Dough Issues

Heyyyyy 🙂 Happy Sunday! How’s your weekend been?

My Saturday was bueno. I enjoyed the training appointments and nutrition consultation, but it felt SO GOOD to come home to the casa.

Some Saturday eats:

These bad johnnies


The pilot enjoyed his along a sandwich, and I added my portion to a beast.

Check out how TALL it was!


Serious salad beastliness right there 😉

That massive volcano of goodness included romaine, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, roasted cauliflower and onion, tuna bites, red pepper flakes and Goddess dressing


I met Jeni at the gym –and later, the pilot joined the gym party- and proceeded to finish 8.3 miles on the revolving apparatus of death (treadmill). 8.3!!!! By far, the longest I’ve ever been able to stay on that thing without dying of boredom. I’m an outside runner kinda girl.

I attribute the distance success to a baller playlist:


“I Run for Life” was the first song they played at my first 5k, when I was a junior in college. I knew it would get me going.. and Glee and Gaga always do the trick 🙂

Here’s how 8.3 miles on the treadmill feels:

xena (Source)

Like a warrior.

Here’s how 8.3 miles on the treadmill looks:


Like a sweaty, skeptical mess.

I couldn’t wait to dig into the calzones the pilot and I were making for dinner.

The dough I made was a little sticky and hard to work with, though!

My calzone had zucchini, squash, sundried tomatoes, oregano, garlic and basil


The pilot had organic pepperoni and cheese


And mine –after performing a Heidi Montag-esque plastic surgery operation (by adding scraps of dough)- was less than attractive


It tasted like foodgasms, despite the appearance, and the spelt dough (homemade, using this recipe, subbing gluten-free baking mix and spelt flour for the white and wheat, respectively) was glorious. We dipped our calzones into organic marinara sauce <3

Well I’m off with the girls for shopping and Bikram yoga in Jacksonville for the day. Here’s hoping I come back with lots of fun stuff 🙂

Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you tomorrow with week 2 of the Winter Shape Up.

Much love,


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  1. laura on January 25, 2010 at 4:41 am

    hi! i am a new blog reader and was reading your posts from a few days ago… and i was wondering how you get all those fruits and vegetables to blend in a blender (spinach, parsley, apple, lemon)? Mine dont blend unless I add water or fruit juice! Do you just have a really good blender?

    I love your blog by the way!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2010 at 7:37 am

      hey laura,
      i juice all of the fruits and veggies instead of blending them– juicing removes the pulp and fiber, which makes it way easier to digest 🙂
      i still make smoothies in the blender, too, but the green blend is a juice

  2. Haleigh on January 25, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I hope you have a fun time with the girls! Shopping and yoga sounds therapeutic.

  3. Krista on January 25, 2010 at 9:41 am

    LOL! 8.3 miles is a long time to be on the treadmill! I think the longest I’ve ever lasted was 6.2! Love the Zena pic, BTW… 😉

  4. MySensei on January 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Love calzones! Have yet to attempt a homemade are inspiring me to try it out.

    I give you props on the 8 miler on a treadmill. For some reason I can’t go longer than 5 miles on one of them w/o becoming incredibly bored! I prefer longer runs outside…more to look at and enjoy 🙂

  5. Amy on January 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Your 8.3 face is awesome! You summed it up. Do you happen to know any other recipe that would work for the calzone crust that would take less time (this one is 2.5 hours for prep)THANKS!

  6. Jessica on January 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Ouchhhh, “heidi montag-esque plastic surgery operation” !!!!!!!! HAHA, GINA! Well, the girl deserves it! I’m sorry but she totally ruined herself! It kind of, well….really upsets me since she is SO young!! What is she gonna think of herself when she’s only 27!?

    That salad beast sounds amazing though, by the way. I’m totally missing on my beloved goddess dressing right now. If only my sorority house served us Amy’s dressings instead of FAT FREE ITALIAN or blehh balsamic vinaigrette?! Sigh….

    Enjoy your Monday night!!

  7. Alicia on January 25, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you so much for posting your playlist. You helped me get thru my run yesterday with some great additions to my workout playlist!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      i’m so glad you liked it! <3

  8. jeri on January 28, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I’m so glad you actually SWEAT when you workout. 😉 I secretly despise the cute girls not breaking a sweat in the gym when I look like a drowned rat. :p

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      hahah! girl, i sweat like a beast. it’s good for you, though!

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