*If youโ€™ve seen Despicable Me, which is a legendary film, then youโ€™ll get the title reference ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hi guys! Howโ€™s your day going? Mine has been pretty bueno. I accidentally deleted this post once, so this is round number twoโ€ฆ.

I went to the gym for an easy cardio sesh with new SELF mag and then munched this goatโ€™s milk yogurt.

goat yogurt

Iโ€™ve been hankering for yogurt lately, so I was STOKED when I saw this at Whole Paycheck.

The verdict:

It was AWESOME. So creamy and not overly sweet. It was perfect.

Next, I made the vegan almond butter cookies for the giveaway winner.



Hefty cookies (each one is bigger than my hand!)


I couldnโ€™t help but think โ€œITโ€™S SO FLUFFY I COULD DIE!!!โ€ ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, I tested one for quality assurance and moaned in foodgasmic ecstasy.

I actually havenโ€™t heard back from the giveaway winner, so if I donโ€™t hear anything by tonight, Iโ€™ll announce a new winner this evening.


green smoothie

Green-a-colada Smoothie

Serves one hungry Fitnessista

-1.5 C almond milk

-1/2 banana (use a whole banana if you want a thicker texture)

-1 C frozen organic pineapple

-1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-handful of spinach

-1/8 C unsweetened shredded coconut + more for ganish

-1 t vanilla

-pinch sea salt

1. Blend all of the ingredients in the Vitamix on high for 1 minute.

2. Grab a glass straw, sip away and imagine yourself on a tropical island.

To be honest, I kinda feel like a truck hit me right now. My 5:15 appointment re-scheduled, so Iโ€™m going to take a little nap before heading back to work, and possibly purchase these shoes.

Vibram-Five-Fingers-Womens-kso-Gray-Pink Source

Not because Iโ€™m going to start running again, but because I think theyโ€™d be fun to wear around the gym ๐Ÿ˜‰ Does anyone else have Vibrams? Do you like them?

After work, Iโ€™m meeting some of the girls for dinner <3

See ya tonight!


******Happy Birthday to my beautiful, amazing Nana (I love you, friend) and to Tinkerbell (one of my clients) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Gena on July 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Whoa! Amazing smoothie!

    I am totally curious about Vibrams, but I also feel as though I see a lot of douchey dudes here in the city who read BORN TO RUN and went gaga wearing them, and that makes me immediately wary.

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      hahah! yes, i’ve seen a couple of valdosta douchey dudes wearing them as well… but also a few fellow trainers who rock them. figured i might as well give them a whirl, especially since they have PINK ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday on July 19, 2010 at 9:01 pm

        What would be the benefit of wearing to the gym? Aren’t they intended for barefoot-style running

        • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm

          they strengthen your feet, too, and are supposed to be really good for your leg muscles

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet on July 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I want Vibrams for lifting too! And for other cardio in general. I think they are so cool.

  3. Mali on July 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Those cookies look ah-mazing!
    Also, I don’t personally own those shoes but my brother has a pair (not sure if same brand) and he loves them. Wears them probably more for the comments but he says they’re quite comfy.
    Hope you feel better after your nap!

  4. Lauren W. on July 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Hahaha LOVED the title of this post. Especially because I think that was my favorite part of the movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Carrie on July 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Musings of a Housewife just bought a pair a few weeks ago and has done a few posts on them. My friend has a pair too and and wears them every day, loves ’em.


  6. jenna on July 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve seen people wear those shoes and have always wondered about them!!! Let me know if you get them and they are super comfy!

  7. dotsie on July 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I saw Despicable Me over the weekend–so cute!!

    My boot camp instructor wears her Vibrams to class. I’m sure she runs in them too, but I think she loves them and wears them everywhere! Haha I bet they are great for weight lifting..but I can’t quote any scientific studies that say so ๐Ÿ˜‰ and short distance running…there’s a short clip about them on the TODAY show-it’s probably on the TODAY show website? Unsure. Check it out if you’re interested.

    Have a great evening!

  8. andrenna on July 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    off topic, but i did insanity max interval circuit today for the first time and it was intennnnnnnnse! so fun! i was drenched by the end!

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm

      so awesome! i LOVE that workout ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kellie on July 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I LOVE the blog & I think you would LOVE vibrams! I’ve been having a pair for quite sometime (I do CrossFit but have used them for Yoga/Pilates & water sports as well–not so much for running…). The studies behind barefoot running/workouts and primal living fascinate me & I found myself needing a pair–just to look silly in them, if nothing else. It’ll take you a little while to get used to the feeling (getting your toes to fit into their place is quite a challenge at first ๐Ÿ™‚ ha ha!) & they will leave your calves sore. I cannot say enough good things–GET A PAIR! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm

      whoo hoo! i think you definitely convinced me ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on July 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Mmm that smoothie sounds great! I gotta give it a try. I’ve been curious about those shoes. I think they are slightly strange-looking though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. allison @ livingoneday on July 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    omggg are the shoes a joke? when i saw your tweet i thought theyd be new heels or sandals, fo sho! hahah i mean if you want em, get em, but i cant tell if you’re kidding or not!! i think they are super interesting. you can feel free to pick me if you havent heard back yet… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      hahah yes i’m serious! they’re funny looking huh? ๐Ÿ™‚
      don’t worry, i’ll buy a pair of heels or gladiators, too

  12. Gina on July 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Those cookies are making me hungry and I’ve tried a smoothie similar to yours, but without the coconut and sweetener…I’ll have to give that a try, sounds tasty!

    A friend has a pair and says he gets so much more feedback from his body while running in them. I’ve also seen lots of people wearing them on both moderate and strenuous hiking trails.

  13. Brooke on July 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    The video for your egg puff isn’t working on my computer. do you have a text version of the recipe?

  14. Bree on July 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I have Bikila vibrams and really love them! They have improved my toe mobility so much– I can really tell a difference when I do yoga or lunges.

  15. Alicia on July 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I’m fascinated by those shoes. One of the trainers at my gym wears them and I asked him a whole bunch of questions about them. He said he even went hiking in them and that they were great because he could grip rocks and stuff with his feet.

  16. gigi on July 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I was excited to try goat milk yogurt too, but i thought it was way too goaty and couldn’t finish the huge tub I bought ๐Ÿ™

  17. babs on July 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    aww I love that you gave your Nana a bday shout-out ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. ashley on July 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    hey, i have those shoes!! i bought them because i have serious knee issues when i run, but after using them for a month my knee issues are gone! i have nothing but good things to say about the virbram shoes, although if you do decide to run in them make sure you do it on a soft surface, like on an indoor track, treadmill or grassy outdoor trail. plus, they’re really easy to wash – just toss them in the washing machine and they’re done.
    they’re great for yoga too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Emma on July 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Haha does your Nana read your blog? That’s so cute!

    I know those shoes are supposed to do wonders but I think they’re really freaky! lol =D

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      yes she is a loyal blog reader ๐Ÿ™‚
      haha and yes, the shoes are goofy looking

  20. Leah on July 19, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I have the Five Finger Sprints and I like them a lot. I wear them when I take the dog for long walks. When she sees me putting them on she gets all excited! I also alternate between these and my Nikes for running, but I’m not convinced I like them for running yet. I’ve worn them strength training and they are definitely better than my sneakers, since they give me more traction (particularly when doing free weights on a balance ball), and they kick ass when using the Bosu. Be prepared for some calf soreness when you first start wearing them, and I had some weird big-toe pain, too, but that went away after a week.

  21. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather on July 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I picked up that goat milk yogurt but in the plain variety over the weekend and so far really like the creaminess.

  22. Kelsey on July 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    My sister has a pair of Vibrams and absolutely loves them! She says they are actually pretty comfortable…but I’m still not sure about them, haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    i’ve been wanting some vibrams to start running again for SOOOOOO long! i haven’t found anyone here who can keep them on the shelves though!

  24. nikita on July 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I have 3 pairs of Vibrams. I use one pair for running–they are helping me rehab a poorly healed torn Achilles tendon (conventional running shoes made it worse; it’s now getting better). The second pair I use for indoor training–weight lifting and kettlebells. The third pair is just for walking around. Both my brothers wear them for running 10K-type distances. They’re tough to find, though, especially here in Canada.

    • Hannah on July 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Do you wear injinji or other toe socks with your vibrams?

  25. Kristina on July 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I started running barefoot in high school – I would get some of my best times in track, and my coach called me “Flash”. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am planning on buying some Vibrams too… I want the newest Bikilas – they are bright pink + orange.


  26. Naomi on July 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    that smoothie sounds SO delicious!!! the vibram shoes are so intriguing to me!! i wonder how they really feel to run in? they do look cool though!!

  27. Nicole on July 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    You can send me cookies any time!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. caroline on July 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    no vibrams yet… NIKE free hyper trainers with hot pink laces are my gym favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess on July 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I want a pair of Vibrams so so so bad, I’ve heard wonderful things about them. I can’t wait to hear what you think if you get them :O)

    Ps. Those cookies have me droooling with envy, I’m off to the kitchen to try a batch.

  30. Abby on July 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I love my Vibrams so so so much! I wear them everywhere, even with jeans. My feet are happiest in them. You might even like to run in them. Running in Vibrams or barefoot is SO much easier on your body because your form is correct and you don’t pound the ground. I blog once a week about my “barefoot” experiences. I’m learning so much!!

  31. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess on July 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Oooh forgot to add, make sure if you buy them you go through a reputable source (there are links on their website) apparently there have been a lot of impostors roaming around since Vibrams are getting so popular… I almost bought some for dirt cheap a couple weeks ago but decided against it after several red flags came up as I searched the site, just so you know!

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

      good to know, thank you!

  32. Katie on July 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Haha I love that that was your blog title! It was so humid today that I kept walking around saying “IT’S SO FLUFFY!!” in regards to my hair…and no one at work knew what I was talking about!

  33. Pam on July 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Happy Birthday to the two wonderful peeps! I’ll take one cookie…no, make that two and one of those smoothies!….mmmm!

    Oh, hope I’m the new winner…he he!


  34. Sarra H on July 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been wanting those shoes ever since I saw a friend of mine (who’s a hardcore runner) wearing them, and she had nothing but amazing things to say about them!

    p.s. random ?: how’s your husband liking the new iphone? i ordered mine 2 weeks ago and it FINALLY just shipped this morning! it better be “amazeballs” after waiting so long hahaha

  35. STACEY on July 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    LOVE MY VIBRAMS! Wear them 24/7. They are life changing. You suddenly feel the ground and become one. I know a little cheesy but when I put on “real” shoes now I feel like Im walking on marshmallows.

  36. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    “It’s so fluffy! I want to DIE!”

    I haven’t actually gotten the time to see Despicable Me yet, but my friend sent me a clip to make me smile on a bad day.

  37. Sarah on July 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Love love love my vibrams!!!! Ease into them (add a little bit of wear-time slowly haha)….or your calves will hate you for days. And I mean DAYS. good luck!!

  38. Ryane on July 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Haha yes, my boyfriend and I say that all the time… It’s so FLUFFYYY hahaha, you crack me up.

  39. Erin on July 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I’d be really curious to hear your thoughts about those shoes. They look so intriguing and I’ve read a little bit pro and con about running barefoot/running in these type of shoes.

  40. Rhea (Greek Feaster) on July 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I saw someone get kicked out of my gym for wearing Vibrams! Yes, I was totes rubbernecking while deadlifting.

  41. Barbara on July 19, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Gina! get the so so comfy. Makes lifting easier because less shifting. I walk around in mine all the time since you don’t even feel them after a while.


  42. Shayna on July 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Happy birthday to me too, Gina! Your super-awesome-breakfast-cookie-eating-smoothie-drinking-summer-shape-up-doin’ reader in Honolulu! Keep writing awesome blogs for me to read, k? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      happy birthday to you!!! have a wonderful birthday and thank you so much for reading my little blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. fran hlavacek on July 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I have a pair of Vibram’s 5 Finger shoes for almost 2 years now and I LOVE THEM!!! I am a massage therapist and I’m on my feet all day. They are excellent. I use them in Zumba class also, because the soles let me “cumbia” without tweaking my knees. Be prepared for stares, though. People literally stop me in the street to look at my feet. And you’ll forget you have them on and think, “What is WRONG with these people?” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the blog!

  44. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health on July 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Those cookies look RIDIC!! In a i’msemiobsessedwithcookies kind of way ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. Emily @ For Sweets Sake on July 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    My fiance has Vibrams…he loves them. He insists they have made his feet and calves so much stronger. I wore them around a bit (yes, we wear the same size shoe…i have flippers, not feet) and they feel great, but my feet got sooo sore! I guess you get used to it after awhile though.

  46. Lana Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    My roommate purchased the 5 Finger shoes about three months ago and loves them (not to mention the attention she gets from them, lol)! She got them because she started having shooting pains in hers knees when running and the doctor referred her to these shoes. She wanted to start running in them immediately but found that she had to slowly work her distance up because they made her shins really sore. After a couple of weeks of only walking in them the soreness went away. She raves about them all the time and says they are definitely worth it!!!

  47. Heather on July 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    My brother bought these shoes for weightlifting since you get more stability with them, so of course I decided to need some too. It’s amazing how much better my lifting technique is. I don’t wear them when I run or do cardio, (I don’t like the barefoot feeling for that) but they are uh-may-zing for weight training.

  48. fittingbackin on July 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Those shoes are so cool! I want to see that movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Sara Stainbrook on July 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Vibrams will rock your face off!!!! I’ve ran in them, and I’m even going to start doing Insanity in them. I enjoy being barefoot in general and this way I get the same feel… but without being terrified of slicing my foot open on all of the shards of glass that litter the streets of South Korea. If you want to try something new and fun though I’d go for it! I LOVE them!

  50. Laury @ thefitnesdish on July 19, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks SO much for the goats yogurt review!!! i was so scared to try it, and gave up dairy (aside from “treats”)–this is a pleasant surprise!! I’m as much of a goats cheese fiend as you are, but the milk….bleh..not my cup of tea!!

    Hop you got your second wind!! As far as a mid-afternoon energy plunge…I know how that feels, for sure!

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