Hey! How’s your first day of Summer going? Any fun vacays planned?

After blogging about the protein lovechild this morning, I *needed* a chocolate cherry bomb smoothie in my life 🙂choc cherry

And then went to pump some crazy iron.

Post workout Protein + carbs


Millet and a 2-egg white puff.

I trained a client, then went to Bizzle to put on my productivity hat 😉

While I was there, I couldn’t help but notice people striking up random conversations and it made me think about how I’ve become more of an introvert. When I was younger, up until I graduated high school, I was 100% extrovert. I thrived on having people around me and would tell my life story to anyone who would listen. I used to sing and act and performed in musicals.

While I was in college, I was still friendly but became a little bit more introverted because I was so focused on school. I didn’t show others my true goofy side until I really got to know them. My friends all know that I’m a goofball, but sometimes strangers view me as *quiet* which is kind of humorous.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert??

After I left Starbucks, I had to stop at Main Squeeze for a juice since it’s on the way home 😉


A supergreen juice with no celery, extra spinach and 1/2 t spirulina that I added at the casa.


Lunch was one of my favorite salad beasts:


Greens, spiralized beet, grape tomatoes, raw goat cheddar,Garlic Gold sea salt, oregano, basil and drizzled with this new Meyer Lemon vinaigrette from Garlic Gold.

beast (2)

This stuff was outta control.

garlic gold

The lemon flavor was fragrant and sweet– the perfect compliment to the seasonings and garlic. A bonus: it’s vinegar-free for those who have digestive issues with vinegar. It’s only available in OpenSky –not in stores- so I’ll be adding it to my shop later today.

The plan for the rest of the day is to work for a while, train a client and do some cardio.

Hope you have a fabulous Monday <3



Upcoming: A post on how to make a *meal* out of a smoothie 😀

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  1. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on June 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I’m an extrovert everywhere but at work. 🙂

  2. CaSaundra on June 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that Garlic Gold sauce–sounds like it’d
    be great in various
    of recipes.

  3. A Teenage Gourmet on June 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Your blog is truly great! I really love your personality, and I feel like I have a good sense of who you are through your writing. By the way, I just mentioned you in one of my posts.

  4. maria @ Chasing the Now on June 21, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I used to be an extrovert all through high school and college. But since getting married and moving to a foreign country, I’ve begun to recede into myself a little bit, I think. It doesn’t help that I barely speak the language. Haha. I like it though because for the first time in my life I feel comfortable with myself and not always being around people and talking.

  5. Natalie @cinnamonbums on June 21, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    wow i can totally relate to you! i feel like i used to be an extrovert but have slowly become more and more introverted… i think when i was younger though, i was more uncomfortable with the idea of spending time alone (and i think solitude is actually an art that needs to be learned/practiced) but now i value my solitude/alone time sooo much – for meditation, for reflection, for relaxation… i still love meeting new people and talking to different people, but i realized that unless i am with a group of people who i am very comfortable with, a lot of talking/socializing can be very mentally taxing for me… that being said, i do really enjoy being around small groups of intimate friends – that recharges me as well =)

  6. Jenn on June 21, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Gina! Found your blog a few weeks ago and I’m totally hooked. You’re such a great inspiration for females and I can’t wait to follow you from here on out 🙂 P.S. Cute hubby 😉

  7. Leslie on June 22, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I will continue to follow it =)

  8. justine on June 22, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Hi Gina

    I have an ‘Insanity ‘ question.
    I just started my first full week, and it certainly is a very different way of training. That phrase ” I thought I was fit!!” keeps leaping to mind..
    I do not use a heart monitor, and wonder if you used one too, and if you agree that it’s necessary?
    Also, did you notice a ballpark calorie burn during each workout?


    • Fitnessista on June 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

      i didn’t wear my HRM -i got too sweaty for the chest strap to stay in place-, but my friend jeni did and burned anywhere from 550 to 700 calories.

  9. Jackie (Peaces of Earth) on June 22, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I definitely consider myself an introvert but have been recently embracing my extrovertness, too. 🙂

    I love your shirt!! Babycakes is soooo good.

  10. maxinthegym on June 22, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Being an introvert has its perks. You can seem all mysterious and intriguing 🙂

  11. rachael on June 22, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I am definitely an introvert and my husband is a total extrovert! Valdosta can’t be so bad if you have a juice bar, I wish there was one relatively close to me!

  12. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 22, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I used to be an extrovert and now I’m a complete introvert. I’m not at my happiest when I’m 100% of either, so I want to try to strike a balance between the two!

  13. Paige (Running Around Normal) on June 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I would say I’m middle of the road. I’m not the person who’s always talking abd who always has everyone’s attention, but I’m not the girl in the corner not saying a word either:) I used to be incredibly shy around people I didn’t know well

  14. justine on June 22, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for the feedback, Gina. I know exactly what you mean by the sweat…! I know calorie burn isn’t everything, but I like to keep track.
    On the other thread. – the older I get, the more introverted I am. And it bothers me.
    Great blog. Hats off to you!

  15. Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life on June 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

    O-M-G that salad looks amazing.

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