Crispy Basil

Morning friends! Happy Friday! How’s your day going?


I wasn’t able to do a second blog post yesterday because I got recruited to participate in the dance recital at work. A few times a year, we have Dance Week and major choreographers come to teach at the resort. At the end of the week, there’s a recital where the guests and instructors perform. With the other female dance fitness instructors (there were 5 of us), we did a Zumba dance. Of course there were a few snafus, but it was a lot of fun 😉

Work has been going very well lately- I still love it more every day and have learned a ton. Tomorrow is my first teaching day!!! (Beginning cardio/strength, aqua, and Zumba) – I’m pretty stoked 😉

With everything going on, I somehow managed to forget to water my cute little basil plant. I was making b-fast this morning and remembered “the basil!!!!”, ran outside to check on it and alas…


Crispy basil.

Next to the basil is the inside of a flower pot that must have blown out from the wind this week and also dried to a crisp.

It looks normal from the outside, but I kinda have a black thumb:


Hooray for having a house in the near future.. with a sprinkler system 😉

My eats have been on the *usual* side lately. My appetite is all over the place and I have to be in the mood for what I’m eating. [Coleslaw always sounds good though, haha]

Some recent snacks:


Protein muffin made with goat’s milk yogurt instead of pumpkin. It worked really well and was the FLUFFIEST one yet!

muffin (2)

Little Meg treated me to dinner from Beyond Bread:


(hummus and veg salad with a slice of goat cheese added when we got home)



and this morning’s bfast:


Brown rice farina with blueberries, Tulsi sweet rose tea (<—my new fave).

Lot’s to do today! First I’m off to walk little Bell and get a haircut, then get crackalackin’ on the to-do list.

Have a beautiful day! <3


(Not my plant, haha)



Something to talk about: Any notorious plant killers out there, or do ya have a green thumb? Also, please let me know if there are any recipes you’d like to see- maybe it will help me bust out of this food rut!

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  1. The Teenage Taste on May 6, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Jeeeez, Gina, I disappear from Blog World for a week and you go and change your blog look on me! 😛
    I love it! Especially the photo of you lifting the dumbell on the sidebar. Your arms are awesome! 😀

  2. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I’m pretty bad with plants too! Whenever I’m looking after my house when my parents are away, I somehow always forget to water their plants! 😛

    I hope your first teaching day went well!!

  3. M on May 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Me thinks you’re preggo… 🙂 Just sayin’! I hope I’m not wrong!

    • Fitnessista on May 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      maybe… maybe not 😉

      • M on May 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

        🙂 I’ve had a bit of a feeling for a while… Really, really hope I’m right!!

  4. Kate on May 7, 2011 at 3:27 am

    I have a black thumb too. 🙁 Last year my husband had to go to the emergency room for an inner ear infection. The doctor tried to show me how to flush his ear out with warm water (yeah, it was as gross as it sounds). All of a sudden (and under the influence of strong prescription pain killers) my husband shouts, “OH no! She is not watering my brain! She kills basil!”

    This protein muffin sounds so yummy!

  5. Marie on May 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I had a roommate move in for one month only last September and when he moved out he forgot his Basil plant but he had kept it outside originally so I didn’t pay much attention to it nor did I worry about it. Nor did we have room inside of the apartment for another plant either. Needless to say, the cold weather came and it died. but I do intend on using the pot it was in the plant something else though.

    I love your response to maybe being pregnant. haha, “I will neither confirm nor deny any allegations.” I do wonder though, would you still be able to teach if you were with child?

  6. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) on May 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Ohhhh I LOVE goat’s yogurt- great idea! So glad it was fluffy- and love all your photos of it trying to escape the bowl in the microwave- makes me laugh! 🙂

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