Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Well Oiled

I am now well oiled.

Yoga was so, so good. Anna knew about my back being a stiff board so while in child’s pose, she gently pressed down on my feet and it was a major low back release that felt delicious.

I was so calm in savasana, but per usual, that calm has quickly faded and I’ve been racing around all day. Have I mentioned how much I hate moving? I now realize that in the past year I have moved four times already. How can that be? That isn’t normal. I should probably be a professional by now and this should probably be a relatively simple move, seeing as I’m only going 16 miles away. However, it seems I have accumulated a lot of “stuff” over the past six months and now all that “stuff” is sitting in the middle of my floor (thank goodness I never bought furniture!).

I can’t wait to be all settled and have everything neatly put away so I can feel some sense of organization in my life once again.


I’ve also been packing for Wisconsin because I have an early flight out tomorrow morning. Here’s a random fact for you—I actually started this blog in 2007 while at my grandparent’s house in Milwaukee! Let me present my first post ever, titled simply “airport adventures”. I was much better at packing little airplane lunches back then….all I did for tomorrow was slap some peanut butter on an english muffin and call it a day.

Lunch today was tempeh (1/3 block raw!) with hummus and honey mustard on yet another english muffin with an apple and some carrots


Don’t judge. English muffins were on sale buy one get one free at Safeway last week!
After about three solid hours of cleaning, packing and running errands I had a protein shake for a snack

This is a half scoop of chocolate designer whey, 1 cup skim milk and half a frozen banana.
I’m going to some fancy shmancy work dinner tonight with the boyfriend and I’m excited because I get to wear my new pink banana republic dress that I got on clearance last month and drink delicious wine.
I shall return!

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  • MMiller
    May 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Have a great time tonight! Can’t wait to see pictures! And have fun at your grandparents house too! Your move will be over before you know it!

  • Evan Thomas
    May 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Looking back at first posts are always so telling

  • Lisa
    May 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Are English muffins considered unhealthy or something?

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    May 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    That pile of “stuff” is always an inevitable part of moving I’ve decided. Have fun tonight looking pretty and drinking good wine! Safe travels.

  • BethT
    May 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Take a pic of the back of the boy’s head!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    May 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Love looking back at early posts–how far we’ve all come!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see the dress! I LOVE Banana Republic!
    Dang girl, you should have the packing down to a science!
    No judgement, I once lived off of English Muffins.. I kid, I kid.. but I did eat them almost every single day for a while.

  • Kristin
    May 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Cool! I live in Wisconsin! Too bad I don’t live close to Milwaukee!

  • Katherine
    May 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Love your old posts! So fun to see how far you’ve come 🙂

  • Deb
    May 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    The word “wine” is in all your posts ! LOL===okay 98% of your posts !
    Have a great night !

  • Jil
    May 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Have fun at the work dinner tonight!

  • eatmovelove
    May 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Yeah, what’s wrong with having an english muffin ?? 🙁
    DO take PICS of that hot dress tonight!!
    I hear you on moving -sucks …I’m wondering of switching apartments myself…oye it makes me sick…or maybe it’s the hodgepodge of eats.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    May 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Safe travels!!!!!!

  • Camille
    May 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I love looking back at your first post!
    I love how there’s no pics and there is so much writing!
    So cute 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    May 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve moved every year since 2004, so I feel ya. It’s never, ever fun. And it only gets harder!

  • Tanya
    May 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Oh cool-I live in Milwaukee! Have fun..the weather’s been really nice lately 🙂

  • Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    May 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Have a wonderful night and I’m sure you’ll look really great in your new dress.

  • Samantha (Foodedu)
    May 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    How fun to go back and revisit your first post! What feelings do you have when you look at how much you’ve accomplished and how popular your blog has become since then? New dresses are so much fun–sounds like a great night to me!

  • Jenna
    May 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    have a great night with the boo 🙂

  • diana@mymarblerye
    May 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    i can’t wait to see pics of the dress. banana has DEE best dresses ever..fit like a glove! ps. try to sneak a pic of the bf for us k?

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I just had raw tempeh last week for the first time – I love it!

  • Katie
    May 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Those look like one of my favorite foods in the whole world…Orowheat (Arnold’s) Whole Grain and Flax English Muffins?! I eat one every night before bed with waaay too much peanut butter.

  • Lorin
    May 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I love tempeh even raw! Sometimes I’ll have tempeh with hummus and preserves on a sandwich, soo good!!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    May 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I love your first post, how you just dove right in and wrote!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    May 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Sounds like fun to me!

  • Ann @ Appalachian Appetites
    May 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Love the post but where were the pictures?! 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 5, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Very fun to read your old post. You sound a lot younger : ) …and more interested in calories? Were you trying to lose weight at that time? Safe travels tomorrow! I’ll be up in the air with ya.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    May 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Fancy, fancy can’t wait to see your eats! Ugh need to get back into yoga! And only one paper away from FINALLY reading for fun!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    May 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I hope you share a pic of your dress! 🙂

  • Liza
    May 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    So I have been reading your blog on and off for about 2 years now (I LOVE it!) …I am originally from northern cali, but living in Milwaukee for the last 2 years! I never realized you had family here!!!! Such a small world!!!! Hope you have an amazing trip. The weather has been beautiful and I hope it stays that way for your visit! If you get a chance, You have to eat at Honey Pie in Bayview on S. Kinnickinnic. It’s SOOOOOOO amazing! But be prepared for calories!

  • Sarah for Real
    May 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Have a great flight!

  • Jaclyn
    May 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Well oiled. You’re funny.
    Although… yoga does ‘well oil’ you, so true! have fun at the dinner tonight! Happy cinco de mayo!

  • Kristen
    May 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I am feeling you with the english muffins! I love them and I too shop at safeway since I live like a hop, skip and a jump from the store and I always take advantage of the sales as much as possible! So looking forward to seeing pictures of the new dress!

    I am currently starting my on Food blog and I have to say that you have been a big inspiration! Please feel free to check me out, oh and feed back would be so cool!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    May 5, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    love your first post! safe travels!

  • kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    May 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    no judgements here! sounds awesome!

  • Andrea (TastebudApproved)
    May 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Hope you take pictures of your fancy dinner date! Have fun!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    English muffins and raw tempeh – LOVE them both! I have a wholemeal English muffin for lunch today 🙂

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    May 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    So when do we get to meet this boyfriend of yours! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 6, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Glad you had a delicious yoga class! I love that feeling of spaghetti after a great stretching session. 😀

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    May 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

    I LOVE a juicy pose after a hard workout leaves you aching. Yoga perfection!

    Have fun packing! I procrastinate too, but think- soon you will be in a brand new home!!


  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    May 6, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Oh I hate moving too. I vowed to never do it again after this last time- we’ll see how well that goes 😉

  • rachael
    May 6, 2010 at 5:44 am

    There is nothing like some good yoga! Thanks for sharing your first post!

  • Ilana
    May 6, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I think you convinced me to try hot yoga in this post.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    May 6, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I love tempeh….it has won my heart!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething
    May 6, 2010 at 5:59 am

    that was fun seeing your first post! hope you have a safe fllight! when do we get to meet the boy?

  • Lisa P
    May 6, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I live in Milwaukee–love that your blog was “born” here! Have a great trip to Wisconsin. Too bad it is going to cool off here the next couple of days.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    May 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I’m with you…moving is the worst!! It’s such a great feeling when you’re all settled into your new place though, right? I would suggest movers but I guess with no furniture there wouldn’t be much work for them to do :).

  • Corinne
    May 6, 2010 at 7:07 am

    before you know it the move will be over! i think the best part of moving is the “awful” settling in. the redecoration process and making an apt/house into a home! aw, all yours and a fresh canvas 🙂

    enjoy the wine and pink dress! looking forward to the recap jenna

  • Jaya
    May 6, 2010 at 7:10 am

    My partner is from Wisconsin and has some family in Milwaukee. I’ve been to WI once, but to the small town where his family is from and let me tell you, as an Indo-Canadian, that was a very new and exciting experience! Wisconsin has amazing agrarian culture…and amazing local cheese! Have a great time!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 6, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I’ve been moving every few years for most of my life and I’m still not better at it. I might be moving soon and I’m petrified of moving all my stuff to our new place where ever that may be 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

    moving is seriously such a pain. we just bought our first house last year, and because of the loan we can’t move until 2 years from now (3 years from when we bought it). i really couldn’t be more excited about being “stuck” there because i hate moving SO much!

  • Cole
    May 6, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Moving is always so hectic!

  • Liz
    May 6, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I live in Milwaukee and am totally pumped you will be gracing our fair city with your presence I hope you have a wonderful time on your visit. Welcome.

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    May 6, 2010 at 8:11 am

    haha you sound so much like me….I have moved so much the past couple of years (texas to CA then from my dorm to house, then from CA house to Texas, then from lbk, tx to Dallas, then from my 1st apt there to a house, then from a house back to another apt)…..lol moving comes so easily now but its dreaded more and more everytime

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    May 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I feel you on moving… I’ve moved SO MANY TIMES in my life, until I moved in with my now husband… we’ve only moved once in 5 years 😉

    Have fun in Wis. ! Fly safe 🙂

  • Kat @ http://myfruitylife1.blogspot.com/
    May 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

    What a cute first post!

    Hope to see a pic of the pink dress!!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 6, 2010 at 9:26 am

    4 times in one year?! wow! I dislike moving so much! I can’t imagine!
    I don’t think there is anything wrong with English muffins. Is there?

  • andrenna
    May 7, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Aw! I just looked at your first post and you were having problems with running even back then! So sad! What a long journey of wanting to love running and it not loving you back! I admire your determination, nonetheless! ;D