Lovely Lady [Nose] Lump

Hey everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Wowzas. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on the last postโ€ฆ Yaโ€™ll made my night with such wonderful and sweet words and I hope you know how much I appreciate it. I was kind of in a bummer mood when I wrote that and you all turned that around so quickly. It was an excellent reminder that we should all find peace with our little quirksโ€ฆ itโ€™s what makes us different, makes us beautiful and usually no one notices what the cause of our insecurity is anyway. Just proof that Iโ€™m 100% girl and I too have my moments of feeling less-than-fab. Iโ€™ll definitely stay on the road with finding peace with my bumpy schnoz ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you again for making my night <3 Such a beautiful, classy and amazing group of bloggys you are ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

Today has been pretty standard in the eats department, but on the exciting front, the cafe has a name ๐Ÿ™‚

I couldnโ€™t wait to break out the mesquite that I had ordered (it came yesterday!)

 mesquite (for info on mesquite, check out this website)

Contrary to what it might sound like, mesquite doesnโ€™t taste like BBQ. It has a sweet, almost-carob flavor and I added it to todayโ€™s breakfast cookie:


This baby had:

-1/2 C multigrain oats

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-1 T almond butter

-1 T mesquite

-1 t cinnamon

-pinch sea salt

-1 smashed banana

-almond milk

-and as always, foodgasms ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, I gave up sweets for Lent. Iโ€™m not including bfast cookies in the sweets category, but am just going to try to keep them from being dessert-y (by not adding chocolate chips, Stevia, etc)

I hit up the gym with Ashley (biceps and triceps), then came home for an egg puff:


and went in for a Friday facial ๐Ÿ˜€ I got the usual honey-almond scrub and tried a new peel today- the seaweed mask.

This isnโ€™t me in the pic, but itโ€™s exactly what the seaweed mask looked like:

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The entire mask is peeled off when it dries and it looks like your face ๐Ÿ˜‰

I talked on the phone with the cafe owner for a little while, and we both were in total agreement about the name for the cafe.

There were SO many amazing, witty and creative suggestions, but the one we decided to roll with is:



and in small print underneath that: Gluten-free Raw Organic Original Vegan Eats

Would you eat there?!

I totally would ๐Ÿ˜€

Bethany, please send me an email and weโ€™ll get a contract send out to ya, then Iโ€™ll get your $50 worth of health food store goodies and macaroons in the mail.

Thank you again to everyone for your wonderful suggestions!!

(The online bakery has a different name and will be up and running by mid-April as well)

Off to train a client <3



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  1. Mari B on February 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Love the name!!! And never noticed any nose bumpiness either, you’re gorgeous, so it just adds to your gorgeousness! Perfection is highly overated, and impossible ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. LEM on February 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I LOOOVEEE THE NAME!!! congratulations I`m really happy for everything that has been going on in your life, and how everything starts to “fall together” Itยดs amazing to work doing something you love!!…or instead of work, its just getting paid for something you love to do!! yey!

  3. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on February 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I really like the name! There were so many creative ones I bet it was hard to pick. The seaweed mask sounds amazing

  4. Erin Alexandria on February 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I really loved that name!!

  5. Kalli@fitandfortysomething on February 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    That is a great name! Wowwwww! Love it…..Yes I would eat there.

  6. Karyn on February 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    great name! i’d totally eat there. too bad that youre about a billion miles away from where i am haha

  7. Danielle (Coffee Run) on February 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    That’s such a great name! Congrats ๐Ÿ˜€
    I totally agree about everyone having their quirks. I have a bigger, bumpy schnoz too (and mine was broken & went unfixed). I used to be a little self conscious about it but now I wouldn’t dream of getting plastic surgery. The way I see it, I can smell better than other people. And in other countries I’d be totally popular ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. KelseyJ on February 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Love the name!

  9. Neiko on February 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm


  10. Bethany on February 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    This is a little silly, but I wanted to log on and say thank you to all the people making such nice comments about the name. This has made my week!!! The readers of the fitnessista are such sweeties — a great online community. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      amen to that.. we’ve got an awesome group of ladies (and gents) up in herrre ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. sandy on February 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    cool name! i would for sure eat there!!

  12. Aleksis on February 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    OMG SO CUTE! Yay for originality! She totally deserved to win! And omg am I blind? but I have never noticed any ‘bump’ on your nose…so stop that! LOL

  13. Mary on February 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    PERFECT name! And your nose doesn’t even appear to have a bump to me. I would’ve never guessed it’d been broken.

  14. Amanda on February 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Love the name! You are beautiful ! Is there any way you would ever post pictures from your wedding? I am marrying into the Military this May and reading your blog has helped me with the worrys of him being deployed and how I will manage to stay healthy when having to move around so much! You are amazing!

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      hey amanda!
      here are some wedding shots:
      thank you so much for reading and hooray for being a near future military wife- i’m so excited for you!

      • Amanda on February 19, 2010 at 9:09 pm

        Beautiful pictures! Thank you! I am very excited for our new married adventures ๐Ÿ™‚ I may just blog about it! xoxox

  15. Jenn @ Livewellfit on February 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    GROOVE is fantastic! Perfection! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am so glad that the bummer mood from yesterday is finit. We are all such honest, real individuals here and offering respect and support is just as important as sharing ideas, tips, food and health!

  16. Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN on February 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Love it! Not that I ever doubted you would pick a great name…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Becky @ flybynyght on February 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I’m not vegan, or vegetarian, but I would completely eat there! With a name like G.R.O.O.V.E, the marketing and advertising ideas are endless! Good luck!

  18. Ashlei on February 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I love the name GROOVE! Very cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I have that mesquite and always throw some on top of my yogurt in the mornings. It’s so good ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Jessie @ thehappinessinhealth on February 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Yay, congrats! How exciting! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Amara on February 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Just have to say I’m so happy for you (and jealous at the same time!) that you get to do this cafe and bakery. I know you’ve worked hard for it, so live it up ’cause you’re living the dreams of a few of us!

  21. Stephanie on February 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    You are gorgeous…don’t listen to those nose haters..they’re just jealous:) I have a big nose and get self conscious about it sometimes but it’s what God gave me and I’m rollin’ with it!:) Props to Bethany! What an AWESOME name! I love it! It’s hip, fun AND tells the message of your cafe all at the same time.

  22. Ian on February 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    In agreement that the name is fantastic! And I love the allusion to a wonderful song in your post title ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on February 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I love, love, love the name!

  24. Heather on February 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Congrats Bethany! I knew you were onto something when I read your comment. Kudos to you! [:

    And Gina…you are so incredibly beautiful as you are. I never even noticed anything wrong with your nose. It is just one part of your 100% gorgeous and healthy physique. [:

  25. Melissa on February 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I noticed G.R.O.O.V.E. when it was posted in the comments. Perfect!! I would TOTALLY eat there! Congratulations, Bethany!

    Go, Gina, Go!

  26. Raya on February 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Love the name I think it’s perfect!! Can’t wait to try some of your macaroons!! And p.s. I think your nose is super cute.

  27. Brenna on February 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Such a fantastic name for the cafe! Love it! I am dying to try some of your raw chocolate chip cookies- after lent is over, of course ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Leena on February 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    oh, i love that name! such a great idea! i would totally eat there!! good job bethany ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) on February 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    That name is fantastic! short and sweet! congrats to you again!

  30. Emilyeatsclean on February 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Love the name!!!! Can’t wait to visit your website when it’s up and running!


  31. Catherine on February 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Loves it! I feel like that name totally embodies you too… from organic eats to Zumba love. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Nikki on February 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks for being so awesome and inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚ me and a friend are making a Whole Foods trip tomorrow to buy some of your fave ingredients!!

    So my question: Do you take any vitamin supplements? If so which ones and what do you think are good ones for women to take? Is a calcium supplement really worth it for our “weak” bones?


    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm

      hey nikki!
      thanks so much for reading the little bloggy ๐Ÿ™‚
      the vitamins i take are here:
      for women, i just suggest a women’s plant based multivitamin (whole foods has a great one, the 365 brand) but other than that, to check with a doc to see if others are needed
      have fun shopping!

  33. Gina G on February 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    o my goodness that name is perfect! i love it! =)

  34. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on February 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Awesome name!!! Congrats!! I truly cannot wait for the online bakery though!

  35. Stephanie on February 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for posting about the mesquite..I’ve been wondering what it was! lol
    Love the name GROOVE..I’d def eat there and WISH I lived close so I could!
    I also never noticed a thing about the bump. at first I was like “huh what bump”
    You are so beautiful!

  36. Jenn ( on February 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Love the name GROOVE! That’s awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚


  37. Pure2raw twins on February 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Congrats on the name! Very cute. Cant wait till we can come visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Annie on February 19, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Woah! Love, love, love the name. Congrats Bethany and congrats on moving forward with the plans!

  39. Jaclyn on February 19, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Gina thanks to you I’m now hooked on carob and maca and (i think?) nutritional yeast. I want to try mesquite too! I went to this pizza social after an orientation tonight and totally pocketed the leftover little packets of red chile flakes, (that are for the pizza) and put one all over my salad beast tonight. Hahah I totally thought of you with that one ๐Ÿ˜‰ K; need to get me some mesquite!! Do you think I can get it at WF in bulk?

  40. heather clark on February 20, 2010 at 12:34 am

    i really love the name too!

  41. Megan on February 20, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Woo! Love the name and I would totally get my eat on there ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see you launch this new restaurant off!

  42. amber on February 20, 2010 at 10:02 am

    i love that name. you picked a good one! congrats again gina, i’m sure you have a successful idea on your hands!

  43. Ariane on February 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    that is the perfect name! it puts across what the business is, and it totally fits you with your zumba-ness and dance history! the bakery is going to be so successful, and i can’t wait till the online store is up & running ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. All Women Stalker on February 22, 2010 at 10:29 am

    That’s such a kick-ass name for the cafe! Congratulations, Bethany! That pic with the seaweed facial’s making me want to get one for myself.

  45. Teisha on February 23, 2010 at 7:56 am

    That name rocks ! It is SO original and I love it ! Congrats Bethany ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Kenzie on August 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

    When is there a Groove opening near me in Houston? Your oatmeal looks amazing.. and I could go for a facial about now! I’m so due for one.. I love your concept for the cafe and would be there all the time if there was one close! YUM!
    Propane Burners

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