janetha lately.

by Janetha on May 26, 2011

in dogs,eating out,random rambles

any chelsea handler fans out there?

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well, this blog post has nothing to do with her. sorry if you got your hopes up. this is actually all about me. i know, i am so conceited.

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i am also available for hire for all your image editing needs. clearly i am a pro.

because i haven’t blogged about any day-to-day happenings all week long, i decided to update you on what’s going on in my life lately! and other tid bits, of course, because what is a blog post without tid bits?

i have fallen in love with a pea.

no, not this pea.

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(although i do love her.. and she is the reason i bought the pea i have fallen in love with.)

THIS pea:

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olympian labs vanilla pea protein powder. it has a great nutritional profile and it is vegan (not that i care, but i know i have several vegan readers).

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105 calories, 1g carb, 25g protein and 0g fat. also, not sure if you can see, but there are a total of 4 ingredients. that is pretty legit for protein powder. it’s sweetened with stevia, but it must have enough vanilla flavor in it for me not to taste the stevia (it is the last ingredient) because i LOVE the taste of this. it does have a somewhat gritty texture, but in a good way. a grit that i like. it’s hard to explain! but i have been enjoying a pea protein shake for breakfast many mornings this week.

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this particular off-colored smoothie had:

  • 1 cup silk almond milk
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder
  • ice
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries & blackberries
  • tons of spinach (that’s why it looks like swamp water)
  • xanthan + guar hums (about 1/8 tsp of each)
  • enough water to get things moving

handheld breakfast that keeps me full for over four hours.

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my co-worker got a puppy.

some people get baby hungry. i get puppy hungry. look at this guy!

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oh my goodness. his name is dexter and he is a little over 7 weeks old.

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the breeder called him a miniature boxer, but the vet said he is a boxer-pug mix. who cares what he is? HE IS SO FLIPPING CUTE.

and tiny! check him out on my desk.

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okay. i know. that was overkill on the photos.. i couldn’t help myself.

lots of bagel sandwiches are being consumed.

i love bagel sandwiches and am so glad i bought a bag of onion bagels the other day.

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i forgot how great they are!

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what makes the sandwiches even better is that i slather the bagel in this stuff:

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my new found love.  slightly spicy, slightly sweet, full of tang. trader joe’s knows what’s up.

i am still doing insanity.

some have asked.. WTF is up with insanity, janetha? well, i am still doing it! with randy’s help, of course.

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i just took a week off while i was sick. to make things easier, i started back up on sunday because i had left off on the previous sunday. it just made sense with the way the workouts are scheduled.  let me tell you, taking a week off from working out all together and then hopping right back into month #2 of insanity IS REALLY FREAKING HARD.

it has been hard for two reasons.

one: mentally.  it is hard for me to take a whole week off from working out and then get back “in the zone”.. those hour-long intense workouts are definitely a challenge to get through mentally, but they are getting easier as each day goes by.

two: endurance-wise.  the muscle/strength parts of insanity aren’t more challenging, but the cardio part (which is the bulk of the workout) is TOUGH stuff. i read somewhere that you lose your cardio endurance a lot faster than your muscle memory, so when you get back to working out.. cardio is tougher than strength training. yep, that’s true, i will vouch for that.

it will be interesting to see how i do on the next fit test. i have full intentions to finish out the challenge strong! it will just be one week later than originally planned.  side note: i realize i haven’t updated my insanity challenge page in weeks. maybe i will get to it this weekend…

i got a bike!

this was the purchase that i eluded to in monday’s post!

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i got the specialized myka and picked it up yesterday.  marshall and i went for a spin last night—he recently got a specialized bike, as well.

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yes, i am super talented and can take iphone photos while biking. (actually it was pretty difficult.)

i already had a single-speed road bike and really hated riding it. why? well, for one.. it had one gear so hills were a biatch. and two, i am a baby and think road bikes are scary. every little pebble i went over with my road bike sent me flying. with my new bike, i can go over all sorts of terrain without worry.  well, except rail road tracks. those kind of worry me…

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anyway, YAY for bikes! we actually just got home from an hour-long ride.

i tried jimmy john’s for my first time.

we rode our bikes to jimmy john’s for dinner last night. they were out of wheat bread, so i decided to get an “unwich”, which is the sandwich innards wrapped in lettuce.

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my thoughts on the unwich? tasted great.. but it was NOT FILLING. at all. i ate it and was still super duper hungry, so i ate again when we got home. i will have to go back to jimmy john’s again sometime and get a sandwich with bread, because i took a few bites of marshall’s roast beef sandwich and it was delicious.

well.. that’s what’s been going on in my life lately. oh, and i’m almost 28. yikes. my birthday is on wednesday the first.  i am asking marshall for really exciting things like a towel rack for the bathroom and for our light switches to be changed out.  i think the older i get, the more practical (and boring?) i am.  the best part is that i am totally okay with that! i am going to have a BBQ bash over the weekend to kick off my birthday week, though, so that should be fun.

before i go, i wanted to mention that one of my dear friends, christine, works with rescuing dogs.  her blog is called hearts to the rescue.  awhile back, they rescued a bunch of sussex hounds from a shelter that was about to put them down.  they are being boarded while they try to find foster or permanent homes for the pups.  artist jacqui faye has painted an amazing acrylic portrait of the hounds. it can be seen here, along with more of the story. it is expensive to board these hounds until they are placed, so i wanted to share the link where you can donate to the sussex hounds fund. also, the acrylic painting is for sale all all proceeds will go to the hounds! every little bit counts for these sweet pups. thanks!

well.. time to go make dinner.

Qs~

1. do you have a bike? what type?

2. how do you like to celebrate your birthday—all out or keep it mellow?

xo. janetha g.

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Maria@healthydiaries May 27, 2011 at 5:17 am

OMGGG that puppy is SOOO freaking cute! I want him! Love you bike, I’ve really been thinking about getting one!

Morgan @ My Name is Morgan and I'm a Pumpaholic May 27, 2011 at 5:27 am

I just won a beach bike from my university’s campus gym. They gave it to me with uninflated tires… so I have yet to ride it

Amy May 27, 2011 at 5:45 am

love chelsea handler! her books are hilarious!! ive never seen pea protein before…that sounds pretty interesting!

Brandi May 27, 2011 at 6:01 am

That puppy is adorable!!! So so cute.
I saw that pea protein at vitamin shoppe but wasnt sure if it would be good…maybe I’ll give it a try!
I’m dying to get a road bike!

Chels May 27, 2011 at 6:25 am

I agree with you the unwhich at Jimmy John’s is so not filling, I usually eat them as a snack. Good for you with getting back into your exercise routine…it is always hard when you take a week off. I used to go crazy on my birthdays, but now that I am older I tend to keep it mellow with just drinks and dinner with my guy and family.

Katie May 27, 2011 at 6:26 am

Hehe, that puppy is ADORABLE! I wish they stayed that small. I have a chihuahua, named Noah. When he was a wee little one I could put him in my sweatshirt pocket. Now, he’s a bit too big for that. Ah, I miss those days.

Nice bike! I need to get one – I reallyyyy want to bike all over the place..save gas money! But, I don’t have the money for a bike. Poo.

Erica May 27, 2011 at 6:29 am

I have SO been wanting to try pea protein. I’ve heard lots of great things. AHHHHHH- Dexter! Anything with wrinkles makes me melt :) And he is SO pocket sized right now- Love!! I want a bike! Jimmy Johns bread is SO good. They also have giant pickles that are amazing. I haven’t ever tried the unwich. HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY! 28 is a sweet age ;) I have 4 more months of it!

1. do you have a bike? what type? No- I totally want one

2. how do you like to celebrate your birthday—all out or keep it mellow? I like it to be mellow and just filled with my favorite things

brandi May 27, 2011 at 6:31 am

oh goodness, that puppy! i want a little puppy on my desk today :)

Leila May 27, 2011 at 6:33 am

YES!! I LOVE bike riding. I go every Sunday around the lake (which is about 9-10 miles). SO much fun! I have a Trek Mountain Bike.. can’t remember which series or whatever.

I usually keep my birthdays pretty mellow with a family dinner and a few drinks with friends. Nothing exciting!

Happy almost Bday!

Errign May 27, 2011 at 6:43 am

rightttt now, I just have a Trek mountain bike. I am trying to get Jerbear aka my dad to buy me a new road bike for my june bday!

MelissaNibbles May 27, 2011 at 7:00 am

I love Dexter!!! I wish we had Jimmy John’s in MA. I see it all over the blogs. I could just make it myself, but I don’t roll like that.

Morgan May 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

Have you tried shakeology? Yumm

Naomi(onefitfoodie) May 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

i love this little update on your life, Janetha! thats why I love this blog! you are SO REAL! like the real deal and always tell us whats up and whats going on and new finds and new excitements in your life! first of all tha tpea protein looks awesome!! i love the stats!! does it taste like sunwarrior (which is a rice protein?) i totally want to try it!! thank you for the mini review

2nd I LOVE onion bagels. I was always that girl at overnight camp when on sundays we got bagels…i asked for onion and no one else did because we ate with the boys and they were ‘smelly’ well ya know what? they are also delicious SO THERE!

i dont have a bike…well i do kinda but my mom adopted it because her and my dad bike likkkkee everyday and I live in an apartment so it stays at my parents house, but I can totally go and take it anytime I want! i love biking!!

happy almost bday!! xoxoxo

Shannon May 27, 2011 at 7:06 am

umm, DEXTER!!!!! soo freakin cute. i go puppy crazy, too :)

i’ve got a road bike, which i really need to spend more time on! hopefully this weekend :)

Angie Newton (Losing It and Loving It) May 27, 2011 at 7:25 am

Oh my that pup is adorable!

Jimmy John’s? We have them and it’s OK, the wheat bread for the veggie sandwich is really good but huge. Once in a while we’ll go there.

Ahh TJ’s hot & sweet mustard YUM YUM YUM!

Not too familiar with Insanity but I have heard about it and I give you HUGE credit for doing it. You go! I do Turbo Jam and would like to try Turbo Fire and ChaLEAN Extreme. Have you done those?

Have fun with the bikes. Kev and I have thought about buying bikes but the one I want is the Cruiser and you can’t ride those anywhere around here, too hilly. I just dream of a Cruiser with a basket LOL He just rolls his eyes but I’m telling you it will come in handy when we relocate to the beach one day. I know I’m dreaming right now!

And birthday’s….I make them last for a WEEK! Enjoy yours!

Nicole C May 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

I don’t know how you got anything done at work with that cute little guy around. I feel ya, I don’t get baby happy, it all about the dogs for me too!

I have a craptastic walmart bike. Used in the duathlon I did and won’t ever do that again. I like specialized bikes. We have a KHS manager around the corner from us who gives us killer deal. New bike to come, hope so!

My birthday is a like a big gift to myself. Since I was 19 I have done something for me every year. Bought myself a pretty ring and it has gone bananas since. 25th bday I wanted to be in NY in Serendipity and I was! This year, big 3-0 I will be in Europe. Haven’t planned it but I will be!

Nicole G May 27, 2011 at 7:46 am

Puppy is so freaking cute! Ah I want to squish it!! In a good cuddly way ;)

I don’t have a bike but plan to get one soon. My husband has one and my daughter has one so we plan to get me one and a trailer for the back for my 2 year old. I think it will be sooo awesome if all 4 of us can go riding! Family fun and exercise! Yay!

Jimmy John’s is so good! I love the Beach Club (turkey and avocado spread! Yum) on their regular sub bread. Carb lovers heaven!

Birthdays…my husband and I are exactly 2 weeks apart in age. We celebrate our birthday the same way every year in November right between our birthdays: dinner at a nice, non-kid friendly restaurant and a movie. I was always so stoked, Harry Potter movies usually come out in November so we would have Harry Potter Birthdays (I love HP, can’t help it!) but now that the last one comes out in November, I guess we will have a Twilight Birtday this year (corny, I know.) But that’s how we do it!

Susan May 27, 2011 at 7:52 am

Okay, I think Dexter might make it into the top 5 all time pet names. I love it! And I kind of want to puppy nap him…

Birthdays are pretty low key for me. It’s fun when you’re a kid and you get a party and presents, but these days I just use it as a day to be extra nice to myself (which I should do every day but still…).

You are such a young soul!

The Sometimes Healthy Girl May 27, 2011 at 9:01 am

What a cute little pup! He’s so precious :-) There can never be puppy picture overkill. I don’t have a bike. They scare me. I could see where those breadless Jimmy John’s could be not so filling. I say, go for the bread!

I prefer mellow bdays. A good run, a movie and a nice dinner. That’s a good bday for me!

Ananda May 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

I love Chelsea’s hands sticking out the sides in your Janetha Lately poster.

I have been unable to pull the trigger on a new protein but I do like the idea of buying vegan in this product. I’m glad to hear that you think this one is tasty….

I had an awesome Trek that I loved. I saved up my money and bought it when I was about 13 and it lasted me all the way up in to my mid twenties until someone stole it from my apartment :( Now I would really like to have a bike again but I don’t have to cash to get a good one!

janetha May 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

Haha I am glad you noticed that. I thought it was hilarious.

natalie (the sweets life) May 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

About a year ago Ryan and I bought bikes…sooo glad we did! It was a long winter without them…I love biking places (friends houses, restaurants, errands) instead of driving…esp with current gas prices! I think you’ll have a blast with yours!! :)

Tamizn May 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have a confession……..I am 29 and can’t ride a bike! I had a date the other day and he suggested a bike ride I thought by now I should be able to get on do it……….NO! Very embarrassing…….

I usually just have an evening with the girls for my birthday x x

Monica May 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

OMG! Dexter is such a little weenut! Soooooo tiny and cute! I wanna put him in my pocket! My family’s first dog’s name was Dexter (R.I.P. to the best cocker spaniel ever). I have SUCH dog envy. I’ve wanted a dog of my own for quite some time now. But alas, my building does not allow dogs. :(

I recently discovered the hot and sweet mustard and it is DA BOMB. I put it on and in everything. So dang good!

Amy May 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

Congrats on the new bike! I actually just bought a new Rocky Mountain Whistler 50 myself! I’m so excited, we’re going on a ~15 mile bike ride tomorrow, I’m stoked to test it out!

And JJ’s!! I so miss them since I’ve moved out East, but they’re opening one here finally! I can’t tell you how many Lulu’s I will consume once they open =D

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!

elise May 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

is it weird/creepy that i want to download that photo of dexter (great name btw) for my desktop background. clearly your coworker has excellent taste. im in love.

oh and that bike is saaaweeeeet.

happy early bday!!!!!!!!!!!! im about to read a months worth of your posts. be worried. nothing like a marathon of your life on a friday afternoon.

julie May 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

fav tjs product lately! i have it on a salad with balsLAMIC everyday :) and its good to dip fries into. do it you’ll love and then can thank me later ;)

Sami May 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

I have a mountain bike!

We usually celebrate by going to dinner somewhere special (of my choice!) and having a family party. Nothing too crazy!

XO.

Heather May 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

I have a pink and white Davinci (so girly), it is a hybrid (cross between a mountain bike and a road bike) for commuting.

I love it! I should have been born with a bike attached to my body!

LauraJayne May 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I’m afraid of road bikes too. Plus, I like to do sprint triathlons on a mountain bike because there is usually only 5 or 6 competitors (in the ones I do), so I get at least 6th in the race, which makes me feel special!

Happy early birthday!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Oh I know you took more puppy pictures than that! Dexter is adorable! I love puppies. Sweet new bike. Mine’s a bit too small so I have to work way harder when I ride it. Not cool.

Michelle May 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I have a bike. A friend gave me her old one when I signed up for a 25 mile charity ride on a whim. (A bikeless whim.) I trained, rode and it’s been chained to my porch ever since. Whoops! I had grand ideas about becoming someone who bikes to work but it never happens. City riding scares me to much!

Nicole B May 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

that pea protein looks awesome! where did you buy it? it would be a good switch up from whey i would think..also, that puppy made me “aw out loud” (now to be known as AOL) haha!

janetha May 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

amazon!

also, please update your records as i have moved blog sites: http://mealsandmovesblog.com

Thanks!

Carissa @CarissaAnneB May 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I am muy impressed with the new blog AND photo editing skills! And that dog. He’s so amazingly tiny….he’s a melter!

Nicole@Fresh&Fit May 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

Cutest pup ever! His head is so big! Thanks for the info on the protein! I need to get some more and might the pea kind!

Carol May 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

Love the new bike! My hubby and I ride our bikes all the time:)
The new puppy is so cute! Your co-worker is lucky:)
Hope you have a great BBQ this weekend!

marissa May 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

i will be 28 on june 10th. yay geminis!

SJ May 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

OMG… I want that puppy!!! and that bike!!! oh, it’s all too much excitement :D x

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli May 29, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Ugh! I JUST went to TJ’s today and I ALMOST bought that mustard!! Grrr!

I LOVE that the pup’s name is Dexter! He looks like a little “Dex”! Soooo cute! Makes me want one…or two! ;)

I have a cheapo bike that I bought off a friend last summer…I think it originally came from Walmart, but it serves it’s purpose! I actually just went on my first ride in like forever yesterday! It was a great day for it!

I like things pretty low key for my birthday. Last year, my mom cooked dinner per my request (pot roast with all the fixin’s) and a homemade pineapple upside down cake! What more could I ask for?

Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey May 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I LOVE the new blog! And that dog is so dang adorable! Yay for bikes and insanity. :)

Emily June 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

Freak. How did I miss this post? I’m jealous of your bike! I totally want one, but that would be absolutely dangerous for me. Funny story. Looks like your birthday was super fun! Momma B looks great! xoxo

Janetha June 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

This is a story I want to hear!

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