Much better

Hi friends <3 Thank you so much for the feel better wishes last night. I woke up feeling a thousand times better, so I’ll be taking it easy and hydrating like crazy today before I go to work for a few hours.

The Pilot knew exactly what would make me feel better:

Soup and salad from Choice, eaten at the madre’s

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(Veggie soup and a salad with mixed greens, jicama, beets, olive, avocado, baked tofu and ranch dressing)

and a field trip to Whole Paycheck.


Now I’m on the inside, looking at my list
Organic chicken, kale salad
And a lemon twist
Some girl in yoga pants is looking at me funny
I’m just trying to find a decent Pinot Noir
For under 20! Then I take it to the
Cheese counter: Humboldt fog!
Just ran out sir!
Take it easy man, I try to calm myself
I’ve been on edge ever since they took
Kombucha off the shelf..

[Watch the video if you haven’t already.. it’s pretty hilare]

We got some staples (smoothie supplies, gluten-free bread and pretzels, organic fruit and frozen berries) + quite a few random purchases, including these:


Sardines, which I’ve never had before- I’m a little creeped out! I’ve been craving cheese so much lately, so I think I may be low in calcium since I haven’t been feasting on salad beasts as often. Sardines are a great source of calcium, iron and protein… so we’ll see how they taste 😉 I may have to film it haha. I also got my mini Vosges fix: the Napa bar 🙂

A magazine, for some meal ideas:


and ingredients for those gluten-free bars. Hopefully I’ll be able to make this before work and get the recipe up today 😀

Breakfast this morning was a smoothie, per usual:


If it ain’t broke…

-1.5 C almond milk

-1 small banana

-1 scoop Sun Warrior

-1 T raw cacao powder

-handful of spinach

-cinnamon + a little honey

-1 C mixed frozen organic berries

and a chocolate almond butter macaroon… just to make sure they’re good before I mail them out 😉


Off to a doctor’s appt and then to the post office!

See ya in a little while with a Family post <3



Something to talk about: What run/random food purchases have you picked up lately? I always love hearing about new things 🙂 Have you tried sardines before? Creepy or delicious?

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  1. Laura on July 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I love this recipe for sardines. Adding avocado helps a lot!

  2. Laura on July 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm
  3. kirsten on July 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I had the same nail polish (stickers? i don’t know what to call them lol) on this week! so cute! 🙂

  4. Moni'sMeals on July 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Good to hear you feel better Gina.

    Love that video! But I hate how true it is!I live in LA and IT SUCKS at all parking lots especially WFoods. That is why I try to roll up on my bike, hehe. 🙂

  5. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Sardines and shrimp are great they say for iron and protein and are always recommended in pregnancy type literature and suggestions. I never did either (can’t, I’m allergic) and had no desire but hey, if you have the desire, rock the ‘dines.

    The GF bars sound intriguing and delish. Have fun making them and good luck getting all your appts done and handled before the weekend!

    Happy 4th to the THREE of you 🙂

  6. Annie@stronghealthyfit on July 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Sardines are awesome! I like them so much better than tuna now 🙂

  7. Divya Vikram on July 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    So excited to read your family posts. We just found out last Friday that we are pregnant!! I am 5 weeks now. Looking at your macaroons, i am craving for some right now 🙂 And that video was shot at the EF I go each week 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      wow congrats!!!

  8. Dee on July 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Creepy AND delicious! I love sardines and eat them right out of the can. My boyfriend gives me the worst looks, and stays far away, whenever I eat them. He’s even asked me to not eat them when he’s around!

  9. Samantha on July 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    If you don’t already have it, Clean Start by Terry Walters is a great ‘cook’book inspiration for fresh, healthy, whole eats. There’s 5 recipes on my meal list for this week alone from her book…Kale/Sweet Potato/White Bean Soup, Summer Squash w/ Lemon Cilantro Pesto, Chopped Salad w/ Blackberry Shallot Vinaigrette, Hearty Minestrone, and Green Beans/Figs/Pistachios in Balsamic Reduction.

  10. Jessica on July 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    The newest food I have purchased is coconut oil-and I am excited to try it out!
    You mentioned that you have been craving cheese lately due to a possible low-calcium intake-if we are low on calcium, as well as other nutrients, does our body crave them to the point that it signals what we want to eat?

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      usually your body will tell you if anything is lacking

  11. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 1, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Seeing Kath eat sardines all the time makes me want to try them… but they creep me out so much! I think I’ll stick to canned tuna and salmon for now. 😛

  12. Janiek on July 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Sardines are good on pizza, don’t they have that on pizza’s in the usa?!

    • Fitnessista on July 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      ooh i’m not sure! i’ve never tried them on pizza

  13. Teresa on July 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

    I love jicama in salads- it’s better than any crouton I’ve ever had.

    It’s crazy how fast that video is spreading. I actually work at that exact Whole Foods, so my co-workers and I have been getting a great laugh out of the video. Well, actually if you’re familiar with the West Side Whole Foods, then you’d know that it’s shot at 2 different stores. But all the outdoor shots are my store in Venice on Lincoln and Rose (which is why there is the mural of the Abe Lincoln and the Rose). Our parking lot has a 2 hour limit, and yes they will tow your car if you exceed the 2 hours. We don’t mess around, haha.

    • Fitnessista on July 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      that is legit. haha

  14. Rachelle on February 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Gina,

    I’m a total lurker 🙂 I read your blog daily and take into mind your tips all the time and I finally tried Kombucha for the first time today. The idea of live cultures and the sludge at the bottom scared me away before. I’m so glad i tried it after seeing if pop up on here all the time b/c it’s delicious!! I got the strawberry serenity and it reminds me of a strawberry champagne punch I made for a party a few months ago. Thanks for the recommendation! Which flavor is your fave?

    • Fitnessista on February 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much for saying hi and for reading! I love the ginger one the most 🙂

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