Empowering

Hey hey hey 😀 How’s your day going? Hope it’s been fabulous <3

I’ve been moving a little slowly today! After my adventure-filled weekend (exploring, ninja fighting ghosts, and feasting on Chicago food is no joke) and getting into V-town at 2am this morning, it’s been a little slo mo over here 😉

Something that helped wake me up:

glo bar

An Empower Glo Bar!

I haven’t had a Glo bar in forever, and when I saw one in my swag bag, I was so stoked to try them again. I usually prefer whole grain options for everyday stuff (these have white rice in them), but decided to roll with it. The verdict? LOVED this flavor. It was crunchy, chewy, slightly sweet and had a beautiful coffee aroma and flavor.

Some ya’ll asked to see my Lulu goods, so here’s the outfit that I picked up:

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A cute red tank top – the fabric is SUPER soft!

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and some black capris:

capris

Not gonna lie, my debit card wept a little when I made this purchase, even though I get 15% off for being a fitness professional. I have SUCH a hard time dropping crazy dollas for workout clothes even though I use them multiple times a day. Expensive jeans? No problem. Expensive yoga pants? Notsomuch. I think it’s because I know how stanky and sweaty I’ll get wearing them. Usually, I get Nike Tempo shorts at Nike outlet, yoga pants at Victoria’s Secret and tops at TJ Maxx or Target. Who knows though, maybe I’ll be a Lulu convert??

Snackage:

bomb

Choc cherry bomb. Using FRESH cherries that I had to de-seed myself. That is love.

Some fun stuff came in the mail today!

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Goji berries, courtesy of Sun Foods and my ZIN (Zumba Instructors Network) DVD and CD for this month. Teaching the Zumba class at HLS with Diana this past weekend made me even more excited to start teaching again in Orlando! 😀

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I’m off to train a client, then meeting the girls for dinner and Eat, Pray, Love. Has anyone seen it yet?!?

Enjoy the rest of your day <3

Gina

Upcoming: That cookie giveaway I told ya about! We’re getting everything finalized as I type this and I think you’ll love it 🙂

Something to read:

-The Lululemon manifesto –adore this. One of my faves: “The conscious brain can only hold one thought at a time. Choose a positive thought.”

-Ghost stories!!! Ok, so now that *mostly everyone* is out of the creepy weepy hotel the Summit was in (that I didn’t end up staying a single night at, haha), here are some of the links with info about the hotel:

Haunted Congress Hotel

Weird Chicago Tour

and tons more! Sabrina and I were Googling stories about the Congress Plaza when we left the hotel and were each snuggled in a Heavenly bed 😉

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70 Comments

  1. Pearl Lee on August 17, 2010 at 3:09 am

    i would’ve been scared staying in that hotel, too!

  2. Frankie @fitnessfrank.net on August 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    i really think it’s just as well there aren’t any lulu stores here in england… i am pretty tempted to buy some of their pants from all the way across the atlantic.
    i don’t really splurge too much on workout gear as a rule – if i need a bit of a boost i’ll buy the same £5 vest tops as always, just in pink, purple or red 😀

    with all this zumba love, i reckon i’m gonna have to at least shuffle around at the back of one class – my gym has only just caught on to the trend. can i treat it as a “real” workout (as in sub it for circuits?….pleasepleaseplease??!!)

  3. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on August 17, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Lululemon is such a great store, but yes, my bank account cries too. Hopefully you like your new goods- wearing mine always makes my workout better because I feel like I look better! Have a great Tuesday!

  4. coco on August 17, 2010 at 7:01 am

    very pretty outfit! That’s my favorite workout cloth shop! I wish they are cheaper though 😉

  5. shelly@campinggirlchronicals on August 17, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I saw Eat Pray Love last night. I read the book a few years ago so I enjoyed the movie… I always hate movies when I have recently read the book because I compare the 2 too much.
    Enjoy!

  6. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 17, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I love your Lululemon choices! Trust me, they’re worth the money. 😉

  7. jenna on August 17, 2010 at 9:00 am

    🙂 please let us know how you like your lulu purchases!
    i saw the movie this weekend and lOved it! so good.

    i love your zumba outfit! so cute!

  8. Mo on August 17, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I have a haunted hotel story for you . . . staying at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. One floor noted to be haunted, even the staff doesn’t like to go up there. Three of us walked the halls on that floor – but didn’t notice a thing. Until we got back to the elevator. We were standing there waiting for it to arrive, and a glass framed picture on the wall shattered right in front of us. I kid you not! Needless to say we got quite the cardio workout as we high-tailed it down the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator! Sounds like you had a great time – glad you’re home safe and sound.

    Mo

    • Fitnessista on August 17, 2010 at 11:36 am

      GAHHHHHHH! that is so creepy!

  9. Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen on August 17, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Great blog! Found you from the open sky newsletter!

    • Fitnessista on August 17, 2010 at 11:36 am

      thanks so much for saying hi! 🙂

  10. Jill on August 17, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Gina, did you end up wearing the rent the runway dress?

  11. Elli @ 16 and Losing It on August 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I never spend money on workout clothes! I get the draw of having cute stuff to wear to the gym or a class but I feel guilty getting such nice expensive stuff all sweaty and gross! I always just wear shorts and a t-shirt. Its no fashion statement but I’m comfortable and I don’t feel bad getting all sweaty!

  12. Leah on August 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Gina, I would LURVE to hear what you think of your new lululemon gear 🙂
    I work for head office in Vancouver, BC – I’m willing to bet you will be a lululemon convert for sure!

    -Leah

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