Breathe, stretch, pizza

Hey everyone! How’s your day treating ya?

Mine has been bueno- I’m glad I’ve gotten a lot of things checked off the to-do list!

I made some hummus for tomorrow night and saved myself a bowl to munch after Zumba with some veggies:


And some raw chocolate whipped cream for the tarts I made and froze Saturday:


Holy foodgasm.. I had a bite to make sure it didn’t need anything else and it tasted like heaven 😀 I’ll be posting all of the recipes for ya’ll either tomorrow night or Tuesday.

Next, I did some yoga upstairs in my makeshift guest room yoga studio. 20 minute Power Yoga #3 podcast and 20 minute Lunchtime Flow #1 podcast, both from Here’s a little trick for ya: If you enter the coupon code YDLFRCL you can try ANY class for free. Watch out though, you’ll get hooked like moi 😉

After I was nice and yoga sweaty, I decided to make some lonchi and was hankering for PIZZA!

Behold.. the pizza of my dreams

dream pizza

Leftover homemade marinara from the lasagna I made last night, roasted eggplant, shallot, zucchini and tomato, oregano, 1/4 cup organic garbanzo beans, 1 serving goat jack cheddar…

All baked at 375 on an Ezekiel tortilla for 10 minutes, and garnished with red pepper flakes and fresh basil


When I eat pizza, I like to munch all the toppings off first with a fork, then cover the “crust” with red pepper flakes,


And then tear pieces, roll them up, and feast like so 😀

I also had a salad with greens and spinach, grape tomato, bell pepper, balsamic, shallot, and 1/2 T olive oil



The casa is cleaned and I can’t believe I’ve made almost everything in advance for tomorrow night! I NEVER do that.. no matter how much I plan, I’m usually in the kitchen cooking when people are over. Tomorrow night, all I have to do is set everything out, make the salad, and get the artichoke dip and lasagna in the oven. Oh, and drink make POMtinis 😉

Afternoon snack:


Freakishly large honeycrisp and 1/2 banana with almond butter, mesquite and cinnamon 😀

My friend Ashley are going to Ft. Lauderdale this weekend— any Ft. Lauderdale bloggies in the house?!

Time to make a Zumba CD, teach then train funny quotes lady. I got a request for a guest post from the funny quotes lady… tonight I’m going to ask her if she’s down 😉

See ya soon!



Zumba song of the day: “Breathe, Stretch, Shake”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    My honeycrisps this year have been freakishly large, too!

  2. Mellissa on November 2, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Corepower Yoga offers Yoga On Demand and you can get unlimited online classes for $100 for the year. Seems like a pretty good idea to me!

  3. Mama Pea on November 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Funny quotes lady!!!! Omigosh, that would be hilarious.

    I would say I’m surprised at how you eat your pizza, but I remember what you do with chips and salsa, so nothing would surprise me 🙂

  4. VeggieGirl on November 2, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy goodness I used to rock out to that like no other during freshman year of college, hahaha 😀

  5. Sana on November 2, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Heheheh! I am glad you got my comment, I hope she says yes!!! She sounds amazing 🙂

  6. Melissa S. on November 2, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    i know, haven’t the honeycrisps been huge!!! more to love to eat!!!

  7. simpledaisy on November 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    The pizza looks great!! I have been eating apples like crazy too:) I love the super huge honeycrisps!

  8. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries on November 2, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I like your pizza eating technique… I’m gonna try that!

  9. Abby (Abby's Vegan Eats!) on November 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Ezekials make PERFECT pizza crusts!! YUM.

  10. Katy @ These Beautiful Feet on November 2, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Ft.Lauderdale native blogger right here! Lived there the first 18 years of my life and with all the visiting and summers at home I would round that up to 20. 😉 I know some great restaurant picks for you! Sublime … is one of them it’s a YUMMY vegetarian restaurant. I recommend the crispy cauliflower. Nom nom nom! 🙂 So good!

    • Fitnessista on November 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

      oh YES! i’m going to check it out right now 😀

  11. Erica on November 2, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    owww the homemade pizza looks soooo delicious! Love it! Great toppings. I really enjoy homemade hummus too- I like leaving it a bit chunky (is that weird??). I hope funny quotes lady does a guest post- that would be awesome

    • Fitnessista on November 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

      oh i like it chunky as well 🙂

  12. K on November 2, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Fingers crossed funny quote lady agrees! I love how you eat your pizzas because it makes me feel better about my foodie quirks that don’t make it on the blog 😉

    • Fitnessista on November 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

      hahah if you ever want to compare foodie quirks, i’m your girl 😀 i probably have one of the weirdest eating styles ever

  13. Jenna on November 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    great lookin pizza!!

  14. bobbi on November 2, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    mmm that pizza looks great girl! I am starting Zumba soon can’t wait!

  15. katherine on November 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Way to go getting everything ready ahead of time! Your pizza lunch looks fabulous by the way. I tend to eat things in strange orders too – I always eat sides and then eat the main dish last. Weird? Maybe. But I like to think it’s why I’m so good at having salad with most of my meals 🙂

  16. fittingbackin on November 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I STILL need to make my own hummus – so smart and such a cost savings!

    hehe I like you eat pizza – LOVE red pepper flakes!

  17. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on November 2, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Haha i just had a freakishly large honeycrisp as well! They’re so juicy right now too, I love it!

  18. Light Delight with TouTou on November 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I made some hummus too today! haha – well not exactly the same, since chickpea makes me bloated so often. I make a bloat-free one.
    The pizza looks really awesome 🙂 I love thin crust!

    • Fitnessista on November 2, 2009 at 10:22 pm

      bloat free hummus sounds fascinating… i’ll have to check your blog and see if the recipe is up 😀

  19. laura dishes on November 2, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Haha I love how you eat pizza… and that you recognized that it would be funny to share. Bring on the funny quotes lady! 🙂

  20. Jessie (Vegan-minded) on November 2, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I live in Miami, and I must agree with Katy that going to Sublime is a MUST! Everything on the menu is vegan and they use organic ingredients wherever possible. The restaurant has a great ambiance too. I usually go to Sublime every year on my birthday, and it’s such a treat!

  21. EDK on November 2, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Dear Fitnessista,

    Do you ever have sandwiches for lunch? I’m a student and right now they seem like the most portable, easy thing to pack…But I LOVE salads and am bored of the plain ol’ AB + J. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks so much!

    • Fitnessista on November 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm

      hey edk,
      i’m not a big sandwich person -too much bread for me and since i don’t eat meat, i tend to stick to ab and j or ab and banana. when i was in college, my favorite things to pack were hummus wraps with lots of veggies, luna bar, pistachios in a baggie, v8, salad in a container with dressing on the side, then i would shake it before i ate it. another thing that transports well is oatmeal, if you don’t mind eating it cold. hope this helps a little!

  22. Shelby on November 3, 2009 at 6:07 am

    OMG that song is amazing! I totally forgot about it. I’m going to download it today! 🙂

    That pizza looks scrumptious! I’ve had the biggest craving for pizza lately, must get crusts!

  23. Diana on November 3, 2009 at 8:36 am

    That pizza looks awesome 😀

  24. Krista on November 3, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Hehe! I de-construct food all the time, too! My hubby thinks I’m a weirdo when I do it! 😉

    • Fitnessista on November 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

      hahah i de-construct EVERYTHING! i can’t even eat a sandwich like a sandwich.. i eat it layer by layer 😉

  25. Tina on November 3, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I miss Ezekiel tortillas!! I may have to splurge and get them this week. They’re so chewy and hearty, and so much better than any other tortilla. I love the idea of making it into a pizza. I’m going to do that asap!

    • Fitnessista on November 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

      yeah, they’re super expensive but way worth it 😀

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