Archives for December 2009

What a Year

Hey everyone! Hope you have something fun going on tonight 😀 Please remember to be safe while you’re out and about!

It has been a heck of a year in the Fitnessista casa 😀

I ran my first half marathon:

half medal

My love got back from a 6 month deployment:


We traveled to Tucson:



tom and i









CALI with the POM peeps– I was very lucky that they included me in the group of bloggers, and they paid for my trip out to Fresno




And Oklahoma, where I went to culinary school at 105degrees:D


I ate and made some amazing food (lots of raw goodness!)

spring rolls




Made lots of macaroons




Fell even more in love with yoga

yoga room


Dressed the dogs up like fiona and shrek for Halloween


Had a Christmas with the pilot! (It’s a rare thing)


And had a blasty with friends and family, training clients, teaching aerobics on base and writing this little blog 😀

Thank you so much to all of you lovely readers for sharing my shenanigans and adventures this year! I <3 you all 🙂

Have a safe, happy, fabulous and FIT New Year 😀



What are you most proud of this year?? I’d have to say going to culinary school was my number one. It was such a fun and rewarding experience 😀

Glamour…and so much pain

Hey hey hey! How’s your night going? Mine has been glorious, but got even better when I found out that the lovely Sarah, of Glamour’s health and fitness blog, Vitamin G featured my lunge and lift video on her blog today!!! WAHOO! This is the second time I’ve been feature on Vitamin G and I’m […]

Vegan Power Cookies

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for your good vibes and wonderful tips on the blood work <3 Too bad THIS got in the way:   A breakfast cookie? Yup. I made one with vegan chocolate chips to bribe myself to be brave when I got to flight medicine, only to find out that you can’t […]

Swimmin’ in the AB jar

Heyyyyyy 😀 How are ya? Hope everyone is having a fabulous night! I’m glad you enjoyed the baby puppy pictures. They’re funny little things 🙂 Today has been pretty bueno- I took the week off from teaching aerobics to have a break and get the casa put back together, especially since I start teaching yoga […]

Blast from the Past

Hey everyone! How are ya?? I’m bueno over here 😀 Last night, dinner was simple and satisfying. BBQ salmon (marinated in OrganicVille BBQ sauce, which is sweetened with agave!), sweet potato rounds (with olive oil, sea salt and pepper) and roasted asparagus (with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder). It was everything I could ever […]

Four is the new Seven

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great night 😀 Thanks so much for your sweet comments on the workout video– if you enjoy them, I’ll keep ‘em coming. Stay tuned for a Zumba video in the near future, too 😀 Look what came in the mail! THE FAMOUS LOST GARMIN 😀 I was so stoked […]

WMOW #1: The Lunge and Lift

WMOW = Workout Move Of the Week Hey everyone! Hope the rest of your weekend went well 🙂 If you’re just getting back from vacay, here are some things that went down over the weekend: -I went to up into the wilderness and stayed in a cabin in Gatlinburg (Part 1 & Part 2) -We […]

Reader’s Request: When Food and Family Collide

Hey everyone! Hope your weekend is wrapping up beautifully 😀 I’ve received quite a few requests on what to do when your eating habits differ from family and friends and how to nourish your body the way you see fit, when others verbally disagree. Before we get started, a little disclaimer that I post on […]

Fun with Flip

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a wonderful day 😀 We’re still in vacation mode (ie, in pajamas and being bums) but I thought I’d show ya a couple of gifties from the recent holiday. Most of them you’ll be seeing on the bloggy in upcoming posts, but I had to post these two […]

Gatlinburrrrrg Part Dos

Hi everyone! Hope your Saturday night is going well…and that you’re not spending it in a car, like yours truly 😉 At least I have a puppy and some eye candy. Christmas in Gatlinburg was lovely <3 We chilled on the deck for a little while, waiting for our little nephew to wake up and […]

Gatlinburrrrrg Part 1

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for the fun comments on our goofy Christmas pictures. Hope ya’ll had a Merry Christmas and are spending this weekend with those you love <3 I guess I like this guy enough 😉 We had an awesome Christmas Eve walking around Gatlinburg with the in-laws. Gatlinburg is a supercute […]

Merry Christmas, Bloggies <3

To those of you who are celebrating today! 😀 To everyone else, HAPPY FRIDAY! I’ll be back in full blogging action tomorrow morning with part 1 of our Gatlinburg trip 😀   Peeeeeace, yo 😉