Heyyyyy 😀 How’s your day treating ya? Mine has been pretty bueno. The Pilot would be proud- I was a packing MACHINE while he was at work today!

I also may have gotten rid of some of his grungy old shirts… he’ll never miss them. Heh heh. 😉

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(Apologies to anyone sporting a Titanic shirt right now)

For lunch I wanted something COLD, so I busted out an old favorite:

ice cream

Chocolate Cherry Bomb Protein Ice cream!

-1 bananner

-1 C frozen organic black cherries

-1 scoop Sun Warrior

-1 C almond milk

-1 T raw cacao powder

-2/3 t xanthan gum

-Stevia, cinnamon and maca (I may or may not sing macarena to myself as I get the maca bag out of the pantry. Nothing like bringing back an old, highly over-played classic, eh?)

-cacao nibs

+ kale chips snacked on throughout the day


Don’t let the small plate fool ya. Yesterday, the dehydrator was full. Today, it is empty. That is all 😀

After pack-stravaganza (and tossing TONS of old beauty supplies and pantry food that we’re not going to use or is on it’s last limb), I came to Bizzle for an afternoon pick-me-up.


Grande 2-pump pumpkin spice latte with no whip and ALMOND MILK!!!!!

My little bro’s girlfriend (who works at the Bizzle in AZ) told me that they have no prob if you bring your own milk. Just to be sure, I called Starbucks before I came down here (to spare myself of unnecessary almond milk travel) and they were so cool about it!!!! 12 oz is the perfect size for a grande 😉 Maybe Bizzle will get the hint and start offering almond milk… until then, I’m gonna bring my own in a little water bottle 🙂

My fall just got a thousand times better <3

Now, I’m chilling at Bizzle, working on the playlist for tomorrow’s Zumbathon. I’m adding 3 songs that I’ve never taught before (but know the songs like the back of my hand) so let’s hope it rocks and isn’t an epic disaster. I’m envisioning it as a huge success- that always seems to help 😀 (Before a race or big event, picture it in your brain going EXTREMELY well! Life can often imitate what we want it to turn out like)


(almost there- I’ll post the full playlist tomorrow)

I was going to do a Fashion Friday post this afternoon, but I’m not really feeling it today. Maybe it’s because I haven’t showered yet, have unkempt hair and am wearing the same yoga pants and tee I was packing boxes in all morning? Not feeling too fashionable at this moment, but I promise an epic Fashion Friday post next week.

Next week is going to be a big week on the bloggy – lots of changes going down around here 😀 (Also, maybe a macaroon giveaway on Monday? I still owe Sana some roons and have extra supplies….)

The moving talk and life limbo will be over soon- thanks for hanging out with me <3



Something to talk about: What fitness events do you have going on this weekend? Take it as a chance to try something new that you didn’t have time for during the week (a new class, rock climbing, long walk with the pups), or as an opportunity to wind down and recover <3

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  1. Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa on September 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I’m running my first 10k tomorrow! I am super excited to do something new and challenging.

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm

      good luck!!

  2. Elise on September 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Short 4.5 mile run for me this morning. Prepping for the Disney Princess in February. You’re blog turned me onto this race. Previous to this I have done ZERO running since college. The jury is still out as to whether I thank you or not ;-p

    Have a great weekend and watch out for icebergs =D

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2010 at 12:54 pm

      i’m debating running it again. i don’t even like running anymore but it’s such a fun race i’m thinking about doing it anyway 😉 haha

  3. Tayla on September 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    What do you think about the organic soymilk starbucks offers? What a genius idea to bring your own milk 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

      i’m not a fan of soy, but its a great option for those that love it 🙂

  4. Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun on September 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I just had my first Cross Country meet today and did great! (Thanks to your advice!) I came in 23rd out of 50 and actually got a medal! (Not that I am bragging or anything, just throwing that out there. Haha!) 😉

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm

      whoo hoo!!! CONGRATS!

  5. Katie (Sweet Tater) on September 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    iiii had that shirt too. haahaha. i saw it 12 times… IN THE THEATRE. :[

  6. zoe on September 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

    oh my god i am SO excited about that almond milk bit!!!!!! i work at starbucks (and am vegan) and really dislike their soy — it’s WAY too sweet. but when i want a tea latte it’s all i have to use and i often mind myself thinking “if only i had almond milk…” good to know i can bring it into work and have drinks!

  7. Xtina on September 12, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Starbucks’ soy milk tastes like I am drinking a cup of processed sugar. Yuck!

    I have a question…
    When starting your blog, did you ever struggle with starting it and the reaction you would get from your friends and family? For instance, if they thought it was “dumb” or amazing, etc. I want to start a healthy living blog but I am not sure if I would want my friends or family to have access to it. :\

    Also, where did you get your shiba!??!

    • Fitnessista on September 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      yeah, i don’t love their soy milk, either.
      definitely worried about telling people about the blog! when i first told the pilot, he kinda laughed. after it started to grow and they could see what it was about, everyone has been so positive about it
      our shiba is from texas 🙂 we bought her from a family breeder and she flew on a plane to us in tucson

  8. jenna on September 13, 2010 at 8:56 am

    thank you os much for letting us know you took your almond milk to sbux!!! 🙂 so excited! I hate soy milk blech! 🙂 woot woot!

  9. kathleen on October 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Just a heads up. Pumpkin spice lattes are NOT vegan. There is a milk derivative in the pumpkin spice syrup they use. So if you are trying to avoid milk & its derivatives, you can’t by just using soy or almond milk =(

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