60-Day Workout Challenge – 1st Week Exercise Log

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DAY 1 – Walk 1 mile, start 30-day squat challenge (link here) – Completed

DAY 2 – Walk 1 mile, 20 minutes of weight training, continue squat challenge – Completed

DAY 3 – Walk/Hike 6 miles, continue squat challenge – Completed 🙂

DAY 4 – Walk 1 mile, 20 minutes of weight training – Completed

DAY 5 – Walk 1 mile, continue squat training – Completed

DAY 6 – Walk 1 mile, continue squat training – Completed

DAY 7 – Walk/Hike 6 miles, continue squat challenge – Completed

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60-Day Workout Challenge

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Welcome to my 60-day workout challenge. I have a vacation coming up and I would like to increase my stamina and strengthen before my trip. Of course, I would love to loss some weight but that is not the main goal. The main goal is to have plenty of energy because I love to keep active and see as much as possible when I am on vacation.

Recently, I have become a workout dropout. I used to do 7 to 8 cardio classes a week, walk 2 to 3 miles every day and weight train several times a week. Now I am down to a once a week hike and a couple yoga classes a week. Things need to change quickly, if I am to be as energetic as I would like on my trip!

Over the next 60-days, I plan on posting my workout schedule for the week every Monday. Sharing my workout plan will motive me to keep at it. In addition, I plan on keeping a food journal, one of the best ways to keep your eating in check (article here). Plus, drink plenty of water and eat more whole foods.

Maybe you have an event coming up or you would just like to feel and look better for the holidays. Join me, if you like and we can motive each other.

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WIAW #60

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 23,2013

Hello Everyone. I am sharing my meals from last Saturday, I was lucky to attend a really fun party. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

I started the day with coffee and my Blueberry-Banana Protein Muf-Cakes (a cross bewteen a pancake and muffin). 🙂 ( recipe here)

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Lunch (11:00am)

I picked up a Green Goddess Smoothie from Mother’s Market.

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Party (1:00pm)

Jennifer (the RD)  hosted a lovely birthday party for Judy. The party featured tons of wonderful food and Judy received a makeover. It was a fun, relaxing afternoon!

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Our hostess Jennifer (the RD) and Kasper

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Some of the yummy food Jennifer had for us

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Judy (the birthday girl), Denise (Jennifer’s sister) & Veronica (the make-up artist)

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Kyoko 

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Judy before her makeover

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Veronica working her magic on Judy

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Judy getting her hair styled while Denise finds music 

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Judy after her makeover

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Birthday Cake

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A happy birthday girl 

PM Snacks (6:30pm)

I am loving Starbucks new Peach Green Tea Lemonade.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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WIAW #58 – Jenmi Jenmi Goes to Las Vegas

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 3, 2013


Hello Everyone. The Jenmi Jenmi Team hit the road last weekend and headed to Las Vegas for a girl’s weekend of shopping and dining, these are our meals over the weekend. Hope you enjoy our trip. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what we ate:

Friday Dinner (7:30pm)

We had a lot of good food over the weekend but we all agreed that this was our favorite meal. At Bouchon in the Venetian Hotel and the meal started with their wonderful Bread. Jennifer (the RD) had Watercress and Endive Salad and we all helped her with it. I had the Roasted Chicken, Denise (Jennifer’s sister) had the Special Pork Chop with Lentils and Jennifer (the RD) had the Hanger Steak. After dinner we had Coffee a couple desserts to share, Creme Burlee and Profiteroles. 🙂

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Saturday Lunch (1:00pm)

At Tommy Bahama’s in the Las Vegas Town Square, we started Plantation Iced Tea and warm Bread with Whipped Butter with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ginger. Jennifer (the RD) and Denise both had the Burger with Mushroom and Onions and I had the Grilled Steak Salad.

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Saturday Dinner (9:00pm)

We had a late dinner at Diego in the MGM Grand Hotel. We started with Chips and Salsa with Mango and Watermelon-Pineapple Margaritas. Denise had Tortilla Soup and a Chopped Salad, Jennifer (the RD) Carnitas Tacos and I had a Chicken Burrito.

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Sunday Breakfast (10:00am)

On our way heading out of town, we stopped at Bread and Butter for breakfast. Lattes and Pastries to take home and a Cherry Filled Cronut shared three ways. 🙂 I had the Waffle Sandwich with Scrambled Eggs and Ham, Denise had a Breakfast Burrito and Jennifer (the RD) had a Pizza topped with a salad. All in all, we had a wonderful time.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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WIAW #56

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on June 19, 2013


Hello Everyone. It was so nice to hear from old friends last week. I am sharing my meals from Monday, a day a ran errands all over Orange County. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:30am)

I started the day with several homemade Apple, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies. 🙂

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AM Snacks (9:30pm)

A House Special Iced Coffee with Sea Cream from 7 Leaves Cafe. My new favorite treat!!!

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Lunch (11:30am)

A sandwich box from Cream Pan Bakery, each small sandwich is different. The box includes a ham, turkey, tuna salad and egg salad.

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Dinner (5:00pm)

A bowl of strawberries with milk and my first apricot of the season.

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Dessert (7:00pm)

A Milk Cream Stick picked up from the Cream Pan Bakery early. It is a french baguette filled with sweet cream. 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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WIAW #55

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on June 12, 2013


Hello Everyone. I have missed What I Ate Wednesdays for the last couple of months and I am so happy to be back.  I am sharing my meals from Tuesday. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:30am)

I started the day with a coffee, banana-blueberry pancakes and a hard-boiled egg. (Link to pancake recipe) 🙂

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Lunch (1:30pm)

Lunch a tasty Asian Salad from Healthy Junk.

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Dinner (6:00pm)

I honor of the Pretty Little Liars season premiere , we ordered pizza from Fuoco Pizzaria Napletana in downtown Fullerton. Fuoco is a new restaurant and this is our first time trying them and we loved our pizza. We ordered the Margherita and the Bianca, both were so tasty. I included a photo of the pizza box because it was cute.

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Dessert (8:00pm)

Cupcakes and Pretty Little Liars, the perfect combination. 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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What’s Wrong With Store Bought Tomatoes?

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on June 10th, 2013

 

Have you ever noticed that store bought tomatoes have almost no taste at all?  They also have a very “cardboard” texture.  According to an article in the LA Times, most store bought tomatoes are genetically mutated to make them look better and make them easier to harvest.  However, is it worth the lack of flavor and juiciness?  I don’t think so.  And furthermore, homegrown tomatoes can look just as good.  Take a look at the beauties I got from my friends’ garden.  They tasted so good!!!!  Thanks Jennifer and Fred!!!!  🙂

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WIAW #53

 
Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 17, 2013


 

Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I am sharing my meals Sunday, a day with only restaurant meals. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (9:30am)

Like most Sundays, I started the day with a six mile trail walk with a group of friends. After our walk, we usually end up a Panera because it is close by. I had coffee with the Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Turkey Breast, off the hidden menu. Also, we usually get assorted pastries and sweets that we all share. 🙂

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Lunch (1:30pm)

At the Gypsy Den, my husband and I shared a spinach scramble and a order of “Have you tried the Toast?”, which is whole grain bread with almond butter, greek yogurt, honey comb, banana slices and strawberry jam. And I washed it all down with a Cafe Francais.

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Dinner (6:00pm)

At Honda-Ya, we started dinner with pickles, green salad and miso soup. This was our first time eating here and I forgot my reading glasses, so we order a few small dishes to share. For the main course, I ordered a  Japanese Dinner which includes choice of meat, I have Ponzu Beef. Also, it includes rice, potato salad, and a couple sides, I choose spinach and pumpkin. It was a fun experience.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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WIAW #52

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 10,2013

Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I am sharing my meals Monday, I started a new job last week and I am packing most of my meals for the day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (5:00am)

I started the day with instant coffee for the road and over-night oats with peanut butter, apricot jam and slivered almonds.

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AM Snacks (8:30pm)

A bag of cashews.

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Lunch (11:30am)

Egg salad sandwich on a yummy bun.

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PM Snacks (2:30pm)

I am loving Dark Chocolate Hazelnut bars from Zing.

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Dinner (5:00pm)

A little steak with roasted cabbage, brussel sprouts and carrots.

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Dessert (7:00pm)

A Chobani Greek yogurt in coffee with dark chocolate chips. 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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Spring Clean Your Refrigerator

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 9, 2013

If you are like me, you probably do Spring Cleaning this time of year. And one of my least favorite but most rewarding projects is cleaning the refrigerator. It feels good to know what items you have stored in your refrigerator and freezer. It makes meal planning so much easier. Also, with summer right around the corner it is a good time to get rid of unhealthy foods and make healthy eating easier.

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