Archives for November 2009

A bloomin’ onion

Hey bloggies 😀 How are ya?

My house is a bloomin’ onion.

Not this kind:



This kind!


I made some raw onion bread last night since I devoured the stash the twins left with me 😀

So, needless to say, my house reeks like onion. I invited Kath over, since she loves onions so much, but she politely declined 😉

I woke up this morning and took the puppers on an amazing 45 minute walk on the base trail. When we got back to the casa, the puppies crashed out:


and I made some bfast… I gave raw oats another chance in my life


I blended 1/2 cup raw oat groats (different than traditional rolled oats- you can find them in the bulk bins at most health food stores) that I soaked overnight, with a little almond milk, maca, raw cacao powder, 1/2 smashed banana and topped with goji berries. A superfood success 😀

Next, I met Jeni at the gym for shoulders, chest and triceps

Elliptical Warm Up 5 minutes
Vogue Press 10 lbs 3 sets of 12
Straight leg tricep dips Body weight 3 sets of 10
Boso push ups Body weight 3 sets of 12
Chest fly leg raise combo 5lbs  each 3 sets of 12
Straight bar upward row 40 lbs 3 sets of 12
Straight bar pressdown 50 lbs 3 sets of 10
Elliptical Level 6 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hr 10 min    

Jeni and I hit up Wizzle for groceries, and I got two fun things while I was there:


Skull jacket for Bella and Clean Eating mag (adore).

For lunch, I busted out the bloomin onion flatbread and made a seaweed salad to go with it:


Dulse, nori, arame and wakame with a rice vinegar, Nama shoyu, agave, orange juice and orange zest dressing- topped with sesame seeds.


Not too shabby 😀

In between training appointments this afternoon, I had some snacks:



And made some Snobby Joes to take to munch after teaching Zumba, with the pathetic amount of Mary’s Crack that was left in the box.


Zumba was bootylicious, dinner was delicious and I trained funny quotes lady, whom I missed so much over Thanksgiving!

I came home to bummer news though.. looks like we’ll be stuck in Valdizzy for longer than anticipated.

The pilot bought me a pity present:



5-9 days can’t get here soon enough 😀

Well I’m off to shower my stinky face. Have a wonderful night!

Much love,


*A little note: After the following quote in this morning’s post “I got to work on a nutritional analysis and meal plan for a client –if ya’ll ever need help with that stuff, send me an email”,  I, err, got over 100 emails. I’m going to get back to all of you (I promise! Still catching up on last week’s emails, too). Of course the shorter the email is, the quicker I’ll be able to get back to you, but for the longer ones it might take a little bit more time for me to give your email the attention it deserves.

A Fitnessista Thanksgiving: Recipe Post

A makeover for all of your favorite holiday fare 😀 Green Bean Casserole Serves 4 Ingredients: -1/2 sweet onion, chopped -3 cloves garlic, minced -.1/2 cup organic vegetable broth -1/2 package white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced -2 cans of organic French cut green beans, drained -1 can Amy’s organic cream of mushroom soup -3/4 C […]

Snail crawl to Valdizzy

Hi guys! Happy Monday! I gotta say, I loved the weekend but it always feels good to get back in the swing of things after a holiday 😀 Yesterday, we were lazy bums and slept in before getting on the road back to V-town. The eats were pretty standard… My favorite green juice More berries […]

On the prowl

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What I Got

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all of the lovely compliments on our Thanksgiving meal 😀 We had a good night with just the two of us, and the delicious (and healthy!) eats were just a bonus 😉 Hope you had a wonderful Black Friday 😀 Call me crazy, but it’s one of my […]

A Fitnessista Thanksgiving

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I’m thankful

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Hayum day

Hi guys! How’s your night treating ya?? I’ve had a bueno day, full of ham 😉 First, I worked out my hamstrings (hamstrings), quads and calves with Jeni 5 minutes elliptical Bench step-ups Body weight, 3 sets of 12 on each side Bench squats 6 lb kettleball 3 sets of 12 Calf raise on a […]

Give the girl some carbs

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The bloggy is back

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Hi guys! I’m so glad you’re liking the reader’s request section so far—please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the future 😀 So tonight, I did the BYOE thing. BYOE = Bring Your Own Ezekiel In a baggie, in my purse. I am a classy broad like that 😉 The […]

Reader’s Request: Meal Planning

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a loverly day 😉 I got the following email last week: Can you do a post on how your organize your meal plans?  Any shortcuts (chopping takes the longest for me)?  One idea — can you post grocery list of the products you use and where to get them? (such […]