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Video Blog: Balancing Workout Types, At Home Workouts, College Meal Planning and More

HAPPY FRIDAY! This short week definitely felt like a regular week over here. Between social engagements and big work projects, it was jam-packed. I have a video post for you today. First I talk about a couple things that I have in the works that have been keeping me busy and then I answer your questions. Forgive some of the rambling responses. You guys ask good questions!

Here’s what I cover today…
– Balancing yoga, running and strength training and how to fit it all into one week
– Meal planning and grocery shopping in college
– At-home workouts using bodyweight and minimal equipment (here are the workouts I referenced…bodyweight tabata, stability ball and simple dumbbell circuit)
– Getting started with yoga and finding the right style
– Heavy lifting for females
– “Leaning out”
– Teaching yoga and the use of sanskrit

In other news…


Lunch today was a turkey sandwich on sourdough with honey mustard, havarti, lettuce, tomato, avocado and mayo and a big side salad with all kinds of fun toppings.


And when I got home for lunch today the beds in my front yard were being mulched and new bushes plated. Sullie was supervising! She’s such a good project manager! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Have an AMAZING weekend!

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  • Pam September 6, 2013, 5:41 pm

    Thanks, Jen for answering my question about Sanskrit. I want to teach from my heart being as transparent as possible. Your love comes through in your writing and videos. Continue to follow your calling.

  • Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine September 6, 2013, 7:35 pm

    Thank you SO much for these tips! My favorite college tip: to grab an earthfare vegan cookie for those rough study nights. (: they make the world a better place.

  • miki September 6, 2013, 9:00 pm

    Hope you have a great weekend! and go gamecocks!!

    • Jen September 6, 2013, 9:11 pm

      haha! 🙂

      go dawgs!

  • Lisa September 7, 2013, 6:30 am

    Thanks Jen for posting my question about Yoga. I have access to a few studios around me as well as purchasing a few Groupons (yay!), and have dedicated September to trying out a few classes. Thanks for taking time to make the vlog! Take care!!!!!!

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share) September 7, 2013, 3:46 pm

    Thanks for making these relatable, genuine videos! Can’t wait to see the personal website you mentioned!

  • Liz September 7, 2013, 9:33 pm

    LOVE! Your vblog . Please post ,more . So much information and your excitement is contagious!
    Big run ( 18 miles) you gave me so many great tips to think about tomorrow.
    Go Chicago 2013!

  • Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate September 7, 2013, 9:35 pm

    I like the tips about balancing different types of workouts in a week because I feel like it is so important to make sure you move your body in different ways in terms of exercise, but I can see how it might seem tough to fit it all in.

  • Alyssa September 8, 2013, 1:49 pm

    Thank you for the video post, it was so helpful, you are amazing!

  • Jake Long October 15, 2013, 8:54 pm

    This vlog is fantastic. A lot of useful tips for working out. I especially like that you’re out there telling other women that they can lift heavier weights, and you’re telling them how to do it.

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