Now or never

It was a lovely Thursday over here.


Lots of Bella-snuggling, errand-running and getting things ready for the busy weekend ahead.

After I tested out the Schweaty November Workout –should be up tomorrow am!- I snacked on many Popchips (I used to not like the texture of them, but they’ve grown on me. kettle chips are still > but the chipotle-lime flavor popchips are AWESOME), and a banana that was on its last limb before being destined to the freezer.


Speaking of last limbs, today I had to use up the beautiful Swiss chard from the farmer’s market, so it served as a lovely wrap before it got too wilty:


A heated up Sunshine burger, cut into large pieces

+ slice of goat cheese

mustard and ketchup

all rolled up in a Swiss chard wrap:


with olive tapenade (TJs) and grape tomatoes.

Sometimes it’s fun to get out of the bread box and try something a little different. I’ve also used collards for wraps, but Swiss chard is my fave, especially rainbow chard.

Going to catch up on X Factor, emails and call it an early night!



Something to think:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

-The Dalai Lama

Today’s tip: Always warm-up into higher intensities, but stretch after a workout or race. Static stretching beforehand has actually been shown to decrease athletic performance, and by stretching afterwards, your body is able to reap the benefits (full range of motion leading to increased flexibility and injury prevention) since the muscles are already warm.

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  1. Gia on November 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Great idea for wilty swiss chard. Love that.

  2. Krystina (Organically Me) on November 3, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Seriously, I NEED to try these new Popchip flavors!

  3. Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl on November 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Oooo. I like the swiss chard rolls. I have some greens needing to be used. Think i will do the same w a black bean chipotle burger. Btw, kettle chips rock. Jalapeno or Sea Salt. 😉

  4. Anna on November 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    The X Factor is SOOOOOOOOO good.

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2011 at 1:33 am

      who are you cheering for? i think melanie’s going to take it

  5. Brittany on November 4, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I haven’t seen the new pop chip flavors around here yet, but I love the BBQ!!

    Have a good night lady.

  6. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on November 4, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Cute burger/chard wraps. I love ketchup and mustard…those wraps are calling me!

    Enjoy your early nite 🙂

  7. Casey on November 4, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Your stretching comment reminded me’ of something a PE teacher told me’ he compared it to pasta once u cook it it’s flexible but when u buy spaghetti if u bend it, it will snap in half 🙂

  8. emat on November 4, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Hi Gina,

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I love your workouts and recipies that you post! ( I <3 the breakfast cookie) I just have a quick question! Do you usually always change your workout routine or do you have a a number of different weight routines and you cycle through them? You are in such fabulous shape I would love to know how you keep it up!

    Thanks! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2011 at 1:41 am

      i change my workout every time i go to the gym- this way, i don’t get bored! if i do find a plan or muscle split that i like, i’ll do that for 4-6 weeks and then be sure to change it so my body doesn’t know what to expect.
      thank you so much for reading!

  9. Lauren on November 4, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Hey girl, I have a random question for you. Are you planning to eliminate meat from your diet after the little one is born? I’m trying to get pregnant right now and thinking of adding meat back into my diet to help this process, but I still can’t decide. I’m wondering if once I start eating it again, if I would be able to cut it out again. Is it safe to go back and forth?

  10. Kate on November 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I love making wraps out of veggies, I usually do collards but ill have to try chard!

  11. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I love doing wraps with swiss chard/collard greens. I saw an amazing recipe somewhere for collards stuffed with a sunflower seed pate. I’ve been dying to recreate it!

  12. Amanda on November 4, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I am not familiar with this Pop Chip flavor! I must seek it out. 🙂 The salt and pepper ones are true loves of mine.

  13. Liz @ Southern Charm on November 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Ohhh … loving those swiss chard wraps!

  14. katie moran on November 5, 2011 at 1:20 am

    my uncle is the ceo of pop chips!, his name is keith belling!! thanks for saying you like them, let me know if you want to have to do with anything for them! looove your blog, katie

  15. Christin@purplebirdblog on November 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I haven’t made chard/collard wraps in way too long… thanks for the reminder!! 😀

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