Face Burger + Goji promo

Helloooooo ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope youโ€™re having a great morning! Loved all of your comments to Maraโ€™s pizza guest postโ€ฆ just wished I lived a little closer to her so I could take the leftovers off her hands ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last night, after errands/work/packing all day, we met up with some friends at Bleu Pub for dinner.

The Pilot and I split a blurry Greek salad:


and for my entree, I chose the vegan black bean burger with no bun (my fave!) + the best restaurant sweet potato fries


The Pilot had the โ€œDirty Birdโ€ which is a beef burger, topped with bacon and a over easy egg.

It was as big as his face ๐Ÿ˜€
burger (2)

Thatโ€™s a ferocious burger face right there ๐Ÿ™‚

We came back to the casa, chilled with the puppers and called it a night <3

This morning, Iโ€™m about to do the workout thang and then will most likely make some b-fast cookie dough cereal.


Iโ€™m pretty stoked because SunFoods, the makers of quite a few of my favorite superfoods that you see on the bloggy, generously offered to do a fun goji berry promo for those of you who have been wanting to try them, or those who need to replenish their stash. 

Sunfoods supplies incredible goji berries. By far the plumpest and most delicious ones Iโ€™ve tried, and Iโ€™ve been around the goji berry block a few times ๐Ÿ˜‰

From their website:

Sunfoodโ€™s Organic Goji Berries grow in protected Chinese valleys in million-year-old soil in wild and cultivated areas. The plants grow like bushes with vines that reach over 15 feet. The berries are never touched by hand as they will oxidize and turn black if touched while fresh. They are shaken onto mats, then dried in the shade.
Our Organic Goji Berries are a deep-red, dried fruit about the same size as a raisin. The Goji berry tastes somewhat like a cross between a cranberry and a cherry.
Out of the 8,000 food-herbs in the systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the thousands of years of history that back it, Goji Berries are considered the number one food-herb. They have the number one ranking.

Goji berries are an antioxidant POWERHOUSE – the little guys also contain vitamin A and are used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and age-related eye problems

They taste great, too ๐Ÿ˜€


The promo is $15 for 8 oz and you get a free Raw Food Community tote bag. There are only 50 available and theyโ€™ll go fast. *Click here* to get your goji on ๐Ÿ˜‰

Off to SWEAT! Whatโ€™s your workout of choice today??

See ya later this afternoon <3



Something to think:

โ€œThe shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.โ€
Richard Cech


Goofy moving pics ๐Ÿ™‚

Zumba video (itโ€™s taken a little longer to upload since our internet has been wonky, but Iโ€™m going to try and go to Starbucks and get it on the bloggy)

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  1. Mo@MommyRD on September 16, 2010 at 9:41 am

    My workout choice was going to be a run, but the weather is currently wet, drizzly, and 45 degrees. I may have to hit the community center for a swim instead. I’m going to wait it out til noon to see how it looks outside.

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on September 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Go Pilot go! Well, it’s digested by now haha. I love goji berries but they are so dry sometimes….good to know these are plump!

  3. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on September 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    LOL @ Pilot’s burger face. Ferocious!

  4. Nic on September 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I just signed up for my very first Zumba class with a girlfriend and I’m super excited! I haven’t done a class in years- mostly been doing the running thing, so it will be a nice change! I’m pumped to see your video ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

      whoo hoo! have so much fun!

  5. Heather (Perspective Is Everything) on September 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Today I’m thinking about lifting some weights, dancing around my living room for as long as I feel like it, and maybe some time on the stationary bike.
    yup-sounds good to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Stacy on September 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Wow that burger is ginormous!! I am using the Garlic Gold Sea Salt Nuggets I got from you at HLS today in my Crock Pot chili, super excited!!
    Workout of choice today, day two of tackling the yoga challenge!! Loving it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love that quote by the way!

  7. melissa @ the delicate place on September 16, 2010 at 10:06 am

    holy mother of burgers?!! mmm sweet potato fries so tasty! workout today? i did 50min ashtanga practice before 7am!!! who.am.i?!

    • Fitnessista on September 16, 2010 at 10:41 am

      you are AMAZING ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on September 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

    My favorite burger is at Red Robin and it has bacon and a fried egg on top — I get maybe 1 per year, but it is so delicous ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tonight the plan is Jackie Warner strength circuit dvd — I love it!

  9. Jessica @ How Sweet on September 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I did elliptical, shoulders and arms this morn! Had the gym to myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on September 16, 2010 at 10:11 am

    My workout of choice is my second day of P90x! So far, I love it! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Fitnessista on September 16, 2010 at 10:41 am

      please let me know what you think of it at the end- i want to try it!

      • Rosa on September 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

        Day 25 P90X. Love this programme, it only gets better Megan!!!

        Never commented before but love the blog, keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

        Best wishes form London,


  11. Angela on September 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I’ll be going for my shortest run of the week (3 miles) followed by Boing! or if that doesn’t pan out, Core Fusion. I haven’t done Boing yet so I’m pretty pumped and I hope my BF doesn’t bail.

  12. VeggieGirl on September 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

    My workout today = 2-hour dance practice with Suave Slav!

  13. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on September 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Yum! Those fries look awesome!

  14. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on September 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Also, I just bought some Maca powder and don’t know what to do with it. I know you use it so can you give me some pointers please!

    • Fitnessista on September 16, 2010 at 10:41 am

      it’s fun in smoothies, oatmeal and cookies- it tastes lovely with chocolate and remember a little goes a long way

  15. Becky on September 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Just ordered the goji berries. I buy some at a store nearby but they are dry & shriveled and I swear, sometimes …………DUSTY ??? At least they look like it. Can’t wait to get some good ones ! Thanks Gina ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

      these ones are seriously amazing- you’ll love them ๐Ÿ™‚
      i haaaate dry and shriveled goji berries

  16. brittany on September 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

    my workout for today is a walk across campus (40 minutes of torturous hills!!) and probably some weights at home later on today.

  17. Barbara(Blood,Sweat and Heels) on September 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Been craving sweet potato fries all week and THIS post didn’t help:) Time to make them I guess!!

    This morning I got up at 5am and ran 4 miles of sprints…woot!


  18. Heather (Heather's Dish) on September 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

    that’s a massive burger! it’s funny…i have a picture of my hubby doing that exact same thing with a burger the size of his head. boys will be boys, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Katie on September 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I’m taking a day off from formal exercise as I have to babysit three adorable munchkins tonight. Our workout will be running and dancing around the house and chasing their dog around! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Paige @ Running Around Normal on September 16, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Holy crap that burger is HUGE! LOL Love the ferocious burger face pic:)

  21. Kat (My Fruity Life) on September 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Hahahaha that picture of Pilot stuffing his face CRACKED me up!

    Quick question for you…I want to jump on this yoga love, and was hoping you could give me a suggestion on a good yoga dvd I can find at my local Target. I did a few months of Pilates (unsure if its the same at all) so do you have a certain dvd you like thats good for beginners but also challenging?

    • Fitnessista on September 16, 2010 at 11:16 am

      the rodney yee ones are good for beginners and kind of slow paced. i really love mandy ingber’s yogalosophy dvd but you have to order it online

  22. Jessica@tastyandtrim on September 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Those sweet potato fries look delish! My workout of choice was the elliptical. I ran yesterday and my back is pretty sore today. A while back, a chiropractor told me that doing the elliptical can help to stretch out your back and relieve some of the pain. Its been working for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Joslyn (missfitbliss) on September 16, 2010 at 11:04 am

    My workout of choice is hot yoga but I’m dabbling back in running again.

  24. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on September 16, 2010 at 11:07 am

    My workout today is packing and moving boxes. Ive been doing it for a few days straight!

  25. Cailin @ Stir Crazy on September 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Does 3 flights of stairs with groceries count as a workout?! If so, then done!;) Hoping to fit in some strength training if I don’t fall asleep first… baby woke me up at 5:15am and I’ve been a busy little bee since then!

  26. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on September 16, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Wow, that burger is massive. And it looks pretty good. As do those sweet potato fries.

  27. RhodeyGirl on September 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I don’t know if you’re friends with PB on Facebook, but we went out for lunch the other day and he had a corned beef sandwich at this deli that had 1 LB of meat. Disgusting! Anyway, in order to get the sandwich in his mouth he had to make the same face as the pilot… and enjoyed every minute of it (yes, he finished the entire thing and proceeded to still weigh the exact same on the scale the next day). Insanity!

    I hope your pilot and my phillyboy get to meet soon! They would have fun eating burgers together hahahahahahah

  28. Chelsea on September 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I definitely laughed out loud at the picture of the Pilot and his burger. Those sweet potato fries look amazing too!

  29. Anne on September 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

    My workout of choice today was Insanity…quick question. I just started and I noticed on my heart rate monitor that I don’t burn as many calories during the workout as I would if I had, say run 5-6 miles. Was that the case for you? Is it just that your body continues to burn more calories after because of the HIIT level?

    • maria on September 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

      When I did Insanity, my heart rate was always relatively low! way lower than when i was just jogging on the treadmill. I thought that was super weird :/

  30. Gloria on September 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Mmm black bean burger? sweet potato fries? goji? Everything sounds yumalicious! I’m going to work my booty out dancing tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on September 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Hehe the Pilot looks like he was really enjoying that burger!

    My workout choice today was the elliptical (this workout here: http://bit.ly/aokNkt) and a session with my trainer. We were doing a bunch of stability exercises which were a lot harder than I thought they’d be. My newest “trick” is balancing on the stability ball on my knees, something I couldn’t do last week but I’m getting to be quite a champ! I hope you have an awesome workout and a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Tina on September 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I have to workout from home so I’m breaking out the resistance bands for a circuit workout. Not the best, but works for today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. MoniMeals on September 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Off day, maybe a walk or light bike ride. Lots of work with clients. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Caitlin (EatFeats) on September 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Black bean burgers are so good! I usually order one when I go to Chili’s and it is the tastiest thing (not) on the menu!

    Yesterday I swam, tennis-ed, and ran…so probably a walk and a run today. Something lighter!

  35. Ashley Robert on September 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I tried ur cookie dough cereal today… OMG amazing!!!

  36. Stef on September 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    actually my workout today has been Zumba. It’s not popular here at all but I managed to get the DVDs and have started learning the steps, so did the basic step learning workout once before and today for the second time.
    It’s alot of fun and I’m kinda glad I don’t do it at the gym because I’m sure i look like a huge goofball trying to move my hips! But it’s fun and that’s what counts!

  37. Gina on September 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I live for sweet potato fries…yum!!!

    I just signed up for a year unlimited membership at an awesome hot vinyasa yoga studio 3 blocks from my apartment (super excited!) I plan on going to a level 2-3 sweaty 90 minute class tonight!!! I like to go to a higher level class once a week to work hard and remind myself of what I am working toward (arm balances/inversions).

    Thanks for the awesome goji promo! I have not bought any of these yet (mostly due to the steep price at whole foods), so I am excited to try them! Do you use them mainly as a garnish to your meals or have you ever used them in a smoothie or other recipes?

  38. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 16, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    My workout of choice today is going for 2 quickie miles of cardio and lifting for 15 mins and doing 10 mins of yoga stretching, get it all in, the best of all worlds, in less than 45 minutes. That’s my speed ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the picture of the Pilot savoring his burger. Everyone should enjoy their food, and he looks to be a happy camper in that pic.

    Have a great Thursday and it’s great how you’re always hooking your readers up w/ the Open Sky deals!


  39. Sassy Molassy on September 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Whew, that is a serious burger that the pilot got! ๐Ÿ˜‰ My workout of choice today: already did 20 min of yoga before work. Then doing an interval workout with my running group tonight. Should be tough and leave the legs a bit sore!

  40. Carrie on September 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Well, you have yet to lead me astray as I love my chia seeds and goat cheese, and I’ve been dying to try goji berries. Just ordered mine! WHEEE!

  41. Amy on September 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I tried Zumba for the first time this morning! It was fun, but I felt so clumsy! I’m sure no one really noticed aside from the ladies on either side of me that I came close to running into. The place was packed!

  42. KimEatandBe on September 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Love the idea of a no bun burger with sweet potato fries…avoid the carb overload and achieve a yummy/balanced dinner ๐Ÿ™‚
    Work out today? Tennis! My favorite sport in the world, I am going to play some mixed doubles for 90 minutes and hopefully get an additional 30 minutes of singles in. I love tennis b/c I don’t even realize I am exercising…totally in the zone and enjoy every moment of it.

  43. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on September 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Today is the revolving stair case of death and then weights with the cables.

  44. Mo on September 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    My workout today will be placing river rock into our landscaping . . . remember when I told you my man bought me mulch for our anniversary? I got these for no reason at all – what a guy!


  45. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I love goji berries, but I have such a hard time finding them!

    Today I just did an easy workout of 20 mins on the elliptical and 10 mins on the bike. Just enough to get my legs moving!

  46. Exercise and Eat on September 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I love how men always get burgers topped with protein topped with more protein! That’s something I honestly don’t know if I could ever do!

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