A newfound fake love

Hey hey hey 🙂 How was your day? Hope it was fabulous <3

Thank you so much for this morning’s discussion on interview tips and for all of your good vibes! I thinkhope it went pretty well 🙂 I had to teach a Zumba song and a weights training song for some of the other instructors and it was a lot of fun. I was a little rusty with my Zumba –it’s been a while!- but think I got back in the groove ok, and had no prob with the weights portion. Should hear for sure by tomorrow…. *fingers crossed!*

The Pilot greeted me with flowers after the interview:


+ a basil plant!! (He knows me so well)

Today was crazy productive, from the interview until my late afternoon acupuncture nap. Side note: when I was first falling asleep in acupuncture, I had a dream that I was falling off a cliff and JERKED AWAKE. (Probably scared the people around me) Doesn’t it mean something when you dream that? Any dream analysts out there? 😉

Lunch was legendary.


My raw Caesar salad with capers, brown rice toast croutons and some of this…


Fakin’ bacon!!

I have pretty much hated on faux meat products for the past couple of years. The ingredient lists are scary and I think if someone wants to move towards a plant-based diet, it’s advisable to go with whole foods rather than stuff that was created in a science lab.

And then, I had tempeh bacon in LA at Real Food Daily. I blame them for this. (It wasn’t even my meal, it was the Pilot’s and I stole so many tempeh bacon bites from his fettuccini)

This morning, I had to race to Sunflower Market just to get some tempeh bacon! I read the ingredient list (which was pretty stanky), still bought it, and relished every tasty bite.

 tempeh (2)

After the feast of feasts, it was macaroon-making time!!

Two flavors:



and Meyer Lemon Lavender

roons (2)

(I gave the Pilot a bite of dough, to which he said “That is f-king delicious”) 😀

Post-acupuncture snackage:


Jalapeno-cilantro hummus + carrots and bell pepper

It’s gym time over here, but have a wonderful night! See ya in the morning with “Show Me Your Fit” 🙂



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  1. Sarah on April 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I’m glad your interview went well! Ps, when my husband drops an f bomb about something awesome I made, I love it….highest compliment, lol!

  2. Michele on April 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Gina,
    2 questions:
    1. what do you find sketchy about tempeh? it’s a traditional (as in pre-factory) asian food source, it is made with soybeans, but fermenting them is supposed to counteract most of the modern day criticisms of soy. this is the ingredient list for light life original tempeh: Cultured organic soybeans, water, lactic acid (from plant sources), organic brown rice. That seems pretty good to me. I have made tempeh bacon using my own marinade (smoked paprika and maple syrup) and been really happy with it. I feel like tempeh is a really good vegetarian protein source for me. And am surprised someone would find it sketchy or fake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempeh
    2. Can you post your meyer lemon lavender macaroon recipe? i drool whenever you talk about them.

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      Organic Soy Tempeh (Cultured Organic Soybeans, Water, Organic Brown Rice)Water, Organic Soy Sauce (Water, Organic Soybeans, Organic Wheat, Salt)Organic Vinegar, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Less than 2% of: Spices, Beet Powder, Organic Onion Powder, Natural Vegetable Flavor, Salt, Natural Hickory Flavor, Yeast Extract.
      what i didn’t like: “natural vegetable flavor”, “natural hickory flavor” (natural really means created by chemicals)
      usually i stay away from soy, but have heard that if you’re going to have soy, tempeh is the way to go
      2. sorry, it’s on lock down for now!

  3. Doc (The Healthy PhD) on April 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    How about your eggplant bacon? Does that do the trick? I’ve been meaning to try that recipe soon.

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      yeah i might have to make a batch!

  4. Christin@purplebirdblog on April 17, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Adding f-king as a prefix to describe anything gives the statement such power, lol! 😉

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      i totally agree! haha

  5. erin m. {{well in l.a.}} on April 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Looks like a wonderful trip to L.A.! I love taking my Midwestern visitors to RFD. It completely changes their mindset about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles. Better to experience it than to explain it! Another awesome place: Native Foods Cafe in West L.A.

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