september first…

by Janetha on September 2, 2009

in meals,moves

happy september!

september 1st is not the best day in my life.  two years ago today the love of my life was taken from me. 

mable ann.. best dog ever in the world.  she was hit by a car while on my ex boyfriend’s watch.  we shared her and he had taken her from my house when i started dating marshall, stating that "since i had a boyfriend i didn’t need to have mable".. ok, immaturity at it’s best (this exboyfriend is also in jail currently~that explains a lot).

i hadn’t seen my little girl in months and then i got a call from the ex telling me what happened.  let’s just say it was the worst day of my life.  2007 had not been kind to me.  i broke my humerus when i overshot a 65 foot jump snowboarding. i was deported from canada. i would break all my bones and get deported from every country if i could just bring mabes back. <3

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after mable died i had marshall’s roommate (who owns a tattoo shop) tattoo mable’s name on my wrist.  i hate tattoos. but for some reason i felt the urge to put something on my body that would remind me, constantly, how much i love her.


anyway, sorry about the downer opening.  i just still think about it and am real sad about it!  thanks for listening, we can talk about food now :P

meal 1: blueberry cinnamon protein oats @ 8:30 AM

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thought i would throw a few blue dudes into the cinnamon pool.

oh, and for those of you who really thought i put 3 cups of cinnamon into my protein shake yesterday.. well.. you have a thing or two to learn about me and my extreme use of exaggeration ;)

work was stressful.  real stressful.  it is tax time for us and in february of this year they designated me to be the accounts person and let the actual employee with the degree go.  um.. i am working on learning the ropes but with that task along with all my other tasks.. things get overwhelming.  i love the word overwhelm. i love to say it out loud. mainly the "whelm" part.

meal 2: turkey&green pepper rolled up into a flat out+annie’s honey mustard & veggies+chipotle sabra @ 12:00 PM

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it was good.
i would even say it was great.

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insert more stress here please.

meal 3: scoopable protein shake @ 3:45 PM

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in the mix:

  • frozen strawberries, peaches, grapes and raspberries
  • 1/2 cup UVAB
  • splash of simply orange
  • ice
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

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promise it is totally clean eats.

so then i got off work later than i had anticipated and had to haul ass to the gym to get my HIIT in. luckily my new auto is super speedy ;)


HIIT went something like deese: (say that like a french person would)


numbers are in miles per hour.

  • 2 min @ 6.0
  • 1 min @ 6.5
  • 1 min @ 8.5
  • 1 min @ 6.5
  • 1 min @ 8.5
  • 1 min @ 6.5
  • 1 min @ 8.5
  • 1 min @ 6.5
  • 1 min @ 8.5
  • 1 min @ 6.5
  • 1 min @ 7.0
  • 1 min @ 7.5
  • 1 min @ 8.0
  • 1 min @ 6.5
  • 1 min @ 7.0
  • 1 min @ 7.5
  • 1 min @ 8.0
  • 1 min @ 10.0
  • 2 min @ 1.5

stats: 22 minutes, 175 calories burned, max HR 183 average HR 151

finally broke my streak of max HR being 181!


then i had to hightail it home and clean my sweaty hot mess of a self up!  i had a date with my brother.  no, i am not one that practices incest.  his wife was there too.  and some friends. we ate at a little spot called red butte cafe~

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meal 4: mediterranean salad + grilled chicken + balsamic drizzle

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not a pretty photo but this was epic!! in the mix:

  • lettuce
  • asparagus
  • green beans
  • artichokes
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • mozzarella balls
  • kalamata olives
  • grilled chicken
  • parmesan cheese

my SIL wanted to take my photo with my salad. promise, i didn’t even ask her to. kodak moment i suppose?

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bad posture janetha b!

that is iced tea you spy. unsweetened, of course. i think i drank 5 of them.

and then we headed to modest mouse!  i have not seen them in years and years so i was rather excited for this show.  it was fabulous despite the fact that i had a zillion sweaty backs in my face the whole time and could not see the stage. such is the life of a five foot one incher like myself!

did not get home until midnight and was starvin’ marvin…

meal 5: chocolate protein shake + bowl of TJ’s fiber worms

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just protein powder, almond milk and ice.

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i heart you TJFW.

kind of a copout today, 3 of my 5 meals had the protein source coming from protein powder! that is not what i prefer but sometimes that is the way the ball bounces.  i can’t decide if i prefer the chocolate or the vanilla protein powder.

well now it is midnight thirty. dang. i gotta go to bed. so much for 7 hours of sleep tonight!

sorry this post is a little whack, i was short on time.

one exciting thing: i am officially going to the foodbuzz blogger festival! holler! who else is going??


1. your opinion on tattoos? do you have any? what do they mean? i don’t love tattoos. they are ok, i guess. ironically my boyfriend is covered in them. i like them better when they have some solid meaning behind them and they are not something random just for the sake of getting a tattoo. but i do love my tattoo of mable’s name <3

2. do you prefer chocolate or vanilla? and i don’t mean protein powder, i mean in general. i prefer vanilla! vanilla bean ice cream is the absolute best taste ever.

xo. janetha b.

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Andrea@WellnessNotes September 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I’m so sorry about Mable.

I don’t have a tattoo, and I don’t think I would ever get one. But I can totally see why you got one of Mable’s name; it’s a really nice way to remember her.

Vanilla. I used to not like chocolate at all (but now like it more and more…). But vanilla still rules! :)

WholeBodyLove September 2, 2009 at 11:19 pm

So sorry about Mable, I hate when bad things happen to special pets :( I have one tattoo and it was done right after I got engaged. It’s on my hip and can be easily covered by bikini bottoms (the tattoo artist was awesome about placing it discretely). I know most people would say it’s silly to get inked where it can’t be seen. But, it’s nothing major and it was more for me than the general public. Chocolate or vanilla depends on my mood…and the time of the month ;)

mom September 3, 2009 at 6:54 am

Ahh our sweet Mabes……I knew there was something up with the first part of Sept – I remember that night way too well….I know you will play with her again!!
You are a busy busy gal – still eating clean to the max – and well chocolate for sure! I love you Neef xoxoxoxo

Betty October 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

Okay so slow days at work = me catching up on old blog posts..

Have you ever seen 10 things I hate about you and the friend asks “I know you can be overwhelmed and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?” everytime I hear that word I think of that line..

And I’m so jeal of modest mouse! Loveeee!

Rip mable :( sorry to hear about that, and I want a tattoo but my dads only request to me is that I never get a tatto because as bad as he wanted one he never got one either in respect for his mom.. And I totes get what your saying about tattoos with meaning!

Janetha November 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

haha yes, i always say that bit about just being “whelmed”… so funny.

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