My Kinda Triathlon

Hi friends! How are ya? Hope you’re having a great night <3

This afternoon was pretty chill- I took care of work/biznazz things and had a lil snack between the hustle and bustle.

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All hail the pumpkin blob πŸ™‚


-2/3 C-ish of pumpkin

-1 scoop of Sun Warrior

-Stevia, cinnamon, gingah, cloves

BAT EYES! (aka goji berries- on promo right now!)

-Drizzle of maple syrup

Lunch was this beauty:


Kale salad topped with Amy’s Mac n’ Cheese with DAIYA!!!!!!!!! (Ashley saw me squeal with joy when I saw it at Whole Paycheck)

The only thing that would make this meal better would be if it was made with brown rice pasta instead of rice pasta, but I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth πŸ˜‰

Are those finger marks??

I would never πŸ™‚

It was amazing fuel because I participated in a Gina triathlon today:

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(Sweaty Betty)



(My first Ashtanga class- I LOVED it)


A little over 2 miles with Katy πŸ™‚




Which had me feeling so fly like a G-6 πŸ˜€

That’s my kinda triathlon.. especially since I can’t ride a real bike. Or swim πŸ˜‰ Minor details, eh?

(Just joking around, too- definitely lot belittling the crazy impressive amount of endurance and training it takes to do a real triathlon. That’s fo sho)

If you could make up your own triathlon, what would it consist of??

I’m off to do the dinner thang and shower πŸ™‚

See ya in the AM <3



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  1. Gena on October 29, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Can sex be counted as an activity?

    Fine then. If not, I’d say yoga, a short run, and some time on the stairmaster. Happy Gena πŸ™‚

    • Laura J. on October 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

      Bahah- of course it does! πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

      YES πŸ™‚

  2. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on October 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

    If I could do a triathalon it would consist of a BIkram yoga class, zumba, and spin πŸ™‚ my 3 all-time favorite group exercise classes!!

  3. Beth @ Will Run for Books on October 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Aaaahhh omigosh that looks SO fun!! I love Ashtanga yoga, and running…and I really would love to try Dance Trance…but I’m super uncoordinated and my ‘dancing’ usually consists of thrashing my arms around and wiggling my booty. πŸ˜‰

    My “triathlon” would be a run, a boot camp class, and a power yoga class πŸ™‚

  4. McPinks on October 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I’ve done doubles before but not a triple – woot!

    And I have that tank – in many colours…lurve it!

  5. Laura J. on October 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I think I prefer your version of a triathlon to the run, bike, swim version. I think my ideal triathlon would be spin, body pump and zumba πŸ™‚

  6. Clare @ Fitting It All In on October 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Bikram Yoga, a Run, and a Deep Tissue Massage.
    Those are workouts, right?

  7. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on October 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I was gonna say my triathlon would involve an eating event of some sort, but I take it back – I watched an episode of Man vs. Food last night in which he actually did do a triathlon that involved eating events between each leg! It was a charity race, kinda just for fun (in N. Carolina I think?) and they do it as a relay, but even so, pounding burgers between events? Nevermind the actual food – OUCH! I can’t imagine running while pregnant with a food baby. Sounds like pain.

    My triathlon is dance, dance and more dance! Shakin it is the biznass.

  8. Avery on October 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    My triathlon is.. a regular triathlon! I’ve been doing a few sprint triathlons every year for the last seven years and I love it! I started out as just a runner and added on the biking and swimming. The last four years, I’ve even ended the summer with an olympic distance triathlon (1 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 6 mile run).

    Now, some may consider this to be an extreme amount of exercise, but I train all year and certain don’t obsess about my food. I work at a desk job all day, so getting in a run or a bike ride is, most days, completely neccessary for my sanity. That being said, I’m certainly not the “skinny minnie” most people would expect a triathlete to be. I am a meager 5’3″ and weigh 145 lbs. I’ve been at a little bit thinner in past years, but I’m also proud that I don’t let being a little chunkier in spandex keep me from doing something that most people view as an extreme endurance sport. Sure I wouldn’t mind having a little less “chunk” to love on my body, but really weight is my secondary concern and being fit and having stamina is what I’m proud of. I like your blog a lot and don’t think you exhibit disorder eating or exercising. You are very much about fueling your body and keeping moving! Keep up the good work!

  9. jami on October 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    my ideal tri would probably be a weight lifting session, jogging, and yoga.

  10. Brenda on October 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Ohhh, ok! Sorry, sometimes words can be misinterpreted, especially when the reader, me, doesnt know the tone it was in, similar to her comment and how she brought up Marie Claire. I would never put you in the category of unhealthy blogger, I do love your blog and I respect all that you do! <3

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm

      thank you! <3

  11. Suzanne on October 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    My triathlon?

    Hiking in the mountains. Ballet. Sex.

    Not necessarily in that order πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm

      sex first. obviously πŸ™‚ haha

  12. Jessie (Bites and Pieces) on October 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I love your triathlon! Mine would be similar, only with step class instead of dance trance. And probably vinyasa yoga instead of ashtanga!

  13. Amy G. on October 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Hey Gina! I know I am late on this, but every thanksgiving, i do a RUBIKEYO. haha! its my run (2 miles) bike (45 minutes) then an hour long yoga session. It justifies me eating like a pig come thanksgiving dinnertime.. πŸ˜‰

  14. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 on October 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    My ideal triathalon? Power walking, yoga, and swing dancing.
    And I can’t ride a real bike either. :p I thought I was the only one!

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      glad to know i’m not alone πŸ™‚

  15. Dee on October 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Ooh, nice triathalon!

    Hmmm… What would mine be?

    Walking, Zumba, Turbo! ♥ it!

  16. Ashlyn on October 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    So I’m new to this site. Im attempting to lose about 50lbs (I know A LOT) and stumbled across this while looking for some motivation. This site is pretty cool, but I have to say I’m not sure if I’m daring enough to try that pumpkin recipe you posted today. It doesn’t look very good (to put it nicely). If I’m wrong, and it is in fact heavenly, please let me know! Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm

      i wouldn’t eat it if it were gross, promise πŸ™‚

  17. Kristy on October 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Ah so fun –

    Mine would be Running, Pole Dancing, Spinning (or sex)

  18. Amber B on October 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I wish I had the time and energy to workout as much as you do!! I love the feeling I have when I’m done and the energy it gives me afterwards. Its the dragging my butt onto the treadmill I hate. I try to get in at least one thing every day whether it be cardio or weights–actually, I’ve been following your Summer Shape Up 2009 and am 6 weeks in–but some days I just can’t do both!

    Celebs workout for hours a day so they can have “perfect” bodies, and no one says anything about that except for how envious they are of their bodies!! haha

    Oh, and sexercise is my favorite above all! πŸ˜‰

  19. Shannon on October 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Just catching up on the latest posts…I think the bottom line is that we see tons of pics of Gina on the blog and she looks great! She’s healthy and in shape – two things many people in the world want to be, but aren’t. If she was superskinny/anorexic looking and talking about working out constantly, well, then of course, something would be wrong. But she isn’t! She’s obviously found the perfect balance for her, which does include days off from working out and dessert, so I don’t see why anyone would even have an issue with how much you’re working out…and if anything, I think you’re “obsessed” with healthy living in general, and that can only be a good thing if it’s done in the way you do it, Gina! You’re awesome…thanks for all the great posts – seeing all those pics of healthy food day in and day out makes me want to eat more veggies, too! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 11:44 pm


      • hemp jogger on October 31, 2010 at 9:09 pm

        DITTO shannon πŸ™‚ love this blog…rock it out gina.

        • Fitnessista on October 31, 2010 at 9:10 pm

          thanks!! πŸ™‚

  20. lindsey on October 29, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Gina, I absolutely love your blog. like, love love. I check in at least once per day. You motivate the crap out of me and I thank you the world over for it. Your commitment to a healthy lifestyle is absolutely amazing and something that I hold myself to as well. I often have two-a-day workout days – simply because i’m bored, or stressed out, or just enjoy the classes. It’s a better way to spend my time than sitting on the couch or yelling at my family. I’ve never seen anything but balance on this blog. Never have I even considered that your commitment to healthy eating and healthy movement has been unhealthy, or obsessive…quite the opposite in fact. I’m probably rambling all over the place, but just wanted to let you know that you’re admired and that you help a ton of people every day meet their fitness goals. I’m entering a 5k tomorrow for the first time since I had kids because of you — that is pretty outstanding. I guess the sign of a great trainer is someone who can motivate over a distance!

    Way to go, Gina! Keep it up.

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm

      thank you so much for the sweet comment- i hope you know how much i appreciate the kind words
      GOOD LUCK with the 5k! that’s amazing! you’ll rock it for sure πŸ™‚

  21. Red on October 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    If people think taking three classes in one day is obsessive or over the top or too much exercise they need to join the Marine Corps or go through the California highway patrol academy. The body is an amazing thing and I think a lot of people underestimate what it can do.

  22. s on October 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    hmm … running, cartwheels, yoga.

  23. Kiran on October 29, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I cant wait for our Dance Trance next week with the gang! I am nervous, it’s my first time! Yikes πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 11:40 pm

      don’t be nervous- you’ll love it!!

  24. heidi on October 30, 2010 at 12:22 am

    the cool racerback and wunder unders (pants and crops) are def my top two with the be still pants rounding out the top 3 πŸ™‚

    love the gina triathlon! (i would do crossfit, running and yoga myself)

  25. elise on October 30, 2010 at 12:49 am

    hmmmm….dream tri would be running, biking, and spinning. i realize thats kinda an overlap, but i like the group aspect and the individual bike experience too…so they feel different to me. ya dig?

    one of these days ill try yoga and maybe add that in…i do like the massage idea too though πŸ˜‰

  26. Amanda on October 30, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Gina, kudos to you for the three-a-day!

    To everyone who left a nasty/”You’re obsessed” comment: grow up. I’m sorry, but if you can find this page, you can find another page that makes you less uncomfortable just as easily. And there are a billion horrible, anorexia-promoting, literacy-killing blogs out there by people with IQs under 100. I stand by the fact that Gina’s isn’t one of them, and she’s one of the few bloggers with whom I (as a recovered anorexic) can enjoy a nice, safe, HEALTHY environment.

    See? I’m a grown-up. I don’t read the pages that bother me.

    You go, Gina. Love your face! Also, just started doing Zumba, and it makes me super happy because your positive energy is with me the whole time. πŸ™‚


    • Fitnessista on October 30, 2010 at 8:56 am

      thank you <3
      i'm proud of you for taking charge of your health and surrounding yourself with the things that are best for you πŸ™‚
      wish we could zumba together!!!

  27. Dynamics on October 30, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Gina, you have an amazing blog. Keep doing what you are doing. After all it is “you” and “you” is GREAT! (Wow, good thing this is not a grammar blog. LOL)

  28. Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life) on October 30, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Hey Gina!

    Long time reader…not-so-often-commenter but I do read daily and I love your blog. When I first found my balanced life my ‘triathalon’ consisted of spin, pump and yoga EVERY saturday morning. Nowadays, I try not to push my body so hard but the body is an amazing thing and is capable of so much (as Caitlin would say “you are stronger then what you think” HOWEVER, I always up for a challenge and a good work out so my triathalon today would be Run, Bikram and Pump (or a game of volleyball) I am starting a 30 day bikram yoga challenge november 1st.

    I love your vibe!

  29. carpensm (A Life Without Ice Cream) on October 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I love this post and love that you got carried away in all the fun of it. I also love the idea of designing my own triathlon! (and once I’ve kicked my nasty cold I might have to do it as well!)

    I think for me…nope, thinking about it I land exactly where you did only in a different order… I’d want the yoga after my run to stretch is out!

    Running, Yoga, Dancing

    I could also replace the dancing with kickboxing! Woot!

  30. Maria@LaPiattini on October 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I’d choose my three favorite…Zumba, Spin, and Yoga!

  31. Lisa on October 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Gina,
    I am a reader of your blog, and currently working on a master’s program in health promotion. I enjoy reading your blog, but it is concerning to me how few calories you consume, especially for someone who works out three times a day. “Everything in moderation” is my health philosophy, and I don’t believe that (indirectly) promoting excessive exercise is a wise choice for you, or for your readers.
    Thanks for allowing me to throw my “2 cents” in there.

    • Fitnessista on October 30, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      i don’t post all of my eats for this very reason- it’s too much for some people, too little for others, just right for me. i just like to give ideas for meals and snacks

  32. Sara on October 31, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Love the idea of a personalized triathalon! I would do running, tennis and cleaning πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on October 31, 2010 at 12:29 am

      i love cleaning too!! πŸ™‚

  33. Brigid on November 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

    My triathlon would be swimming, a leisurely ride on my one-speed bike, and yoga. I was on the varsity swim team all through high school, and that alone makes me really want to train for a real triathlon (or a partial) one day, though running and I still haven’t made friends.

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