Make a wish

Happy humpday and leap year! I feel like we should make a wish on leap year- it just seems like a lucky day πŸ˜‰


Some ordinary lucky oats:


a fancy salad that I whipped up:

super spinach

(Oh Joe the Trader, I appreciate you so much)

and a new-to-me lunch wrap combo.


I was in the mood for sweet and savory, so I combined some turkey, Dijon mustard, a sliced apple and greens, and wrapped it up in a brown rice tortilla

wrap ingredients

+ tea and the sad remnants of the carrot bag.


Crunchy, sweet, savory, filling. Boom.

Off to take Bell to the groomer’s- she needs it!

Have a great day <3



Something to do: After yesterday’s Tabata class, this is a little daunting to me:


I thought I’d share the quads of fire with ya πŸ˜‰



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  1. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on February 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I like the addition of the apple to your wrap – I’ve never thought of doing that before. I love sweet + savory, though, so I bet it’s a great combo! Sounds like an awesome leg workout; can’t wait to give it a shot. Thanks!

  2. Kerry @ Totes My Oats on February 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I have been adding apple to so many savory dishes lately! It’s a yummy addition! Can’t wait to see a pic of Bella all sas-a-frassed!

  3. Shannon from Healthiful Balance on February 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    You always have such yummy looking eats! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing the workout!

  4. Liz @ Southern Charm on February 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Ohhhh I want that wrap NOW! Haha. It looks so amazing and refreshing!

  5. Amanda on February 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I love apple on so many things. Been making apple and turkey sandwiches for years. People always think it’s a weird combo until they try it. Delicious.

  6. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on February 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Haha I love that someecard! I always felt bad for people who’s birthday is on a leap year- I hope their friends and family always make it a priority to celebrate regardless! And I love that salad! It’s hard to find but whenever it’s at TJs I’m sure to snap it up! I like the idea of adding mustard and apple to a wrap too- great sweet/salty combo!

  7. Ashley on February 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    can you suggest an at-home substitution for the leg press? I work out at home and can do the rest of the workout with the basic equipment I have (i.e. bench, dumbell, stability ball, etc.)


    • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Weighted squats and single leg squats should do the trick πŸ™‚

  8. on February 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    ahh i miss trader joes so much πŸ™ sad. love that tabata workout! i think i might try it today!

  9. Laura @ She Eats Well on February 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I JUST ate that TJs salad yesterday. The dressing is so delicious! I really liked that one and went back to TJs after work to pick some more up and they were sold out. Le sigh!

  10. Anna on February 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I LOVE the Super Spinach Salad from TJ’s! On a recent trip to Phoenix I had it twice because it was SO good! πŸ™‚

  11. Anna on February 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Have you tried the Carrot Miso Dressing from the Crazy Sexy Diet book? It tastes very similar to the TJ’s dressing but has way less oil. It is amazing! I’m from Canada and there are no Trader Joe’s here so I was so happy to find this recipe and now I have my own Super Spinach Salad’s whenever I want πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      No I haven’t tried any of the recipes in it- it’s really hard to read on the kindle :/ I’ll see if I can decipher it!

  12. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on February 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I love your workout titles Gina!! This one sounds great, especially the pulses in the leg pressed – ow OWWW!

  13. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign on February 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    That wrap sounds amazing! I might be making one of those for dinner.

  14. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run on February 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I need to try the brown rice tortillas. I’ll get them next time I hit the Joe. Your wrap looks yummy. I may have added hummus though πŸ™‚

  15. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on February 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Cute workout idea! πŸ™‚ No Olivia pictures today?

  16. Mara@ What's For Dinner? on February 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    My BFF turns 8 today πŸ™‚ I’ve known her since she was 3 1/2 πŸ™‚

  17. Whitney @ Whit likes fit on February 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    That wrap looks so good. I wish I had it for my lunch today.

  18. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on February 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I hate how walking up the stairs is a-okay after an intense leg workout, but the way down. Wow…not so much lol

  19. Catherine on February 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    How sore is too sore? I have been doing some leg workouts lately that make it literally difficult to stand up from a chair or go downstairs. It’s pretty painful, but I keep pushing through and doing that same workout. Is there an amount of soreness that indicates you’ve overdone it, especially if you’re starting working out again after a long hiatus?

    • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      2 questions for ya:
      How often are you working out your legs?
      Are you stretching or foam rolling?

  20. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on February 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I never thought of adding apples to a turkey wrap, but I bet it’s delicious!!

  21. Shelly on February 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Saw this and thought of you – they look DELISH!

    • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      I need those in my life πŸ™‚

  22. Ali @ Peaches and Football on February 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I could definitey go for one of those wraps!

    It must be fun but sad to have a birthday today. Fun because it’s unique and it only occurs every 4 years – also sad because you don’t really get to celebrate on your birthday each year. I like how a lot of places offer cool discounts or free night stays if your birthday falls today.

    Also – for any single ladies whose bf’s haven’t popped the question (like me??), Leap Year is the day women pop the question on men. Makes you wonder if there will be fun stories to hear from people tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  23. Amy on February 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I’ve always been a huge fan of Leap Day. Then 4 years and a few weeks ago I decided I didn’t want to plan the big wedding anymore and wanted to elope. DH wasn’t down for that, so we talked about just moving up the date and having a smaller wedding. I told him that Leap Day was coming up and we could have an anniversary once every 4 years, our Moms were available to come down for it, and we went for it. People always ask if it was his idea because they say it seems like such a guy thing to do lol. It made life easier for me and it is much easier to remember for me this way.

    • Amy on February 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Opps today is our first anniversary, but 4th year of marriage!

      • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        Happy anniversary! πŸ™‚

  24. Caitlin @ Cake with Love on February 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I am currently doing the Brazillian Butt workout from team Beachbody so I will give the leg workout a try since I would like to target this area more, getting ready for my upcoming vacation in Mexico. Turkey and appleas are really good together, our local grocery store have this combo on the lunch menu!

  25. Luvena on February 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Gina! Your oatmeal looks SUPER yummy! What is in that bowl of yummieness? That whole day of eats look AMAZING but I could honestly have oats all day and be one happy girl :o). Love your blog by the way. I enjoy reading it. Thanks for all the great eats, workout and everything else! Have a great once every four years day.

    • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks, girl! Oats, almond milk, sun warrior, berries and almond butter πŸ™‚

  26. Valerie @ FreshMutz on February 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Your lunch looks like what I have been craving for dinner minus the apple plus melted almond cheese. However, I have a giant pot of soup that can’t go to waste.

    I’ve never really taken to Trader Joes (no particular reason though), but by the looks of your salad, I should. How do their BR tortillas stack up against Food for Life? I love the FFL ones, nice and chewy which I have found to be rare with gluten-free breads etc.

  27. adrienne on February 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Gina, First I want to say I love reading your blog. You are so positive and it shows in your writing. I have a question on the Brown Rice Tortillas πŸ™‚ I love those – they are so delicious and I eat them all the time! Whenever I heat them up in the microwave they break apart. I have a hard time using them for burrito’s and wraps because I make such a mess! Your wrap looks perfect and it made me wonder how do you get them to cooperate?

    • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you, Adrienne, and thank you so much for reading πŸ™‚
      How long are you heating them? I usually do 30 secs out of the freezer

  28. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness on February 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Your oatmeal looks so good! I am craving it now. Thanks for the lovely food pics as always:)

  29. natalie @ southern fit foodie on February 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I love putting apples and pears on my savory sandwiches! So yummy!

    That leg workout looks killer – I’m definitely going to have to do that one!

  30. Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon on February 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Apple slices are one of my favorite add-ins to a sandwich!! They add such a nice sweet crunch. My favorite combo is pumpkin hummus, apple, caramelized onion, and baby spinach!

  31. Steph @ funnygirltales on February 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Oooh! Love that wrap combo. Must try soon. Another sweet + savory combo of mine is granny smith apples with a little feta on each slice. Like baked brie but better (in my opinion) and a bit lighter.

  32. Karlee on February 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    teach me how to wrap a wrap like that.

    • Fitnessista on February 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Ok πŸ™‚

  33. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on February 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Random but I love that plate your sandwich is on…how cute! πŸ™‚

  34. Kathryn B on February 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Brown Rice Tortillas are THE BEST. I am on a one-woman mission to make sure everyone knows this – thank you for supporting the cause πŸ™‚

  35. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on February 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I love turkey and apple on a sandwich together! I also like to add honey mustard and sharp cheddar. πŸ˜€

  36. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on February 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Apple is one of my favorite things to add to a salad, but i”ve never tried it in a wrap!

  37. Rebecca on March 1, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Oh my – why didn’t I ever think about apples on a wrap? That sounds fabulous! I’ll definitley be trying that this weekend. Thanks for the idea!!

  38. Jessica @ kiwiyogirunner on February 20, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Haha stairs after an intense leg workout are the worst! I work at a busy restaurant with stairs and going up and down all night with heavy plates and cutlery definitely makes me think twice before I destroy my legs too much with running/squats now πŸ™‚

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