Competitive Streak

Hi guys! Happy Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚ Howโ€™s your morning going?? After my late night at work and blog sesh, I totally slept through the yoga event I planned to go to this morning. Itโ€™s rare thing to miss a planned yoga class because I love it so much, but waking up and setting the alarm for an hour later was the best decision Iโ€™ve made all day ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I had a waffle,


(a Hemp waffle with AB, apricot jam and cinnamon)

Followed by a leisurely stroll on the treaddy with Womenโ€™s Health.


(30 minutes at 4.2 mph with 2.5% incline + a strange look from the man next to me when I took a picture)

When I came back to the casa, I made a Green Mango smoothie:


this one had

-1 C almond milk

-1 banana

-1/2 C frozen organic mango

-1 teaspoon spirulina

-1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

and packed up lunch for the day:


Carrots, salad, roasted beets from the hot bar, and mung bean alfredo

bento (2)

For the mung bean pasta, I cooked and drained the noodles and then added a handful of Daiya cheese, 1/8 C almond milk, nutritional yeast, mustard powder and garlic. Everything melted together beautifully- Iโ€™m kinda stoked to eat it later ๐Ÿ˜‰

Having to pack my lunch almost everyday has given me extra appreciation for those of you full-timers who have to eat healthy on the go. When I was in Valdizzy and working at my own whim โ€“as a trainer I set my own schedule- Iโ€™d just plan for an hour or two to go home, eat and blog. Now that I have to prep in advance, it definitely takes a lot more planning and prep work to eat well when Iโ€™m not home. Mayjah kudos to those of you who have to do the same- itโ€™s not easy!

Iโ€™m off to get ready for work and going to give Viesy a little extra attention.


Sheโ€™s kind of having a complex right now. Sheโ€™s used to being the only supermodel in the house, and then Dolce walked in.


Dolce is my uncleโ€™s beagle (isnโ€™t she beautiful?! I love her eyeliner), and Viesa snarled at her last night! I think sheโ€™s a little jealous, but Dolce will be gone tomorrow and Vies will be queen of the castle again.

See ya later today <3



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  1. Lindsey @ SoundEats on October 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

    haha, I was going to make mung bean pasta to bring to work for dinner tonight, too! Great minds… ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I also slept in this morning…passed out hard last night, but sleeping in was the best thing I could’ve done this AM. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love ya girlie!

  2. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 2, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Sorry if this is silly, but how do you say Viesa’s name? I think it is Vee-ay-sa but I don’t know if that is correct. It just would be nice to know when I read her name ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love seeing your packed lunches because I pack a lunch every day that I work and it is tough sometimes — I usually prepare it the night before and sometimes I wish I could just go home on my lunch break and prepare a meal.

    • Sarah on October 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

      I have always wondered that too, but I forget to ask! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      vee- es- uh ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Joslyn (missfitbliss) on October 2, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I was wondering the same thing Holly was. I’m not sure how to pronounce her name, but she is a beautiful doggy. I totally understand how you felt this morning about skipping class. I kind of wish I would’ve slept in;) I need a nap, like, now!

  4. Hotchick on October 2, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Lol, doggy eyeliner!!! It’s not too hard packing for a full day, it would probably more exciting if I had a bento box like yours.

  5. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on October 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I agree, eating healthy on the go is time consuming! Fortunately where I work there is an aaamazing salad bar (close to WFs) but it’s still pretty pricy.

    Hope ya have a great day chica! Enjoy the time with the pups ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Tina on October 2, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I’m so thankful to have the option to eat all my meals at home. I think it definitely makes things easier.

  7. Food & Other Things on October 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I really like your lunch box…all the separate compartments seem super useful! I always am interested to see people’s packed lunches because I often have to pack mine and I love getting new ideas!

    Dolce is super cute… I love beagles!

  8. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on October 2, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    yum! your lunch looks great! And sometime a little extra sleep on the weekend makes a world of difference…it’s the best!

  9. hippierunner on October 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    That’s awesome that you’re “stoked” for lunch! I love packing something really yummy for lunch and then looking forward to eating it all morning.

  10. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I hear ya on the lunch packing girl… it is a whole other beast! It can get boring too. Glad you are keeping things yummy and interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Sally on October 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Viesa is quite a beauty, so she is justified in her attitude ๐Ÿ™‚ She sounds a lot like my female Sheltie, Maggie. Maggie is as dainty and sweet as can be when she wants attention but when one of the other dogs is in her way, watch out! I call it “sassitude.”

  12. Kristina @ spabettie on October 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    sweet puppers… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Basil has eyeliner too !

  13. Sarah on October 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Haha…I did almost the exact same treadmill workout this morning, but I would definitely not classify it as a “leisurely stroll”! 4.2 mph is fast for these short legs. I try to get up to 4.5 when I am walking, but I feel like I’m going to catch air.

  14. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Making packed lunches almost everyday is such a pain! I usually just pack sandwiches because I’m too lazy to make anything else. ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on October 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Yes….great eyeliner!!
    I remember when I used to have to pack my lunches everyday… was a pain!! Usually it was the previous night’s leftovers with some sort of a salad. I hated washing all those little containers!

  16. Whitney on October 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    That mung bean pasta concoction looks yummy! It is hard to eat lunch, or plan lunch when working full-time. At this point, I’ve lost all creativity!

  17. Paige @Running Around Normal on October 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I loove the days of the week when I get to leisurely make my lunch at home. I work at an office just three days a week and it’s definitely a big extra step. I love the other days where I just train though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Runeatrepeat on October 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I love that lunch box – too cute! Packing my lunch is killing me since I’m just getting back into working a “real” job and going to school. I forgot to plan ahead and spent a lot of money on a crappy sandwich this week. Boo.

  19. Allison @ Food For Healing on October 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    packing lunch every day is very hard, i do it every day, and it is a challenge, most people where i work will go out and get greasy mcdonalds or whatever other fast food, makes things even harder.

  20. Lisa on October 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    That lunch box is so cute! It looks so cool!

  21. Heather on October 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    haha I love the looks I get from people when I take pictures of food or random other things!

  22. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Nothing better than that extra hour of sleep when you need it! No workout class, coffee, breakfast, nothing is gonna feel as good as just….sleeping! That extra hour. Glad you got it in ๐Ÿ™‚

    Packing lunches…well you’re just getting prepared for when you have kids cuz you will never leave the house again without 17 varieties of snacks in a cute box, all cut up and ready, and toddler/kiddie friendly from what their tummy can handle to their (lack) of full sets of teeth. You are gonna be a great mommy b/c you already have the bento box cute snacks part down pat…your eats look awesome!

    The live writer comment from last post…ok if you say it’s life changing, I am going to pay for software to make my Mac run Windows programs, install it, then install Live Writer. I trust your judgment! Shaving half the time off posts?! That’s HUGE!


  23. Laura J. on October 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Can you pack my lunches too? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yours always look so good!!

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

      haha! sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Jenna on October 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Viesa is gorgeous..what kind of dog is she?

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

      shiba inu ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Daniella on October 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Mung bean alfredo sounds amazing. And I definitely know what you mean about packing lunches. When I worked for my parents they’d always take me to lunch and after that I worked freelance where lunch was either provided or I could go home for lunch. Now I have a 9-5 job where I pack my own lunch to eat healthy and save money. It’s a lot of planning and prep work but completely worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Viesa is a beautiful dog ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Tabi on October 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I just saw this link on another site and think (although I don’t KNOW you, haha) you might be interested in voting and/or spreading the word about this! Make sure to watch the video clip… such a wonderful cause!

  27. christina cadden on October 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I have gotten weird looks when I take photos at the gym.

  28. Lana Wilson on October 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Your mug bean pasta just reminded me that I need to go pick some up. I’ve looked for it in the pasta section before and didn’t find it. Maybe I need to look harder. Do you have to get yours at a specialty store?

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      nope just at whole foods

  29. Lindsay on October 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I know that this might be a weird question, but which days of a week do you work?? I work weekends and I find it quite diffucult to see other people but I enjoy that I am free during the week when I am going to school! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      it varies, but the past 3 weeks i’ve worked all weekend

  30. Leanne @ Simplicitlee on October 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I love how much attitude your dog gives in the picture! She’s gorgeous!

    • Fitnessista on October 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      she’s sassafrass

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