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Full of cheer up in herre

Naked blog: Usually the bloggy has a fun header, but it disappeared this weekend when we updated WordPress and I’m the process of getting ahold of Zesty to get it back up. :/ My bloggy is not usually naked like this 🙁

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Hey guys! Happy Monday! 😀 How’s your morning going??

Mine is feeling extra festive because we got our tree up

christmastree

(Jeni and I are going to Hizzle Lizzle for the finishing touches and some more decorations for the casa…. I’ll post pics when everything is done!)

and I’m sipping this lovely gingerbread tea

gingertea

Too bad the high is going to be 80* today 😉

MY OTHER RECIPES


Chances are that I’ll actually get to see a white Christmas this year—we’re going with the pilot’s family to Gatlinburg, TN. I was a little frightened at firsts (hello, ghosts) but after some friends and Tweeps told me it was really nice, I’m actually kind of excited 😀 The only white Christmas I’ve had was when I was two in Tucson and had the chicken pox. Pretty sure that doesn’t count 😉

Yesterday was kind of lazy.. and it felt sooooo nice 😀

Lunch was noteworthy:

pumpkinshake

Pumpkin pie shake

-1.5 cups almond milk

-2/3 cup canned organic pumpkin

-1 banana

-1/2 cup frozen Thai coconut meat

-pumpkin pie spice

-2 packs of Stevia

-pinch of sea salt and 1 t vanilla extract

-1 T almond butter

All blended in the Vita-mixalicious into pure pumpkiny justice.

I had two training appointments yesterday- one with a new client that I’m so excited to work with. She was like, “I’ll do whatever you want me to, eat however you want me to, I just want to get rid of this baby weight and be SEXY again”. A trainer’s dream 😀 I LOVE love love when clients are motivated and don’t care if they have to change their eating habits… because some people fight it, big time and want to lose a ton of weight without losing their daily bucket of fried chicken. Doesn’t quite work that way….

The pilot got B2W while we were out running yuletide errands, so I made a quick dinner at the casa as we decorated.

Greek-style salad:

greeksalad

Cucumber, kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, bell pepper, parsley, oregano, olive oil and red wine vinegar

I took a couple of bites and realized it was missing something

wgoatcheese

Goat cheese! Much better 😀

And bnut fries with Annie’s ketchup

fries

I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of those things. They taste like McDonald’s fries to me. At least what I would imagine McDonald’s fries to taste like.. it’s been about 8 years since I’ve had a “real” fry. Do I miss them? Not at all 😀

Plan for the day:

-Make blond macaroons

-Clean

-Go to gym to make orientation phone calls and appointments

-Practice Zumba dances

-Write

-Weights and Hobby Lobby with Jeni

-Teach Zumba

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo,

Gina

Today’s tip: One of the major reasons that people fall into plateaus is because of boredom, especially when it comes to workouts and meals. Shake things up a little! For new workout moves, check out the workout page. For new meal ideas, pick up a new cookbook- it’s the easiest way for me to make sure we don’t keep eating the same old things. Another one of my favorite places to get healthy recipes is the Canyon Ranch website. You have to register, but it’s fast and painless, and then you’ll have access to a multitude of delicious and healthy recipes.

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70 Comments

  1. Stephanie on November 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Gatlinburg, while a bit touristy is really fun. Pancake pantry is amazing for breakfast.

  2. geetha on November 18, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Hi Gina,
    Thanks for such a prompt reply..i’m amazed at how well u manage time :)and pack in so much to do in a day.
    I feel miserable about gaining all this weight. I think i’m gonna do the SB and introduce the good carbs/ grains that way after the 2 weeks. Is there any good advice u can give me for doing SB. I’ve done it a few times in the past, but never followed it up for more than a month. Did u ever get bored eating protein (chicken, fish, eggs, Cottage cheese)in SB?…any tips to survive SB…like cooking chicken over the weekend..etc. What was the 1st thing u added after the 1st 2 weeks and did u add new items every week or every two weeks?…could u please tell me the things u added in the sequence u did.
    Can’t wait to get to a better weight and maintain a healthy routine. Hey i too love shrimps…aren’t they the tastiest thing on this planet..they are real babies.
    Have a good restful night! 🙂

  3. geetha on November 19, 2009 at 10:40 am

    after a day on SB, i’m not sure about it. Maybe just watch my calories upto 1500. See. I’m confused…i don’t know what to stick to. arrrghh!!!its frustrating.

    • Fitnessista on November 19, 2009 at 11:05 am

      DONT think about calories! think about what you’re eating.. is there a good balance of all the food groups? is it natural whole food, untouched by a factory?? are you eating lots of veggies?? that’s all that matters 🙂

  4. mts on November 20, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    You must stay in the mountains when you come to Gatlinburg. Christmas just isn’t the same without waking up to one of the most breathtaking views. Cabinsforyou.com has a good selection.

    • Fitnessista on November 20, 2009 at 5:10 pm

      we are staying in a cabin! and i’m scared, haha

    • Fitnessista on November 20, 2009 at 5:10 pm

      we are staying in a cabin! and i’m scared, haha

  5. Reuben Powell on May 11, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Chicken pox is one hell of a nasty disease, it ruined my flawless skin a couple of years ago..’`

  6. Tilly Holmes on May 11, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Chicken pox is one hell of a nasty disease, it ruined my flawless skin a couple of years ago.;-‘

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