Morning greens

Hi everyone! I just want to say hi to all of the new Fitnessista readers out there 😀 Thanks so much for checking out my little bloggy…please kick back and stay for a while.

I’ll even make you some green juice 😉

juice

I drank that beauty this morning for a pick-me-up while I made the pilot breakfast and got my running gear together.

Before heading out the door, I also munched a breakfast cookie:

cookie

-1/3 cup oats

-1 small banana

-1/2 scoop Sun Warrior

-cinnamon

-water (don’t ever do this.. almond milk is so much better, but I was out)

-1 T almond butter

-1 T chia seeds

and then I went down to the base trail for an 4.65 mile run. It was so nice to wake up early and get cardio out of the way… the only snafu was that my shuffle started acting up towards the end. I’m convinced ipizzles hate me.

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To rewind (a lot), dinner last night was pretty epic.

tilapia

Tilapia with thyme, garlic, lemon, sea salt and pepper, roasted asparagus with lemon and garlic and my favorite saffron brown rice with peas. To me, saffron is a necessary investment in any spice cabinet. It makes rice taste like foodgasms 😉

And a simple salad with Organicville balsamic:

salad

I’m off to make raw lunches for my clients (I hope they like them!), train a couple of clients and then teach yoga before going back to the other gym for one more appointment.

Oh! And order my dress for the formal Air Force dinner (Dining Out) that’s coming up in February.

I think this one is the winner:

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Check out the BACK:

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I lurve it.

K, I’m off! See ya later 🙂

xoxo,

Gina

Today’s tip: Plan out your workout in advance. Print out cardio routines, or weight routines (like the Shape Up or Intro to Iron Pumping) or write down what you want to do on a little notecard. It makes it much easier to go through your list and accomplish your workout goals if you have a plan when you walk in the door.

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104 Comments

  1. Tara on January 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Hey!! I tried my first breakfast cookie today!!!! I loved it and will def be making it again 🙂
    Thank you so much!!

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      whoo hoo!
      i’m so glad you liked it 🙂

  2. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on January 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Your tip is so true! I always find it easier to get through strength training routines when I write out which exercises I want to do. It also gives me motivation to continue through the whole thing instead of stopping whenever I feel like it.

  3. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on January 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I’m a new Fitnessista reader! Yay! Just wanted to say “hi” back. 😉

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

      *wave* hiiiiiiiii! 🙂

  4. skinnyrunner on January 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    cute dress! sexy but not hooker-style.

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      lol, that is the goal 🙂

  5. *Andrea* on January 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    love the dress..red looks great on brunettes i think 😉

    great eats! i have never used saffron but will consider your advice (since everything else you’ve recommended so far i’ve adored)

  6. rebecca lustig on January 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    that dress is tres chic! hope youre doing well darling <3

  7. Ashley on January 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I have a question about the Winter Shape up. You write that we should aim for weights three days a week and cardio, does the circuit count as weights or is that cardio and we are supposed to be doing weights days in addition to the circuit? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      just do cardio in addition to the circuit and you’ll be golden 🙂

  8. Gabriela on January 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I love that dress! The rental thing is genius…have you used the site before?

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      no, this will be my first time!

  9. Danielle (Coffee Run) on January 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I love the dress (especially the back)!

  10. Yeaaahtoast on January 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Hi! I’ll definitely stay a while! Do you have a recipe for that brown rice/pea dish??? It looks fantasmic, kind of like risotto!

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm

      hey! i’m so glad you decided to stick around 🙂
      it was super easy, i just sauteed half an onion and added 2 cups veggie broth, brought to a boil. stirred in 1 cup sticky brown rice, and let simmer for 30 minutes. added the peas (about 1.5 cups frozen), two pinches of saffron and some garlic powder

  11. Suzanne on January 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    That dress is HOT! I love the back!

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      me tooooooo

  12. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on January 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Did you try rebooting your ipod? When mine acts up, that’s what I do and it usually fixes it:) LOVE the dress. You will look fantastic in it!

  13. lindsey on January 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    um, i want that dress.

    that is all 🙂

    ♥ lindsey

  14. Marissa on January 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    LOVE the back of that dress!!

  15. Tara on January 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    OK I have seen this green juice” monster” drink around blog land a lot… i really need to get my butt in gear and try it!! 😛

  16. EmJay on January 19, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    You use RTR too?! That website is freaking amazing. I’m a one-time-event dress wearer, and that website ensures that I get an amazing dress that doesn’t just sit in my closet for eternity after I wear it to my event. 😀

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      it’s my first time using it, but its a genius idea!

      • EmJay on January 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

        That dress will look fabulous on you, I can tell. And the fact that they send two sizes is brilliant!

        • Fitnessista on January 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm

          thank you!!
          yes RTR is AMAZING!

  17. andrea on January 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I seriously have not heard of have the foods mentioned on these blogs but I’m curious to try them. Nice dress.

  18. andrea on January 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    i meant half sorry!

  19. elizabeth on January 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    i love that dress!! you’ll be RED HOT!

  20. Andrea J on January 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Gina, you are so cool. I just found your site and have been reading through it for the past 2 hours! Love it! Your story is very inspiring, your videos are motivating, and I can’t wait to try all the recipes!! I’m off to go make a breakfast cookie 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm

      wow that is so awesome!
      thank you <3
      enjoy that bfast cookie- please let me know what you think!

  21. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on January 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    LOVE that dress!!! The back is awesome!!

  22. Katie on January 20, 2010 at 10:29 am

    My grandmother bought me some saffron recently but I’m not sure what to do with it! Do you have a recipe for the rice??

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2010 at 11:08 am

      it was just 1/2 sauteed onion, then added 2 cups veggie broth, 1 cup sticky brown rice, cover and simmer for 35 minutes. then i added 1 cup frozen peas, two pinches of saffron, sprinkle of garlic powder then cooked for about 10 more minutes

  23. Alicia on January 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Hot dress! Love it!
    Dinner looks delish!

  24. Amy on January 20, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Hi, I was just wondering where on your sight I find the recipe for the macaroons. They look awesome. thanks

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      hey amy,
      that’s one of the few recipes that i keep top secret 🙂

  25. Amy on January 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    bummer:(

  26. Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) on January 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, my, gosh! LOVE that dress, the back is GORGEOUS!! Get it! Get it! 😉 I wish I was a yoga teacher, I would LOVE that job! I’m interested in looking into become a personal trainer, it’s not a decision I want to rush so I am doing some research I may be e-mailing you about it! 🙂

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