Mexi Meal for Two

Heyyyyy 😀 Happy Monday! Hope the rest of your weekend went well! <3

A couple of biznazz things:

1. A few people have let me know that my posts aren’t showing up in their RSS feed. It might have happened because I switched hosts—does anyone know how to fix it? I have techie issues. It’s a wonder that I have a blog 😉

2. For those of ya’ll who missed the Sun Warrior promo last week because we ran out so quickly, we’re running it again. Orders will ship next Monday and the first 100 to order will get some chia seeds to sample. There are 150 bags of Sun Warrior and they’ll go fast! *click here to get in on the Sun Warrior action 

How AWESOME were the Emmy’s last night?!?

The opening was hilarious, Jimmy Fallon was amazing, and the fashion was lovely.

Some faves:

Lea Michele

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ALL of the Glee girls looked stunning


Elisabeth Moss

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While watching the Emmy’s, we feasted on a Mexi Meal for Two.

Build Your Own Burritos! 😀


For the filling, we had

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Veggie mix:

-Sauteed onion, zucchini, bell pepper, mushrooms, green chilies, jalapenos, with sea salt, pepper, cumin, chile powder, paprika, cayenne and Garlic Gold

-Organic chicken, cheese and chipotle rice for the Pilot

-Chips and salsa for dipping

I built my burrito on a brown rice tortilla– the Pilot used flour tortillas


+ organic greens

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+ veggie mix

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It was absolutely glorious.

Build Your Own meals are perfect for on-the-fly dinners. The whole meal took me 25 minutes to put together. Pizza, tacos and burritos are great choices for build your own meals and I’d imagine they’d be excellent for larger families.

Well I’m off to make some bfast, hit up the gym and then get started on organizing the pantry *shudders* and packing my closet *double shudders*

See ya later today!



Something to talk about: Any great moving tips?? We’ve done the moving thang quite a few times, but any tips or advice on how to make it an easier process would be very appreciated <3

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet on August 30, 2010 at 10:08 am

    The only moving tip I have is to get rid of EVERYTHING you can!

    And yu RSS feed comes up for me, but it comes up really late – like almost 2-3 hours after you post. I usually click on your posts from Twitter. 🙂

  2. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on August 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I love burrito nights and make-your-own pizza nights. It is super easy to throw together and we each get exactly what we want!

    Packing tips? Donate as much as possible — the less you need to move, the better. Plus it lets you buy new things when you get to your new place 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

      amen to buying new things 🙂

  3. Courtney @ Ice Cream & Wine on August 30, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I’m starting to pack today too! I have a cross-country move coming up next week (Maryland to California – ahh! Pack room by room – it seems less daunting and it’s easier to track your progress and feel like you’re accomplishing something! Packing is also a great time to see what you actually use and don’t use – donate to charity or get things on craigslist to be sold! Good luck!

  4. Lyssa on August 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Hi Gina!
    I actually live right outside of Orlando and just went through the moving thing this weekend. I’m looking forward to your posts on our lovely little town. A good tip is to go to the ABC store and ask for empty wine boxes with the dividers in them. They are great for packing up glasses.

    Good luck on your move!

  5. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on August 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Looks yummy! Mexican food is the best.

    Good luck with the move, I hope it goes smoothly! The only tip I have is to label your boxes well so you’re not hella confused when it’s time to unpack. But, you probably already know/do that 🙂

  6. Kristina @ spabettie on August 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

    hire someone to pack and move for you! 😉

    okay… just kidding. kind of.

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

      hahah that was the pilot’s idea. and then i said no because i’d rather do it myself for freeeee

  7. Whitney @ Whitinspired on August 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I do a deep purge of everything I don’t want/need a few weeks before I want to start packing. And then I just take it room by room, one a day until it’s done. I tend to get overwhelmed if I leave it all until the last minute.

    Mexi meal looks delicious! There’s nothing better than veggies and a tortilla!!

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

      that’s a good idea. i’ve been slowly getting rid of things i don’t use or need- our goodwill pile is a MOUNTAIN

  8. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on August 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I love Jessica’s tip. I love cleaning out and getting rid of things I haven’t worn in the past year. I try to donate as much stuff as possible. Good luck!

  9. Chelsea Anthony on August 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I guess I’m confused, since I don’t know you well yet; I mean, I know you’re going to Orlando during the deployment, but are you guys out of Valdosta when they return home?? Is your time up here or are you just moving to a new house when they get back?

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

      we’re *supposed* to move when the guys get back, so we’re just going to pack up everything and move out of our condo now. if we don’t move until the summer, we’ll just get an apartment for a few months until we move

  10. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle on August 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

    +1 to labeling things…chances are you won’t unpack everything the day you move in, so it’s super important to know where your toothbrush and your camera charger are!

  11. Jennie on August 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I always have three piles for my clothes: keep, trash and donate. I usually end up donating about 4 bags of clothes each time I move!

    As far as packing in general goes, I try to make a really detailed list room by room of what I need to do. Tedious, but helpful!

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

      excellent idea

  12. allison @ livingoneday on August 30, 2010 at 10:35 am

    i love build-your-own nights! it’s a fun change to dinner and slows things up a bit. i am no help when it comes to packing, although i do recommend being super stingy and getting rid of LOTS of things. trust me, you don’t need it at the next place 🙂

  13. Shanna @ Shanna LIke Banana on August 30, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Pack a box that you can access right away with all your must-haves (a pot, dish set for 2, toiletries, etc).

  14. Felicia on August 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Haha, my boyfriend and I also ate burritos like yours while watching the Emmy’s last night! Hope packing is going well!

  15. Laura on August 30, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Hmm, since it wasn’t that long ago since I did a big ol’ move. My tips would be to write what is in the box on the box (a more detailed list inside the box if you are really good and organized) make sure to keep the things that you know you will need first (basic cooking stuff, clothes, a shower curtain, whatever your I NEED IT NOW stuff is) up front and not buried so you can get to it right away. Make a list of all the contact numbers for your moving service and all the utilities and new location numbers handy so you can get to them when you arrive.

    And just pack things tight. We used ABF U Pack ReloCubes for our move and everything stayed in its place pretty well because we packed it so tight (aka we have that much stuff 😉

    Good luck!

  16. Kirby on August 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    lots of vino helps the process!

  17. Dani on August 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

    We are a military family as well. I usually get rid of/donate things within the 6 months before our move. We use the movers the military pays for. Doesn’t the military pay for movers for you? We have had great luck doing this (only one broken wine glass stem in our move from Hawaii to Maryland and one glass from Maryland to Texas)! The only thing is that you need to watch like a hawk…and pack your own “personal” drawer before the movers get there (’cause ewww…). We also self-pack the more expensive or easy-to-pocket items like computers, game consoles, cameras, etc.

    Happy (and swift) moving!

  18. Jennifer on August 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Moving is definitely good for throwing things that you no longer need/want. We just moved recently and I threw things before I moved and after we moved in to our new place. Definitely label everything and when you move in you can organize the boxes by room. We made it our mission to get everything unpacked and throw out ALL the boxes and you can see everything on the floor after you do this so you can just pretty much clean and find a place for everything.I thought it went a lot faster doing it this way for the unpacking. Oh and make sure to label if something is fragile and if you want it in the car with you so it doesn’t get broken.

  19. Jackie (Army Wife Extraordinaire) on August 30, 2010 at 11:37 am

    My favorite tip I ever got was to use sweaters and pillows as packing material. So if you have a box of books that you don’t want to make too heavy, fill the rest of the box with pillows to hold the shape of the box!

  20. brittany on August 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

    How do you keep your rice tortillas from falling apart. I have tried warming them, folding carefully, etc., but they always end up with a crack in the middle…

  21. Lindsay on August 30, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I’m getting ready to move, too, in October. It’s an awkward amount of time because it’s kind of early, but when you already know you’re moving, you want to get a jump on things. I’ve started, like a lot of people suggested, going through and finding stuff I don’t want anymore. I figured that after that, I’ll pack up the things that I won’t need before the move like winter clothes (though in N.D., I may very well need those things in October).

  22. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on August 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Best tip that I wish I took 4 moves ago: Hire movers.

  23. Jordana on August 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Pay someone to do it, LOL!

  24. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on August 30, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Your posts show up very late after you actually post. Like 1-4 hours afterwards.

    I’ve only moved from home to dorm to home to apartment to home. So not tooo much stuff. If your clothes are going to be packed for very long, leave your clothes on the hangers when you pack, so when you get to your new place you can just plop them back into the closet.

  25. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Morning G! Your dinner from last night looks amazaballs (haha, hi julie;) )!!

    Moving tips: I have moved A LOT in my 28 years and I found that you can never, ever be too organized and that you can never start packing too early.
    1) organize and sift through closets and cupboards before you even think about packing (why pack things you don’t want/ need)
    2) start packing away things you never use/ rarely use first long before moving day (this makes it WAY less over whelming)
    3) label every box & be pretty detailed for the ‘other end’ of your move (who wants to open each box and riffle through when looking for a pan to cook some eggs during your first week in the new place?)
    4) number each box and keep a list of them in a binder (and a summary of what’s in them) w/ all your other moving deet’s (…like the moving company, new utility stuff etc – this way, if anything is lost, you have an idea of what you lost)
    5) keep all your important files locked up in your car, not in a moving box for easy access and to prevent anything from getting lost
    6) don’t pack your coffee maker/ vita or the things you’ll want to be able to use pronto when you get to the other side
    7) pack an over night bag with jammies, clothes and toiletries so you don’t have to go hunting for them in the sea of boxes

    Man! Didn’t intend to write that much, but figure it may help a sista out 😉 -m

  26. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on August 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I was so glad that Elizabeth Moss got it right!!! She’s gotten it wrong before, but last night she looked gorgeous!

  27. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on August 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I just moved out of my parents’ house, and since I don’t have room for a ton in my apartment, my biggest tip is to ask yourself what you REALLY need!! It’s easy to bring stuff you just think you might use, but we all know what we really make good use of 🙂 Hope you have a great day!!

  28. Laury @ thefitnessdish on August 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    When we moved here, we bought like everything new… made it VERY easy!! Next time we move, I will be needing the tips!! Best of luck!!

    Emmys…I loved Claire Daines and Heidi Klum’s dresses the best!

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

      they looked AMAZING!

  29. Lauren on August 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    So stoked on the Sun Warrior!!

  30. vegantickles on August 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve always wondered why you cook separate meals for your husband. Just wondering.

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

      because he eats meat and cheese, i do not. i’m not going to only make food that i want to eat- i’m more than happy for him to eat however he would like, as long as it’s organic

  31. Kate @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey on August 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    We just moved across the country. I agree with the above comments to get rid of whatever you can!! Also, label, label, label. I read a suggestion {somewhere} that said to label all of your boxes with a number and then have a spreadsheet that listed the contents of every box. Kind of wish I had done that now!!

  32. RhodeyGirl on August 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Be a label queen! Write on every single box what is inside, and don’t bring ANYTHING you **might** want to get rid of when you get there. You will regret it!

  33. Heather (Heather's Dish) on August 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    DROOL! i love burritos…yours looks amazing!

  34. Megan (Braise The Roof) on August 30, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Best moving tip I know: know EXACTLY where your bed linens and pillows, towels, and toiletries are packed so that you can take a shower and get some sleep when the move is over. There’s nothing worse than not being able to find shampoo when you’re feeling gross after a move!

    I also made a build-your-own this weekend (fajita style)- it’s the best, especially if you’re cooking for friends!

  35. Tyler on August 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Since it’s not a secret that you are a lady with lots-o-clothes, buy some Space Bags. You can vaccuum the crap out of them and save a TON of space. I would seperate your clothes by season so you can keep it a little more organized. Space Bags are also great for towels, bed linens, curtains, etc. Get some Bed Bath and Beyond coupons and you will save a little too!

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

      ahhhh! i’ve seen those and was wondering if they worked! might have to do it

  36. Lauren on August 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I agree, Make your own anything nights are not only fun, they are always delicious. Our next MYO is going to be a new but exciting one, Sushi! I’ve never tried it but I think it would be a blast

  37. Ashley on August 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Gina! did a whole segment about moving 2 weeks-ish ago, including doing a combined post on their top tips. Really useful!

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

      awesome- thanks!

  38. Angela on August 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Yum – Mexican is my favorite. Its so flavorful, healthy and easy to do.

    Lee Michele was also one of my favs. There were a lot of pretty dress though.

    I’ve moved 5 times in the past 3 years. I’ve never had much in terms of furniture, since I live in a small NYC apartment, but its still tough. Whenever I move I NEVER pack my clothing in boxes, as ghetto as it is, trash bags are so so much easier. Shoes go in suitcases with wheels and then books and home decor go in boxes or in storage boxes (like the ones that go under the bed). Bedding has its own seperate bag and so does towels, it makes it so much easier to unpack. I also try to use it as an opportunity to clean out.

  39. monicanelsonfitness on August 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Gina!
    Yes, I loved the opening with Jimmy Fallon last night, it was great. Your build your own burrito is so great, my husband and I do that weekly. I wanted to tell you about a tortilla that Whole Foods Carries- the name of them is “Tortilla Land” and they are whole wheat and uncooked so you just throw them on a skillet and seriously they are the best I have had,so fresh tasting and healthy… just thought you would want to know if you have not tried em yet.:)
    My tips on moving-
    * Trash pile and donation pile
    *Good music on to have some fun while doing the madness!
    *Strong coffee or tea, followed by a bite or 2 or 3 of chocolate to deal with any moments of feeling overwhelmed!
    *One room at a time
    *Make the husband clean, lol!,jking
    Have a good day!

  40. Tina on August 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I need to go check out what the Glee ladies looked like online. I missed the Emmys and keep hearing great things about them. Plus, I love Glee!

  41. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    The burritos look awesome but the ladies in their dresses are where it’s at for me this morning 🙂

    Moving…yeah 10+ times in 10 years, we are pros!

    DONATE everything you havent touched in 6 mos other than like your wedding or some super special childhood stuff. If you havent used it in your house now, dont move it. Dont do it girl. It will come to the next house, take up space, and a year from that, you’ll still have it. Decluttering, purging, letting go of ANYTHING that’s older than 6 mos that you havent worn, used, touched, is my motto. It HURTS sometimes to let go of things that were expensive but if you arent using them and likely never will, releasing them back to the universe, i.e. to charity, to someone else who can use them, that’s freeing and you will feel lighter…all the way around.

    That’s my big tip…donate! (or just throw the true crap away!)


  42. brittney on August 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I am moving to NYC in a month (!!!), and am thanking the heavens that there is a Goodwill 4 blocks from me. I am donating, daily, tons of stuff.

    You’d be surprised how little we *really* need.

  43. Sara on August 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Good Luck with the move. I found that packing sheets in one of your dresser drawers makes them easier to find. There is nothing worse at the end of the day after moving boxes (or directing movers) than having to open all of the boxes in the bedroom trying to find sheets for the bed.

  44. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Aww darn I missed the opening! I totally cracked up at Jimmy Fallon’s songs though, especially when he dressed up as that guy from Green Day. 😀

  45. Dominique on August 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I am moving in 2 weekends from Michigan to Chicago. 🙂 Two SUV loads of stuff went to Goodwill and another went to my brother/cousin in college. It really felt good.

    Lots of great tips! Loved reading them. I had one more – make one bin/box strictly for immediate needs. I have one with towels, toilet paper, alarm clock, toiletries, shower curtain/liner/hangers, hand soap, iPod player, etc. It’s a big mix of stuff, but instead of looking for each item separately these will just be convenient (and needed when I want to take a shower after all the moving!)

  46. April on August 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I never leave comments, but read your blog all the time. However, moving is one thing I know a lot about, and the best tip I can give you is to box everything you can. It is so tempting to think, “oh, I will just put this lamp in the car…” You will end up with sooooo much stuff like that if you are not careful. Everything that will fit in a box, should go in a box. It sounds too simple to be true, but we moved recently, and growing up we moved a lot, and that is the most important thing to remember when you start packing. Boxes stack so much more easily than loose stuff. Also, be sure to label the boxes very specifically. Helps you prioritize when you unpack. Good luck!

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm

      thank you! and thanks for saying hi, too 🙂

  47. Kimberly on August 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Pack a bag just for towels, sheets, toiletries and a few clothing items and a box or bag with some quick and healthy food items for you, plus food and treats for the pups.(I always put tea in this box, it is nice to have a cup of my favorite tea when I am tired from moving)
    As soon as you get your bed in the house, make your bed. This way you know that you don’t have to do it when you are exhausted from moving. Be sure to have the pups favorite blanket or bed so they feel more comfortable too. And this may sound a little weird, but save a shirt or two that the Pilot has worn, one for you and one for the pups. The shirt will have his scent and you can wear it when you miss him and the pups can snuggle with their shirt too.

    My Mom would always get her coffee pot set up and ready to go so she would have her coffee to start the day while she worked on unpacking.

    Also REMEMBER to do a quick run through of your place after everything is packed. Look in every cabinet and drawer even if you haven’t touched them in years. Also pull out drawers and look inside the cabinet that holds the drawer. Look behind the washer and dryer and any place else that could have something in it or behind it.

    Good luck with your move and I hope you enjoy Orlando.

  48. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) on August 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Fun dinner! I love meals where you can pick your own toppings and make it exactly the way you want!

    Moving tips – go through all your stuff and see if there’s anything you don’t really want but is still in good condition – then you can give away your stuff to someone or donate all of it and there’s less stuff to move! A win-win for everyone!

  49. laura on August 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Lea Michele is absolutely STUNNING..but not as gorgeous as Idina Menzel!! xx

    • Fitnessista on August 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      she TOTALLY looks like her daughter though!

  50. Allison on August 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Burritos probably would have been a little healthier then the humungo pancakes i made as i was watching the emmy’s, at least they had bananas and blueberries in them:):):)

    Someone already mentioned to get the spacesaver vacuum bags, but you definitely definitely need to get them! they save a ton of space and since they are clear you are able to see exactly where everything is at! Just get a bunch of the jumbo size and stuff away! Just be careful that your dogs don’t scratch/bite a hole in them!

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