Crackers Make it Better

Hey guys! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend so far 😀 

After I finished up my last training appointment, I did some more reading on the elliptical and came back to the casa. The plan was to go to the movies with the girls, but when I found out the pilot would be home soon, I decided to opt out and chill with the hubby. An hour after the movie would have started, the pilot called back saying he would be home late.

I wasn’t a happy camper.

So I did what any girl would do in my situation: took a shower and brought out the crack


Mug shot:


The puppies, judging me:


I read for a while, the pilot FINALLY came home, we watched Definitely, Maybe (I LOVE that movie… and Ryan Reynolds) and then I decided I should have some *real* dinner

Egg white puff


And leftover roasted veggies from girls night


All covered with red chili flakes 😀

I had a miserable headache last night, so I crashed out pretty early and overslept (again, haha) for this morning’s run.

I had a lovely mango:


A baby Ezekiel with some AB:


And hit up the gym with the pilot for a lovely run.. which was surprising since I’m not a huge treadmill fan.

Here’s what I did: (based off this workout)

Treadmill workout

Time Incline Speed
0:00-5:00 2.5% 4.0
5:00-10:00 2.5% 6.0
10:00-10:20 2.5% 7.5
10:20-11:20 2.5% 5.5
11:20-11:40 2.5% 7.5
11:40-12:40 2.5% 5.5
12:40-13:00 2.5% 7.5
13:00-17:00 2.5% 5.5
17:00-27:00 2.5% 6.0
27:00-31:00 2.5% 5.5
31:00-35:00 2.5% 6.0
35:00-39:00 2.5% 5.5
39:00-43:00 2.5% 6.0
43:00-50:00 2.5% 5.5
50:00-55:00 2.5% 4.0
55:00-60:00 2.5% 3.5

*The incline makes ALL the difference in the world.. it’s always a good idea to have some incline on there (I prefer 2.5%)—it more accurately simulates the natural incline of running outdoors and will enable you to run more quickly when you’re not on the treadmill (like in a race).

Followed by some amazing stretching 😀 It was a pretty awesome cardio workout and my average heart rate was in the 150s.

After cardio, we came back to the casa and I had a sludge:


It had pineapple, banana, spinach, coconut water, Vega smoothie infusion, sea salt, vanilla extract and Stevia. It was the perfect post-run drink 😀

Now I’m going to take a lil nap, meet Jeni at the gym for legs and then some shopping.

Have a happy Saturday!





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  1. Ada on August 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    That's a bummer about the pilot coming home late, at least you guys got to watch a fun movie! Have a great weekend:)

  2. Emily on August 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    That's such an awesome treadmill workout – I can't imagine being on that thing for an hour though. You're a trooper! 🙂

    Enjoy your Saturday! Hopefully you find lots of shopping goodies.

  3. Girl on Raw on August 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love Definitely Maybe as well….isn't Ryan Reynolds just divine??? Nice workout on the trainer too 🙂

  4. megan on August 1, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I am sorry the Pilot was late, but at least you got to enjoy a movie with him anyway!! And a good one at that 🙂
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, love!

  5. Erica on August 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    wahooo hope you come home with all kinds of goodies- make sure you take some pics of your purchases for us!

  6. melissa on August 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    wow great run! happy weekend gina!

  7. Angharad on August 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Oooh that kinda thing makes me MAD too. Ha ha. Glad you did the sensible thing and busted out the crack(ers). Have an awesome weekend!singele

  8. Annie D. on August 1, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    How do you cut your mango??? I never get that much fruit off of mine!

  9. shelby on August 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I gotta get some of that crack…although I'm addicted to your macaroons right now 😉

  10. Isha on August 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow, that treadmill workout looks fantastic! I'll have to try it.

  11. Lauren on August 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Wow, what a great treadmill workout! I know what you mean about the incline, it's such a killer, but toatlly worth it.

    I have trouble running routinely with an incline because it seems to kill my calves. I get the worst knots in my calves when I run consecutively with an incline.
    Do you have any advice to avoid this?

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. The Pilot on August 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Sorry, baby! I love you!!!

  13. allijag on August 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    lol – dont you just hate judgemental puppy eyes? 😉

  14. Haleigh on August 1, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Sorry about the pilot coming home late last night- that is always such a bummer.. but what better way to make the best out of the situation than with crackers? Seriously.. lol

    Can't wait to see your shopping finds! Have a fabulous weekend girl!

  15. Lainie on August 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I'm loving that treadmill workout – I'm definitely going to try it out later this week!

  16. Peanut Butter Swirl on August 1, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    wow those roasted veggies look great!
    what an awesome treadmill workout – I should start adding some incline soon!

  17. ttfn300 on August 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    great run! enjoy the rest of your weekend girl 🙂

  18. She-Fit on August 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Way to go with the run! That sounds like a great workout. Your dogs are way too cute. I think they are judging you because you didn't share 🙂

  19. Jennie in Wonderland on August 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Hey Gina, how do you make those egg white puffs? Is it just like an omelette?

  20. The Real Yvette Lee on August 1, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    As I was scrolling thru your treadmill stats I noticed the consistent incline and decided I would post a question asking why 2.5. And, of course, there was your explanation ready and waiting for me.

    Your awesome!

  21. Weight Control Help & Strategies on August 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    The smoothie looks great!

  22. Emmett on August 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Love all the vegetables in your food. Great blog!

  23. Gena (Choosing Raw) on August 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Terrific looking roast veggies! Happy weekend, G 🙂

  24. MarathonVal on August 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    That's such an awesome treadmill workout – I KNOW that will kick my butt!!! It's so weird because I can run 13 miles and not be out of breathe, yet running for an hour at that intensity and elevation would be exhausting! Thanks for posting it!

  25. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) on August 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I love Definitely Maybe!!! And Crack! My Pilot and I were talking about you over Herdez salsa this afternoon. He thinks your raw food culinary adventure is going to be so cool! I agree.

    Hope you are having a great night sister!

  26. Healthy Beach Bum on August 1, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    That mango looks gorgeous! I have to be careful opening up crackers because I end up eating an entire package of them in one sitting! They are just so darn tasty lol.

    That is such a cute movie-especially with Mister Reynolds in it <3

  27. Ashley on August 2, 2009 at 12:37 am

    look at that workout! looking pretty awesome.

  28. Emily Eats on August 2, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Sounds like a great start to your day! Happy weekend 🙂

  29. justine on August 2, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Sorry about your night alone :(. I have never heard of Definitely Maybe. I will have to have the man add it to the Netflix list.


  30. Susan on August 2, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Your blog is great Gina! Your recipes and workouts all look fabulous, I was wondering if you can recommend a good cooking book? I have all of Tosca Reno's books and I'm trying to eat clean here.


  31. Paige@ Running Around Normal on August 2, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Aww – you look so sad!! I'm glad you got to spend a lil time together afterall. Nice workout on the treadmill!

  32. meghan on August 2, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Hey, I know you said that you reall like Natalia rose's book…which would you recommend buying? I'm thinking about getting the newest one, but wasn't sure if you thought that it'd be important to read one of her first two books first?

  33. Anonymous on August 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    How are you taking those pictures? Creepy!

  34. Cara on August 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I love that your comfort food is crackers!! Ha! Mine would have been A LOT worse!!

    I am glad your night worked out!!


  35. dirtyduck on August 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    How are you taking those pictures? Creepy!

    hey anonymous, how are you leaving those comments…creepy!

  36. Krista on August 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Love that treadmill workout. I've got it saved so I can give it a whirl!

  37. WholeBodyLove on August 2, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    It's so hard when our hard working guys have unpredictable arrival times! When I ask Mallard what time he will be home, I take his answer lightly. Not because he would ever mean to be late, he just can't predict his work. Puppies make great company though. I'm convinced my puppies really enjoyed our movie nights :)What a girl will do for love! You know they look forward to coming home to our smiling faces 🙂

  38. Miz on August 3, 2009 at 6:34 am

    you are too freakin cute.


    the important stuff.

    Are RR and ScarJo really on the rocks?!


    Im outta the gossip loop!!

  39. Jenna on July 28, 2010 at 4:54 pm


    Mom- “So, what workout are you gonna do today?!”
    Me- “HIIT!”
    Mom- “*concerned tone* what?..”
    Me- “..HIIT!”
    Mom- “What’s that?”
    Me- “High Intensity Interval Training.”
    Mom- “Ooo…that sounds hard. I was gonna ask if I could do your workout with you today, but I don’t think I’d be able to keep up..”
    Me- “Dude, I don’t even know if I’m gonna be able to do it myself.”

    Haha, well, I’m off to the gym to try this treadmill workout! I’m actually realllyy scared..but I’ll report back to you on how it goes! Do you still follow the carb/protein rule post-workout for pure cardio too? Or is there something else you recommend?

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

      let me know how it goes!!!
      yup, carbs + protein 🙂 electrolytes too

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