A beastly mission

Hiiiii 😀 How are you doing? Hope you’ve had a lovely day.


(I took that pic while I was brushing Bella- she hates being brushed, can you tell?)

Today has been so crazy! Isn’t that how day’s “off” always turn out? 😉





-Get teaching supplies/playlists ready

-Post office


-Second blog post


In between everything, I was hit in the face with a mad hankering for tuna salad beast, so I drove to Choice Greens to get my fix:

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That beastly beauty had romaine, tuna, avocado, chickpeas, beets, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives and balsamic. Oh yeah 😀 The avocado was extra — usually when you have to pay to have avocado added to something, restaurants are stingy with it. That salad had maybe half an avocado in it?! Happy day.

This afternoon, I also enjoyed some brown rice toast topped with Nuttzo


(since I couldn’t wait for today’s promo order to get here, I picked up some at Whole Paycheck to last me until then)


(I like the regular but the peanut-free is what changed my life forever)

and snacked on it while I got my teaching stuff together- it was so exciting to be making teaching playlists again!

Here’s what I’ll be using for Zumba tomorrow:


Song #1 is an intro song to play while guests are coming in, and we’ll end at song #12. The rest are just-in-case songs—sometimes when I get in to teach I hear a song and it’s the last thing I want to do, so it’s good to have backup options. I’m really stoked to make the playlist for my Stretch class next week. I have a feeling Adele, Michael Buble and Ella Fitzgerald will be making appearances.


Well I’m off to get ready for a show we’re going to tonight!

Here’s the outfit:


[Top and shorts from Express, shoes Steve Madden from Loehmann’s]

Enjoy your night and I’ll see you tomorrow!




Today’s workout jam: Check out the Glee version of “Blackbird” for an awesome cool down song 🙂

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  1. Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows on May 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Love the outfit — I might steal that look this weekend!

  2. Lindsay@livinglindsay on May 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I almost bought that shirt from Express. 🙂 It’s super cute. My lab HATES being brushed. She acts so crazy while I’m brushing her and then ends with some crazy fast loops around the coffee table. She’s special. But I love her 🙂

  3. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on May 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    “Today has been so crazy! Isn’t that how day’s “off” always turn out? “– YES!!

    And throw a child into the mix, and life gets even crazier 🙂

    Love your playlist and Im sure everyone else will too.

    Nuttzo, got your opensky promo in my inbox earlier today.

    And I hope you have a great night…your outfit looks great!

  4. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on May 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Love the outfit Gina! It’s funny you mention the avo thing, because I was at California Pizza Kitchen for the first time a couple of weekends ago (we don’t have them in Canada and I was visiting Detroit) and I swear, this salad I had was LOADED with avocado! Your tuna salad looks ahhhmazing! 🙂

  5. Sara on May 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    You have the best workout music! Your songs definitely get me motivated for an intense run~ I can thank you for all those extra calories burned 🙂

  6. Christin@purplebirdblog on May 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    My days off are always super bonkers! Thanks for the Nuttzo promo, I just got my order on!!! 🙂

  7. Danielle on May 6, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Love the top, is it out right now? I have been avoiding the Mall lately (though I did go into B&N today). LOL

    • Fitnessista on May 7, 2011 at 2:04 am

      i got it about a month ago, but it was on sale. they have a ton of cute tops right now though!

  8. Holly @ The Runny Egg on May 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Love your outfit for tonight! I am going to a bach party tomorrow night and I was thinking of picking up some cute black shorts to wear — I’ll have to swing over to Express in the morning and try some on.

    Have fun!

  9. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on May 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    fun playlist!! 🙂

  10. Steph @ Steph's Life In Motion on May 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about days off! Today was my day off and I am sick! I spent half the day in bed. Boo!

  11. Mindy on May 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I’m obsessed with the Glee version of Blackbird. Landslide is pretty stellar, too.

  12. Vivianne on May 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    That outfit is so cute! I just did a quick 20 minute Zumba express DVD today! It is so fun and I definitely feel it working my abs (;

    I hope your classes went well! I love love the new layout by the way (;

  13. Carrie on May 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Nude, patent leather heels were the best thing ever created. Seriously.

  14. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    oh Bella! lol
    i wanna see that outfit ON you, looks cute. I can’t wait to teach and do fitness stuff like that, it will give me an excuse to buy nice workout stuff! hehe

  15. Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit on May 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    that outfit is ADORBS! love!

  16. Ashley@thefitacademic on May 7, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Love the top – adorable! That stretch class sounds amazing! Will any of those be open to the public??

  17. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on May 7, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I looked up each and every one of those songs on Youtube. Hah! Except one of them, which I already knew I’d done before. I’ve been doing Zumba for three years with three different instructors and I’ve only done three of the songs on that list. I love Waka Waka!

  18. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on May 7, 2011 at 12:43 am

    ^^ I take that back. Two years**!

  19. ellalinea on May 7, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Love the outfit, the top is very classy! I adoreeeeeeeeeeeeee glee, although I’m 24 I’m soo hooked on that show 🙂

  20. Morgan on May 7, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I love to jam out to Glee in my car..and get a little dance cardio going to it too 😉 Yes, I’m the crazie going dancing down the freeway! lol

    Have fun at Zumba!!

  21. emma on May 7, 2011 at 6:04 am

    love the shoes!

  22. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 7, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Love the outfit! I wish we had Express here in Canada.

  23. Crystal on May 7, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Way to go attacking that to-do list 🙂

  24. Running Mama on May 7, 2011 at 7:00 am

    I just found you blog. So cool you teach Zumba, that alone means I must follow you. 🙂 Love the outfit…should have taken a pic of you in it. Have a fab weekend.


  25. Gina on May 7, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I love it when you post playlists. I have a pretty fun playlist myself but I always get new ideas from others.

  26. Cara (Yourowntwist) on May 7, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I love the shirt and shoes! 🙂
    Way to knock out that to do list!!
    Thanks for the post!

  27. The Teenage Taste on May 7, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I’m going to attend my first Zumba class next week and I am SO excited! Any good tips?

  28. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on May 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

    That play list looks awesome! I’m not a huge fan Zumba with non zumba songs, if that makes sense!!

    Love your outfit too!! SO pretty!

  29. Tracy on May 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Is the Sun Warrior promo coming soooon!?! I’m dying a slow death over here! hehe

    • Fitnessista on May 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      hahah yes!! stay tuned for that.. i’m almost out too!

  30. Babs on May 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Finally took Zumba at my gym! LOVED it…so much fun and a good sweat sesh too! Followed by kickbox fun:D Need to find me that rice toast as I’m pretty much done with Gluten for good! Have fun tonight!

  31. Sarah K on May 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I took a zumba class while at school and my favorite was always Waka Waka

    • Fitnessista on May 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      looooove waka waka

  32. brittfit on May 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    wow your on a roll girl! cute outfit btw. and cute dog haha

  33. Dana Marie on May 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I didnt see where the deal it? on the nutzo? The new open sky is a little confusing to me – oh well one day I’ll get to try nutzo — I finally had one of those cool travel smoothie cups come my way! Thanks SELF Workout in the Park event!

  34. Stephanie @ StephSnacks on May 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    That outfit is SO cute 🙂 !

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