Carbs and Chocolate

Hi everyone 😀 It feels so good to have the exciting news out in the open! I’m so stinkin’ excited about all of this. The transition period is going to be interesting (going from full-time trainer part-time chef to full-time chef and part-time trainer), but I’m stoked for the ride. I can’t wait until it all starts falling together and it’s going to be fast and furious.

Going to work and coming back to a plethora of kind words and encouragement was pretty freaking awesome. I am totally blown away by all of your amazing, beautiful comments and tweets. (You *might* have made me cry tears of happiness… I’m just sayin’). I hope you know how much I appreciate all of you and your support means the world to me <3 Thank you!!!!

Mushy stuff aside, all I’ve wanted lately is carbs and chocolate.

It’s the sure-fire way to know I’m officially sick.


bnut fries

Carbs + Chocolate:


Carbs + Chocolate:


Carbs +Chocolate:

oat bran

(Oat bran with Sun Warrior, Goji berries, cacao nibs and almond butter)

Nice little pattern I’ve got going on there. Something about carbs and chocolate just wraps my soul in a blanket of goodness when I’m sick.

So last night, the wives made dinner for the pilots since they’ve been working nights for the past couple of weeks. We have a theme for dinner (last week it was meatball subs) and the wives split up the meal components.

It was taco night, so I made the meat:

(Even though I don’t eat meat, I have no prob making it or smelling it. The pilot is very grateful for this)


Organic roast cooked in beef broth in the slow cooker with Mexican stewed tomatoes, jalapeno, green chiles, onion, garlic powder, oregano, cumin, sea salt and pepper.

And some dessert (Black Forrest Tarts):


Jeni took my meal stuff down to the squadron for me, (thank you, friend!) while I ran 4 miles with Meara. Our husbands were flying together and they flew over us while we were running! It was the craziest thing ever! We knew it was them because Meara’s husband rocked his wings back and forth (like he was waving) as he flew over their house. We jumped up and down and blew kisses 🙂

After our run, I came home, stretched, crashed on the couch, watched Grey’s and Private Practice (SO GOOD!) and called it a night.

Today, I’ve had a couple of training appointments, a GIANT green juice to go with my carbs and chocolate:


Lots of the “C”

save me

Lots of tea:


And am planning to lay low for the rest of the day. I think my body’s rebelling against me, because it’s so happy 🙂 This whole time, I’ve been fighting it, but the little beast took over. Punk.

We have an air force dinner tomorrow night (fun pics to come.. you can read about the last formal Dining Out here) and I might brave the cold to last-minute shoe shop. In Valdosta. We’ll see how that goes 😉



Something to talk about: When you’re under the weather, what do you crave? I wish I could say vegetables, but we all know it’s carbs and chocolate 🙂

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  1. kara on February 13, 2010 at 8:28 am

    When I’m under the weather I always crave ice cream or Popsicles and saltines. I think because that’s what my mama gave me when I was sick as a kid. 🙂

  2. Jessica on February 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

    hey! congrats on the restaurant! Just wondering whats in your green smoothie? I’m officially sick as well and I need to get better ASAP and that smoothie looks like it could do the trick! I can’t workout when I’m sick way to much energy out put and when I’m sick I just ache on the couch 🙁

  3. Lily @ Lily's Health Pad on February 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

    When I’m sick, my body craves the strangest things. Things I don’t usually eat that are bad for me. You think my body would want fruits in veggies in order to heal, but that’s not the case. 🙁

  4. palma on February 13, 2010 at 9:49 am

    my sister turned me on to your website and i’ve been following you the last couple weeks! Just wanted to say you are such an inspiration and it’s so enjoyable to read your blog.. thanks for all the great recipes. Good luck on your new venture.. palma in boca raton, fl

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

      thank you so much, palma!

  5. Becky (flybynyght @ wordpress) on February 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    For me it’s mashed potatoes. When I’m sick all I want is a big bowl of mashed potatoes with salt and pepper…and of course some butter… mmmmm

  6. Katie on February 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I don’t have one specific thing I crave when I’m sick. It varies. Last time it was mac and cheese from the blue box. UGH. It was so much better in my mind than it was on my tongue. Yuck. Hopefully, I’ll remember that next time.

  7. Diana on February 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Gina,

    I’ve been a silent reader of your blog for a while now, so I decided it was about time that I leave a comment! A friend recommended your blog to me (knowing what a fitness/health nut I am) and thanks to you I’ve become a bloggie addict and even started one of my own. I wanted to congratulate you on your new job venture. I can’t wait to order some of your macaroons!


    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      hey diana!
      that is so awesome! thanks for saying hi 🙂
      have a wonderful weekend <3

  8. Lauren on February 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Hey Fitnessista,

    So pumped for your new ventures – I have no doubts that you will produce some seriously delicious food! I can’t wait to order your macaroons and whatnot online, too!
    I loved the story about the pilots “waving” to you as you and your friend ran… super cute and made me smile.

    Have a great v-day,

  9. Amelia on February 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Sounds like you’re pregnant! Congratualations!!

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm

      LOL. i’m most definitely not, but thank you, haha

  10. All Women Stalker on February 14, 2010 at 11:58 am

    God, those chocolate tarts must taste like heaven! And awww, hope you feel better soon.

  11. Ellen on February 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    When sick, I crave chicken noodle soup and mini saltines. I buy a box of the mini saltines and that is what I snack on all day.

  12. Marion Pindell on July 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Congratulations!Can’t wait to understand far more posts…Keep rockin’Have a wonderful morning, Jamie

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