Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

More Cheese, Please!

Hello friends!

Gahhh I’m absolutely GUSHING about yoga this morning!

My “Yoga Grooves” class was fantastic. Exactly what I’ve been searching for in a practice since I left my beloved studio in Charleston. Jen, the instructor, just moved here from California where she practiced with some of the best yoga people (including Kishan who is the guest instructor of next weekend’s detox workshop event), many of whom have been featured in Yoga Journal. The class was definitely a powerful flow……we were moving the entire time and did tons of sun salutations and chatarungas. Just when I felt like I was at my breaking point and wanting to go down in child’s pose, she called out “and now we will begin the chatarunga sequence!” Haha! We did slowwww 10 second transitions from plank down to chatarunga then back up in another 10 seconds. Talk about working your triceps….and shoulders…and biceps….haha. It was challenging for sure but great to sweat and I felt very strong. And, of course, the music was blasting the whole time.

The only bad thing though that is right now this class is only offered Friday mornings at 9:00, which I won’t be able to do anymore once I start my job. I asked her if they ever planned on making this a noon class (which will be the only time I will be able to make!) and she said she could definitely teach at noon and she would make the request to Annie, the owner. So we will see what happens!

When I got home I grated some fresh and spicy monterey jack cheese, sprinkled it on my leftover pizza slices and did a quick reheat in the micro:


And I had a small cup of blueberries for dessert—


On my way home from yoga I also clocked the distance from the library to my house—-only 2 1/2 miles! So, this afternoon I am planning on a little bike ride there to get a library card so I can work on one of my new year’s resolutions, which is to check out more books than I buy. I already have a library in my bedroom!

There’s talk with Ryan about going out for cuban food tonight and then finally seeing a movie.

See you tonight!

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  • Sarah
    January 2, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Yumm, those blueberries look delicious.

    Anyway, I’m here because I saw this tweet from foodimentary, and totally thought of you:
    Today is Feast Day of St. Marcarius, patron saint of confectioners, cooks, pastry chefs. Marcarius was once a sugarplum merchant.

    More info here: http://tinyurl.com/7om73h

  • fitforfree
    January 2, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Yayy for yoga! So glad you found a great class πŸ™‚ There’s nothing like it.

  • VeggieGirl
    January 2, 2009 at 11:27 am

    HELL FREAKING YES FOR THE YOGA CLASS!!!!!!! Too bad you can’t do it when you start working though πŸ™ Enjoy it while you can, girl!!

    Haha, glad you got to enjoy your pizza with more cheese, considering you got gipped at the restaurant πŸ˜‰

    Enjoy your bike ride and Cuban meal later!!

  • Sarah
    January 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Way to ask for what you want with the yoga class…what’s the worst that could happen?: they say ‘no.’ Yay for asserting yourself! And for cheezing up the pizza.

  • Sharon
    January 2, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I love the library! It is so great, with such an awesome collection at your fingertips!!!

  • K
    January 2, 2009 at 11:37 am

    More cheese is always better!! When do you start your new job again? How exciting!

    Have fun today!

  • Mara
    January 2, 2009 at 11:40 am

    OMG You’re going for Cuban food?? I love love love Cuban food! You have GOT to try ropa vieja and tostones!

  • Shelby
    January 2, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Yoga! That class sounds fantastic! I hope they make it a later class so you can go.

    Cuban Food? I’ve never had but it sounds delicious.

  • Fitness Surfer
    January 2, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I have a couple of Yoga Journal DVD’s that I love, and they kick my but. I still burn out half way thru and modify it so I can finish. I would love taking a class. I love the way I feel at the end. Refreshed, energized, and my favorite part…a peaceful clear mind =)

  • Jenna 2
    January 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I’m so jealous you have such a great yoga studio where you live! I live in such a small town we don’t have a lot of options! πŸ™ Do you have any suggestions for at home videos, ect? I’ve been doing yoga off and on for the past 2-3 years and I feel like I’m not advancing and I don’t know the language as well as a should which makes doing online classes a bit more challenging. I’m also concerned that even while doing yoga with a video that my technique is not correct. Any suggests would be great:) thanks!

  • zestycook
    January 2, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Jenna, Great to hear you had a great Yoga class! Pizza looks good too. I had the same thing for lunch – heated in the toaster oven…
    have a great Friday


  • Meghan
    January 2, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Jenna, have you ever considered donating some of your books? I’m not sure if libraries take used donations, but I’m pretty sure some school libraries do.

    That pizza looks fab!

  • Moran
    January 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Yummy blueberries!
    And pizza for lunch? Fabulous!

  • Oh She Glows
    January 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    SO glad your yoga class was so awesome!

    What movie are you going to see tonight?


  • pam
    January 2, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Have you ever tried this place in Tampa, sounds delish!!

  • Elina
    January 2, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    That yoga class sounds amazing!!
    Question: do you eat the blueberries straight out of the freezer or actually let them defrost first? Am I missing out on an awesome snack? πŸ™‚

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Glad you enjoyed yoga this morning. Sounds like a challenging class. Love all the Chaturanga action! Pizza looks better with the added cheese. πŸ™‚

    I save so much money by using the library. I didn’t realize how much I was spending on books, and after moving, I swore I would stop buying them. All those boxes full of novels were so heavy!

    Happy Friday Jenna. Enjoy your Cuban food + movie.

  • ModelBehavior
    January 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I have to admit that was kind of a sad looking pizza πŸ˜€

    Blueberrys are almost in season, and they are pretty tasty even now, I say buy them fresh! Frozen ones have never tasted the same to me!


  • Mariposa
    January 2, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    love cuban food!!!! enjoy!

  • polly
    January 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    hi Jenna! ooooh yoga love!! πŸ™‚ Your waffle sammie looks awesome too. I got to go to yoga today, too! Holy arm muscles, batman! πŸ˜‰

    Oh! I have a new black bean soup recipe that might be up your alley… simple, fast, perfect for when you are working crazy hours. I posted it today! Massive hugs!


  • Julie
    January 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    That yoga class does sound like fun!! Good for you for making the request – I bet you aren’t the only one who would like to go at a different time! The library is such a good deal – even if you are a couple days overdue, it’s cheaper than buying the book, and the library needs the money! I bet you could find a used bookstore that buys books back – there are quite a few here in WI where I am…you could make some money back on the books you won’t read again. Just a thought…

  • Emily
    January 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I am now officially craving pizza!!!

  • Marisa
    January 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Jenna, i live i charleston and read your blog all the time! I also go to Blue Turtle and actually just finished my teacher training there. If you are ever back in Charleston we should meet up for a class! A bikram studio is opening in Mt. P in february, too!

  • jenny
    January 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    hey! i have been doing more yoga too and am enjoying the free videos at yogatoday.com. i would love to hear your opinion on it

    • jenna
      January 2, 2009 at 9:50 pm


      I’ve never tried them! I will look into it next week!

  • lisa
    January 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Giiiiirl, have you thought about changing your blog title to “Eat, Live, Yoga” yet? Just something to think about….. ; )

    No matter what you call it–i love your blog lady!!!

  • anna
    January 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Hey jenna!
    I always read your blog but never comment on it.
    I have a friend who used to go to Cofc. What sorority were you in? Maybe you belong to same one!

    • jenna
      January 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Anna!

      Actually I was an Alpha Chi Omega at the university of alabama before I transferred to cofc. They didn’t have achios at cofc and I was transferring in as a junior anyways. So fun your friend went there–its a special place!

  • Andrea (andreaseats)
    January 2, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hi! I wish I could get into yoga. I should just give it a try!

    I started my own blog. COme check me out at andreaseats.blogspot.com.
    I am still trying to get the hang of blogging.