National Margarita Day + Meals and fitness

Hi friends! Happy Sunday, and Happy National Margarita Day. I’m never really into those national food holidays… unless they include chocolate or cocktails. 😉

The Pilot and I enjoyed this sweet and spicy concoction last night:

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Frozen strawberries with a jalapeño-infused honey simple syrup, fresh lime, triple sec, and tequila.

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Quite the fiesta in your face. 😉

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!

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Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita
Serves 1
A sweet and spicy twist on the classic 'rita.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. For the jalapeño-infused simple syrup: (you will have enough for at least two margaritas, but feel free to double it!)
  2. 1/4 cup honey
  3. 1/4 cup water
  4. 1 jalapeño, sliced
For the margarita
  1. .75 oz (1/2 shot) tequila
  2. .75 oz triple sec
  3. 1.5 oz jalapeño simple syrup (recipe below)
  4. Juice of one lime
  5. 1 cup frozen strawberries
  1. To make the simple syrup, combine the honey and water in a small pot on high heat. Whisk well as the liquid heats up. Once it starts to bubble, remove from heat, and add the jalapeño. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Next, blend the margarita ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately and garnish with a slice of lime.
  1. Tip: make extra simple syrup to store and have on hand!
The Fitnessista

I took some time yesterday to put together our meal plan and start to prep for the week.

Here’s what’s on the menu:


Grill chicken for salads

Make tempeh bacon (I’ve been seriously hankering for some)

Make grain-free chocolate chip muffins

Try making homemade fruit snacks for Liv 🙂


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Chicken enchiladas with cauliflower Mexican rice and black beans

Slow cooker healthy hearty chili

Broccoli, chicken and rice casserole

The “crunch” chopped salad

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Nothing too crazy happening on the fitness front. Since I’ve been traveling, I’ve missed a couple of weeks of flamenco- getting back into it this week!

Sunday: Core40

Monday: Teach BODYPUMP and teach spin

Tuesday: Flamenco (I consider it active recovery since I’m still a beginner and still learning technique. Things like this are far away haha.)

Wednesday: Teach spin + Barre

Thursday: OFF

Friday: Teach BODYPUMP

Saturday: Teach Zumba

Are you planning and prepping for the week? What’s your fitness schedule looking like? Hope you have a happy and relaxing Sunday!


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  1. My fitness schedule for the next few days is pretty much nonexistent: I’m taking lots of rest and planning on trying some meditation 🙂

  2. That marg looks amazing 🙂 I love that you spiced it up with jalapeno!

  3. I’m grilling the Pilot”s turkey burgers & veggies today since it’s supposed to be 78 today! Going for a long walk later and worked out on my total gym this morning. I’m excited to cook up some recipes from your book this week!

  4. Hi Gina! Yummy margarita recipe! I’m taking a rest day, but am teaching a bootcamp this morning (which doesn’t require me to do the work). Looks like you’ve got a good plan for the week. I’ll be teaching some BODYPUMP, some BODYATTACK, taking yoga and maybe doing one other weights session. Have a great day!

  5. I’m so excited to see this jalapeno margarite racipe – I had them for the first time at the super hard to get into La Esquina restaurant in NYC and I was obsessed! I can’t wait to give these a try.

    Happy Sunday!
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  6. Weirdly, I’ve been craving tempeh too this past week after I saw some in a health food shop – and totally kicking myself for not picking it up now! Checking out that tempeh bacon recipe now for when I do get some… 😉

  7. Happy Margarita day!! What a creative recipe. I think I’ll make a similar version for our little Oscar watch party 🙂 I don’t have any strawberries so I think I’ll try subbing frozen peaches!

  8. Woo those margaritas sound amazing!

  9. Holy yum. Settling in to watch the awards show tonight!

  10. That Margherita is an incredible colour! I would love to try flamenco dancing, I used to do salsa and I wasn’t too great at it but it was so much fun! My fitness routine just involves listening to my body while I’m on holiday, I keep it regular but unplanned which works for me! 🙂

  11. That strawberry margarita looks delicious! When I was last in Spain I was lucky enough to see live flamenco dancing. I remember leaving amazed that night. They’re truly incredible dancers.

  12. It’s national MARGARITA DAY?!?!? I like this news… 🙂 And it’s Oscar Day… A trip to the store is in order.

    Also, I’m getting ready to repeat WSU. Thanks again for all the hard work you’ve put into it. I really appreciate it and I know everyone else does, too!

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you so much, friend! loved your shape up checkins as usual 🙂 you always make me want bangs again! let me know if you try the margs.

  13. Yay for an excuse to drink a delicious marg.!
    Nothing out of the ordinary on my fitness agenda…BodyPump, Body Attack, Shred, all good things 🙂

  14. Yummm! That marg sounds wonderful!

  15. Mmm margaritas! I’m glad you and the Pilot enjoyed!

  16. I spent 1.5 hours cross-country skiing and 1 hr snowshoeing yesterday (at a balmy 0 degrees!), so I am going to make today rest day and then repeat the winter shape-up!
    I loved this year’s shape-up (though I always do), so I’m looking forward to going through another round.

  17. Your blog has got me and my boyfriend into meal-prepping every week–I love it! I crafted our weekly meal plan over the weekend, it includes a shrimp and veggie stirfry over quinoa, healthy baked ziti (with almond meal instead of cheese), and quinoa stuffed acorn sqaush with beet and feta salad. I’m really looking forward to this week’s meals. Also repeating Week 1 of WSU this week!

  18. Cassie Terrell says:

    This sounds delicious! I love that you include the random treat and cocktail recipes in with all the healthy goods! It’s a great reminder that health is all about balance and not all or nothing 😀

  19. How did I miss this National holiday? Fail! These look great!

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