Mardi Party

Hiiiiii friends! How are you? Hope you’re having a great morning.

After our day of workshops and dancing, we had a Mardi Gras party at a Jax club.

mardi

You get the idea Winking smile

Needless to say, this morning we were all moving a little slowly.

Green juice to the rescue:

juice

(green apple, spinach, parsley, lemon)

+ gluten-free oats with Sun Warrior (both brought from home, just asked WF if they’d mind filling a soup bowl with hot water for me) and a crumbled amazeball

oats

We got to the studio, and before today’s dance party and workshop, we were treated to a performance from the DT kids.

MY OTHER VIDEOS

dt kids

They were AMAZING. So cute and could do the crazy floating feet thing way better than I’ll ever be able to  Winking smile

We had another 2 hour dance party and learned some new choreography to songs that just came out- I’m a scary stoked to take them to my classes this week!

Instead of trying to get a quick lunch during our break, we planned ahead and grabbed hot bar this morning:

hot bar

Salad, hummus, chicken, cranberry quinoa, mushrooms and balsamic.

We’re heading back for meetings and then later tonight, it’s chill time with the lovely Lindsey Open-mouthed smile

See you later, friends!

xoxo

Gina

Something to think:

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
–Friedrich Nietzsche

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56 Comments

  1. Jackie @ Baking Charms on February 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I wish they had DT here!! It looks like a super fun workout and it’s cool that all ages can do it 🙂

  2. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on February 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    love the Mardi Gras masks! I bet the kids were so cute!

  3. bojana on February 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    2 thumbs up for Nietzsche!! 🙂

  4. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on February 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I miss the Whole Foods hot bar SO much! I am so jealous you get to be a regular of it.

  5. China on February 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I wish I lived closer to you (instead of in Georgia! :P) – I would love to come to your classes and hire you to be my trainer. You’re so motivating and inspiring!!!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

      aww thanks girl! which part of georgia are you in?

      • China on February 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

        Just outside of Atlanta. If I’d found your blog sooner (discovered it right before Christmas), I totally would have made a trip to Valdizzy just to meet you! Not trying to sound like a creepy stalker or anything – you just seem very fun and motivating. 🙂

        • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

          well we visit atlanta often so maybe we can meet up one of these days!

  6. Alana on February 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I made the egg puff for the first time today!! Awesome! Thanks Gina! Have a blast today!

  7. Carolyn on February 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Ha, you are scary stocked and I am just scared! I swear the hot bar never looks so tasty to me as it does on the internet. Maybe we’ll have to go together sometime.

  8. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on February 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    What a fun night! Look at you planning ahead and getting WF hot bar – how fitting! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

      i paid the price the day before… we waited at the one ocean restaurant for 40 minutes (and had to be back in 40) and ended up eating the chicken breast and veggies with my hands while running back to the studio! it was a disaster

  9. Ashley on February 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    nothing like a green juice to the rescue after a late night! : )

  10. Ne on February 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    The dancing sounds fun! and the studio looks awesome!!

    Who’s ‘we’? You refer to them throughout the post, I may be a little confused.

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:33 am

      sorry for being confusing! my dt friends and i

  11. staygold on February 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Hey Gina –

    As a long-time vegetarian/pescatarian transitioning to perhaps including more (high quality) meat in my diet, I’m wondering if in a future post you could talk a little about about what changes (if any?) you’ve noticed since you decided to start eating chicken, or if you think about eating other animal protein? I’ve slowly been cutting back on my carbs (even the whole grain ones) and trying to eat mainly vegetables and protein (with treats of course!) and it’s making a pretty significant difference in terms of my ability to maintain my happy size.

    Basically I’d just love to hear your thoughts/reflections on that decision of yours 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:33 am

      i don’t think i’m going to post an update and open that can of worms again, but i will tell ya:
      -i feel amazing, like this is how i’m supposed to be eating. 100% sure that my decision was the right one (for me)
      -i have no desire whatsoever to add in any more animal protein. chicken, fish, eggs and goat dairy are doing the trick nicely 🙂 my energy is fantastic and i have abs again, haha

  12. Mandy (theamazonprincess) on February 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    So fun! I’m thinking about making Amazeballs later…finally. 😉

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

      doooooo it

  13. hippierunner on February 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    The quote made me smile! Have fun!

  14. Aylin @ GlowKitchen on February 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Ahhhhhh ever since I moved to Turkey, I think the only thing I’ve missed is a Whole Foods bar! Not one grocery store here has any conception of health. Organic? Never. Fruit juice without sugar? Absolutely not. Nut butters w/o sugar? Unheard of. A juice bar? The nation is laughing at me.

    But the produce is glorious!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

      at least you can make your own of all of those things (nut butters, juice)- i can’t even imagine what the produce markets are like. eat a fig for me, mmm k?

  15. kt on February 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I love the positive energy of your blog! It is so uplifting. Congratulations to you for doing what you love! 🙂

  16. Sana on February 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I always get free hot water for some teaa 🙂

  17. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on February 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Well, being from Louisiana, obviously I LOVE the idea of that party! I’ve hosted many a Mardi Gras party myself throughout the years 🙂

  18. Susanne on February 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    DT looks like a blast! I wish there was one near me [SIGH]. Love the Nietzsche quote!

  19. Maryann (The Balanced Bean) on February 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Nothing beats the WF hot bar 🙂

  20. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on February 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Oh the DT pics look great! Kids and being able to do the floaty feet things (or just about anything) super well…yeah, when I look at kids doing yoga and see their flexibility, I am like how I WISH i had been exposed to yoga when I was a kid. At least I am exposing Skylar 🙂

    The Mardi party pic. I am sure you had an awesome time! Hopefully there were some unmentioned shenanigans.

    Have fun with Lindsay and enjoy the rest of the DT meetings and classes!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

      there were LOTS of unmentioned shenanigans. hahah

  21. Lauren- HungryDancer on February 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Kids can do everything better then us older people!!!! Still wishing they had DT in LA!!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

      open one! 🙂

  22. Ari @ ThE DiVa DiSh on February 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Mmmmmm wholefoods! I am craving a hot bar right now 🙂

  23. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on February 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Laughing and dancing is THE way to live life 🙂

  24. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on February 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Dangggg girl I would die for some WF hotbar right now! You are a lucky ducksky. Slash I love mardi gras, one year I will make it down to New Orleans to celebrate!

  25. Jerri on February 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Congrats on the (as you call it) “biznazz” and for you and the pilot getting to live in Tuscon!!! I saw this recipe and thought you would like to make it with organic honey or even agave. If you try it out, please post and let me know how it was and the changes you made to it!

    Jerri

    http://greenlitebites.com/2011/02/20/avocado-chocolate-pudding/#more-5856

  26. Emma on February 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Dance Trance!!! Wohoo!!! Pleazzze come to the UK and teach me! 🙂

  27. Krista on February 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I just want to DANCE! Sadly, Turbofire is the closest I get these days. I am thinking DT is just what Fargo needs! : )

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

      open one!

  28. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on February 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    That’s an intense green juice mixture! It sounds like it would be so sour! I always need to have banana in my green juices to sweeten them up. 😛

  29. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on February 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I bet the kids were really cute!

    Hot bar looks amazing as usual – have fun tonight!

  30. Namaste Gurl on February 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Love all the looks of your pictures and does 🙂 Have a good evening, girl!

  31. Nat @ nataliecartertalksfitness on February 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Delicious salad and great blog x

  32. Amanda (Eating Up) on February 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Your WF bar concoctions always look like the best ones!

  33. Stephanie on February 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I have issues with kids dancing or singing. Invariably, it makes me want to cry. Even when it’s a funny dance, I start tearing up. I’m just such a mushball when I’m watching kids!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

      hahah awwww!

      • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

        whenever i watch kids, my ovaries cry, but not my face 😉 haha

  34. ezzie on February 27, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    the whole foods hot bar meal boxes always look fabulous! I have yet to try it myself… must.try.soon!

  35. elizabeth on February 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Hey G! I have a reader request for you… could you give some tips for people who are attending an even like this (or for people going to events like a Zumba training or convention)? I don’t really know how to eat for these all-day stop/start physical activity. It’s not like a race where you go, run, and get on with your day.

    Your Gina expertise would be very welcome!!

    Hope you had a great day!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

      that’s a great idea for a post- i think quite a few fellow instructors read the bloggy and we could all talk about it 🙂
      it’s definitely a little tricky to fuel- you want to make sure you have enough, but working out with a food baby isn’t very fun 😉

  36. Mac on February 28, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Wahoo Mardi Gras! Coming up soon 🙂

  37. blackhuff on February 28, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Cool pics about the dancing.
    I miss making smoothies. My Smoothie maker broke a while ago 🙁

  38. Hotchick on February 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I’m sad that you don’t update as often anymore:(

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

      it was just for the weekend- i was at the whims of other people 🙂 i’m back to normal now!

  39. Christin@purplebirdblog on February 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I WF hot barred it up last night… gotta get my fix! 😀

  40. Laura @ prettylittlewords on February 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Ohhhh I love the WF hot bar 😀

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