In my practice + a new Zumba video

What do ya know? I actually have some food pics for ya today. I was going do to a What I Ate Wednesday post, but got home from yoga too late, so here’s a What I Ate Wednesday on a Thursday ๐Ÿ˜‰


2 eggs + brown rice tortilla (with sriracha that I took to work)

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+ pieces of watermelon while making Liv’s breakfast,ย an apple and coconut water to take with me

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Along with mint protein fudge for one (2 scoops protein powder, 1 T coconut oil, 1 heaping T nut butter, maple syrup, peppermint extract and a little almond milk for it to come together), turkey loaf, romaine wrappers, beloved sriracha, and an avocado to smash onto the romaine leaves.

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When I got home from work, I had some of this glorious nut butter we’ve been enjoying, courtesy of Kath:

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and Livi also ate a spoon covered with the nut butter when she saw me with my spoon ๐Ÿ˜‰

We went to kick around a soccer ball at the park — it was just be outside for a little while:

Park10Bell at the park

Then we came back home for Livi’s bedtime, and I went to yoga with Meg, Kyle and Ashley. Our favorite instructor was back from her honeymoon, and class was gloooooorious. After my scary challenging expanding class last week, it felt good to explore poses I’m already comfortable with. She said, “If it’s in your practice to do side crow, go ahead and come into side crow on the right side” and I thought, “Yeahhhhh, that’s in my practice!!” Haha.

When I came home, I had some shredded chicken with black beans on top of a sweet potato:

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(not the most attractive picture, but a really delicious combo)

+ the quintessential glass of Malbec.

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A pretty tasty day of eats ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m off to do the work thang right now, but in the meantime, wanted to share a new Zumba video! Sasha and I filmed it this week when we were getting some photos taken for our YouTube channelย (please subscribe, if you’d like!).ย The video was filmed at the fabulous Breakout Studios here in Tucson; check it out if you’re local and looking for strength and dance fitness options.

Hope you enjoy! If you try the video, please let us know what you think.

Happy dancing ๐Ÿ™‚



What did you eat on your Wednesday? What’s your favorite yoga pose? Mine is definitely standing bow pulling pose (also called “dancer”). I also love birds of paradise <3

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  1. Debbie on May 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Did you omit the coconut flour from your fudge recipe? Any reason why?

    • Fitnessista on May 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      No, I forgot to list it! Used about a tablespoon

      • Debbie on May 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm


  2. whitney on May 27, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Thanks so much Gina for putting up that zumba video. Its 11 pm on Sunday night, I was tired and sick of cramming for finals all day… so I got up and danced with you girls, and gosh do I feel better:) I love your energy, it’s always so positive!

  3. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy on May 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    This zumba video looks so fun! I’ll have to try it next time I’m in spandex. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Already in Sunday eve relax mode.

  4. Sarah on May 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    The two poses you listed are funny for me – I, for some reason, cannot get into Dancer’s Pose or Boat (I think I’ve had a bad experience with them or something) but Birds of Paradise is my summer goal to accomplish! Thanks for the yoga love!

  5. Charuta on June 6, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Wow..I kinda expected that you would be good at Zumba since you are an instructor, but after watching your video, you are REALLY good..the yoga fexibility shows in the graceful way you move and you make it look so much fun! I’m gonna try this in my next workout ( i generally do a couple of zumba songs after my 20 min HIIT routine as a lighter & fun cardio to cool down. )

    Also, I had been away from your blog for a few weeks and now when I see your current pics, you look much leaner & healthier ( of course you were in great shape before also ! ). Did you try anything else to your workout/ diet which you would like to share? ๐Ÿ™‚ or maybe you tried the summer workouts for us ๐Ÿ˜›

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