More fur baby drama

Morning! How about some raw donut holes with that cup of coffee or tea? 😉


Sadly, those aren’t for me but are un-cooking away for a client 🙂

This morning, I woke up bright and early for a weights sesh with Jeni and Ashley. We did an hour of core – all abs and back. It was pretty intense but a lot of fun because we chat a lot 🙂

Before leaving the casa, I had a classic bfast cookie:

bfast cookie

-1/2 C multigrain oats

-1/s scoop vanilla Sun Warrior




-1 T almond butter

-1 small smashed banana

-almond milk


And a shot of Emergen-C:


A side of monkey dogs:


So as you guys know, I’ve had my fair share of dog drama in my life- remember when Viesa tried to eat Bella?

Well last night, I was training a client and started to feel like death. I got really anxious, my heart started palpitating like a mofo and I got really dizzy. I finished my appointment, but texted my next client to say I wasn’t feeling well and re-schedule so I could come home and chill for a second before the wives’ meeting. The original plan was to change at work and head straight to the wives’ meeting from there.  So instead, I changed my schedule and came home, feeling pretty miserable.

Then Viesa had a seizure and got sick.

It was no joke one of the most horrible things I’ve ever seen- I’m still pretty shaken up about it. The mind-boggling thing is that I wasn’t supposed to be here when it happened- I was supposed to still be at work. Isn’t it crazy how stuff like that happens?? Thank goodness I was home.

My friend Jeni raced over here when I called her crying –she lives in the neighborhood next to ours- and I spoke with one of the wives who is a vet. The vet said to keep an eye on her, comfort her, but that chances are that it wouldn’t happen again anytime soon, especially since it’s never happened before. The fact that Vies got sick worried her, so we’re taking Viesa to get checked out right now.

I was debating on whether or not I should blog about this –as this bloggy is supposed to pump everyone up, not bring them down!- but alas, it’s also a blog about my life… and that’s what’s going on right now.

I’ll see ya later this afternoon and will be back to my normal pink and peppy self 🙂



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  1. fittingbackin on February 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    oh no! How scary!!! I hate to hear this and hope all is better soon.

  2. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on February 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Poor Viesa! I’m saying a prayer right now. Pets are members of the family for a lot of people (I’m assuming you’re one of those people – I am!), and it’s so upsetting when something happens to one of them.

    *Hope she’s OK!*

    P.S. I’m glad you decided to post this. I think people appreciate when bloggers are GENUINE as opposed to faking to be peppy all.the.time. Life happens!

  3. sandy on February 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    omg sorry about puppy Viesa! that is amazing that you got sick & then had to go home so were there for her. that for sure happened for a reason. hope you’re both feeling better & that she will be okay!

  4. Heather on February 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Hi Gina!

    I’m so sorry to hear about Viesa’a seizure. There is nothing worse than watching something like that and feeling as if you have no control over your poor pup’s well-being. So glad to hear she’s feeling better!

    As for talking about it on the blog, I say GO FOR IT. Not only are you there for us as bloggies whenever we have questions but we are here for you too! That means lots of peppy and pink comments to cheer you up, buttercup!

    Take the time you need to feel better. Family comes first!


  5. Katie on February 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Oh no! Poor Viesa. 🙁 I hope whatever happened was just a one-time thing. I know how important pets are to their owners. I have a little chihuahua, Noah, and if anything happened to him, I would be devastated. Keep your chin up, Gina!

  6. Barbara(Blood,Sweat and Heels) on February 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    A blog is based on life which has ups and downs. I think you readers repect when you get real and have to be no nonsense. I know I do!

    I hope you and your puppy feel mo betta today!

    btw…your blog is uplifting like 99% of the time:)

  7. Sarah Anne on February 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Hey Gina –

    SO SORRY to hear about your fur baby! So scary when things like that happen. Thinking of you all the way from Vancouver and wishing the pup the best.

    As for blogging about it – we don’t come here for pink and pep (Ok, sometimes I do 😉 ) but we come here for YOU. I’d be sad if you DIDN”T blog about it. Life happens, and the best part is, we’re all here to support you even when you’re not full of pink and pep. Really. Honest. we are 🙂


  8. Elizabeth on February 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    <3 <3 <3 <3 2 u and 2 viesa! hope she is better!

  9. Kelly on February 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    That is so scary!!! I hope Viesa is okay!! I would be so upset if that happened to my dog so I can understand why you’d want to talk about it. Don’t feel bad at all about posting about this!!! Hope everything goes ok at the vet!

  10. Jen on February 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    No wonder so many people are naturally drawn to you – you are obviously very much “in tune” with Mother Earth. I hope you and your puppy feel better!

  11. Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run on February 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Oh my gosh – I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. Pets become such important parts of our lives – family members really. So when something happens to them it’s devastating. Hope she is okay!!

  12. manda on February 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    i’m so sorry to hear about your poor puppy. its so scary when something like that happens. my thoughts are with you 🙂

  13. Krysta on February 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Thinking of you and the pups! It is such a scary thing. I can’t even imagine! Hope all is better soon.

  14. Abbey on February 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    omg!! poor puppy!!! i hope your furry baby is okay…it’s the scariest thing in the world when there’s something wrong with your pet 🙁

    sending Viesa well wishes and positive vibes for a quick recovery <333 *hugs*

  15. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin on February 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I’m so sorry about Viesa! My dog had those exact symptoms when she got into a bag of chocolate chips! Watching your little fur baby have a seizure is the scariest thing ever– I still want to cry when I think about it!

    So glad you were home and got to take her to the vet asap! I’m sending you and your puppy get-well vibes!! 🙂

  16. Nicci on February 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Sometimes, it makes us feel better to share. I hope everything is okay with the puppy. Thank goodness you were home to helpa nd comfort her.

  17. Kate on February 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Ahh Gina – I feel for you, the dog we had for 15 years would seize, and it’s a VERY scary sight…I usually ran out of the room while my mom and dad would comfort him. Keep your chin up.

  18. Jenna @ EatingGreen,StayingLean on February 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    So sorry to hear your doggy had a seizure, but I see on your next post that all’s well today, which is GREAT to hear. It’s so hard when animals get sick, especially when we treat them like family. We had to put our golden retriever down on Xmas eve of this past holiday and it was super rough… but again, glad to hear ur pup is okay 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm

      awww i’m sorry to hear that 🙁
      thank you <3

  19. Heather on February 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about Viesa! Im glad you feel like you can share things like that with us. We are all bloggy family, ya know!! 🙂

  20. Lizzy on February 10, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    so sorry to hear about the pupper!! i hope everything is okay!! i COMPLETELY believe in that 6th sense type of thing. There is just no explanation for things like that happening. hope everything is ok!

  21. Katie on February 11, 2010 at 10:02 am

    AH so scary about Viesa! Hope she’s okay now. Thinking of you guys!

  22. All Women Stalker on February 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Oh no! Hope your little darlings feel better really soon. And those donut holes are yummeh.

  23. Katie on February 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Oh no! So sorry to hear about Viesa getting sick. My dog is seriously like our child so I know its horrible when something is wrong with them! Hope everything is back to normal SOON!

  24. Jess - The Domestic Vegan on February 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I’m so sorry about your pup, but happy that she’s okay!! That is super stressful & sad. 🙁 Very lucky that you were home when it happened so you could act immediately!

    Love to you & your pups!

  25. erin on February 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    where do you buy vanilla sun warrior? I went to whole foods expecting to find it there, any i didnt!! sos!

    • Fitnessista on February 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      amazon 🙂

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