Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Work Your Booty

Hello again!

SO glad I made it to the gym today, even though I know my legs will be sore tomorrow. I stayed about half an hour and got a great lower body workout in.

My boo-tay busting workout consisted of:

10 minutes on the stairmaster, level 9

3 sets of calf raises, 70 lbs, 25 reps

2 sets of hip abductor, 70 lbs, 15 reps

2 sets of hip adductor, 70 lbs, 15 reps

2 sets of hamstring curls, 50 lbs, 15 reps

3 sets of lunges on bosu ball holding two 10 lb dumbells, 3 sets per leg, 10 reps each set (these KILLED!!!!)

= about a 30 minute workout. Not too shabby!

When I got home, it was already getting dark and I was already getting hungry! It had started to rain and I was craving something warm so I fixed some soup for dinner using this:


I used the soup as a base and added protein to make a more balanced meal. Tonight, I added two slabs of leftover baked tofu from Monday night (half a package of tofu). I diced the tofu up in small dice and added to the soup before heating. The tofu was chewy and dense and really made the soup very satisfying and filling! I had a small plate of kashis on the side:


There was so much soup in my bowl we almost had an overflow. Here’s a spoonful with tofu!


I also had a square of my organic dark chocolate bar:


I think I enjoyed my little square all the more because I didn’t mindlessly “graze” on any chocolate chips at work today! Not even one! It’s SO HARD not to eat “little bites” of everything I make, but little bites add up! Every time I reach to grab chocolate chips or take a swipe off the chocolate mousse spoon, I envision my mom slapping my hand away. Haha πŸ˜‰

About an hour later I had my “dessert”—-a warm chocolate vitamuffin crumbled on top of 1/2 cup stoneyfield farm organic plain yogurt:


It was kind of like cookies and cream…made healthy! I’m currently sipping on some chamomile tea as well.

I have some work to do tonight as well as my bible study. The next three days at work are absolutely going to be i-n-s-a-n-e so I’m going to try to go to bed early tonight and be well rested for tomorrow…..I think I might also go to another 6 pm spin class tomorrow!!!

Goodnight all! =)

You Might Also Like

  • VeggieGirl
    November 12, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Great workout!!! Gotta work dat ass πŸ˜€

    Good luck with the insaneness!!

  • Shelby
    November 12, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    haha what a booty-licious workout!

    ooo your cookies and cream dessert sounds phenomenal!

  • Amy
    November 12, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    intense workout! working your butt is always fun (and rewarding..hehe) !
    cookies & cream remade looks so good πŸ˜€

  • Megan
    November 12, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Great workout! Love the healthy cookies and cream like dessert!

  • seelivelee (for the love of peanut butter)
    November 12, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    that soup & tofu combo looks delicious. Great job on the workout–enjoy your night Jenna!

  • Kelly Olexa
    November 12, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    What a great idea on the vitamuffin and yogurt! I love it!!
    Keep up the great workouts girl! You rock!

  • mh
    November 12, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    veggie girl- I love “dat ass” haha! that made me crack up!!
    Jenna your dessert looks so yummy!! Ive got to get my hands on those vitamuffins…I hope meijers or tj’s has them! does anyone know?

  • hk
    November 12, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    oohhh, lala, everything looks great! yayy for an awesome workout!
    good luck with the next few days, busy bee- you’ve got it, girl πŸ™‚

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    November 12, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I wonder what would happen if you mixed the vitamuffin in the yogurt and put it in the freezer. Maybe it would taste even MORE like cookies n cream?

  • Amanda
    November 12, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    I love me a good Vitamuffin!

    Good job staying away from the chocolate chips! It seriously does take a lot of self-control to cook without munching. πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    November 12, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    I love that brand of soups! They are so delicious plain, and perfect for add-ins like you did tonight. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for posting that you did a great workout in such a short period of time! I often tell myself that need to devote like an hour to each session, and that’s simply not the case.

  • Mara
    November 12, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    I absolutely LOVE those Pacific soups. Have you had the roasted red pepper tomato one? Its heaven in a bowl!

  • nikki
    November 12, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    i just stumbled on your website the other day and have added it to my favorites…..
    love your updates and fun meals!
    i’m envious of your ability to have a piece of chocolate and then an hour later have desert! lucky you!

  • Mariposa
    November 12, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    I’m loving your dessert… it looks so delish!!!!

    Just a quick question- what are the best moves for toning up the hips? I’m having trouble with the hips.. lol

  • Oh She Glows
    November 12, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Congrats on the workout! I don’t know how you do it with being on your feet all day long!

    The vitamuffin looks so yummy…I need to find them here in Canada.

  • Runjen
    November 12, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Great workout!
    I have GOT to get my hands on some Vitamuffins! I’ve never had them. Gasp!

  • HangryPants
    November 12, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    I love the idea of putting tofu in the soup!

  • Sharon
    November 12, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I have yet to try vitamuffins, but whenever I enjoy double chocolate muffins, i always heat them up! It tastes sooo much better! So, I definitely am craving your warm vitamuffin!

  • AshleyH
    November 12, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I am looking for a bible study in my area. (I have never really been involved in church before.) But I dont know where to find one. I was thinking maybe you would have some suggestions. Thanks!

  • Sarah
    November 12, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    What a great way to bulk up a soup!

  • Angie
    November 12, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Never thought to add tofu to my soup. Great idea! And that muffin and yogurt sounds yum-o.

  • jess
    November 12, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I wouldn’t have even thought of adding tofu with some sort of squash soup!!! What an interesting idea- it does take on the flavor of everything… hmm….

  • emily
    November 12, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    congrats on making it to the gym! the tofu/soup combo looks awesome, I will be trying that soon.

  • Amy
    November 12, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Hey Jenna! Quick question. What type of yoga did you practice when you were in “your best shape?” I was looking at bikram and it doesn’t seem to involve any poses that work anything beyond your lower body. The heat almost seems dangerously high?

  • Jennifer
    November 12, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    That butternut soup is one of my go-to fav’s!!!! so yummy!! πŸ™‚

    I love the idea of a crumbled muffin on yogurt!

  • Olive
    November 13, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Your blog is a GEM! You are my personal hero…I just started my own food blog, and I added you to my blogroll! Check it out!

  • MizFit
    November 13, 2008 at 4:50 am

    not too shabby at ALL.

    and what would you think if I admitted πŸ™‚ to having a word doc where I jot down all your food ideas/suggestions?
    that’s me. NERD ALERT πŸ™‚

  • Ashbee
    November 13, 2008 at 6:47 am

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what Tofu tastes like? I’m on a pretty tight budget… but have been wanting to try it… I just hate levying out part of my budget towards something and then hating it. πŸ™ Thanks!

  • Tamara
    November 13, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Good luck manning the fort at work! You’ll do great!

  • Jenna 2
    November 13, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Have you tried making any more greek yogurt? I’m thinking of trying some this weekend and just wondering how it went when you tried to use a larger protion.

    I hope this week goes well for you with making your gingerbread house!

  • Tina
    November 13, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I bought the exact same soup this weekend! Can’t wait to try it! πŸ™‚

  • cbland
    November 13, 2008 at 10:27 am

    AshleyH – where do you live?

  • ModelBehavior
    November 13, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that that soup is perhaps my fav food of all time, I don’t like to pick favorites so I like so many things in different ways…but its ssooo darn good! Have a good day Jenna!

  • runjess
    November 13, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Hey, I have some unsolicited advice, sorry if it’s annoying. Don’t waste your time with the abductor and adductor leg machines (I’m guessing you mean the ones where you sit and squeeze in or press out. If not you can just ignore this). They work a really small area of your leg. Do lunges instead.

    You give me the best ideas for baked tofu. I’m not a vegetarian, but now that I like tofu I want to start using it more because it’s so versatile and cheap.

  • Teddy
    November 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Fried tofu in soup is FANTASTIC… i’ve never done the baked tofu before. What can I say? I’m a fried girl. I mean hey, I eat no meat so I need delish fat somewhere!


  • Biz
    November 13, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Hope your 10 hour days go by quickly!

  • Pumpkin (Chef Erin)
    November 13, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I find that if I keep my mouth “minty”, I don’t try to sneak tastes of what I’m baking. I know you can’t keep gum or mints in your mouth while in the kitchen, but munching an altoid on your breaks or Listerine strips might help? I know it works for me!

    Gahhh! I leave for Utah on Saturday! I’m freaking out!

  • bee
    November 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    i remember reading earlier that you made your own greek yogurt–i love doing that! it’s a shame that it basically cuts the yogurt amount in half, but the creaminess makes it completely worth it. i’m not sure what type of yogurt you usually buy (low-fat, non-fat, etc), but i just thought i’d let you know that i’ve never had any luck with making nonfat greek yogurt. the nonfat yogurt doesn’t strain very well; very little liquid separates. just a heads up!

  • Fitness Surfer
    November 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Not too shabby at all. That sounds like a fun workout. In fact I’m going to work on my legs tonight. I haven’t burned out that muscle group for a while. Well, other than crazy hills on the bike.

  • Catherine
    November 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Yum to the yogurt & vitamuffin! I also like the idea of putting the baked tofu into the soup, I’ve gotta try that. Good luck in your upcoming busy-ness… channel some of that tension into your spinning tomorrow morning! πŸ™‚

  • jenna
    November 14, 2008 at 6:06 am


    When I was in college I participated in the “yoga challenge” for 3 months where we practiced yoga 6 days a week. I did a combo of bikram and power. I think my favorite type will always be power!


    Hmmm… could look into doing what I do: the Beth Moore Believing God Bible Study—you can learn more about it on : !