Dessert/ Exercise/ Fitness

Yummy Yoga Muscles

WOW—y’all must really, really want some all natural organic skincare products, huh?! That’s awesome–keep the entries comin’ friends; I’m not cutting it off until 10 pm eastern time.

In spirit of the giveaway, I did not wear any makeup AT ALL today. I mean I don’t wear a lot of makeup anyways, just usually some bare minerals powder and mascara, but I really wanted to put this line to the test and so this morning I just scrubbed my face gently with the Body Polish (only dead sea salts, avocado oil and honey) and then just applied a tiny bit of Skin Glow per founder Stephanie Morris’s instructions.

The result?

I did sort of glow! Or at least that’s what my mom told me 🙂
Anyways, to back up, this morning I ate an early snack of an oikos + 2 tbsp MojaMix before yoga:
Forgot to tell you! You can now use the code “EatLiveRun” to get 10% off your order of MojaMix. Holy yum.
Yoga was life changing today. Seriously. I sort of didn’t want to even go at first though just because my back and triceps are SO sore from yesterday’s Baptise power flow but I knew I would feel better after I went so I scooted my sore butt to a noon power class at my studio. The class was 90 minutes and just so delicious. There were very challenging times (like Jen’s “famous” leg series where we go from warrior three to half moon to revolved half moon to standing splits to pyramid) but there were also a ton of yummy child’s poses and, guys, I FELL ASLEEP IN SAVASANA! That has never happened in my entire life. It was almost like I was in another world, I was so relaxed. I’m the textbook case of a Type A personality and rarely (okay, never) do I let myself go that far on the yoga mat where I actually release everything enough to fall asleep. Rather, I’m usually the control freak of the group looking at my watch and figuring out how best to manage my to-do list for the rest of the afternoon. That, my friends, is why yoga is amazing. For those Type A control freaks like me!
Of course by the time I got home after yoga it was already 2:00 so I immediately dove into lunch. Today I had a cup of Amy’s Lentil Dal, half a grilled Wisconsin cheddar cheese sandwich and a ton of super sweet cherries.
Look at that farmers market cheese!!! 🙂
Oh, she was tasty all right. This hit the spot (especially when followed up by one sole square of Lindt Fleur de Sel!)
Since I ate so late there was no need for an afternoon snack but I was getting quite hungry by the time I pulled up to my parent’s house for dinner! My mom made buffalo shrimp with homemade bleu cheese sauce from the new Cooking Light. Wouldn’t have missed it for the world!
To drink, we all toasted with Murphy-Goode Fume Blanc—-
Did you know that this Fume Blanc was voted one of the top five BEST and most affordable Sauvignon Blancs in California? My mom picked up this bottle from Total Wine for only $9.99!! I had 1.5 glasses over the course of dinner.
We killed it.
As for dinner, we had those absolutely AMAZING spicy shrimpies with my mom’s homemade sauce (also from Cooking Light) and I had half a baked sweet potato on the side (my parents had baked potatoes, which I don’t care for). The sweet potato was about the size of my head so I’m having the other half tomorrow! There’s also 1/4th of an avocado with blue cheese and vinagrette on my plate but I didn’t eat it. I was stuffed from the shrimp!
But not TOO stuffed for dessert!
Yep, that would be one of my previously frozen vegan carrot cake cupcakes that I had originally baked for the garage sale a few weeks ago! I spotted a defrosted one in my parent’s fridge and I went in for the kill. It was a little dry but still pretty tasty. 😉
Oh my! My shoulders, back and triceps are talkin’ to me right about now. Off to soak my sore yoga muscles in the bathtub and call it a night. Can’t believe tomorrow is THURSDAY and my trip is so soon—just found out I will be staying in the posh Hotel Healdsburg over the weekend and getting picked up from the airport in a limo…!! Tomorrow I have laundry, packing and more yoga planned. Long run on Friday!

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  • Maria
    July 15, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I have to agree with your mom, your skin really glows, and it seems like it is doing it from within!

    I am a total type A person myself, and often get really into yoga too. Love it when that happens! But most of the time I’m not :/

    That cheese sammy looks so yummy with the ooey gooey cheese and grill marks!

    Your mom is such a fabulous cook. Ooh, and that carrot cake still looks great 🙂

  • alex
    July 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    have you ever thought about becoming a certified yoga instructor? just a thought, you love it so much 🙂

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Mmmm – that carrot cake looks DELISH and your skin looks AMAZING!! I SO want those products now!

    And yay for such a good yoga class – those are the best types of sessions! 🙂

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    July 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I’m headed to a yoga class tomorrow night – you’ve got me pumped. Yay! The cupcake looks so good! You should bake some for us Summitt attendees, hehe.

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    July 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    You are gorgeous, just as nature intended!

    Oh, wait, I was talking to the carrot cake cupcake, but you are stunning too, Jenna. Still lovIN that necklace too!!!

  • RunToFinish
    July 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    since you are the queen of sharing good things I wanted to make sure you get in on my giveaway for some workout gear!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    July 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    You look so beautiful without makeup! I hope you have a great time on your trip. You and Tina keep tempting me with mouth-watering carrot cake pics 🙂

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    July 15, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    When I hear stories like that I wish I could get into yoga, but I’ve tried and it just doesn’t do it for me. Glad you’re loving it though!

  • runjen
    July 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Love yoga! But like you, I am total type A and have never fallen asleep. Good for you for letting go!

  • Annie D.
    July 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    That mix looks so good! I am going to have to get some!!!!!

  • Kath
    July 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Hotel Healdsburg is niiiiiiice!!!

    If you have a free meal, we had a fantastic pizza at the Oakville Grocery, just 10 steps to your right 🙂

  • Emily
    July 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Seems like you had a great day! Yay for that! I’m jealous of your yoga class – it sounds awesome. Hope you have a great Thursday! 🙂

  • Dee
    July 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Can I just say that you have the BEST brows ever!

  • simpledaisy
    July 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Well i’d say you look just lovely sans make-up! The stuff must really be working!!!

  • Jocelyn@ProjectBWord
    July 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    sounds like some good eats! Yummy vegan carrot muffin 😉 Lucky gal! Limo and posh hotel! Live it up!

  • Victoria
    July 15, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    You look fresh-faced and gorgeous. Man, I wish my mom cooked like that!

  • Kati
    July 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    That’s awesome that you fell asleep!! And that grilled cheese looks super yummy 🙂

  • MarathonVal
    July 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    You make me want to go to yoga more often, seriously!!!! I recently started going a couple times here and there, but I know that I am so far from being at the level where you are at. However, I love hearing about these “life altering” experiences you have at yoga class 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    You know, I’ve never fallen asleep in Savasana, but I’ve gotten close! It’s such a relaxing, reflective pose… definitely a good one. 🙂

    That cheese looks delicious! What a yummy sandwich.

    Good luck on your packing!

  • Jess
    July 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I really want to get into yoga more. I know it would help my running but I just have been struggling. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  • Life.Art.MidnightSnacks.
    July 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    just a question- why the ketchup on your plate? maybe I’m missing something but I saw the soup and grilled cheese with cherries- what was the ketchup for??? and i agree with everyone about looking great without makeup!

    • jenna
      July 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm


      I am obsessed with ketchup on my grilled cheese! Could be the best combo ever.

  • Bec
    July 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    mmm love that grilled cheese and shrimp!

  • Whitney
    July 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    You are so cute makeup-less! That proves why I need this skincare collection! 😉 You had some yummy eats as well. Yay for defrosted carrot cake!

  • Rebecca
    July 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I love yoga so much! Glad you had a such a relaxing class 🙂

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    July 15, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I love how cherries are in season now!!! This may be a little weird but I love sticking them in the freezer and then in a few hours they are perfect to munch on as dessert. Have a great day tomorrow!

  • Rose
    July 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I wore little make-up today too! I think we should have a fresh-face only day in blogland 🙂 I think it would be very inspiring and would fit in with Operation Beautiful too!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    July 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Glad you had such a great yoga experience…Jen would be so happy to know =)

    Dinner looks FABULOUS!!! Mmm, shrimp. I can’t get enough these days!

    Hope your bath was great! My sore yoga muscles just got one too…with epsom salt and eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils. Yum.

  • leslie
    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    i don’t think i could ever go makeup free – but maybe if i win the giveaway i’ll give it a shot. 🙂

    i love your yoga story!! one of the 3923 reasons i LOVE it.

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    July 15, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    That dinner looks great, I’m definitely going to have to try that recipe out soon. Your skin looks great!

  • Serena
    July 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    You are going to LOVE the Hotel Healdsburg. I’ve stayed there a few times – it’s super nice and relaxing. There’s also a great bookstore in the Healdsburg Square you should check out if you have time to do a loop around the block. Good luck! They’re going to love you!

  • Aoife
    July 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Yes Jenna you would be an awesome yoga instructor…and it could be a great side job to your writing.Most of the yoga teachers I know do have other jobs as well.
    Do you have a Moksha Studio yet in your town(a hot yoga studio that is so wonderful-great spirit ,ecofriendly,nice series)?

  • Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection)
    July 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    You look beautiful without makeup on! Today I took a plunge too and did not wear any eye makeup. I still put some cover-up on, but it was huge for me to give up my eyeliner and mascara! But it also felt SO NICE coming home and NOT having to remove eye makeup! I love my makeup, but it definitely does take some extra effort 🙂

  • Deva
    July 15, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    You look fantastic without makeup! The carrot cupcake made my mouth water, I love carrot cake, and I love love love veganized baked goods. LOVE LOVE 🙂

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    July 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    You must be getting SO excited! Best wishes — you’ll do great!

  • Sarah
    July 16, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Your grilled cheese looks sooooo crazy good. I think that’s what I’ll have for lunch tomorrow!

  • Deb
    July 16, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Hotel Healdsburg looks great! Very exciting and life-changing weekend ahead. You might want to check these facts but I read that there was no such varietal as Fume Blanc- that it was a marketing name that Robert Mondavi created to make Sauv Blanc more inviting to Americans (this was back in the ??70s? 60s?). If that is the case I’d be surprised that M.G. could use the name. Anyway, just thought I’d throw it out there- not sure if it’s true, but I might have read it in Wine Spectator or something, like 5 yrs ago- don’t rely on my brain to remember all that long ago! 😀 I’d love to hear if you find out the real story!

    • jenna
      July 16, 2009 at 7:51 am


      Fume blanc is another name for Sauvignon Blanc! 🙂

  • Amber
    July 16, 2009 at 1:12 am

    ohh can I come visit you at you hotle, that place is SWEET!

  • Jenna (reader)
    July 16, 2009 at 2:00 am

    I too am a Type A personality girl! Friends keep telling me how much I would benefit from yoga. It’s crazy that I’ve gone 23 without ever trying a class. Your skin looks fantastic! As for the wine: I have ALWAYS thought that good wine is expensive or at least over $20. The only that I had found that wasn’t was the wine at the winery down the road from our house. But, I am beginning to see that there is other good (ahem…Goode) wine out there for a good price.

  • Jessica
    July 16, 2009 at 3:02 am

    You look absolutely stunning, Jenna. All I have to say is WOW! That is freaking amazing. I wear the same make up normally … but I still need to cover up things dang it.
    Anyway, i’m jealous of the carrot cake cupcake … gosh that looks amazing.

  • Sarah
    July 16, 2009 at 6:37 am

    It’s yoga stories like this one that really make me want to join a class! I have a few DVDs, but do you feel a class gives you a better “energy”? (Do you know what I mean?)
    By the way, have you ever tried flax seed on your sweet potato? It’s my new favorite combo and so delish!!

  • Ada
    July 16, 2009 at 7:13 am

    That shrimp looks delish! Your skin looks great, by the way:)

  • Becky@I Heart Running & Food
    July 16, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Wow-the cheese sammy looks amazing! As do you without makeup! I am trying to get on the yoga train, but I just love to run! Maybe I’ll strive for one day a week. Have a great day 🙂

  • Angharad
    July 16, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I’m so impressed you fell asleep in yoga – that sounds awesome!! I am also way to do much of an uptight control freak to let myself “go” – I’m forever making to-do lists and planning in my head!

    That cupcake is so adorable – I had carrot cake last night too, in slightly more gigantic form though! Haha.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 16, 2009 at 8:38 am

    skin looks gorgeous! No surprise there! LOVE that carrot cake cupcake! Looks just as good as it did when you first made them!

  • Sarah
    July 16, 2009 at 8:53 am

    I have fallen asleep in savasana many times, I love yoga! And I love the way it hurts like a strength training workout, only more fun 😉

  • Laura
    July 16, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Oh yay! Hotel Healdsburg is like 2 steps from the Murphy Goode tasting room and they had the most comfortable bed that I’ve ever slept in!

  • Lauren
    July 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Hey Jenna- How long do you think a bottle of the Skin Glow would last, if used daily? I use Bio-Oil now on my face and it’s $10 for a teeny bottle. I’m thinking the Skin Glow might be worth it, although its a tad pricey.

    Sorry for the repeat post. I just posted this under your wine blog…ooops…

    • jenna
      July 16, 2009 at 11:16 am


      mmmmm I’m not sure to tell you the truth. Maybe a few months? You really only need a very small amount–it smells HEAVENLY!


      Honestly bananas are my favorite addition to a GM. They make it sooo sweet and creamy I just don’t think you can find otherwise. Peach was good and I think frozen mango would also be really good too, though!

  • Fitzalan
    July 16, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I’m sure the interview will go great, but no matter what..this is obviously an experience of a lifetime. Flying you at to CA for the interview, posh hotel, pick up via limo. Murphy Goode is already helping you creating memories you will savor for the rest of your life!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    July 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Your skin looks AMAZING!

  • Lauren
    July 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    It would be great if the creater of Avocare would offer a discount to your readers, like the people at Amazing Grass did! I’m juuuuuuuust sayinnnnn’ –it would make my day. 😉

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    July 16, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Did you know that the term “fume blanc” was coined by Robert Mondavi himself? I work for Constellation Brands, which owns Mondavi, and just learned that recently while out visiting the winery in Napa!

  • Ashley
    July 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    you are positively glowing! if i were you i’d NEVER wear makeup 🙂

  • shelley
    July 16, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    wow if I had a dollar for every time I fell asleep in savasana…lol. of course, I’m also a very typical Type B personality…

  • Erin
    July 16, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Actually, yeah, I think your skin IS glowing! Neato. Oh, I love spicy shrimp. Nice.

  • Kathleen
    July 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Sheesh! I don’t look that good WITH makeup.
    Love the food pics and ideas (as always).

  • Red Wine
    July 18, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Mmmm – that carrot cake looks DELISH and your skin looks AMAZING!! I SO want those products now!