Lovely Day for a Tea Giveaway

Hellooooooo 😀 How are ya?? I’m so glad ya’ll are liking the Winter Shape Up workouts! Keep up the amazing work and update me with how you’re doing! I’ve already heard some awesome feedback from this week’s workout. Check it out, yo 😉

Today has been a chocolatey day.

It all started with this beast:

bfast cookie

An ooey, gooey chocolate bfast cookie.

-1/2 cup multigrain oats

-1 smashed banana

-almond milk

-raw cacao powder

-1 T almond butter

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-drizzle of the agave cacao syrup Katie sent me

I am a hardcore chocolate lover, and this was almost a little too much sweet for breakfast.

You never would have guessed from my mid-morning snack:


Bahah. More chocolate 😉

Guess lots of veggies are in my lunch future.

I also had a shot of “C”:

emergen c

(Tip: when you use less water, it tastes WAY better)

And LOTS of tea.


(Thank you again to Celestial Seasonings for the sample!)

Whatever this weird ick is, I’m still fighting it 🙂

I spent the morning cleaning the casa then took these little monkeys to the vet.


Viesa had to get her bordatella, and Bella cowered in the corner the whole time even though she didn’t need to get anything today. They both got ice cream afterwards, though 😉

I’m about to take them for a walk, then meeting Jeni at the gym.

I told you guys that this week I’d let you know about the craziness that’s going on in my life (it’s all good stuff) so I thought I’d start with a little hint.

I’ll be wearing these again:




Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you soon!



Something to do: Enter this awesome Celestial Seasonings giveaway! Click here 😀

Edited to say: For some strange reason, comments aren’t working on the giveaway page, so all comments on this post will also be considered for the giveaway until I get that fixed.

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  1. Jenn @ Livewellfit on February 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I’m such a fan of EmergenC! I swear that combined with a green juice or smoothie can be the perfect cold/flu/anything remedy.

  2. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on February 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Are you going to be chef at a restaurant???? Exciting!

  3. Heather on February 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Are you going back to culinary school? Hmmm cant wait to hear what it is. Im all ears when it comes to the word macaroons!!!
    P.S. I want some tea 🙂

  4. hotchick on February 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    105degees part 2? Is it weird that I check your blog b4 my email & perezhilton? love it!

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm

      haha i feel so honored 😉

  5. Kyla on February 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Fitnessista, what brand of chef’s clogs do you wear??? Yours look way comfier than me which are Klogs brand.

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm

      shoes for crews.. yes, they’re pretty comfy!

  6. K on February 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Ooooh I think that G$ is going to be back in the kitch soon!! How exciting – can’t wait to hear more details 🙂

    • K on February 8, 2010 at 7:43 pm

      I just saw your edit about the comments. Please don’t enter me in the giveaway – I don’t drink tea so I don’t want to take away someone else’s chances of winning. Thanks!!

  7. Megan on February 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Definitely being a chef at some restaurant.

  8. caronae on February 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Mmm I love tea. So comforting. And I LOVE the box with the dragon on it. So pretty.

  9. alain on February 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    this is one exciting giveaway! i love celestial seasonings, but my grad student budget doesn’t always allow for it. I’ve definitely been feeling bloated and in general unhappy with my digestion so I would LOVE to try the Tummy Mint!

  10. Patricia on February 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I very much like tea and that bear is so cute!

  11. Annie on February 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    You can NEVER have too much chocolate for breakfast ;).

  12. Laura on February 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    love love love tea! esp during these winter months

  13. s on February 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    haha i have no idea what those shoes go to, guess i’ll have to find out.

    also, as a sidenote/question, my gym is closed because of the east coast snow. is there anything i can use besides weights and a stability ball to do the WSU in my apartment? i have textbooks and cans for the free weights, but i’m not totally sure i can replicate the ball, haha.

  14. Destiny on February 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    oh and um scratch that whittle my middle part, i got you and another amazing blog mixed up! 🙂

  15. Julie I on February 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    i love tea!! i wish i could have sugar cookie sleigh ride all year longgg!!

  16. Catherine on February 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Is there a restaurant/carering company in your future?? Love love love Celestial Seasongings… I have a special place in my heart for their “mint magic” flavor. 🙂

  17. kt F on February 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Ooo cliffhanger!! Haha can’t wait to find out what’s going on! I did your Winter Shape-up workout today, it was great! Thanks so much!

  18. Emily on February 8, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    i love tea! better for me than coffee for late night studying!
    also i did the shoulder and chest workout for the intro to weights and when i did push-ups on the stability ball, my lower back really started to hurt. Is there something I’m doing wrong? Thanks Gina!

  19. Erica Rose on February 9, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I’ve been sick for 3 weeks now! Sniffling, coughing, feeling like crap. Tea makes me feel better no matter what, so I’d be super excited to get any of it!!

  20. Romy on February 9, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Hm, those shoes remind of cooking classes 😀

  21. Ashley on February 9, 2010 at 8:09 am

    hey Gina! I know this is totally random and unrelated but I would really appreciate any help you can give me! I saw you just did a 10 miler and that is awesome! 🙂 I am just getting back to running after recovering from an injury and I was wondering what pace you ran at for that 10 miler? do you recommend a certain time for runners starting back up again for the first few weeks? I used to run 8:00-8:30 min miles and now Im not sure what to run at…I know it should be slower, but what? like 9 min/mile?? Thanks so much!

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2010 at 8:17 am

      hey ashley,
      my pace for each mile is on that post:
      i’d say if you’re getting back into it, to start at lower mileage (4 or 5) and add some on each week to your long run

  22. kristin on February 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

    winter shape up #4 kicked my but this am. especially the second superset. renegade rows are especially difficult for me for some reason.
    i cant wait to hear about your news, i have no idea what it is!

  23. All Women Stalker on February 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Chocolate and cookies, yum yum yum! And your doggies are just adorable!

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