Happy Monday!
How are you doing?
Is it starting to look like fall in your neck of the woods?
It felt like fall the.entire.weekend.

Speaking of which, how was your weekend? Friday was cloudy, but cool I got my hairs cut and spent the evening just relaxing, catching up on blogs and watching Gilmore Girls. Can I just say – I hate Dean when he is married and cheats with Rory. He’s a not cool at all guy.

Saturday was seriously one of the best days i’ve had in a while. The workout bud and i hung out for the day. First stop was Bloomington to see my grandma or Omi, as we call her. We chit chatted a bit before a ridiculously great breakfast at Uptown Cafe. A delicious spinach, bacon and mushroom omelet AND sourdough bread. I ate the entire plate.


Then we ventured a bit further south to Brown County State Park for some hiking. It had been cloudy all morning, but the sun finally came out when we arrived. The weather was seriously perfect. Here’s a few snapshots for you. There were even monkey bars!

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After some trails and a few yoga poses, we headed up to the outlet mall. I managed to find 2 pair of jeans at Gap Outlet that didn’t give me a huge gap (hehe) in the back. We both tossed around the idea of getting new running/workout shoes, but decided against it. Dinner was so tasty – margaritas, fries, steak and a some roasted veggies for something healthy!

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Sunday morning was a great church service, followed by some grocery shopping. I did a bit of food prep. I can never eat too many meals that I don’t make myself or have too much popcorn/root veggie chips. My tummy needs ‘clean’ food after. Which is why I had to start my afternoon with some juice. I enjoyed the Sunday afternoon, and then headed to the parents house for dinner. They invited the workout bud over, so we had some stir-fry, played some basketball and went for a walk…to get CANDY CORN!!

Great weekend, but not long enough. Another busy week ahead: teaching, STUDYING, and getting ready for my certification AND a weekend with some of the thugs in Columbus.

oh, and remember Michelle Warnkey from Ninja Warrior?!? Well, just so happens she is in Columbus and knows my friend Jessi. and is having a a Ninja Training event next Sunday night!!!!! I am BE.YOND. pumped for this. I’ll be sure to take lots of good photos for you.

This week’s edition of ‘well, hello monday…’ is a little short. In my busy work week, I didn’t have as much time as usually to check out awesome posts to share. But, some of my favorites from the week are included.

on rushing: slow down instead

on life: being in motion

on changes: 4 EASY steps

on fat shaming: and having a six pack

on setting intentions: move. nourish. believe. <– this starts today! check it out and JOIN!

on my ‘must try workout’ list: one. two. three.

on my ‘i want all the foods’ list: one. two. three. four. five. six.

on my ‘use these outfits as layering inspiration; list: one. two. three. four. five.

on my ‘yes, i want this for my future house’ list: one. two. three.

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Love that.
Happy Birthday shout-out to the workout bud. He turns the big 2-8 today.

Make your Monday Legend.Ary.

– jena.

p.s. What was your favorite thing about the weekend?!

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