Greens n’ Goat Cheese

Hey everyone! IT’S FRIDAY!!! Yahooooooo 🙂 Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.

After yesterday’s workout, I chugged this shake before taking a shower and heading back to train a client and teach.


-1 C almond milk

-1/2 frozen banana

-1 scoop Sun Warrior

-1/2 T raw cacao powder

-1/2 T maca

-Stevia, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt

-a lil xanthan gum and ice

Slurped up with a Glass Dharma straw– they make smoothies so much fancier 🙂

Bootcamp was AWESOME, and then I met the girls at Two Friends Cafe for dinner.

Like last time, I asked if they would make me a salad with goat cheese and roasted veggies, with balsamic on the side.

salad (2)

There’s CORN on there! And I ate it. I hate corn, haha. Just give me greens and goat cheese and I’m a happy kid, every thing else is just a bonus 😉

I also ordered a side of grilled asparagus, which I chopped up and added it to the salad of justice.


Total salad domination.

The food was glorious, the company was lovely and it was a good night 🙂

This morning, I’m off to teach early bootcamp and then going to get some iron pumping action in.

Breakfast cookie:


-1/2 C oats

1/2 scoop Sun Warrior

-almond milk

-1/2 banana

-cacao nibs, goji berries and maca


-1 hefty TB almond butter

I’m out like [raw] sauerkraut.



Thank you SO mucho to all of you who are spreading Summer Shape Up love! I’m so thrilled you like the program. Holler to my friend Trish who started Week 1 this week- she said it hurts to sneeze 😉

Something to talk about: Is there a vegetable that you DESPISE? I can’t stand corn, really. The fact that I ate it last night is a huge milestone. Also, are you a worrier? I find myself worrying a lot lately about the oil spill. It breaks my heart into a thousand pieces. I always try to remind myself that worrying doesn’t fix or change anything, but easier said than done, eh?

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  1. alison on June 18, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Radishes. Yuck. I do not like them at all.
    I worry about everything. I know it’s pointless to spend so much time fretting about every detail, but it’s a hard habit to break.
    I hope you have a great bootcamp class!

  2. Erin on June 18, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I am the biggest worrier in the WORLD. I worry about everything. I try not to and it creates stress that is not needed, but I can’t help it. I think its the maternal side in me, I want to make sure everything is taken care of and doesn’t get hurt!

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

      girl, i’m right there with ya 🙂

  3. Katie on June 18, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Brussel sprouts (unless covered in butter and salt). 🙂
    Oh my gosh, I worry ALL THE TIME! Over things out of my control, or things that may or may not happen. I find Bikram yoga really helps “calm my mind” of these worries. I don’t know what I’d do without it!
    That goat cheese salad looks awesome!!!

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

      you’re totally right- bikram yoga is so calming and will make ya focus on the postures instead of everything else going on in life

  4. Anya on June 18, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I despise eggplant, unfortunately. It actually burns my mouth a little!

    The oil spill is a huge worry of mine right now. Seeing all the struggling wildlife is incredibly heartbreaking.

  5. Katherine on June 18, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I am a worrier to boot! once something is solved, I find a new worry to worry over. I wish I could do something to help the oil spill (ladies, let’s all get our hand vacuums and head to the beach)

  6. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on June 18, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I actually don’t think there’s any veggies I despise…I’ll eat them all. But if I have the option, I’ll usually avoid mushrooms. The texture gets me!
    I used to be a horrible worrier, but I’m trying to be better at it. Some things I used to worry about, I really had no control over, so I just try to myself to let nature run its course.

    • Shanna @ on June 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

      Courtney I’m right there with you. Mushrooms are no bueno in my life, which is a major bummer because they beef up a lot of vegetarian meals!

      As for the comment on the oil spill, I seriously tear up when I see all the animals that are being effected. I wish I could save them all…

  7. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on June 18, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I hate cucumbers! The texture, the flavor, everything!

  8. Whitney @ Lettuce Love on June 18, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I don’t think there are veggies that I despise–I can tolerate them all to a certain degree. I am not a constant worrier but I reach a point where it all hits me at once. I am laid back 99% of the time and then bam! up all night and worrying about everything. I am trying to be better about it but it’s tough.

  9. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on June 18, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I’ve been loving the summer shape up!! I DESPISE mushrooms. Just the smell of them makes me gag, I have no idea why. I’m definitely a worrier, it’s something I’m working on though because worry=stress=unhappiness. It’s better to live in the moment!

  10. Lauren @ eater not a runner on June 18, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Green peppers. Disgusting!

  11. Melissa @ For the Love of Health on June 18, 2010 at 8:25 am

    My middle name is ‘worry’. I don’t always openly show it but I am working on it.

    I love all vegetables- although, I have not tried every single one out there in the World so there may be one I don’t like 🙂

    Amazing looking b-fast cookie!

  12. A Teenage Gourmet on June 18, 2010 at 8:34 am

    LOVE asparagus, that’s my favorite thing about this post. 🙂

  13. A Teenage Gourmet on June 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    HATE . . .nothing. All veggies are good with me.

  14. Marilou @ Mostly Healthy on June 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I just can’t do raw mushrooms …. which is weird because I love cooked ones?

    I plan on starting Summer Shape-Up in 2 weeks, once school will be over 🙂

  15. Mo on June 18, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I have to say, of all the vegetables I hated as a kid, as a grown up I love them all except one – lima beans. Still can’t stand them.

  16. Jess on June 18, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Peas!! Yuck…the only way I can eat them is mixed in soup or with pasta so I can’t really taste them 🙂
    Recently I’ve been trying not to worry as much as I previously have. I end up getting too worked up and stressed out, so I’m trying to just learn to accept certain things. While I still empathize and sympathize, I try not to worry. (My high blood pressure thanks me ;))

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

      i don’t really love peas, either but can stand them mixed with other things

  17. Jenny on June 18, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I despise peas and everything about them… Especially their texture! Yuck!!

  18. Lizzie on June 18, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I really do not like radish. It was the FIRST veggie that I grew in the garden as a kid. I remember being so excited when it was time to eat it….yuck! It was sooo gross!

  19. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on June 18, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I hate onions with a passion. I don’t even like when an onion bagel touches my sesame one. Ick.

  20. Kim on June 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I love all veggies except for frozen peas. I’ll eat them fresh, dried or canned but there’s just something off about frozen peas!

    It should be a law that goat cheese goes on everything. It’s so delish!

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 9:55 am

      i totally agree 🙂

  21. Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life on June 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Yay asparagus!

  22. Emily B on June 18, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I’m not a huge fan of cauliflower – I think it’s the lack of color…not real sure. But I love practically every other veggie under the sun!

  23. Carolyn @ on June 18, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I don’t do yellow squash or red onions. I worry about the oil spill, as well. I used to live in Pensacola and it makes me so angry to see it ruined like this.

  24. Therese on June 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I’m on the brussel sprout wagon. I try them every few years to see if I still hate them and as of last month, blech!!! Still do! Oddly enough, my boyfriend loves them! He jokes that every time he has to fend for himself he eats meat and brussel sprouts!

    I worry a lot as well although not as much as I used to. I think that’s why I knew, as a kid, that I’d end up being vegetarian, I worried about animals ALL THE TIME! LOL This oil spill is killing me. I want to hope it’ll teach everyone a lesson but it won’t and that hurts. We’ve destroyed an ocean and with it, a vast ecosystem, for progress. It’s disgusting.

  25. Naomi on June 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

    mmmm salad looks so good!!! i used to hate corn and tomatoes but now LOVE both!! still cant stand pine nuts though…I know its not a veggie but its a nut, and its strange bc I love all nuts BUTpine

    happy friday!

  26. Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) on June 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Oh, I’m just like you… I worry about the oil spill, then get really mad about it. Even though it doesn’t help anything. My heart just breaks when I think about all the innocent animals that are going to be hurt or die from this horrible human error. 🙁

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

      seriously. it’s horrifying.

  27. Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! on June 18, 2010 at 9:36 am

    The oil spill is horrifying. Usually, catastrophes happen and then we work on fixing them, but this seems to just continue and get worse…

  28. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly on June 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I am not a fan of sweet potatoes….gasp I know!

  29. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on June 18, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I love pretty much all veggies (well the ones I’ve tried anyway), but I can’t stand olives! (I know they’re technically a fruit)… in restaurants, I always ask for them to be taken off.

  30. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) on June 18, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I am such a worrier! About everything and anything. I am starting to think that compassion makes you that way. At least that is my way of justifying my worry about everything. Everybody keeps slamming BP, which I totally understand, but then I worry about the mom and pop shops that sold BP and wonder how they are going to survive. Ugh…

    I am a vegetable lover, but I can’t stand okra, avocado or fennel. I am sure there are more, but as of now, those are my no no’s.

  31. Michelle on June 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

    1. I like the taste of asparagus but hate the… side effect. It keeps me from eating it! TMI?

    2. I am a random worrier. I’m pretty laid back until a small idea gets in my head, and then it just manifests. For example, now I’ll be thinking for awhile that right now, there are turtles and birds struggling down there and there’s nothing I can do about it. I do it when its bitterly cold up here (in New England) during the winter, thinking about how many animals and people are sleeping outside in the cold 🙁

  32. Mari on June 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Turnips just don’t do anything for me.
    As for worrying, wow this past year has been the worst. Been going through a very long immigration process to be able to go live with my husband in Alaska (have had to live apart for a full year now) and I worry over every detail, the interview especially. But in general as a mom I worry about my kid all the time. I think that goes with the mom territory and it starts before they are even born 🙂 then add on natural disasters… no wonder people can’t sleep and there’s a starbucks on every corner….

  33. Jessica on June 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

    No me gusta radishes or black olives (is that a vegetable?).

    I’m not much of a worrier at all, thankfully. Although when someone was supposed to call and they don’t, I tend to think the worst (i.e. car accident) which is horrific. Thankfully people usually call when they say they will.

    I like animals better than humans, so seeing the toll this oil spill is taking on the animals makes me cry…and cry…and cry. I too wish I could do something to help. Did see on the news about some girls doing a Dawn dish detergent drive, might have to look in to that a bit more. Those commercials always get me too.

  34. Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks on June 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I’m just about ready to delve back into some weight training, but I have to admit I’m a little afraid of the shape-up! I’m game though :P.

    And I’m totally on the non-worrier end of the spectrum. Sometimes a bad thing too!

  35. Dee on June 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I don’t think I can name any vegetable I don’t like. Well… except for the bitter tasting kind. 😉

    I’m absolutely a worrier too.

  36. Megan @ The Daily Sweat on June 18, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I worry a lot, I can’t even imagine what I’m going to be like when I’m a Mom! The oil spill makes me sick to my stomach and so does thinking about the state of our environment as a whole. I worry about what the world is going to be like in 20, 50, 100 years. It scares me actually. That is one of my biggest “worries.” I hate being a worry-wart!

  37. Sarah Anne on June 18, 2010 at 10:58 am

    There are very few veggies I really terribly hate – radishes are one and baby corn is the other. I love all the rest pretty much. I could do without turnip if someone told me it was wiped off the earth, I wouldn’t shed a tear, but I eat it. 😛 What’s funny about me – is that if I dislike something (black pepper, cilantro..) I will FORCE myself to eat it! Maybe I’m expecting one day, to just – up and like it? lol. I add cilantro and black pepper to everything all the time, even though I hate them. 😛

    I worry tons, but tbh – the oil spill hasn’t caught me. Perhaps because I’m in Canada, so the news isn’t as prevalent? We all have our soapboxes too, so I find myself worrying more about children that are being vaccinated and people who are popping pills and not getting adjusted. I worry too – about women who are not empowered by birth and who are scared into things like C-Sections, epidurals etc. I know – odd things to worry about, but I really do!

    • Fitnessista on June 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

      so you had your children naturally? i’ve been reading a lot about it (iny may’s books and ricki lake’s book)- did you have your baby at home, hospital or a birth center? (if you don’t mind me asking, of course! i love hearing about birth experiences)

  38. Karyn on June 18, 2010 at 11:06 am

    i am SUCH a worrier too. sometimes i can’t fall asleep at night because i worry so much haha. but i’m not as unselfish as you with my worries. mine are all about me!

    as for vegetables that i don’t like? well i am pretty picky but i absolutely cannot stand asparagus. it just leaves the worst bitter taste in my mouth

  39. Mandy on June 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Beets! YUCKO!

    I am also very worried about the oil spill. Very selfishly I wonder if my kids will ever be able to enjoy the gulf in their lifetime? But then I remember that not being able to vacation on the gulf coast is nothing compared to losing your livlihood or your life because of this disaster. It’s awful.

    I worry about dumb things like people who litter, not recycling enough, trash in our streams, using too much gas/oil and oil derived products, not spending enough time with my kids…the list goes on and on.

  40. Marissa on June 18, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I know! The oil spill is awful! It gives me a stomachache whenever it crosses my mind. Imagining all the animals dying and the damage its going to do to the ecosystem for YEARS… its horrible! And my dad’s not helping; he says that all this has given al Qaeda a brilliant new idea about how to destroy us: blow up all our deepwater oil drills! EEEK.

  41. Mellissa on June 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Beets! I just can not eat them. They taste like dirt to me!

  42. Kristina on June 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I love all veggies except brussels spouts & peas. ugh. 😉

    I’m a huge worrier. 🙁 I worry about a major earthquake coming to my area (experts say it’s inevitable) so much that I changed my commute to not include a tunnel. 🙁

    I sometimes feel weird to say this, but animal suffering gets to me more than human – they don’t understand… it’s SO sad. I also worry about this oil spill, that it has caused irreparable damage because nothing is really being done. <– and THAT causes a whole new set of worry!

  43. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on June 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

    The only veggie I can think of is frozen spinach. To be fair, I’m not sure I cooked it *right*, though. Other than that, love ’em all!

    I am a HUGE worrier. I worry myself sick. Just wrote about this. I actually have a difficult time sleeping often because my mind just won’t quit (hence the title of my blog ;)).

    • Shanna @ on June 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Cassie — try using your frozen spinach as a base for your Green Monster…packs the punch w/o the icky taste and no worries on cooking it ‘right’ 🙂

  44. Logan on June 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    There are a number of vegetables that I would prefer not to eat, but at the top of the list is anything that smells when it cooks (brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnip greens, collards, brussel sprouts, etc). As a kid, those things were usually boiled to be cooked and I would get sick to my stomach smelling them and as an adult, I can hardly look at them, let alone think about eating them or serving them. My family has to get their brocolli and cooked cabbage when they eat out because I’m not making it. Ha Ha!

    As for worrying, yes I do. And I worry about things that I have zero control over, which is really not smart. I need to learn to focus that energy on doing something instead of worrying over it.

  45. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on June 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Wow! That salad you got looks divine!! Even if it did have corn ;P I’ll agree with you, frozen or canned corn is not my favorite veggie… corn on the cob though, gimme some more!

  46. Lindsay on June 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t like the fancy bitter lettuces that come in the spring bag salad mix. I don’t know what they’re called, but I usually pick them out. That’s about it… I’m a lover of all things veggie.

    As far as worrying, I’m pretty bad. It only gets worse when you have children! I worry about the smallest things, like their feeling getting hurt 🙁 silly I know but the things beyond my control. It doesn’t help to watch the news because that makes me cry almost every time I watch.

  47. Amy @ Amy Starts To Run on June 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Ugh, I can’t even think about the oil spill or listen to news stories about it. It is too much for me. I’m definitely a worrier, escpecially when things are out of my control. And then I tend towards the dramatic. Good thing I have amazing friends and family to talk me down.

  48. Deah on June 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I eat anything and everything, and too much of it. This is my problem. I have lived in foreign countries with all kinds of glorious new vegetables I had never heard of, and I loved ’em all So, I worry about eating too much…I agree with you on the oil spill. It is absolutely devastating. And the worst part is, we don’t even know the full extent of the damage, and we probably won’t know for 50 years. I seriously worry that it’s the end of the world. How morbid am I?

    On a side note, you’ve been blogging about bikram, which I love, but I’m wondering about your take on the value of bikram for weight loss purposes. Do you think it has the calorie burn that it purports to have?

  49. Katherine on June 18, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I can’t stand mushrooms. Sometimes when they are prepared a certain way I will enjoy them, but normally I can’t stand them! Honestly, I like anything when its been roasted. I’m also a worrier. It’s easy for me to get wrapped up in things big and small. I just have to remember that worrying doesn’t cahnge anything and to stay in the moment and take positive action.

  50. Cat on June 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Huge veggie fan like yourself, overall, but it’s CORN for me too! If it’s on the cob and grilled, I might like it…covered in lime/lemon juice and butter and salt, that is! But it’s been a slow long haul to get me to like it in things like your salad. I’m getting over it and enjoyed a yummy corn and arugula salad from Whole Foods recently and some corn salsa (YUUUM). Otherwise, I love allllll veggies! 🙂

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