Grocery Cardio

Heyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€ How are you? Hope youโ€™re having an amazing day so far. Thank you so much for your kind words and home buying tips! Like I said, yaโ€™ll always have fabulous advice.

Iโ€™m going to go ahead and start off by saying that Hot Tub Time Machine was not my fave movie.


In all fairness, I gave it about 10 minutes before I called it quits and decided to tackle my inbox and take a nap.

The Pilot LOVES it. We definitely have different tastes in movies ๐Ÿ˜‰

This morning, I was really excited to check out a new-to-me cardio sculpt and tone class. When I got to the studio, the parking lot was blocked off for the street fair (which starts tomorrow!) and I couldnโ€™t find a parking spot for the life of me :/

So instead, I ended up at this one place:

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Whole Paycheck is totally cardio- my heart rate was up the whole time ๐Ÿ˜‰ Heh heh.

I grabbed some macaroon-making supplies + stuff we were out of:


Chicken (the Pilot requested *this* stuffed chicken), fancy goat cheese (Bucheron is the good stuff) and a new-to-me breakfast grain: brown rice farina

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The stats were fairly similar to oats, so I thought it would be fun to give it a whirl for todayโ€™s b-fast.


I cooked the brown rice cereal on medium heat, with water, almond milk, sea salt and some organic frozen strawberries


(The texture was similar to steel-cut oats or cream of wheat)

Enjoyed with cinnamon, a crumbled amazeball

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and tea ๐Ÿ™‚


Weโ€™re off to meet with the realtor and have the dadoo check out the place. He builds custom homes, so if thereโ€™s something wrong with it, heโ€™ll find it ๐Ÿ˜€ We just feel comfortable having him go through it before we continue the contract, negotiation, inspection, etc shebang. While weโ€™re there Iโ€™ll also take more pics to post.

After that, gym time and dinner at a friendโ€™s house!

See ya later today <3



Something to think:

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.

T.E. Lawrence

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  1. Congrats on your home purchase! And for not enduring the entire Hot Tub Time Machine movie. I did, and thats and hour and so of my life I’ll never get back. SOOOO bad.
    I noticed your Wicked mug right away too. We are seeing the touring show here in Vancouver on June 18th. Can’t wait! Have a great day.

  2. I love the blog post that you linked to. I agree that we all need to listen to our bodies and that it might take different things for different people to feel 100% healthy. I’m glad I read your blog because it inspires me to do what is right for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista says:

      that is exactly what i intend to do <3 different things work for different people and it's up to everyone to become educated, experiment and decide what's right for them.
      thank you so much for saying hi ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Haha. The same thing happens to me sometimes. At least you had a successful shopping trip!

  4. I LOVE Bucheron. So good.

  5. AH! I love Hot Tub Time Machine.

  6. Haha sometimes grocery shopping is my cardio for the day as well. And hey, I think all that heavy lifting of cans and produce counts as weight training too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I actually wanted to see that movie, but only b/c I love John Cusack. However, might have to skip it now. So excited you guys found a house, and I hope it all works out. Love knowing that you’re going to be in AZ permanently, and hopefully I can get in some Gina time next time we’re out there. We must meet at True Food as I have yet to go there. Looking forward to it…honestly, I’m about ready to book a flight to Phoenix right now…soooo missing the beautiful sunshine.

    • Fitnessista says:

      i hope so too- i’ve missed you and want to meet summer so badly! come and hang out anytime ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  8. i think i would cry if i had to watch hot tub time machine…not my type of silly movie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Hi Gina, I was wondering if you ever shop at the Food Conspiracy Co-Op in Tucson. Co-ops usually sell the same products as Whole Foods, but it is so much better to shop from a place that is owned by it’s customer’s and not by a large corporation.

    • Fitnessista says:

      i’ve never heard of it- where is it located?

      • North 4th Avenue? I don’t even live in Arizona but I know about all these co-ops cause I work at one and they list all the other ones on a poster at my work. I really recommend checking it out. Co-ops do a lot to support each of their city’s community and the local farms that surround them. It is owned by the customers who decide to buy a share of the store for $180. So they aren’t all about profit, just about providing a place for the community to buy healthful foods. All of their produce is organic and about 80% of it is always local.

  10. As another recent gluten-free girl, I love brown rice cereal. Try with banana, cinnamon and walnuts and vanilla rice milk. Yum! Oooh or coconut and cacao nibs … now I’m hungry

  11. i’m so excited for you guys about the house! i hope all works out when your dad takes a look at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I bought whole wheat farina from Trader Joe’s yesterday morning and had it for breakfast this morning. Delicious. I’ll have to try the brown rice one!

  13. I agree about Hot Tub Time Machine. It was def. a guy movie.

  14. I give Hot Tub Time Machine two thumbs down. Thanks for the review on the BR Farina I saw it last time was has at the Wholey Place and was super curious. Growing up, I loved farina. My mom served it on a plate so it would cool down faster because I couldn’t wait to eat it!

  15. Julie S. says:

    Oh, I HATE it when I’m all set for a good workout & something thwarts it!! Grrrr…

    “Hot Tub Time Machine” didn’t do it for me either.

    I REALLY hope you get your house! Good luck!

  16. is that a real movie!? april fools? what?

  17. I did the exact same thing… turned off “The Hot Tub Time Machine” after just 10 min or so. And I barely ever do that, I usually will watch just about anything! Hated it…

  18. I think the grocery store is a perfectly legitimate place for cardio ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the quote at the end of the post, very thought-provoking!

  19. I am a huge fan of the brown rice farina! Love that stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

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