Double the fun

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday 😀 Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend.

Here are some of the foodie goods from the past couple of days:



Oat bran with leftover mashed sweet potatoes, banana, cinnamon and almond butter


Chocolate oats with brown rice protein, banana, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, Stevia and almond butter



Mary’s crack with leftover vegan artichoke dip




Mixed greens with goat jack cheese, Goddess dressing, raw cauliflower and bell pepper



Air popped organic popcorn with cinnamon and vegan chocolate chips


A cupcake from THE TWINS! I was so happy to see their beautiful faces again 😀 They stopped by and stayed for a night on their way to Florida and we stayed up until 2am chatting and drinking some of this:



Red vino 😀

I had a blasty hanging out with them -sorry for no pics, they left early this morning and I was groggy and in my jammies when I said goodbye.

But here’s a blast from the past:


And they were so sweet to bring me a bunch of goodies to try! I’ll be indulging in many Pure2Raw treats in the near future 😀

I have to tell ya that the lemon cupcake (pic above) was absolutely delicious. The pilot and I couldn’t believe that it was gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free and peanut-free because it was the lightest, moistest and fluffiest thing. If you or anyone you know has food allergies, definitely check out their bakery website!

So my running plans for today were squashed due to the crazy rain we’re having, so I’ll be hitting up the revolving apparatus of death (treadmill), and working on that project that’s taking FOREVER!

But first, shopping with Jeni 😉

See ya tonight!



Something to think: “Knowing others is intelligence.  Knowing yourself is true wisdom” Lao Tse

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    That cupcake looks delicious! THe top almost looks streusel like?

  2. VeggieGirl on November 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    YAAAY so fun that you got to spend time with Michelle and Lori 🙂

  3. Erica on November 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Ugh- I’m so with you on hating the treadmill! I got up extra early based on the forecast so I could run before the rain (and still got dumped on a little). Yummy eats- ESPECIALLY the arti dip. Enjoy your day 😉

  4. Mama Pea on November 22, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Good luck on that project! I’m here when you need an extra set of eyes. Nothing on mine yet, but it hasn’t even been a week, so I’m being patient 🙂

  5. cocoNUTbutter on November 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Great eats. Absolutely love the blog. Love it 🙂

  6. Shelby on November 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    The eats are just fabulous in this post! Love the popcorn and the cupcake 😉

  7. fittingbackin on November 22, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    raining here too! I’m trying to get the energy to get on the treadmill myself. Blah. Your treats look yummy!!!

  8. Erin on November 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Oh yum, those eats look so good! I need that vegan artichoke dip in my life, stat!

  9. Jenna on November 22, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    wow! all your eats look great and that cupcake looks delishhhh 🙂

  10. Jenna on November 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Heck yes for great times with great friends. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    Love the idea of popcorn with chocolate chips + cinnamon. I’ll have to give that a shot.

  11. kristi (sweet cheeks) on November 22, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Still need to try that awesome popcorn combo!

    Hope you have a good productive day!

  12. Lauren @ eater not a runner on November 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Sweet potatoes in oats?? LOVE that idea!

  13. Katie on November 22, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    The Twins are adorable as is that cupcake!

    How did you make your artichoke dip w/o cheese and mayo? I love the stuff, but obviously it’s usually not vegan friendly.

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm

      it’s super easy- the recipe is in eat, drink and be vegan but it’s basically artichokes, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs

  14. Lisa on November 22, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    The Doublemint twins are cute; glad yawl had a good visit.I need to tell my sister in Cali about their bakery b/c she & daughter are gluten-soy free. Finally saw New Moon yesterday; I thought better than Twilight. (Didn’t seem like 2 hrs long.)See ya @training tomorrow.

  15. Melissa S. on November 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    ohhhh…cupcakes…sounds awesome!

  16. Jenny on November 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    yeah they eats all look great but what I’m really loving is that SCARF! so fabulous. Where’d you buy?!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm

      old navy! i never find ANYTHING there, and then i saw that scarf and had to have it 😀

  17. Kate on November 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    All that food looks fantastic! I gotta try that Popcorn combo -OH MY!

  18. Jackie on November 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    dear gina,

    i’ve recently started becoming more and more vegetarian-cutting out red meat/chicken. but, i’m having a hard time getting enough protein. i eat lotts of veggies and fruit, but i am lost when it comes to getting enough protein. i’m really tired of relying on nut butters/nuts for protein. its making me gain weight and feel lethargic. i would love it if you gave me some good protein sources you eat regularly that aren’t nut-based!


    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2009 at 7:47 pm

      hey jackie,
      that’s why i upped my egg/goat cheese/fish intake– i wasn’t getting nearly enough protein for my active lifestyle on a vegan diet. it is possible for many people, but wasn’t working well for me. i would recommend those 3 if you still eat eggs/fish/cheese, and if not, brown rice protein (sun warrior) and hemp protein are excellent sources.
      hope this helps a little!

      • Jackie on November 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm

        Ok, sounds great that really helps! Do you eat tofu? I try to, but it’s such a pain to make and no one in my family likes it! I have Jarrow’s formula brown rice protein…what makes Sun Warrior better?

        thanks so much for the advice, i will follow it!

        • Fitnessista on November 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm

          sun warrior is good because its raw, but any brand should be fine
          no i don’t eat tofu as i try to avoid most soy products, but its a great source of protein as well. try getting the silken kind and adding it to smoothies, or adding sweetener and fruit to make a “pudding” 😀

  19. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 22, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    LOVE sweet potato oats, and you know I’m here for project help if you need… i only charge macaroons 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm

      hahah i think i could arrange that 😉

  20. carolinebee on November 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Why are party leftovers the best thing everrrr!!? Haha one more reason to add to the list of party awesomeness. Hope u had a good sunday G!!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm

      seriously.. i love all leftovers though 😀

  21. Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar on November 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    We’re having all the crazy random rain here in Jax, too! BOOOOOOO. I hate rain. I want it to just be sunny and cold till spring, haha.

  22. Devan G on November 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I am so loving all your eats! that cupcake looks so decadent!

  23. Nicci@NiftyEats on November 23, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Your salad looks amazing, can I get one of those.

  24. Elise on November 23, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Hey Gina, can you give us a link to Mary’s Crack again? I can’t seem to find it.

  25. Tina on November 23, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Wow…your oats with the almond butter spread alllll over the top looks mouthwatering.

  26. brittney on November 23, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I just tried my first Mary’s Gone Crackers thanks to you. Delightful! I got the black pepper version. Pricey, but yummy. I brought some for hummus for a snack today. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

      yes they are pricey, but i consider it an investment 😀

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