Hot Bar Demolition

Hi guys! It’s FRIIIIIIIIIIIDAY 😀 What are you up to this weekend??


(This is Sophia, the in-laws’ gato. I’m not really a cat person, but I like her)

Last night after my day of Zumba-ing, I was ferociously hungry. The pilot picked me up from the hotel and knew exactly where to take me….

whole foods

Cue the choir of angels 😀

“Ah, ah, ah, ahhhhhhhhhhh”

hot bar

I loaded up on hot bar goodness:

hot bar (2)

-Salmon salad

-marinated ‘shrooms

-Curry cauliflower

-Ethiopian grain salad



-Kidney and black beans

I attacked said hot bar feast with vigor.

hot bar (3)

It was everything I could ever wish for.

Back at the in-laws, I showered my stinky face and sipped some vino while the pilot and his parentals ate dinner –they grilled burgers and veggies.

This morning, I grabbed an oatmeal cup on the way out the door:



-Almond milk

-Sun Warrior

And also packed my lunch so I’m not at the whims of hotel food again 🙂


Off to shake my booty in a two-hour Zumba class! See ya this afternoon with fitness conference shenanigans and a re-cap of each class I’ll be taking.

Have a lovely Friday!



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  1. rachael on July 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

    That conference sounds like so much fun! Have a great day!

  2. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on July 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Your hot bar choices look fantastic! Sometimes I wish WF was closer to me, but it is a good thing it is 20 minutes away. I would be there every day for lunch and dinner. So delicious.

    I can’t wait to hear about Flirty Girl Fitness. Ha!

  3. Marissa on July 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

    when i’ve been eating out recently, i’ve been trying to be careful of what i’m ordering SO, i’ve been trying to think what YOU would order. i’ve actually done pretty well with it. also, my inlaws eat a lot of meat & other stuff i don’t eat, and i never know how to handle that!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

      that’s awesome! 🙂
      stick to your guns girl, they’ll get used to it

  4. Amy M on July 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Your hot bar eats look yum!

    Too funny about the cat’s name. I just got a kitten a month ago and after MUCH debate, named her Sophia.

    I named her after Sophia from the Golden Girls. Its one of my favorite shows! 🙂

  5. LisaG on July 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I’m not a cat person either; never know when they will scratch or bite you out of the blue. You can’t trust them! WH feast looks yummy.

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2010 at 11:16 am

      seriously, they always look like they’re about to do something evil

  6. allison @ livingoneday on July 30, 2010 at 9:27 am

    oh god i am a nightmare at the wf hot bar. i liiiiive for it! i only let myself get it for lunch a few times/month bc i can do some serious damage there. cant wait to hear more about these classes!

  7. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on July 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Mmmmm, nothing beats the whole foods hot bar when you’re starvin’ marvin!

  8. Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews on July 30, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I’m so jealous that I don’t have a Whole Foods near me : (
    Your dinner looks so good!

  9. Diana at Dianatries-a-tri on July 30, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I’m fairly certain I could eat my body weight in marinated mushrooms. I LOVE those things! Good choice!

  10. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 30, 2010 at 10:12 am

    2 hours?! Whew! Have fun with the class!

  11. Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine on July 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Have fun at the class! Sounds really intense but also like a lot of fun. 😀

    I love hot bars at WFs! I also get a variety of stuff and demolish it completely. 😉

  12. Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure on July 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Whew that 2 hour class your taking makes me tired… but I did run 5 miles this am :+)

  13. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

    a 2-hour zumba sounds SO FUN! i wish i could be there too!

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

      me too, girl!

  14. Kelly on July 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I’m more of a dog person, because I love their loyalty and their cuddliness. But I’m also extremely allergic to cats.

    Zumba all day sounds like a blast! I definitely need to zumba again soon. And I’m the same way about Whole Paycheck. There’s not one in Charlotte so I actually search for it on google maps when going out of town to see if there’s one on the way.

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

      hahah even when it’s totally out of the way, i beg

  15. Amelia on July 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Glad you are having fun in Atlanta. I bet you will pick up a lot of new and exciting moves at the conference.

  16. kim on July 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    i have to ask – were your in-laws insulted that you didn’t eat w/ them? i’m often in the situation where i don’t want to eat what the family is cooking but they get all annoyed that i’m not partaking.
    and how much$ was that hot bar extravaganza?? i never get out for under $10…

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2010 at 11:13 am

      nope, they know i like to eat different things than they’ll usually eat and we had to stop at whole foods to get the stuff for their dinner anyway. it was only $9!!!! that never happens, usually it’s at least 15

  17. Tina on July 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    You certainly did attack that hot bar! I have never had Whole Foods hot bar since we don’t have a location convenient to us. I would LOVE to go though since it always looks so good.

  18. Laura J. on July 30, 2010 at 11:19 am

    My gym just added Zumba to their classes! I’m so excited to try it out! And no lie the instructor’s name is Gina too! haha

  19. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on July 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I was like, What, she has a cat? I’m a cat hater. There, I said it. I much prefer pups.

  20. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on July 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I love Whole Foods! If I take my kids, they are all OVER the hot bar…then it ends up being about $30 LOL! Have FUN!!!

  21. RhodeyGirl on July 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Have fun shaking your booty at the zumba party!

  22. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on July 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    2 hrs of booty shaking AND access to a nice WF Hot Bar, AND time with other like-minded fitness ladies and people…oh I hope you’re having a ball…I’m sure you are!!!



  23. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on July 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Have so much fun! It really sounds like a blast. Nothing like being around other fitness pros!

  24. Megan (Braise The Roof) on July 30, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Aw I love cats! Why do people hate on them so much?? No, they aren’t like dogs in that they get nervous around new people- lots of humans are that way too! 🙂

  25. Kristina on July 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Sophia is a very regal and beautiful being… 🙂

    I TOTALLY sing *AAAAH AAAHH* (cue angels singing) when I drive up to WF… or Ten – 01 (our fave resto), or my spa… or my pedicure place… 🙂


    eating in the beemer again !! 🙂

    have a great day !!

  26. Beth S on July 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    yum…my WF never has salmon salad..looks yum :-)..whenever I eat at my boyfriend’s parents house I always bring my own food as I am a “quasitarian” (love that!) 😉 like you.. and they always have heavy meat dishes as the focal point..(or they order pizza or barbecue which I won’t eat..)..i am sometimes self-conscious about bringing my own stuff but I’d rather stick to my guns than eat stuff my body doesn’t want and feel terrible emotionally and physically afterwards…(can’t help but think that his family must think I’m a food snob..:-).)glad to hear your in-laws are open to your eating plan.

  27. tanyasDailyProductReviews on July 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I love cats!

  28. laura on July 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    What a gorgeous cat!!!!!! xx

  29. Tabi on July 30, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I’ve never commented before, BUT, I can’t help but say that (as someone who works with animals) people who “aren’t cat people” just haven’t been around one enough to fall in love! It’s like saying you dislike a type of food you’ve never tried! Unfair discrimination, people – open your hearts to the kitty love <3
    Ok, I'm done. Also, I love your blog 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2010 at 8:32 am

      i will say i HELD the cat last night and was petting it. and i liked it. 🙂

  30. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I hear angels everytime I go to WF too. 😀 It’s like the Saks Fifth Avenue of grocery stores. <3

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2010 at 8:31 am

      amen to that

  31. Jodie on July 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I only own 2 head bands from Lulu, oh and I use their bag as a lunch bag. I love Lucy, as well as Marika, and Zobha.

    I will be attending the mania in Dallas, so looking forward to it.

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2010 at 8:31 am

      you will LOVE it. if jani roberts is teaching any of the zumba classes, take at least one– she’s incredible

  32. ida on July 31, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    you should check out the WF in buckhead- it is beyond words!

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