Bods in the Pods + Fashion Friday

Hi guys! How are you?? Hope you’ve had a lovely Fashion Friday so far! I’m so, so glad ya’ll liked our goofy TurboFire video. My husband is a ham and I’m having a blasty with the workouts. For the record, I am in no way affiliated with Beachbody –if I was, I would definitely tell you! I turned down offers to become a BeachBody coach because I want this to be a *blog* not a *blog-mercial* 🙂 I just love you guys too much, mmm k?

I started off my day with a superfood bfast cookie:


-1/2 C oats

-1 serving brown rice protein (praying Sun Warrior gets here tomorrow! It’s not the same)

-1/2 T maca

-1 T goji berries

-1/2 banana

cacao nibs

-almond milk

-1 T almond butter

+ taught a schweaty bootcamp class. LOTS of running and legs today… buahaha >:)

Snack time:

apple (2)

Organic apple and hefty local blueberries

I ran some errands and took a lil nap –I didn’t sleep at ALL last night!- and then had a date with this thing…

bod pod

The bod pod!

You can read about my last experience in the bod pod *here* and *here*

I’ve been wanting to get my body fat tested again since I finished Insanity, and finally got around to it 😉


-Body fat went down 0.5%

-Weight went down 1lb

I’ll take measurements this weekend and add them to my End of Insanity re-cap, so it’s all in one place. (Nope, I’m not posted specific numbers, just the change in numbers)

I knew I’d be hungry after the test, so I had made a kidney bean spread with kidney beans, garlic, sea salt, cumin and cayenne:

bean spread

Spread it on an oat bran pita with some arugula:


and broke the rule of not eating in my new car 😉

I came home with new toys for the puppers from Walgreens- Viesa’s is like a mini stuffing-free replica of her!


Time to train two clients and then meeting friends for drinks + dinner.

Enjoy your night!



Something to do: Shop it up! Heh heh. It’s FASHION FRIDAY and here’s what I’m loving this week…


image Guess

Crochet is one of those styles that I ALWAYS get rid of.. and then always buy again when it comes back in style, like 2 years later. I love how clean, feminine and casual crochet pieces are.

This season, you can find crochet everywhere, from handbags to shoes.

Here are some of my fave picks:

image Daydream Nation

image Lucky Brand

image Topshop

image Victoria’s Secret

Pick one crocheted piece at a time- don’t want to look like granny made your entire outfit. (Which would be baller, but I’d recommend sticking to one piece)

Looks hawt with silver or gold accessories, strappy platforms + denim

Are you rocking crochet this season??

Have a great night and I’ll see ya tomorrow!

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  1. brittney on July 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    VIESA is SO CUTE. I want to steal her.

  2. Dorry on July 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I love the kidney bean spread! I make bean spreads all the time- it’s my absolute favorite quick and easy meal. The crochet is very cute. I like the purplish top and the Victoria’s Secret dress. Oh and the shoes. 🙂 Happy Friday!

  3. Heather on July 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Gotta say I’m not doin crochet…..maybe I haven’t found the right item or found one made in a light enough fabric-seems too heavy for summer.

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet on July 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    The crochet is really cute – I agree!

  5. allison @ livingoneday on July 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    have not gotten into crochet. not a huge fan, although that tank and necklace is great!!!

  6. Manda on July 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Whenever u show pics of viessa it looks like she is staring into my soul!! She looks so intelliget and mischevious. I normally don’t think I’m too fashion forward but I’m wearing a top with a crocheted neckline!! Yay! Happy weekend!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:04 pm

      hahaha! that’s probably one of the best comments EVER. and yes, viesa is wise and can look deep into souls 🙂

  7. Kristina on July 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    that bean spread looks amazing… I don’t know why I’ve never done this?

    I love that necklace!! so funky!

  8. Laury @TheFitnessDish on July 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats on the POD results!! Bean spread looks DELISHYYYY 🙂

    Loving fashion Friday…my momma is amazing @ crochet–she totally needs to jump on this trend!! Have some wine for me…Happy Friday!!!

  9. April on July 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Hi Gina!
    I got my Sun Warrior, can’t wait to try it! Definitley tomorrow morning, yippee.
    You first turned me on to the hemp protein powder and now this, thanks!
    Love your blog chickie!

  10. Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt on July 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Love bean spread. Beans make everything yummy!

  11. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    oh bean spread, how i love thee! i love crocheted backs on tanks this season…it’s sporty, but super feminine all at the same time!

  12. Courtney @ Three Months on July 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I love crocheted outfits…so feminine, summery and soft! I’m a fan!

  13. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on July 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    That first crochet dress is adorable!! I have this one oversized crocheted sweater that I wear in the fall/winter with leggings and I love it. I haven’t really rocked it this summer, though.

  14. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on July 9, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    A drop in body fat is always good…I’d take it 🙂 How much do you pay to get a bod pod reading? Or is it free for you?

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm

      it’s free on base 🙂

  15. Naomi on July 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    ohh its cute! i would have never thought!! have you ever done the hydrostatic weighing? that stuff is CRAZY I had to do it in college in my exercise physiology lab and it was quite an experience!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:02 pm

      no i haven’t but i would love to!

  16. Wendy on July 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Oh my, yes, that bean spread looks tasty. I agree with Erin!! Beeeeeeans rule.

    So my Turbo Fire came today!!! I tried the first one (the one your doing in your video). Oh. My. I am a train wreck, yo! I’m a fitness instructor and I teach cardio classes with simple, easy-to-follow moves but yet the workouts are super effective. So when I tried this a little bit ago, I was like ‘ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!’ And yes, I did the one where she sorta explains the moves. Crap. I shall not give up. I will try that first workout until I have it down, because I have a feeling that once I get it, I’ll love it. I hope.

  17. Katie @ Healthy Heddleston on July 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I have a similar racer tank to that one pictured from Lucky that I bought in Hawaii last summer. Anyway, I was wearing it one day and this lady literally comes up to me and basically started “petting” by back! She could not get over all the detailing and was just ooo-ing and ahh-ing over it! It was definitely an experience! But yes, croquet comes in and out of style but it’s a nice touch to have a few pieces that have some croquet detatiling.

  18. Amy on July 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Ooh, where’d you find the oat bran pita?

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      publix 🙂

  19. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on July 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Bloggie-infomercial…yeah, I hear ya. I get lots of offers and you probably get tons more! but yes, being careful about not turning it into a free-for-all infomercial b/c that’s not so fun, I hear you loud and clear 🙂

    Crocheting! My grandma and I used to crochet together when I was a little girl. The memories are awesome but unfortunately, I dont remember any stitches!

    Bod Pod..way to go with the % changes! I had mine done every other week leading up to my show from my trainer with calipers but I’d love to try the Pod one day!

    Have a beautiful weekend sweetie!! 🙂

  20. Lily on July 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I think tomorrow i might actually make that breakfast cookie 🙂 i’ve been eyeing it for awhile but i cant help be iffy if it’ll fuel me through crosscountry!

    crochet! i’ve never rocked that trend completely, but i do have alot of the tanktops with the detailing on the back 🙂

    This is super random, but where did you find the Mung bean pasta? i’ve been DYING to try it.

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      whole foods 🙂

  21. Kati on July 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I actually just bought my first crochet item. Too cute!
    -Kati @ beautyandafeast

  22. Karyn on July 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    i think crochet is cute but i don’t think it’s me. i feel all awkward in it

  23. Cara on July 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Mmmm…bean spread!
    Looks so yum.

  24. meg on July 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Just wanted to say that my Sun Warrior came today! I ordered the chocolate, and just whipped up a smoothie that is seriously one of the best protein smoothies I’ve ever had. I was really nervous about the stevia since I really don’t have a taste for it, and some of the reviews online were pretty harsh about the stevia taste. I used 1 cup milk, 1/c frozen blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, and 1 scoop powder, and it was perfectly sweet with an AWESOME texture. LOVE IT-Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      YES! i’m so glad you liked it! 🙂

  25. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I don’t think I own anything crochet, but I love the look of tank tops with a crochet back like that!

  26. Runeatrepeat on July 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I think using crochet as an accessory is super cute!

  27. Jaclyn on July 9, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I have to tell you, I enjoyed indian food wednesday last night (thursday) AND today, friday! My mom got take out with my sister and they had leftovers. Tofu masala and eggplant bartha my fav. i have a nice lil bartha baby right now and just thought you would appreciate that, haha 😉

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      whoo hoo! love it 🙂

  28. erica on July 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Is there a way to accurately test your body fat by yourself? I read somewhere about measuring certain body parts, and weighing yourself and then doing a calculation- is that accurate? or do you have a better way? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      no, there’s not an accurate way to test it by yourself- the most accurate way would be to get in the bod pod or have a trainer test it with calipers

  29. A Teenage Gourmet on July 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I have a crochet top, similar to the one you posted. I always get compliments on my shoulders & back when I wear it. 🙂

  30. brittany on July 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    i was thinking about how you said when you first got into the bod pod that you were surprised by your body fat percentage the first time so i was wondering if you were surprised that it went down .5%.. did you expect that number or did you expect more or less?? I don’t know if that’s a lot or not??
    either way i think you are a BEAST for completing insanity and starting turbo fire!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      i expected more, but i’ll take it – progress is progress

  31. Michelle on July 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    My Grandma crocheted ALL the time. She died a number of years ago. I had a baby last year and when I was pregnant I was thinkin of all the things she had made my other kids. I didn’t think any of it was left (they are almost 18 and 15). My Mom surprised me at my baby shower with a jacket, booties and bonnet my Grandma had made. My Mom remembers my Grandma telling her she didn’t know who it was for, but she wanted to try out the pattern and use up some yellow yarn. I BAWLED for like an hour. Everytime I saw it in her closet I would well up. Crochet rocks in my world!

    P.S. She had like a dozen pairs of shoes like that. That made me giggle. I didn’t know how fashion forward Frieda was!
    And…,,20400369,00.html I saw this tonight, it seriously will be all the rage!

  32. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on July 9, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Can’t say that I’m rocking the crochet this time around…..who knows…maybe it will grow on me?

  33. Co on July 10, 2010 at 12:55 am

    A lot of bloggers that I read have recently been promoting their e-books or e-courses. Then they have other bloggers promote them as well. I was was just thinking today that I’m kinda getting tired of reading these “blog-mercials”. I do like reading product reviews and learning about products bloggers use. But, you are right, it can get to be too much. I am pretty new to your blog and I really like it. I am a military wife as well!

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2010 at 9:38 am

      welcome to the little blog 🙂
      i always love to hear from fellow military wives!

  34. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 10, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I have a couple tanks that have the crochet. I love it. I’ve even rocked them on night’s out to a fraternity house (or two!)

  35. Cara on July 10, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Hey Gina I have a question about working out a home, is it necessary to wear shoes? I can wear tennis shoes out or at the gym but for some reason at home it drives me crazy!! Do you think it’s necessary?

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

      some people can workout without shoes, but i’m not one of those people! if it’s feels ok to ya, i don’t see why not 🙂 i have a pronation with one of my feet, so wearing shoes keeps it stabilized so i don’t twist an ankle or anything

  36. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on July 10, 2010 at 6:22 am

    I never thought I would say I was a crochet girl… but I love it, too!!

  37. Heather on July 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

    You are so genuine and lovely. Thank you for being so real…always. Gina, you’re an inspiration to us all!

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2010 at 9:32 am

      thank you <3 and thank you for reading!! 🙂

  38. Paige (Running Around Normal) on July 10, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Aw I used to love crotchet! Haven’t tried it in a while though:0

    Have a great Saturday!

  39. ida on July 10, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I feel like a little crochet accent is great, but i’m not into a whole outfit of it. Thanks for not being a blog-mercial!

  40. Jos on July 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Question on the bod pod, do I need to have gym membership to use it? I always want to do BMR testing, body fat percentage testing etc but dunno where to go. Any recommendation for someone living in So Calif?

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      it depends.. i’d call around local gyms to see if they offer it and what the cost is. for military (and dependents), it’s free on base

  41. Laura on July 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    i NEED to try a breakfast cookie!!! xx

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

      yes, yes you do 🙂

  42. Julie on July 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Gina, Do you know if every Air Force base has a bod pod? Hubby and I are moving to Mildenhall next month and I would love to have my body fat tested occasionally.

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

      i’m not sure- give them a call and see if their gym or hawc (health and wellness center) has one. some places charge $50 for it, so it will be awesome if they have it on base for FREE!

  43. Serena on July 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I love those shoes, super cute!

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