Here Comes the Storm

Hey hey heyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€ How are ya? Hope youโ€™ve had an amazing day.

Itโ€™s GLOOMY and cold here in Tucson!


While I haaaaate the cold and rain, one good thing comes out of it:


Sparkly sweater slippers! Theyโ€™re spectacular ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Victoriaโ€™s Secret, last year)

I plan on spending the evening inside, watching movies with the roomies and doing the work thang.

Earlier today, I munched a glorious lunch at work:


A head/stalk/thing of romaine with fresh salsa and a vegan tamale from Sundayโ€™s famerโ€™s market. The tamale had black beans, red peppers and corn. As excited as I was about it, I found out later today that they also make tamales with SWEET POTATO MASA. Be still, my tamale-loving heart ๐Ÿ™‚ I canโ€™t wait to get my hands on some. (*This weekend Iโ€™ll be doing a tamale how-to post! Should be fun)

Also, a Sun Warrior smoothie:


It was lovely as ever.

Dinner is in the oven waiting.. it smells like an Indian Food Wonderland in here.


Iโ€™m off to make salads and heat up naan ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you have a great night and Iโ€™ll see ya in the morning!



Something to talk about: Whatโ€™s your favorite chilly weather piece of clothing or accessory? For me, it quickly became my Wunder Unders- I donโ€™t know how I lived without them for so long! Theyโ€™re wunderful <—– couldnโ€™t help it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have about 5 pairs now and wear them allllllllll the time- they look cute with my Toms, for yoga, or with boots and a sweater.

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  1. Rach on December 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I’m totally in love with those sweater slippers… I LOVE sparkly things! Looks like a great day despite the icky weather (I too hate rain and cold). Enjoy your evening in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sana on December 29, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Yay! Indian food in the hizzleee!

  3. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on December 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I can’t wait for the tamale how-to post! I’m always drooling over your tamales!

    Right now my favorite piece of cold weather gear are my UnderArmour cold gear tights! They have pink stripes down the sides–so they’re cute, comfy, AND warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side on December 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I wish that salad + tamale was sitting in front of me right now!! i just got a pair of fitted wool socks for christmas. i had NO IDEA a pair of socks could be as amazing as these, but they’ve pretty much changed my central heat-less life ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Sweet potato masa?! Hell yeah! My favorite chilly weather accessory is my purple and teal striped hoodie. Lurve me some cozy hoodie action!

    • Fitnessista on December 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

      i looooove hoodies too ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Aubrey on December 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I love sweet potatoes they are my favorite thing I could eat them everyday!

    • Fitnessista on December 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      you and me both sista ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Tamara on December 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I am obsessed with the Wunder Unders! As an avid legging wearer and someone living in a cold climate, they’re amazzzzing. I have the fleece lined ones and they are SO cozy. Love.

  8. Cara Craves... on December 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I love my thick winter tights…and cozy sweaters of course

  9. kelli on December 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I need some wunder unders.. i think you should do a giveaway ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Do you think the lulu outlet would have those?

    • Fitnessista on December 29, 2010 at 9:56 pm

      that would be an excellent giveaway!
      when i worked at the outlet, we almost never got them :/

      • kelli on December 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm

        Yeah that makes sense because they are popular! I should just invest in some I love leggings and they looks so comfy ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

        • Fitnessista on December 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm

          it’s worth it, i promise ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Courtney (greeneyedrunner) on December 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm

        YES, please do!

  10. Whitney on December 29, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I got the wunder crops for Christmas…but they were way too small. Apparently the husb thought I was a size 2. I exchanged them today and am looking forward to a run in them tomorrow!

  11. Kate @ Spoonful of Vigor on December 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve been wanting to get some wunder unders for awhile now. Have you ever tried the yogi dance pants? They’re on sale online now and they seem similar to the wunder unders but they have a cute little ruffle along the calf. Hmmm, decisions decisions ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on December 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm

      the yogi dance pants are SUPER cute and cut almost exactly like the wunder unders

  12. Amanda on December 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I (FINALLY!) got the wunder under crops for Christmas. Love them! So much. But I also got the Live Simply leggings which are even thicker. A-mazing. I’ve worn them pretty much ever since (yes, including right now).

  13. Carla on December 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Just got a new pair of wonder under crops today ( i cant resist buying all the fun waist bands when they come out)!!!! LOVE THEM so much! I also bought the Run:Resolution Pullover since its getting a little chilly here in AZ finally and i can not believe how cozy this top is!!!!!!!! but i agree with you…wunder unders are a MUST have ๐Ÿ˜‰

    that tamale sounds so good. and sweet potatos are my favs too. I like to mandoline slice them super thin then throw them in the excalibur with a little raw sugar and cinnamon….pure perfection <3

  14. Courtney (greeneyedrunner) on December 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    New scuba hoodie! SO warm!

    And I just got reversible wunder crops and refuse to take them off. They’re so comfy! I decided that the Nike running crops I’m obsessed with needed a break…

  15. Conni on December 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I’m totally making home made garlic naan and channa masala tomorrow and I googled(apparently that’s a verb now)and it’s called a head of romaine. I’ve always referred to it as a “thing of romaine” and will continue to refer to it a such. “head of romaine” just doesn’t sound right.

    • Fitnessista on December 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      hahah it totally doesn’t sound right. thing or stalk sounds better ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Donna Porter on December 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    One day I’ll lose 20 pounds and buy a pair..or maybe win a pair ๐Ÿ™‚ lol My favorite are hoodies! I’m an online student at Kansas State (Dietetics) so I sport a K-State Wildcat hoodie ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. abra on December 29, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    definitely ugg boots! i’m such a girl but those things are like walking in slippers…don’t knock it til you’ve tried it ;D

  18. kt on December 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I love my Snow Stomper skirt from Athleta. It’s a tad short, but looks so cute paired with leggings and boots!

  19. Katy (The Singing Runner) on December 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I love scarves and my black pea coat! Oooo and boots!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I’ve recently fallen in love with jeggings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Ashley on December 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I love your shoes I call them sweater booties. My favorite clothing though for the cold is some thigh high socks under my jeggings.

  21. Rochel on December 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    My winter trick is to wear a pair of bike shorts over tights when I’m wearing a skirt or dress. Also, some kind of scarf or hat that covers my ears.

  22. Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa on December 29, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I’m with you on the rain! I live in LA and it was icky all day (I bet your getting our rain). It does, however, allow me to wear J Crew warm pullovers!

  23. Maryann on December 29, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Uggs! Especially my tall ones…they are so warm and cozy!

  24. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on December 29, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Wonder Unders…I still dont have any and I love that you asked this question b/c it’s chilly, rainy, windy and AWFUL here! I think the storm in SoCal is blowing its way across the desert and is hitting you guys now too. It’s nasty and freezing out! I need new outdoor bottoms/pants, too! I have tons of shirts but no pants that I adore.

    Stay warm, Gina! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Molly on December 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I’m obsessed with my wunder unders! So comfy, and they look cute with sweaters+uggs or for the workout thang. LOVE

  26. Emily on December 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I adore the wunderunders…many times I wear my lulu winter running tights even when I’m lounging (since I live in wicked cold Boston).

  27. Laura J. on December 30, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Your slippers are too cute!

  28. mi-an dela cruz on December 30, 2010 at 12:29 am

    i love mi wunderpants!!! i’m planning on getting more!! they are just PHEEE-nomenal!!! thanks for writing about them bc i wouldn’t have gotten them had you not mention them!!
    you gonna do how to on sweet potato masa?? that would be leej-git!

  29. Namaste Gurl on December 30, 2010 at 12:49 am

    There’s a storm coming here, too! Let’s just say my windy and rainy run was indeed hard today ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your dinner looks like mine last night– I had indian spiced chickpeas, roasted cauliflower, and pita all drizzled in tahini!

  30. caroline on December 30, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Wunder unders are my FAVORITE! Check it out I got holiday purple….

    What do you think? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on December 30, 2010 at 9:38 am


  31. Allison @ Food For Healing on December 30, 2010 at 1:13 am

    i am craving naan now, thanks ๐Ÿ˜› lol

    • Fitnessista on December 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

      anytime ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Jen on December 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

    I am loving those sweater slippers! So cute!!!!


  33. Allywan on December 30, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I LOVE the slipper boots. I bought some similar ones from Gap last year. Best money I ever spent. There is no joy like dancing around in your slipper boots joy!

  34. jenna on December 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

    oh these look wonderful!!

  35. Tina on December 30, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wonder Unders is a far better name than leggings, which is what I have been calling. Cute VS slippers!

  36. Stephanie on December 30, 2010 at 10:19 am

    SO excited for the tamale how-to post!!!!!

  37. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

    i’m a big fan of tights too…and soft scarves!!!

  38. Jenna@frombostonwithlove on December 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I love “sweater weather” when it is just chilly enough to need a sweater but warm enough not to warm a coat.

    My cold weather standbys are wraps & pashminas in lots of different patterns and colors. They are really warm, can be worn a bunch of ways, and always add a little something something to an outfit.

  39. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on December 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I went to Saravanna Bhavan for dosas last night! So I was celebrating IFW big time. I had a glorious, glorious afterburn from the spicy veggies, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ And then after a b’way show I got some very good news in the mail, which I see you caught wind of, thank you ma’am. So I’m a happy camper.

    I bought a jacket from lulu a couple weeks ago which I think is a Stride(?) jacket – it has a special frilly lulu detail on the front and is adorable – but anyway, that has become my fave cold weather piece of clothing because it’s so slim fitting that it acts as a liner to my winter jacket. Totally toasty! But I’m thinking I need some wunder unders as well so the bottom half is covered too. Just need to arrange my R&D team discount. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on December 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      i am SO excited for you!

  40. Christine (The Raw Project) on December 30, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Cute slippers! And the vegan tamale sounds wonderful. My fave winter clothing pieces are stylish turtlenecks and super thick comfy socks.

  41. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I’m obsessed with my fleece-lined leggings from Roots. They’re sooo cozy!

  42. Tayla on December 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Gina!
    I have a question for you. My friend who is in Lancaster makes goats milk soap on her farm, has the lovelist scents made with essential oils and all natural. Well, I wanted to send you some for free, and if you liked them would you consider promoting them on your blog and I could sell them to you, or just give you the ordering info. to post on your blog? I don’t know if you even do that sort of thing, but thought it was worth a try ๐Ÿ™‚ They would be $4 a bar.
    No worries at all if not! Happy New Year to you and your family. Even if you are not interested, I still want to send you some soap if you would like?

    • Fitnessista on December 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      hey girl,
      i can’t do product reviews anymore, but if you’d send me the link to her site i’d love to order some!

  43. CaSaundra on December 31, 2010 at 8:59 am

    At least it’s sunny most of the time there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Tayla on December 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Sure! Its:
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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