Luon for a Cause

Hi friends! How are ya? Hope your morning has been fab.

I started my day off working out with two of my favorite ladies:

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Chalene and Zuzana 🙂

There wasn’t enough time to hit up the gym or a class, so I did a lovely 45-minute workout in the living room.

-30 minutes of the TurboFire 45EZ DVD


Halo of Sweat Workout on BodyRock

It was so fun to bust out TurboFire again, and for the BodyRock workout, I finished the first set and was thinking “Hmmph. That wasn’t to so bad.” By the second set, I was QUIVERING. That put me in my place pretty quickly 😉

Breakfast was delicious, considering what I had to work with:


(We did a pretty good job of cleaning in the fridge! Just in case of emergency, I still have a giant block of goat cheese. The lemon wedge is in there because it keeps the fridge smelling fresh)

I decided to bust out this pack of protein I picked up at Whole Paycheck yesterday, since I’m waiting for my Sun Warrior to get here and the mere thought of the Standard Process dairy-free makes me ill.hemp

I was a little apprehensive because 97% of the time, hemp protein tastes like you just bit into a tree branch.

This one was actually pretty good!


Inspired by Katie’s Banana Bread in a Bowl and Kath’s cereal smoothie, I blended up 1 C brown rice cereal, 1/2 banana, pack of said protein, 1 C almond milk, and topped with the other half of the banana.

It was lovely- tasted almost like Cocoa Krispies, which was my all-time fave cereal back in the day 😀


Luon for a Cause


I was trying to think of something I could do to help with the relief situation in Japan –watching the news footage is devastating- and remembered the very successful Shop 4 A Cause that Angela has done.

What do you guys think about Luon for a Cause?

I’ll have an auction next Thursday for all of your gently-loved lululemon gear you’d like to donate. If you donate the items, you will also be donating the shipping cost to send your item to the winning bidder. It will be a great way to try out some new fun stuff, especially for those of you who have been wanting to try lululemon.

100% of the proceeds will go to Red Cross <3

If you would like to participate, please send a pic of what you’d like to donate (no damages, please!) and a description with the size to fitnessista at gmail dot com subject: Luon for a Cause

I’m off to an appointment, then hitting the road to Phoenix!
See ya there 😀



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  1. chocolate-covered katie on March 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Wow, you are SO incredibly sweet. Truly, to organize this. I don’t own any Lululemon, but it really warms my heart that there are such kindhearted people like you in this world, Gina!

    And thanks for the sweet shout out. I’ve seen that protein powder but never tried it. But ohmigosh cocoa crispies! Love how they turned the milk into chocolate!

  2. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    what a great idea! especially because I LOVE me some lululemon and of course my lil college self can’t afford it!

  3. dee on March 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    this is a great idea! u rock gina!

  4. Melissa @ TryingToHeal on March 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    oh i like that hemp protein! i tried it years ago and have yet to find it anywhere near me…i’ll have to keep an eye out for it again!

  5. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    This is a great idea! Every little bit really does help. 🙂

  6. Alexa on March 16, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Im so excited for the auction…

    Speaking of lulu for a cause…

    I wish there was something we could do for the Bethesda girls..

    So so sad, I cant think about it, it makes me sick.

    • Fitnessista on March 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

      It broke my heart- many tears were shed on Sunday. I can’t even imagine

  7. Sherry on March 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Lulu for a cause is a great idea!!

    I have been wanting to try the turbo fire workouts but I looked into it and it’s $120 for the set. I can’t really afford that right now, do you know where I could maybe buy the dvd’s individually and if so which one would you recommend buying first? Thanks for your input!

    Your awesome and your blog inspires me everyday. Thanks for what you are doing and know that so many of your readers appreciate it!

  8. julia on March 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Gina,
    I’m from Japan, and all of my family currently live in Japan (though Im in CA) and though I have been fortunate that all my loved ones are safe, the situation there saddens me deeply. I just wanted to say thank you so much for putting on this auction. Thank you so much for extending a loving and helping hand to those in need, when you could have easily done nothing. I’m touched and though I don’t have any clothes to donate, I would like to support this cause. You are awesome. Thank you.

    • Fitnessista on March 16, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      thank you for your sweet comment <3 the situation over there breaks my heart into a thousand pieces, and i'm so happy to hear that all of your loved ones are safe.

  9. Christin@purplebirdblog on March 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I don’t own any Lulu wear or else I’d be all over this. And I’ve also had that same hemp protein before and was totally impressed! 🙂

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