Happy Meal

Hi friends! How was your Friday?? I’m a little late posting tonight, because it was one of the very few times in my life when I wasn’t sure what to write about.

Of course I cried watching the Royal Wedding (as expected- so beautiful), went to work for a half day and ate some very usual things.muffin

Something exciting?


Boxed organic egg whites – I’m so glad you guys told me about these! I’m no longer a yolk waster 😉

The good news is that I got out of my standard-ness, to go out to dinner with some friends <3

We munched at Blue Willow, which is one of my Tucson favorites- TONS of vegetarian and gluten-free options, plus they serve b-fast all day. Anywhere that serves b-fast all day is a friend of mine 🙂

blue willow

I had a lovely glass of Shiraz:


and instead of doing the b-fast thing, I got the standard: Greek salad with goat cheese instead of feta + blackened salmon


I was having a MAD hankering for blackened salmon, and this was everything I wished for.

And then the table shared these beauties:


chocolate crepes with strawberries.

A happy meal indeed 🙂


Well I’m heading home to make my meals and pack up for work tomorrow.

Have a great night! <3




Show Me Your Fit:


Lauren: Here is a picture of me after a killer Turbo Fire workout!


Nicole: Hi Gina! I just got back from Italy and wanted to share this "show my your fit" pic! I stayed fit Italy by walking everywhere, indulging in everything, and doing an occasional yoga pose!


Monica: I do so many different sports and routines to stay fit what can I say, I am like you!  I bike almost everyday living in Sunny Santa Monica but I also come from a snowboard and skateboard background. I think that is the secret… to keep on changing things up! EVERYTHING should be fun not dreadful. I love how strong I feel after biking, or extreme sports, or a blissful yoga session, and strength training-I just feel alive! I Love my job as a trainer to encourage as many people as I can to feel and look their best.


Keri: Since I post a zillion running pictures on my blog, I thought I would show you something different. This is from a hike with a friend. She is a stunt woman and she tried to get me to climb up the tree. It didn’t happen but I tried!


Sandy: This jump is called a "crescent", I dance ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop and many others forms!

Something to think:


Something to talk about: I start teaching Zumba again in a week! Any fun new song ideas??? 🙂

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  1. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 30, 2011 at 12:35 am

    i Love crepes! i would have licked the plate tho hahah

  2. Cailean on April 30, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I am currently obsessed with the zumba song ‘Turbina’ off the latest ZIN cd. Great for abs! Have fun Gina! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2011 at 1:12 am

      what track is it? it’s in my car cd player right now 🙂

  3. jen on April 30, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Wow, the Italy picture and the dancer crescent picture are STUNNING!

    • Sandy on May 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      thanks jen! 😀 so happy it was posted!

  4. Christina on April 30, 2011 at 1:41 am

    That “Something to think about” was just what I needed to hear right now. Thanks girlie 🙂

  5. Amanda Jewell on April 30, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Glad you found the egg whites! 🙂
    p.s. i cried watching the wedding too… cheezzzze ball! But her dress was ah-mazing

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 30, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Sandy’s pose is breathtaking! Monica is a doll and I’ve been to her site, same as Nicole. The only lady I don’t “know” is the first one…it’s so cool to see everyone on here. Not sure why I keep forgetting to send you a pic…I just dont have any good shots that aren’t self portraits I guess. Hubs cannot be trusted to use my DSLR…haha.

    Glad you got your shiraz and amazing choc crepes on. YUM!

    • Sandy on May 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you!! I love your blog and am a huge fan 😀

  7. Jaime on April 30, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I ate at Blue Willow when I visited Tucson in 2007. So fun! I miss Tucson SO much…..sigh

  8. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 30, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I love the fit photos — Monica’s arms are killer!!! Love that.

    Breakfast at dinner sounds amazing to me, but that Greek salad doesn’t look to shabby either 🙂 Have a nice weekend Gina!

  9. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on April 30, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I love the quote o your tea bag.. it really makes you think and reflect on your life – truly loving all that we have.. and have had!

  10. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign on April 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Egg whites in cartons are the best invention ever…seriously! Just shake and pour…none of this separating whites from yolks business. I only eat egg whites, so I definitely know what you mean 🙂

  11. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on April 30, 2011 at 7:20 am

    thanks for including me! 🙂

  12. Megan on April 30, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I live by my egg white cartons! And the crepes, yum. Love the tea quote!


  13. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on April 30, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I went out last night, too! Unfortunately no desserts were involved, haha. I’m trying to remember the song I heard yesterday that I said, “This would make a GREAT Zumba song,” but I can’t… 🙁 Hopefully I remember later!

  14. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on April 30, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I love egg whites in the carton! I was stressed about all the yolks I was wasting. There another brand i get at my Whole Paycheck that makes them cage-free.

  15. Kate on April 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I am going to agree with some of the ladies by saying that Sandy’s pose is so beautiful! I definitely wish that I could do that!!
    But as for some Zumba songs, I really like “Zumba He Zumba Ha” – I don’t know if it is an official Zumba brand song, but it is so fun to dance to. I also really like “Pegate”
    Congratulations on getting to teach again!

  16. gina g on April 30, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Have you heard the newer song “super bass” by Nicki Minaj?
    I love it!

    Have a great day Gina! 🙂

  17. Lindsay on April 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Mas Que Nada by The Black Eyed Peas!

  18. Lisa on April 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I love the fit poses. Believe it or not I had a salad like that on campus here. Never would have imagined what good food they have. I was at a two day conference. The pole lite fitness here now has zumba & belly dancing; you may have to check it out when you’re in town if you have time.

  19. Katie on April 30, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Sandy’s fit pic is AMAZING! Love it!

    Hope your weekend is great! xoxo <3

    • Sandy on May 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      Aw Katie thank u so much! <3 ur blog btw!

  20. Vivianne on April 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

    AHH is that yogi tea?! They always put little inspirational quotes on their tea tags and I love it <3 It makes my day!

    I love the dancer picture… I am slowly learning to dance and I hope to one day be able to do that (:

  21. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Love the fit pictures this week! So jealous of Nicole’s trip to Italy. I would love walking around there all day. 😀

  22. Allywan on April 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I’m obsessed with the newest J.Lo songs..On the Floor and Papi. Awesome beats.

  23. Katherine: Unemployed on April 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    check out some of Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew remixes to songs. they’ve got great segments

  24. caryn on April 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    For Zumba music, Boom Boom Mama (by Da Family), Danza Kuduro (Don Omar), Rabiosa (Shakira), Pegaté (ZIN 31), and Calabria (Enur) are some of my class’s favorites!

  25. Carrie on April 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    This makes me so excited for the Farmers Market that kicks off in Des Moines next week–they have banana and nutella crepes and they’re so good! Yum!

  26. Sarah on April 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I love the tea bag. It’s so important to appreciate where you came from and what it took to get you to where you are today. I forget to do this so thank you for the little reminder.

  27. steph on April 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I got the same Yogi Tea Fortune the other day! I love it!

  28. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    i adore the yogi tea fortunes! they always make me feel so good about starting the day 🙂

  29. The Teenage Taste on April 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Mmmmm…those crepes look fabulous! I love crepes, especially sweet ones!

  30. kate@ahealthypassion on May 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I lovee crepes its been forever since ive had them but omg I would have licked the plate!

  31. Moni'sMeals on May 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Love all the pics! wow one day I hope to do the Sandy Jump and go to Italy like Nicole.:)

    My arms only look that way when I lift, people are always shocked when I flex or wear tank tops that show my arms because otherwise I don’t look that way at all say in a long sleeve, hehe. 🙂

    Those crepes take the cake! I would want that over anything!

    Welcome to the egg white container world!:)

  32. Suzanne Williams on May 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Love this blog. Interesting to see everyone’s pics.
    Suzanne Williams

  33. Dawn on May 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    What tea puts little quotes on on their tea bags?! Those would make my day – I need to purchase them!

  34. Colleen on May 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I LOVE the song “Waka Waka” by Shakira (the spanish version is the best!) It is an amazing song, but I can’t help but think of Fozzie Bear when I hear the title. Does that mean I’m old now?

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