Patience is a Virtue

That apparently I don’t have Winking smile

How’s your day going? I’m doing the work blogging thing right now on a netbook that will be making a happy trip to Best Buy on Tuesday when I’m off. It’s still being verrrryyyyyy slow. If I ask it to do more than one thing at a time, it threatens to explode. I could have waited and ordered a pink one from Amazon, but instead got this one because I didn’t want to wait. It worked out really well for me, haha.

After yoga and posting this morning, I packed up my linner for work.


A Good Grains bagel from Einstein’s with hummus, salad, the last two roasted beets and an organic plumble jumble.

linner (2)

+ a goat’s milk yogurt


and Larabar, which was munched in the car while I fought for my life for a parking spot.


I’m eating my bagel and keeping my fingers crossed that this actually posts!

Some exciting things going down on the bloggy this week:

-Voting for the third Foodbuzz challenge

-TWO giveaways!

-Birth Control update (I’ve gotten several requests to do an update post since I’ve been off BC for just under a year– don’t worry boys, I’ll warn ya beforehand)

-Full body circuit workout

-The usual Reader’s Requests, recipes, shenanigans and adventures Winking smile

Back to work I go!



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  1. Mara @ What's for Dinner? on October 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Hooray for birth control chats!

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2010 at 5:24 pm

      hahah! you’re getting a shout out in there for sure. the monkey ovaries however, may not be mentioned. haha

  2. Little Bookworm on October 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Your lunch sounds great. Sorry about the netbook though! Good luck in the Foodbuzz challenge! 🙂

  3. Whitney on October 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Bummer about the netbook! Hopefully they can either fix it or you can return it. It can’t be a good sign that it’s already running slow. Your linner looks yummy…I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a bagel.

  4. simpledaisy on October 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you have to say about birth control!!!!

  5. aditi on October 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm


    How do you cook beets? Or should I buy them canned? I also like them with goat cheese. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

      roast at 375 for 30-40 minutes, seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. if i don’t have time, i’ll buy them from the hot bar 😉

  6. kristi (sweetcheeks) on October 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I feel you on the patience issue..that is something I need to work on big time!

    enjoy the rest of the wekend! Xoxo

  7. christina cadden on October 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    mmm, your lunch looks great!

  8. Amanda on October 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Was the pumpkin walnut crunch bagel at Einstein’s? I just heard about it today!

  9. Keri on October 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Ughh slow computers are so annoying!! Have a good day at work 🙂

  10. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Oh girl so sooorrrrrry you’re having netbook issues! Nothing like a few tech glitches to suck up dozens and dozens of HOURS of your time. Omg hugs. I HATE tech issues but it’s like a black cloud, any time I try to do something new, it’s ALWAYS the long/hard way for me so I totally empathize. Plug and go? No, not for me. Nor for you clearly. Ugh.

    The 1 yr off BCP update…oh my, I can’t wait to hear about your perspective and thoughts on it all. What a huge post that will be. You are amazing for sharing so freely with your readers; that is a huge gift that I hope everyone will appreciate 🙂 I know I will be staying tuned for that one and after being off them for 5 yrs or so, am so curious to your thoughts!


  11. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on October 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Ugh tech problems are the WORST!! Definitely the biggest downside to blogging. Time spent wrestling with the internet would be put to so much better use in the kitchen!

    Hope you have a great start to your week!

  12. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Computer troubles are such a pain! I’ve had my fair share of them lately. 😛 Hopefully Best Buy can fix it!

  13. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on October 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    That lunch box looks so good.

    It’ll be interesting to hear about the birth control thing..I’ve been on and off of it for years and have gone through a ton of different brands. No I’m on it for my bones but otherwise I don’t think I’d bother.

  14. Tina on October 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Oh man! That stinks your netbook is being so slow. I hope you get one that can keep up. I know how necessary it is to run a few things or windows at the same time.

  15. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I can’t wait for the total body circuit workout — just what I’ve always wanted 🙂

    Sorry about the netbook — sometimes I swear technology hates me!

  16. bobbi on October 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    You know I have had that lunch box forever and I barely ever use it!!! You have inspired me 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm

      do it! 🙂 it makes packing lunches *kinda* fun

  17. Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice on October 3, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The way you pack your lunch is so cute! I like your container alot. Purple is my favorite color.

  18. jaime on October 3, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I love you little “lunch box!”

  19. Jessica@tastyandtrim on October 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I could definitely use some help in the patience department myself 🙂 Einstein’s Bagels are my absolute favorite. The honey whole wheat flavor is one of my top picks! I need to head over there soon to feast on one of their seasonal pumpkin bagels with pumpkin cream cheese!

  20. Ashley on October 4, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Oh my gosh…I want that lunchbox!! So cute!

  21. Kate on October 4, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Love this cute lunch container!

    I’m not patient either so I don’t have any advice there. 😉

  22. Cara Craves... on October 4, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I look forward to your BC chat…I have mixed opinions, so I would love to
    hear your thoughts.

  23. Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun on October 4, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I love your lunch container – so cute! (Where’d you get it?!)

    • Fitnessista on October 4, 2010 at 7:55 am


  24. Kim on October 4, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I’ll be going off birth control soon, too, so I wondered if you could add in any “issues” you had going off – mood swings or whatever. Just so I can know if I should expect to be a wacked out animal for a couple weeks or not. 🙂 Thanks! Looking forward to the post!

  25. Paige @Running Around Normal on October 4, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Sorry the computer is already giving you troubles:( Hopefully Best Buy will solve your prob *quickly*!!

  26. Barbara on October 4, 2010 at 9:07 am

    gina, we’re obviously on the same page w/our pcs. i just started having similar problems last night but i think i figured out the culprit. even though i purchased the netbook last wednesday, i just activated the norton anti-virus that was preloaded, and whatta know, my pc slowed down immediately thereafter. a few years ago i sat in a technology seminar for the profession that i’m in and the course was suppose to provide ways to leverage technology and make our lives more efficient in business … i distinctly remember the presenter doing a comparison about various anti-virus softwares and he specifically said that norton was known for slowing down the performance of your pc. since i’d never used norton i had no point of reference … until last night! i’m not sure if this is the cause, but it’s a mighty strange coincidence if nothing else. i love my little netbook, i surely do hope it’s something that can quickly be resolved because i no longer want to carry around a full size laptop since carrying around my little 2 pounder.

    • Fitnessista on October 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

      wow, that’s good to know! because i bought the netbook with the antivirus already installed and it is SOOOOOO SLOW. should i take it back and get another one without antivirus??

  27. Susan on October 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Hi. I love your site. Could you post your pumpkin oatmeal recipe again please? I saw it on here, but then couldn’t find it again when I wanted to make it. Thanks!

  28. Barbara on October 5, 2010 at 8:26 am

    gina, another alternative is to get them to add more memory (i think that’s what i meant). my netbook came with 1gig of something (again, i think memory) and it’s been suggested that you upgrade to 2gigs.

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