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“May I please photograph your bird?”

“Sure thing, honey. Let’s step into the sunlight.”

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That pink squawking bird was one of the many fun animals at the famer’s market this morning!
It was bumpin’

 farmers market

Usually the selection is a little better on Sundays but the rows of pesticide-free local produce stole my heart.

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I came home with a bagful of salad and juicing goodness Open-mouthed smile

Earlier this morning, I taught the complimentary weekend class at lululemon- BOOTCAMP! It made me remember how much I missed teaching bootcamp- it was a blasty. My thighs will definitely be talking to me tomorrow Winking smile

Some random eats:

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Sun Warrior oats to-go

Veg and hummus snack:

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I’m off to grab some dinner since I had an early lunch, but I hope you all have a lovely night!!

MY OTHER RECIPES


xoox

Gina

Something to do: Check out these beautiful bracelets:

bracelet

Our manager gave us each one this morning- they’re made out of recycled paper than women in Uganda turn into beads. It’s an entrepreneurial environment and 100% of the net profits go directly to the communities. For more info, check out BeadForLife

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54 Comments

  1. Jackie @ Baking Charms on January 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Ahh I am so jealous of your farmers market – it is just too cold here 🙁

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on January 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I wish it were still warm enough here to have a Farmer’s Market open. Ours close at the end of October. There is something so fun about bootcamps. I need to find a local one pronto.

  3. hippierunner on January 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Aww what a beautiful cockatoo! I used to have a few.

  4. SaraK on January 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I got two of the necklaces for Christmas! They are so cool.

  5. Madison W. on January 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I just saw your post on the bracelets and signed up to have a bead party! It sounds like an awesome idea and I am excited to hopefully sell some pieces at a party in Feb.!! What an awesome cause!

  6. CathyK on January 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    you’ve had a great day, gina!
    love the bracelet – fantastic when organizations help others help themselves…in my city, there is a store, Ten Thousand Villages, that sells products made by people in underpriviledged circumstances overseas…win-win when we can support these organizations with our shopping choices!

  7. Mandy (theamazonprincess) on January 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    That’s very cool about the bracelets. I’m looking at their online store now… 🙂

  8. Kath on January 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Beads For Life!! I have a ton of their stuff my mom has gotten from our church sales!

  9. Allison @ Food For Healing on January 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    oh my i would LOVE to go to a farmers market like the ones you go to.

    those bracelets are super cool!

  10. Jillian on January 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I just bought 5 bracelets for some of my girlfriends at work. Wish I had heard about Beads for Life before Christmas! Thanks for the great link.

  11. mindy @ just a one girl revolution. on January 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    One of my friends went to Uganda last year and brought me back one of their necklaces! I get so many compliments on it (and it’s even better that it’s such a great cause!).

  12. Katelyn on January 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I wish it was warm enough here to actually enjoy the farmer’s market! We have one that’s open in the winter, but it is indoors and pretty small:( You’re a lucky duck!

    p.s. I have one of those bracelets, such a great cause!!

  13. Ashley on January 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Those bracelets are so cool. I wish there was a farmers market here for me to go too. I’m jealous of that sunshine.

  14. mi-an dela cruz on January 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    awesome you taught bootcamp! i heart bootcamp classes. i go twice a week! have a great night!

  15. Leah on January 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I just got one of those bracelets for Christmas and I love it!

  16. Tabi on January 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    HAHAHA —> “May I please photograph your bird?” 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      hahah if that’s not random, i don’t know what is. the lady was very nice though 🙂

  17. Kristina @ Life as Kristina on January 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    How I wish our farmers market was longer than 2 months out of the year!-you are so lucky!!!

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on January 22, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Bird sightings and farmer’s markets…kind of go hand in hand. A little funky and random action it sounds like!

    I love the farmer’s market pics!

    And I love the bracelets. I hope the women are actually really getting the money. One can only hope in karma that their lives are truly being helped. I think it’s awesome and so cool of your mgr to support women.

    As women, it’s so important to support each other. Thank you for the reminder 🙂

  19. Ali on January 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    lululemon…love it!!!!
    And boot camp…wish I had time, or at least I wish I could find a babysitter 🙂
    You rock!

  20. caronae on January 22, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Farmer’s market is the bestest! And the birdie is super cute. 🙂

  21. Sana on January 22, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    That is a purty bird! I loveee teaching bootcamp! too much fun!

  22. Errign on January 22, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    My office on campus sold BeadsforLife as a fundraiser last year. I think they are SO cool & such a great project.

  23. Christin@purplebirdblog on January 23, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I love that bracelet.. beautiful and for a wonderful cause… doesn’t get much better than that!!

  24. ashley@quasichick on January 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Beautiful bracelet! I love Farmer’s Market..I think I am addicted to them (if thats possible).

  25. Namaste Gurl on January 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Huge bummer I missed my farmer’s market this morning, as you reminded me of it since you were good and went to yours! 🙂
    Have a good evening!

  26. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 23, 2011 at 1:12 am

    My mom just bought me one of those bracelets… I love it! Mine’s blue 🙂

  27. Jem on January 23, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I really wish we had consistent farmers markets here.. I feel like I’m missing out on so much! The pesticide-free vegetables look so fresh!

  28. Courtney @ the granola chronicles on January 23, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I have those beads! They were a gift from my mother-in-law! Such a cool thing.

  29. Holly on January 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Silly question… but how did you get the seeds out of your cucumbers? Is it a special tool or just spooned out?

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

      i just use a spoon and scrape them out

  30. Dee on January 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Your farmer’s market looks so fun! And sunny!

    How pretty are those beads?

  31. Brittany on January 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    So jealous of your outdoor farmer’s market 🙂
    I live in Colorado so the winter season is quite devoid of farmer’s markets- there is one, but it is indoors and the fresh produce is pretty scant.

  32. Heather (Heather's Dish) on January 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

    that bracelet is stunning…one of my friends actually volunteers to go overseas and teach those amazing women how to make things like that. awesome, right? 🙂

  33. Devan on January 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Gorgeous photos!!
    your oats look deeeelish

  34. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on January 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    ah, the benefits of living in a warm environment. mine farmers market is closed for the season. and we don’t have parrots. 🙂

  35. Runeatrepeat on January 23, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I haven’t been to the Farmer’s Market in the longest time! I gotta get there asap 🙂

  36. Elyse Guest on January 23, 2011 at 11:13 am

    What a gorgeous cockatoo!! I have a Hahns Macaw and people always stop me to see it lol! I don’t mind though!

  37. Ashley @ the fit academic on January 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Hey – I didn’t know lululemon did complimentary classes on Saturdays!? I’m local, so I definitely would’ve come to your boot camp! Give us a heads up next time & I’ll put it in my planner : )

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      i totally will! 🙂

  38. Jess@atasteofconfidence on January 23, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The idea of those bracelets is amazing! I love them.

  39. Katherine: Unemployed on January 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

    is that bird sitting directly on someone’s hand? crazy!

    • Elyse Guest on January 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      I have a Hahns Macaw and my bird goes wherever I go in the house. She either follows me by stepping on my shoulder or my hand 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      she was walking around with it on her shoulder!

  40. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on January 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Ahhh I’m so jealous of #1) your amazing weather, and 2) the farmer’s market!! I can’t wait till ours reopens again. Looks like a gorgeous day! 🙂

  41. Moni'sMeals on January 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

    cool bracelets!

    I love the farmers market, no bird at mine. haha!

  42. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    This post is making me so excited for our farmers market to open again. Spring cannot get here fast enough!!

  43. Amy on January 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Oooh! My mom gave me one of those bracelets for Christmas. I love it!! I have one with mostly pink beads and it is sooooo pretty!

  44. Kathie @ Frugal, Fit and Fabulous on January 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    ohh, such a pretty bracelet!

  45. Kara on January 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Your farmer’s market looks so much better than anything I’ve seen before…and I live in farmland now! 🙂

  46. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on January 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    This makes me think of the weird guy walking around my old apartment complex with a bird on his shoulder. Bird at the farmers market = cool/cute. Bird on some random guy’s shoulder = creepy. 🙂

    I love the bracelet! I bookmarked the site for future gift ideas. I want to try their shea lip balm, too!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  47. Gill (snaxandthecity) on January 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    cute bracelet! I am officially envious of both your sun and your farmer’s markets 🙂

  48. Stephanie on January 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for a fantastic blog! I’m a newcomer to your party, and I’ve spent a good chunk of the weekend reading old blog entries. I’m very jealous of your warm weather and your farmer’s market. It’s so cold here that my car wouldn’t start this morning. Oh well, if nothing else, Winter makes me really appreciate the Spring! Thanks again…can’t wait to keep reading.

    • Fitnessista on January 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      thank you so much for reading 🙂 hope to *see* you around more often! xoxo

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