Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

On The Air

The podcast went really well today!! Listen to it here–I’m listening to it right now! lol! We talked for about 20 minutes about the blog, culinary school and my advice to new bloggers, all while sipping pinot noir! How fabulous was that?!


Before I left though I had a GREAT cardio workout!! I did 36 minutes on the elliptical, resistance punched up all the way and speed at 3.7. Boy, was it ever hard!! I found myself gripping the treadmill handlebars a ton and then I would picture Jillian’s hand slapping them away. I actually wore my HRM this time and it said I burned 400 calories…..I’d say so–I was a sweaty beast for sure at the end.

To refuel when I got home I had some grass 😉

(ahem, I totally did that manicure myself thank you very much!)
I love my Navitas Naturals bottle! My Amazing Grass shaker is in the dishwasher and this is the next best thing ’cause its small and I can add ice and shake, shake, shake baby!

I’m crossing my fingers that my Amazing Meal will get here tomorrow! Its not that I mind having just the SuperFood because I love the endless energy that the greens give me, but I do love that extra addition of the hemp and rice protein only available in the Amazing Meal. I am getting more used to drinking SuperFood plain with water though (the secret is adding ice and shaking really, really hard). Remember, the 40% discount on the 2lb Amazing Meal bulk container ends tomorrow night!!!! I’m glad I stocked up when I did! 😉

I also had a super charge me cookie and more green tea! I only have one cookie left now—guess someone will be baking more asap!


I talked to Brendan again yesterday and he wanted yall to made sure you knew about his free Thrive in 30 Program available on his website. I’ve actually watched a few of his videos and they are great! The Thrive Program is a 30 day online free program made up of concise written and video segments that Brendan created to help busy people transition to a high-performance, whole food, plant based diet. Participants are emailed three times a week for four weeks and each email consists of a distilled written component of the book, The Thrive Diet, with the most pertinent information. And if you don’t feel like reading, you can simply watch the video segments. So, in about 20 minutes a week, for four weeks, you can gain enough applicable info to immediately begin making health and performance gains.

After the podcast I was whisked away to lunch with the food editor, Brian, which was very cool except our food really was not that good. We picked SoHo Sushi because neither one of us had ever been there and we both love sushi. I got the sashimi lunch plate which was okay if you are a sashimi person. It was nothing to write home about. The salmon and the tuna were both okay but the white fish in the middle was disgusting and I didn’t even eat it!

Luckily, it came with miso soup–one of my favorite things ever!
The whole reason I ordered this was because I had never really even HAD sashimi before so I wanted to try it. Um, not a fan. I missed the rice and fun sushi add-ins. This was just pretty boring, tasteless fish. I gussied up the pieces with tons of wasabi and ginger but it still was a no-go and I left still feeling very hungry! We also ordered the salmon zest roll to try and I had a few pieces of that as well—
Hopefully it doesn’t seem like I’m complaining—Brian thought the place was nothing special either and neither of us finished our meals. I guess we both are rather tough critics though! Hey, you win some you lose some!
My parents are going to see The Hangover at 4:30!!!! I can’t wait to hear what they think of it….they need a good laugh right about now!!!!!!
I’m off to write a True/Slant article on how I quit coffee, since a bunch of you have been asking how to go about doing it. Look for it later on Twitter or tonight on my evening post! I need a SNACK now!!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    June 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Glad you had a great morning!!! Can’t wait to hear the podcast.

    I hear you on sashimi…it’s only okay. Nothing to write home about for sure.

    Hope you have a fabulous afternoon!

  • semihealthy
    June 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I was just thinking how I need to broaden my sushi horizons when I move from Ohio to New York. Currently I am only eating California, shrimp tempura and veggie rolls. What do you think is the best raw fish for a sushi novice?

  • Sarah
    June 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I can’t wait to hear the podcast, especially your advice for bloggers, I need it! 🙂

  • Shelly
    June 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Have you tried chirashi? It is basically a bunch of sashimi on top of a bowl of rice. I like it because I can control how much rice I get with each piece of fish. It still doesn’t come in fun flavor combo’s like maki rolls do, but if you enjoy nigiri but find sashimi a bit much, you would probably like chirashi.

  • Amy A.
    June 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Sad face that there’s no Chocolate Amazing Meal left! Would you recommend Original over the Pomegranate Mango? I tend to like berry flavored things, but I always opt for Chocolate protein shakes, because I love chocolate.

  • LaurenE
    June 24, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    glad the podcast went well! and i’m impressed with your manicure skills 😀

  • Becca
    June 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Even back when I ate fish I couldn’t get into sashimi – and I grew up on Japanese food and sushi! You’re definitely not the only one that loves sushi and not sashimi.

    Can’t wait to hear the podcast!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    June 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Yay – glad to hear the podcast went well – looking forward to hearing about it! Your nails look fab, by the way 🙂

  • Danielle
    June 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    That must have been so much fun to do the podcast, can’t wait to hear it!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 24, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I’m so excited to hear that podcast! I’m sure you sound GREAT Jenna! 🙂

    Honestly, I’ve never tried sashimi either. I think I’ll stick to my California rolls and other rice-filled sushi!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    June 24, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about the free Thrive program, that sounds worth checking out!

  • brandi
    June 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    i’m glad the podcast went well! that stinks about lunch – i hate when I’m all excited for the food and then it’s just not that great.

  • Maria
    June 24, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I’m looking forward to that podcast–can’t wait to hear what you say about new bloggers like myself :). I am ordering 3 amazing meals (some are gifts), thanks Jenna, for hosting this offer!!! Tried out the pomegranate mango flavor (sample at Whole Foods) and it was great! I adore sushi and rolls, but I am not a fan of sashimi, totally agree with ya there!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    June 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    so glad your podcast went well! sorry lunch was a dissapointment, though!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    June 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Congrats on the podcast!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    June 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Bummer about the sushi/sashimi lunch. Oh well, i’m sure you’ll make something delicious for dinner! I’ve been drooling over your super charge me cookies and might have to bake some soon 🙂

  • Jenn
    June 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I’m glad the pod cast went well. I love, love, love, your blog.

  • Matt
    June 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Sorry the sushi was crappy. I have had some pretty bad sushi, especially at a buffet!

  • Maggie
    June 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I’m listening now! Sounds great 🙂

  • Heather
    June 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Oh man, I will be interested in what your parents think of The Hangover. I never laughed so hard in my life & my future in-laws thought it was hilarious as well!

  • Beth
    June 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I’m super impressed with your mani/pedi skills! I wish my hand was that steady! Maybe if I give up coffee too – ha.

  • Marianne
    June 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Can’t wait to listen to the podcast!

    I want to try the super charge cookies so bad every time I see a pic!! Is it your recipe? or where the heck is it from b/c they look delicious!! I can’t seem to find it on your site… but I do get easily distracted by all the pics of yummy food though when I’m looking for it!!

  • Laura
    June 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    How was the berry flavor? Did it taste at all berryish? I tried the chocolate yesterday and although it smelled like chocolate there wasn’t a big chocolate taste there.

  • Ada
    June 24, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    That sashimi sure looks pretty, too bad it didn’t taste good 🙁 I LOVE sashimi but I feel like it’s an aquired taste, it takes time to enjoy it.

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    June 24, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I listened to the podcast and you did a great job! You sounded like such a natural and not nervous in the slightest (I’m sure the wine helped? lol). I’ll be saying a prayer and crossing my fingers that you’ll be one of Murphy-Goode’s top 50 finalists!

  • kristina
    June 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Jenna, you should totally get the Sally Hansen French Manicure PEN! It takes 2 coats but its waaaay easier and doesn’t take so long.

  • Stacy (Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri)
    June 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    The podcast was great! You are just too cool Jenna!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    June 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Looking forward to hearing how you quit coffee! I am addictedddd ahhh.

  • Kristen
    June 24, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Came here from your Murphy Goode video. Great job on that and good luck!

  • Whitney
    June 24, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I just listened to your podcast, it was great! Love your tips for other food bloggers.

  • KPearl
    June 24, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I know this is kind of random, but I made my first green monster today and my husband just sent me this. So cute!

  • kim
    June 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    You’re a carb-loving girl, so of course the sashimi didn’t fill you up. 🙂 But high quality sashimi shouldn’t leave you disappointed, so don’t disregard all raw fish just yet. 🙂 The real deal should literally melt in your mouth without any ‘fishy’ aftertaste, like how some people feel about steak. There are some really high end Japanese restaurants in NYC, but too rich for me right now unfortunately…

  • Lea
    June 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    too bad you didn’t enjoy the sashimi.

    it’s def an acquired taste. me on the otherhand abs love sashimi. i think the middle one is yellowtail (hamachi). when fresh, it just melts in your mouth like butta.

  • leslie
    June 24, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    the podcast is great! really nice to listen to your thoughts.

  • Brianna
    June 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Where can I find the recipe for those super charge me cookies, they look so good every time you post them!

    • jenna
      June 24, 2009 at 4:59 pm


      I’ve never posted the recipe for legal issues because its straight out of Dreena Burton’s cookbook “Eat Drink and Be Vegan”! I highly recommend it! 🙂

  • april
    June 24, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Great workout!!

  • Erica
    June 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Glad it went well! I am loading the webpage now to listen!!

  • Low
    June 24, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Loved the podcast! It was fun to hear your voice! You are so knowledgeable and relatable, love it!

  • Erica
    June 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    You are SO well spoken!

  • K
    June 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    So much excitement! I’m glad the podcast went well!! Sorry the lunch wasn’t that great 🙁

    Love the nails! Who needs professional manicures – not us!!

  • Meg
    June 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Can’t wait to listen to your podcast! That’s so exciting! Although I also hate it when you go somewhere for a meal, and you get really hopeful for it, then it’s basically just a disappointment! At least you enjoyed the soup 🙂 and your workout!

    Just to let you know – your link to the Mushroom Channel doesn’t work…I the link may have something misspelled in it 🙂

    Have a great evening!

  • Katherine
    June 24, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Great podcast interview- it was really interesting to hear how it all started! And kudos on all of your success! 11,000 hits a day- that is AMAZING!

  • katie s
    June 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Love the podcast, Jenna!!!

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    June 24, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I’m going to listen to your podcast, how cool! You look rockin’ in red and I’m so jealous of your movie date. I need a laugh too!!!

  • Jessica
    June 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    mmmmmm sushi and sashimi! im so jealous!

  • Kathryn
    June 24, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I was wondering if you could give some info on your HRM and explain how to go about purchasing one. I went onto the polar website and there were tons of different kinds and I got really confussed. Your input would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    • jenna
      June 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm


      I use a Polar f4 HRM sometimes when I just exercise generally. i don’t wear it all the time, just to, like go to spinning and other high intensity activities where its good to know what your HR is. For running, I use a Garmin because it tracks my distance and pace as well. I’d recommend the polar f4 if you are just wanting to use it to exercise at the gym. its a pretty standard model but is very reliable and easy to use!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    June 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Sashimi is only good when it is really, really top-notch quality fish. I never order it at regular sushi joints, but at good restaurants, definitely try it again! Although, the best sashimi I’ve ever had was in Mexico on the Riviera Maya… the place where we ate had literally just brought the fish in off the boat – doesn’t get much fresher than that. Also, sashimi is best when it is sliced super thin… thick slices are no good!

  • Rosalie
    June 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    You are a very eloquent and smooth speaker 🙂

  • Erica
    June 25, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Great podcast!!!! That was great. I loved your presence on the show.