1000 Chatarungas

Hi friends 🙂

How are you? Hope you’re having a peaceful and glorious Sunday morning.

I’ve kinda been in a funk all weekend.

I couldn’t figure out what it was, because I was beyond exhausted and a little (lot) cranky, even though I was managing my to-do’s fairly well, eating and working out the same as usual.

Then I put my finger on it:


I haven’t practiced yoga in almost two weeks.

So this morning, I laid out my mat and got down to biznazz. Since there aren’t any am classes super close by and I’m meeting the fam for b-fast in a little while, I went back to my old podcast ways. When we lived in Valdosta, land of no yoga studios, I did a yoga podcast almost every day in my “yoga room”- a la Tim Gunn, I made it work.

Today’s podcast was a 60-minute Power Yoga class led by Mark White. He owns MBody yoga, which is my fave studio in Jacksonville.


1000 chatarungas was just what the doctor ordered 🙂


So last night, I helped my bro look at cars (no winners yet), and then hit up a party at a family friend’s casa.


There were at least 20 cars out in the street!

I knew there would be a TON of food,


(one of the many food tables)

but wasn’t sure how many options I’d have, so I picked up some BJs gluten-free pizzas.


Mine had onions, olives, mushrooms and artichoke hearts and I adored every.single.bite 🙂

Pizza buddies:


(with Meg!)

I also had a cup of the Tucson deliciousness that is Eegee’s:


This month’s flavor is lime. I’m not usually a lime fan, but it was ridiculously amazing.

It was also very exciting to see Spotty- he’s 11 years old and I knew him before Bella was even a twinkle in my eye 🙂


After the party, I came back to the casa, got (almost) caught up on emails, and did what I’m sure most girls do at midnight on a Saturday night:

made amazeballs 🙂


I’m off to b-fast with the fam! Afterwards, my dad and I going to look at houses and take video to send the Pilot. SO exciting 😀

See ya this afternoon!



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  1. Erika @ FoodFitnessFun on March 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Sounds like an amazing night to me! The food looks delish! 🙂

  2. Michelle C on March 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Spotty is so cute!!! Have fun looking at houses. It must be SO exciting!

  3. Carolyn on March 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    All I want to do right now is hug and snuggle with Spotty. I need more furry friends in my life. Great job funkbusting with yoga!

  4. Katie~ Run For The Bikini on March 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Whenever I get in a funk I usually realize I haven’t done my stress releasing, stair running workout (with pumping beats) in a week or two. Exercise is such a great mind clearer/mood booster!!

  5. Ashley @ the fit academic on March 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Have fun looking at houses – so exciting!!!

  6. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on March 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Good luck with house hunting! I am so excited that you get to stay in Tucson 🙂

  7. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland on March 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I love that about yoga especially hot yoga. Yoga cleanses the soul!

  8. Lindsey @ SoundEats on March 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    So excited for your house hunt! Let me know how it goes and when the guest room’s ready for me. 😉

  9. Pam on March 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Good luck with the house stuff Gina! Glad you ended up figuring out what was bothering you and got your yoga on! 🙂

  10. Ashley on March 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Sounds like a great night! I cook and clean at midnight. For some reason I can’t bring myself to clean during the day. I think I’m going to hit up the podcasts for when I’m at school.

  11. Natalia - a side of simple on March 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    A weekend of gluten free pizza, friends, and family? Sounds like a good one to me!!

  12. Ari @ ThE DiVa DiSH on March 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve never sone a yoga podcast. I’ll have to check them out. I also didn’t know u could get GF pizza from BJs! Good to know 🙂 glad u have had a good weekend so far!

  13. Karen on March 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    What site do you like to use for your podcasts?

  14. rebecca lustig on March 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    good luck today!!!

  15. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on March 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I have no idea why i’ve never tried amazeballs before. I just read the recipe… these will be happening in about 0.5 seconds. 🙂

  16. Samantha on March 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Omg what kind of dog is Spotty? I think he is the cutest I have ever seen!

  17. Aubrey on March 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I had a lime/pina colada eegee yesterday, so good!!

  18. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Spotty is so adorable!

    Have fun looking at houses — every once in a while Jason and I get the itch to sell our house and look for something else — hitting up open houses is a nice way to spend a weekend day 🙂

  19. Katie on March 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Making Amazeballs would be a super sweet saturday night to ; ) I wish I did steal one from you when i was with you! I will have to make my own soon !

    Yay for house hunting today!!! Im excited!!! Love ya girl! xoxo

  20. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on March 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Happy house hunting!! 🙂

  21. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness of Life on March 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Word. Sometimes 1000 chararungas is all you need!

  22. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness of Life on March 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Word. Sometimes 1000 chatarungas is all you need!

  23. Christin@purplebirdblog on March 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Love that spotty face! And 1000 chatarungas sound just about right… gonna have to bust out my mat after I make a bazillion flashcards to study for a big test next week!

  24. Kathy on March 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Gina! Just wondering what kind of food processor you own and if you would recommend it? Mine broke recently so I’m looking for a replacement – thanks!

  25. Namaste Gurl on March 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Your so right- you can find me in front of the food processor, waiting patiently, grinning for wholemade nut butter or goodness 🙂 Have a good day!

  26. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on March 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Yoga makes EVERYTHING better! That pupperoo is too cute, have fun video making!!

  27. Little Bookworm on March 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Spotty looks adorable! Good luck with looking at houses!

  28. LauraJayne on March 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve been feeling totally worn down too – and I think my yoga-light month of February might totally be a part of the problem. I’m taking a class tonight!

  29. Molly @ the F-spot on March 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I just linked to your Amazeballz recipe on my blog last night. I can’t get enough of them!!

    It’s a rainy day here in San Francisco. I’m planning for a little yoga this afternoon myself. Have a great day!

  30. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    very exciting!
    i want some amazeballz, you should send me some.. and some ‘roons K? thanks 😛

  31. Courtney on March 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    You have bangs! 🙂 Your hair is so pretty …

  32. sarah (sarah learns) on March 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    i love that you made amazeballs in the middle of the night! 🙂 hope looking at houses goes well today!

  33. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on March 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Was it really 1000 chatarungas?! That’s insane!!! I’d be so freaking sore the day after a session like that.

  34. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Have fun looking at houses! Chatarungas are amazing….I totally love that 🙂

  35. The Pilot on March 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Ha, little Spotty is giving Bell a run for her money on the ol’ puppy dog eyes look. Can’t wait to see you, baby! Love, me

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      you have no idea. hurry up, mmm k?
      love you <3

  36. joelle on March 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Making amazaballs right Now! And raw granola

  37. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    So glad you got your yoga on! Yes, it’s amazing what some yoga can do for the body, mind, and spirit! I love that 1st picture. So soothing and calm. Great shot!

    Artichoke hearts on pizza, sign me up!

    And a great party with friends, food, and fun times on a Sat nite..that’s what I’m talking about! Glad you had fun! 🙂

  38. mi-an dela cruz on March 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    2 weeks of no yoga is so cray cray! i go without 2-3 days and i’m dying… so glad you got your 1000 chaturangas in! 🙂 vision board partay was a blast last nite! ended the night with yoga poses photo montage. now i’m off to sun salutation workshop! happy sunday! xx

  39. Alexandra on March 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    can you PLEASE tell me how you blow dry/style your bangs? They always look great. Mine are a struggle.

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      i actually have a trick but it’s hard to type- maybe a video?

      • Jessica @ Jessica Balances on March 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm

        I would also like to know how you get your hair looking so fabulous. 🙂

      • Alexandra on March 7, 2011 at 1:03 am


  40. Dominique @ The Good Life on March 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Amazeballs sound amazing right now…but what is Eegee’s? I’ve never heard of it!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      it’s like a slushie, but the ice is SO fine. almost like an italian ice?? they’re so good

  41. sandy on March 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    gluten-free pizza at BJ’s? guess i haven’t been there in a while. i have to try it! yoga is the best for getting back in order. ohh i have tried eegees haha

  42. Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude on March 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I’m a Pilates girl, but I do need some yoga in my life. 🙂

  43. CampingGirl on March 6, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Do you have a suggestion for a podcast that would be good for a yoga newbie?

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      yes! yogadownload.com – they have beginner and video podcasts

  44. Erin @ Smile Girl You're Beautiful on March 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Yay for yoga! I’m more of a pilates girl, but I agree, it centers me when I’m feeling off. Glad you’re feeling better girl! All that food looks yumeh!

  45. Hannah on March 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Wow, Gina–was that really 1000 Chatarungas during your workout?!? That’s a lot!!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      hahah NO. more like maybe 30? it felt like a thousand though 😉

  46. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    yikes, 1000 chatarungas sounds painful to me 🙂

  47. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Yoga is one of the best ways to get out of a funk. I love how my mind feels so clear afterwards! I haven’t done it in ages either…

  48. Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) on March 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I haven’t done yoga for two weeks either. I am definitely feeling the funk you spoke of. Time to dust off the mat!

  49. Lisa on March 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    That pizza looks delicious. I’m not a fan of fruity ice cream/yogurt/sorbet though. I think lime would be a bit too daring for me!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      i thought so too, but it was AMAZING.

  50. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    don’t you wonder what people feel like who NEVER do yoga?
    is that podcast free?

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      i remember what i felt like before i started practicing yoga… i was so wound-up and stressed all the time. it was miserable! it makes me want to tell everyone to get their booties to a yoga studio 🙂
      yup- free!

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