Always count on ‘roons

No matter what craziness is going on in my lifeโ€ฆ


I can always count on macaroons ๐Ÿ˜€

Itโ€™s been what seems like forever since I made a batch, but Iโ€™ve been meaning to make some for Cristy and two bloggy friends.. and today was the day.

roon dough

Sorry Bella, no roons for your little polar bear face.


Howโ€™s your day been going? Mine has been pretty bueno. The girls and I did our Insanity sesh (recovery day) and I made another batch of protein pancakes.

These ones were veganโ€ฆand heart-shaped ๐Ÿ™‚

pancake (2)

(It was GLORIOUS but the recipe still needs a couple of tweaks. Soon, I promise!)

I went to Kohlโ€™s to get Insanity shoes โ€“I had a $10 off coupon and grabbed some Asics- and then parked my booty at Bizzle to get my productivity on. I was there for 3 hours, drank a lot of tea, and got a lot of work done.

After Bizzle, I hit up Publix for some necessities and grabbed an organic apple to munch on the way home:


(Random: when I eat fruit on the go, I open my car door and pour water from my water bottle over said fruit and rub it with my shirt. Almost as good as washing it, right??)

Lunch was fast and easyโ€ฆ and ridiculous.

veg (3)

I just sautรฉed 1/2 onion and a honker of a carrot for about 5 minutes

veg (4)

Added leftover veggies from last nightโ€™s pizza biscuit, more spinach, 1 C veggie broth and brought it up to a boil. Next, I added 1/2 C quinoa and simmered for 15 minutes while I did the dishes (haaaaate dishes) and took the puppers out.

The plan for the rest of the day is some easy yoga courtesy of and dinner + vino with the girls.

Have a great night <3


Something to talk about: What are some of your favorite *newer* blogs to read?? I read all of my favorites on a daily basis, but know there are a TON of new, fun, blogs out there that I donโ€™t know about. I always love some new reading material ๐Ÿ™‚ Go ahead and give someone else (or yourself!) a shout out ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. Jen F. on April 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Iowa Girl Eats this chick has great pics and delish recipes!

  2. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    My fave blogs also appear to be those of some of your regular readers. Apart from your blog (which is obviously fab!) by other regular reads are Julie’s (Peanut Butter Fingers), Naomi (One Fit Foodie), Jess (How Sweet) and Lauren (Biochemista). All of them are great! Oh, and I suppose I kinda like mine too… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Brittany on April 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Your macaroons are delicious and the main reason I wanted to get a dehydrator. I haven’t made any in a while – I should probably get on that.

    PS I saw your tweet about TJ’s almond butter and wasabi peas and thought of the exchange I did with you a while back. I’m pretty sure I sent you both of those things. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d definitely be up for doing another exchange.

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      yes! you’re what got me hooked hahah ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Katherine on April 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I want to try some ‘roons! I’ve never had one. Do you know any good brands that sell them in natural food stores?

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

      i know you can order some good ones from one lucky duck ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Andie on April 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    wheres the recipe for roons? i reallllly wanna make some… however i dont have a dehydrator…

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

      recipe is a secret ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kari on April 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Love your blog! I’ve been following your posts about the Insanity workout! My hubby and I are just starting them!!

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      that’s awesome! what do you think about the workouts so far??

  7. Danelle on April 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve recently stumbled upon She has never let me down on any of her recipes I’ve tried, plus she’s so cheerful everyday!

  8. Therese on April 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I love it when you make the ‘roons! And it always reminds me that I’ve been meaning to get a dehydrator in, like, forever.

    And although it won’t be up for another week, I am actually starting a blog! *gulp* I have the domain but there’s nothing on it yet but I would LOVE if you were to check it out next week when it’s up and let me know what you think! It’ll be at I’ll be sharing good food, good workouts, good laughs and some goal achievement tips and tricks! Nervous to do it but excited at the same time!

    I’m definitely going to be checking out everyone’s responses to this, though! Thanks for asking for everyone to share their sites!

  9. Paige (RAN) on April 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Those ‘roons. I must get my hands on one some day..Some day!!
    Can I just say I love your on-the-go apple washing routine? Stealing it LOL
    I read TONS of blogs…I can’t pick just a few!

  10. RhodeyGirl on April 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Do you read I love her blog so much!

    Thank you so much for the ‘roons!!! I can’t wait! Thanks Gina!

  11. RhodeyGirl on April 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Also, my cousin just started a blog, well today!

  12. Alana on April 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Hey Gina,

    I posted a shout-out to you on my blog! Check it out!
    Love the blog!

  13. Claire (College:Raw) on April 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    The ‘roons look delicious! And I’m dying to hear your pancake recipe…the suspense is killing me!

  14. Catie on April 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Come check my blog out!!

  15. Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine on April 29, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I have recently been loooving Rambling Babushka’s blog!
    Also, -she is great!

  16. Rebekah on April 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I bought that exact flying squirrel toy for my grandma’s dogs! They loved it! Did Bella go after the eyes first?

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2010 at 7:24 am

      hahah viesa totally went after the eyes ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ashley on April 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I have a shameless plug for mine (, Mama Pea, and And Her Little Dog Too! Hope you’re having a great week even though I know it’s tough not having the seksi pilot home!

  18. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 30, 2010 at 12:03 am

    That is too funny the way you wash your apple in the car ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Kilee on April 30, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I love She’s so inspiring and fun!

  20. Charlie @ CharlieGirl Blog on April 30, 2010 at 12:54 am (my oatmeal soul mate and she doesn’t even know it), Mama Pea, and YOURS are my can’t miss blogs. I’m stoked to try a few new ones listed here!

  21. Carine on April 30, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I’ve been a reader but never commented ๐Ÿ™‚ How do you make your macarons?

  22. Kate on April 30, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Hey, Gina.

    I decided to go from eating animal protein every day to eating vegan for a month, and to blog the result. ๐Ÿ™‚


  23. Heather on April 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Those pancakes look great ๐Ÿ™‚
    As far as “new blogs”, I don’t know how new they are, but they are NEW to me ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m really enjoying: and

  24. sarah on April 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hi Gina,
    I’ve seen you write exercise plans for pregnant women on your blog before and talk a lot about prenatal health. I am currently 17 weeks pregnant with my second. I have been so sick that all I want to eat is grilled cheese and seltzer…and now I feel better. I normally eat healthy with a splurge here and there and I did well with my first pregancy gaining 30lbs. I just wondered if you ever did a typical daily menu for a pregnant woman? Before I got prenant and started my cheese/seltzer diet I was doing so well to eat healthy. Any advice would be excellent!

  25. Bekah @ runtrackmind on April 30, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I think all of my favs are on your blog roll already, but I will give a little shout out to my blog, just started a couple of months ago, =)

  26. Therese on April 30, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Mine duh ๐Ÿ™‚ My hubbie and I have been doing Insanity for over a month now, although we just restarted our 60 days after I had a tendonitis issue. I have a majah crush on Sean T. Did you know he was a dancer?

    Eek if I eat fruit on the go I usually don’t wash it…feel free to cringe.

  27. Shannon (The Daily Balance) on April 30, 2010 at 10:07 am

    those roons get me every time! I think i would commit crimes for them — is that too much? too far?

    nah ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Erin on April 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Do you have the recipe for the roons? They look amazing!

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      yes but it’s a secret for now ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Karen on April 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Like Jessica @ Sweet, I am the queen of Google Reader! Found these two blogs recently, though I’m probably the last to know about them ๐Ÿ™‚ Thought you might like them, based on the interests that come through in your posts.

    Rachel Zoe. Daily designer fashion/beauty find with corresponding non-designer version. (I didn’t see an RSS option on her pages so if you use a reader you have to manually plug the URL into it).

    1000 Awesome Things. 1 awesome thing per day – about the awesomeness of small, everyday things. I always feel fabulous after reading it.

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm

      thank you so much for telling me about 1000 awesome things.. i just checked it out and i’m hooked. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Bonnie on April 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Hi There, Love your blog. I am new to blog world and yours is one I check regularly. Your macaroons look great, hope you will share the recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  31. Eira on April 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I really enjoy reading ‘Brit Chick Runs’

  32. Nicole on May 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

    While not new, I recently stumbled across Rachel’s blog at – this girl has a very unique personality and is always reliable for a good laugh. She’s a little “edgier” than most of the other blogs I read. Also – thanks so much for posing this question — very helpful!

  33. Raya @ Raya Runs on May 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Gina! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and would say it’s on my “top 4” list of blogs I read almost daily…(The other 3 are Meghann, Caitlin, and Jenna’s blogs). I still feel like I’m a *new* blogger even though it’s been many months since I started my blog, but I do definitely feel that I am more of the “before” stage while a lot of other (and much bigger!) blogs are the “after” that I hope to achieve. My reason for blogging is to document my weight-loss and journey to running a half-marathon (and hopefully a full marathon someday!). I’m also a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do so I try to include some info about martial arts as well.

    Also, would LOVE to see a summer-shape up again!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Raya @

  34. Lisa on May 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I just started my holistic health counseling practice. I love food and most importantly, love health! I started my blog “In Pursuit of Vitality” to write about the latest in the world of nutrition, health and wellness and my stance on different lifestyle and diet practices. I would love it if you checked it out!

  35. Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life) on May 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Gina!

    To answer your question, your blog has become one of my new favourites ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been reading for several months but this is my first time commenting. I have been reading blogs for about 8 months now and they have changed my life in my many ways and have even inspired me to creat my own blog. It has been a great way for me in many ways, I am sure you can understand. Some of my other favourits include: Tina’s, Caitlin’s, Jenna’s and Julie’s I could keep the list going actually.

    Thank you to you all for the inspiration! It has been such a positive change in my life.

    Have a gorgeous day.

    Ciao. Natalie

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