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More of a good thing

Hey! How are you guys?? Iโ€™m doing bueno over here. So much laundry and boo for unpacking! The only woes of vacation ๐Ÿ˜‰

I karate-kicked my inbox for a while

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And had a breakfast I havenโ€™t had in far too longโ€ฆ cereal!

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Fiberlicious.

That is my all-time favorite cereal from Trader Joeโ€™s.. itโ€™s so good with almond milk, banana and goji berries

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I had two servings, since theyโ€™re only 80 cals each.

With an egg white puff covered in red chili flakes:

MY OTHER RECIPES


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Delish.

I started on the laundry pile, heated up the yoga room (itโ€™s waiting for me!), did some work on the computer, and then had a snack.

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A glorious sludge with almond milk, Sun Warrior protein (my tub is almost empty!) and spirulina.

A few of yaโ€™ll asked what kind of Spirulina I useโ€ฆ.

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Itโ€™s Earthrise (but Iโ€™m sure many brands are fine) and I picked it up when I was in OKC for culinary school

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I also take a probiotic since I donโ€™t consume very much dairy

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And a Trader Joeโ€™s prenatal โ€“ I like these better than the ones the base gave me

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Itโ€™s a good idea to take prenatals 6 months to a year before you plan to, you know ๐Ÿ˜‰ *Always check with a doc before adding supplements into your diet. Getting too much of something can be as harmful as getting too little, so itโ€™s always good to make sure.

Well Iโ€™m off to walk little Bella โ€“Viesa is still at the kennel and the pilot is going to pick her up on his way home- practice yoga, then go to the gym for my training appointments.

Iโ€™m making red quinoa and shrimp for dinner ๐Ÿ˜€

See you tonight!

xoxo,

Gina

Todayโ€™s workout jam: โ€œGive it Up to Meโ€ by Shakira (feat Lil Wayne)

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60 Comments

  1. rhodeygirl on January 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Oh I didn’t know you should start taking prenatal vitamins early! Thanks for the info!!!!

  2. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on January 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I remember a long time ago, someone telling me to take spirillina… maybe i should check it out again!!

    Yay for prenatal vitamins you and the pilot will make cute babies I bet!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Allison on January 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    prenatal vitamins early? thats cool.
    So that means theres going to be another one of you or the pilot running around in the somewhat nearer future?!!

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      mayhaps ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet on January 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    That is my fave TJs cereal, too! Also love Twigs, Flakes and Clusters!

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      the twigs, flakes and clusters is AMAZING!

  5. Marissa on January 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I take spriluna too!

  6. The Hot and Fit on January 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Just did Yoga myself – but no heated room involved! Was still awesome!!!

    Have a great day!

  7. Sana on January 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    heheh I love baby talk ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. chocolate-covered Katie on January 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hey pretty lady!
    Ohmigosh I am so excited to hear that you have kinds in your future… even if it’s a while away. How cool of a mom will you be?!?! (Answer: the coolest!)

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      thank you lovely ๐Ÿ˜€
      xoxo

  9. Deirdre on January 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Don’t know when its gonna happen for ya, but you and the pilot are gonna have freakishly attractive children. I mean, look at you two!

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      hahaah! thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen on January 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    your future kiddos are lucky to have a mommy who is looking out for them before they’re ever here ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m stealing your heated yoga room idea soon…we have a guest room that’s just screaming for something to be done in it!

  11. Jenna on January 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hey there! That’s exciting news that you’ll be “you know :)” in the next six months to a year! I’m moving in with my boyfriend this summer, but it’s a start!

    Also, I just wanted to let you know that your blog has inspired me to start my own (http://eatinggreenstayinglean.blogspot.com/)…hopefully it’ll lead to me being more accountable for what I”m eating, how much I’m exercising, and I’ll learn some things along the way.

    Thanks again! Can’t wait for the spring workout on the 18th!

    <3

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      hey jenna!
      thank you so much! i can’t wait to check out your blog ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. brittney on January 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Is red quinoa more nutritious than white? I just got on the quinoa train, and I am loving the ride. I sub it in for oatmeal in the morning. Yum time.

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      i don’t think so- i’ve never tried red quinoa, and usually just have the regular one. i think they’re equal ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Kat on January 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Question – in your opinion, what is the best-tasting protein powder to use? I generally use it either mixed in shakes (sludges) or oatmeal (and b’fast cookies!).

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      best tasting: designer whey
      most nutritious: nutribiotic or sun warrior

  14. Paige (Running Around Normal) on January 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Oooh, how exciting to hear you’re *beginning* to think about – you know! I can totally see you being one spectack mom ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for spirulina rec!

  15. Babycakes on January 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Yay for BABIES! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lauren (Biochemista) on January 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Hey gina!!

    Where do you buy your gogi berries? Are they dried berries? I’m def gonna try that cereal combo cause I LOVE the one other one you recommended (Apple, kashi, cinnamon, and almond milk) ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. susan on January 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    WARNING… super lame question coming your way!! haha

    your egg white PUFFS always look so yummy… how do you make them a PUFF ??

    my egg skills are subpar, no question about it!

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

      just spray a glass bowl with nonstick spray, add the egg (or egg whites) and microwave for about a minute to a minute and a half. super easy!

  18. Erin on January 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I’m a new-ish reader…you are so inspiring! It seems like you really know how to balance healthy eats with treats; your blog is so fun to read! Question…how do you make your egg white puffs? Any special cooking technique or just like an omelette?

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      hi erin!
      welcome to my little blog ๐Ÿ˜€
      they’re super easy to make- just spray a glass bowl with nonstick spray, add the egg (or egg whites) and microwave for about a minute to a minute and a half.

  19. Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) on January 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Yay for babies! You two will be the coolest parents of the block!

  20. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on January 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    You’ve probably answered this before but how do you make those super cute egg puffs??

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      just spray a glass bowl with nonstick spray, add the egg (or egg whites) and microwave for about a minute to a minute and a half

  21. Krista on January 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    You sure caught my attention with the prenatal vitamins!!! Baby making is fun stuff, no? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on January 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Yay for TJ’s cereal! I also love the organic high fiber o’s.

  23. Colleen on January 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I hope this isn’t too personal (if it is please don’t feel bad for not responding!) Do you have any problems with the iron in your prenatals? I talked to my Dr. about it (because I was having some pretty bad constipation despite my super-clean diet and tons of water), and he recommended that I take Super B-Complex vitamins instead. He said they do the same thing for you minus the iron. My husband and I have been married for almost five years, so babies are not too far away (oh that’s a happy/scary/exciting thought!), but I don’t know if I’ll have to go back to the iron once we do get to that point. I heard pregnancy can be constipating enough, haha.

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm

      haha i’ve had no prob with pre-natals. i also eat a ridiculous amount of fruits and veggies (fiber) though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Tina on January 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m new to reading your blog and the baby making part caught my eye ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, in addition to your balanced approach to living and mention of Valdosta (I live in GA). Hubs & I will be working on baby #2 sometime this year so I love to hear about others either with families or looking to start one. It’s so rewarding! Have a great day!

  25. thelittlegirl on January 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    OMG – reading your little hint by writing about prenatal vitamins just made me smile sooo much right now. WOW! I really hope that I can post something about prenatal vitamins by the end of next year. – You know, I read your blog for more than 1 year – and this is the first time I comment on your posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on January 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    are you guys planning to conceive sometime soon!?? If you are supposed to take these 6 months to a year before trying to have a baby then I need to start popping these things too! only problem is that multi vitamins make me literally sick. I get a stomach ache every time I take them. any tips on preventing that?

  27. Dee on January 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Where did you buy the glass straw?

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      glass dharma ๐Ÿ˜€ check out their website- i think you can order them online

  28. Christina on January 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I love your flower dish! Your egg puff looks so cute on there ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Lexi on January 12, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love TJ’s high fiber cereal! And I’m having shrimp tonight for dinner too ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the vaca!

  30. Mama Pea on January 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I have that same spirulina in tablet form. I also still take prenatals, even though I’m done on the kid front. I just find they are really balanced wonderful vitamins for all women!

  31. Janna (Just Flourishing) on January 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Oh my goodness! Prenatal vitamins! This is so exciting! I don’t want to get ahead of myself but… totally agree with everyone when they say what an amazing mama you’re gunna be!

    Must try TJ’s cereal. Looks just like something i would love!

  32. BethT @ Pretty By The Bay on January 12, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I take those same prenatals…you know…just in case…

    *secretly hoping for a blogworld pregnancy buddy if and when “just in case” becomes reality*

  33. Megan on January 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Okay…I just caught up w/ your blog and BURST out laughing to lots of weird looks at work at the thought of people being like…”umm you’re eating a lot. you must be preggo.”

  34. Courtney on January 12, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Did I remember hearing about a Winter Shape Up in the works? I know it takes lots of time for you to create, but I’m definitely looking forward to it!

  35. Kelly Michelle on January 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for remembering about the spirulina. I almost bought that kind but got a different less expensive one that still stretched my budget, I hope its still good though :/

    post that dinner asap so I can make it tonight too ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Sara on January 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Red quinoa?! Why haven’t I ever seen that? Sounds glorious- I’m also a fan of Bhutanese red rice!

  37. Pure2Raw Twins on January 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Looks like you had a good trip! We have tons of laundry to as well, not fun! Thanks for your support with our marathon ๐Ÿ™‚ Sure wish we got to see you in Orlando, hopefully another time! Red quinoa is sooo good!

  38. MissIndie on January 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Hey fitnessista,
    Just found your blog (You cant hind from me lol). Would love to subscribe… but when I click on the ‘Subscribe’ link, it just takes me back to the homepage ๐Ÿ™
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you xoxo

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      that’s so weird- someone else had that problem earlier, too but when i clicked it, it worked. what web browser do you use??

  39. Lauren on January 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I have this cereal in my pantry waiting to be opened. Now I can’t wait to try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on January 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      you will LOVE it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. Jaclyn on January 13, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Gina,
    next time you are at trader joes you HAVE to try their soy and flax clusters cereal… its sooooo good. i haven’t tried this kind before, but ive also tried their high fiber cereal w/ dried cranberries and walnuts and it’s yum too ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Fitnessista on January 13, 2010 at 8:03 am

      yum! good to know, thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  41. Jenna on January 13, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Cereal looks good!

  42. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now on January 13, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    What a cute egg white puff! I was going to ask you how you made it, but saw you already answered. Sounds easy so I may have to try.

  43. Jamie on January 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I LOOOVE ‘Give it Up to Me’ – you have good taste in music ๐Ÿ˜‰

  44. Christina on January 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Hi!

    I was wondering how you do your egg puffs?

    • Fitnessista on January 13, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      microwave in a glass bowl sprayed with olive oil for about a minute and a half

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