Oh hey, hoodie

Hi friends <3

Hooray for hoodie weather!


[getting a little tiiiiiight to zip…]

and hottie husbands…


How was your Saturday?

It was a good day over here. I worked at the resort and the Pilot had his Saturday down day of football and brother’s breakfast. Bella spent her afternoon wandering in and out of the house, fresh fall air blowing in her fur.


Work was pretty bueno, but of course everything is even more fun with purple shoes on.


My friend and I team-taught today –which is always a great time- and a girl from work asked me to teach for a fitness event at a high school next week. This means that I can take the Flip and get some Zumba footage to post. It’s been forever!

Some eats:

Pumpkin protein pudding (pumpkin, sheep’s milk yogurt, Sun Warrior, Stevia, cinnamon and almond milk), topped with almond butter + a Larabar


Lunch was a beastly salad:


with goat gouda



red wine vinegar and walnut oil

cranberry/cashew/almond trail mix

A little tip: single-size servings of trail mix make amazing salad additions

trail mix

I think it’s a comfies and movie kinda night over here 🙂

Enjoy your evening and I’ll see ya soon <3



**Thank you so much to those of you who took the time to *vote* today! xoxo

Random: This was on the board in the staff locker room. I didn’t think it was super hilarious and then I realized it had both mine and the Pilot’s names in it. Then, it was funny. But sadly, my booty has not been to the beach in a long time…


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  1. Rachel on October 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Awe lovin the hoodie!! 🙂 and the purple shoes of course!

  2. Dani @ RunFitMama on October 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I love hoodie weather! Just bought a new microstriped Scuba hoodie from Lulu.. I’m in love

    • Fitnessista on October 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      the scuba hoodies are my fave!

  3. Destini on October 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Sheeps milk? I have never even heard of that. How is that on someone who has a lactose problem???

    P.S I LOVE YOUR PURPLE SHOES. I just purchased these

    • Fitnessista on October 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      i’d ask the doc, but it’s similar to goat’s milk, which many people with intolerance don’t usually have a prob with
      those shoes are gorg!

      • Jill on October 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

        Love those shoes! I have the coral and black Nike Free XT and I love them, but I want a big collection of multi-colored shoes!

  4. Amy on October 8, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I am starting Turbo Fire soon—Per your recommendation post!!— and I am in desperate need of shoes (your purple ones are pretty by the way). I have Asics runners but I live in a small town and finding cross trainers to begin TF with is becoming quite the challenge. SO…I have to rely on Zappos. What shoes would you recommend for someone to TF/Zumba in? If it matters, I have a high arch (and have had plantar fasciitis before) so I am like the princess and the pea trying to find shoes. I figure I’ll order a few pairs and keep what works. What do you wear? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      i think the best bet would be to go to a running store and get your feet checked out. the pros there will be able to tell you which types and brands would be suitable for your feet 🙂
      for turbofire, i usually wear my asics and for zumba, i’ll wear nike dance sneaks

  5. Hilda on October 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Love the purple shoes!

    Also, I was wondering what your thoughts are on out-of-shape/not-so-fit gym instructors. I took a BodyPump class the other day from a woman who is not exactly fit and for me, personally, it is not as inspiring as, say, someone with more obvious muscle definition. Have you experienced any of this sort of student disfavor now that you are noticeably pregnant? (Though you still inspire me as much as ever here on the blog 🙂 )

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      yeah that’s a tough one. i did a post a long time ago about that -and can’t find it for the life of me- but on one hand, having a fit instructor is super motivating and you’re more likely to trust them if they “walk the walk.” however, many instructors teach a LOT of classes, which means that they’re overtraining and could be holding onto excess fat. one of my favorite spin teachers wasn’t the most fit woman ever, but she was AWESOME. i also had a favorite spin teacher who had an amazing body, so there ya go…
      as far as being pregnant goes, it’s definitely hard to teach fitness with a giant belly. i can’t do a lot of the things i used to -and shouldn’t, for safety reasons- so i’ve had to stop teaching my more intense classes since i can’t give it my all, which is a bummer, but it’s temporary. zumba is the only class i’m still busting out in -and it’s fun to shock people when the walk in wondering what kind of a workout they’ll get from a pregnant girl- but i’m not sure how much longer i’ll be able to zumba.

  6. kathleen @ the daily crumb on October 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    love the return of hoodies and the fall days get cooler. lulu has some great ones this season 🙂

  7. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on October 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Haha the butt book? Good to know the Pilot’s been “dancing his butt off”!

  8. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on October 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    My name’s on there too! Funny! ;-D

  9. Ali on October 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Love the idea or adding the trail mix to your salad! Neat! It was a hoodie day for us here too. We had our Canadian Thanks Giving tonight. We call it carb-fest because we just eat carbs. We had Vegan roasted butter-nut squash mac and cheese, garlic roasted mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, garlic bread and rice stuffing and dilled carrots! For dessert I made some raw fudge and a raw pumpkin pie! My Love and Baby Sister are stuffed to the brim.

  10. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on October 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Love your hoodie and your purple shoes…super cute and comfy looking!

    And voting…didn’t know you were up for that one, I’m off to vote after I type this…

    Have an awesome Sunday 🙂

  11. April @ Grits and Granola Bars on October 9, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Those shoes are adorable 🙂 And man, I must be slow tonight because it took me a while to understand what Butt Book was getting at…lol

  12. Alexia @ NamasteYoga on October 9, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I love hoodies, but somehow they came out of style in the last year. Its all coming back though- at least thats what vogue and elle tells me 🙂

  13. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 9, 2011 at 1:22 am

    I LOVE your hoodie! I wish I had one just like it.

  14. Elena @Hayahelwa on October 9, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Protein powder is safe to use during all stages of pregnancy? Cuz I was reading recently that it is better to be avoided. So contemplating about using it, since got used to have it in my breakfast.

  15. Amanda on October 9, 2011 at 3:10 am

    I need more salad beasts in my life.

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      everyone needs more salad beasts, including myself 🙂

  16. kim on October 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

    what is the style of your nikes

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      huarache dance low

  17. Lisa on October 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I love the purple shoes! I want them! Also, could you post the recipe for the pumpkin pudding? It looks delicious 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      1 c yogurt of choice
      1/2 scoop protein powder of choice
      1/2 c pumpkin
      almond milk to thin out
      1/4 t cinnamon
      1/8 t nutmeg
      stevia/honey to sweeten 🙂

  18. char @ char on a mission on October 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

    That’s pretty funny that both your names happened to be on there!!! I am loving the fact that in Southern Canada, we are NOT experiencing hoodie weather this weekend – a bonus is it’s Thanksgiving! I am giving thanks to mother nature RIGHT now!!!!

  19. Jenn @ Lotus and Pie on October 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I am living in my hoodie right now! The weather in London, Uk, has turned – for the worse! Now all the salt bins are starting to appear around the neighborhood as well. Very upsetting!

  20. Chelcie @ chelcie's food files on October 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love hoodie weather! And I can’t wait for the zumba footage!
    I have never tried trail mix on a salad but I will now cause that sounds like an awesome combo!

  21. Brittany on October 9, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I love hoodie weather! It gets me in such a fall mood. Your shoes are adorable!

  22. Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas on October 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I love your hoodie!

    Does walnut oil really make a difference?

  23. Anna on October 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    What kind of hoodie are you wearing? I totally have hoodie envy right now!

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      it’s the lululemon aura hoodie- it’s an older style but hopefully they’ll bring it back

  24. Janiek on October 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Oh, I like the protein pumkin pudding creation!

  25. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on October 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I LOVE hoodie season! You know it’s going to be a good day if you have a hoodie and some leggings on! Loving those purple shoes! TOO cute! (:

  26. Tichina on October 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I haven’t “craved” a salad in a lonnnnnggg time! But, that mix really makes me want to make one for dinner 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      try it! the combo was pretty fantastic

  27. Pam on October 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    You are so cute in your hoodie! I know so many people who are pregnant right now, your pic made me think of all my pregnant friends and those with adorable kiddos.

  28. Denise @ Kumara Mash on October 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    While you are entering hoodie weather, I am entering jandal weather 🙂
    (btw, jandals just means flip-flops :-D)

  29. glidingcalm on October 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    awww! love that hoodie and those purp shoes…but MORE love seeing your little being growing inside of you!! (Weird, that sounds kind of creepy, but I know you know I didn’t mean it that way!)

    Hugs! I am so happy for you, Gina! 😀

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      thank you lovely friend!! <3
      hugs to you!

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