Happy Ticker

Hey everyone! Hope you’ve had a great day <3


(Bella is overdue for a haircut- she’s such a fluffball. When she’s fluffy like this, she gets a sassy and defiant attitude)

I loved reading about your Cinco plans and favorite cereals and thank you for the well-wishes for the heart ultrasound! It went well, didn’t take too long, and the tech said that everything looked good. Glad to know I have a happy ticker 🙂

Some of today’s eats:

1 egg + 2 egg white omelet with arugula and mustard

and millet + Polaner


+ more millet with almond butter and Polaner




-1 C almond milk

-1/2 banana

-Jarrow brown rice protein (I’m out of Sun Warrior)

-1 C frozen organic cherries

-1 T raw cacao powder

-vanilla and Stevia

It was the perfect snack before the aerobics frenzy begins 🙂

I’m off to teach spin (off the bike, since I don’t want to overdo it), Zumba and 15-minue Abs. Then, margaritas and fajitas with the girls.

I’ll probably be wishing for Bobby Flay margaritas… but a rita is a rita, and hopefully they’ll still be good 😉





Today’s tip: Contract your abs while doing little things around the house, like putting dishes away from the dishwasher, bending over to switch out laundry, etc. You’ll be surprised how much you use your abs on a daily basis, and contracting them during activities is a great way to get in a little extra burn.

Zumba song of the day: “Blanco” by Pitbull

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on May 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    mmmmmmmmm can’t wait for margs a little later 🙂 have fun at Zumba!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet on May 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Thank goodness your heart is a-ok! 🙂

  3. Katherine on May 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    or buy one of those awesome as-seen-on-tv belts that shock your abs and sit on the couch like java the hut waiting to get a 6-pack! I’ll let you know how this works…

  4. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on May 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Glad you are okay! I will be having some of those margs later… ! happy cinco de mayo!

  5. Kilee on May 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Those Bobby Flay margaritas look wonderful right now! Have a fun night out with the girls!

  6. Paige (Running Around Normal) on May 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Aw, I’m so glad to hear the good ticker news:D

  7. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on May 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Mmmm Bobby Flay margaritas! those look incredible. happy to hear about your happy ticker! happy cinco de mayo!

  8. Sana on May 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Yay! You are like me- we can both just live with a heart murmur!

  9. Chloe (Naturally Frugal) on May 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Haha, I love how Bella gets all sassy with her long hair – such a personality trait! Good to know you’re perfectly healthy, that’s always a relief 🙂

  10. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com on May 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    love the exercise tip.. truly is a great way to get fit while doing random things. love it 🙂

  11. allison @ livingoneday on May 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    glad you have a healthy heart! my sister has a heart murmur and it basically means she has to take lots of antibiotics before going to the dentist. i’ll be making strawberry margaritas tonight, along with frid ice cream YUM!

    • ari on May 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      why before the dentist? only before the dentist?

      • allison @ livingoneday on May 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

        sorry, before AND after. i have no idea why. i think the murmur makes you more susceptible to infection, but i dont know why it was just the dentist… 🙂

  12. Kim @ Eat and Be on May 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Good tip on contracting your abs when doing everyday activities. Such a little thing, but I had forgotten about it. You offer such helpful tips 🙂 thank you!

  13. Ellen on May 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Have an extra ‘rita for me–I think I just may be the only person on the planet who ISN’T celebrating Cinco de Mayo! Which is strange because I love any excuse to chow down on chips and guac 🙂


  14. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on May 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Wow that millet bread with AB and polaner would seriously hit the spot right now. I’m glad you have a happy, healthy ticker 🙂

  15. Karyn on May 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    glad the ultrasound went well! it’s always awesome to get feedback that everything is in working order 🙂

  16. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on May 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    How hilarious that Bella gets sassy with longer hair! Sounds like a busy movin night for you!

  17. Cassie on May 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Glad your heart is all good! =)
    Ive been meaning to ask what is millet bread and how is it different?

  18. Amanda @ Coupon Clipping Nutritionist on May 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Yum your margaritas look delicious! Have fun!

  19. christina cadden on May 5, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    mmm, looks good!

  20. Ian on May 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Good to know all is a-ok!

  21. ari on May 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    you should post your 15 minute ab routine 🙂

  22. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 5, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Today’s Tip is a good idea. I actually find myself doing that A LOT already, so i guess thats a good thing.

  23. Elizabeth on May 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    We have a poodle as well (toy) and he just got shaved today. It’s funny you mention the change in attitude… he is such a little punk when he gets overgrown! You can’t do anything with him… he’s snappy and anxious and nippy and grumbly. It’s like living with a teenager! I wonder why our poods do that??

  24. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on May 5, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Glad your heart is OK. I always try to remind myself to contract my abs, but I can never remember.

  25. Tiffany on May 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Those ‘ritas look SO delicious….so I did some searching and found the recipe online – I just wish I knew where to get cactus pear juice 🙂


  26. Jenny on May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Good to hear your heart is doing well!

  27. Raewyn on May 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Hope your regular ‘Ritas are still good, Gina! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  28. Jaclyn on May 6, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Glad to hear you have a “happy ticker”
    I bought a bag (bag?) of millet bread from whole foods a couple of months ago and savored every last piece. it’s expensive and although it wasn’t my favorite thing ever, i did really like it! I’ve definitely tried some interesting new eats since reading your blog. Hello, maca!!

    Just about to get ready to go out and get MY margarita/cinco de mayo on!! Hope you had a great time with the girls tonight, can’t wait to hear about it!! <3

  29. Brittany on May 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I’m happy to hear that your doc appointment went well lady. Hopefully you enjoyed your cinco de mayo celebration! Sadly I didn’t get to have any gauc or a margarita. :/ I think I might need to make up for that this weekend.

  30. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health on May 6, 2010 at 8:50 am

    So I’ve been meaning to ask you; I’ve been thinking about picking up Millet bread (mainly because I’ve seen it around on so many blogs). But before I do, I was wondering are there any specific health benefits of it, other than being g-free? And how does it taste compared to other breads? I apologize if you already addressed this in a post…!)

    • Fitnessista on May 6, 2010 at 9:02 am

      hey girl,
      it’s whole grain, which is awesome, and it tastes great. the texture is like a poundcake- very dense and chewy 🙂

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