Push My [Workout] Buttons

Hey guys! How’s your day been? Sorry I’m late posting tonight- as soon as I got into Orlando, we went to GATORLAND and then I hit up a beautiful oven yoga (aka Bikram) class.

Bella and I had a good drive down to O-town 😀


The Eclipse soundtrack is LEGENDARY. I have to tell ya’ll how much I love Muse. They push my workout buttons—just hearing their music makes me want to hop on a spin bike, pump some crazy iron, or even (gasp!) go for a run.

After 3 hours of rocking out and listening to some of Water For Elephants, we made it to my aunt’s house and a group of us went to Gatorland.


I’ve never been to Gatorland before… for a few reasons:

#1 Gators remind me of dinosaurs, which I’m horrified of.


#2 Birds also remind me of dinosaurs. ‘Nuff said.


#3 I’m always apprehensive about visiting parks with animals in captivity. I know many of the parks treat the animals extremely well –and can help re-populate when the species is endangered- but something about it still makes me sad.


There were a lot of CUTE animals at the petting zoo to distract me from the dinosaur relatives 🙂


As a lil snack, I munched a pear sauce that was in the depths of my purse:

pear sauce

And had a blasty hanging out with my aunt and cousins 😀

After Gatorland, I came back to the casa, grabbed some foodie and took a schweaty, glorious Bikram class.

I love these figures that they have outside the door:


Class was just what the doctor ordered. I’ve been wound up a little tight lately (if you’re a tweep, you know why, but I’ll write about the whole ordeal sometime next week), and nothing like a Bikram class to get out toxins, stress and get a crazy awesome workout in at the same time.

I’m back at my aunt’s casa and am going to shower my stinky face and wake up early for another yoga class- I bought a 10 class package 😀

See ya in the morning <3



Something to think:

Nothing can steal happiness, peace away from you: if anyone does make you angry, you are the loser; if someone can allow you to lose peace, you are the loser

Bikram Choudhury

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  1. Kristina on June 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    wow, yes, THOSE birds are like mini pterodactyls !! craziness. …and is that while alligator thing real??

    how is Water for Elephants in the audio version? I love the book…

    • Fitnessista on June 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      it is real!
      the audio version is great so far 🙂

  2. Julie @ Pickley Pear on June 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Gatorland looks so fun! I like seeing them in captivity as opposed to sunning themselves on the base of a pond on a local golf course… :/ Been there. Talk about scary. Have a great weekend!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on June 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I think I’d be freaked out by Gatorland!

  4. Carly on June 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I love your shirt! Express has some cute stuff : )

  5. BethT on June 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I love Muse. Please tell me you have found more of their music outside of the Twilight soundtracks…pretty please?

    • gina (fitnessista( on June 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      Hahah don’t you fret of course I have

  6. Heather on June 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Did you get the awesome Bikram 10 class pass that was on Groupon a few days ago? I live an hour outside of Orlando and have never taken an actual yoga class (just do DVDs or podcasts, all I can afford) let alone done Bikram, but that was such a good deal that I wanted to. I’ve been to Gatorland multiple times and it terrifies me more and more every time. Especially those creepy white gators.

  7. Karyn on June 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    i think i’d love gatorland. but i <3 dinosaurs. jurassic park has been my favorite book since age 10 haha

  8. Sana on June 11, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Nothing like a little oven action to remind you that you are AWESOME!!!

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

      YOU are awesome 🙂

  9. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on June 11, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    SO glad you were able to sweat out some of the BS you’ve been dealing with!! Enjoy your trip!

  10. Nicci@NiftyEats on June 12, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Gatorland sounds like a fun place!

  11. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess on June 12, 2010 at 1:52 am

    You are a brave woman! Gators terrify me so there’s absolutely no way I could go in there, makes me cringe just thinking about it.

  12. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on June 12, 2010 at 6:09 am

    A 10 pack of Hot Yoga sounds like just what the doctor ordered!

  13. maxinthegym on June 12, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Two Bikram Yoga classes in one day? Crazy girl! But if it’s what you need, it’s what you need 😛

  14. A Teenage Gourmet on June 12, 2010 at 6:51 am

    That alligator is real? Cute. 🙂

  15. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on June 12, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Oh my gosh, I went to Gatorland as a kid and have a picture of my five year old self in a hot pink outfit inside of that giant gator mouth entrance. So funny it’s still there fifteen years later! Hope you enjoy the time with your family!

  16. Ellen on June 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I love yoga, but Bikram scares me. Are you sliding around on your mat from all the sweat? I think I’d really like the way it made me feel if I could just get passed being a sweaty mess! Plus, I hate wearing sleeveless tops and isn’t it pretty much a necessity to be half-naked?!


  17. Paige (Running Around Normal) on June 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Good to know about the Eclipse soundtrack 🙂
    Hope things get a little easier for you soon, hun!

  18. christina cadden on June 12, 2010 at 10:56 am

    looks like fun!

  19. Andrea on June 12, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Gator Land! I went there the first time we went to Florida back when I was 6. I had my picture taken holding a baby gator. They offered to let me hold a boa constrictor too but I passed on that.

  20. Faith @ lovelyascharged on June 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Gatorland and Dinoland both crack me up. Haven’t been in a long time, but I’m taking my students on a field trip to GL (hopefully!) this summer.

    It’s crazy, I LOVE alt.rock, but Muse just irritates me so badly for some reason! One of the only bands I dislike without any concrete idea why!

  21. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on June 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Gators have always made me a little uneasy. The resort my family and I stayed at in Kissimee had gators that would cross the sidewalks!

  22. molly b on June 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    What did you think about Water for Elephants? I was looking at it this morning and thinking about ordering it. So if you have a second, I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

  23. Kate on June 13, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I took Bikram this morning/weekend also! It’s so addicting!!!

  24. crystal on June 14, 2010 at 10:16 am

    You are Sooooooooooooooooooo brave!!! I’m scared to death of gators! I use to have bad dreams when I was younger about gators chasing me haha- carried over to adult life saddly! Yikes!

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