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Lately: Food + Life

Hi and good evening. Thanks for the great feedback on the Arm Sculpting Workout. I was excited to hear from several of you that you already tried it. For those of you who had questions about my use of the word toning in the graphic, I’m just going to state that it’s a common catch phrase and if you’ve been reading this blog for ANY length of time you know I’m all about building muscle and encouraging women to strength train and it’s something I’ve addressed and written about many, many times in the past. Not going there again tonight!

My Wednesday was a little mid-week treat. I taught a yoga class at 6:30 a.m., trained clients at 9 and 10:30 and then had a lunch meeting at noon. After that I miraculously realized that I had the afternoon and evening off! I went back to Target (god help me) to return a few things and of course ended up spending more money but I love everything that I brought home for the house and for my closet so it’s all good! I spent the rest of the day with computer work, cleaning the house, laundry, running and meeting a friend for dinner. Days like this are few and far between so I soaked it up!

Here’s a look at life lately.



I actually jumped off the green smoothie wagon a few days this week for breakfast in favor of sourdough toast with jam and watermelon.


But then I managed to fit in a green smoothie later in the day.


Takeout salad from Crisp with spinach, avocado, walnuts, dried cranberries, feta, pears and grilled tofu.


Homemade enchiladas. Recipe coming at you soon.


Chicken flatbread out with a friend. There was also a side of french fries! 😉



Beautiful flowers.


Beautiful sun-bathed Sullie.


Beautiful 4 mile run on a 93 degree afternoon for National Running Day.

Anyone else celebrate National Running Day? 

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  • 1
    Chicago Jogger June 4, 2014, 10:56 pm

    Love your food photos this week! I celebrated by running 5 miles in a new pair of running shoes. It felt like running on pillows 🙂 It was high time for a new pair apparently!

    • 2
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:42 am

      awesome! what shoes????

  • 3
    Bess @ Bess Be Fit June 4, 2014, 11:00 pm

    Uhhhhh we should’ve gone on today’s run together!! That should happen soon 🙂

    • 4
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:42 am

      yes, yes, yes! you around this weekend?

  • 5
    JennyV June 4, 2014, 11:47 pm

    Thanking you in advance for the enchilada recipe 🙂

    • 6
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:42 am

      ha! you’re welcome. it’s SO good!

  • 7
    kerry b June 5, 2014, 5:57 am

    Random….where did you get your couch? I am looking for one that exact same color and texture.

    • 8
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:42 am

      hey kerry – at savvy spaces last year but they’ve gone out of business 🙁

  • 9
    Jill N June 5, 2014, 6:45 am

    Have you posted the pad thai recipe from a couple weeks ago? I’m working on perfecting mine, and am interested in yours!

    • 10
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:43 am

      not yet! i have to give it one more go around! hopefully next week.

  • 11
    Brynn June 5, 2014, 6:55 am

    National Running Day motivated me to get up and out the door! It felt so good to get in a good run.

    • 12
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:44 am

      yes, it so did! love your avatar pic by the way!

  • 13
    Brittany @ proteinandpumps June 5, 2014, 7:32 am

    Beautiful picture – you look so happy!

  • 15
    She Rocks Fitness June 5, 2014, 7:48 am

    I actually did the Step Mill and Yoga…No running for me on National Running Day, but I did get a good sweat on…so it still counts…Have a beautiful Thursday! PS: I never got anything at Target on Sunday…GASP!

    • 16
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:44 am

      kudos to you for getting on the step mill. i avoid that thing at all costs! 😛 and double kudos for resisting target. you are a STRONG woman!

  • 17
    Callie June 5, 2014, 8:23 am

    I always get great meal/food ideas from you! Also your pictures of Sullie are giving me puppy fever for a golden! We’re hoping to get one at the end of the summer. She’s too cute!

    • 18
      Jen June 5, 2014, 10:45 am

      yay, glad to help with food and meal inspiration!

      and i have sullie and have puppy fever too. thinking of adding a second soon!!!!!!

  • 19
    Parita @ myinnershakti June 5, 2014, 8:35 am

    I didn’t realize it was National Running Day until after I went for my morning run! Glad I got it in. 🙂

  • 20
    Jenn@Mark My Miles! June 5, 2014, 11:01 am

    I’ll was sure to celebrate with some stroller miles and my little guy!

  • 21
    Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire June 5, 2014, 11:08 am

    Love Sullie. She is such a sweet girl!

    Off topic, but I have a question. I’m looking into teaching BodyPump at my gym down here in Florida – do you have time where you’d be able to chat/answer some questions via email? I have a few questions I want to run by you first! 🙂

    • 22
      Jen June 5, 2014, 11:23 am

      yep! we can either chat on the phone or you can email me.

  • 23
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run June 5, 2014, 11:45 am

    93F run? You’re nuts 😉

    Fresh flowers always lively up the week!

    • 24
      Jen June 5, 2014, 11:48 am

      it’s like running hot yoga! 😛

  • 25
    Alex @ Kenzie Life June 5, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Your eats look great and those flowers are beautiful! And Sullie is adorable 🙂

  • 26
    Amy June 5, 2014, 4:00 pm

    those flowers are gorgeous!

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