Archives for July 2009

My miso paste-eating friend

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday so far 😀

I started mine with an avocolada sludge:


1/2 avocado, 1 banana, 1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple, 3/4 container of coconut water, smoothie infusion, sea salt, Stevia, vanilla and a little cinnamon.

It was scrumptious—so creamy and thick, that I had to eat it with a spoon 😀 I like feeling like I’m having a milkshake for bfast 😉

I spent a good part of the morning cleaning the upstairs and our casa is now spotless, and then made some lonchi.

Raw Party Wraps


Looks like a party on a plate, ehh?

I took romaine leaves and spread chickpea miso on there and topped each leaf with cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, and a drizzle of almond butter.

I love the miso/almond butter combo:


Nutty + salty = lip smackin’ good

When I got into work, the other trainer (who is Novice Mr. Georgia—pretty darn impressive) decided to ask me what I had for lunch…. I was like “Are you sure you want to know??”

So I got to explain miso paste to him and my romaine wraps while he devoured a plate of Southern BBQ 😉 He was like “that’s cool Gina Pina, my miso paste-eating friend”

Are there any *weird* foods you’re loving right now??

When I got home from training appt #1 (I took her some Super Charge Me cookies) and 35 minutes ellipticizing and back and biceps with Jeni, I grabbed a snack and took the puppies out.

Mango and kiwi:


I want summer fruit ALL year!!!!!

Well I’m going back to work and will probably go to the movies with some friends when I get out.

Have a great night!



*I asked Jeni for the cheesecake recipe and she said she would email it to me.. and that I could share it with you guys 😀 So expect a delicious recipe soon!

Today’s tip: Make sure you’re alternating high and low intensities for your cardio workouts. There’s no point in going balls to the wall everyday, which is a major reason why I take it pretty easy when I’m not teaching. Remember *change creates change* (my motto) and doing the same thing (in this case, intensity) every day is not going to shock your muscles into seeing the results you’re looking for. That’s why it’s a smart move to alternate sprints with steady state, hills and flats, etc. etc. blah blah. 😀 Shake things up a little!

Wining and dining

HAPPY WEEKEND, YA’LL!! 😀 I’m SO GLAD Friday is finally here! Last night’s girls dinner was ahhhhhhhmazing. Just check out Jeni’s table setting: My friends and I like to wine and dine each other 😀 I brought over my favorite Tuscan white bean dip: Along with some Mary’s crack and some roasted ratatouille veggies: (I […]

Raw BLT Salad and a puppy review

Hey everyone! Happy almost-Friday! Sorry for keeping ya in the dust last night and this morning… I haven’t sat still for more than 10 minutes since I last said hello 😀 For yesterday’s lonchi, I used some of the raw eggplant bacon rounds (recipe from Everyday Raw, written by that guy whose school I’m going […]

Garbage disposal city

Hi everyone! Happy Indian Food Day! I can taste the roti now…. Just have to get through two more aerobics classes until it’s feast time 😉 How’s your day going?? Any big plans this weekend? It’s TAX FREE WEEKEND in Georgia and military also get 30% off at Gap, Old Navy and Banana. I see […]

“I don’t like them Pokemon things”

Hey everyone! How are ya?? I loved reading about your grocery staples– I saw some new items in there that I’m gonna be on the lookout for 😉 This afternoon, I decided to whip up some hummus using the standard recipe: And made a sandwich to munch after spin while driving to my training appointment: […]

Miso stuffed!

I couldn’t help myself with the title 😉 How’s your day going?? Mine has been bueno so far. I started out a little bummed because my smoking client called and canceled on me today :/ I’ve lost 2 clients in the past week! It’s hard not to take it personally, as I know other things […]

Time to miscombine

Hey everyone! How’s your night going? Mine has been glorious because I got to come home an hour earlier than anticipated. The reason is kind of a bummer because one of my clients is moving and I won’t be training her anymore :/ But anywhoo… I LOVED reading your comments about whether your sig other […]

A new racing buddy

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for the sweet comments on the Summer Shape Up re-cap – congats again to the winners and participants! *****I’ve gotten a few comments/emails asking if I would put all of the workouts into one post so they’re easier to find—I’ll be working on that for ya this week 😀 Since […]

Summer Shape Up Re-cap

Hi everyone! Happy Monday? 😀 Hope you all had a beautiful weekend! Here is the FINAL re-cap of the Summer Shape Up!!! We did this challenge for 12 weeks (I know, it was a doozy) and thank you to all of you who stuck with it for the entire time. The reason the challenge was […]

New cut and at-home restaurant meal

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! I promised I’d post a pic of the new cut… and the question is whether I got straight-across bangs or not… NOPE! I’m still rockin’ the side bangs 😀 But I did get 4 INCHES TAKEN OFF! My hair hasn’t been this short in quite a while! All the dead ends […]

Feeling adventurous

Hey everyone! Hope your weekend is treating you well 😀 This one has been particularly glorious because we kicked it off with some INDIAN FOOD!!! I actually got something different this time: Veg jalfraze (spicy, with no potatoes) It had carrots, peas, green beans, cauliflower and foodgasms And roti: We had a blasty with Jeni […]

See ya later, vino

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Sorry I’m a little late posting today- it’s been my catch-up day since I worked a little more this past week. I had to try one of the raw almond butter-stuffed macaroons when I walked downstairs this morning: And it was every bit as evil and foodgasmic as it looks. Why […]