Got the Fiyah

Hi guys 😀 How are ya? Hope your afternoon has been bueno <3

I’m always thankful for the mailman when I have nothing to write about 😉 He brings inspiration in cardboard boxes.


A lovely package from my friend, Brittany! (We’re doing a lil mail exchange)


Nori wrappers, Mary’s Gone Crackers BREADCRUMBS, raw almonds, almond butter, raw chocolate, tea and…cookie

why hello there 🙂

I took care of that chocolate cookie bar (gluten-free, dairy free, you’re amazing, Brittany) and another. I did save 4 for the pilot 🙂

And check out what else came….


I’ve got the fiyahhhhh 🙂

turbofire (2)

Me <—– Stoked  😀

turbofire (3)

Thanks again to Elizabeth for helping me order TurboFire 🙂 Her BeachBody coach page is *here* if any of ya’ll are looking to find a BeachBody program (like Insanity, P90X or TurboFire)- she’s awesome and a good friend of mine, so she’ll help ya out.

I read through the materials (standard eating plan- I’ll stick to my Gina style of feasting, class schedule, 5 day Inferno Plan for quick results) and am really excited about starting the workouts. From what I can tell so far, TurboFire is High Intensity Interval Training, combined with toning moves and is supposed to have baller upbeat music. I’ll be sure to let ya’ll know after I try the first workout tonight 🙂

Some random eats:



-1 C almond milk

-1/2 C frozen peaches

-a few frozen strawberries

-the other half of this morning’s bananner

-1 T brown rice protein (hoping my Sun Warrior gets here soon.. I miss it!)

-1 t spirulina

-a lil hemp seeds

Leftover Greek salad:

Greek salad

It tastes even better the next day 🙂

+ 2 unpictured, but delicious, slices of millet bread

I’m going to make another snack before heading back to work and then coming home to FIRE IT UP 😀

Have a lovely night <3


Note: Have any of ya’ll tried You can put in any artist and it comes up with every song that artist has EVER recorded. It’s been a medley of Glee all day over here 😀 Maybe I’m late to get on the boat, but I thought this was AWESOME because in Pandora you can’t choose specific songs. Edited to say:Some bloggies let me know that Grooveshark gave them viruses on their computers. I haven’t had any probs, but be careful and make sure you have good anti-virus software <3

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  1. Dana in KC on July 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Has anyone tried the beachbody “Slim in 6” series? Turbo and Insanity look a little intense to me. I am more of a yoga or circut girl.

  2. Erin Elizabeth on July 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    ahhhh TurboFiyahhh looks like fun! Let us know how it goes!

    Oh and if you have time, would you check out my little bloggy? I’m brand new!
    Thanks Gina, you’re such an inspiration! Here’s the link:

  3. Cara on July 7, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Look forward to hearing about the workout!

  4. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on July 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Can’t wait to read about your TurboFire reviews!!! I’m lovin’ Insanity!! 🙂

  5. Lisa on July 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Omg, my Sun Warrior protein arrived today via OpenSky and it is AMAZING! Truly the best tasting rice protein I’ve had! Thanks Fitnessista!

    • Fitnessista on July 8, 2010 at 9:26 am

      YES!!! i’m so glad you love it

  6. Wendy on July 7, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Hm. Wonder where my comment went……?

  7. Sarra H on July 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    WHOA ive never heard of grooveshark before. This is awesome

  8. Wendy on July 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Urgh. Nevermind, I see it. All four, actually. Why must I be so blonde?

  9. Vicky on July 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Started Turbo Fire last week – LOVIN IT!! I have always been a fan of Chalene Johnson and Turbo Jam, but I didn’t expect her to “bring it” like she is on this new Turbo Fire series! I think you will like it. If I were you, I would skip week 1 (since it is pretty easy) and get to the hard workouts. Have fun! Also, just got my Sun Warrior Protein tonight – so excited to try it tomorrow – thanks!

  10. Lindsay on July 7, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Just a heads up, if you are using Internet Explorer and have good Virus Protection it is still a very good possibility you will get a Virus if you heads over to grooveshark. I was told by my brother who works with computer systems and servers on a daily basis and he said that the most common virus downloaded from grooveshark is an imposter anti-virus protection, so please be careful and only go there if you are not using Internet Explorer. Hope this protects others from getting viruses like I did!!

    • Fitnessista on July 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

      good to know, thank you!

  11. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 8, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I just have to say that when I’m babysitting, I love checking my phone and seeing your posts! It’s a nice 5 minutes for me in a crazy day 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

      thank you! <3

  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on July 8, 2010 at 2:10 am

    “I’m always thankful for the mailman when I have nothing to write about”—OMG that happens to me too!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

    Good thing I got 2 packages today. Blog content is saved by the bell 🙂 I mean, mailman 🙂

    Ok so the workout stuff. Keep us posted. I have not done Insanity or P90x or any of them just b/c well, i haven’t gotten on board but totally trust your rec’s on them. My idea of working out and other people’s ideas can be …ummm…radically different, and I think you and I work out the same way: intense. Can’t wait to see what you think!


  13. Jackie (Peaces of Earth) on July 8, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I got my Sun Warrior today and LOVE IT!!! yay, I am so excited that bag is going to be gone, like tomorrow haha.

    I’ve never heard of TurboFire….sounds intense. I like it! Can’t wait to hear about your reviews!!

    Ps. I’m starting your Summer Shape Up in a week (got some vacay, weddings, etc. to do first ;)). Better late than never, but I am so ready!

    • Fitnessista on July 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

      whoo hoo for sun warrior!
      let me know how you like the shape up 🙂

  14. Lisa on July 8, 2010 at 3:50 am

    When I saw the word “fiyah” I immediately thought of Glee with Kristen Chenoweth, then you mention Glee at the end!! Imagine my…glee (too much pun?) Yay for all the gluten-free food you mention:) We do a semi-vegetarian GF diet at my house!

    • Fitnessista on July 8, 2010 at 9:24 am

      hahah! 🙂

  15. Kirra on July 8, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Thanks for recommending Elizabeth, she was really helpful! I finished Insanity and living abroad with no real gym options, I needed a new program and I am going to try Chalean Extreme. PS – The Canyon Ranch website and recipes – amazing resource!

  16. Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life on July 8, 2010 at 7:25 am

    NICE!! I don’t know that workout, but I looove beachbody! Shaun T rocks! 😉

  17. Katherine on July 8, 2010 at 7:37 am

    put up a pic of you doing the pose that the blonde girl is doing haha with the facial expression et all

  18. Laura (B Foxy Fitness) on July 8, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Chalene Johnson is nothing short of a fitness goddess, and girrrrrl, she BRINGS IT in TurboFire! 🙂 As with all of her products, the music encourages some mad booty shakin’, which is fun to do even in your own living room. ChaLean Extreme is another fantastic series. Can you tell I’m a fan? 😉

  19. Brittany on July 8, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Woo-hoo. I’m happy the package arrived safely and that you are enjoying the treats. 🙂

    So excited to hear what you think of TurboFiyahhh!

  20. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on July 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I do use grooveshark- no viruses here! It’s AWESOME 😀

    Can’t wait to hear about your new workout!


  21. Kat (Bubble Gum Gym Kat) on July 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

    ooooh YOU NEED to tell me about Turbo Fire. I have every one of Chalenes workouts except that!! I have been eye balling it for a while now. GOOD LUCK!

  22. Erica on July 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Haha, I’m on Grooveshark right now! It’s so useful. I’m listening to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

  23. Dee on July 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I’m commenting all over the place today, I was on vacation last week and am just catching up on my google reader. But I had to comment to say, I get such great food inspirations from your blog!

    The Mary’s GC breadcrumbs are about to be added to the list. I just made last night the Veggie loaf recipe from blogger Eat Live Run, and liked everything about the recipe except I wished I had healthier breadcrumbs. Now I know what to look for!

  24. Coach Chelle on August 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Love, love, love Turbofire. I ordered the day it came out and have been doing the workouts everyday between my bootcamp workouts, fit club etc.!!
    So. Much. Fun.

    After completing P90X and Insanity, Turbofire is so much fun. I love the other programs too but TF makes me smile, laugh and just have a good time. Chalene cracks me up. If you don’t subscribe to her youtube channel you should, she is hilarious!

    • Fitnessista on August 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

      you’re totally right- i love the vibe of TF… it’s a giant party 🙂

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