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Playlist + Bachelorette + Food

I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend. The highlight of mine was definitely my presentation to the gymnasts on Saturday along with my friend Lina’s bachelorette.

I did nothing on Friday night. I just made the granola bars and sat on the couch with some cheese, wine and a bowl of soup. I was pretty wiped out from the week. I decided to sleep in and have a leisurely Saturday morning rather than getting up and rushing to workout and then make my presentation. It was a nice change of pace.

After the presentation I downloaded a lot of new music and made a pretty killer playlist for my yoga classes this week.

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I’m too lazy to separate it by song and artist but I think you can figure it out based on this format. I know I need to create a Spotify account for y’all! The cover of 500 Miles that I played as the first song was pretty stellar…as was the cover of Scrubs (listed as No Angels, the XX v. TLC). I use a lot of remixes and mash ups.

I went shopping for a gift for the bachelorette party later that afternoon. It is so much fun to lingerie shop for friends! After shopping I quickly hit up the gym where I did my treadmill sprint interval workout and the following…

10 x 3

Deadlifts (115 pounds)
Pull ups
GHD sit ups



Then it was time to clean up and get party ready. We had dinner and drinks a Vivace.


Lina is so beautiful inside and out and I was so happy to celebrate her! We met in teacher training three years ago and it was kind of “friendship at first sight.”


We snacked on a bunch of apps including a cheese and charcuterie plate, mussels, brushcetta and more.


And I had a ricotta ravioli with artichokes and chicken that was pretty fab. We went out uptown after and had a really fun evening. That part of the night will go unpictured. 😉


I made brunch after teaching my Sunday morning yoga class. Pumpkin spice waffles with scrambled eggs and turkey bacon. I did some cleaning and then went to practice yoga.


Snack after practice was a cheese plate with apples and crackers.


And dinner tonight after a walk with the pup was homemade spaghetti sauce over spaghetti squash and a salad. I am totally in love with spaghetti squash right now. Although it releases so much water and does not make for a pretty dinner photo!

Off to relax and get ready for the week.

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  • Rajul Parekh October 13, 2013, 10:19 pm

    Just made the granola bars and great yoga class this morn! Thank you!!!

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:38 am

      yay! thanks for trying the recipe and for coming to class!

  • Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine October 13, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Friday night sounds wonderful! baking, soup, tv!

    What a great weekend!! 🙂

  • Katie @ Live Half Full October 13, 2013, 10:58 pm

    That would be AWESOME if you made these playlists on Spotify!

  • Dave A October 14, 2013, 1:52 am

    Great playlist!!!

    I think you may like to listen to my online radio station during your yoga and other workouts. 🙂

    PS: Any new Chobani flavors peaking your interest? I am liking the Peachy Pistachio and Almond Coco Loco flips.

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:39 am

      i’ll check it out dave!

      i haven’t tried any of the new flavors. i get so stuck on plain because i use it in overnight oats and smoothies.

  • Parita @ myinnershakti October 14, 2013, 6:53 am

    Sounds like my kind of weekend! Sunday is my day to sleep in and relax, and I look forward to it every week! 🙂

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:39 am

      i love sundays too! it’s so nice to have a day to do whatever you feel like doing!

  • Madison October 14, 2013, 7:31 am

    Awesome playlist! I cannot wait to download some of those songs!

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen October 14, 2013, 7:36 am

    Thanks for the playlist!! 🙂 I am not a yoga teacher, but I love having music like that on hand…so relaxing! I had homemade spaghetti squash with homemade spaghetti sauce too last night…great minds think alike!

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:39 am

      love that we were dinner twins!

  • Elise @ 9toFit.com October 14, 2013, 7:49 am

    Going to have to check out some of these songs, my playlist is getting super old and I need some new songs for my plank hold challenge I’m doing. Anything to distract me from the task at hand! lol

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:40 am

      you’ll love these! they will definitely keep you motivated.

  • Ashley N. October 14, 2013, 9:55 am

    I would love a Spotify account with your songs! I am already looking forward to downloading some of these to my ipod!

  • tara October 14, 2013, 1:47 pm

    Not that you asked and maybe you already do this….but i to hate the watery affect of spag squash. i read once to take it and almost fry it up after you cook it to help reduce the water and i think its works pretty decent. i cook mine in the micro, let cool, cut, and shred into a pan. then turn on medium to medium high and let the water cook out. i still get some water release after (esp with the leftovers) but i feel like its waaaaay less if i do the quick pan cook afterward. just sharing !!

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:41 am

      tara – thank you so much for the advice on how to deal with the water. i don’t do this and i’m definitely going to give it a try!!!

  • Caitlyn October 14, 2013, 2:17 pm

    Love your playlists! Would love to flow to these songs!

    You would really like Lorde’s new album. My favorite tracks are Ribs and Buzzcut Season.

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:41 am

      i LOVE ribs! i haven’t downloaded the whole album. i’m going to go listen to buzzcut season right now!

  • She Rocks Fitness October 15, 2013, 9:10 am

    NOM NOM on all of the food photos! I am currently obsessing over kabocha squash, although I think my tummy needs to take a few days break from it. I haven’t cooked with spaghetti squash in a couple of weeks…next time.

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:42 am

      haha – i hear you on the winter squash and daily intake. it can be a lot to digest!

  • Karla @ Finding My Fit October 15, 2013, 9:33 am

    That Friday night sounds perfect to me. bachelorette parties are so much fun. I was the MOH for one in May and I had a blast planning it and being such a big part of her special day.
    That playlist is awesome-I’m going to listen to a lot of those songs at work today. It’s so gloomy outside so it’s perfect.

    • Jen October 15, 2013, 11:42 am

      aw, how fun that you got to plan a bachelorette as MOH! hope you enjoy the music!

  • Lauren October 15, 2013, 10:45 pm

    Another song I’m loving right now is fitzpleasure by alt j 🙂

  • pamela October 17, 2013, 8:43 am

    I love posts like this – a little bit of everything! That party looks like so much fun:)

    Just curious – where did you find Alexi Murdoch’s something beautiful to download? I can only find the youtube video. Thank you!

    PS I am coming to Charlotte on Nov. 1 and can’t wait to take your Sunday yoga class!!

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