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Hi friends! How are you?

Hopefully you’re having a beautiful and relaxing morning <3

Bella is.


(The Pilot and I call her “Smushy Face” when she wakes up like that- one side of her fur is smushed down from sleeping)

Last night was SUCH a blasty <3

Before leaving to meet up with the girls, I had a fashion crisis (the kind where you don’t like anything you own, change 8 times and end up wearing what you started with) and in the process forget my lens for my camera :/ So instead, some iPhone photos:

We ate at the B Line cafe on 4th ave, a super cute restaurant that looks like the inside of a train car. They have a pretty diverse menu (quesadillas, tacos, pasta, salads, burgers), an incredible wine and beer selection and a rotating tower of dessert that was to die for:


There was a salted chocolate caramel tart that would beckon to me every time it would spin around…. 🙂 After this detox is over, I may be back for it.

I enjoyed a salmon salad with extra veggies instead of cheese:


It was BEAUTIFUL. The salmon was as big as my face and cooked perfectly… win win 🙂

After our dinner, we walked down to Breakout, where our friend Cameron was performing.


He’s a Michael Jackson impersonator- an incredible one. I’m not even a huge MJ fan, but its always fun to watch insanely talented people do their thang 🙂

This morning, I had a bowl of protein ice cream with a crumbled amazeball on top:


-1 C almond milk

-1 C frozen organic strawberries

-2 scoops protein (Sun Warrior and Dr)

-1 T raw cacao powder

-1 T decaf espresso powder



It was… amazeballz 😉

I’m off to drag Smushy Face out of bed and take her to the park or Farmer’s Market. We definitely need some groceries in the casa and Bella will love the attention and fresh air.

Later today, I’m getting a Keratin treatment on my hair (it’s my first one- we were finally able to fit it in my schedule) and meeting some friends for yoga.

Have a great day and I’ll see ya this afternoon!




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  1. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on February 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Major props for resisting that tart- it sounds amazing! So cool that one of your friends is an MJ impersonator. I’m not a big fan either, but I think dancing like him takes SERIOUS talent!

  2. Ari @ The Diva Dish on February 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

    On our my husband and I’s honeymoon, the resort had a Michael Jackson impersonator and it was So fun to watch! And I love Bella’s face. It’s pretty similar to mine when I wake up =]

  3. sana on February 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I would have been all over that dessert . Major mad props to youuu

  4. Katie on February 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    You will love the keratin treatment! It rocks! I love getting it done, of course your hair seems so pretty always, mine is frizzy, I have naturally curly hair, yes I was blessed with a afro ; ) so it really helps my hair : )

    Have a great day love!

  5. bobbileigh on February 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    That salad looks delicious and the tart sounds amazing! I get a keratin treatment every 4 months or so and it is my savior!

  6. stephreyn85 on February 13, 2011 at 11:58 am

    The keratin treatment is gonna change your lifeeeeeee!!!! AMAZEEE

  7. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on February 13, 2011 at 11:58 am

    That salmon salad DOES look beautiful!! I’ve never had a keratin treatment done but I’m curious about them. Let us know how it goes!

  8. Leanne (For Health's Sake) on February 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    That Bella is too cute 😀 !

    Have fun at the farmer’s market!

  9. Ashley @ the fit academic on February 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Can’t wait for the detox update! How fun to go see your friend doing his thang! Love the support! : )

  10. Reannan @Hotsauce and Handstands on February 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    yummmmmm, both the salmon and the protein ice cream look delicious!!

  11. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on February 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you think of the Keratin treatment–I’ve been thinking of getting one too! 🙂

  12. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on February 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    On friday I was having a major major fashion crisis. Thankfully I went shopping this weekend and got a lot of new clothes and accessories to brighten up my wardrobe again.

    The park or farmers market sounds like a wonderful day 🙂

  13. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on February 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I love Michael Jackson! SO cool that you’re friend is an impersonator!

  14. Allison @ Food For Healing on February 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    sounds like a lovely night! and sounds like a busy day today. Im stuck at home doing homework today and then back to work tomorrow 🙁 i dont like when vacations end.

  15. jen @ taste life on February 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Aw, Smushy Face! What a cute nick name. I have zillions of nicknames for my cats, I don’t think they even know their real names anymore 🙂

  16. Nicole on February 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Hey Gina,

    Not to be the bearer of bad news, but those keratin treatments are actually pretty heinous to your health and your hair.

    Link to many different articles citing the dangers of formaldehyde in these products

    A blog post from a friend of mine and stylist who actually researched the process (and went so far as to take a class on it), and why she will not offer them in her salon.

    I just thought you might want more info. Unfortunately not everything is as good as it seems.

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      there are quite a few different types of keratin treatments, which is why its not a good idea to generalize them. i researched the type i got done very thoroughly before going through with it, and am happy with my decision

  17. Stephanie on February 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Good luck with the keratin treatment. Let us know how you like it!

  18. Erin @ The Grass Skirt on February 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve got a keratin treatment twice before (I am actually due for another soon). You will love it!!! Humidity won’t bother you at all. It is the best! The only annoying thing is that you cannot wash your hair for several days after the treatment. By the last day, I am begging for a hair washing! Plus, you cannot pull your hair back at all during any of those days. Torture for a hair tucker like me. I cannot wait to hear what you think of it!

  19. Lori H on February 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm


    Your hair is gorgeous!!! I am not sure what kind of Keratin treatment you’re getting and I don’t mean to be negative, but if you google Keratin treatment oprah, there is quite a controversial thread on it. I looked into it myself and was a little nervous after I read that. That being said, my sister has had several and has always had good luck. : ) I’m sure it will turn out fabulous!

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      thank you!

  20. Lindsay on February 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Whoa Gina, you know you can’t wash your hair for days after this, right? How can you manage it with your active lifestyle and work??

  21. Tina on February 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Glad to see you are having such an awesome weekend!! Smushy face is adorable! 🙂

  22. Kelly Michelle on February 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    ahhh I had the same crisis last night. I ended up in exactly what I started except my whole closet was thrown around the room and I was a half hour late. Hate when that happens!

  23. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on February 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I think everyone has that clothes crisis every once in a while (or everyday like me!)

    I have seen a MJ personator before, and yeah, I’m not a huge MJ fan, but it is cool to see!

  24. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on February 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE the keratin treatment! It’s pretty much the same as a brazilian blowout from all the reading I’ve done (just different names and a slightly diff process) but I loved my brazilian. It’s been about 6 mos since i got it done and it’s worn off and I need to get another one. Can’t wait to hear how you like yours!! Please keep us updated!

    rotating tower of desserts = never a bad thing 🙂

    Have fun with your friends at yoga and your night from last night looks great, forgotten lens and fashion crisis and all…looks like everything worked out 🙂

  25. Ann on February 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Big salads topped with spicy salmon are one of my most favorite meals, and this one looks delicious!
    I so wish it was warm enough to be farmer’s market season here!

  26. Katelyn on February 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I’ve been dying to try Keratin! Slash rotating tower of desserts = heaven. Have fun with Bellaboo!:)

  27. Carolyn on February 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    The B Line cafe is a favorite for drinks after work. That salmon salad might be mine next time we go. I was thinking of checking out that MJ event but completely forgot about it until about 8:15 last night. I bet it was a blast to see.

  28. Heather (Heather's Dish) on February 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    ugh, i hate fashion crises! although that’s when i tend to get the most compliments on whatever outfit i decided on 🙂

  29. mm on February 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    My husband and I call our dogs “Smushy face” when they wake up like that too! 🙂 And I’ve been having a fashion crisis for the last 2 months, so I totally feel your pain with that.

  30. Kara on February 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Aww, my dog wakes up with Smushy face too. The sad part is now I associate the word “Smoosh” with Jersey Shore (or more specifically, the South Park episode on Jersey Shore) Snooki want smoosh smoosh! 😛

  31. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on February 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    It’s cool they gave you extra veggies rather than cheese. Usually they only sub extra veggies for something like rice or whatever. Looks delish! And I’m glad you had a great time. 🙂

  32. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on February 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I want that salmon salad! mmmmmmm

  33. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on February 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I’m curious about the keratin treatment you’re getting! Is it to repair damage or to tame frizz? Either way, my hair could definitely use one, haha.

  34. Lana Wilson on February 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    What a great protein ice cream recipe!!!

  35. Christin@purplebirdblog on February 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Can’t wait to hear how you like the keratin treatment!!

  36. Calee on March 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’m so jealous that you have an MJ impersonator as a friend. That is awesome. 🙂 I’m a huge MJ fan and it would be fun to see a show.

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      he IS michael jackson. it’s so crazy and impressive!

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