Child of the Wild

Eh, this place is ok I guess 😉


Howdy from the Smoky Mountains! We got in late last night and I haven’t seen a ghost or been captured by a sasquatch yet, so I’d say that’s a win 😀 The scenery is a double win.

We definitely hit some traffic on the way up:


But after making it through Hotlanta, it wasn’t too shabby.

Bella munched a chicken breast from Sonic:


And I munched sauerkraut.. straight out of the jar.


Classy lady 😀

The drive up the mountain gave me MAYJAH heeby jeebies, but once we got here and I was in jammies with a cup of tea,


Things were bueno.

(The snowman mug and the Vitamix follow me wherever I go)

I also brought some organic fruits and veggies with us:


After staying up late chatting with the in-laws, we crashed out and woke up to the smell of eggs and bacon.

I had my “eggs and bacon”…. a sludge!


Festive, no?

It had:

-1.5 cups almond milk

-1 scoop Sun Warrior vanilla protein

-lots of spinach

-a banana

-1/2 t spirulina

-sprinkle of Stevia


I’m not sure what’s going on the rest of the day, but the pilot’s madre, sis and nephew should be here soon. I know there’s a yoga podcast in the near future along with a glass of vino 😉

Have a wonderful day!



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  1. Katie on December 24, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Glad you made it safely! You have me craving ‘kraut now 🙂

  2. rebecca lustig on December 24, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Gaaa you’re pup is too cute.

    I hope all three (yes the pup, included) have a very Merry Christmas filled with indulgence, joy and happiness. You deserve the very best <3

  3. maris on December 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    hey gina-
    I see that you have your own version of breakfast while others enjoy theirs.. do you ever come across any problems with family members that aren’t familiar with eating raw/vegetarian? sometimes my family doesn’t understand my eating habits.. and it can make all quite uncomfortable. any suggestions?


    • Fitnessista on December 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

      hey maris,
      i’ll write about that in tonight’s post! thanks for the idea!

  4. Danielle (Coffee Run) on December 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    The scenery is beautifullll 🙂 Where did you get that mug??

    • Fitnessista on December 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

      targizzle 😀

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on December 24, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Gorgeous scenes! Glad you had a safe trip! 🙂

  6. Suzanne on December 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Hey Gina, I would like to echo Maris above. I know you’ve dealt with this before, but I can’t seem to find the appropriate post in your archives. If you get a chance, maybe you could link to the post where the blog discussed how to deal with people who hate on healthy?

  7. Jenny on December 24, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Y’all made it! 🙂

    Have a great Christmas Eve! And enjoy the beautiful scenery, yoga, and vino!

  8. dorothy on December 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    i went to the smokies this past summer and looved it! from that one pic it looks like you stayed in a house/cabin thing similar to mine but i cant tell really haha

    i wish id brought organic vegs like you!!

    ps your doggie is the cuuutest

    havea merry christmas eve 🙂

  9. Katie on December 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I just got some sun warrier protein! I cannot wait to try it!

    Happy Holidays,

  10. Jenna on December 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    what is sauerkraut??

  11. Rachel on December 24, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I hope the traffic will be better tomorrow when I’m on my way to Florida. I have to drive the ATL, too 🙁 I always get lost there, haha.

  12. La on December 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Looks GORGEOUS! Have an awesome time and stay warm!

  13. glidingcalm on December 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    i feel like you are road trip QUEEN!! I always see you in a packed car!!!!!!!!! well, often!

    LOVE ZE SLUDGE!! too bad it is wayyyyyyyyyyy too cold here for that!

    hugs miss G!

  14. Carolyn on December 24, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Shelby on December 25, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Merry Christmas Gina! I’ve been reading your site for over a year but, sadly, this is my first comment! I’m glad y’all had a safe trip up and hope you have a great holiday!

    I do have a random comment…I used some of your workouts from the Summer Shape-Up yesterday and I remember you saying you were going to do a Winter Shape-Up sometime after the first of the year. Would it be possible for you to do some printer-friendly workouts? I like to print yours out and take them with me for reference and, maybe it’s just my computer, but some of the pictures and descriptions get cut off when I print straight from the website. It would be a fabby Christmas gift! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you come up with! (PS: Pec N Press Kicked My You Know What!)

  16. Jessica (fit and clean) on December 25, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Glad you were able to make it through Hotlanta. I hate the traffic here! Hope you and your Pilot have a fantastic Christmas! 🙂

  17. Yet Another Emily :] on December 25, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Welcome to our lovely North Carolina (if that’s the part of the Smokies you happen to be in) :] Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and enjoy the snow!

  18. Yet Another Emily :] on December 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Oh, and no worries. I’ve been in those mountains tons of times and never had any trouble with sasquatches or ghosts. Besides, that’s more a Pacific Northwest kind of thing. 🙂

  19. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen on December 25, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Merry Christmas classy lady 🙂 The mountains look gorgeous, I’m sure you won’t have any troubles with sasquatch!

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