Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

On My Way

Tonight I made a very successful Cooking Light meal—the yummy pasta salad that is featured!


I made some adjustments. I didn’t want to buy a special type of pasta when I already had pasta in my pantry so I just used the whole wheat spirals I had on hand. I didn’t use anchovies or capers because I dislike both and used kalamata olives instead of small pitted nicoise olives. It was very very yummy and incredibly easy to make! I made two servings and am saving the other one for dinner tomorrow night. I also had a crudite platter with raw carrot and cucumber slices.


For a snack later I am packing a string cheese for protein and this brown rice treat that I got free at Whole Foods. It looks pretty yummy and is all natural so I thought I’d give it a try tonight!


Today at the gym I did triceps, back and shoulders. Here was my routine:

Run 2 minutes on treadmill to warm up


3 sets of seated shoulder press holding 15 lb weights. 12 reps to each set

3 sets of dumbbell lateral raises holding 5 lb weights. 15 reps to each set


3 sets of lying triceps extension holding 15 lb dumbbell. 12 reps to each set

3 sets of triceps pressdown using 25 lbs on the machine. 12 reps to each set


3 sets of wide-grip lat pulldowns using 40 lbs. 12 reps to each set

3 sets of single arm dumbbell rows using 15 lbs. 12 reps to each set

When I got back, I refueled with this yummy snack: a 0% Fage mixed with a peach fruit cup (packed in pear juice not syrup) and a small handful of toasted almond slices.


Off to school. Big night!

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  • ModelBehavior
    July 28, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    The picture of the magazine made me laugh, that’s exactly what my cookbooks and magazines look like when I’m done with them, all splotched up with little food samples 🙂

  • Kelly L.
    July 28, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Jenna- I finished Souvenir last night. So good, but very depressing….

    Oh, and will you make another workout video, perhaps an arm one? I did your ab excerises today and loved them!

  • Danielle
    July 28, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Good luck tonight Jenna, I’m sure you’ll be great as usual 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    July 28, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Good luck!

  • Alicia
    July 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Great looking pasta salad. Good luck at school 🙂

  • C
    July 28, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Good Luck at school! And as for that brown rice marshmallow treat, OMG! I want one but once again you have a food find that I have never seen. I want your grocers!

  • Nicole
    July 29, 2008 at 12:06 am

    The brown rice treats are really really good!

  • Heather
    July 29, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Hi Jenna, Good luck at school tonight. Let us know if the brown rice treat is as good as it looks. I usually like Glenny’s products, so I hope it’s a good one!

    – Heather

  • Rose
    July 29, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Jenna – I love the way you took a recipe and altered it based on what you had and wanted. That’s probably my favorite way to cook!

  • Alison
    July 29, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Good luck with your class!

  • Cara
    July 29, 2008 at 3:08 am

    i love how you switch up the recipes. I do that a lot too, its more fun that way 😉

  • Heather
    July 29, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I’m so glad you made that recipe! I saw it in Cooking Light and wanted to try it this week (anchovies omitted, of course). Looks like a winner 🙂

  • LisaR
    July 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    OMG Jenna….I did some of your ab exercises yesterday at the gym and THEY REALLY WORK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the eagle pose one that you learned from yoga. I think I did like 2 sets of 8 and I was done after that! haha Thanks for the suggestions!