Exercise/ Fitness

Pour Out Your Heart


Oh gosh, I know I gush about this all the time but…….yoga was AMAZING this morning!! I love my Friday morning Yoga Grooves class. Its just, well, groovy! 😉 We blast aaaamazing music and just pour our hearts out in a powerful flow for 90 minutes. I felt so incredibly strong this morning…you know those days when you are just on? That was today for me. It rocked. Must have been that awesome pancake breakfast I had!

Lunch was yummy too—


This was awesome! It’s been sitting in my fridge now for weeks and now I’m wondering why it took me so long to eat it! I liken this to “tempeh bacon” if you have ever tried that. The marinated tempeh is formed into strips and perfect for topping a salad or stuffing a sandwich or…..


Wrap! I used an Ezekiel wrap here and stuffed 5 slices of the tempeh in it along with three big scoops of hummus, a ton of hot sauce and organic greens. So satisfying!


Delicious POM tea to drink!


I loooooove this stuff! So refreshing and delicious. Thanks, POM, for sending me some awesome samples!

Its been 24 hours and I’m already craving another Pumpkin Spice Latte like wooahhh. I feel like I’m in college again….its a dangerous addiction to have. I might have to venture out and “do some work” at Starbucks later….

So, this evening, I’m leading a bible study with a friend for a group of women struggling with addictions and off the street. Some of these women have escaped the sex trade or have recently gotten out of prison—it should be a very humbling and interesting experience. We are cooking dinner together then doing a bible study afterwards. I feel like God has pressed it on my heart to be there tonight and reach out, so that’s what I shall do!

Okay……Starbucks run!!!

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  • Cindi
    September 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Jena:

    Hey from Alaska. Listen, do you know what happened to Abby’s “Foods That Fit” blog? It’s been down for weeks? Loved her work out segments, especially the pics of Utah.

    Great job on your blog,



  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    September 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Your bible study tonight sounds really amazing. I’m sure you will really lift a lot of spirits and feel great yourself as a result! I want to get into volunteering more for this very reason :O).

  • Emily
    September 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Jenna! I’m so glad that you had a good time at yoga this morning. You seem to be in such good spirits and it makes me happy. 🙂

    It sounds like you are doing an amazing thing later today – its inspiring, for sure. I’m looking forward to hearing about your experience.


  • kay (eating machine)
    September 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    meal + bible study will be good-food makes everyone feel a little more happy and open 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    What an amazing opportunity Jenna! I get a lot of updates on sexual trafficking because The Salvation Army is deeply involved but haven’t had an opportunity to work directly with the cause. I would love to hear more about how it goes.

  • Erica
    September 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I need to try tempeh! It sort of scares me but I have a feeling I will like it 🙂 That bible study sounds wonderful- I hope you have a great experience. I just had a pumpkin spice misto! It was delicious 😉

  • brandi
    September 4, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I’m glad yoga was good, and that study tonight sounds like it will be great.

    Pom Tea? Yum! I love their juice. I’ll have to find this.

  • Jenna
    September 4, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Thank goodness there are amazing people like you in the world. Seriously, my heart is filled with happiness about the bible study you are leading tonight. Mad props to you.

    I am going to Starbucks TOMORROW to try the Pumpkin Latte. I can’t freakin’ wait!

    Enjoy 🙂

  • Jenna
    September 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    sandwich looks yummy!

  • Whitney
    September 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    What an awesome outreach to be a part of! 🙂 Have a good time!

  • Jamie in Arkansas
    September 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    God is SO working in your life! Isn’t is awesome that He keeps revealing little pieces of the puzzle to you?! Thanks again for sharing – your blog is a witness for sure! 🙂

  • Tracy
    September 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve already hit up SB for a pumpkin spice latte too – makes me feel like fall! Have a great weekend.

  • Tara
    September 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Hi Jenna! I just love your blog! I have recently made the desicion to start eating healthier and to cut out eating all meat; I have a feeling that I will be stopping by your blog quite often because it looks like you have some GREAT recipes and advice!
    Take care and have a great weekend!

  • Susan
    September 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    You know what’s also awesome? A chai latte with a squirt of pumpkin. Sososososo yummy and spicy!

  • Courtney
    September 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    A pumpkin spice latte is on my to-do list for the weekend for sure!
    Congrats on the bible study…it is a great thing that you are giving back to those that really need it!
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • L
    September 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I just read your article on how to prevent the flu and thought I’d throw in my two cents. I’ve had the H1N1 flu for the past week and a half and the main symptom that I’ve never had before with other flues was difficulty breathing… I had a lot of trouble inhaling and exhaling and never felt like I could take a full breath. My Mom had it too, and even had to go to the ER to get oxygen (she has an underlying condition which made the flu symptoms worse). I’m not sure how I got it — I wash my hands a lot and make sure not to rub my eyes/nose/face… but my doctor told me this is an extremely contagious flu and it’s very easy to get it, so who knows.

  • Megan
    September 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    What a blessing you will be to those women tonight! That’s wonderful, Jenna!
    Believe it or not I have never tried tempeh. I know I will like it…I just have not gotten around to buying it yet!
    I had a pumpkin spice latte yesterday. Love.

  • Dotsie
    September 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    That wrap looks awesome!

  • marina
    September 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    That’s a really nice thing you are doing. You have a very good heart

  • Lisa M
    September 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    OH. MY. GOSH.

    I just tried my first Pumpkin Spice Latte.
    That’s all I have to say.

  • JessJoy
    September 4, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Will keep you in my prayers tonight Jenna!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    September 4, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Glad you had such a great practice. It really was SUCH a great class. So great to see you. Let’s play soon! Oh, and you should come to the Annie Carpenter workshop this weekend. It’s gonna be FUN!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    September 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I’m glad you had such a great yoga class! Mine is tomorrow and I can’t wait!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 4, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    So glad to hear you enjoyed Yoga this morning. I find that really getting in the moment will let you take so much more from your practice.

    I LOVE tempeh! I usually eat mine stuffed in a pita with a lot of veggies, but your wrap sounds delicious as well!

  • Traci
    September 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Sounds like a great day! I had an awesome Yoga this morning too (Bikram). Nothing like the feeling it gives you! Have a great long weekend!

  • Ali
    September 4, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    That Tempeh looks great! I will have to try it! I have had a pumpkin spice latte everyday since they re-introduced them. Talk about an addiction!!!!! That reminds me, I haven’t had my latte today!!!!!! I gotta get one!

  • Katie
    September 4, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Your wrap looks yummy! I’ve been meaning to try tempeh, but I’m a little intimidated. Any tips to make it good?

  • Julia
    September 4, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    That wrap looked so good! I’ve never had tempeh, I definitely need to try it!

  • Paige
    September 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I’m glad you had a good yoga class! I might have to try me some tempeh. Looks good!

  • Angharad (Eating for England)
    September 4, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I feel like I can’t even try the pumpkin spice latte or my wallet will be broken all Autumn from it! Ha ha. Just kidding, of COURSE I will be having one. Ugh. Cannot wait!

  • Lizzy
    September 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    how exciting that your leading a bible study! i Really wish i had a close relationship with my church, an i believe i should probably get to starbucks real quick!!! have a good night

  • simpledaisy
    September 4, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Super tasty looking wrap!! I have never tried tempeh….guess I need to give it a whirl~

  • Leianna
    September 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Your bible study tonight looks like an amazing experience!

  • Michelle
    September 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I love, love, love tempeh. It really is so versatile and delicious. I just made a recipe using tempeh with figs, blue cheese and honey! So good!!

  • Caroline
    September 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Wow yoga with music this is a new concept for me and I think I would really like it! I do Baptiste power yoga and I don’t think they have a “music” option but I’ll have to look into that. Good for you for having an “on” yoga day I can relate to that but today wasn’t totally my day I was too busy thinking about my full day to get in the zone! On another note I need to get on that pumpkin latte, I font know why I haven’t had one yet?! They are my favorite right next to the peppermint hot cocoa!

  • Cara
    September 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Wow, I forgot about the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte! I may need to get my first taste of autumn this weekend…

  • Lisa
    September 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I live in NorCal, so it’s still pretty warm out and even though pumpkin spice lattes are back, it doesn’t feel like time for fall yet! Are you going to do a west coast version of the healthy living summit? I think it would be a great thing to do (maybe in spring) in SF!

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    September 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I just saw those POM drinks at my Woolworths (here in Australia!) so I will have to try them out!

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    September 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    morning yoga is the absolute best…gives you so much energy for the rest of the day 🙂

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    September 5, 2009 at 12:41 am

    looks like such a yummy wrap!
    i put hot sauce on everything too haha, gotta have a little kick :p

  • Caroline
    September 5, 2009 at 1:23 am

    I absolutely LOVE those tempeh strips–the sesame garlic is by far the best flavor.

  • Fitness Fabulous
    September 5, 2009 at 4:01 am

    Wow I love the colors in your blog.. and the food.. Mmmm!

  • Rachel
    September 5, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Hope your Bible study was a warm, productive and fulfilling experience for you and the brave ladies who attended!
    I’m just starting yoga – I’m going to sign up for a once-a-week class to start. Thanks for the extra motivation! 🙂

  • kelly
    September 5, 2009 at 8:11 am

    I love that tempeh!