A Cake in Wheat’s Clothing

Heyyyyyy Smile It’s Friday! Wahoooooo! What are you up to this weekend?? I’m pretty stoked because we’re hitting up the Food and Wine festival on Sunday. It’s going to be redonk….

Kinda like this morning’s bfast Winking smile

I started off the day with a banana and almond butter and a spin class with my favorite teacher, Israel. I’ve blogged about him a few times before, but if you’re ever in Orlando, you have to take one of his classes. He plays all new music, the class is full every time (and it’s a mix of newbies and hardcore spinners), and he has a really cool Puerto Rican accent Winking smile

After spin + legs, I had a date with my aunt at First Watch – our fave

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While I waited for my aunt to meet me and for our table to be ready, I walked down to Bizzle for a coffee with one shot of pumpkin spice


We sat down and contemplated the menu. Everything at First Watch is fairly healthy because they make everything fresh (no mixes), use a lot of organic ingredients and don’t fry anything. It was hard to choose since it’s been a while and everything looked so good!


Love the napkin ring sayings, too Winking smile


I usually roll with an omelet or oatmeal, but this morning I *really* wanted a pancake Smile

So I ordered the wheat germ pancake:


a juice:


+ a marinated salad


I <3 salad for breakfast Smile

Honestly, I totally thought the pancake was a wheat pancake… but when she brought it out, I discovered that it was a white pancake with wheat germ sprinkled in

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As you guys know, I prefer whole grain to white stuff 99.9% of the time- it tastes so much better to me, and if I have white flour I was it to be for something really amazing, like a pastry or cake.

This morning, I really didn’t feel like sending it back for oatmeal or something else instead. I really wanted a pancake. So I ate it…and it was AMAZING. Open-mouthed smile

Sometimes you gotta roll with the punches, eh??

Well I’m supposed to be at work in 30 minutes and am still in spin clothes, so I’m off to get ready. Today should be a lot of fun because we’re doing a breast cancer awareness project with 200 different words for boobs hanging in the window. Sounds like a good day to me Winking smile

Have a very happy Friday!



Upcoming: Bridal Bootcamp 2010– The first set of workouts will go up next Wednesday!

My macaroons will be available online VERY SOON Smile So. Excited.

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 15, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Food and Wine Festival?! Ah that sounds like a foodie DREAM. I can’t wait to read about it!

  2. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 15, 2010 at 11:34 am

    200 different words for boobs? You should post the list tonight 🙂

    I wish we had a First Watch in MN, that place sounds amazing!

    Plans this weekend: babysitting our 2 year old niece tomorrow and helping my dad pick up his brand new snowblower. Its an exciting weekend over here!

  3. Cyndi @ Weightless Life on October 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

    You should share the 200 words. I’m intrigued.

  4. Clare @ Fitting It All In on October 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I love first watch, and didn’t even know they used organics and didn’t fry things! Now I love it even more:)

  5. Leanne @ Simplicitlee on October 15, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I’m SO excited for Bridal Bootcamp! *eeeeeeek!!!*

  6. jenna on October 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

    i can not WAIT

  7. jenna on October 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

    FOR your macaroons!!!!!! 🙂 how exciting!

  8. Exercise and Eat on October 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

    First watch is the besttttt restaurant!

  9. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete on October 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    haha That would be a great day for me b/c i’m really immature. 200 words for boobs. Perfect!

    Well, white flour takes great to me! I haven’t had it in quite a while b/c of my gluten intolerance but a homemade white flour tortilla with butter is heaven!

    • Fitnessista on October 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      i am too! having a little too much fun over here… haha

  10. Stefanie on October 15, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Sometimes you just need a little white in your life! I literally just ate breakfast and now I’m hungry again after seeing your pancakes! 🙂

  11. Rachel on October 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I love everything about this post! Pancakes, Food and Wine Festival plans, Bridal Bootcamp, and MACAROONS!!!!!!!!!!!! Weeee can’t wait to buy some 🙂 Your dehydrator is going to be busy!

  12. nicole on October 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I’m definitely years away from being a bride but I’m so looking forward to the bootcamp! I’m in desperate need of some weight training help/motivation.

  13. Megan (Braise The Roof) on October 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Have fun at the festival- who’s hosting? I agree, sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and eat what you’re craving! A little white flour here and there isn’t so bad. 🙂

  14. erica on October 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Because I LOVE your blog so much, I nominated you for an award! Check it out on my page!

    • Fitnessista on October 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      thank you!!

  15. Kristina @ spabettie on October 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I eat salad for breakfast A LOT !! 😀 perhaps at a bloggie conference in the future we can eat our breakfast salads together, against all the weird looks !! 😉

  16. KD on October 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that the RSS is still broken for me. =(

    • Fitnessista on October 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      you may have an old version in your cache- refresh the page?

  17. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on October 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I much prefer whole wheat products too. But like you said, a little white won’t hurt and especially when it comes to satisfying a craving.

  18. Paige @Running Around Normal on October 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    So many awesome things about this post! The pancake! The restaurant messages! The coffee! mmm
    That work project sounds hilarious – fun. I don’t think I could come up with 200 words though? Hmmm..
    YAY about the macaroons! So exciting, Gina 😀

  19. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I definitely prefer whole wheat over white anything. It keeps me full for so much longer. That sign at the restaurant about drooling is TOTALLY true… that’s usually what I find myself dreaming about! 🙂

  20. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on October 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    It’s tricky to know what you’ll get at restaurants sometimes!

  21. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana on October 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Love wheat/grainy pancakes..so filling and delicious!

  22. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on October 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I love First Watch! We don’t have them here in Los Angeles, but whenever I’m in the Midwest for work I like to go there!

    So excited for you about the macaroons!! 😀

  23. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Eating white flour is totally fine as long as at least 50% of your daily grains are whole grains! Enjoy your ‘cakes, girl.

    • Fitnessista on October 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

      i prefer whole grains all the time, but that cake was rocking 🙂

  24. Meghan on October 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Bridal Bootcamp!!! As a bride-to-be and a huge fan of your blog, I CANNOT WAIT! YAY!

  25. Jess on October 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Oh I am so excited for Bridal Bootcamp!! YAAAYYY!! Thanks for doing it! 🙂
    Hope you’re having a great day,

  26. hippierunner on October 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Salad with breakfast? Whoa, that’s interesting.

  27. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on October 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    So true…my grandfather makes blueberry pancakes and they’re loaded with white flour and other icky stuff but hey- if my grandpa is making me breakfast, who am I to be picky!! Glad it was everything you hoped for 🙂

  28. Kate on October 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Who knew there were 200 different words for breats? Ha! Have fun with that!

  29. Manon on October 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    OH I LOVED Sweet Valley High!!! Thanks for the flashback, now I want to go read the whole serious again!

    • Manon on October 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

      and i was trying to comment on 2 blogs at once! ha! WHAT I MEANT WAS….I’m glad I’m not the only one who eats salad for breakfast 🙂

  30. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    200 boob names hanging in the windows…sounds like a fun day ahead!

    Glad you had your pancakes that you really wanted and had a great spin sesh with a great teacher. sometimes just taking a certain teacher’s class can make your whole next day…or week…I love connecting with the Perfect Teacher for yoga. It’s just such a blissful feeling and a gift!

    Have a great TGIF!!


  31. Lindsay on October 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I looooove first watch 🙂 However, that exact same thing happened to me there too!!! I wanted a wheat germ pancake with chocolate chips and when they brought it out (it looked like a regular pancake with chocolate chips) I tried to send it back for a wheat one and the girl said these are our wheat pancakes. So I ate it anyway too 🙂 Sometimes a girl just needs pancakes.. and chocolate!

  32. Alison (Ali on the Run) on October 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Yayyyy so excited to get some macaroons! They’re my new obsession.

  33. Jaclyn on October 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Love the “cake in wheats clothing”.. but ya know, sometimes you just have to GO FOR IT! 😀

    Happy friday love!

  34. Sara C. on October 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    So if I do the bridal bootcamp…does that mean I will become a soon to be bride?!!! (crossing fingers!)

    • Fitnessista on October 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm

      LOL! you never know 🙂

  35. Melissa on October 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Can’t wait for the macs! Dare I say I was going to attempt making some but hmmm I think I’ll wait for yours 🙂 yummmm

  36. christina on October 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I really really wish we just had some (even a vague) IDEA of what you do for work. Even something just knowing the industry would be so nice.

    • Fitnessista on October 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm

      it’s in the health and fitness industry 🙂

  37. brittany on October 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    my birthday is 7 days away and your famous macaroons would be a great birthday gift to myself 🙂 i have been dying to try them!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Anna S. on October 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I’m going to First Watch on Sunday!! I am so excited. Already thinking about what I want to order.

  39. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on October 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Eating a pancake when it’s all you want is the best. Luckily, whenever friends feel like going to IHop happens to be the same time a serious pancake craving hits 😉

  40. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I prefer to eat whole grains too, but sometimes it’s nice to go for the white stuff. Especially when it looks as good as that pancake! 😀

  41. Sana on October 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Oh boobs. Hahaha

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