Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Sweat Once a Day

Hey hey

How’s your Wednesday treatin’ ya? This morning I went to a 75 minute power yoga class and then worked at the front desk for awhile while the next class was in session. Loving the January Lululemon challenge to sweat once a day….feels great! After class, I snacked on a yogurt—

And orange—

And jasmine green tea—

As you can see, I’ve been drinking a TON of tea lately and not so much coffee. I like the way I feel when I drink tea instead. I have this personal theory that coffee overload makes my skin break out. Weird, huh? I swear my skin glows more when I drink tea! πŸ™‚ Try it yourself!
Lunch was a big salad topped with an Amy’s California veggie burger, hummus, grated goat’s milk cheddar cheese and sriracha with a high fiber tortilla and 2 kiwis on the side:

As for my dating life, which y’all seem to be so interested in, my lips are sealed and the cat’s in the bag! πŸ˜‰ My life is very public so please allow me this one private aspect!
I’m wearing shorts in January because I desperately need to do laundry! See you tonight!

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  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Your salad looks so artistic! Love the combo of hummus, sriracha, and kiwis.

    And hooray for yoga challenges! I went to a pilates class night and while I don’t exactly love pilates (I’m a runner), my core is thanking me πŸ™‚

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    That is one awesome looking lunch….love it!

  • megan
    January 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    great lunch! and you’re definitely entitled to your privacy. it probably won’t stop everyone from being curious though πŸ™‚

  • Evan Thomas
    January 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Of course bloggers should be private when they choose πŸ™‚

  • L.
    January 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Love how you wrote “my date” in the last post and then are amazed when people question about who that might be. Passive agressive, no?

  • Amy
    January 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Hahaha Love that pictorial response to the love-life inquiries! And I have the same gym bag. πŸ™‚

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    What a great looking lunch!! So glad you had a great yoga session πŸ™‚ You deserve to have your privacy πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    That cat’s in the bag! LOL!. Give us the goods. πŸ™‚

  • Traci
    January 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    That salad looks perfect! Now I want to put a Veggie Burger on mine tonight! Thanks for the idea. And yoga gives you that nice glow. I had an absolutely perfect Bikram class last night that has left me positively elated since. πŸ™‚

  • Jil
    January 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I love the “sweat once a day” challenge! It leaves open so many possibilities! The salad looks delish — and I can’t blame you for wanting to keep the dating life private. πŸ™‚

  • Jenni
    January 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Dexter posts always get my attention ^..^
    He is so handsome!

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health
    January 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    hahaha, love the picture of an actual cat in a bag πŸ˜‰

    i am SO into the sweat once a day challenge! i’m one of those people that doesn’t consider it a “good” workout unless i’m absolutely dripping!

  • Mama Pea
    January 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Good move on not plastering Mystery Man all over the blog. Can you imagine?! I think meeting the readers is worse than meeting the parents.

  • caitlin
    January 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    keep your privacy, keep your sanity.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    well since you mentioned tea . . .if you drink it so fast that you start sweating does that count πŸ˜‰ hahaha just kidding, that’s actually a great challenge. If I just did Angela’s whittle my middle moves everyday that would make me sweat once a day.

  • Stephanie
    January 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Can’t wait until that cat is outta the bag! You deserve a great guy, hope that’s the case for ya now girlie πŸ™‚

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    January 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    awesome looking salad — obviously respsect your privacy – your life, your rules, people don’t like it, they can get out πŸ˜‰

  • Anne P
    January 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    DEXTER!!!!!!! My love… clearly you miss me as much as I miss you since you’re hiding in bags when I’m not there for you to stand on. Sniff.

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    January 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Tea is always so much more gentle on my stomach than coffee. I tend to go through phases… coffee for a while… tea for a while.

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I have been drinking lots more (green) tea lately. It feels so cleansing. As for the dating, I have to give that one to ya. You are so honest and open with the rest of your life, a girl has the right to keep her crush to herself. Take care!

  • Molly @thevegandorm
    January 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Haha – I saw “L’s” comment and literally cracked up. Get your own guy to date, and let Jenna have hers!

  • Erin
    January 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    If I’m going to a coffee shop, I order coffee but at home, it’s all tea all the time. I go through 2-3 bags a day — it’s a passion! πŸ˜€

  • Molly @thevegandorm
    January 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Haha – I read “L’s” comment and literally cracked up. L needs to find her own guy to date and let Jenna have hers!
    As always, salad looks soooo delicious! I was never into coffee, but I have been drinking a lot of tea lately. I have a chai obsession!

  • Barbara
    January 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Good on you for putting your foot down and staying private with your personal life. You have a fabulous FOODIE blog!!!

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Tea totally makes me feel like I’m glowing. When I have more than one cup of coffee in a day, may stomach never fails to let me know by kicking me! πŸ˜‰
    And I love those tortillas… My favorite! Try the rye ones- they’re so good!

  • Katharine
    January 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Smart decision – and you’re right, you need to keep some things to yourself πŸ™‚ And you seem happy and that’s what counts!

  • Chloe (No Sugar and Spice)
    January 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Definitely keep things to yourself! When you’re in the public eye it’s hard to do so, so I’m glad to see you’re keeping mum!
    Love lululemon and their slogans, they always inspire me.

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    keep it private! it’ll so be worth it πŸ™‚

    that salad rocks, i so wish i’d had that for lunch today instead of what i did eat πŸ™‚

  • Audrey
    January 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I haven’t been drinking coffee at all since you introduced me to Soy Awake Tea Lattes! theyre the best!

  • Carbzilla
    January 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I totally respect your privacy and am keeping my fingers crossed that it’s the babe from the wine tasting (that may not narrow it down on your end, but I don’t have time to go back and find his picture). Don’t want to jynx it either. πŸ™‚

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    January 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Your salad is beautiful. A piece of art πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    January 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    That salad is beautiful! Wow. A work of art that’s tasty.

    I sure got my sweat on today. I started the Couch 2 5k program. I LOVE sweating. Makes me feel like I accomplished something.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Haha sometimes you just have to keep some stuff private, I agree.

    Your salads always look so incredibly good, or maybe you’re just more creative lol!

  • Danielle @ ECGWCW
    January 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    You deserve to keep your private life private!! Thanks for sharing as much as you do!

  • Jenna
    January 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Great lunch!!
    You deserve to keep your love life private- you already share so much with us already!

  • Sharon Johnson
    January 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Jenna πŸ™‚
    I am a virgin when it comes to hot tea and I don’t drink coffee or coffee-type drinks; hot chocolate is about the farthest I’ve gone when it comes to hot drinks. I’ve tried a couple flavors of tea (black tea leaves w/ a carmel and peppermint) but they tasted too “herb-y” to me. My friend adds a ton of sugar to hers; I did find it tasted better w/ a few packets of equal. Some people add sugar and milk. What is your take on tea; what flavors might be good to try for someone who likes the taste of sweet drinks (ie juice, vanilla cappucino from the gas station!) and wants to reap the benefits of tea (I’ve read that green tea’s antioxidants might help prevent certain cancers?! from all of the antioxidants). What do you add to your tea?
    Thanks for your personal opinion!!

  • Krista
    January 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I have tried to love drinking tea… but I just don’t. Coffee is where it is at for me, but I do try to limit how much I drink because it messes with my stomach.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    That salad looks delicious. What brand of tortillas have you been using? Can I find them at Whole Foods?

    Also, totes understand about the cat/bag situation. I don’t even let my mom know about my dating life until it’s serious, let alone the blog world.

    • jenna
      January 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm


      these are La Tortilla Factory high fiber wheat tortillas…you can probably find them at your local grocery store!

  • Leah
    January 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    That salad looks amazing!
    Ive tried replacing my coffee with tea, I cant do it. By 9:30 if I havent had a coffee I get a killer headache.

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    January 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Gorgeous kitty! I have been drinking a ton of herbal tea lately. Winter is so dry, and I got tired of water all of the time!

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind
    January 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Agreed on the tea thing. I LOVE coffee and couldn’t live without it, but there’s something about tea that just seems so…healthy.

  • Sana
    January 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Bhahahaha “meeting the blog readers” dating is hard enough these days! Keep your love life to yourself and you are set πŸ™‚

  • Karla
    January 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Oooh that salad looks good! Hot sauce and hummus are a great combination!

  • Mindy
    January 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t think you are being passive aggressive (as one commenter wrote). You should be allowed to keep these things private since, as you pointed out, so much of your life is public! πŸ™‚ Plus, maybe it’s just too early to be divulging details of who you’re dating. Good luck!

  • eatmovelove
    January 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Oh I want the shorts and the man please!!
    Jenna you working at the desk and doing yoga – totally reminds me of a book I read (and reviewed on my site if you want to check it or just google!) called “Stuck in Downward Dog” by Chantal Simmons.
    I drink so much tea, hot chocolate and coffee most days that I feel like I’m floating and bloated…oye… yet I continue to do so…

  • katherine
    January 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I rocked sriracha on my dinner. It’s just so wonderful!

    Good for you keeping your dating life private. A girl’s gotta have a little modesty and privacy! πŸ™‚

  • Karen
    January 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    very funny what Chelsea said about not even telling her own Mom…it’s so true, my daughter is very tight lipped when it comes to her relationships, even with me…glad to see it’s not just her…..Guys don’t like the whole world to know about everything, they think girls talk too much anyways, nice to keep things private between the two of you. I just switched to tea, after going to Trevana I am no hooked on the loose tea, simmered,

  • Jenny
    January 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I’m also embracing the lululemon challenge of sweating every day! And it feels awesome so far πŸ™‚

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    That salad looks amazing!
    I typically drink a mug of coffee in the morning, but then the rest of the day, it’s all about the tea!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Yum siracha makes everything better

  • Lauren
    January 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Love the sweat once a day challenge!! And love the sweet kitty in the picture too. Mine little babes are sweet like that too. They want to get in everything! They never want to be left out even if it comes to working out. Too cute!

  • theemptynutjar
    January 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Jenna, I was thinking about picking up those Amys California burgers…they look good. I love the tortillas you have there — they look yummy . Yay for bread.

  • Marla
    January 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    It’s your life and of course you can divulge (or not!) whatever you want to dear Jenna!

    And besides do you all think a fella would really want to be mentioned in the early days of dating?I doubt it!

    Privacy is very important.I don’t understand why some feel a blogger “owes” their reader any personal info.Maybe some get a bit too attached to the blog and consider it a diary instead of a blog.But a diary is soooo different from a public blog.

    I do appreciate all the beautiful things you have shared about your brother though Jenna and I know that is so personal.Thanks for opening your heart to us about him.When I read your blog I often think of him even though you are all strangers.You have touched us deeply-bless you!

  • Gabriela
    January 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Hey, Jenna!
    Beautiful pics. Your salad looks so yummy!
    I loved the fact that you wonΒ΄t turn your personal love life public. I mean… itΒ΄s a quite personal information, right?!
    And, by the way… I love your blog!
    I read your posts every single day, and I visit your blog about four times a day πŸ˜‰
    Kisses from a brazilian reader and fan,

  • Marla
    January 13, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    PS I gave up coffee a few years ago and do miss it-the smell of quality coffee is heavenly!Mmmmmm
    But green tea seems to make me feel better and so that’s my morning and afernoon “cuppa”.At night I love lemon ginger or peppermint tisanes!

  • Mandy
    January 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I feel better when i drink tea too. But i’m still a coffee lover at heart πŸ™‚

  • Cristina
    January 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Well… as for sweat once a day I have been running a lot lately (logging some serious miles on Daily Mile: http://www.dailymile.com/people/Cristina) and practicing Yoga. Today I went for a quick run after an interview.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    January 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    That tea thing is interesting.. I’m going to try it..

  • Bridget
    January 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I go through phases with coffee and tea, too. I love coffee, but tea does make me feel better overall…sometimes I just need that extra kick from coffee though πŸ™‚

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place
    January 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    what type of tea do you drink? I’m not really a tea person and only have one or two kinds that I can drink without gagging. I’d love to find more that I enjoy!

  • Diana
    January 13, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    you be as private as you want to!
    when you’re ready we’ll be waiting to hear all about him!

  • Angela
    January 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    haha thanks for the shout out…u are too cute. U know I love my tea! We have to have a tea date together me thinks!

  • Annie @ stronghealthyfit
    January 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I love coffee but I feel better when I drink tea too! More hydrated I think. I definitely can’t drink coffee when I ‘m sick. Tea is so calming too πŸ™‚

  • Whole Body Love
    January 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I have switched from coffee to hot tea as well! Oddly enough, my skin has cleared up almost completely.

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    January 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Keep your dating life private, sweetness! You’re so young and adorable. You need spice in your life, but keep it all for you. Too many opinions are like too many cooks in the kitchen. Bad news.

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    January 13, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    OMG. Pleaseeee if it gets serious I want cute little pics of dates and stuff…AHHHHHHHHHHH. BTW nice salad. πŸ™‚

  • amanda
    January 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I love your salads like always. Hummus again is my favorite and now Chobani!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Take all the privacy you need! I think some things are private and that is fine. So, I love the picture of Dexter in the bag…so funny!

  • Casey @ SpicyandSweet
    January 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Sounds like a reasonable request to me Jenna! πŸ™‚ Good for you…have fun!!!

  • Heather (The Single Dish)
    January 13, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I would keep it private too! Hope it was a fun date!

  • skinnyrunner
    January 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    no juicy details on your love life?? oh well, your salad looks delicious!

  • katie
    January 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    is it wrong that I’m secretly hoping that your date is Kevin from Top Chef?

  • ellen eats beets
    January 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I really just love tea. I like the coffee ritual, but tea just tastes that much better!

  • Babycakes
    January 13, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    hmm, I have a hunch who the lucky man is, but it’s really none of my business! I am happy for you and wish you nothing but the very best! Dexter looks adorable in the pink bag πŸ™‚

  • Michelle
    January 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    As much as I want to know who you’re dating, please keep it private as long as you like. You deserve some privacy! Your post about the tea is keeping me motived to NOT drink diet mtn dew (my addiction) and continue drinking water/tea. It’s still hard a week after quitting πŸ™

  • s
    January 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    agree with comment #14. go you πŸ™‚

  • Whit
    January 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    you are not crazy! I swear coffee makes my skin break out too. I am a tea addict of late and I don’t foresee myself going back to all coffee any time soon!

  • Rachel @ Shedding It
    January 14, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I love the whole “Sweat Once a Day” challenge too! It’s so simple yet such a good idea!!

  • Tiffany
    January 14, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Jenna, yes, you deserve to keep your love life mum…however, it doesn’t mean I won’t be snooping around for hints on the blog! Haha, j/k.

  • Aynsley - WrenLife.com
    January 14, 2010 at 6:32 am

    I am so proud of you for keeping your dating life a mystery. I think God is pleased by those that keep relationships sacred and honor them in a way that prevents gossip, drama and other worldly habits. Stick to your instincts and share only what you are comfortable with! I’m proud of you for that!

  • J
    January 14, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Awwwww Dexter is too cute! I want to squeeze him!

  • Nicole (dishin')
    January 14, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Completely understandable! Keep whatever you need private πŸ™‚