How are you?! Tell me of your life!!
It’s been so long! A full week!

Last week was so. busy. and I was trying to be good and study for my certification day on Saturday. I knew I needed to cut something out and the blog took a hit. Did you miss me? I sure missed you!

The entire week was indeed busy. Filled with teaching and studying and random life things. I left work early on Friday (as always, right?!) and drove to Columbus. I found out from Erin, over at Her Heartland Soul, that my girl Meghan Trainor had a couple new tunes. Naturally, I rolled down the windows, blared the new songs and sang at the.top. of my lungs for most of the way there. on repeat. We ate some black-bean-brown-rice-sweet-potato bowls for dinner and chatted for the night. Of course, I feel asleep at 9:30 and dozed off and on while the girls talked and the new kitten ran all over and pounced on me.


Up bright and early on Saturday morning to get in some last minute studying, before heading to my group fitness certification. The day went by so quickly. It was alot easier that I expected. I made a few new friends and even got in a tiny workout. I got out a bit early and met up with almost all the thugs for a taco bar foster care baby shower. Such fun.

Favorite pumpkin treat of the season so far – pumpkin tortilla chips. GAH! So good.
After the party, we had some solid thug time and such wonderful talks. Seriously, so so blessed by these ladies.


Sunday was a slow relaxing morning. We made some bulletproof coffee, eggs, and bacon for breakfast. Then, we ventured out to TJ Maxx, World Market (LOVE that place), and a few other places, before heading back for leftovers – which means I likely ate a full bag of tortilla chips over the course of the weekend and tons of salsa. On the way home, even more Meghan Trainor. Which means I finally know all the words to the new songs, after a good 3 hours of her 4 songs on repeat all weekend. #obsessed.

Now, I’m typing away, after a trip to Target, more than one serving of cinnamon raisin granola for dinner, a small cup of chai tea, and 2 benedryl pills. I’ve had this bark-y asthma cough all week and I’m refusing to go to the doctor until I actually feel sick. So, just taking it easy tonight.

Be on the lookout for posts this week. Until then, enjoy this week’s ‘well, hello monday…

on diets: the best for you

on lifting weights: confidence

on living: like Bey. ‘ery day.

on productivity: and getting stuff done

on rest: mental and physical

on cherishing moments: just be

on being fit: what it means

on moving: every single day

on working out: back to basics first

on my ‘I wish I could do all the workouts’ list: one. two. three. four. five

on my ‘must try fall’ recipes: one. two. three. four. five

on my ‘gosh, I love fall because I LOVE plaid’ list: one. two. three. four.

on my ‘future house ideas’ list: one. two. three. four.



Love love love that quote.
Looking forward to the week. After a great weekend, I am ready to tackle the week and some goals!
Planning on making it a LEGENDARY week.

You should too.

– jena.

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

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