Fondue I Ever

Hi friends! It’s a beautiful day Smile


What are you doing this weekend?

I started off my morning with a Bodyrock workout since I didn’t have time to hit up the gym before work. The workout I chose was a challenge one, where we completed a combo move (monkey push-up, jump tuck, floor kicks) alternated with interval jump roping 3x. Including a short warm-up, it took 25 minutes and I was a sweaty beast at the end. Short, effective—remember quality always trumps quantity.

Recovery smoothie:



-2 scoops protein (Sun Warrior + Dr)

-frozen organic raspberries

-decaf espresso powder

-raw cacao powder

-almond milk

Perfection in a cup Smile

On a break, I walked around the farmer’s market:



(That’s Leo- he was so nice!)

farmers market

and picked up some jalapeno hummus:


Our snack table at work today is in the spirit of love day.. and legendary:


We set out chocolate covered acai berries, dried fruit, gummies, infused water, coffee is brewing, and also have animal crackers and fresh fruit for fondue:


+ a bowl of melted dark chocolate for dipping

In my dream world, I would swim in a dark chocolate pool with my mouth wide open, a la Augustus Gloop

With the snacks I’ve been enjoying, lunch is also packed and ready for when I feel like *real* food Winking smile


Black bean spaghetti on a bed of arugula, topped with nutritional yeast

+ an amazeball Smile

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

Fun plans with the girls tonight—see you tomorrow with a re-cap.



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  1. SaraRM on February 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Jalapeno hummus??? YUM!

  2. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on February 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    OMG Gina! I was listening to the Jane Pratt radio show last night and she was interviewing a concierge who has some book out about the industry and he said he once helped a guy fill a bathtub with thousands of dollars worth of high-quality chocolate for a romantic evening. Like a dream, right? 😉 Gives a whole new meaning to drowning in the bathtub!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Annette on February 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    That hummus sounds tasty, the fondue amazing, and your lunch looks awesome!! Good food choices today- lady! 😉

  4. Courtney @ the granola chronicles on February 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I love jalapeño hummus — it has such a great kick to it!

  5. Katie on February 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    What a beautiful day indeed ! I have to say, I love animal crackers, and forgot how much I loved them until I saw this, brings back my animal cracker childhood days ; ) the days when an empty animal cracker box was my biggest problem, lol!

    Have a fun night girl! : )

  6. Maryann on February 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Jalapeno hummus sounds amazing! Have a great day!

  7. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on February 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve never tried jalepeno hummus before but I feel like I’m missing out! Looks like a great day. Have fun with the girls tonight! 🙂

  8. Ashley @ the fit academic on February 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    mmmm – jalapeno hummus sounds YUM! My little food processor just crapped out on me, otherwise I’d be tempted to whip it out and make a homemade batch myself!

    • Fitnessista on February 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      i’m totally going to make more this week- it’s so good!

  9. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on February 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I love your snack table items!

    And the Black bean spaghetti on a bed of arugula, topped with nutritional yeast = normally i just gravitate toward sweets and desserts but that looks sooooo good!

    Cant wait to hear about your night w/ the girls. HAVE FUN! 🙂

  10. Ari @ The Diva Dish on February 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Can I join you in that pool of dark chocolate?! And I am going to make those amazeballs today! =] cant wait!

    • Fitnessista on February 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      you’ll love them 🙂

  11. Amelia on February 12, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Looks like a beautiful day outside with yummy food. Have a wonderful day!

  12. Hannah on February 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    HAHA! Augustus Gloop, you always make me laugh! 😀 That farmer’s market looks awesome!

  13. Ann on February 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Is that smoothie thick? I like thick smoothies, but I’m wary of A LOT of fruit or of added xanthan gum (maybe some, but not a lot). But I prefer smoothie in the morning. Also, my digestion is real wacky, so my tummy is sensitive. A naturopath I saw didn’t seem to keen on flax and chia and all those seed things that can get caught up in an already messed up intestinal area. But I’m curious if one of those are better than the other — chia over flax or vice versa. Thoughts?

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

      i think chia and flax are both beneficial, but considering that you have digestion issues, i’d prob stay away too. what about using some avocado as a healthy fat in your smoothie? you can’t taste it, and it helps thicken it up

      • Ann on February 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

        Hi, what about fiber then? Because I don’t eat many grains or beans (at all). So I worry about fiber; but I eat ALOT of fruit, veggies and avocado, so maybe that is okay.

        I like thick smoothies…and sometimes 2-3 times a day I’ll mix 1/2 cup yogurt with 1 scoop of protein powder. Its real thick and so so good; BUT, I always eat it so fast…like in less than 7 mins 🙁 I wish I could slow down…am I the only one that does this ?

        • Fitnessista on February 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm

          i eat mine super fast too 🙂

  14. Allison on February 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Bodyrock well rocks lol! They seem simple and easy and then they leave you in a sweaty heap on the floor lol:):)

    That snack table looks amazing!!!!! Fondue is so amazing!

  15. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on February 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    It was a GORG day:) I need a glass dharma straw, stat! That smoothie looks too good. Have fun with the girls!

  16. Allison @ Food For Healing on February 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    dark chocolate fondue would be like heaven!

  17. Parita@myinnershakti on February 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I would not just swim in a pool of dark chocolate, I would LIVE in it!!! 🙂

  18. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on February 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Haha I love the Wonka reference- I want to be swimming through a pool of dark chocolate too, with a stack of pancakes waiting for me at the end. 🙂

  19. mi-an dela cruz on February 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    o.m.g. i just made some amazeballs and truly amazing! i just two and wondering if it’s ok to eat all 4 in one day?? 🙂 next time i’m putting in some mini dark chocolate chips. perfect post workout snack! also i just ran out of my soy protein powder, i reckon it’s time to get me some sun warrior! i can get them on ur opensky?

  20. Kelly Michelle on February 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I’m very confused about your work life right now. You have opened your new business but haven’t posted about it? Are you still working another job too or does work always refer to the new business?

  21. Namaste Gurl on February 12, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I gotta get me that black bean spaghetti- how fun is that! No, I lied, what I need to do first is learn how to use my spiralizer 🙂

  22. Stephanie on February 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Jalapeno hummus sounds awesome! I can’t wait for farmer’s market days again. 🙂

  23. Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side on February 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Leo looks exactly like my childhood dog, Ditto. How cute! Oh, chocolate fondue- I die!

  24. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy on February 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Aw, love the V-day snack set-up! I finally found some black bean spaghetti today–can’t wait to try it!! 🙂

  25. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on February 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Jalapeno hummus sounds super delicious. I need to find that or make some!

  26. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on February 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I can’t wait until it’s nice out so the Farmer’s Markets come back out! I love them 🙂

  27. Stephanie on February 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    The infused water is absolutely beautiful! And I want to hug Leo.

  28. Jackie (SeeJacRun) on February 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I tried out the amazeballs (love the name!) and I am now addicted 🙂 Love them, thanks so much for the recipe!

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2011 at 11:39 am

      awesome! welcome to the addiction 🙂

  29. Nicole on February 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Do you have any suggestions on what to put in a smoothie that adds protein but isnt protein powder (I can’t eat) or Nut butter (I eat these at about every other meal 🙂 I eat a smoothie for breakfast and put fruit and milk/yogurt in but it doesnt fill me up AT ALL. thanks for the help!

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2011 at 11:39 am

      why cant you have protein powder??

  30. sarah on February 13, 2011 at 12:04 am

    that’s the workout i did today too lol! those monkey push-ups are a bit awkward, no?! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

      hahah YES. awkward and hardcore at the same time 😉

  31. Leanne (For Health's Sake) on February 13, 2011 at 12:47 am

    That spagghetti looks tasty!

  32. Christin@purplebirdblog on February 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Your spaghetti looks deeeeeeeeeelicious!!

  33. Christin@purplebirdblog on February 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I totally want to get down with some black bean spaghetti!!

  34. Erica on February 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    How do you follow the Bodyrock workouts? Do you watch a video off your computer, or print our the challenge? I think they look interesting but I’m trying to figure out how I’d follow the steps. I’m the kid of person that when cooking from a recipe off the computer, I have to constantly go back to the computer. Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on February 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      you watch the video and then write it down if you need to and go for it! she posts the description of each workout, too

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