Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Snacks, Strength and Everything Nice


I learned this morning that sometimes exercise is the best medicine. I feel a ton better after a 2 mile run and an upper body session with Anna and Michaela! I also learned to ALWAYS keep snacks in my car and purse!! More on that in a sec—-

After my run (it was freezing outside this morning!) I snacked on some cantaloupe that I had just sliced up:

And then I went to run errands before meeting the girls for our workout. Somewhere between TJ Maxx and Staples I started to feel really faint and knew if I didn’t eat something fast I wasn’t going to make it through. Rummaged through my bottomless pit purse and came up with nothing (can you believe it?!), searched the glove compartment of my car…still nothing. Finally, pulled off at a Chevron and bought a luna bar. Ate half before my workout and felt a million times better.
We did a pretty short circuit this morning, the three of us rotating around doing squats with the medicine ball, twisting lunges with the medicine ball, bicep curls with weights, lat pull downs with resistance bands, push-ups and crunches. It was short and sweet and then we just crowded around the computer looking at the new spring Lululemon arrivals that will hit the studio next week. 😉
In other news, I think I finally found a headband that holds back my mane!
Photo on 2010-02-11 at 12.23
Lucie makes these, along with super cute biking bags and pretty much everything else. I wish I was crafty like that! We started selling them at the studio and everyone is loving them. She finds vintage fabrics around town at thrift shops and creates masterpieces….and they really don’t slide back on your head! I tested this today by jumping around and doing handstands…no slide!
I couldn’t wait to get home and eat the lunch I had been envisioning all morning long—
A whole wheat pita with hummus & goat cheese, roasted kabocha squash and more melon. Go orange!
Time to write, write, write…

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  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    February 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    your headband is super cute – perfect! hummus and goat cheese are a match made in heaven – yummmmmmmers!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    February 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    That headband is adorable! I want one!

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
    February 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Darling headbands! I need one; I have a short, pixie do and I’m always looking for a cute way to hold my hair back.

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    February 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    You know you live in California when the corner Chevron has Luna bars. All you can expect around here is Snickers.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Wish we had good canteloupe ’round here right now!!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    February 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I know what you mean about the snacks. I drove to yoga today and forgot my small breakkie to take with me and knew it would be super difficult to concentrate without feeding the belly. Thank goodness I found the sample size Larabar in my bag! I need to refill my emergency stash now. I never realized how vital it is to have small snacks on hand! Glad you found a Luna Bar at the gas station at least!

  • adrienmelaine
    February 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    You should toss a bag of almonds into your car- they never get bad- bars aren’t bad either in the winter, but in the summer they get mushy and chalkie because of the heat

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    February 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    ooooh i need one of those! my headbands ALWAYS fall off when i work out. i was beginning to think it was just the shape of my head hahaha

  • Amber
    February 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Great advice..love the headband, was in the gym today and could have used one. I hate sweaty hair in my face.

    btw..we think you are awesome and would like to invite you to join us in the kitchen. It is new so we are trying to get new members. http://kitchengang.ning.com/

  • Katie
    February 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Ugh. I hate sugar crashes like that. But I love your headband!

  • Katharine
    February 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Cute headband! It’s hard to find one that’s adequate, I’ll have to check them out. 🙂

  • Amber
    February 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Love the headband, could have used it today, I hate sweaty hair in my face

    btw..we think you are awesome and would like to invite you to join us in the kitchen. It is new so we are trying to get new members. http://kitchengang.ning.com/

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Awww- such a cute headband.

    Lol– snack attack! Love it 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I need a headband!!! My straggly hairs are always getting in my face. Do you like the lemon zest luna?

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    February 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Your headband is really cute 🙂
    You’re making me miss kabocha!

  • Ameena
    February 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I can totally relate to your sugar crash…I just ate lunch after not eating for 5 hours and I was definitely feeling it!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    cute headband!

    i feel you on needing to keep snacks nearby all the time, but i need to b/c if i don’t i’ll eat something crappy instead of something good for me. guess we all need a reason, right?

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    February 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    What a cute headband!

    I’m craving melon now but it won’t be in-season for a few more months, sadly. Heading to Australia on Monday so maybe it will be available there — in the summer sunshine! 😀

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Ahh yes. The infamous yoga headband. I must say, we don’t get along well during a yoga session! Perhaps I haven’t found the right match?

    I hear you about the snacks thing. Been having to bring almonds everywhere in Paris to avoid sudden fainting sessions. Would NOT be a cool thing to do in the Metro!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    February 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Ohhh, how I miss Kabocha 🙁 None here in Utah anymore.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    February 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    The melon looks fresh and delicious- go California!

  • Ally (Exercise and Pies)
    February 11, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    cute headband! I got my hair cut on monday and my side bangs are driving me crazy… i have one of those big rubberbands but i think i need to invest in a nice hairband

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    February 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Cute! Jenna, I was wondering, did you do the entire 20 mile bike ride without even stopping? If so, you rock. I just started cycling and I can barely go for 20 minutes without stopping for a minute.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    February 11, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    What a cute headband!


  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 11, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Yay, carotenoids =] I think orange is my new favorite color.

    – Hillary (pink & chocolately giveaway)

  • Jessie
    February 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    That’s the cutest little cantaloupe I’ve ever seen!
    It’s no fun getting stuck somewhere without a snack — turns me into a monster.

  • Jill
    February 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I love Lemon Zest Luna Bars – yummy. I’m not sure how you only eat half, I have willpower! Glad it gave you some zip for your workout!! 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    February 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    So cute. I’m going to check out her store right now. I need a good headband–and one that’s a little more dressed up than the Goody ones (though those hold hairs in place really well).

  • GurlOnA"Diet"
    February 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    YUM roasted squash. One of my fave foods ever! It also tastes good steamed for a really long time- just eat with a spoon! 😀

  • Jamie Walker
    February 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I’m all about the morning workouts. I actually drag my butt out of bed every morning during the week and workout. I always find that I feel better, have more energy and am WAY more productive. GO morning workouts with friends!

  • Michelle (Life With Relish)
    February 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I love that headband, too! I keep snacks in my bag ALL the time…I’ve actually gotten confused in the grocery store before as to whether I took a banana from home or accidently put it in my purse haha!

  • Kelly
    February 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Mmmmm, melon! Super cute headband, and your eyes are so pretty!

  • ShutupandRun
    February 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I’m with you, I had to start keeping Cliff Bars, Luna Bars, Lara Bars on hand in my car/purse/backpack b/c sometimes I get so hungry I am either going to pass out or hit someone.

  • Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life
    February 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    sounds like you had an awesome workout! i’ve also learned the hard way to always keep snacks either in my bag or in my car. i get extremely cranky without food and i certainly couldn’t complete a workout on an empty stomach! that headband looks so cute! i wish i had one — my bangs are growing out and they always fly into my face when i’m running, especially when i’m sweaty. i’m still looking for a good one! good luck writing today! 🙂

  • marisa (vinyasa mama)
    February 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    cute headband! just curious, what about it makes it not slip?? Im always looking for yoga headbands to hold my hair back and still have never found one that works (inc the lululemon bands). Is there something on the inside that helps it stay put?

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    February 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I HATE it when I get caught starving with no snack!! Glad you managed to find something decent before your work-out. The worst is when you end up having to compromise by being starving or eating junk!

  • christie, honoring health
    February 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    That headband is super cute! Glad you found one that works for you!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    February 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I always keep a Luna mini in my purse for that reason.

    I need to look that headband up. The little ones I have just aren’t cutting it anymore.

  • Cole
    February 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I loooooooove that headband!

  • Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling)
    February 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Hummus and goat cheese on a pita looks so good!
    Boo, I can’t find that kabocha squash in Florida.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    February 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Cute headband!

  • sam
    February 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    didn’t you have a nike headband you raved about that held your hair in place…. it was pink i think

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 11, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    The headband is adorable girl!!!!

  • MOM
    February 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Would you consider auctioning off one of those headbands??!

  • Ellen
    February 11, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I love headbands, but they always end up sliding off the back of my big ‘ol head!

  • chandra h
    February 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    awesome workout(s)! & thanks for the info about the headbands – i have the same problem with keeping my hairrrr outa zee face 🙂 heh heh

    hope your writing went well today! <3

  • Jamie
    February 11, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    lemonzest is my favorite luna bar and i agree completely that exercise flushes out all negative energy and gets you going again! glad you are feeling better!

  • Jil
    February 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I always have that problem with headbands….I think my noggin just might not be shaped for ’em. haha 🙂

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    February 12, 2010 at 5:24 am

    holla at goat cheese. Cute headband. 🙂 You look glowing Jenna! Okay..that sounded lezzy

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    February 12, 2010 at 7:58 am

    That lunch looks tasty! I’ve been on a squash kick lately and really should pick up some more. Love that headband, too – the fabric is lovely!