Last Day in Paradise

Wow, Monday morning already?! It’s my last morning here in Vero Beach, as I will be traveling home to Tampa this afternoon for the remainder of the week. This morning I woke up early, ate half a banana with some almond butter and hit the gym here for a 30 minute total body circuit. I started off by waking my body up by running 5 minutes on the treadmill, then did curling lunges (lunge down and curl up weights), resistance squats, pull ups, chest press, hip abductor machine and some free weights to work my triceps.

When I got back to my suite I made some oats using almond butter, hemp milk, water and banana and had some hot green tea alongside it. I took my breakfast outside and enjoyed my last morning of this gorgeous scenery!


I’m packing up right now and getting ready to go into the kitchen for the morning. I plan to work from 9:30-12:00 then hit the road.  My lunch post might come late today because I have to check out of the room before I go into work so I have to have everything already packed and in the car. I’m either going to make another almond butter/jam sammie for lunch OR stop and pick up a sammie on the way at this gourmet store I like. I’ll have to see how I feel when the time comes.

Have a great start of the week!

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  • VeggieGirl
    March 31, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Sounds like you’re off to a great start on your last morning in gorgeous Vero Beach!! Can’t wait to see what you make in the kitchen today – your culinary adventures are always so exciting and delightful to see/read about! :0)

  • hk
    March 31, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    enjoy your last day, breakfast in the sunshine sounds devine! Have a great trip and week in Tampa with the fam and Ryan, yay!

  • Romina
    March 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I can’t believe it’s Monday morning either! This weekend zoomed by, enjoy your last day. =)

  • LauraECU
    March 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    **I posted this on yesterday’s breakfast post, but I never got a response so I’m posting it again**

    Hey Jenna,

    I have been reading this blog for several months now, but this is my first time commenting. I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you do!

    I have a few questions for Jenna or anyone else who knows. Does anyone know of any good whole wheat wrap brands? All of the ones I find have lard or some type of trans fat listed in their ingredients.

    I was also wondering if anyone knows of a good hummus recipe?

    The last question is….does anyone have Jenna’s Swiss Oatmeal recipe saved that could post it here? It used to be in the recipe section, but was taken down before I ever printed it out. Thanks everyone!

  • arimcg
    March 31, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Laura, Ezekiel makes a good whole grain wrap that I buy. Check it out.

  • Livestrong
    March 31, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Where is your sandwich shop in Vero beach?

  • erica
    March 31, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Laura – I go back and forth between the Ezekiel wraps, and rudi’s 7 grain and flax wraps. 🙂

  • happyherbivore
    March 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I lived in Tampa for… 6 years! 😛

    sounds like a great start to the day! woot

  • Ella
    March 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Laura, if you go to any health food store, there will probably be 5-ish kinds of wraps without partially hydrog oil or lard, and likely with a good grain profile.

  • Danielle
    March 31, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Enjoy your last day Jenna! It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful experience and now you have an entire relaxing week of downtime with Ryan and your family. I wish I were still on spring break… have fun :).

  • Mel
    March 31, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Hey Jenna!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment! To answer your question, I have been eating completely vegan lately, but it’s been mostly due to circumstances (my family is Eastern orthodox, so we’re in a fasting period right now of no meat or dairy- perfect timing, right?) I had trouble giving up fish too, but the way I see it, any fish that swims and has a backbone is an animal jsut like a cat or a dog, so I don’t think I could eat fleshy fish. I’m not sure about shellfish- shrimp, clams, etc, because they don’t have backbones. I’ve been meaning to research the level of awareness they possess, as well as the fishing process (if it’s cruel, pollutes the sea, etc.) So I’ll have to decide how I feel about it. If I come across anything interesting, I’ll be sure to let you know 🙂
    Have a safe trip today!

  • Kelly T.
    March 31, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Weird your last day is on a Monday.

    Good luck! and great job findig time to workout while you are on the road. a lot of people wouldnt have made that decision.

  • bikergurl
    March 31, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    I had a question brought on by yesterdays truffles… The bright green colour of pistacio’s always intrigues me, but I’ve never tried them. This got me thinking about all the different kinds of nuts that I haven’t tried yet and wondering if anyone knew of a site that might describe or compare the taste of different nuts? I know this is a really strange question, but I’m on a student budget and don’t want to buy a big package of nuts and not like them!