by Janetha on May 11, 2010

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it’s late.

i’m stressed.

but i still want to ramble. what can i say, it makes me happy. but i can’t ramble for long~ i’ve got physical therapy at 7:45 AM.

thanks for those of you who participated in my impromptu protein bar giveaway :) it was fun to see how a lot of you managed to incorporate the word “yahtzee!” into your comments. clever friends. anyway, i pick the winner old school style and asked marshall to give me a random number.. and then i counted the yahtzees until i got to that number.. and so yahtzee #19: marie (reader), you win! email me your address and i will send you some bars.


meal 1: chocolate raspberry protein oats.

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i could eat this every day. and i probably will, until my EAS chocolate protein powder is gone.

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i had a hot lunch date this afternoon! as i was driving to lunch, i polished off my bag of mini bell peppers.

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i need to go back to costco. stat.

my lunch date was with mary and shannon!! 

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mary is driving cross-country right now, on her way to oregon. she was sweet enough to take some time from her trip to go to lunch with me. it was so nice to finally meet her in person! she is just as sweet as you’d expect from reading her blog. mary is currently staying with shannon who lives a bit south of SLC.  i had never read her blog before so i didn’t “know” her until today~ she is freaking awesome. love meetups!

we went to a mexican joint in the SLC: cafe rio.

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meal 2: grilled chicken salad with LOADS of pico.

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with GUAC.

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good times. then it was back to work. boo.

eventually i hit the road to go meet marshall at the dentist. i had my snack on the go..

meal 3: apple + mighty maple peanut butter.

i chopped the apple, threw it in a mug, slathered the PB on top and threw it in my cup holder. called it good.

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yeah. my car is a mess. i am well aware.

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dentists are expensive. yikes. i don’t want to talk about it.


lower body workout.

  • 5 minute treadmill warmup / 0.5 miles


move reps weight
smith squat 12 @
10 @
8 @
6 @
12 @
bulgarian split squat (dumbbell) 12 @ 15# each hand

*i did 50 weighted crunches (varying between obliques, lower and upper abs) and 1 minute of butt kicks between the first 4 sets for a total of 200 crunches and 4 minutes of butt kicks.


move reps weight
seated calf raise on leg press 12 @
10 @
8 @
6 @
12 @
single leg calf raises 12 @ body weight

*i did leg press reps (for my quads) between the first 4 sets, using the same number of weight/reps as in the calf sets above, for a total for 4 sets.


move reps weight
stiff legged dumbbell deadlift 12 @
10 @
8 @
6 @
12 @
20# each hand
25# each hand
30# each hand
35# each hand
20# each hand
stability ball ham curls 12 @ body weight

*i did 50 weighted crunches (varying between upper, lower and obliques) between the first 4 sets for a total of 200 reps.

the end. took about an hour.


meal 4: fauxsagna.

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recipe page coming soon. but for now, i will tell you what each layer of this glorious pan contained:

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  • zucchini
  • italian spiced ground turkey+marinara
  • yellow squash
  • cottage cheese+spinach+fresh basil
  • zucchini
  • sauteed mushrooms+onions+diced herbed tomatoes
  • yellow squash
  • part skim mozzarella cheese

layered it, baked it, ate it.

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shortly after…

meal 5: ridiculous amounts of watermelon.

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something to do:

you know how i’ve been reviewing this book?


well, it has become a NY times best seller. woooo! the company that sent me the book to review has informed me of a few fun articles and links related to the book. check them out:

also, if you are interested in reading the book for yourself, i am giving away a copy to one lucky winner. just leave a comment letting me know you’d like to be entered in the giveaway. i will announce the winner tomorrow.

speaking of tomorrow.. it is going to BUSY!

  • physical therapy
  • HIIT
  • work
  • dentist appointment
  • photo shoot

so.. tomorrow’s post might have no content and just a simple winner announcement. we’ll see.

time for bed.


1. favorite melon? w-a-t-e-r-m-e-l-o-n. actually i hated honeydew and cantaloupe up until about two years ago. now i love all melons, but nothing beats the watermelon. ever tried a casaba melon? those are pretty good, too!

2. do you like the dentist? i love love love getting my teeth cleaned. it’s the part where i have to get *work* done that i don’t love. luckily that doesn’t happen to often.

xo. janetha b.

p.s. may 12: happy birthday to my bestie~ lindsay! love you boog!

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Jessie D May 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Ohhhh.. Since graduating college I’ve gained like, 15 pounds (sadddss), perhaps a new book would help with the whole motivating me to be healthier again! Well, it would be nice, but you do a good job of motivating me too! You’re so down to earth about everything! It’s inspiring :)

Monica May 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I love all melons (twss), hah.
But the dentist… I never like.
Oh, and I would love to be entered into the contest!

Have a nice day (:

Johnna May 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

ooh, the dentist. I’ve been there four times in the last month with my last (fingers crossed) visit scheduled next week. I was so tense after my last visit my neck was out of whack for four days. Just talking about the dentist gave me goose bumps (and not the good ones).

watermelon has to be my fav o rite melon EVER. I could eat a whole one, I swear! Are there any other melons out there? If so I’m not aware of them, prolly because they’re icky.

I love Jackie Warner and have both of her work-out dvd’s. I’d LOVE to read her book too!

Amanda May 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I would love to win that book!

Kelsey May 12, 2010 at 3:08 pm

mmm, the watermelon looks yummmmm!

runnerforever May 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm

The last time I went to Cafe Rio was on a family trip, ahh the memories :-)
Favorite melon is probably honeydew, but I love it all!

BroccoliHut May 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Wow, that guac looks totally glorious!
Favorite melon: RIPE cantaloupe–none of that unripe woody stuff.
I absolutely hate the dentist. I’m not say how long it’s been since my last appt…

Jenny May 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm

not entering le giveaway, just saying I love you – and watermelon. muah!! :) xo

inmytummy May 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

I like cantaloupe and watermelon. No honeydew for me.

And I hate going to the dentist. I have TMJ and my jaw always gets really aggrevated when I go. I spend the entire time worrying that it’s going to lock and then it always does (not completely, I just can’t open my mouth very wide for a while.)

Susan May 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I want to win that book!!! Prettyplease :)

1. Cantaloupe. My dad is obsessed with melons and growing up our kitchen table had a plate of the fresh stuff ready for snacking on at all hours of the day.

2. No. The toothpaste/wax they use tastes like crap, I spit all over myself, my gums bleed when they floss me, and I gag on the flouride.

Love you lots JB!!! Remember to breathe and smile at the little things :) xoxo

Lara (Thinspired) May 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Is it too late to enter? I’d love to read that book!

Ok, yes, I will be needing the recipe for your faux-agna please! That looks delicious!

1. Watermelon! :)

2. I love going to the dentist ONLY for teeth cleanings. I feel so clean afterward!

nancyrunswild May 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I want the book, pretty please!

Anne May 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I’d love to be entered in the book giveaway :)

erinbee. May 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

i love jackie warner in a bad way.

..sort of like the way i love you.

caronae May 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I like pretty much all melon except I am VERY picky about my watermelon; it cannot be overripe at all. There’s two other interesting melons that I like: Howell melons and canary melons.

Hope you’re having a good week!

Katherine: What About Summer? May 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm

how do you cut up those tiny bell peppers?

the watermelon smile is great; I have the feeling it’s going to be contagious across the blog world…

Leighanne May 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I’d love to win the book!!!

1) Favourite melon is either watermelon or honeydew… but they have to be cold!!!

2) I’ve always liked going to the dentist. I’ll never forget when I used to go with my brothers when we were kids. I’d always go first and then I’d wait in the waiting room and hear them screaming when they would get their teeth cleaned. Ah, the memories!!

Joanna May 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I’d love to win Jackie’s book!

I’m also a relatively new reader and have really been enjoying your blog. Thanks!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Don’t stress, breathe. I know your life is RIDIC full right now, so I can imagine, you’re a little stressy at times :) I resemble that comment :)

Enter me please!

laura May 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm

im in desperate need of a new book to read!

Allie May 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

ooo… I would love a copy of Jackie’s book. I’m minorly addicted to Workout on TV – Jackie is so inspiring.

Laurie May 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Those bell peppers are so cute at costco!
Would love to read that book too :)

Molly May 13, 2010 at 4:00 am

I’d love to be entered in the book giveaway!

Kate May 13, 2010 at 7:39 am

I am kind of in love with Jackie Warner (I miss “Work Out”!) so I would love to read this book! I loved your review too, thanks for the detail!

ellie May 13, 2010 at 8:41 am

hate the dentist and the bills that come with it…#fail. Saw your FB- hope you can get something worked out. I am reading your posts backwards- I can’t keep up with Reader these days! Love the look of that fauxagne…and hooray for blogger meet-ups! Woooo!

Melon- canteloupe or honeydew. Yum.

Barbara May 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I WANT THE BOOK!!!! I just am catching up on blog posts- hope I’m not late! You are so adorable and fun!!!!

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