Good as new

Hey! How was your day? Thank you so much for the awesome feedback on the stretch post- I’m so glad to hear that some of you have tried the video already and enjoyed it. Also, thank you so much for sending good vibes to Bella for her dental cleaning today <3

Her chompers are good as new 🙂

bell (2)

[See the spot on her right leg where they shaved for the IV? Poor baby]

She’s also back to her sassy, chicken-begging, tail-shaking self.

I was bummed because we couldn’t take her with us on our nightly walk- the vet said she can resume her usual activity level within 2 days.

So, it was just the Pilot and I on a little walk date at the park.


We were there for 50 minutes and did 3 huge loops- it was lovely.

Since our grocery stash is a little low –I didn’t meal plan this week with the Pilot’s flying schedule- we stopped at Renee’s Organic Oven to grab some dinner.


Avocado salad with greens, cashews, chives, red wine vinaigrette +

half of my favorite sandwich (goat cheese, hummus and veggies on Udi’s bread)


[The other half is packed up to take to work tomorrow]

Some more recent eats:

My afternoon bzzz


and lunch was the last turkey burger, repurposed one more time.


-brown rice spiral noodles

-marinara sauce

-turkey burger, heated and cut into bites

-goat cheese, red pepper flakes and oregano

I’m going to hang out with Bell –she’s being extra cuddly after her traumatic day- and choreograph for tomorrow’s Zumba class.

Have a great night!

See ya in the morning with a round of Show Me Your Fit pics 🙂



Something to do: Make a walk date with a friend, partner or pet. It’s such a great way to unwind after a long day, catch up and get in some extra cardio.

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  1. Laura @ prettylittlewords on September 28, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Renee’s salads always look sooooo pretty!!

    • Fitnessista on September 28, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      everything there is so FRESH. i love it!

  2. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine on September 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Yay for date night strolls. 🙂 I love walks with my BF!

  3. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on September 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I love walk dates!

    Isaac and I went on a run together tonight for the first time a quite a while and it was so nice. Being physically active together is a great way to catch up.

  4. danielle on September 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Yum!! Your sandwich looks AMAZING!!!

  5. mi-an d. on September 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    i didn’t get to send you a fit pic this week. you’ll do one again next time right?? i had two salad beasts today, it was awesome. i made one at home with a huge salmon piece on top and had the greek salad here at panera for dinner! my g.i. is loving me right now! i also love to repurpose leftovers. it’s hard for me to eat the same one the next day, i always have to do something different about it! learned from my grandma!

  6. Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut on September 29, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Agree on the walk date! I went with my friend and her little one and I decided I wanted to push the stroller around…10 pound baby + 15 pound running stroller (may or may not be exagerating) + hills = GREAT workout! Not to mention catching up with a friend! 🙂

  7. Ali on September 29, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I am so glad that Bella is ok! I also love night time walks. They are just so comforting for some reason. Yay Zavia!

  8. stephreyn85 on September 29, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Hey Gina! Do you wear gloves when you lift weights? I just started lifting again and I’m getting calluses…should I just woman up and embrace the rough hands or get some gloves? I just don’t wanna buy them if they don’t make a difference…..Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on September 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

      i do- it helps a lot! mine are by gofit and they keep my hands from getting too torn up

  9. Emily on September 29, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Yay walks! I had a couple today with the pooch and fam, always a good way to break up the day.

  10. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig on September 29, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Wow, your pasta looks amazing and has given me serious cravings! Sadly no pasta for 8 weeks til I finish my cut 🙁

    I always thought Green and Black’s was Australian – I didn’t think you guys had it over there. The guy I dated right before I met my husband did some promo work for that company and brought me an entire carton of chocolate blocks – about 50 blocks! It was only about three weeks into our relationship but he wasn’t doing it to be overly sweet or anything, he just didn’t want them. I ended up giving most of them away otherwise I would have turned into a blimp!

  11. Meg on September 29, 2011 at 6:27 am

    late night walks are the best 🙂 I always go with my Mom, but she is back home while I am going to uni 🙁 I miss them

  12. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on September 29, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Glad Bella is doing better.

    And glad you had some Green & Black’s in your life. That stuff is so good! 🙂

  13. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 29, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I love walking dates! Back in high school my friend and I would go on 3 hour walks and rant about all of our teenage drama haha. 😛 We no longer live in the same province though, so I miss those times!

  14. Heather on September 29, 2011 at 7:59 am

    So glad to hear Bella is back to her usual self!

    Taking a walk is a great idea, and even greater is that you do it every night with the Pilot. It is one of my favorite things to do with my boyfriend. Once you get going, the endorphins flow and conversation is always great. 🙂

  15. Natasha on September 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Hey Gina – IMPORTANT.
    It’s am here in Canada – and while eating BF I just heard there is a Listeria concern with Cantalopes. DO NOT EAT ANY CANTALOPES – PERIOD. To be on the safe side….the producer in question is Jensen Farms. Check it out…
    Lastly – there is a spray called Leba III for tartar build up on your pooches teeth. It’s specially designed to dogs who don’t chew. It’s all natural and I’ve used it on Jessie – she is not a chewer…here is the link
    Have a great day…

  16. Hillary on September 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

    How funny; a lot of the time I would much rather go on a walk with my BF than have dinner. I feel like our conversation on walks tends to be so much better for some reason!

  17. Chelsa on September 29, 2011 at 8:46 am

    That sandwich looks so good. I need to make it.

  18. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on September 29, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Your posts make me want to come to Tuscon just to try that Renee’s place!

  19. Allie @ PickyEatingRD on September 29, 2011 at 10:21 am

    That dark chocolate is actually one of my abs. favorite brands. I also love Zevia when I need a carbonation kick!

  20. Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas on September 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Aw! Poor Bella! I hope she is able to walk with you guys asap! Tonight, I plan on taking a walk with my daddy! Great tip! 🙂

  21. Beth (Well I'll Be) on September 29, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I love going on short little walks in the morning. It helps wake me up! Night walks are good though to get moving after dinner. Glad Bella is doing well. I need to get my dogs’ teeth cleaned but it makes me nervous putting them under!

  22. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run on September 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Food looks so good! I need to eat better!

  23. kathleen @ the daily crumb on September 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    my husband, 2 dogs, and i have a standing walk date at 5:30 every night when he gets home from work and it is my most favorite time of day 🙂

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