It’s All Good

Heyyyyy 😀 How ya doin? Thank you SO much for all of your kind and lovely comments regarding the fact that I was robbed of my Zumba. I can always count on ya’ll to cheer me up 😀

To make things even better, today was full of goodness:

1. A glorious smoothie from Main Squeeze with Vega Smoothie To-Go (vanilla almondilla flavor, from a baggie in my purse), strawberry, banana, apple juice and almond butter


2. A 3 egg white puff with the most ridiculous hoity toity goat cheese from Whole Paycheck. All I needed was a little sliver- it is SUPER rich and creamy.

egg puff

3. I sold my car!!!!! For now, I’m driving Jeni’s pilot’s SUV until I get my new wheels (either tomorrow or Thursday at the latest). A lot of ya’ll keep asking me to post what my new car is, but to be honest, I feel weird doing that. So here’s a pic of my old car, that I said goodbye to today.

Goodbye Celi. You were good to me <3

celi (2)

4. INDIAN FOOD! Indian Food Wednesday came a day early this week 🙂 If you enjoy Indian food sometime today or tomorrow, send me a pic and I’ll include it in my Indian Food Wednesday lovin’ post 😀

I want to swim in the buffet. With mouth wide open and a roti raft, since I can’t swim very well 😉



5. Ani’s new cookbook! The same one I’m giving away 🙂 Keep those entries coming– winner will be posted tomorrow AM.


I CAN’T WAIT to make some of these recipes.

6. A baller iron pumping workout with Jeni.

Shoulders, Chest, Triceps, Abs

5 minute Cardio Warmup Elliptical, level 6
Circuit 1: V-rope tricep pressdown/ Straight bar shoulder press down 40 lbs/50 lbs; 3 sets of 12
Circuit 2: Barbell upward rows/Full push-ups 20 lbs/Body weight; 3 sets of 12
Circuit 3: Supine dumbbell chest press/Side crunches 8 lbs each/Body weight; 3 sets of 12
Circuit 4: Bench crunch/Tricep dips Body weight; 3 sets of 12
Total time: 45 minutes  

I’m off to work- 4 training appointments and I’m going to get some cardio in, too.

Have a great night!



Something to talk about: What’s been *good* about your day? Let’s get some positive energy flowing around 🙂

Today’s tip: Try doing weight exercises with dumbbells that you would usually do with barbells and vise versa, and use the pulley cable system for some of your favorite dumbbell moves. It’s an easy way to make a change in the usual routine and confuse our muscles into getting stronger and leaner.

Post Navigation:


  1. Alison on June 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I didn’t have the chance earlier, but I just wanted to say that I’m sorry about your Zumba situation. Hopefully better things are to come. You never know, right? Let’s see….what’s been good about my day? This is silly, but the weather is significantly cooler than it has been lately, which means that I won’t sweat to death later on at my daughter’s soccer practice. I’m sure my kid is happy about that, too. Simple things make me happy.

  2. Sana on June 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Share whatever you feel comfortable with on your bloggy! I am sure your new ride will be good to you :)!

  3. Heather on June 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    What’s good @ my day: hubby declaring his undying devotion,faithfulness, and love for me….and interjecting it all with the statement,”Heather,you are an amazing woman.Your farts stink to hell.But,you are amazing.”
    LOVE that man!!

  4. Katherine on June 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    whats good today? Finally weighed myself and I’ve lost 15 lbs in 6 months and also I’m having comfort food for dinner which has kept me going all day at work!

  5. Sarah Anne on June 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Gina, so sorry to hear about the Zumba robbery! I think you’ll do awesome though ELSEWHERE and will be happier with the time spent with the Pilot. Just sucks that it happened like that. What happened to communication? Sometimes I wonder if with all the interwebs and all, real honest to goodness communication has gone away to dust!

    Good thing that happened (or is happening!) – I’m going to visit my best friend in the hospital after work. She had her 2nd little girl in 2 years yesterday. I’m SUPER close to her first, and Auntie Sarah is excited to meet the newest little one! Also, the day started off with rain but the sun is now peaking out and making the new leaves on the trees look so beautiful and bright green.

    AND…I already have dinner prepped and ready to go for when we get home! Seafood clubhouses with a little chipotle-cilanto mayo! (Lox and shrimp! Hee haw!)

  6. Queen of Fitness on June 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    My sister and i are training for a half-marathon in july and today we ran 12 miles—the farthest either one of us has ever ran!!!! we had the most uplifting and glorious feeling afterwards. we are still texting each other with comments like “i can’t believe we did that,” “that was awesome,” etc. i am also sitting on my couch smelling an amazing new cooking light recipe baking in the oven. today is my 6th day of summer vacation…this in and of itself makes me the most happy person on the planet. …it was a long school year with lots of negative things going on between staff so i am happy to be in the confines of my home and the gym and distanced from it all. ahhhh….*sigh*

  7. Jocelyn on June 15, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    SOmething good about my day: I got through my workout without giving up! I did 2 minutes of walking and 2 minutes of jogging for a total of 45 minutes 🙂

  8. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on June 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    My best friend is coming home after not being able to have communication with him for a month! I’m baking him his favorite cookies as we speak! Just have to wait for the almonds to cool before I throw them in the food processor for some Mexican Wedding Cookie action 😀

  9. Lindsay (Summit Sandwiches) on June 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I started marathon training today! I ran 3 easy miles, and it felt fantastic. This is the start of my journey to something big and crazy and challenging and awesome. That is what’s great about my day!

  10. Naomi on June 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    good about my day?!?! I started reading the Kind diet which has some amazig recipes and I made the whole wheat biscuits and tried safflower oil for the first time! love this book and def want to start eating closer to nature 🙂

    Also I ordered the iphone 4g!!! i cant wait!!

    RIP to your car but yay for a new one!!!!!

  11. Jessica @ Jessica Balances on June 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I didn’t have the best day :/ but I enjoyed a really awesome yoga session that I found at (you’ve recommended that site many times, and now I know why!) – I did a free 20 minute session of power yoga #5, and it was lovely. I feel a bit more centered and a lot more stretched out. Now I just need to let myself have a good cry, and that will be that. 🙂

  12. Kristina on June 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    what’s been good about my day?? I got to have breakfast with Jason before he left today, it’s been rainy & cold so I’ve been snuggling with the dachshund, and the BEST ???

    I got my Garlic Gold today!! 🙂 WOOT!

    I’m making something good with it right now…

  13. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on June 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I’ve been begging my parents to take me out for Indian lately…maybe they’ll finally give in tomorrow 🙂 One good thing about my day was that I got done work early- always nice to have a little extra time to myself!

  14. Mel on June 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    What’s been good about my day? Well, I read a few Chapters in “The Happiness Project” and I tried some of her Gratefulness & meditation ideas. I made a game plan for dealing with 2 sources of stress. One was a person and one was my road rage. I had a wonderful time with my person issue and my drive home was lovely 🙂 Baby steps…

  15. Becca on June 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I had an awesome phone interview for a job in NYC!! That also includes 3-6 months paid training in Japan!!! Keep your fingers crossed! I need to get the h*$l out of Chattanooga!!! I got fired from my job out of nowhere and my replacement was one of my favorite customers! It hurt much like I’m sure losing the Zumba gig did, but honestly I am so much happier now, something better will come along!

  16. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on June 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I took the day off from work and not only has it been GORGEOUS outside, but I totally rocked on my to-do list!! WOO HOO! 🙂

  17. Angie on June 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Sooo sorry about the robbery…dont feel bad…our base gym sucks too. they keep changing their hours to hardly be open on the weekend, which sucks since the new pt program starts the weekend is a big draw. They also dont want to let the head instructor have a sunday afternoon class because they dont want someone to cover it. the gym closes at 5.

    The good for me today: I re-enlisted today for FOUR more years! GO AIR FORCE!

  18. Queen of Fitness on June 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    i just went back and read your zumba post. to follow along with the theme for today…you can always start your own zumba class when you are ready somewhere in v-dizzy as you affectionately call it. i’m sure some of your base students would follow you anywhere. i drive 50 minutes one way to attend the class of an instructor i love because her class is so fun and uplifting. zumba is such a huge fitness craze that i am sure you would be able to start a new class anywhere (a YMCA, YWCA, dance school, fire hall, roller skating rink or elementary school). you can also use this time to attend other people’s zumba classes and just simply enjoy being a participant. in the classes i go to we have a number of licensed zumba instructors and the lead instructor lets us come up and teach a song every week for variety. did you get your new ZIN 27? love the latin dance! if all else fails…you can always put in your ZIN dvds and zumba on your own at home with beto.

  19. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on June 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I would never pic a post of my car either…there are crazy peeps out there!

  20. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on June 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Congrats on your car sale!! One positive thing for me today was that I attended a new group ex class for the first time (a blend of yoga, tai chi and pilates) and I absolutely LOVED it! It made me actually listen to what my body was feeling and the instructor was so inspiring. She talked a bit during the final part of the class about being thankful, and by the end, I most certainly was a very thankful person!

  21. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 15, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    i’ll go for a swim in the indian food buffet with ya 😉 congrats on the new car, whatever it is!

  22. Cassie @ Tasteful Tales on June 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I love your tip today… I just started using bands for the first time in my life when I started doing the p90x dvds and I love using them!

    P.S. Congrats on selling your car and getting a new one!

  23. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on June 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    That is a day full of goodness!!

    To be honest, my day was really freakin’ crappy- until my fiance’s mom called and told me she met this guy who owns this really cool healthy food cafe in her town, and he wants to help cater my wedding! Whoo! Totally made my day 😀


  24. dotsie on June 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Something good about my day? Lunch with my Mom and nephew! 😀

  25. Kate on June 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Just had an awesome kick-butt workout with my trainer, meeting my mom for a glass of wine and some ahi tuna while sitting outside enjoying this sunshine, then back home for a late dinner with my boyfriend – crab cakes, cajun style rice, and grilled bell peppers. Tonight couldn’t get any better! 🙂

  26. Heather on June 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I love Whole Foods and do not consider it Whole Paycheck at all! They have great deals and I never mind paying good money for qualilty food!!!

    • Fitnessista on June 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm

      i say it lovingly- i don’t mind either. the money we spend on food is extremely high, but very worth it

  27. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    exciting news about the car yay!

  28. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m glad you had a good day today. You deserve it! 😀

    My day was good because it involved an apple, pear, pineapple, kale and mint juice. So good!

  29. Julie @ Pickley Pear on June 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats on the new car! New toys are fun! Today’s good thing was lunch with my dad and a super cute new New Balance top to wear for my 10k on Sunday!

  30. Jenny on June 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    This quote has been great: “Whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired.” – Sandra Bullock

    That and Glee’s Faithfully makes me smile:)

  31. maxinthegym on June 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    The best part of my day is finally having some sun! It’s been raining a lot lately so sunlight was definitely a huge plus 🙂

    I’m glad you’re having a good day after the Zumba sitch 🙂 Keep up the positivity! And thanks for the circuit workout! I love circuit training 😀 Can’t wait to try it out!

  32. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on June 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Hmm, my list of today’s good things….I survived another day of work (this is an accomplishment!), I bought more chia seeds and bee pollen (which I’ve been out of forever and haven’t been able to find in a long time), AND my hubby just unloaded and loaded the dishwasher for me. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm

      YES! i love when hubby does the dishes 🙂

  33. barbara on June 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I woke up:)

    • Fitnessista on June 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

      that is ALWAYS something to be thankful for <3

  34. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on June 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for today’s tips. Sometimes we all need a little reminder to switch things up a little.

    I understand feeling weird about posting your car… but you know we all wanna see 😀 😀

  35. bo on June 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    i love indian food.

  36. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on June 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    The best part of my day – running a smooth three miles with my aunt. I just love chatting with her (:

  37. Katherine on June 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    we just had a great summer evening rain shower! it was wonderful

  38. Erica on June 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Oh my gosh- that is such BS! They clearly don’t realize what a kick butt instructor you are. I’m sure all of your members will complain 😉 What a rocking day you had. Congrats on selling your car and getting a new one- how exciting. I get to work from home tomorrow and could not be more excited

  39. fittingbackin on June 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Great work out!! The best part of my day was my great run after work – I felt invincible for a minute there. 🙂

    Aw – I hate saying bye to cars!!

    • Fitnessista on June 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

      i know, it made me sad!

  40. Pure2raw twins on June 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Congrats on getting a new car…goodbye Celi!

    Your smoothie looks great. I cannot to get some peaches!

  41. Becky on June 15, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Gosh today must be a good day all around, I’m so glad you are having a better day today. I had two great experiences today:

    1) had a great swim work out this morning before work (first time back in the pool in YEARS) and it felt great!

    2) my first yoga class EVER! I think I’m in love! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2010 at 8:24 am

      welcome to the yoga lovin- once you start, it gets addicting 🙂

  42. Renee on June 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    At beauty school today I tested out of orientation and now a big girl out on the floor doing real clients hair! No beauty school drop out here…. I love Grease lol

  43. Michelle on June 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    My baby girl turned 1 (I also have 17 and 15 yo, the fact I don’t leave on the next carnival caravan that comes through town is an accomplishment!) today!! I got to spend the whole day with her and we ended it with a 5 mile walk!!

  44. Leah on June 15, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I love Indian food!! I just had some for dinner last night – sooo good!! 🙂

    One really good thing about my day was how fast it went by. I love when all of a sudden its time to go home! Plus, it was payday. That never fails to brighten the day.

  45. Raewyn on June 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Sorry to hear about Zumba, but I’m sure something benuo is coming your way! 🙂 Let’s see, I made it to a Whole Foods (don’t have one in my town) and finally got my hands on some MILLET BREAD!! 😀 And I just had a choco cherry bomb.

    My favorite pro chef is Paula Deen – her Southern accent is so adorable but I love my mom’s cooking and everything Tina, from Carrots ‘n’ Cake, makes!

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2010 at 8:23 am

      whoo hoo! hope you love the millet!
      and yes, tina has fabulous recipes 🙂

  46. Erica on June 16, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Wish you could come teach at DMAFB 🙂 No Zumba in Tucson 🙁

    • Erica on June 16, 2010 at 12:39 am

      Well, I guess there is Zumba in Tucson, just not on base!

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

      i want to teach there!! hopefully that’s where we’ll PCS next spring 🙂 their saturday classes are awesome!

  47. caroline on June 16, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Hey Lady!

    Didn’t get a chance to say this earlier – but Im so sorry about the Zumba situation. That is terrible and you are dealing with it in such a positive way. You are amazing and I have no doubt you will be back to teaching fun and inspiring classes in no time. And I do believe everything happens for a reason…. This time off will bring many wonderful things into your life – I know it! Stay strong and keep smiling – cant wait to see more fun Zumba videos in the future 🙂


  48. Kris | on June 16, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I always cry when I sell a car. I always feel they are a piece of me….good memories, you know?

    Lol, I was going to ask you what car you purchased! But I am such a proud car “enjoyer” so I was just curious on what caught your eye!


    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2010 at 8:21 am

      if you send me an email, i’ll send you a pic- i know you’re not a creeper 🙂

  49. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on June 16, 2010 at 2:19 am

    “I actually made negative dollars working at the base gym since it’s so far from my house. “–from your last post…that was me teaching yoga in AZ. BEwteen gas all over the valley, the low pay for yoga teachers, taxes, and the fact that 75-90 min classes + travel time..that’s like 3 hrs a class. And yeah, that’s negative dollars. Especially hubs taking off work so i could teach yoga so he had to watch Skylar. Totally gotcha on that one.

    So sorry about the Zumba situation but happy that you’re taking this time to update things and get things in order.

    And the car. I could make a guess or two…I am guessing black and german engineered.

    Congrats on whatever it is!

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2010 at 8:21 am

      i hear ya, for sure! it was a 30 min drive for me each way, and i had to get there early for the stereo to get set up.. blah blah. are you going to teach in san diego??
      hahah you know me so well 🙂
      dead on, but it’s white 😉

      • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on June 17, 2010 at 3:21 am

        Girl I don’t even want to teach. How lame is that…but it’s like I have been doing it for 10 yrs and I am enjoying the break and not stressing about devoting 3 freakin hours per class, to teach one freakin class 🙂 For 20 bucks. Not really the best use of my time. I could teach if I wanted to…at like 10 places but it’s just not worth it. God that sounds so bad but fitness instructors are just not well paid as you know and it’s so much driving and schlepping for so little $. You really have to do it b/c you love it and want to help people. Not for the cash-ola 🙂

        My guess is a 325 in white or a C350 in white. I kinda think that’s how you roll 🙂

        • Fitnessista on June 17, 2010 at 7:53 am

          amen to that 🙂

  50. Jackie (Peaces of Earth) on June 16, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Sorry about Zumba!! That is so messed up, but I’m sure there are bigger things in store for you!! Enjoy time with the Hubby. 🙂

    Congrats on selling your car!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.