Need Some Yoga

Hey hey hey 😀 How’s your day going?


Bella and I started off the day with a beautiful hour walk. It was 60 degrees today, so the weather was perfect and it was a good chance for both of us to enjoy the fresh air.

Some recent eats:


Smoothie in a bowl with blueberries, brown rice protein and almond milk (I’m out of Sun Warrior!)

Smoked salmon, egg, wilted arugula and mustard


Muh lurve


Burrito bootay


+ the rest of the almond butter I made yesterday (haha, it’s totally gone now)

a cinnamon swirl cookie (not gluten-free or vegan, but very delicious)

and some pizookie 😀

Yes, the stress monster is here.

Usually when I have a lot on my plate (which is always), I do extremely well- I thrive on being crazy busy. I make lists, prioritize and get r done.

For some reason, this time, since I have no idea what to expect, the stress has been a little much – plus, all I want to eat are overly salty and sweet foods.

The plan:

-Focus on eating extremely well (I feel better and more focused—the pizookie today made me soooo tired)

-Get some yoga in my life asap

-Schedule some *me* time- even if it’s just 30 minutes. Since I got to Tucson, my days have pretty much been filled from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep. It doesn’t bother me in the least because I love my jobs so much, but definitely need to take some me time each day.

-Get a massage. Right now I would pay a random person on the street to rub my back. To be safe, I’ll hit up the spa.

I went back a read through a post I wrote on Fighting the Stress Monster. Time to take my own advice?? 🙂

How do you deal with stress? Any tips?



Upcoming: Winter Shape Up starts MONDAY! It’s going to be the most extensive plan I’ve ever done—meal plans, videos, the werx. Mark your calendar! 😀

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  1. Melody on January 13, 2011 at 12:08 am

    SEX-Y TIME 😀

  2. Laura J. on January 13, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I am literally so excited for the Winter Shape-up!! 🙂 It sounds like it’s going to be amazing! So thankful for you and your bloggy! You keep me motivated and excited about eating healthy and working out. 🙂

  3. Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side on January 13, 2011 at 2:04 am

    i’m right there with you feelin’ the stress- i think it’s the whole start of another new year jitters. i’m going to yoga. tomorrow!

  4. Amanda on January 13, 2011 at 5:11 am

    You should totally do a post on getting back into shape after pregnancy. I’ll need it after March!

  5. Keri on January 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

    So jealous of your 60 degree weather! Thanks for the stress relieving reminders 🙂

  6. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 13, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Definitely yoga! I did just a 20 minute yoga podcast yesterday and I felt so amazing and relaxed afterward! 😀

  7. Gill (snaxandthecity) on January 13, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Looking forward to the Winter Shapeup Gina!

    I’m sorry you’re stressing out. Something that I find really calms me down is going to a coffee shop, settling in with a book and a coffee, and watching the world go by. People-watching is so fun, and it’s much more relaxing to read a book on a coffee shop couch than your own, sometimes!

    PS what is a pizookie?!

  8. thefruitpursuit (Sabine) on January 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

    aww good luck with being stressed out! I bet you’ll kick it in the butt 😉

  9. Kara on January 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Stress sucks! Maybe you need more skype time with the Pilot 😉

  10. Kristy R. on January 13, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Yoga gets all the credit this week for transforming my moody, grouchy, hormonal (?) self into a more manageable me! I was in such a grumpy mood last night that I almost skipped my hot yoga class to go home and relax with a glass of wine. I’m sooooo glad that I went to yoga instead…I left that class feeling wonderful physically, clear mentally, and with the greatest sense of gratitude for everything/everyone I have in my life!! I’m convinced I was better dinner company for my hubby than if I would have bailed on yoga. 🙂

  11. Barbara on January 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

    random comments – gina you are the most organized person i “know.” i’m constantly amazed at how much you get done on a daily basis and i know that you’re not posting everything you do. you’re such an inspiration.

    secondly – you are one of the most selfless people i “know.” i think about how much you & the pilot love viesa, so much so that you were willing to part with her. that’s amazing love. sometimes we hold onto things that we shouldn’t and although our heart is in the right place, holding onto things that we should part w/is, well, kinda selfish. again, you’re such an inspiration. i truly enjoy getting to you know via your blog.

    here’s to you girlie. keep up the excellent work and thank you so much for your positive energy and inspiration.

  12. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on January 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Case in point: I just got hired for my first Zumba job (5 classes a week!) but then found out that boss wants 2 of those classes to be non-Zumba (cardio sculpt and boot camp), which I’m not nearly as comfortable with. And I only have a couple of weeks to come up with my routines. Coincidence that I hit the Moose Munch hard at about 4pm yesterday? I think not.

    You were right – YouTube is about to be my best friend.

  13. Marisa @ Mind Over Booty on January 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Please tell me that was an Oregano’s Pizookie! What I wouldn’t give for one of those today…

  14. Dee on January 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Recently, I’ve been toying with practicing meditation, after realizing I am a walking stresball lately! The yoga studio near me has a monthly “workshop” practice, and I find it helpful.

  15. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on January 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I am AWFUL at dealing with stress, but I have noticed a few things help me…

    – just start on something (when I’m overwhelmed by a massive project/to-do list…I suffer from perfectionist paralysis, so just getting started – no matter how flawed – always helps)
    – straightening/organizing/cleaning
    – MUSIC

    Hope you can stress less soon, Gina!

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