Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Yoga For The Blues


I hope everyone’s Tuesday has been going well. This morning after I posted I started to get kind of “meh”…feeling sad and down and wasn’t sure if I even wanted to go to yoga anymore because my mom said she wasn’t going and it was raining. However, Ryan gave me a quick pep talk and I decided that yoga has never ceased to make me feel better in the past and if I didn’t go I would just be sitting around here by myself, so I pulled myself together and went. Glad I did!! I feel a million times better after spending some time on my mat. The class was a flow class in a heated room and was HARD. I don’t get it. Sometimes this class is waaaaay too easy and other times it totally kicks my booty. Today was one of the butt kicking days. Thom, our instructor, led us in tons of forearm plank poses (ouch), dolphin poses (ouch again) and standing splits to half moon. I think every muscle on my body will be sore tomorrow and I feel much better after sweating everything out!

After yoga, I stopped by my parent’s house to say hi and then came back home to make lunch and shower. Rainy days just scream for yummy soup!


I had a cup of this with one of these yummy little wraps with Sabra’s hummus:




I have some articles to write this afternoon and then have my phone call at 4:00! Ryan is going to a baseball game tonight so I’m going to my parent’s house for dinner.

Have a wonderful afternoon!

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  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    May 19, 2009 at 10:25 am

    the soup looks delicious! how was it? Did you ever try any of Amy’s other soups?

  • Jocelyn
    May 19, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Good luck with the phone interview!!

  • Amy A.
    May 19, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I just voted for you!! Love you!! So true about yoga…I’ve been going through some things and just went to my first bikram class since October 07….omg, how did I let that happen?? I’m a runner but I need yoga in my life — i’m doing my own yoga challenge for the month. 🙂

  • Cecile
    May 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Glad you were able to pull yourself out of your “funk”. Yoga ALWAYS helps me feel better too! Good luck on your call later!

  • Kayla
    May 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Hi Jenna!
    I was wondering if you could guess the calorie range you take in everyday? ..It seems you are very active , and I am just trying to find my balance of maintance calories bc I lost 20 lbs. in the past year. thankyou!

    • jenna
      May 19, 2009 at 10:39 am


      I honestly do not count calories at all so I really can’t tell you a number that I even shoot for. If I think about what I eat and drink everyday, it would seem natural that my intake is around 2,000 calories but that’s just a total guess. Some days I eat more and some days I eat less. I’m sorry I can’t give you a better answer but, again, every body is very different and has different needs. If I were to tell you that every single day I consume no more than 1,897 calories that would be very silly. You have to find out what works for your body and your body will let you know! If you are hungry, eat. If you are full, stop. We all have a natural range that we tend to stick to daily and I’m sure and RD could help you figure out better what your particular range might be!


      I’ve tried almost them all! I’m a big Amy’s fan!

  • Melissa
    May 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Exercise always takes my mind off things when I’m feeling blue. It’s natural therapy 🙂 Good luck with your interview!

  • Leah
    May 19, 2009 at 10:37 am

    hey Jenna,
    I’m brand new to blogging, but I have been reading your blog for quite a while, and I just wanted to say that your attitude towards food is probably one of the healthiest that I have come across from reading many blogs. You eat what you want, when you want, and I just think that is so awesome! Also I wanted to say how awesome it is that you are doing team in training! I actually attended a meeting last night, because I am considering doing the nike women’s half, and it just seems like such an awesome program to be a part of. Anyway good luck with your training, and I look forward to reading more as you get closer to your event!

  • Marissa
    May 19, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Mini Flat Outs? Awesome!

  • Jenna
    May 19, 2009 at 10:43 am

    i LOVE your thoughts on not counting calories! Youre so right no one has the same body so it would be silly to worry how much so and so ate and compared to what I’m eating. Plus counting calories can be very inaccurate some times.

    I hope you have a better day!! 🙂

  • magicanderson
    May 19, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Good Luck! Good Luck! Good Luck!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    May 19, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Yoga always makes me feel better too! I love it!

    I’ll be thinking of you at 4:00 and will be crossing my fingers!!!!

  • miche98
    May 19, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Jenna, or others who can answer. It looks like I missed that you quit your job. May I ask why you did.

    • jenna
      May 19, 2009 at 11:32 am


      When my brother was killed three weeks ago I decided I couldn’t go another day doing something that didn’t make me happy. I quit so I could 100% pursue was passion of writing and feel like a HUGE weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

  • yolie
    May 19, 2009 at 11:34 am

    GOOD LUCK JENNA! so glad you had a great yoga class, too! 🙂 xyx

  • polly
    May 19, 2009 at 11:40 am

    hello love!

    Yay for R for knowing his woman and her precious heart. I am so glad you feel better! XOXO

    Dolphin? Half Moon? Standing splits? …. yummy poses and guess what? All 3 make an appearance in my DVD. 😉

    Love you so much. Enjoy this day and I already said a prayer for your interview! XOXO

  • Recipes for Creativity
    May 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Can’t wait to hear about your interview!

  • Stef
    May 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    It sounds like Ryan knows just what to say to make you feel better…I think yoga was a wise idea! GOOD LUCK this afternoon!

  • runeatrepeat
    May 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Good luck on the interview!

  • Jenny
    May 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    aw i’m so glad ryan encouraged you to go.. he seems like such a sweetheart 🙂 you both are very lucky to have each other <3 enjoy the rest of your day, Jenna!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    May 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    That soup looks great. I love Amy’s soups, I will have to try that one!

  • brandi
    May 19, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    glad yoga was good, and it’s nice that Ryan encouraged you to go 🙂 it’s so hard to want to do stuff on rainy days.

  • Bec
    May 19, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I agree hot soup on a rainy day is the best!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Oh cute – mini wraps! I’ve never seen those! What a delicious lunch 🙂

  • Amy
    May 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Hey Jenna-
    this is actually a question related to a previous post (hope that’s ok)- but where can I find the recipe for the blondies that you made recently? I went to the VeggieGirl website and dug around, and around, and around….until I almost went crazy trying to find the blondies that you made (I know there are numerous variations and I thought the ones you were snacking on just before you made your own batch, were the ones I’d like to try). Is there a direct link or could you point me in the right direction- they look so good I want to make them!!

    Thanks 😉

    • jenna
      May 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm


      I posted the link to the basic recipe and then on my own, I just added in a handful of sliced almonds and a handful of coconut! I used the recipe from the link (I think it was for her peanut butter pretzel blondies) but I omitted the pretzels! Hope that helps!

  • Joanie @ The Bright Side
    May 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Good luck with the phone call, Jenna! So glad you felt better after your yoga class. It never ceases to amaze me how a little bit of physical activity can lift your spirits. Have a great afternoon!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    FlatOuts + Sabra hummus? You’ve almost got a crack wrap on your hands!

  • Nicole
    May 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I’m glad that yoga helped lift your mood. Tuesdays are meh days in general. And good luck with your upcoming phone call!!!!!

  • Angelea
    May 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I wish I could find Sabra hummus! Oh well…it’s forcing me to learn to make it on my own. Not hard but I’m still perfecting the recipe. 🙂

    Good luck on the interview today. You know we are pulling for you!

  • megan
    May 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    i always want soup on rainy days too! thankfully it’s finally gorgeous here instead of raining, and i am filling up on fresh pineapple rather than soup!

  • katie s
    May 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Good luck, Jenna! And don’t worry about having the blues, tomorrow is another day!!

  • katie s
    May 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    ps, I bought Apples for Jam… can’t wait to use it tonight!!!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    May 19, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    it’s 4 right now so I’m sending positive thoughts and vibes your way!

  • Charlotte
    May 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Ah, pep talks from the people you love and who love you are always the most meaningful! It’s nice to have someone there to remind you of stuff like that. 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    May 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    That is one of my favorite Amy’s soups! All thanks to seeing it on your blog, of course 🙂 And then flat-out with hummus? Shooooo-perfect lunch! Good luck on your phone interview!! You’ll be amazing!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    goodluck with the phone interview!!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  • aden
    May 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    hey where do they sell the flat out minis

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    That’s so great you decided to go to Yoga!! Exercise never fails to lift the spirits! 🙂

    Good luck with your interview!! 🙂

  • Brandi
    May 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Can’t wait to hear how the phone interview went. Thinking about you!

  • SuzanneRN
    May 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Yoga is amazing for depression! I did a paper on yoga when I was in nursing school… The Book “Yoga for Depression” by Amy Weintraub is an awesome for any yogi if you have not already read it! Good luck on the interview sweetie!

  • claudia
    May 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Good luck today! I hope the interview will go perfectly!

    Way to go for sticking with yoga today. I also always forget about how good it makes me feel afterward even though that post-yoga feeling is so fantastic. I always feel like I can do anything afterwards!

    I just started reading your blog and I really love it! Keep up the good work and I hope you get that awesome job!

  • Still Life in South America
    May 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I love those days when I don’t feel like going to the gym but I’m really glad I did afterwards.

    Your lentil soup looks perfect for a rainy day.

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    GOOD LUCK!!!

  • runjen
    May 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    It’s amazing how yoga makes everything better. Hang in ther and best of luck on your phone interview. Can’t wait to hear ab out it!

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 19, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Looks great! I love having hummus on wraps. Good luck at your interview. 🙂

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • bibixs
    May 19, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I love soup when it’s raining too… today i was at school so happy because of the cloudy rainy day and i was with my friends like “what a beautiful day!” and they were like… “what a gloomy depressing day!” i don’t get it, rainy days are the best! hehe well i had meatballs and zucchini soup for lunch today which was perfect but that lentil soup looks delicious! is it very spicy? i’ve never had curried lentils, but i guess a lot of the flavors in indian food are similar to the ones in mexican food?

  • Amber
    May 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Good luck with the interview process! I also wanted to thank you for your post today. I’ve been talking myself out of yoga recently, but, you reminded me of how great I feel after a class!

  • courtney
    May 19, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    Just curious, what do you do with the cup of soup you don’t eat? I never know what to do with it, so normally eat the whole can rather than waste it, but sometimes that’s too much!

    • jenna
      May 20, 2009 at 6:10 am


      I usually eat the whole can OR I just pour the rest of the can in tupperware and save it! It’ll save for up to about a week that way 🙂

  • Raffi
    May 19, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I love Flatouts, but they’re hard to find.

  • Sharon
    May 19, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Flatout has mini wraps too? Wow, have I been living under a rock?

  • Hil
    May 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Yoga always helps. I’m glad you found some comfort in your practice.

  • Mandy
    May 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I wanted to thank you for the link to Yoga For The People the other day. I did my first yoga “download” and it was fabulous!

    Your blog is a must read for me and I thank you again for all the great work.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    May 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Aw that’s great that Ryan gave you a pep talk! He seems like such a good guy 🙂

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    May 20, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I took a class with Thom last time I visited my parents and in-laws! He is so awesome and encouraging!

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