Cycle of Sanity

Hey hey hey ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for all of your support regarding the premature ending of Lent ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have a raw cherry pie in the freezer to celebrate- more on that in a sec.

The pilot and I have been enjoying our farm finds from yesterday ๐Ÿ˜€

This morning, he had cereal and two of the fresh chicken eggs.


In a nutshell (eggshell?) he said we should probably never buy grocery store eggs again. Heโ€™s officially spoiled ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had bomb diggity bfast

cherry bomb

Kristenโ€™s Chocolate Cherry Bomb <— gotta give credit to the genius ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used the same substitutes as usual (less banana, almond milk, 1 T hemp seeds, adding 1 T cacao nibs) and it was just as glorious as ever. Sorry if yaโ€™ll are tired of seeing itโ€ฆ but Iโ€™m not sick of it yet ๐Ÿ™‚

We went down to base โ€“I FOUND MY ID, in my purse, haha- so the pilot went to the squadron to work a little while. While he was doing his thang, I went to the gym and hopped on the spin bike. I needed some cardio in my life, and even though I didnโ€™t sweat, it just felt good to move a little!! It didnโ€™t hurt the olโ€™ knee at all, and I chatted with my friend Kristal the whole time. It was much-needed.. I swear, Iโ€™m a nicer person now.

When I got back to the casa, I made some lonchi.

salad (3)

Salad with lettuce from the farm, 1/2 cucumber, lemon juice, oregano, Sabra garlic hummus and cayenne.

As well as an egg from the farm.

After the huevo envy from this morning, I had to see what the hubbub was about ๐Ÿ˜‰


And the request of Barbara, I didnโ€™t zap the beautiful egg in the microwave. I cooked it up over-easy in the skillet with olive oil from the Misto, and the pilot came downstairs to flip it for me, Alton Brown style. I decided to have the whole egg, since throwing away the yolk from this one seemed like such a waste.


You can definitely taste the difference. I hope the lady from the farm liked me, because sheโ€™s going to see me pretty often from now on ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since I decided Lent is over, I couldnโ€™t wait to make a dessert from the raw cookbook Philip sent me.


I had the awesome chance of meeting him (and Anthony, the Raw Model) while at 105degrees.


Here we are doing the โ€œmad faceโ€


I think they were confused and thought I meant โ€œseductive faceโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, I was more than stoked when he offered to send me his new book, which includes recipes for super fast raw food. Many people can be intimidated by raw food because of the amount of time and preparation (dehydrating, hacking coconuts, mixing, freezing, blending, spiralizing) it can take. All of his recipes are easy, quick and look delicious.

Iโ€™m also not a fan of bird-style raw food. I want hearty, filling and beautiful meals, which is exactly what this book is filled with.

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Looks good, no??

This afternoon, I made the My My Cherry Pie and itโ€™s waiting in the freezer for the pilot and I to devour it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bonus: it took 5 minutes for me to put together. No joke! Iโ€™ll show yaโ€™ll a pic tomorrow.

Well Iโ€™m off to make some dinner and then weโ€™re watching Up in the Air.

Have a great night,


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  1. Jenny on March 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I’m glad you decided Lent was over:) And can’t wait to see the creation you made later!

    Enjoy Up in the Air, it’s a great movie!

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on March 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Aren’t yolks of farm fresh eggs SOOOOO yellow!? Like blinding fluorescent yellow! One of my classmates raises chickens and he brings in some for us to cook with. I thought I was staring into the sun when I cracked open my egg ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cat on March 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Yay! So glad you didn’t use the microwave for that beeeeautifuuuuuul egg ๐Ÿ™‚ Bit of a microwave hater myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been buying super spendy locally grown eggs lately and they are SO GOOD! I don’t think I’m going back either.

  4. Mama Pea on March 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I’m creating some work for you here by making you email me (or respond here)…where do you buy your Sun Warrior? I’m about to take Pea Daddy’s credit card and do some damage, but I thought you might have a secret spot for getting the rock bottom deals. I can’t wait to see your pie and hear what you think about the movie!!!

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

      i sent mama pea an email but for everyone else, i get the sun warrior at amazon ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on March 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, there is SUCH a difference between store-bought eggs and farm-fresh eggs!! Glad you’re enjoying them ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Karyn on March 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    i’m happy that you were able to get some cardio in and have it not hurt the knee ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on March 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I’m so jealous of your farm fresh eggs! I had a friend here that used to give me eggs from her chickens…until some animal killed all her chickens. ๐Ÿ™ There really is nothing like farm fresh!

    Yum, please more raw model pics. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We watched Up in the Air last weekend and LOVED it!

  8. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I told you those eggs would be amazing!!! My coworker keeps chickens, and I love that every spring she starts selling dozens of eggs for $2… i hand her a $20 at the beginning of the season and tell her to keep ’em coming!! They’re so amazing!

  9. Katie on March 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Your pie sounds yummy!

    Enjoy Up in the Air! Its good!

  10. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on March 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I would love to try that cherry pie! Can’t wait to see it!

  11. fittingbackin on March 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    hahaha what cute pictures- love the “mad face” ones! hehe

  12. Danielle (Coffee Run) on March 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I know what you mean…if I didn’t have cardio in my life I’d be one cranky biotchhh ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Looking forward to seeing the cherry pie!

  13. eatdrinkandbemerrynyc on March 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Wow those eggs look amazing i bet they tasted ridic! I would love to start buying farm fresh eggs…

  14. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    There is SUCH an amazing difference in farm-fresh, and organically raised eggs and dairy. It is amazing!!

    That cookbook looks awesome, can’t wait to see the results of your (un)cooking!


  15. Spotty Prep on March 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I had no idea there was such a difference between store bought and fresh eggs- I guess it’s not that surprising, but good to know! Looking forward to seeing the raw pie, yum!

  16. Andrea of Care to Eat on March 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Farm eggs are the bomb. I literally can not eat a store-bought egg anymore. And Philip McCluskey? Love him! I saw that you can buy the recipe book online as an ebook. Just might have to do it!

  17. Katherine on March 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I didn’t know you could microwave eggs!

  18. Julie @ Pickley Pear on March 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Super fresh farm foods are SO WORTH IT! You can just taste the difference. The My My Cherry Pie sounds fab, can’t wait to see it! How was Up in the Air? I watched New Moon…

  19. Lauren @ eater not a runner on March 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Can’t wait to see the cherry pie!! I love farm fresh eggs too….there is NO comparison!

  20. Cyndi on March 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Just goes to show that “the face” can be deceptive .. go with what you know

  21. Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine on March 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Ending Lent sounds good- best not to deprive yourself! I hope you like Up in the Air- I really enjoyed that one!!

    Also I wanted to let you know that I blogged my Baingan Bharta recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Let me know if you try it!

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      THANK YOU!

  22. Leah on March 28, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Hi there,
    Just wanted to pop by to say I’m in week for of your Summer Shape Up workouts – love it! Even if the difference’s in my body aren’t hugely obvious yet, my mental attitude is improving. It’s really funny, but lifting weights is giving me such body confidence – I think because it reminds me that my body can do such amazing things!

    Thanks for the routines!

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      that’s awesome! i’m so glad it’s going well for you so far- keep me updated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Paige (RAN) on March 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Those eggs even LOOK like they should taste more delicious than usual!
    Glad you were able to get in some sanity from the bike ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great night, girl!

  24. Sammi on March 28, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I just finished watching that movie right before I checked your blog lol! It was pretty good.

    Your eats look goood. Can’t wait to see the raw cherry pie!

  25. Kelly on March 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Love farm fresh eggs! We have a store in town that sells lots of local food and organic produce and just all around great stuff where we can get local eggs. They just taste so much better and you feel better eating them!

    You’ll have to tell me how you like Up in the Air because I watched on the weekend and fell asleep on and off and really disliked it. There was no plot I thought!

    Can’t wait to see that pie tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Carrie on March 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Farm eggs are THE best. My in-laws have a bunch of chickens so they bring a dozen or 2 of eggs whenever they visit. I go completely insane for them. :)They also bring me elk and mule deer steaks, not that you would enjoy that…but the pilot most definitely would, haha.

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm

      i might have to delete this comment so the pilot doesn’t see it.. haha! he would LOVE that

  27. kate on March 28, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I finally got some frozen cherries today. Correction: I bought the store out of frozen cherries today. So I will be drinking cherry choco bombs until my brain freezes!

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

      hahah doooooo it

  28. Philip McCluskey on March 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    The mad/seductive face, LOL. Hopefully, you will love that recipe, one of my favorites for sure.

    Nothing compared to the wonders your team did at 105 degrees!

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

      the pie was AMAZING!
      thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. Stephanie on March 29, 2010 at 12:20 am

    the whole anti-microwave thing…so frustrating to me. I swear it seems like every single thing everyone does these days is picked completely apart and it just wears me down! I have really enjoyed your little egg puff Gina because it helps me eat breakfast on days that I am too busy or tired to eat it otherwise. Sorry, had to vent. Keep on keepin’ on girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

      hahah thanks girl.
      i’m still going to eat the egg puffs, don’t you worry. you’re right- they’re fast, delicious and so easy when you’re busy and on-the-go (or don’t feel like cooking)
      it just felt wrong to zap the beautiful eggs from the farm

  30. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on March 29, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Still sooo jealous of your farm visit ๐Ÿ™‚ Eggs look delish!

    Wanted to say thanks (!) for introducing me to chia seeds. I am obsessed!!! Gave you a shout out in my last post to show my gratitude ๐Ÿ˜‰



    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

      thanks girl! i’m glad you’re liking the chia seeds ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 29, 2010 at 3:00 am

    OMG I really don’t think it’s legal that those guys are THAT hot. Really. Quite some eye candy there Gina that you’re in the middle of!

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2010 at 9:35 am

      hahaha thank you… the thing is, they’re just as nice and awesome as they are attractive ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Christina on March 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

    That book sounds great. I didn’t know there was such a thing as quick raw food!

  33. LisaG on March 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

    The raw dudes look cute! I’ve had the fixings to make the choc/cherry bomb; it’s gotta happen today. Did you find yourself more surprised and mad at the woman in “Up in the Air”; moreso than if it were the man that did wrong?

    • Fitnessista on March 29, 2010 at 9:34 am

      yes… i was like “what a TRAMP!!!” hahaha

  34. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 29, 2010 at 10:58 am

    next time i hit up the farmer’s market i’m getting some fresh eggs…i can’t believe how amazing the flavor is! i know you enjoyed your cherry pie ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Catherine on March 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Raw model + new raw food recipes?? This post is more than I can handle chica!!

  36. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on March 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Do you buy frozen or fresh cherries??? I’m excited to try this shake ๐Ÿ™‚

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