Extra Protein

Hi guys! How are ya?

I could get used to this…


Since it’s my cousin’s spring break this week, she’s been my daytime Orlando buddy. Today, we went down to our grandparent’s pool with one of her friends. Listening to the Bob Marley station on Pandora made it an extra lovely day 🙂

Spin class this morning was a lot of fun, too, if you consider sweating like a beast “fun” 🙂 Israel kicks my booty every. single. time. We did 1 minute sprints, sets of 25 jumps, heavy climbs (keeping the beat of the music) and other spinsanity. Amazing 🙂 After class, I did some light weights for my leggies as well as some abs.



Millet with almond butter and banana with coffee

Smoothie and a side of yorkie (my aunt’s dog, Scamp- Viesa tried to eat him once)

smoothie (2)



(Tastes like the Bahamas…. or what I would imagine the Bahamas to taste like)



And… um… extra protein


a WORM!!!

Imagine the most blood curdling scream you’ve ever heard accompanied with a crazy hopping dance. That was me.

At least it proves that the edamame was organic, right? Haha.

Today, I rocked out my new headband, courtesy of Targizzle.


And my cousins and I went to Florida Mall to hit up Sephora and the ginormous Forever 21.


As Mama Pea says, shopping at Forever 21 doesn’t make you 21 Forever 😉

Shopping fuel:


They actually spelled my name right! (I see a lot of crazy variations)

My aunt just got home and we’re off to dinner. See ya in the morning with a post on dealing with deployments.



Have you ever had any “extra protein” in one of your meals before?? I’ll never forget when I was about 7 and I was drinking my soda and starting to chew on something crunchy. It was a fly. I was traumatized forever 😉

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  1. Amy on April 7, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Years ago I dumped a box of macaroni into a pot of boiling water – when I checked back on it a few minutes later I found bug larvae floating to the top of the pot! I never ate macaroni and cheese again! Sooo gross!

  2. Lisa on April 7, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I love Sephora! There is going to be one opening in our mall here in about 2 months and I am uber-excited.

  3. Diana on April 7, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Ahaha omg a fly?! Sounds yummy… 😛

  4. Marshall on April 7, 2010 at 6:49 am

    That headband is fly!

  5. Heather on April 7, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I love your headband, Gina! Gorgeous.

    Fortunately, I haven’t had any traumatizing experiences with food. That worm would have skeeved me out too!

  6. Paige (RAN) on April 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Ahhh!! Bleh! I would have thrown out the rest after that. Guh!
    That headband is SO pretty:) I wish I could wear headbands – they always hurt behind my ears.

  7. Tiffany B on April 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I couldn’t imagine having a worm in my edamame! I’m really going to start checking now. The pool looks amazing and I love F21. Can’t wait to see what you got.

  8. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com on April 7, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Ew, ew, ew, ew, ewwww!

  9. Amy on April 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I have had a run in with a snail on kale before, ewww!

  10. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on April 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Seeing your grandparents pool made me miss my old apt’s lap pool! It was the best… Salt water too, so it was easy on the skin/ hair. Have a great day! -Mary

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      yes, my parents have a salt water pool and i LOVE it!!

  11. Erin on April 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Oh my goshhhh about the worm and fly! I am traumatized from just thinking about that!

  12. Caitlin on April 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    funny you mention this because just last week I made a pb&J and I opened up a new jar of jelly and there was a tiny worm (pretty much like the one on you Edamame) at the top. Ew Ew Ew..I also screamed for a bit!

  13. Theresa on April 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I got a peach from an open air market in Rome when I was studying there, I had eaten about half and went to take another bite and a worm crawled out! EW…but I figured that meant it was organic and I ate the rest because it was really good!

    Loved reading your take on deployment. My best friends husband is a Marine, he is scheduled to be home in two weeks, just in time for their first born! 🙂

  14. suzanne on April 10, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Hey Gina I have been reading for some months now and always love checking in with you. I live in Orlando and visit all the places you have been writing about and then when I read your post I thought, hmmm..that pool looks familiar. I live there! I can’t believe you have been wandering around right by our place! Too funny. Hope you have been having a great time!

    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2010 at 9:01 am

      hahah that’s so crazy! my grandparents (kinda.. my cousin’s grandparents) live there 🙂

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