An Entirely Different Beast

Hey everyone! Finally in jammies and settled down from the day. How was your Wednesday?

Mine started off with protein chia pudding:

chia pudding

-1/4 C chia seeds

-3/4 C almond milk

-1/2 scoop Sun Warrior (off to Amazon to order more.. I’m running low)





-small nanner

-small apple

-dib dab of almond butter for my face garnish

and a killerrrrr back and abs weights sesh. T’was heart thumping for sure 🙂 Speaking of weights, thank you so much for keeping me updated with the Winter Shape Up– I’m so glad ya’ll are liking it and feeling the burn so far. New workouts will be posted Monday! Are any of you doing the Intro to Iron plan I designed for Caitlin? Hope that’s going bueno, too!

Some of today’s eats:

egg puff

Egg white puff and salad for protein after my weights sesh.

Lots o’ nutritional yeast:


Raw croutons:

raw crackers

2 smoothies throughout the day and some millet bread.

And a salmon dinner after Zumba at Longhorn with my pilot,  Jeni and her pilot.

Nutritionally-devoid iceberg lettuce with some balsamic drizzled on- otherwise known as the “house salad with no cheese or croutons with balsamic on the side”


(Sorry for the dark pics! I took them with the crackberry)

And salmon with double veggies, no butter sauce, thank you.


It was pretty glorious.

Zumba was outta control tonight. SO. MUCH. FUN. It’s amazing how you can feed energy off of other people, and with a packed house, I was ready to shake my booty. I love teaching Zumba.

Yoga, however, I’m not the biggest fan of teaching. I didn’t write about this too much on the blog yet, but I taught a yoga class at the base gym a couple of weeks ago and it was a disaster. I had two challenging flows planned out that I figured we would do slowly (after warm up and sun salutations) and then repeat a couple of times on the right side and left side. I thought it would take about 45 minutes….then we’d do some cool down stretches and savasana and peace out. Um, we finished the flows and I looked down and it had been 22 minutes. Apparently, I’m a yoga speed demon, so I ended up winging the rest of the class. Disaster.  I think it’s just one of those things I’m better at participating in than doing. I can teach spin, step or Zumba all the livelong day, but yoga is an entirely different beast.

Well I’m off to prep my clients’ raw lunches for tomorrow (PIZZA!) and hit the hay.

Hasta pasta, bloggies.



Today’s Zumba playlist:


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  1. Jenny on January 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I’m definitely utilizing the moves you’ve been suggesting for the Intro to Iron Pumping plan! I really appreciate you sharing it with us 🙂

    And I can definitely see how yoga is different to teach. Most of the instructors I’ve had for yoga have been teaching for YEARS, because I’m sure that’s how long it takes to get truly comfortable with the practice. I bet you’re a lot better than you give yourself credit for though!

  2. Kristal (from Moody Zumba) on January 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Hey lady! Omgosh! Well other than this eye candy guy (who sometimes seems stiff) on the right of the clip I’m about to send you, check out this move at 3:10. I like it and was wondering if there was a song we could incorporate it to. I like the 2 sets of quick 4 counts and then the 2 slow sets of 2 counts. Just a thought.

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 7:44 am

      i’ll check it out right now

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 7:44 am

      ps the eye candy guy is hot 😉

  3. Kristal (from Moody Zumba) on January 28, 2010 at 1:14 am

    P.S. I love the zumba mix!

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