted really good.


I made some soup this morning for dinner tonight (will describe more later) and Dexter watched from the breakfast bar. I’ve discovered he always sits and watches me cook like this. It’s so funny! Whenever I am in the kitchen at all, he just hops onto the stool to watch.


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  • Serena
    June 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I missed this morning’s post until now but I also want to say that I think your outlook on food and life is commendable, and to be able to have this kind of outlook when you’re 23 and most girls at this age are struggle to maintain a certain image of who they “think” they should be, is amazing. I love the idea of being a vegan or a vegtarian, but I too love food and I eat seafood and cheese, and ironically, a little bit of pork every now and then. It does make me happy and there are so many areas of life that you can’t control and where people struggle, that food should not be one of them if you can help it.

    Ironically, I was just read Self Magazine and their word of the month or whatever they call it is “Part Time Vegan”!!! And they described someone just like you!

    Have a great Sunday!

  • Kelly
    June 29, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I also just now read the earlier post and agree you have to do what makes you feel comfortable. I’m a huge fan of the book Intuitive Eating. If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend it. I’m very much in the same camp as you. I’m not a huge fan of how animals are treated or even the land for that matter with most conventional, corporation farming. For me it’s just about doing the best I can and not restricting. I eat mostly vegetarian when I am cooking for myself (with the exception of seafood & fish and seafood based condiments, i.e. fish and oyster sauce) but still like to have meat as an occasional treat. It’s just all about understanding your lifestyle. Food is very sensual and important for me so it’s all about balancing eating what makes me feel healthy and strong with what makes me feel mentally and emotionally. No one should beat themselves up over one slice of proscuitto. Life is too short.

  • Anne
    June 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Hey Jenna, I’m also just checking out the past few posts! Good for you. I’ve always felt that we should just listen to our bodies and eat what we want to eat (within reason), without setting extreme restrictions such as no meat, no dairy, or whatever. Some days I’ll eat entirely vegetarian, and I usually bake with vegan recipes, but then some days I’ll feel like having a steak! Just do whatever feels right 🙂 Anyway, good for you!!!


  • AJ
    June 29, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I read your blog a lot because I feel like you are completely honest with your blog readers and I truly respect that. Never ever feel bad for respecting your body and its true needs. You have helped me a lot develop a more normal relationship with food. I have seen you have occansional splurges and have realized that you can enjoy life and be healthy and beautiful at the same time. Thank you very much, you have helped me in ways you cant even imagine

  • Steph
    June 29, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    haha aw that’s so cute about dex! he looks so intent

  • jenny
    June 30, 2008 at 12:19 am

    i read the comments on the post before about bloating. does anybody have any tips about the bloating?

  • Claire
    June 30, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I have been reading your blog for about a week now and had to comment about this mornings post. I am new to vegetarianism and am transitioning to veganism when I am cooking for myself BUT I still think I would eat fish if my parents made something elaborate or if I was eating at a restaurant with an exciting dish. Dairy has never agreed with me, so I cut it out. However, I agree about eating whatever makes you feel best. As an athlete (runner), I think that it is ideal to eat for energy as well and happiness. We are about the same age (22) and I commend you on your great outlook on nutrition and the love of food.

    Also, I am adding you to my blogroll!


  • LisaR
    July 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    My black cat does the same thing!! He just props himself up on the table and hangs his front paws of the back of the chair! It’s so stinkin’ cute!!