Double Dip

Heyyyyyy 😀 How are ya?


Before teaching this morning, I enjoyed a fabulous green juice. It’s the same one I’ve been making for the past week + (green apple, cucumber, romaine, lemon) but I might get a little crazy tomorrow and change it up 😉 As I made my juice in my Jack LaLanne juicer, I definitely thought of the mastermind behind it and the positive impact he left on the world. (Check out *this article* on Jack LaLanne, who recently passed away at the age of 96)

I also had a bowl of quinoa with organic butter, raw honey, cinnamon, almond milk and fresh blueberries



Teaching was a BLASTY, and then I chugged a protein shake on the way to check out a house that we’re interested in.

It was beautiful. Open windows, a balcony with the master bedroom, grassy backyard, roses that bloom in the summer, 4 bedrooms, great neighborhood.

A couple fixer-uppers:

-Lighting fixtures

-Wallpaper in the laundry room (with kittens)

-Non-granite countertops (a must)

-Little closet 🙁

-Sliding glass door on the shower- very hard to keep sparkly clean

All things that can be fixed, but I’m going to talk to the Pilot and send him pics to see what he says. I’m just excited to have a PERMANENT place to live in the near future! And decorating….. I live for decorating 🙂

Lunch was pretty much face-rocking:


A salad beast that began with kale, massaged (in a creepy way) with avocado, lemon juice, a little olive oil, Tamari and cayenne


Topped with cauliflower “rice” (1/2 head of cauliflower pulsed to rice-sized pieces in the food processor), Garlic Gold, and seaweed snacks


+ a piece of socca (garbanzo bean flour and water, cooked in coconut oil like a pancake)

socca (3)

I’m gonna double dip today—I taught this morning and am going to check out my friend’s Zumba class tonight 🙂 I love taking class from other instructors.

Enjoy the rest of your day! <3



Today’s tip: Make sure to get some carb replenishment if you’ll be working out for longer than an hour. Our body uses carbs for energy, followed by fat, then protein. If you have a little snack in between classes, or on a long run, you’ll keep your body from entering a catabolic state and munching on your muscles for fuel. Some of my favorites: Clif Shot Blocks, Clif Energy Gels (the mocha flavor will rock your world!), a couple of medjool dates, or Honey Stingers.

Post Navigation:


  1. Mo on January 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Do you have access to a flower garden? Where do you get all your lovely flowers? I miss them in the winter here – and will buy myself a bunch every now and then to brighten up my day. I have a shower door in my bathroom that I absolutely hate. I keep telling my husband that he’s going to come home one day and I will have torn the darn thing out! Take care.

    • Fitnessista on January 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

      trader joe’s is my flower garden 🙂 they have such beautiful unique flowers and the prices are fantastic
      have a great day, mo! <3

      • Moni'sMeals on January 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

        yes, I agree. T Joes is a great flower garden to us all. They do a good job for sure. 🙂

  2. Alicia on January 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Gina – I’m running my first 1/2 marathon this summer. I’m interested in trying out chewy carbs for fuel. Where do I find stuff like this? Are shot blocks chewy?

    • Fitnessista on January 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      shot bloks are chewy- check out the honey stinger chews. they’re my absolute fave

  3. Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) on January 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Mmm, that kale salad looks amazing, as does the socca! I really need to make some socca.


  4. Allie on January 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

    oh wow, i just made a similar quinoa bowl for breakfast after a run. deeeeelicious! i am in love!!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.