Hi friends! Hope you’ve had a beautiful day so far <3 Thanks again for all of your lovely bday wishes!


(Pilot, you make me swoon)

I promised myself that I’d never post a picture of my feet on the blog, because I have gnarly dancer feet and toes, but this will be an exception:


At work, we’re supposed to “move with a sense of urgency.” Well, I moved with a sense of urgency right into a metal rolling rack, which bonked in between my flip flop clad pinky toe. I’m not sure what hurt worse: breaking my toe, or biting my tongue so I wouldn’t shriek an expletive in the middle of the store. Said toe is now purple and the size of two toes.

Broken toe, had to close on my birthday, stuck there an extra half hour, not my favorite night :/

This morning, I had some lovely breakfast cookie dough cereal:


and an amazing DT class. Who said you need a pinky toe to booty shake? 😉

When I came home, I made some lunch:


Arugula, beet, Dante sheep cheese, Garlic Gold, balsamic and basil

and finally opened my b-day gift from the Pilot:




I’ve been wanting one forever because I love to read, but have put it on the backburner because techie purchases scare me. It already seems to be very user-friendly and I love that it has 3G and WiFi, so I can download books wherever I am.

Do you have a Kindle? What should I download first?? (Recent reads have been The Help, Good to Great, and Sarah’s Key)

Definitely need some reading material for the NY trip! I’ll just be there for one night (Sun night) and one day (I leave Monday night), but if I have time, I may plan a blog get-together Monday afternoon for lunch/snack/whatever 🙂 I’d love to hang out with some NY bloggies.

I’m off to work! Today will be a much better day.




Something to talk about: Have you broken anything before? I’ve broken my nose three times –the most legendary was when I fainted and fell on my face, on TILE floor- and my toes a few times doing the dance thang (pointe is no picnic)

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  1. Christin@purplebirdblog on November 14, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I have broken both my pinky toes 3 times each! I think those toes are so pointless and stupid! 😀

  2. Den on November 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Lucky you! Kindles are awesome! Ur hubby is the best. TONS of FREE books. I Luv mine – carry it with me at all times! My beloved got it for me for xmas last year – I was horrible about it.

    What is this??? – I asked. His reply – “a Kindle. You asked about it several months ago – thought you were interested.” My reply – oh.

    Played around with it a bit. Now – can’t live without!

    Belated b-day wishes!!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      haha! i’m already obsessed with it- what an amazing gift

  3. Jaime on November 15, 2010 at 1:42 am

    hehe, I got the same cover!

  4. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on November 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    What a great gift!!!

  5. Dee on November 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Oh no! I hope your pinky toe heals fast! And what a beautiful bouquet of flowers!

    Ahh I hope you’re having a blast here in NYC! We’re having awesome weather these days even though today has been gray and drizzly. 🙂

  6. Wendy Heath on November 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Does your workplace have a policy about open/closed toed shoes? If not, they should!! Since this happened at work, it’s technically a workman’s comp injury- not that you really need treatment or anything, but you might want to mention it to your bosses. Hope it feels better sooon!

    • Fitnessista on November 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      no they don’t but they’re paying for me to see a foot doc 🙂

  7. Samantha on November 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I LOVE my Kindle! Check out You can sign up for notifications whenever books are marked down for free.

    I broke my big toe once by stepping on it with the same foot it was on.

  8. RachelG on September 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Hi Gina! I’m paroozing old posts and saw this one. Have you ever read anything by David Sedaris?? He is an AMAZING writer and his short stories (mostly memoirs) are great reads. He can make you burst out laughing one page, and start crying the next. I strongly recommend any of his books…Holidays on Ice is my fave, and the best story is the one about how he worked as a Christmas elf at Macys, lol. Enjoy! 🙂

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