Earning my Keep

Hi guys!! Happy Monday! Hope your morning is treating ya well 😀

After church last night, we came back to the casa to munch to food I’d prepped earlier.


Salad (I drizzled mine with Dijon mustard and Garlic Gold– my cousin is already a new Garlic Gold fanatic. She said she wanted to drink it. I think we’re related, haha)

Emily’s black bean burgers (I use extra oats instead of the pumpkin seeds- the fam LOVED them!)

burger (2)

And crinkle cut sweet potato fries (cut using a Pampered Chef crinkle cutter and seasoned with EVOO, sea salt, pepper, chili powder, cayenne, garlic and paprika)


Since I’m basically an Orlando squatter in my aunt’s house, I thought it would be fun to cook dinner and treats for them every now and again. 😉

I worked on the paperwork that’s due for my HR appointment today, started Sarah’s Key (I’m HOOKED already! Has anyone read it??), and called it a night.

This morning, I’m about to munch a funny-shaped organic apple:


and go sweat my face off in yoga 🙂


The plan for the day:

-Walk dogs


-Work (first day! Thank you so much for first day good vibes!)

-Make macaroons


See ya later this afternoon!!!



Something to do:

If you’re in the voting mood today, please take a minute a vote for the Next Food Blog Star. You can read my first entry *here* 😀 (Voting starts around 9am, EST)

Something else to do:

It’s been a while since we’ve had a reader’s request post! Tweet requests to @fitnessista , or shoot me an email (fitnessista at gmail dot com subject: reader’s request)

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  1. Liz on September 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I voted for you! and Sarah’s Key is fantastic. 🙂 I also recommend The Book Thief when you’re done with that one. You’ll love it.

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

      thank you!

  2. Amy G. on September 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Hey Gina! I tried to vote for you, but that website is kinda weird! It keeps like bouncing up and down, and I cant scroll down past the buick logo. If its just me, i feel like an idiot haha!

    I love reading your blog, your inspiring! I just got married Sept 4th, and you helped me fit into my dress 😉

  3. jenna on September 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    i hope you have a great day on your new job!! 🙂

  4. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    That was sweet of you to make dinner. I’m sure your family is going to become hooked on your great meals! 😀

  5. Abby on September 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    My Nana bought me Sarah’s Key for Christmas a couple years back after having read it. It was very good! I hope you like it. Also, I need to get that crinkle-cut gadget!

  6. shelly@campinggirlchronical on September 25, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Loved Sarah’s Key!

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