Back on the mat

Hi friends <3 How was your humpday? Anyone else itching for the weekend to get here? Me <— so ready. Loved your comments on the Focus On post! If you’ve been wanting to try Turbofire, or any of Beachbody programs, hit up my friend Lizzie– she can [honestly] answer all of your questions. [She helped me pick my BB programs – she’s amazing]

So guess who actually went to yoga today?!



My goal was to practice more than I did in August, and 1 > 0, so I already accomplished that 🙂 I’m gonna be real": It was ungainly and awkward, yet it felt awesome. There were some parts where I just went into child’s pose or did cat cow combos instead of the prone exercises they were doing, did bow pose on my side instead of my stomach, and reaaaaalllly needed those hip stretches. I call it a win, but nothing near as fun as my old practice. I’m definitely stoked to get back into Bikram and power yoga come January 🙂

Today was also a Buddha necklace kinda day:


I had two stretch classes at work, so I tend to dress more yoga-y on those days. Also wore my Tiny Devotions bracelets, which I’m obsessed with (coming up in a future fashion post).

Some eats:


Bfast was a green smoothie


-almond milk

-1/2 banana, 1/2 farmer’s market mango

-Sun Warrior

-handful of spinach


and toast with almond butterrrrr.


For lunch, I made the most random egg creation ever.


A flat egg + 2 egg whites with greens, beets, goat cheese, sundried tomato and balsamic [I’m not usually a “weird combo” person, but it was so good!]

and a couple handfuls of Mary’s Crack [curry sticks and twigs- my fave!]


The Pilot just got home, so I think I’m going to grill him a pizza for dinner 😉

Have a great night <3



Today’s workout jam: “Resistance” by Muse

Something to talk about: Random Q & A time! It’s been forever since I’ve done a Q & A post (maybe since I just throw everything out there on the Family page? haha), but thought it would be a good time to bring it back. I love it because it also gives me a chance to learn more about you guys, too, and let’s face it: I like you.. and I’m nosy 😉 So ask me anything! I’ll post responses tomorrow 😀

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  1. Christina on September 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Being the busy mom of two teenagers that I am and working a full time job, it is really hard to lose 10-15 pounds. What do (or did) you do to lose the weight you lost? It is impossible for me to exercise more than 1 hour a day. I have a few health issues so I try to take weekends off to just recoup! Exhaustion is a big problem. What is your one go-to exercise that might help me? (I have been practicing yoga for about a year, but no much help in the weight loss department.)

  2. Pinky on September 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Besides working out, what is your GO TO for destressing?!?!

    What can friends do to help you when your signifigant other is deployed? I know you have posted on what YOU do to stay busy when the Pilot is away, but what would you wish your friends did? (background, my sister’s longtime bf is deployed and I want to be the best sister I can to help her get through this)


  3. Allie Q @ Fit Geek on September 8, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Do you have clients that you train, or do you just teach classes?
    If you HAVE worked one-on-one with clients, what did/do you like the most about it? And what do you dislike about it?

  4. jessica on September 8, 2011 at 9:54 am


    • Fitnessista on September 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

      tucson gem show 🙂

  5. Dana on September 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Do you have celiac disease or is there another reason why you follow a gluten-free diet? When did you start being GF?

  6. Ryan on September 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Ahhh!! I want that necklace!!

    For Q&A: A while back you were working on book proposals. What is the status on your book?

  7. LisaG on September 8, 2011 at 10:36 am

    What will your fitness program be like once baby fitnessista is born? Are you planning to take off a couple of months from work?

  8. sara @ the foodie diaries on September 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Yay for you getting back to yoga! I have never done it (mainly because I’m scared I’ll be embarassed because I’m sooo NOT flexible!) but I’ve always wanted to try it once!

  9. mi-an d. on September 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    hiii!!! i haven’t commented in a looong while gina! i’m on a vacay here in orlando with the fam bam! we’re going back to cali tomorrow but thought i’d say hiiii!! it’s be an awesome week! love the fam! p.s. i want to know where you got that necklace!

  10. Liz @ Southern Charm on September 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Glad that you are back on the mat. You’ve been talking about it for a while (at least it’s stuck out to me from your posts). It’s inspiring you did it and now I want to start doing it again. I’ve been wanting to start back up for awhile, but this, I think, will push me to it. Thanks, friend!

  11. Tori on September 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I’m always looking for new beauty products…any new ones to share? Love that you like the Tarte eyeliner, I am ob-sessed with their whole product line 🙂

  12. Alyssa @ Don't Look Down on September 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

    For the Q&A: Do you ever get into a fitness rut? As in, feel like you don’t have the energy to work out for a whole week? How do you get back into the habit?
    I’m currently really struggling with getting back into a routine after taking a bit of time off after a triathlon.

  13. Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas on September 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

    what brand of clothing do you love best for exercise?

    • Fitnessista on September 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      lululemon 🙂

  14. Moni'sMeals on September 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    great you did yoga and your meals were so healthy and yummy. Looking forward to the q and a’s! 🙂

  15. Kiah on September 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Is that outdoor yoga in AZ? That must have been pretty close to Bikram 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      haha yes, and yes 🙂

  16. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run on September 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I’ll have what he’s having. I’d love grilled pizza! Do you have a recipe on that one??

    • Fitnessista on September 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      nope, we’re actually making it on the fly tonight instead of last night. i bought the dough in the deli section at sunflower market and we’re just going to load it up with toppings and grill away

  17. Nicole @ Giraffelegs on September 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    great necklace!!! I am going to online stalk for something similar! Hope you don’t mind me copying!!

    • Fitnessista on September 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      copy away!

  18. Mac on September 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I’m getting myself back in the yoga routine too… Two days this week! On a roll and I love it!

    • Fitnessista on September 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      whoo hoo!

  19. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Haha congrats on meeting your yoga goal! 😀 I’m in the same boat… I meant to do some yoga in August but I didn’t do it at all! I’m hoping to hit up a class or two this month.

    Your random egg creation looks so good! Sun dried tomato + goat cheese + balsamic = win!

  20. Elektra on September 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Hello there. I really enjoyed today’s post, especially reading about how you to started your blog. I have been reading for over a year (but this is my first comment), and I have been toying with a food blog of my own, and you have really inspired me. I just wanted to say great job, and if you ever feel like meandering over to my little blog, that would be awesome.

  21. Alexis @ hummusapien on September 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

    toast with almond butter is the best! ESPECIALLY when paired with a green smoothie 🙂

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