Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Hey everyone! Happy Indian Food Wednesday, which also happens to fall on Cinco de Mayo 🙂 So Indian or Mexican cuisine it is.. unless you want to create an Indian-Mexican hybrid dish (and send me a picture!) 😀 I’ll be having vegetarian fajitas and a margarita after Zumba.

Ashley and I just finished Insanity (which was glorious) and I was in the cereal-kinda mood.

Cereal, much like pancakes, doesn’t usually fill me up and portion control doesn’t exist- I could probably eat an entire container full 😉

This morning, I tried to “beef” up my cereal to see if it would have a little more staying power..


Into the heart-shaped bowl went:

-1.5 servings brown rice cereal with berries

-1/2 banana

-1 T Jarrow brown rice protein

-1 T flax

-1 C almond milk

It was DELICIOUS and I actually feel pretty satisfied 🙂 Bueno.

Dinner last night was quick and easy since I was tired after training clients.


A pasta bowl filled with mung bean pasta, arugula, dijon mustard, Garlic Gold, roasted asparagus and tomatoes, with goat cheese. Not too shabby and it took about 20 minutes to put together… I think the Rizzle would be proud.

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Well I’m off to shower my stinky face and head to my first ultrasound. Don’t get too excited- it’s for my heart, not my belly 😉 Remember when I told ya’ll that they diagnosed me with a heart murmur?? Well they want me to get a heart ultrasound to make sure everything is working as it should. I’m not really stoked about spending my day at the doc’s office, but you gotta do what you gotta do and hopefully it won’t take that long. I’ll bring a book and will be tweeting via the crackberry.

See ya this afternoon <3



PS. I LOVED reading about how ya’ll met your significant others! SO many cool and fun stories. It just goes to show all the single ladies out there that you really can find love in random places 🙂 I had dated a crazy creeper (for real) and thought I was destined to be a spinster, and then met the pilot at Starbucks later that summer. It’s funny how things work out 😀

Something to talk about: Are you celebrating Cinco de Drinko Mayo tonight? What are your party plans?? Also, what was your favorite cereal as a kid?? Mine, by far, was fruity pebbles. The artificial colors, tons of sugar, film it left in your mouth.. it tasted glorious and made the milk turn PINK! 🙂

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  1. Andrea on May 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Ha! I thought I was the only one that thought fruity pebbles left a film in my mouth. I was a huge fan of lucky charms as a kid.

  2. Kyla on May 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Berry Berry Kix!

    I’m making spicy black beans tonight on top of lettuce, salsa, and maybe some pepper and onion.

  3. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on May 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I celebrated cinco de mayo last night with enchiladas- no drinks, though! My fave cereal was Cap’n crunch, by far!! I wish they made a healthier version!


    • Jen on May 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      They do!! Try Kashi Honey Sunshine….

  4. LindsayH on May 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    my favorite cereal was (well lets be honest, probably still IS though i havent had it in about 10 years) cap’n crunch! i also loved honey nut cheerios which i imagine aren’t absolutely terrible. my sister’s favorite was cooooooookie crisp.

  5. Mama Pea on May 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Good luck with your heart tests! I had a little scare a couple weeks ago, but it turns out it was all caffeine induced. Shoot. I don’t handle decaf well. 🙂

  6. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    too bad the ultrasound isnt for your belly. you’d be the cutest prego lady ever.

    My favourite cereal as a kid was Fruit Loops, so sugary and full of color but i was in love haha.

  7. Liz on May 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Hi Gina,
    I used to be really strict with my eating habits and ate really well, but for the past 1.5 years I’ve been struggling with binge eating and sugar cravings. I am eating cake and sweets more and more frequently (almost every day). I just finished a box of granola (nine servings) in two days. I also used to run five days a week, then went down to walking every day, and now my walks are getting shorter too. How do you maintain self discipline and stay in control? And how do I get back on track now that I feel so out of the lifestyle? I’ve gained weight which gives me anxiety, and instead of changing I just feel hopeless and disgusted with myself.

    • Fitnessista on May 5, 2010 at 9:59 pm

      hey liz,
      i think the best way that i stay “in control” is by not telling myself i have to, which sounds weird. by relaxing and letting myself be and do it’s thing, i don’t feel deprived or like i need to rebel and eat too much of anything because of telling myself i can’t have it. i also don’t keep unhealthy treats in the house- just the healthy stuff that i feel good about eating on a regular basis. if i want a fun not-so-healthy treat, i have to get it from somewhere else, which makes me decide if i really want it.. or if i’m just bored or thirsty.
      hang in there and hope this helps a little <3

  8. Phoebe Clarke on May 6, 2010 at 3:30 am

    The phoenix suns also changed their uniform to Los Suns in support of the celebration of Cinco De Mayo “

    • Fitnessista on May 6, 2010 at 8:35 am

      haha that’s awesome!

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