A Winner and a Beastly Dinner

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! Before I get started with this morning’s post, here is the winner of the Dick’s Sporting Goods giveaway:


Comment #91!!! Meredith said:

I would definitely buy more running shorts, a new yoga mat, a foam roller, and probably a new sports bra!

Congratulations, Meredith! (I’m jealous, haha) 😀 Please send me your info to fitnessista at gmail dot com so I may forward it to the Dick’s Sporting Goods representative and we can get your prize on the way!

Mayjah thanks to Dick’s for giving me the opportunity to host this incredible giveaway! For the rest of you who didn’t win, they are constantly giving away prices via their Twitter page.

So last night, after our glorious run, the pilot at I went to the gym to pump some crazy iron (I did some abs and 20 minutes of legs.. they’re sore today!) and got Moe’s afterwards.

Like last time, I asked the guy working if he would make me a little salad instead of the normal giant ones—I just wanted a snack and some protein.


After Moe’s we went to Best Buy to check out what was going on with my laptop. The Geerk Squad guy fixed all of the issues I was having, except for the fact that the headphone port doesn’t work. They want to send it away for repairs, but I can’t let them have my laptop for 3 weeks.. it’s my life. SO I’m going to wait :/

We did make another stop at AT&T:


I am the proud owner of a new crackberry curve 8300. It’s pretty baller, and I haven’t the slightest idea how to use it. It’s not pink but I’ve already ordered a pink case for it 😀 The sweetest things about it are the apps, GPS navigation (which I’m stoked about because I always manage to get lost) and WiFi. Not too shabby, little phone.

By the time we were heading home, it was pretty late, so the pilot picked up sushi from Publix and I made the biggest pasta beast I think I’ve ever had.


It had two spiralized zucchinis, grape tomatoes, sweet onion, red chili flakes, raw apple cider vinegar, 1/2 avocado, goat jack cheese, an herb Sunshine burger, sea salt and pepper.

Mmmmmm, cheesy:


And a hefty glass of organic vino:


It was the perfect dinner 😀

We watched a profound and intellectual movie called the House Bunny, and I had a hankering for popcorn.


Organic kernels popped in the microwave in a brown paper bag, topped with nutritional yeast and sea salt.

I actually didn’t finish the bowl, which was surprising as I’m certainly a member of the clean plate club. Guess I just wanted a little taste 😀

I read The Time Traveler’s Wife until I passed out on the couch and was carried by my prince to bed <3

This morning’s bfast was foodgasmic to the extreme. I made some chocolate chia pudding (Sarma’s recipe) and added sprouted brown rice protein, cinnamon and Stevia:


With bananas and almond butter swirled in, it was divine.


Not the most aesthetically-pleasing meal, but it was delicious 😀

Well, I’m off to make some bfast (more like brunch) for the pilot: chorizo, eggs and tortillas and then we’re doing the weekly grocery shop and other misc. errands.

Hope you have a great day! <3


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  1. Jocelyn on August 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    ahhh congratz to the winner! I wonder if they have dicks in Penslyvania…I live in canada but I do an annual shopping trip to PA must check it out 🙂 Lovely eats for yesterday 😉

  2. Healthy Beach Bum on August 16, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Congrats to the winner!! I am jealous too 🙂 That is a major shopping spree! Love your new phone.. very professional looking! That chocolate chia pudding sounds amazing <3

  3. Leianna on August 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    That salad beast looks divine, love all your combos, especially the goat cheese!

  4. Julie on August 16, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    congrats to the winner, I'm jealous!!

  5. Emily on August 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    That salad looks amazing!!! I love the sunshine burgers!

  6. Emily on August 16, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I'm looking forward to trying the chia pudding when I find somewhere local that carries the seeds! It looks like a super easy meal. The salad looks yummy, as ever 🙂

  7. VeggieGirl on August 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I love Dick's Sporting Goods!! And I love the fact that your new phone works, hahaha 😉 Muah!!

  8. Pam on August 16, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Gina,

    On your popcorn, you just put the corn in the bag only and throw it in the microwave…correct?

    I have also heard that if you keep your corn in the freezer that every kernel will pop when you pop it.

    P.S. Congrat. to the winner!

  9. carolinebee on August 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Ahh i just got my crackberry last week….AND left it in Boston thanks to my early flight after bday shenanigans ;D I going thru severe withdrawals right now. I love that website on dry brush tips- i did not know you were supposed to brush actually DRY before u shower!? V. Interesting.
    Have a great day and I just sent u little e-mail! 😀

  10. *Erica* on August 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Nice phone! My hubby has the same one and he LOVES it. In fact, he is on his second 😉

    Your comment about your "profound and intellectual movie" made me laugh out loud! Teehee, intellectual indeed! Yes, especially when she "air dries." Profound. LOL

    Have a great Sunday with your prince!

  11. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on August 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Huge congrats to the winner!

    I have the same BlackBerry, only in pink. I have a black cover that covers up the cute pink though, go figure.

    Your salads always look sooo good!

  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Ohh that was your Glamour magazine tip, the popcorn. Thx for the pic and the easy, healthy idea come to life for me. Yay, this is going to help me! Thx Gina!

    And the chia seeds…I have Sarma's books, I just don't have chia seeds. But that sure looks yummy. I need to get goin' on the chia bandwagon.

    I have had blackberries for about 5 yrs, once you go crack, you'll never go back. I just got the Tour after my other crack died. Love it, you'll love yours!

  13. Ashley Lauren on August 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Goat jack cheese?? I must find this!!

  14. Kristi (sweet cheeks) on August 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Ahhh, I MUST that bfast concoction. it looks killer!

    Love the new phone!!

  15. Ada on August 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Wow, that pasta mess looks delicious! Congrats on your new crackberry, I'm so jealous:)

  16. Paige@ Running Around Normal on August 16, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Congrats Meredith! 😀

    Your pasta salad beast looks awesome! I'm glad the Geek Squad was able to solve your laptop woes.

    I almost went with the Blackberry for my new phone recently, but instead went with the iPhone.

  17. jennieinwonderland on August 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Gina, could you do a post sometime (or have you, and I just can't find it????!) on how you lost your weight, and how you eat so much and still stay so rocking? Is it all the exercise??? I'm supremely curious and totally inspired by you.


  18. fittingbackin on August 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Loved the house bunny AND Time Traveler's Wife! Your eats looks fab- congrts on the new crackberry!

  19. megan on August 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Love the breakfast 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  20. MarathonVal on August 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I'm so jealous of your avocados… they look so much more ripe than the nasty ones we get in Chicago!

    Also, don't forget to enter my SpiBelt giveaway (running belt with pouch) on my blog! I have one and it's awesome to run with!!

  21. Angharad on August 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Totally jealous of the winner, not gonna lie!! Haha. Your beastly bowl looks fantastic!!

  22. Dori on August 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I got my BB a month ago and don't know how I ever lived without it! Mine is pink though! 🙂 Pink with a pink case, I love it. You will be addicted once you get the hang of it!

  23. Sana on August 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Congrats to the winner, I wish it was me!! LOL, pink case 🙂

  24. eatingbender on August 16, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Big congrats to Meredith!!

    Woohoo – you got a crackberry! We'll have to set up messaging because it's free that way :o) I'm glad you're getting a pink case – I have one, too!

    The chocolate chia pudding sounds divine – I think meals that are not-so-aesthetically pleasing are often the most delicious. Enjoy your week, Fitnessista!

  25. wholebodylove on August 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    I am a huge fan of nutritional yeast but, I had never put it on popcorn. Why have I never done this before? Hello, delicious!

  26. Dana (www.eatsleepgetfit.com) on August 16, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Yay for Crackberries! Same phone I have and a LOVE IT! Some apps you should check out…Viigio, Vlingo, Poynt, Google Maps, and of course try for your highest score in Brickbreaker! Hahaha. Enjoy!

  27. irunisweat on August 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I have a Blackberry, too. I love it… Especially because I use it for work so I don't have to pay the bill for it (I would never get one of them and pay the bill lol) but good for you for wanting it. Its awesome because I can connect my professional and personal life into one device.

  28. Katie on August 17, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Congrats to your winner! And yea for your new phone! And your salad looks so yummy!

  29. ponyknit on August 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I <3 Moes!

    What do you think of your new phone now that you've been using it? I may be joining the bberry cult as well. Can't decide which one. I'm totally a pink girl. Every golf outfit I have incorporates some pink. 😉

    I've never made popcorn with the brown bag method. I'll have to google a recipe and try it. I'd love the nutritional yeast. And don't forget hot sauce!

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