3 01 2010

I am going to copy Emily in her attempt to have a post where the pictures do the talking! And I’ll do it like Kailey does, with an explanation in brackets underneath. And I’ll do it all in the font “Teen” because that’s my favorite font.

Let the Photos do the Talking




[Tall Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks]



100_9238 [Mango, Red, & Green Pepper Salsa]


[to go with the salsa: all natural veggie chips]


[Diet Crack. Tastes like chemicals to me, but sometimes, I just have a craving for it]




[Breakfast: Stonyfield Organic vanilla yogurt, kashi cereal, special K, organic granola, and banana, orange juice]




[Dark Chocolate Pomegranate…SO GOOD!!!]




[Original Popchips+mashed avocado…I swear these chips taste so much like normal chips!]



[Orange Juice. Basically, what I’ve been living on while sick]





[Bars and Peppermint Cups from Kerr Drug while waiting for Tamiflu! Thanks mom! I’ve only had one of the KIND bars]

Well that’s enough food photos for now…let’s talk about yoga. A few weeks ago, my mom got me this very nice yoga mat from Target. But I had asked for a Manduka for Christmas. But, my Christmas was crazy and I received so much, that my parents kind of ran out of money for me! They already spoil me 😉 And I got 50 dollars from an uncle, so i will be buying my yoga mat in a little while. For now, I will be using this perfectly usable yoga mat! I actually really like it. The rich brown color is very pretty!

I decided to unroll my yoga mat today and do a little ab work and stretches because I have been feeling a little better. Not much, but it’s progress! 100_9253 100_9254 100_9255 100_9287 100_9288 I did some basic Pilates and Whittle My Middle II’s moves. I followed that with some basic yoga stretches…some down dogs, hip openers, and hamstring stretches! Felt great! But afterwards, I got a headache and definitely needed to refuel! I have to be very careful with my pneumonia. I have not been to the gym in well over a week, and I am beginning to get antsy. But my mom and grandma say that is a sign that I am getting better!

I stepped on the scale today (which I rarely do, if ever) and it was much lower than I anticipated and less than a couple days ago at the doctors. I am eating less because my stomach is off and my appetite is totally suppressed because of my sickness. So…I’m trying to eat more and listen to myself but my stomach is just SO off. But it will all be okay! My body will eventually get back to normal.

I am just so sick of being sick!

But you know what helps…anything? All Natural Hot Chocolate 😀 100_8356 Snuggle up…how cute is that?? 100_9290 100_9291 100_9292 100_9293 Christmas mug, don’t hate! 100_9294 Verse of the Day: Psalm 105:4

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Last but certainly not least…


Have a great night everyone! Love you allllll!

❤ jess





29 responses

3 01 2010
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope

Love this new background, and such a fun post! With the yoga mat, I’d say just find a mat YOU like. If this one works, then stick with it. Honestly, you won’t find a HUGE difference from one mat to another. I do use a Manduka and I love it, but I know there are tons out there that are great!

Hope you feel better soon hun!


3 01 2010

Love the eats!! I hope you’re feeling better!

3 01 2010
Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce

Love the layout of your blog! Glad that you’re feeling better and getting healthy again. Pneumonia is a doozy! Mango salsa and chocolate covered pomegranate? yum!

3 01 2010
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

The Mango, Red, & Green Pepper Salsa looks PERFECT for me. Clean, simple, easy, delish. And the Starbucks and the great bars you snagged, awesome!

Manduka= the best yoga mat on the earth. Period. I am not being paid to say that. That’s my experience after trying 50+ brands and styles of yoga mats the past 10 yrs as a student and a yoga teacher. You will have it forever. It’s more $ upfront but it will last you forever. Period. Write me when you get it, to tell me!!! yay for you!!!!

3 01 2010

love the yogs mat!! and the best christmas gifts are ususally the ones we choose ourselves 😉 hihi

3 01 2010

Mmm that gingerbread latte is calling my name!

3 01 2010

Yum, dark chocolate pomegranate sounds phenomenal! Hope you feel better soon:)

3 01 2010

Great eats chica! Hope ya are feeling better 🙂

3 01 2010

I say you can use a Christmas mug all year round 🙂 Yaaay for a new yoga mat! Booo for being sick. I hope you feel better, hon!

3 01 2010

no worries girl, I’m still using my Christmas mugs. No shame, no shame at all 😉

ah there’s nothing better than rolling out a new yoga mat and going to town! that one is so pretty and Gaiam is an AWESOME brand!!

Glad to hear you’re feeling better, sweetie – but as you said, listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard!

3 01 2010

AHH I have not had this latte at Starbucks yet!!!! I must, im such a creature of habit I always just order a grande coffee regular roast.
Hope you feel better soon girl! Glad you got to do some yoga, you get the mat you really wanted AND that you like the mat you recieved from Taraget!! HURAY! 😀
I cant get over how delightful your breakfast looks!! ❤ ❤

3 01 2010

Glad to hear your feeling a bit better. And it sounds like you’re keeping track of your nutrition fairly well. I’m sure your body will easily get back to normal once you are 100% well again!

And aren’t the Whittle My Middle 2 moves killer?! My mom did them with me today and we were both breaking a sweat by the end!

3 01 2010

BARS GALOREEE!!! love it!!!!
LOVE that verse-thanks for being a light through your blog lovely. thats awesome.
looks like youre gona get your yoga on now! im jelous!

4 01 2010

I think singing praises at the top of the lungs help cure sickness. 😉

4 01 2010

MM…..I have some tortilla chips that are crying out for that salsa!!

Oh and only a crazy person could hate on that Christmas mug! 😉 lol

4 01 2010
Michelle (Snacks and Field)

Hey girl! I just found your blog and this food looks phenomenal! Especially those dark chocolate covered pomegranates!??! wow! I need to get my hands on some of those!
Oh, and you saved 75% on bars?? I’m super jealous! 🙂 hehe

Can’t wait to keep reading!

4 01 2010
Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth)

your eats are so delicious!! & i want to try yoga 🙂


4 01 2010

I love this layout!

Great post…I would love of each! thanks =)

4 01 2010

I would love ONE of each lol*

5 01 2010
Yum Yucky

I love posts where the pictures talk. Those veggies chips are calling me calling me!

5 01 2010


If I had to describe my idea of heaven it would be a beautiful place where everyone is happy, beautiful, healthy and lives in houses made out of the tastiest bars ever!

But enough about my madness, loving the salsa too! I’m gonna try and copy that as soon as I have mango’s again. I had the Ginger Bread Latte last year… I’m really into ginger lately – great stuff 😀


6 01 2010

I love everything about this post…especially the chocolate-covered goodness 🙂 Great quote as well girl 🙂

6 01 2010

I have the same yoga mat but mine is pink!! Good Choice!!!!!!

Yeah my son was up way too early for xmas, so excited!!! lol!!

Thats cool your brother got a Adrian Peterson Jersey too, he is a favorite NFL Player !!!!

Have a great day! xoxo

6 01 2010

Thanks for still reading my blog! 🙂 I’m back, I promise!

The dark chocolate pomegranate sound out-of-this-world! So do the dark choco Newman’s Own! I’m jealous! 🙂

I’ve also been thinking about getting a yoga mat to do abs work on. (My entire house is hardwood floors!) You have inspired me to actually purchase one!

7 01 2010
Chocolate-Covered Katie

Aww feel better!

7 01 2010

Your eats look fabulous! And major jealous of the Gingerbread latte! 🙂

I just posted a giveaway on my blog after you visited (sorry) so come back and check it out!!

7 01 2010

I love popchips!! And those dark chocolate pomegrante seeds look SO yummy!

7 01 2010

Hope you start to feel even better soon! Where did you find those dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds? They look fabulous!

10 03 2010
Eddie Newsome

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