Dad the Dentist

Hi guys! How’s your day been?? Mine has been bueno πŸ™‚

Thank you so much for hitting up the Garlic Gold Sale– the deal is on! $21 for 2 packs of Garlic Gold. Pretty baller, since one little shaker is $5 at our Publix- with this, you get 8. Sale goes until tomorrow AM πŸ˜€

garlic gold

Since I was wide awake when my alarm went off this (horrible dreams last night), instead of waking up to Insanitize, I rolled over and went back to sleep for a half hour.

Sleep > Workout , always

I bribed myself with a breakfast cookie since I knew I’d be going to the dentist πŸ˜‰

bfast cookie

– 1/2 C oats

– almond milk

– 1 T almond butter

– goji berries and maca powder (for nutrients and energy– bzzzz)

– cinnamon and vanilla

– 1/2 bananner

It was pretty glorious πŸ™‚

Then I brushed my teeth and took my chompers to get scraped and cleaned.


I should have made that face to the hygenist, haha πŸ˜‰

As you guys know, I’m a huge baby whenever it comes to medical/dentist/doctor type stuff. I fear needles with my life and still have to have someone hold my hand to get a shot. I’m hoping I’ll get over it one of these days, but for now, I remain a medical wuss.

The hygenist was super gentle and they had TVs over the chairs so I could watch Regis and Kelly (and covet her black pumps that she was wearing) while my teeth got cleaned. I’m proud to say I was very brave today πŸ™‚

Funny story- the dentist I went to looks EXACTLY like my dad!

He came in to check my teeth and said they look great, but I do have a small cavity that I’m getting filled in a couple of weeks. Usually I’d be freaking out right now, but the fact that he looks like my dad makes me not so afraid. I trust him πŸ™‚ So contrary to what the title might indicate –my dad builds custom homes, he’s not a dentist- my dentist could totally be his brother. So weird!

Usually I don’t want to eat right after getting my chompers cleaned, but I was snackalicious:

egg wrap

Egg wrap with 2 egg whites, Dijon mustard, spinach and Garlic Gold on a Trader Joes Multigrain tortilla

I made the hummus for tomorrow’s girls night:


and filled the raw strawberry tart


All I have to do is garnish them in the morning πŸ™‚

Protein Powahhhh:


– 1 C almond milk

– Banana and blueberries

– 1 T chia seeds

– 1 scoop Sun Warrior

– 1/2 t spirulina

Perfection πŸ™‚

I’m off to get my Zumba music together, teach Zumba and an Abs class, then INDIAN FOOD FOR DINNER! Be still, my heart πŸ™‚

See ya in the morning <3



Zumba Song of the Day: β€œMi Gente” Marc Anthony – awesome salsa song

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  1. Little Bookworm on June 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    That breakfast cookie looks great. Enjoy the Indian food! πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on June 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    That’s interesting that you trust your dentist because he looks like your dad. But I have to admit–there are people here that are replicas to people in high school, and I trust them the same.

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      yeah! it’s weird how that works, huh?

  3. Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) on June 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Have fun with Zumba and enjoy the spicy Indian food!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet on June 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    The tart looks PERFECT. Enjoy!

  5. Amber on June 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    That tart is gorgeous – I’m inviting myself to girls night πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      haha do it! πŸ™‚

      • Amber on June 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm

        If I can pry the beach from my fingertips, I might just have to!!

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    you’re mailing that tart out to me once it’s garnished, right? k, thanks! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      LOL. just come over, that will be easier

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on June 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I’m the total opposite. I love going to the dentist. I’d do it monthly if I had the time or money. I love the feeling of clean afterward. And, strange enough, I’ve had a few cavities, so it’s not that I don’t know better. I much prefer it to other doctors. (Ahem, lady doc.)

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      i dread the lady doc, too!

  8. Katie on June 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    You’ve inspired me to try Zumba at my gym. I’m now in love. Makes a woman feel sexay! πŸ˜‰

  9. Kacy on June 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Glad the dentist went well!

    My boss looks like the Chinese version of my Dad. It’s awesome. And kind of scary sometimes.

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      that is awesome!

  10. Danielle (Runs on Green) on June 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Ahh that stinks about the cavity…but as long as the dentist looks like your dad, then it’s ok right?! πŸ™‚

    A girl’s night would never be complete without hummus. Seriously!

  11. Catherine on June 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Oh man that hummus looks totally drool worthy! I hate going to the dentist/doctor too… I started going to a dentist that kind of caters to my shaking in the chair when they’re just trying to get xrays and it’s made the process a lot more stressful! Also, I found out my dentist lives down the block from me so I feel safer near him for some reason. Weird, huh?

  12. Sarah on June 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    The garlic gold stuff looks Uh-Maaaaa-Zing! But where can i find nutritional information for them before i buy?

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      sure! i can give you the stats for what i have, because i’m not seeing it online
      italian herb: 4 cals per 1/2 t, .4g fat, .2g protein (0 everything else)
      sea salt: 4 cals per 1/2 t, .4g fat, 200mg sodium, .2g protein (0 everything else)

  13. Sarah on June 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I’ve been trying to use maca powder in smoothies but I find the taste of it a little overpowering. Any ideas of how to mask it better?

    Glad you survived the dentist!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      i think you have to get used to the taste and combine it well. it has a malty taste so it’s WAYY delicious with chocolate. try using a little less, too, because a little goes a long way!

  14. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on June 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I love Garlic Gold nuggets! They are so tasty and that’s a great sale price. πŸ˜€


  15. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 2, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    i am TERRIFIED of the dentist. Mostly because my last visit, he yelled at me. So rude, not going back to that one when i do go back. Bad experiences don’t help!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

      he YELLED at you?! why?? what a meanie πŸ™

  16. mmclaughlin on June 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I had the exact same wrap for lunch – except for the garlic gold. πŸ™‚
    Glad you were able to relax a bit at the dentist, since he looked like your dad!

  17. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on June 2, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    The tart and hummus looks great!! I can’t wait to see them finished, your girls night is going to be so fun! I need to start having them, I think. I’m proud of you for being so brave by the way! lol

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

      haha, thank you πŸ™‚

  18. fittingbackin on June 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    too funny that he looked like your dad! I hate going to the doctor – dentist I love!! sleep>workout (love it!!)

  19. Paige (Running Around Normal) on June 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Glad you’re feeling great about the dentist. Good for you for getting it taken care of:)

  20. Ellen on June 2, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Wow, you always seem so on the ball, girl! And whoa, you’d be really proud of me: I had leftover Indian food for BREAKFAST. It was a small portion and I didn’t feel like anything else!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      i’m so proud πŸ™‚

  21. christina cadden on June 2, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I hate going to the dentist but feel great afterwords!

  22. Kim on June 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    What is maca powder and what is the benefits of adding it to food?

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      hey kim!
      there should be a link next to “maca” that explains some of the benefits

  23. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I never minded going to the dentist because I loved the bubblegum flavoured toothpaste they used when I was a kid!

  24. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on June 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Haha, ok, so it took me a good 30 seconds of staring at your protein smoothie to figure out that the odd circle looking back at me was your straw! πŸ˜‰
    I’m planning on trying Zumba for the first time tomorrow! They just began offering at my gym and I’m psyched!

  25. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) on June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Yummy girls night! Hummus is always a winner! Have fun at class.

  26. Priscilla on June 2, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Too funny about the dentist. I had to comment because my dentist is my dad (my dad is my dentist?) Either way, I totally trust him πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 3, 2010 at 8:08 am

      hahah! that’s awesome

  27. Laury @ thefitnessriot on June 3, 2010 at 12:12 am

    The only doc I hate going to is the one I have to stick my feet in stirrups for :S

    Never minded the dentist…glad to hear you found comfort in your guys familiar resemblance πŸ™‚

    How long did you take Zumba before you started to teach it?

    • Fitnessista on June 3, 2010 at 8:07 am

      haha, me too!
      i took it on and off for a year, but i had danced for 19 years, so it came pretty naturally

  28. Jackie (Peaces of Earth) on June 3, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Sleep is for sure > workouts, always!! Love that pic of you hahah.

  29. Sarah on June 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

    So your skin looks incredible! I am wondering, did your juice-fix help out?

    • Fitnessista on June 3, 2010 at 9:26 am

      thank you! it’s MUCH better, but i still have a couple volcanoes on the right side. the juice helped a ton, and so did the facial i got last week

  30. Annie D. from Annie'sSimpleLife on June 3, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I always watch Regis and Kelly at the dentist, too!!!!!!!

  31. kate on June 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I love that you have a zumba song of the day at the end of lots of your posts! I’ve gotten some great music on your recommendation! Doesn’t Kelly Ripa have the best shoe collection? She wears these blueish fendi pumps all the time that I would sell my soul for… πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 3, 2010 at 9:55 am

      kelly has the BEST shoe collection πŸ™‚

  32. Lindsay on June 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I went to the dentists this week too!! Luckily I dont have to get any fillings, but I have found that if I dont pay attention to the noises it isnt as unnerving!!

  33. Sarabell on July 7, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I bought a raw tart to try while getting my groceries today! Because I’ve like doubled or maybe even tripled my vegetable intake and I suddenly feel awesome… but since today was my cheat day I decided to wait until I get a sweet tooth on a good-girl day to try it out… so probably tomorrow!

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