1/25: Meals and fitness (inside the snow globe)

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! We are having an amazing time here at Canyon Ranch in Lenox: hanging out with blog friends, surrounded by delicious food, breathtaking scenery, and all the classes and spa-ness a fitness-loving girl could wish for. 

in the snow globe

oh, and it totally SNOWED. I felt like I was inside a snow globe! Absolutely gorgeous.

After a weekend away, I’m definitely ready to see my family, the warm California sunshine, and the pups. I enjoyed some incredibly delicious (and healthy!) meals this weekend, and feel inspired to hit the last 7 days of our detox with a bang. I’m surprised that it’s almost over! And yes, we totally have a “break the detox” dinner planned with friends haha.

cr lunch

smoothie and snow

Here’s what I’m thinking for the upcoming week:



Brownie batter bites

Chop veggies for salads

Make chicken crust pizza

Steel cut gf oats and quinoa mix

Paleo bread

Hummus (I’ve been swimming in hummus all weekend)

brownie batter protein bites (1 of 1)-3 

Dinner ideas: (many are copycats of the meals I had here, so I’ll be sure to post the recipes!)

Ginger marinated mahi with green beans and brown rice

Potato-crusted salmon with Dijon shallot sauce and roasted broccoli

Veggie burgers with Brussels sprout hash and sweet potato fries

Apple-parnsip soup, salad, and lemon baked chicken 


Here’s what the tentative fitness plan looks like:

Sunday: easy walk 

Monday: Teach BODYPUMP and teach Spin

Tuesday: OFF 

Wednesday: CORE40 + teach Zumba

Thursday: Teach barre x 2

Friday: Orangetheory (Excited to be back at it this week!)

Saturday: Teach Zumba


If you’re planning your meals and fitness for the week, too, we took the guess work out of it for ya! Winter Shape Up starts tomorrow! I’ll have all of the details up in the morning, but in the meantime, you can check out the week 1 fitness plan here and the week 1 meals and grocery list here. So excited!
Have a very happy Sunday!



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  1. Amy on January 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Potato crusted… salad? 🙂
    Looking forward to recipes!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Derp. That’s salmon haha

  2. AJ @ NutriFitMama on January 25, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I love how that Winter Shape Up Meal Plan includes gluten free and vegan options. It looks like I have finally found a remade meal plan I can actually DO! How awesome!

  3. Tamara @ A Side of Dessert on January 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Wow Gina, I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the detox! I’m glad you’re enjoying your time away!

  4. Melodie on January 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I’m excited for your winter shape up. I’ve been enjoying a free month of camp gladiator this January. I’m in some serious mourning this week that my free month is up and i won’t be continuing it. … even though it’s been the most fun fitness I’ve done since 5th grade. 🙁 but at least i have this option. Can’t wait to see all the details.

  5. Alex @ True Femme on January 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    CR Lenox looks so beautiful! I did Workout #1 for the Winter Shape Up today and wow. I love what a compact yet efficient workout it is! I just charged up my Jawbone UP so I’m prepped and ready to go for the WSU!

  6. Lisa on January 25, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Can you tell me what I need for workout 1? I usually exercise in the morning and like to be prepared. Looking forward to shape-up, thanks!

  7. Linda @ TheFitty on January 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I can’t tell you the last time I’ve ever been to a retreat–sounds fantastic. Are they fitness friends?

  8. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on January 25, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Looking forward to your trip recap!! 🙂

  9. Renée on January 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    If you are still in Lenox go to Chocolate Springs Cafe! Its just up the road from you towards Pittsfield. I used to live in the Berkshires and it is literally the best chocolate I have ever had. I no longer live in the country and I miss that chocolate every. single. day.

    Hope you had a great time!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      GAHHH. i didn’t see this until i had left! have you had fire cider?! that is also from pittsfield, right?

      • Renée on January 26, 2015 at 4:35 am

        Yes! I LOVE fire cider! I’ve been meaning to recreate it at home. Thank you for reminding me 🙂 Next time you are in the area let me know. (My sister works there so she can hook you up with macarons and bon bons and all sorts of goodies) I completely get your dark chocolate and red wine love, so when I read that you were in the Berkshires I thought you’d love Chocolate Springs.

  10. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on January 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Hope you enjoyed the trip, Gina! The food looked amazing. Safe travels home to CA!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      thank you!

  11. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on January 25, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    So glad you had a good time! I’d love to visit a Canyon Ranch one day!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      it’s seriously incredible!

  12. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on January 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    What is chicken crust pizza?!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      it sounds gross but you use chicken meat as the crust!

  13. Hayley on January 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Hi!! Is your flight soon? We have a TON of snow heading to New England, record breaking stuff!

    I hope you get out in time <3

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      thank you! i’m home safe and sound. i can’t believe i missed it by a day! the snow was gorgeous this weekend though

  14. Kate @KateMovingForward on January 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I know it may be silly, but I just want to say how much I love-love the logo for this year’s shape up! So stinkin’ cute!

  15. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on January 25, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! I see brownie batter amazeballs in my future!

  16. haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on January 26, 2015 at 6:53 am

    look at all that snow! We haven’t had a snowflake!

  17. Laura on January 26, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Gina, what is the soup you have pictured here? It looks SO good, I have to know! On a soup kick lately 🙂

  18. Amanda on January 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Looks like a fantastic trip!! Just saw this video and thought you might like it. I think it’s awesome 🙂


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