Mummy Knee

Hey guys ๐Ÿ˜€ Howโ€™s your weekend going? Mine has been lovely so far ๐Ÿ˜€

Iโ€™ve become quite the pro at wrapping my knee:


When I went back to work the second time, I was feeling pretty good with the knee situation so I hopped on the elliptical for 30 minutes with a magazine. It felt GLORIOUS. My legs have been itching for some cardio!

Lunch was a chocolate cherry bomb (using the usual modifications)

cherry bomb

I just canโ€™t get enough. Theyโ€™re that goodโ€ฆ and Iโ€™ll probably have another one for bfast today ๐Ÿ˜‰

The pilot has been working like a crazy man lately, so last night he treated me by taking me on a date to 306 North- our favorite Valdizzy dinner spot (next to Indian, which is still closed).

We got the usual goat cheese fritters:

goat cheese fritters

House salad with balsamic:


The BEST doughy, grainy, wheaty, chewy bread:


For my entree, I rolled with the vegetable plate because I love it so much. Usually, when I ask for sweet potatoes instead of white, they give me a blob of mashed sweet potatoes and extra veggies. Last night, they gave me double sweet potatoes. Even better ๐Ÿ™‚

vegetable plate

I also had a cucumber martini since it was Friday ๐Ÿ˜€


Not too shabby ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today is spring cleaning in the Fitnessista casa. Weโ€™re going to steam clean the carpets, put our winter clothes away and break out the spring and summer clothes, vacuum, dust, bedding, floor boards, the whole shebang. It will feel SO good when itโ€™s over ๐Ÿ™‚ Tonight Iโ€™m excited to make a *real* dinnerโ€ฆ Inaโ€™s swordfish with tomatoes and capers.

Have a wonderful day <3



Whatโ€™s your favorite blogworld recipe??? I know that Gena, Heaby, my twin friends and Mama Pea have amazing collections, but I always like to try something new, too ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. Liz on March 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Goat Cheese Fritters??!! It is only 10 in the morning here and now I am really craving some goat cheese fritters, haha. I’m glad to see your knee is getting better ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on March 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

    That blob of sweet taters looks fabulous! Cuke tini!?!? I wanna go out to eat with you!!

  3. Jenny on March 13, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I read last night on Twitter and now again… and I’m still wondering, what does a cucumber martini taste like??

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 11:30 am

      it was sweet and very refreshing. i loved it!

  4. LisaG on March 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I luv 306. I haven’t cooked many things from other blogs except yours. Your sweet potatoe/black bean chili will be a wintertime staple for me for sure.

  5. Kailey (SnackFace) on March 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

    OK, just wanted to let you know this because I totally thought of you the whole time: I met Ani Phyo yesterday and got a sneak peek of her new “cook” book—it’s huge and amazing and epic. Like, thick hard-cover, totally fantastic raw book. It has YOU written all over it!

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 11:30 am

      WHAT?! you met ani? isn’t she lovely and amazing?? i’m so excited for her new book ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ashley on March 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Dinner looks + sounds fabulous!! I think the martini sounds awesome…love love cucumbers..especially in my water. So much more refreshing than lemons! Good luck with all that’s great to knock it out all in 1 day.

  7. Christel on March 13, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I LOVE those Chocolate Cherry Bombs! My freezer is filled with frozen cherries:)

  8. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

    LOVE cucumber drinks! I had one at my bachelorette party and i LOVED it. Fave blogworld recipe: bfast cookies, humbecue salmon salad from Bender, and blondies from VG ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

      ahhh i forgot about the famous humbecue!

  9. Lindsay on March 13, 2010 at 11:37 am

    ahh, don’t remind me. I need to spring clean! I am really enjoying HEAB’s recipes and I love Alli’s smoothies. Everyones are so great and creative! Nice nike sox by the way, super cute.:)

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 11:40 am


  10. Sally on March 13, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Have a nice day of cleaning! My fave recipe has to be a tie between genas banana soft serve and your bfast cookie. I have to tell you; We did one of my training flights over to Valdosta regional ( I’m in Pensacola) the other day and when a fellow student asked me where I was planning for I responed completely unintentionally, valdizzy! Your creative fitnessista diction has now come up in my professional life…lol. Hoping the knee feels better (I hear cucumber martinis are excellent as anti-infammitory aids…just sayin’)

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

      bahaha that’s awesome!
      good to know about the martinis… because i had two ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

  11. Marissa on March 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Mama Pea has the best recipes!!!!

  12. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on March 13, 2010 at 11:49 am

    A cucumber martini?!? I must try! I find great recipes from! Love her. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. kalli@fitandfortysomething on March 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    oh my fav is the green monster for sure!
    have a great day……

  14. Sheena on March 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Love your blog. I read it almost every day! You seem so well versed in all things healthy, I was curious what your thoughts are on fermented tea? I got ahold of some Komchucha tea the other day and being a former diet coke addict I love the fizzies. I’ve been thinking about trying to make my own. Hope your knee feels all better soon!

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      i love kombucha! it’s a great source of probiotics and we made it at culinary school. the twins ( have some awesome tutorial videos on how to make kombucha

  15. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    HOLY your going to be one busy woman!
    I wish I could do something like that to my place, but today i have a funeral to go to and i have to be up at 4am tomorrow morning, so i just don’t have the time to do that sort of cleaning.

  16. Carolyn @ on March 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Oh, man! You’re making me feel like such a slacker with the spring cleaning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Laura J. on March 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Ahh I love, love, LOVE the feeling after you’ve completely deep cleaned your house! Unfortunately my kiddies don’t feel the same way, haha. They’re more into the mess making business ๐Ÿ˜›

    Hope you have a great weekend!!

  18. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I really love your breakfast cookie recipe, it has to be one of my faves! And I constantly cook from Heidi Swanson’s website, 101 cookbooks, she is incredible.

    And goat cheese fritters? OMG drooool. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  19. Katie on March 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Goat cheese fritters sound so yummy!

    I’ve made some things from your site (breakfast cookies, goat cheese stuffed mushrooms, some others I’m sure but I can’t think of them right now…) But I haven’t really branched out to other sites except green monsters. Ooh and I’m also going to make Angela’s quinoa cereal today.

  20. Janet (Pantry Bites) on March 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Favorite recipe from the blog world…Classic oatmeal with nut butter. Never would have thought to combine the two.

  21. TheFoodPatrol on March 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Goat cheese? I don’t think I have ever tried it!! What is it like?

  22. Erin on March 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    This doesn’t help you out much, but one of my favorite blogworld recipes is your Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili, which is in my crockpot right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. kristi (sweet cheeks) on March 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I definitely need to get my booty in gear and get started on the spring cleaning. You are right; I feel SO much better when it all gets done and everything is shiny and sparkly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day!

  24. kate on March 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    i drool everytime i see one of those cherry choco bombs! i need to try one asap! have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Mama Pea on March 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Oh, you are just too sweet! You always inspire me with not just your recipes, but your entire approach to raw/vegan/Fitnessista eating! Love you!

  26. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 13, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    i’m always a fan of KathEats stuff…SO good! you veggie plate looks incredible ๐Ÿ™‚ hope the spring cleaning is awesome, we’ll be doing the same thing here!

  27. Run Sarah on March 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    That veggie plate looks awesome. I am intrigued by the cucumber martini – sounds like it would be really refreshing, yum!

  28. LindsayRuns on March 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I didn’t realize your knee was so bad you needed it wrapped, hope it is feeling better soon! That dinner looks great!

  29. Brittany on March 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I hope your knee feels better soon G$. Recently I’ve been hooked on Angela’s recipes over at Oh She Glows.

  30. Lauren @ eater not a runner on March 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    That vegetable plate looks right up my alley! Yum!

  31. Karyn on March 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    ugh spring cleaning. i soooo need to do that! good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on March 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Yowza busy cleaning day! I bet that’ll feel pretty amazing once it’s all done.

  33. Jenna on March 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Cucumber martini? Never heard of such a thing, but it sounds wonderful and refreshing indeed. Have a wonderful Saturday!

  34. morgan on March 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    i LOVE spring cleaning!! glad to hear your knee is feeling better too. warm, doughy bread is the best…like toasted ezekiel rolled into a ball…drool.

    i don’t know that i have a favorite blog world recipe – i keep a whole “draft” saved of recipes i want to try. before i go grocery shopping for the week i usually pick one or two of them to make. i love the vegan blog world for providing me with recipes! the best part is that they’re usually improvised/lax because i’m not one to follow strict, cook book style directions. i love to wing it.

  35. Kere on March 13, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    ((((knee))) I hope your knee is better soon!

    I have two quick questions for you if you don’t mind.
    I have been on the hunt for mesquite powder and can’t find it ANYWHERE….not in our local naturals store, not at Whole Foods, and not at our local dry good everything store.
    Where do you purchase your and what brand is it, please? And… can you describe it to me, please? Simply by the name, I think BBQ. However, I thought I have read(on your bog? and then in my own search) that it is a hint of cinnamon and a caramel-like flavor.
    I did luck out in one aspect today….I bought that last jar of A’s Coconut butter at WF’s! *stoked*

  36. Shayna @ Cuts and Curves on March 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    ummm YOUR recipes are my favorite! I’ve loved everything I’ve tried – especially the breakfast cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on March 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    can’t wait to hear about ina’s swordfish! She cannot do anything wrong in my book!

  38. Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) on March 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Favorite blog world recipes? Lately my favs have been YOURS! In the past week I’ve had a breakfast cookie twice and tonight I made raw sloppy joes ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Susan @ Journey for Health on March 13, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I just wanted to ask about the Chocolate Cherry Bomb Shake – what chocolate powder can be used? I don’t even know where to find it in my store, unless it’s protein powder.

    Also, I have to say I tried your egg puff and it came out gloriously, and I of course, gave you credit for it in my blog:

    Thanks for some awesome food and fitness inspirations!

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

      hey girl,
      that’s awesome!! thanks for the shout out ๐Ÿ™‚
      for the chocolate cherry shake, if your store doesn’t have raw cacao powder, just use cocoa powder (for baking).

  40. Emilyeatsclean on March 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Ohhhh I need to do a spring cleanin’ on my house too!! Glad the knee is feeling better!


  41. s on March 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    i think my favorite recipe is oats in a jar (i have no idea who made it originally, but i got the idea from KERF).

    also, are you going to be doing the shape-up again for the summer? just wondering … i thought the WSU was great.

    • Fitnessista on March 13, 2010 at 10:40 pm

      heather over at heather eats almond butter was the first to do it ๐Ÿ™‚
      no summer shape up this summer, but a new iron pumping plan will be posted soon!

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