Jonesing for Joes

Hi guys! How are you?? Loved reading your planning tips! 🙂

Dance Trance last night was AMAZEBALLS. If any of you are ever in Orlando, hit me up and we’ll take a class- if you like dancing, you’ll lurve lurve DT.

I’m going to say this once and one time only….

I like Dance Trance better than Zumba

Please don’t throw anything at me 😉

Dinner last night was JOES!


Snobby Joes 🙂

It’s one of those recipes that I always come back to- way better than the meaty joe’s I used to enjoy as a kid and the recipe makes a BOATLOAD.

I had my Joes on top of massaged kale and had made dinner in the afternoon, so it was waiting for me when I got home. So. So. Good.

It was a chill night of Dancing with the Stars (Jennifer Grey is breathtaking) and reading before crashing out.

This morning, I munched an apple and took the puppers out:


and made a b-fast cookie to munch after yoga.


The standard recipe with maca, cacao nibs and goji berries mixed in 🙂

My friend Kristen is teaching this morning and some work friends and I planned to take her class. She’s amazing in *real life* so I can only imagine that she’ll lead an incredible practice. I’m excited!

See ya later in a yoga noodle state of mind with the first part of a raw tacos recipe <3

Have a great day!!



Something to do: One more day to get in your Bridal Bootcamp workouts for this week! New one coming atcha TOMORROW 😀

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  1. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 26, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Raw tacos are SO good. I can’t wait for the recipe!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 26, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I really want to try snobby joes. I think I could even trick my husband with them!

  3. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

    DT looks like fun!

    I love all of your pretty placemats 🙂

  4. Mo on October 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Unrelated question . . . how old are your puppers? I used to take mine on longer walks but he’s slowing down at 14 and so I limit him to up the block and back. Miss those long walks – and it’s painful to see the disappointment in his face if I go without him! Have a great day.

  5. jill on October 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I keep wanting to take a zumba class, but then I talk myself out of it because I feel like I’m not going to get the moves and I’ll look like a big LOSER!

    Just wondering if your going to provide an update on the bodybuilder and how his diet worked out for him.

  6. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on October 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

    That snobby joe looks awesome over a kale salad! i have some lentils in my cupboard too….

  7. The Hot and Fit on October 26, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Wow raw tacos recipe!! I can’t wait for that!!!
    have a great day!

  8. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on October 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Raw tacos? I am intrigued!

  9. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on October 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Raw tacos? I am intrigued!

  10. Leanne @ Simplicitlee on October 26, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Mmmmm taco’s… I cannot wait to see this recipe!

    Side note — a big thank you for always having such a positive blog… it makes me smile ear to ear every day & keeps me chipper at work 😉

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm


  11. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 26, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Dance trance sounds like so much fun! I’m really, REALLY not a dancer but have been doing a few dance-based classes lately (2 of the Les Mills programs, BodyJam and a new one called Sh’Bam) and I love them!! I’m sure you’re far more graceful than me when it comes to dance though. Have a great day! 😀

  12. Caitlin (EatFeats) on October 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Yum sloppy joes were one of my favorite childhood dinners!

  13. Amanda (Eating Up) on October 26, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I still have to try dance trance AND zumba! I am so behind…

  14. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on October 26, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I agree– I could never get sick of snobby joes! It’s just such a solidly delicious recipe!

  15. Beth @ DiningAndDishing on October 26, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I cannot believe Jennifer Gray is 50! She looks amazing. Perhaps she’s had a whole lot of work done but I’d say in her case it was money well spent. hehe 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      even if she did have work done, they did a great job- she looks incredible

  16. Salah on October 26, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I need to try DT and Snobby joes! haha both sound amazing and look amazing!

  17. Heather (Heather's Dish) on October 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

    oh my goodness, i want to eat everything you had yesterday!

  18. Beth on October 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I love to make sloppy joes with lentils. That is actually on my menu plan for this week. My hubby even likes them and he’s a big meat and potatoes kind of guy. I also <3 raw tacos. Mmmmmmm!

  19. Mi-An Dela Cruz on October 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

    ooo…it’s refreshing to hear you say you like DT more than Z. I would like to try it. Z to me is so fun already so I know I will like DT. Have a great day. Many blessings.

  20. Allison @ Food for Healing on October 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Oo raw tacos, can’t wait.

    Hope your having good weather there to be walking those pups, We are having our first snow fall right now!

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      first SNOW?! ahhhhh!!
      it’s 80 here!

  21. Kayla on October 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Ooh, you sloppy joes recipe is from SparkPeople? LOVE IT! I’m adding this one to my list of things to try stat!

  22. Meaghen on October 26, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I think it’s so cute how excited you get about dance trance! is that something that you can train to be a teacher like with zumba? You could bring dance trance to valdosta when you go back!

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      i’m hoping! i want to talk to the owner about maybe teaching after i know all of the dances 100% 🙂

  23. Dana Marie on October 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Gina, I love your blog and wanted to throw out a topic request to add to the slew of great ones you have already! All the inspirational ones are great, and I would love more on your ideas for making friends and relationships (outside the relationship to with yourself). SO yeah, more life stuff would be awesome!

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      sure i’ll totally throw some tips in there!!

  24. Marcy on October 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Dance Trance is Jazzercise…just a different name. Love them both!

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

      you’ve taken dance trance?! that’s so awesome!

  25. Chelsea on October 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Hey Gina!

    I’m a long-time reader (and fan!) of your blog, but have been a “lurker” until now….when I had to comment to tell you how STUPENDOUS those vegan choc chip cookies of yours are! I’ve been dairy-free the last few months (makes the nursing babe and I both much happier), and have been playing with vegan baking. Those cookies are hands-down the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had–vegan or not! The texture is perfection :).

    Have a fantastic day!

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

      that is so amazing! thanks so much for saying hi 🙂 i’m so stoked you liked the cookies!

  26. Katie on October 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Dance Trance looks really interesting. I’ll have to check for classes in the area. We tend to be behind the curve on fitness trends so it may be awhile. Still, looks like a blast!

  27. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on October 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Raw tacos?! I’m excited to see that!!

  28. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    raw tacos are the best! i love making raw taco nut “meat” and making it extra spicy and it can impress even a devout carnivore 🙂 Anyway can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    And in a yoga noodle state of mind…that sounds great! I just got done yoga’ing and am feeling kinda that same…light and airy and happy 🙂

  29. Kim @ Eat and Be on October 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I wish we had Dance Trance here in Calgary! I started taking Zumba b/c of your blog and love it, so I would LOVE to try out Dance Trance. Maybe someday!?

  30. Danielle on October 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    What are the differences between Dance Trance and Zumba? I take Zumba all the time and the video made Dance Trance seem pretty much the same to me?! 🙂

  31. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve never done a dance fitness class before. I think I’m still haunted by bad memories of taking jazz when I was 7 haha! 😛

  32. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on October 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Dance Trance looks like SO much fun. This really makes me miss the zumba classes I used to take last year. It’s sad that I have class when they offer it though 🙁

  33. Stephanie on October 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Gina, Do you like the lentil slippy joes or the raw sloppy joes better? Love reading your blog.

    • Fitnessista on October 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

      i like them both! it depends on what i’m in the mood for 🙂

      • Stephanie on October 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

        Got it! Thanks! And I am crossing my fingers for your book proposal. Do you know when you are turning it in?

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