In the Muffin Mood

Hey everyone! Happy [cookie] Friday! How’s your day going? Anything fun going on this weekend??

Yesterday afternoon, I had a smaller hemp-seedless Chocolate Cherry Bomb

choc cherry

And met up with the girls for dinner at Bleu Cafe. I usually like Bleu ok, but after the ridiculous feasts we had in Vegas, it seemed more mediocre than usual. The company was lovely though 😀

So was the vino:


At Bleu, the serve fresh little blueberry muffins with your meal. I usually skip out on the muffins, but last night I was in a muffin mood.


So glad I tried one- it was awesome.

My sub-par shrimp salad with goat cheese instead of feta.


When I got back to the casa, I had half of breakfast before bed (so I have something in my belly for AM Insanity),


(Millet + Almond butter + Polaner)

The tactic has been *working out* (heh) well so far… I’m not starving in the morning and don’t have to worry about squat-jumping induced nausea 😉

Viesa crawled up with her chew toy:


Bella sprawled out like a little noodle:


And we called it a night 😀

This morning, I met with my Lifestyle Challenge group and then Ashley and I did Insanity (cardio power and resistance… it was beastly!). My new sneaks:


I love them so far! They’re super light for bounding, jumping and sprinting 🙂

Time to make some foodie and take these puppers for a walk in the sun.

Have a happy Friday <3



Something to talk about: Do/will your kids eat the same way you do?? Obviously plans and reality can sometimes differ, but we’d like our future kids to eat very similarly to the way we do. Organic fruits and veggies, whole grains, healthy treats, fish, and the occasional fun and delicious but not-so-healthy treats. I also imagine that they’ll eat organic meat and dairy even though I myself don’t choose to eat those foods. The pilot eats meat (always certified organic if I cook it at home) and I see no prob with having it in the casa or preparing it, as long as I know where it came from, ya know?

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  1. Kellie on April 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I have three kids and my children do eat differently than me. I don’t eat meat, they do. I also don’t restrict food or call anything “bad”. They learn about “green light and red light food” at school so we try to keep mostly green light food in the house. I think the best thing to do is be a role model in the way you eat. I definately see my kids wanting to eat more like me, but I do let them eat treats and goodies.

  2. Therese on April 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    My boyfriend and I were talking about this not long ago. I’m vegetarian and he’s pretty much open to anything. We both agreed that our children will be taught what REAL food is but we’re not going to restrict their meat eating either. I want them to be healthy but I also don’t want them to be ostracized for doing something “Mommy” does. I want them to make their own, informed choices. That being said, they’ll know the value of nutritional food, learn how to cook, use utensils properly and rarely go to fast food joints (and unless it’s with someone other than their parents, they won’t at all).

  3. Cassie on April 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    What kind of ASICS are those? Super cute!

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

      phoenix 2 i think??

  4. Sara C. on April 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Your dog is sooo cute! One day I’ll be home by 7 so I can have a pup! 🙂 Are you starting the May work out Monday?? I am super excited about it!!!

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

      the may workout isn’t going to launch until may 24th since we’re going to the bahamas in a week and a half 🙂 soon, though!!

  5. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I love your Asics!! Aren’t they the best? I’ve been running in Asics for about 5 years now and I can’t imagine using anything else!

    I plan for my children to eat similarly to me, and I also think they’ll eat more organic foods, simply because by the time I have kids, I think organic foods will be more widely available and less expensive. I also believe that it’s important not to restrict them from any foods, but for those that are less healthy, to raise them to believe that they should be enjoyed as treats/in small amounts. As a kid, I ate quite a lot of packaged & processed foods and snacks (KD, Chef Boyardee, Fruit by the Foot, Handi-snacks – ugh!) which can’t say that I really want my children to be eating! I think a huge part of this though, had to do with the fact that my mum has never been a foodie by any means, and made my sister and I responsible for making our lunches from an early age. As a kid, you want what’s easy to pack and what’s fun to eat – so I can see why I ate what I did. I plan to take a bigger role in educating my children about food, so I don’t foresee them eating the same way that I did!

  6. Brandi G on April 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Funny you should bring this up. It’s been a big topic in our house the last couple months. My youngest daughter (4-years-old) looks like me, acts like me, talks like me and eats like me. She has been known to turn down a brownie for a piece of fruit. I can give her an all-fruit and veggie lunch (but I know better) and she’d be fine with it. She loves to try new things and will eat pretty much anything I put in front of her. My oldest daughter (8-years-old) won’t eat anything unless it’s deep-fried. My husband was exactly the same way when he was a kid (I feel for his mother). I had no idea that eating habits/palate was hereditary!

  7. alexa on April 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    insanity is a crossfit knock-off!

  8. Gina G on April 30, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    hey Gina! im ofcourse not a mom or anything(only 18) but i wanted to chime in about it because i eat quite different from my family (except for dinner). My mom and brothers sometimes skips breakfast and my dad doesn’t ever eat breakfast ( i always do, i loveee it!). we also have such different diets, when it comes to dinner ill usually eat what they eat because it is usually chicken or something i like, but other than that, not so much haha

    but have a wonderful day! =)

  9. Allison on April 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    My kids mostly eat like us (fresh fruits and vegetables etc) but they don’t necessarily eat the same foods. IT is so easy when they are really little to have them eat exactly as you want and I sometimes laugh at blogs with one little toddler bragging about how well they eat because they will soon get a little older and realize that they can say “NO!” and you will give them other food. For years, the only meat my son would eat was chicken nuggets. Kids definitely go through phases and i just try to have a wide variety of healthy choices for them….yes, I am including “whole grain” goldfish in that but you know, you do the best you can.

  10. Catherine on April 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Very intriguing question! This has actually been a pretty heavily discussed by the fiance and we’ve both decided we will not prohibit our kids from having meat even though I’m a vegetarian and the fiance eats it occasionally. However, we will not prepare it much in the house and the only rule we will have within our extended family is no junk. We both feel it does more harm than good, and if we can help it for the early years of their life at least, to not gain a taste for candy and junk food.

  11. highonhealthy on April 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    My future kids will definitely eat the way I do. I mean, don’t all kids start out eating the same way as their parents? If they decide that they don’t like something about the way they’re eating then they may change it – just like I did.

    Bella looks adorable all sprawled out on the floor. She almost blends in with the carpet. 😉

  12. LisaG on April 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I just try to get in some fruits and veggies in my kids each day. We also have seafood a couple of times a week and less red meat. I let them pick out veggies and fruits at the store and we also have a little vegetable and herb garden. They like it a lot more when it’s something “they grew.” I try not to make foods such an issue or diet based. They usually drink green sludges at least in the morning before school with breakfast, then sometimes after school. They love smoothies especially in the summer. They also eat the salad/fruit bar at school each day, with whatever else is served.

  13. Caroline on April 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    So I am a teacher of 23 4-5 year olds and I have found lunch time/snack time to be incredibly interesting and insightful! Most of my kids eat the school lunch, but the ones who don’t either bring: 1. Pizza/BBQ Chicken Lunchables 2. Potato chips, cookies, Capri Sun in a lunch box. I always encourage them to take some bites of their “go” foods (fruits and vegetables) from their school lunch before they break into the chips and cookies, but you can’t really tell a child what to eat if a parent has packed it. I have, however, had to have conversations with parents who were either sending their child to school without eating breakfast or bringing an entire bag of donuts for breakfast/snack. Sheesh!

    It’s been a good experience, before I have my own children, to learn that every child is going to have different needs and different preferences. Some will be picky, some will eat anything that does not eat them first. I hope to provide my children with healthy and nutritious choices, but not restrict what they eat.

    The beauty of being a child is that they are not like adults–they *usually* will eat when they are hungry and stop when they’ve had enough.

  14. Jennie {in Wonderland} on April 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    That’s an interesting q! James and I have different eating habits [like separate stratospheres, fo sho] and we differ a bit on how we’d like to raise our kids… I’d definitely like to raise mine as vegetarians [semi-vegans, as in, no cow’s milk or dairy, but maybe a bit of goat cheese]. Especially after reading ‘The China Study’ – I don’t want them eating most animal products.

    James doesn’t want to raise them as vegetarians – I think he wants them to make up their own minds. 😉 Who wants that???!

    I am very much thinking I will be the hippie Mom who whips up her own baby food and green monsters… we’ll see though. I don’t want my children thinking anything is forbidden – after all, I subsisted on nachos and Toaster Strudels for years, and I’m fine.

    What I want is for them to LOVE food and take joy from it, but also realize that it is fuel for energy and for life. No dieting, no craziness, just simple, unprocessed eats, with home-baked treats and tons o’ oatmeal & smoothies. After all, I can’t drink my Chocolate Cherry Bombs by myself! What else are kids for?

  15. Lindsay on April 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I have an almost-1-year-old and we give him the same foods that we eat. We aren’t vegetarians. Recently, I made this great big pot of turkey, black bean, kidney beans, tomato and cucumber chili will spices and everything and the baby loved it! People are always surprised when I tell them that. But hey, he has taste buds too, I don’t want them getting used to crap food!

  16. Alaina on April 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    When I have kids I want them to eat like me. I wil allow them to eat meat if they want it but I will not keep junk in the house.

    Also, be careful with chew toys made of string or yarn. Dogs can pull out strands of yarn and swallow them, and the yarn can get caught in their intestines. As soon as I read about this I took all of the string and yarn toys away from my dog.

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      that makes me sad… viesa can’t have the stuffed ones because she eats the fluff, or the rubber ones because she chokes on rubber. the yarn ones are the only ones she seems to be ok with!

    • lauren on April 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

      yeah 🙁 we let the dog have the rope and he doesn’t have any problems but my cat cost us about $600 because she got yarn all swallowed up in her intestines and it screwed everything up. she was throwing up blood and not having bowel movements for a really long time 🙁

      • Fitnessista on May 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

        that is so sad 🙁 thank you for letting me know! i’ll keep an eye on her with the yarn toys

  17. Denise on April 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Love the shoes!!!

  18. jen trinque @ recipes for creativity on May 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I do think my future kids will eat like me, or I sure hope they do. Obviously I’ll be preparing their food, so there will be lots of whole grains and organic fruits and veggies. I really think if they see me drinking green monsters they’ll want to try them, too.

    As far as meat and dairy go….I really want my children to be vegetarians until they understand exactly where meat comes from, but that’s just me. I don’t know if I’ll feed them dairy or not, but if I do it will be from organic sources where the animals are treated humanely. Of course, I’ll have to find an awesome pediatrician who will support me and make sure my kids are getting everything they need!

  19. Amanda on May 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I’ve been working hard at this, especially food association. When DH was deployed we started a weekly tradition of eating from a big colorful platter of fresh fruits and veggies during our Friday night family movie night. I realized that it’s been so hard for me to kick some of my food associations from childhood (like munching on junk food during a movie) so I’ve been trying to create healthier food associations for them so that later on life when they’re watching a movie they’ll crave fruits and veggies over chips and ice cream. I’ve also tried to be more careful about not rewarding good behavior with food quite as much, but rather with things like a trip to the park or something more along those lines. I don’t want my kids to have to struggle with food the way I have so I’m doing my best to raise them with a healthy mindset toward food.

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