Posted by: Jess | June 3, 2011

Recent Workouts & Eats

Hey thereeee!! HAPPY SUMMER 2011!! I’m officially done with EVERYTHING school-related. Hallelujah!

I’ve been taking full advantage of my free time by job searching, socializing, working out, cooking, and blogging. I love being able to catch up on the many blogs that I read and find some fantastic new ones!!

I also just finished watching “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” … YES, this was like 8 years ago. I LOVED it. I love Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as actor/actresses!!

Some recent workouts…

  • Did some SQUATS on WEDNESDAY Bodypump style with 20 pounds worth of dumbbells on each end of the three pound bar. 3 x 15. Holy. smokes. I am STILL really sore! Tomorrow’s leg day again, so I look forward to doing some more!!
  • Yesterday I tried not ONE, but TWO new-to-me workouts…100_4325


   1. I did Emma of Sweet Tooth Runner’s AB circuit (+ my own ab moves) and WOW, I loved it! Definitely felt the burn. Love the around the world planks, thanks girl!

2. I also did THIS interval workout on the elliptical. TRY THIS!! It was SO effective and really got my heart rate up. I was sweatin’ like crazy.

  • Today I did a 45 (really, 50) minute SPIN CLASS! I’d taken a couple before, but it had been a LONG, LONG time. It kicked my butt, that’s for sure. You think you’re in perfect shape? Take a spin class and get back to me.

Recent eats have included the usual…lots of Greek yogurt, chicken/turkey, and veggies! But watermelon has been making an hourly daily appearance as well. It’s one of my favorite summer foods!!


cucumber, broccoli, chicken, and watermelon

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leftover vanilla Chobani + watermelon + cinnamon

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chicken, sweet potato, and broccoli


vanilla Chobani + Kashi GOLEAN + berries


lettuce + roasted broccoli + sweet potato fries + chicken + ketchup


egg whites scramble with turkey, green bell pepper, and tomato


sweet potato + lettuce + lean ground beef + salsa


turkey deli meat + mustard


WHOLE FOODS FOR DINNER…kale, collard greens, broccoli, marinated skewered veggies, red quinoa, fried tofu, some green Indian mush (not bad!! just don’t know the name..), lemon-rosemary chicken, cherry barbeque chicken, tempeh, and a chicken wing!!

I did NOT like the tempeh! I think it needed to be marinated or something…

But I’m always up for trying NEW foods!!

TOMORROW night is my annual class pool party that my best friend and I host every year!! Should be a BLAST! Open-mouthed smile

ENJOY your night, everyone!! I will be back soon with SUMMER GOALS…

❤ jess



  1. I love sweet taters and have not had some in forever! So good with PB!!

    Have a blast at the school pool party girl!

    love u!!!

  2. I just came across your blog…it’s so great!
    Do you make your own food every day?

  3. YAY! Congrats on finishing up the year… must feel SO good! Love that Whole Foods goodness. Too bad the tempeh wasn’t up to standards though. Enjoy the pool party – such a perfect way to kick off the summer!

  4. awesome eats! watermelon & cinnamon – amazingly, you surprised me! i’m intrigued! 🙂

  5. AHHHHHHHHH you are working out and eating amazingly! love it!!!!! keep up the great work 🙂 LOVE your whole foods meal.. and everything else! i get so excited when i see new posts from you 🙂

  6. AWW your eats rock so much! I’d invite myself to your lunches and dinners!! 🙂
    Hehe the salsa looks so funny 😉

  7. YEAH tempeh NEEDS to be marinated! plain it just is ew!!… NICE WORKOUTS! im drying to do spin!

  8. I get all my workouts from other bloggers. 😛 Which is why I love the blogging community SO MUCH!

    All your eats look fab!

  9. YAY for being done with school related stuff!!! The Pool party sounds like a blast!

  10. Yummm Vanilla Chobani is my favorite flavor!! Hopefully that doesn’t make me boring haha.

    Congrats on being done with school stuff!

  11. ohh have fun at the pool party girl! Great job on the workout and lovely eats. I’m going to check out that elliptical workout. thanks love!

  12. I swear we have twin tastebuds, I’m obsessed with turkey deli meat with mustard and practially all of these eats!! YUMMMM 😀 Nice workout, too!

  13. congrats!!! i bet it feels AMAZINGGG!!!!

    i’ve been loving watermelon too!!!

    have fun at the pool party! 🙂

  14. I wish my gym offered body pump! Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

  15. You sound so happy! Yay for summer 🙂
    Have fun @ the pool party and enjoy some delish watermelon 😉

  16. YAAYYY!!! I’m so glad summer vacation’s finally here for you! GREAT workouts btw! And I’m slightly addicted to the amount of sweet potatoes you eat 😉 They look sooo good! Thought you should know…haha!
    And omg Whole Foods ftw!

  17. Happy summer break to you! Spin class is so much fun & always works me hard. I agree with you – even people in great shape leave super sweaty after spin.

  18. yay for summer I love spinning no matter what it kicks my butt

  19. Thanks for saying hello on my blog so I could come check yours out! 🙂

    That watermelon looks so good. I love watermelon in the summer. And you have me ecited for my spin class today!

  20. happy summer lady! i love summer eating too!

  21. Tempeh is so much better marinated well!! Just like tofu you’ve gotta season it 😀

    I am super jeal of your watermelon!!!

  22. hope you had a great pool party lady! soak up all that sun and watermelon for me this summer!

  23. Congrats on being done with school!

    I also love watermelon. There’s nothing quite like it! So juicy and cool- perfect for summer!

  24. go gurl!! i need you to be my trainer! 🙂

  25. Awesome workout! I am very jealous of your pool party. I really have to make firends with people with a pool!

  26. Yay for being done with school!! I love Mr and Mrs Smith too – such a great movie. And have so much fun at your pool party!

  27. Watermelon season..yay!!!

  28. Congrats on being finished with school!
    Love your eats, so full of color and flavor 🙂

  29. I love brining workouts on index cards to the gym–helps me stay focused and motivated since I have a plan.

  30. ahhh yay for being done school. I just saw some of your old posts and subscribed to your blog because i think those workouts are awesome and I need them in my life! I’m just starting to get into strength training and I’m loving some of those moves!
    I also love all the food you posted and couldn’t stop myself from drooling all over them

  31. Man, I wish I could exercise….I feel so lost with life I confess.
    Your eats look yum.
    I like eating eggs with 1/2 avocado + bread with jam.

    I wish to be healthy again so i can exercise. I worry all the time about this!

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