Hotel Schweat Sesh + Garlic Lurve

Heyyyyy πŸ˜€ Happy Fashion Friday! How’s your morning going? Things are bueno over here, about to leave for Chicago πŸ™‚

This morning, I had an awesome TurboFire Fire 45 workout in the hotel:

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and then meandered downstairs for some bfast.

I rolled with a bowl of oats with a scoop of Sun Warrior that I brought with me + a bananner


Perfection πŸ™‚

I love working out while the pilot snoozes and then bringing bfast up to our room πŸ™‚

Last night, I added the Workout DVD Review page– hope ya’ll like it! Thank you SO much to those of you who sent in DVD reviews and pics. <3

Before I go, I want to give a special shout out to the amazing Garlic Gold peeps for partially sponsoring my trip (hotel fees) for the Healthy Living Summit this weekend!!! πŸ˜€


I love goooooooooooooooooooold!

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This weekend, along with a boatload of macaroons, I’ll have a ton of GG samples and coupons for those of you who’d like to try it :) 

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Garlic Gold created a Fitnessista Healthy Living Summit Kit which includes three of my favorite things: Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Garlic Gold olive oil and Garlic and Sea Salt crunchies (aka nuggets)- starting today, they’re $25 and the first 50 people to buy *here* get another set FREE (awesome gifts). They go quickly! For those who purchase the goodies after 50 people have bought them, the price will go down to $20 *here* for the kit.

Aight, I’ve got a plane to catch. See ya from Chicago!




Something to do: *This* walk/run plan for running newbies! It looks like a great plan and since many of you are looking to start running, it’s a great starting point.

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  1. Laury @ thefitnesdish on August 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Have fun!!! I am SOOOO upset that I’m missing it πŸ™

  2. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on August 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Have so much fun at HLS! I’ll really me missing macaroons and GG samples! πŸ™‚

  3. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on August 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Have fun in Chicago!

    I love Garlic Gold — I finally got some to try!

  4. Wendy on August 13, 2010 at 10:21 am

    You’re headed to my cit-ay!!! Have a BLAST!!! SOOOO wish I was going!!!!!! 30 miles away and I’m not going. What’s UP with that?! πŸ˜›

  5. Whitney @ Whitinspired on August 13, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Running over there now to check it out! Safe travels!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet on August 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Have fun!

  7. Little Bookworm on August 13, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Have fun at HLS!

  8. Erin Hayes on August 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Have FUN!
    I just ordered the GG kit. Soooo excited, I’ve been dying to try it out, so the promo was perfect timing. Too bad it doesn’t come with your ‘roons πŸ™‚


  9. Becky on August 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Have fun !!!! I bought the *nuggets* during your last promo and we LUV them & put them on EVERYTHING ! So now I get to try the oil ! Can’t wait !

  10. Beth @ Will Run for Books on August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Yummmm! I want one!

  11. Joslyn (missfitbliss) on August 13, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I’ve never heard of garlic gold before. Very cool stuff – you’ve got me curious to try it! Have a great safe trip!

  12. Darien on August 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

    oh gosh, i would love to try garlic gold!

  13. Amy on August 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I love me a BOGO deal! I just used OpenSky for the first time to get that deal. And TurboFire reminds me that I need to bring Insanity back into my life — I had to have it after seeing how much you loved the workouts. Insanity is awesome! Don’t stop telling us about your favorite products (and securing deals for your readers every now and then!) I’ve tried quite a few new things after seeing you rave about it on the blog, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. Next thing I need to try is the Sun Warrior protein!

  14. Pearl Lee on August 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    love that shirt on you! you rock it, as always.

  15. Shanna @ Shanna LIke Banana on August 13, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Garlic is divine…I’ll eat it in ridiculous amounts with no regard to what smells are seeping out my pores!

  16. Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun on August 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Oh I love garlic! (Who cares about garlic-breath? I don’t) πŸ™‚

  17. Heather (Heather's Dish) on August 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

    oh my gosh i love garlic SO MUCH. i get so jealous of all you gorgeous girls who got to try garlic gold for free!

    also, i have to thank you…i had never thought about bringing a workout DVD on vacation to do workouts in the room, but i am doing that on EVERY SINGLE VACATION now!

  18. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on August 13, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Another good beginner running program is the Couch 2 5K program. πŸ™‚ Have fun in Chicago!

  19. Lauren @ Lauren Loses It on August 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

    That is an awesome deal! I can’t wait to try Garlic Gold. Thanks for the discount!

    PS I’m sure your hotel neighbors love you with your TurboFire and garlic breath. πŸ˜‰

  20. Janna on August 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I really really want to try garlic gold! I may have to get in on that kit!

    Have fun in Chicago!

  21. Sharon on August 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

    HEY HEY!! Loving the Turbo Fire. Gina thanks SOOOO much for showing us part of the workout and endorsing it. I am a shorty at 5’1″ and I burned 580 in EZ55 today!!! I have NEVER burned SOOOO much in an hour. The afterburn is a truth too. I am still wearing my BodyBugg and I am still 45 minutes later burning a good amount of calories.

    Have fun in Chicago!!!

  22. Fallon on August 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Awesome!! Just placed my order. I can’t wait to try the nuggets!

  23. sarah on August 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

    hi gina! do you know if GG is gluten free and soy free? i tried to look online for the complete ingredients list but couldn’t find it… have fun in chicago! πŸ™‚

    • gina (fitnessista) on August 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Yes, they are gluten-free and soy free. The ingredients are super simple and organic, whcih I love. I’m not sure if they’re processed in gluten free facilities though, so if you’re super sensitive I’d make sure first.

  24. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on August 13, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Have a safe flight Gina!

  25. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on August 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Wish I could be there for some macaroon and garlic samples! (good combo, right?) πŸ˜‰

    I’m so excited to see the DVD review page, too!

  26. Angela on August 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Love the DVD review page. Hope you have fun at HLS! I’m sure its going to be a blast.

  27. Rhea (Greek Feaster) on August 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Gina, you so purty! Have a great time in Chi Town.

  28. Rebecca on August 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I’m sooo excited to try Garlic Gold! I LOVE all things garlic. I’ve been wanting to for a while and just decided this was too good a promo to pass up. In honor of payday I just went ahead and made the purchase without even giving it a second thought. πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on August 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

      so cool! you’ll love it πŸ™‚

  29. Lindsey @ SoundEats on August 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    yet another reason I’m missing out at HLS!! I’ve been dying to get my garlic-loving paws on some garlic gold!!

  30. Katie on August 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Have lots of fun in chicago! I really wish I was going! U look so bella in your apron! Love it! Garlic Gold Products look amazing, I hope to try sometime for sure!

    Have a safe flight! xoxo

  31. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on August 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Have fun!! Jealous, but I guess there is always next year πŸ˜€


  32. Nicole @ Getting Back to the Basics on August 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I totally forgot to send my DVD review! I’m on it tonight for sure!

    The weather here is hot, so be ready πŸ™‚ I think there will be storms tomorrow, but today and Sunday should be great! Welcome to Chicago!

  33. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on August 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Gina! Your hair looks fantastic!!!

  34. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Have a rocking trip!!! And if you need to escape the madness, the corner of Michigan Ave and Oak Street is a great place to do that…Gucci, LV, Prada, Hermes…all within 1 city block of each other. It’s a beautiful thing!

    And oh yeah, amen for sponsors. So glad that all the work!! you put into blogging is also being rewarded$. Yes, that is beautiful too πŸ™‚

  35. Amy on August 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I think I said this before, but you HAVE to go up to the far north end of Chicago to Devon Ave. for some Indian – don’t just settle for whatever you can find downtown! There are BLOCKS and BLOCKS of Indian restaurants on Devon, it’s awesome!

  36. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on August 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Oh man, thanks for that running plan! It looks great!

  37. Bernadette on August 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Oh no…..I couldn’t get any!! I guess its sold out πŸ™

  38. Judy on August 13, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Have fun at the HLS!

    I was reading the previous post about your customer service experience, and it is disappointing that you had to ‘threaten’ them with bad blog exposure in order to get help. As a new fashion designer starting out, and also as someone with years of retail work experience, I try my hardest to give every customer my very best – without them, I would not be in business. Too bad the ‘big guys’ often forget this!

  39. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Have fun girl! I wish I was going!

  40. amy ramos on August 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    hey there Gina-have a good time in Chi-town.
    Quick question-I was too late for the $25 deal for the Garlic Gold but I tried to add the second deal b/c it says it is in stock, but when I click add to cart, it says product not found!
    Is it completely out of stock? I hate to lose out on a great deal. Thx.

    • Fitnessista on August 13, 2010 at 11:34 pm

      it’s not working for some reason! πŸ™ i emailed opensky and will sent a message out when it’s fixed

  41. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on August 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Have fun!! Safe journey!

  42. Ellen@FirednFabulous on August 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Man, I’ve gotta try this TurboFire! Just as soon as my hamstring heals πŸ™

  43. Laughter-Loving Stacy on August 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    That workout dvd looks intense! πŸ˜€

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